English Title: Slum Online
Japanese Title: スラムオンライン — “Slum Online”
Author: Hiroshi Sakurazaka
Illustrator: toi8 (cover)
Translator: Joseph Reeder
Genre: Sci-fi, Drama, Fantasy
Original Run: 2005
English Run: 2010
Note: For the English edition, Hiroshi Sakurazaka included a short story titled “Bonus Round.” This was included in later Japanese editions of Slum Online as エキストラ・ラウンド (“Extra Round”).
English Publisher: Viz Media (Haikasoru)
Volumes Published in English: 1 (COMPLETE)
Average Price Per Volume: Paperback $13 — Kindle $7 — Nook $8
Synopsis: Etsuro Sakagami is a college freshmen who feels uncomfortable in reality, but when he logs onto the combat MMO Versus Town, he assumes the personality of “Tetsuo,” a karate champ on his way towards becoming the most powerful martial artist around. While his relationship with new classmate Fumiko goes nowhere, he spends his days and nights online in search of the invincible fighter Slasher Jack. Floating in between real and virutal, at last, Etsuro finds himself face to face with his most powerful opponent…
Note: This book does not include illustrations, save for the cover.
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