Category Archives: manga

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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Queen’s Quality 2 by Kyousuke Motomi

Volume 2 proves why it was a good idea to take the originaly QQ Sweeper in a different direction, renaming it Queen’s Quality and changing the premise. Where before it was two kids battling demons who dirty people’s minds, now … Continue reading

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Takane & Hana 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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Record of Grancrest War by Makoto Yotsuba, Ryo Mizuno, Miyū

While I imagine this is getting an English translation due to the popularity of the game/light novel/anime, I have to admit I fail to find the appeal. It’s a generic story told in a generic fantasy setting with really dumb … Continue reading

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Fullmetal Alchemist – Fullmetal Edition 03 by Hiromu Arakawa

With this third volume, the Elric brothers begin to uncover something very rotten within the military – something that ties in directly with Ed’s search for the Philosopher stone. We get a lot more world building and several mysteries deepended. … Continue reading

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