Monthly Archives: August 2018

The Stars Now Unclaimed by Drew Williams

I greatly enjoyed The Stars Now Unclaimed. Author Williams took the familiar dystopian trope and raised it one level – instead of the Earth’s governments collapsing, we have a whole galaxy instantly regressed into various levels of pre-space technology. At … Continue reading

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Lady Mechanika 4 by Joe Benítez, M M Chen

I have read all the Lady Mechanika graphic novels and by this fourth volume, still consider them a guilty pleasure. The art is breathtaking and each page background is so beautifully embellished that it almost makes up for a good … Continue reading

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Takane & Hana 5 by Yuki Shiwasu

I really enjoyed the premise of Takane Hana – our hero being a complete idiot but with redeeming qualities and the more grounded girl who has to put up with him. In a way, it was Boys Over Flowers again … Continue reading

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Record of Grancrest War by Makoto Yotsuba, Ryo Mizuno, Miyū

While I imagine this is getting an English translation due to the popularity of the game/light novel/anime, I have to admit I fail to find the appeal. It’s a generic story told in a generic fantasy setting with really dumb … Continue reading

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Fullmetal Alchemist – Fullmetal Edition 03 by Hiromu Arakawa

With this third volume, the Elric brothers begin to uncover something very rotten within the military – something that ties in directly with Ed’s search for the Philosopher stone. We get a lot more world building and several mysteries deepended. … Continue reading

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Ao Haru Ride by Io Sakisaka

Ao Haru Ride is a gentle slice-of-life high school romance series. It has its own charms and is a very separate animal from titles like Kimi Ni Todoke – perhaps a little less mature but a bit more heartfelt. The … Continue reading

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Bleach 74 by Tite Kubo

I know many long time fans will feel that this ending volume is a bit of a let down – the final battle finished fairly quickly and suddenly rather than having a long drawn out battle at the end (though … Continue reading

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