Beastars Vol 11 Review

It’s finally happening! Volume 11 of Paru Itagaki's Beastars, the official midpoint of the manga, FINALLY features the climactic battle between Legoshi and Tem’s murderer! And boy, do things get coco-nuts! As with my other reviews of the Beastars manga, be warned that this review will contain spoilers for this volume and events that occurred... 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 →

The Apothecary Diaries Vol 1 Review

Based on a novel series by Natsu Hyuuga, The Apothecary Diaries, a seinen manga by Nekokurage and Itsuki Nanao, piqued my interest the moment I read the title and saw the lovely cover image. A period drama about a pharmacist? Sounds good to me! Synopsis: When Maomao is kidnapped and sold to the Imperial palace... Continue Reading →

Beastars Vol 9 Review

So, there are just a few minor developments to discuss in this volume of Paru Itagaki’s Beastars. Let’s see, one of the drama club members gets their arm ripped off, we learn a huge secret about Legoshi’s heritage and the identity of Tem’s murderer is revealed!!! Be aware that this review will contain some spoilers... 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 →

Canis: Dear Mr. Rain Review

Canis: Dear Mr. Rain, by Zakk, is the second title to be released under Fakku’s new BL manga line, Kuma, and I’m delighted to report that this one is a winner! Synopsis: Satoru has gotten himself into a bit of a pickle. He’s a successful hatter and has planned a big event for his store’s... 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 →

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