Category Archives: manga

Takane & Hana 2 by Yuki Shiwase

In many ways, Takane & Hana reminds me of Boys Over Flowers: we have the romantic lead as somewhat of a nitwit and conceited but also surprisingly sweet contrasted against a more grounded but spirited heroine. Granted, Takane & Hana … Continue reading

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Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card 1 by CLAMP

Much of the original CLAMP touch is evident in this sequel to the original Cardcaptor Sakura series; seeing the characters again was a true joy. But this first volume was light on plot and centered more on bringing the characters … Continue reading

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Again!! by Mitsurou Kubo

Again!! features the somewhat overused plot device of people going back in time in order to redo their life in high school. In this case, Imamura and Fujieda – each with a very different perspective on high school life – … Continue reading

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Disney’s The Princess and The Frog Manga by Nao Hidaka

This is a manga version of Disney’s The Princess And The Frog and it follows the animated movie closely. We get some nice discussions from the animators that give a bit more depth to the story as well as some … Continue reading

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Manga Shakespeare Romeo And Juliet by Sonia Leong

I have to admit, I’ve yet to find a manga adaptation of any classic to be worth the time. Somehow, they come off as infantile and overwrought; whether Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Les Miserable, or a Shakespeare play. I … Continue reading

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Psycho Busters 1 by Akinari Nao

It’s very apparent this is from the creator of Get Backers – it’s exuberantly done, with some edginess, and with a set of characters that you instantly want to follow. This first volume barely sets up the premise and we’re … Continue reading

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Trash volume 1 by Sanami Matoh

Trash is an unfinished series by the author of Fake. Taking a cue from Get Backers, we have a motley assortment of characters doing odd jobs. It’s your typical criminals with a heart of gold but the writing is solid … Continue reading

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