When Will Ayumu Make His Move? Vol 1 Review

Soichiro Yamamoto is probably best known in the west as the creator of Teasing Master Takagi-san. I haven't actually read that manga though, so When Will Ayumu Make His Move? is my first introduction to his work. Let's dive into this high school tale of romance, strategy and shogi! Synopsis: Yaotome and Ayumu are the... Continue Reading →

Lil’ Leo Review

Moto Hagio is a hugely influential and award-winning shoujo manga creator who's works have received wide spread acclaim. Her ground-breaking series, like The Poe Clan and The Heart of Thomas, pushed boundaries and explored complex topics, contributing to the expansion in the kinds of stories that were told in shoujo manga that occurred during the... Continue Reading →

Skip and Loafer Vol 1 Review

Misaki Takamatsu's Skip and Loafer is a high school romantic comedy/slice-of-life manga that I decided to pick up because I thought it looked and sounded cute. And, I was right; it's super cute and a ton of fun! Synopsis: Mitsumi has just moved to the city from the country to attend high school, and she's... Continue Reading →

Happy Kanako’s Killer Life Vol 1

Can a story about a professional assassin be endearing? Toshiya Wakabayashi's manga, Happy Kanako's Killer Life, answers that question with a resounding: Yes! Synopsis: Nishino Kanako is sick of being berated and harassed by her boss, so she quits her job at the marketing agency and starts hunting for a new career. She's excited to... Continue Reading →

Devil’s Candy Vol 1 Review

Devil's Candy is an OEL (Original English Language) manga that has a surprisingly long history. Written by Bikkuri and with art by Rem, this title began as a short story that was published by Tokyopop as part of their first ever Rising Stars of Manga Anthology. In fact, it was the grand prize winner of... Continue Reading →

Sadako-san and Sadako-chan Review

Sadako-san and Sadako-chan is a comedy manga starring the ghost from the popular horror franchise, The Ring, and a little girl she intended to curse, but winds up befriending instead. Apparently, this manga by Aya Tsutsumi was created to be a promotional tie-in to the 2019 film, Sadako, which dealt with the aftermath of Sadako's... Continue Reading →

Wonder Cat Kyuu-Chan Vol 1-2 Review

Who’s that dapper littler cat with the bowtie? It’s Kyuu-Chan! A wonderful cat and a wonderful friend. Sasami Nitori’s Wonder Cat Kyuu-chan is a 4-panel manga about a magnificent cat and his beloved owner that’s cute, fluffy and suitable for all-ages. Synopsis: When Hinata finds a cat abandoned in a cardboard box in the park,... Continue Reading →

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