Nightschool: The Weirn Books Series Review

Svetlana Chmakova is one of my favourite Original-English-Language (OEL) manga creators and Nightschool is my favourite of her series. Ever since Nightschool received those lovely, new omnibus editions, I've wanted to write up a review of the series and Halloween seemed like the perfect excuse, so here we go. Synopsis: Weirn are witches who are... Continue Reading →

Heaven’s Design Team Vol 1 Review

Heaven’s Design Team seems like a manga that was custom designed to make me happy. Written by Hebi-Zou & Tsuta Suzuki and drawn by Tarako, this educational series presents information about animals, and all of the fascinating ways in which they are tailored to their environment, through the format of an entertaining workplace procedural. Synopsis:... Continue Reading →

Sazan & Comet Girl Review

Sazan & Comet Girl, by Yuriko Akase, is an action-packed space-opera that features vibrant, full-colour artwork and a diverting story that feels like it was plucked out of a bygone era. Strap on your spacesuits and get ready to blast-off into adventure! Synopsis: Sazan is a bright and idealistic young man who loves outer-space and... Continue Reading →

Cutie and the Beast Vol 1 Review

Cutie and the Beast, by Yuhi Azumi, is a shojo romance manga about a young fan-girl who falls in love with a beefy professional wrestler. Unfortunately, this manga doesn’t seem too interested in really dealing with any of the ethical issues surrounding said relationship. Synopsis: Momoka is a fan of professional wrestling and a special... Continue Reading →

5 Underrated/Forgotten Cat Manga

It's the Thanksgiving long weekend in Canada and I've been cat-sitting my brother's two cats while he and his wife are out of town visiting the in-laws. Looking after these two needy fur-babies got me thinking about all of the great cat manga I've read over the years and I decided to create a list,... Continue Reading →

Ao Haru Ride Series Review

Ao Haru Ride, by Io Sakisaka, is a shojo romance manga that has both impressed and frustrated me as I’ve read it. Since the final volume just recently came out, I’m eager to share all of my thoughts on this series. Synopsis: In middle school, Futaba didn’t like boys and found them to be too... Continue Reading →

Moriarty the Patriot Vol 1 Review

Stories that reimagine the villain as the hero are always intriguing to me, so Moriarty the Patriot, which follows the exploits of Sherlock Holmes' most famous foe, immediately caught my interest. This manga, created by Ryousuke Takeuchi and Hikaru Miyoshi, paints a more complicated picture of the title character then the nefarious lord of criminals... Continue Reading →

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