Monthly Archives: January 2020

Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 3 by GeGe Akutani

I’ve never been much of a horror fan and rarely read manga of that nature. But I also greatly appreciate a unique voice and Gege Akutami brings a spark of something surprisingly original and interesting to the genre. Jujutsu Kaisen … Continue reading

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Prince Freya 1 by Keiko Ishihara

his one hit about every hoary cliche in the medieval historical milieu and had very little to recommend it in terms of originality or uniqueness. We have the bog standard clean peasants who all help each other out and pat … Continue reading

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Blue Flag Volume 1 by Kaito

Since I had never heard of this title, I had very little expectations going in. At first, it felt like a light-hearted slice of life with a bit of angsty romance thrown in. But after finishing the first volume, I … Continue reading

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Not Your Idol by Aoi Makino

Coinciding neatly with the #metoo movement, this is a surprisingly hard hitting look at masculinity and femininity, objectification, and the price of being an idol/famous/fandom. While some topics covered are universal across cultures (dressing sexy does not mean rape is … Continue reading

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World Trigger 20 by Daisuke Ashihara

This remains my favorite currently published series due to the wonderful array of characters throughout. After Ashihara took a year long hiatus (including surgery) in 2018, the series has returned, though this time in a monthly format with slightly longer … Continue reading

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Secret XXX by Meguru Hinohara

There is an amusing contrast here of a manga with a lot of innocent looking fluffy bunnies interspersed with scenes of very graphic (more than usual in this genre) sex. But this slice of life is more melodrama than drama … Continue reading

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Deko-Boko Sugar Days by Atsuko Yusen

Dekoboko is a very sweet and very cute manga using humor and lightheartedness to tell its story. The characters are fun and easy to follow, putting an easy smile on my face and even laughing out loud several times. Synopsis: … Continue reading

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