Haven't picked it up yet but looks good.
I generally don't like the over the top usually-the-same robots/weird pets from the future plots of Manga, but last year I got into Oishinbo which is a manga about Japanese food, which has a decent story and incredible real detail about food. This one has a different base theme as well.
SciFi blog io9.com has a write up :http://io9.com/5453036/nerd-rage-and-tabletop-gamer-love-in-king-of-rpgs
"King of RPGs (Del Rey) is a manga-style graphic novel that brings us deep into the monster-riddled lives of four college freshmen - gentle anime fan Mike, aspiring fantasy writer Jen, maniacal RPG game master Theo, and schizophrenic ex-videogame addict Shesh. They meet one evening when Theo is trying to attract people to his game, but they quickly discover that this nerdy little GM is on an incredible quest to find the greatest gamer in the world. That gamer turns out to be Shesh, whose schizophrenia allows him to get so far into role-playing that he can outsmart any gaming scenario - and smash the shit out of anybody who gets in his way." ....
.... "By far the more interesting conflict in the story is between Theo and an evil gamer named Gavin who prefers card-based games like Magic: The Gathering. The evil gamer regards games as just a way to "sell product," and he has a brisk business selling rare cards online to hordes of junior high kids who are obsessed with expensive collectibles." ....
Local Japanese store Sakura Media got it in so will check it out soon. Anyone else read it ?
If I still played PnP RPGs I would probably give this a look.
Highly recommended. Anyone else read it ? Its number one selling manga on amazon so must be a few others out there.
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