OEL/International Manga Reviews

Dramacon Ultimate Edition Review

Dramacon was one of the most successful of Tokyopop’s Original-English-Language (OEL) manga titles, but, despite being a fan of the creators more recent works, I had never read this series. So, when I spotted this 3-in-1 Ultimate Edition in my local comic book shop, I snatched it up so I could finally see how one… Continue Reading →

Star Collector Series Review

Star Collector was originally published by Tokyopop Germany and has now been brought to North America by Tokypop as part of their International Women of Manga initiative. With appealing art and an entertaining story that’s full of drama and romance, this is a great series for fans of Boys Love manga. Synopsis: Fynn is a… Continue Reading →


RoadQueen: Eternal Roadtrip to Love Review

RoadQueen: Eternal Roadtrip to Love by Mira Ong Chua, is a romantic comedy featuring two badass babes in a heated competition where hearts, and a very special motorcycle, are on the line. This edition collects the comics Girlfriend of the World and its sequel, Eternal Roadtrip to Love, and includes colour pages and a bonus… Continue Reading →

Beyond the Clouds Vol 1 Review

Beyond the Clouds: The Girl Who Fell From the Sky is a manga-style, fantasy comic by Nicke which was originally published in France. I was drawn to the comic’s steam-punk aesthetic, beautiful cover art and the promise of a fairy tale-like story and decided to give it a try. So, did this tale of magic… Continue Reading →


The Weirn Books: Be Wary of the Silent Woods Vol 1 Review

I’m so pleased to see Svetlana Chmakova returning the world of The Weirn Books in this new series. I really enjoyed Nightschool and, while this isn’t a direct sequel, it’s great to see those adorable astrals getting up to mischief again! Synopsis: Weirns are witches who are born bonded to an astral, an powerful spirit… Continue Reading →

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 →


Fangirl (manga) Vol 1 Review

I’ve been aware of Fangirl, a popular novel by Rainbow Rowell, for quite some time but, despite being more then a little interested in it, I never got around to reading it. Then Viz Media announced that they were releasing an OEL manga version, adapted by Sam Maggs and illustrated by Gabi Nam, and I… Continue Reading →

Alter Ego Review

Alter Ego is a yuri romance, by Ana C. Sánchez, that’s been released by Tokyopop, as a part of their International Women of Manga line. Dealing with themes of friendship, unrequited passion and the nature of desire vs. love, Alter Ego is a fun twist on the classic love-triangle set-up, where the two “rivals” end… Continue Reading →

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