Category Archives: manga

Miss Winthrope’s Elopment by by Christine Merrill, Riho Sachimi

It’s interesting how different a manga adaptation can be from a book.  In Christine Merrill’s original version, we have a much kinkier, more amusing, and much darker Regency Romance.  Mangaka Sachimi, however, makes everything lighter and fluffier, a carefree and … Continue reading

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The Promised Neverland Volume 9 by Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu

With volume 9, we get a second pivotal book in the series. The first milestone was the children escaping from the orphanage. This book is a big reveal about William Minerva and sets a new arc up in the near … Continue reading

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Star Collector by Sophie Schönhammer, Anna Backhausen

While the illustration work is decent in Star Collector, the storytelling feels not much better than a hastily written fan fiction. The pacing is very off, the story rushed, characterization unnatural and inconsistent, and it is a very hard story … Continue reading

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Gangsta Volume 8 by Kohske

Rich, nuanced, visually stunning, visceral, and heartbreaking, Gangsta continues its reign of pathos and brutality with this volume 8, a return to the story after a 2 year break by author Kohske. In this book, the all out war of … Continue reading

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Skip Beat 42 by Yoshiki Nakamura

With Volume 42, Kyoko is dealing with the consequences of recognizing she has fallen for Ren – and letting it affect her audition for her new role as a ninja assassin. There are plenty of fun scenes, of course, even … Continue reading

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Candy Color Paradox by Isaku Natsume

Candy Color Paradox is one of the rare ones of its genre in that it does provide a story beyond the romance of the characters. The plot isn’t deep – it’s about investigative journalists, the cases they take on, and … Continue reading

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Fullmetal Alchemist Fullmetal Edition V0l 4 by Hiromu Arakawa

This has always been a series that really shows the potential of manga: beautiful illustration work, plenty of action, great characterizations, an overarching mystery, and just a lot of heart. This fourth volume includes a lot of what we were … Continue reading

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