I love Splatoon books even if I'm not a player of the game. Well, I really can't wait to read this humorously written, yet touching series more, and dive into the complexities of both Goggles and the other characters' lives. I really do recommend this series because it is full of passion and poignancy, despite the fact it is in fact manga!! I MUST read all twelve stories!The book series is all tied together, so they all end and start into each other. Introduces a new character, Eight, an Octoling that has lost all memories of past life. Now, he, Goggles, Specs, Rider, Bobble Hat, and Headphones need to find the four 'thangs' that put together will lead them back to home...supposedly. Throughout the story, friendship, persistence, hardworking, and never giving up are essential bits and pieces that make up Eight and his friends personalities. And, finally, Eight goes to the land of the Inklings, where he can now play turf war!! My favorite book in the series! Now in my opinion I believe that some characters like Eight, Emperor, and Emperor's team truly did add on to the series positively. Eight is an individual and is different and proud of it, and a character mentioned extensively. Emperor and his team are mentioned extensively as well and are originally enemies in the Square King Cup but turn to be allies.This really, truly, honestly deserves five stars because of every character, except, personally Vintage did not really add on much to the series, though he was important. The S4 are the basis of all important characters, so, of course they are very important.