Category Archives: manga

Finder Deluxe Edition Volume 1 by Ayano Yamane

With Finder Deluxe Edition, you get a couple of chapters of the main story and then some side stories. The common theme is nonconsental sex – and that’s pretty much it. The artwork is serviceable, if a bit dated, but … Continue reading

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Golden Kamuy 1 by Satoru Noda

Golden Kamuy is a more adult take on historical events of the early 20th century in Northern Japan – specifically Hokkaido. Using a milieu very little told/known, it is the story of the survivors of the Russo-Japan war (1904-1905) as … Continue reading

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After Hours Volume 1 by Yuhta Nishio

After Hours is a slice of life manga that isn’t interested in going places so much as exploring where people are at the moment. We have the very typical naive and ‘normal’ main character who finds a wild and crazy … Continue reading

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The Water Dragon’s Bride by Rei Toma

Those who like Rei Toma’s other series, Dawn of the Arcana, will find many of the same themes here. Oppression, adults preying on children, helplessness, moments of kindness, ambivalence, pain, and callous torment/despair. Indeed, the overall theme here in this … Continue reading

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The Demon Prince of Momochi House Volume 8 by Aya Shouoto

This was quite a thrilling volume – I could barely turn the pages fast enough as we are given a fascinating glimpse of Aoi’s past. Kasha, Nachi, Ise, and the Nue are all prominent as Himari is sent on a … Continue reading

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Requiem Of The Rose King Volume 6 by Aya Kanno

With volume 6, we come to the events of the Battle of Barnet. Kanno captures the chaos of the early morning foggy rout, the confusion and false cries of traitors, and how the Lancastrians often ended up killing their own … Continue reading

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Maid Sama 2-In-1 Volume 8

After 16 volumes, you’d think Fujiwara would have plumbed the depths already and come up empty. But 15 and 16 were a surprise as both Usui and Misaki have to deal with the ghosts of their pasts. There are, of … Continue reading

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