Frank Inglese writes:
Sex sells! It’s a simple truth of this world. In fact, there’s an entire industry that proves it and it’s featured in, surprisingly enough, almost all facets of pop culture. Specifically; crime stories. Every good gangster-type story has three main staples: Guns, suits and beautiful women. Unfortunately, most of the men who write these types of stories forget that the ladies are just as important as characters than the men. This is why, most of the time, the story will focus only on the male characters and not so much the women. “Gangsta”, though, is very much different.
The Manga takes what we’ve been taught about the life of a Mobster and flips it on its head: For once, the men and women are on an even keel. This means both genders can own their own brothel BUT both can be gunned down violently by an enemy family. It seems as though volume four, above the three that came before it, makes the audience well aware of the fact that women in the world of “Gangsta” play just as big a role as the men with a majority of the book being based around former prostitute and current secretary to the “Handymen” Alex Benedetto who has one of the more rich backstories and a playful yet fragile personality that seems all too real for a piece of fiction.
Thanks to Madman Entertainment I’ve been given the chance to, once again, review another volume of the popular “Gangsta” Manga which, so far, has only gotten better and better as I read.