Thoughts on Splatoon Volume 13

Sheldon’s adventure continues in the thirteenth volume of Sankichi Hinodeya’s Splatoon manga, with a trial of wisdom awaiting Goggles. Following that, it is time for the Final Splatfest.

Splatoon Volume 13

Front cover of the thirteenth volume of the Splatoon manga, featuring Goggles and Sheldon

The search for the hidden treasure of Sheldon’s grandfather continues. To complete their quest, Goggles will have to defeat the diabolical Eye of Justice, who is proving to be a wily and worthy foe! Can Goggles defeat the Eye of Justice, unlock the secret of Ammoses Shellendorf’s treasure and advance to the Final Splatfest?!

Why does it make it sound like the Final Splatfest is dependent upon Goggles passing the trial? It’s a separate event that will happen regardless of how the Sheldon’s Adventure arc will go. And with the final trial being the trial of wisdom, things don’t exactly look too bright for Goggles. Or at least, that’s what you’d think, but Goggles remains as unpredictable as ever, and even can bring his opponent to the same level.
If nothing else, the Sheldon’s Adventure arc does bring in a handful of new characters to the story. Just in time for them to participate in the Final Splatfest, where it is Chaos vs. Order. Given a choice, I’d side with Chaos – although I do have both the Chaos and Order t-shirts from that event.

What makes the Final Splatfest arc particularly fun is that we get mix and match teams. Everyone has their own preference for which side to choose – even Goggles’ own Team Blue ends up splitting up for the duration of the Splatfest.
With the theme of Chaos vs. Order, we get chaotic teams, and teams bound by order. In one case, though, it seems like order might not be the wisest choice. Chaos just looks more fun, and it’ll come as no surprise to learn that Goggles chooses to side with Chaos, too.

Although the teams may be mixed up, it is pretty much business as usual for the Splatoon manga once the Final Splatfest is underway. The matches are all typical Turf Wars, although there is a healthy does of goofiness that finds its way in.

Not much else to say, besides that this is more Splatoon manga. Not exactly treading new ground, but there’s nothing wrong with something familiar.

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