Category Archives: urban fantasy

Bobby Sky: Boy Band or Die by Joe Shine

Joe Shine’s previous book, I Become Shadow, was a favorite of several of us in our reading group. Fun, snarky, and full of action, it was a book you couldn’t help but love. Sure, there were some suspension of disbelief … 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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Shrine of the Morning Mist Volume 1 by Hiroki Ugawa

While reading this, I couldn’t help but feel someone had taken the premise of Ranma 1/2 (1 boy and 3 sisters), removed all the humor and personality, and tried to create a Miyazaki romance out of it. In this case, … Continue reading

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Eerie Queerie Volume 2 by Shuri Shiozu

Eerie Queerie takes place in one of those unique manga-only worlds where every guy is constantly attracted to every other guy. Rivals abound and no guy is safe from the adoration bug. It gets a bit old as does yet … Continue reading

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Eerie Queerie by Shuri Shiozu

Eerie Queerie has its charm but reading this now in 2019, it does feel very dated. The translation is a bit rough, the typesetting/fonts/lettering very poorly done, and the art is very rough and unsophisticated. It’s a cute story but … Continue reading

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Red River Volume 2 by Chie Shinohara

With 28 volumes to its catalogue, Red River did charm many in the mid to late 1990s. The exotic location of the ancient Hittite empire and a spunky heroine had their own charm. But now in 2018, this can feel … Continue reading

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Red River Volume 3 by Chie Shinohara

With Volume 3, it is clear our heroine Yuri is going to be spending a lot of time in the Hittite empire before she will be able to return home.  In this volume she becomes embroiled in a war, is … Continue reading

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