Category Archives: manga

Queen’s Quality 6 by motomi Kyousuke

I am so glad that Motomi took her story away from “here’s how to clean your house” and toward a more interesting urban fantasy. The series got off to a rocky start and it was clear the theme wasn’t working … Continue reading

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Ao Haru Ride 2 by Io Sakisaka

In this second book of Sakisaka’s slice-of-life feel good series our two protagonists get to know each other a bit better while we also get introduced to the main side characters. While there is nothing new here, Ao Haru Ride … Continue reading

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Blissful Land 1 by Ichimon Izumi

Blissful Land is a gentle slice-of-life manga set in 18th century Tibet. It features the usual slice-of-life ingredients: sweet main characters, a community/village of gentle souls supporting them, and the dealings with every day life. Yes, it is idealized; but … Continue reading

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The Promised Neverland By Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu

The Promised Neverland is a bit of a different animal than most fantasy/sci fi Shounen manga: instead of endless powerups or random events, the story is about slowly but surely uncovering the truth about the world from which the kids … Continue reading

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Ooku 14 by Fumi Yoshinaga

This continues to be one of the best manga out there in terms of nuance, writing, artwork, and subject. For those who haven’t picked this up, the manga is an alternate history of Japan in which the rulers were women … Continue reading

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Hana and Takane Volume 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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Requiem of the Rose King 9 by Aya Kanno

Aya Kanno continues Shakespeare’s version of Richard IIIs life and stays fairly close to that version. In this volume, we have Richard, Duke of Gloucester, still broken over the death of Henry and single-minded in his drive to protect the … Continue reading

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