Category Archives: manga

Blue Flag 3 by Kaito

Those looking for an example of storytelling meeting illustration perfection will find it all here in the Blue Flag series. From emotive panels to subtle illustrations and dialogue, this manga remains consistent from the first volume to the end of … Continue reading

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Fushigi Yuugi Byakko Senki by Yuu Watase

For those who have read the Fushigi Yuugi series in the past, you know that there are four gods in Chinese tradition that correspond to the NSEW compass points: Suzaku, Seiryu, Genbu, and Byakko. With the first Fushigi Yuugi series … Continue reading

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Hell’s Paradise Jigokuraku by Yuji Kaku

This series continues to impress – creepy, atmospheric, strong characterizations, and a story that you really don’t know where it will go. Although the focus on the first book was the pairing of Gabimaru and Sagiri, we are also given … Continue reading

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Love Me, Love Me Not by Io Sakisaka

Volume 2 introduces the last part of the quadrangle (Inui) and now sets up the scene for the rest of the series. You have step brother and sister, sister’s best friend, and then another male friend. Step brother loves sister, … Continue reading

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Maison Ikkoku 1 by Rumiko Takahashi

Rumiko Takahashi’s second foray into a long-running series (after Urusei Yatsura) is a wonderful and amusing adult-oriented story about a group of oddballs at an apartment house. Although written in 1980 (and with some very 1970s funky looks going on … Continue reading

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Queen’s Quality 9 by Kyousuke Motomi

With this volume 9, we complete the first arc of the series. The series got off to a rocky start, changing direction and name along the way. But it seems like Motomi has a good idea of where she wants … Continue reading

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How Do We Relationship Volume 1 by Tamifull

A lot of the problem I had with this manga was explained at the end by the author: Tamifull wanted to do a story about what happens after the protagonists get together and to explore the issues that result at … Continue reading

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