Gangsta: Volume 6 manga review
By Leroy Douresseaux
May 16, 2015 - 20:48

Viz Media
Writer(s): Kohske, Katherine Schilling
Penciller(s): Kohske
Letterer(s): Eric Erbes
ISBN: 978-1-4215-7906-1
$12.99 U.S., $14.99 CAN, £8.99 U.K., 194pp, B&W, paperback
Rating: M (Mature)

Gangsta Volume 6 cover image is courtesy of

Follow me on Twitter.

Rated “M” for “Mature”

Ergastulum is a tough city because it is filled with mafia types, petty thieves, and everything in between.  The law of violence takes precedence over the rule of law.  Thirty-four-year-old Nicolas “Nic” Brown and 35-year-old Worick Arcangelo are “Handymen.”  They are the guys who take care of the jobs no one else will handle – from mundane deliveries to extrajudicial killings.

As Gangsta, Vol. 6 (Chapters 29 to 34) opens, those who were killed during the Hunters and the Destroyers' (a group of Hunters) rampage through the Twilight community are buried.  Galahad Woehner watches a video recording of a message from Doug, one of the Twilights who lost his life.  Erica and Mikhail (“the Brat”) still stalk the city leaving a trail of dead Twilights in their wake.

Nicolas, a Twilight, decides to hunt the two, and he seeks Dr. Theo's help to obtain something that will make him stronger, but at a terrible cost.  Delico and Yang follow Nicolas because Erica is Delico's long-lost sister.  They will find more surprises than simple family relations.

THE LOWDOWN:  The Gangsta manga continues its own violent and noisy rampage through its readers' imaginations.  As with precious volumes, Gangsta Volume 6 offers flashbacks, but this time, the sword-swinging duel between Nicolas and Erica takes center state.  Gangsta does not always offer more of the same; still, that same is quite good to readers of seinen slashing.

At this point, with more big reveals, I do wonder about the direction and duration of this series.  I hope that it ends with satisfying violence rather than with a sudden, jarring end like Jormungand.

POSSIBLE AUDIENCE:  Readers looking for stylish violence will want the VIZ Signature title, Gangsta.

Rating: A-/10

Related Articles:
Gangsta: Cursed Volume 5 manga review
Gangsta: Volume 8 manga review
Gangsta: Cursed Volume 3 manga review
Gangsta: Cursed Volume 2 manga review
VIZ Media Announces "Gangsta: Cursed"
Gangsta: Volume 7 manga review
Gangsta: Volume 6 manga review
Gangsta: Volume 5 manga review
Gangsta: Volume 4 manga review
Gangsta: Volume 3 manga review