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Junk Force (ジャンクフォース Janku Fōsu?) is a Japanese manga written by Hideki Kakinuma and illustrated by Yusuke Tsurugi with character designs by Eeji Komatsu. It was serialised in Dengeki Comic Gao!. The manga was licensed in English by ComicsOne before the license was transferred to DrMaster.[1]

Manga

The manga was released by MediaWorks between July 2003 and December 22, 2005. The English release of the manga released the first of three bound volumes on April 5, 2005.

Volume listing

<tr ><th rowspan="2" style="width: 4%;">No.</th><th colspan="2">Japanese</th><th colspan="2">English</th></th></tr><tr style="border-bottom: 3px solid #CCF"><th style="width: 24%;">Release date</th><th style="width: 24%;">ISBN</th><th style="width: 24%;">Release date</th><th style="width: 24%;">ISBN</th></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol1">1</td></td><td> 27 February, 2003[2]</td><td>ISBN 978-4-84-022332-4</td><td>1 February 2004[3]</td><td>ISBN 978-1-58-899364-9</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol2">2</td></td><td> 27 August, 2003[4]</td><td>ISBN 978-4-84-022465-9</td><td>—</td><td>ISBN 978-1-58-899365-6</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol3">3</td></td><td> 27 February 2004[5]</td><td>ISBN 978-4-84-022625-7</td><td>—</td><td>ISBN 978-1-58-899366-3</td></tr> </table>

Novel

The manga has been adapted into 5 novels, all written by Hideki Kakinuma and illustrated by Eeji Komatsu. The first three volumes were published in English by DrMaster.

<tr ><th rowspan="2" style="width: 4%;">No.</th><th colspan="2">Japanese</th><th colspan="2">English</th></th></tr><tr style="border-bottom: 3px solid #CCF"><th style="width: 24%;">Release date</th><th style="width: 24%;">ISBN</th><th style="width: 24%;">Release date</th><th style="width: 24%;">ISBN</th></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol1">1</td></td><td> July 2003[6]</td><td>ISBN 978-4-84-010812-6</td><td>May 15, 2005[7]</td><td>ISBN 978-1-58-899312-0</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol2">2</td></td><td> January 2004[8]</td><td>ISBN 978-4-84-011024-2</td><td>September 19, 2005[9]</td><td>ISBN 978-1-59-796111-0</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol3">3</td></td><td> April 2004[10]</td><td>ISBN 978-4-84-011072-3</td><td>January 2, 2006[11]</td><td>ISBN 978-1-59-796019-9</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol4">4</td></td><td> October 2004[12]</td><td>ISBN 978-4-84-011157-7</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol5">5</td></td><td> December 22, 2005[13]</td><td>ISBN 978-4-84-011430-1</td></tr> </table>

Reception

Mania.com's Eduardo M. Chavez commends the manga on character design and the translation of sound effects.[14]

Theron Martin at Anime News Network commends the novel for "good extrapolation of future military tech" but criticises it for the author's "unsophisticated writing style".[15] Mania.com's Mike Dungan criticises the poor translation done by DrMaster. However, he commends the author for putting "mecha-fanservice" into the novel.[16]

References

  1. "ComicsOne announces Junk Force". Anime News Network. 2003-10-22. Retrieved 2009-02-21. 
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  7. "Junk Force Novel Volume 1 (v. 1) (Paperback)". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2009-02-21. 
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  9. "Junk Force Novel Volume 2 (v. 2) (Paperback)". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2009-02-21. 
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  11. "Junk Force Novel Volume 3 (v. 3) (Paperback)". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2009-02-21. 
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  14. Chavez, Eduardo M. (December 24, 2004). "Junk Force Vol. #01". Mania.com. Retrieved 2009-02-21. 
  15. Martin, Theron (June 8, 2006). "Junk Force Novel 3". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2009-02-21. 
  16. Dungan, Mike (June 16, 2006). "Junk Force (novel) Vol. #02". Mania.com. Retrieved 2009-02-21. 

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