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The Holy Grail of Eris Vol 1 Review

Hinase Momoyama’s The Holy Grail of Eris is a fantasy manga with plenty of drama, mystery and a supernatural twist. Based on the novels by Kujira Tokiwa, this…

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Nightfall Travelers: Leave Only Footprints Vol 1 Review

Tomohi’s Nightfall Travelers: Leave Only Footprints follows a pair of high school girls as they do some urban exploring after school as part of an assignment. Together they…

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Beastars Vol 18 Review

Here we are at the 18th volume of Paru Itagaki’s Beastars manga, and the plot seems to finally be getting back to the unresolved problem of who will…

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Mizuno and Chayama Review

Mizuno and Chayama, by Yuhta Nishio, is a yuri manga that explores the lives of two high school girls who are isolated and suffering due to the ways…

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A Galaxy Next Door Vol 1 Review

A Galaxy Next Door is a cute new romance manga from Gido Amagakure, the creator of Sweetness and Lightening. This love story between an artist and his assistant…

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Yagi the Bookshop Goat Review

Yagi the Bookshop Goat, by Fumi Furukawa, is a boys love manga staring anthropomorphized animals trying to sort out their feelings for each other while running a bookstore.…

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The Music of Marie Review

The Music of Marie is a science fiction manga that explores a utopian world with a mysterious clockwork goddess whose blessings might disguise hidden truths. This manga was…

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Island in a Puddle Vol 1 Review

Kei Sanbe, the creator of supernatural thrillers such as Erased and For The Kid I Saw In My Dreams, is back with a gripping new manga series. As…

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New Profile Pic!

I’d had that old profile pic for a couple years now and it felt like time for a change. A friend of mine kindly offered to design me…

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Sakamoto Days Vol 1 Review

Sakamoto Days is a manga series that I’ve been really looking forward to checking out. The premise sounded funny and I was anticipating a lot of action and…

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Beastars Vol 17 Review

Our favourite wolf boy just keeps getting more redesigns and thus we have a white Legoshi on this volume’s cover. We’ll get into the reason for his fur…

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The Most Heretical Last Boss Queen: From Villainess To Savior Vol 1 Review

Based on the light novels by Tenichi, the manga adaptation of The Most Heretical Last Boss Queen: From Villainess to Savior by Bunko Matsuura is an exciting isekai…

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The Case Files of Jeweler Richard (manga) Vol 1 Review

The Case Files of Jeweler Richard anime is a favourite show of mine and I’ve been craving more ever since watching the finale. Since there’s been no news…

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Sheepily Horned Witch Romi Vol 1 Review

An unconventional manga that’s part teen comedy, part quirky supernatural adventure, Sheepily Horned Witch Romi is a manga you won’t want to miss! Created by Yoichi Abe, this…

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More Yuri Manga Mini Reviews

A lot of fun new yuri titles have been released in the last few months, much to my delight. I’m always ready to fall in love with a…

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Beastars Vol 16 Review

I’m getting behind in my reviews. Here I am, finally posting my review of volume sixteen of Beastars, and volume seventeen is already out! It’s about time I…

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Alice in Borderland Vol 1 Review

I’m not a big horror person, but the idea behind Haro Aso’s manga series, Alice in Borderland, sounded interesting enough that I decided to give it a try…

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Ima Koi: Now I’m In Love Vol 1 Review

Ima Koi: Now I’m in Love is written/drawn by Ayuko Hatta, the creator of the Wolf Girl and Black Prince manga. While that series has yet to be…

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The Abandoned Empress Vol 1 Review

Can I just gush a bit over how gorgeous this cover is? Not only is the illustration lovely, but the rose detailing on the corners is printed in…

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I’m Looking For Serious Love! Review

A naïve country boy and playboy city slicker meet, clash and fall in love in Shoko Rakuta’s sexy boys love romp, I’m Looking For Serious Love. Synopsis: Kyouhei…

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5 Seconds Before a Witch Falls in Love Review

5 Seconds Before a Witch Falls in Love is a silly yuri romance manga by Zeniko Sumiya and it’s a release that I’ve been greatly anticipating. The enemies-to-lovers…

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The Country Without Humans Vol 1 Review

Iwatobineko’s science fiction manga series, The Country Without Humans, is an interesting read. The story is both exciting and rather melancholy, as the main characters struggle to discover…

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Lovesick Ellie Vol 1-2 Review

Lovesick Ellie was originally released in English digitally as a part of Kodansha’s digital-first initiative. Fujimomo’s romantic comedy about a girl who’s caught up in horny dayd…

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The Girl I Want is So Handsome: The Complete Manga Collection Review

I’ve managed to drag myself away from my Nintendo Switch and the newest Pokemon game long enough to sit down and get some blogging done. So, before I…

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The Dragon Knight’s Beloved Vol 1 Review

Based on the novels by Asagi Orikawa, The Dragon Knight’s Beloved follows the adventures of a young woman who loves dragons. In fact, she loves them so much…

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Manga Mini Reviews: BL Edition Take 2

My ‘Manga To Buy’ list has been steadily growing, my ‘To Read’ pile has been ballooning and I’ve once again fallen behind with writing reviews for the new…

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Daily Report About My Witch Senpai Vol 1 Review

Maka Mochida’s Daily Report About My Witch Senpai puts a bit of a fantasy twist on your classic office romance. But even though the leading lady of this…

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Failure to Launch Tag Post

Ever wonder what would happen if your favourite hero decided not to bother answering the call to action and went and had a nap instead? Well, this tag…

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A Tale of the Secret Saint Vol 1 Review

Adapted from the novel series of the same name by Touya, Mahito Aobe’s A Tale of the Secret Saint is a charming fantasy manga about a girl with…

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Akira Toriyama’s Manga Theater Review

As a Dragon Ball fan, I’m always excited whenever something by Akira Toriyama in licensed in english. For such an influential creator, he doesn’t actually have that many…

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Who Wants to Marry a Billionaire? Vol 1 Review

Given that it’s the start of the new year, I thought now might be a good time to try something a bit outside my typical manga comfort zone.…

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My Top 10 Most Anticipated Manga of 2022

Happy New Year Everyone! Earlier this week I made a post listing the manga I enjoyed most in 2021. Now it’s time to look ahead and discuss some…

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My Top 10 Manga of 2021

While 2021 was a challenging year in many respects, thanks to the ongoing COVID pandemic, it’s hard to claim that it wasn’t a great year for manga in…

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The Savior’s Book Café Story in Another World Vol 1 Review

So, a god offers you anything you want as a reward for going to another world to act as its savior. What do you ask for? Good looks?…

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Persephone: Hades’ Torment Review

Persephone: Hades’ Torment is the third title to be published as part of Seven Seas Entertainment’s partnership with Hiveworks, and it’s my favourite comic they’ve released …

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New Pokemon Snap Review

I have three nephews and, ever since the eldest of them was born, I have also had a mission. A mission to get them to like pokemon. The…

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Beastars Vol 15 Review

Our newest villain graces the cover of this volume and makes quite an impression in it’s the pages, as he runs circles around Legoshi in this installment of…

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Reign of the Seven Spell Blades (manga) Vol 1 Review

When I first started reading Reign of the Seven Spellblades, a manga adaptation of the light novel series by Bokuto Uno, I had this nagging feeling that I…

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Sayonara Game Review

Sayonara Game, by Yuu Minaduki, is a BL manga that follows the romance of a pair of former baseball teammates who are reunited several years after graduating high…

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Vampire Dormitory Vol 1 Review

Ah, vampires. A tried and true romance staple. Ema Toyama’s Vampire Dormitory combines these seductive creatures with some good ol’ gender-bending hijinks, creating a drama-filled roman…

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Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End Vol 1 Review

Have you ever wondered what exactly happens to the heroes after they complete their quest and save the world? Or how those mystical elf characters in fantasy stories…

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The Exo-Drive Reincarnation Games Vol 1 Review

With it’s unnecessarily lengthy title, The Exo-Drive Reincarnation Games: All-Japan Isekai Battle Tournament is poking fun of isekai manga and light-novel tropes right out of the gate. Writte…

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Sleepless Domain Vol 1 Review

Sleepless Domain is a fantasy web comic by Mary Cagle that Seven Seas Entertainment is publishing in print as part of their partnership with Hiveworks. This is the…

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I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss (manga) Vol 1 Review

As loyal readers of this blog may already be aware, I’m a big fan of that particular flavor of isekai manga where the protagonist is reincarnated as the…

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Manga Mini Reviews: Spooky Halloween Edition

It’s almost Halloween and I wanted to get into the spirit of the the season by reviewing some manga and comics of a spooky nature. I say spooky,…

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The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting Vol 1 Review

I almost missed this title entirely. I’m not sure when Kaiten Books was established, but I hadn’t heard of them or this series before I saw people posting…

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Beastars Vol 14 Review

There’s a lot to discuss in this volume of Paru Itagaki’s Beastars. A dramatic meeting with Yahya! An emotional reunion between Haru and Legoshi! And the reveal of…

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My Love Mix-Up! Vol 1 Review

Written by Wataru Hinekure and with art by Aruko, My Love Mix-Up! is a cute boys love manga about a series of mistakes that might just lead two…

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Hello World The Manga Review

Hello World The Manga, by Manatsu Suzuki and Yoshihiro Sono, is a sci-fi adventure story about a withdrawn boy who discovers that he’ll need to come out of…

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Life of Melody Review

Life of Melody, by Mari Costa, is a LGBT romance/fantasy comic that was published physically as a part of Seven Seas Entertainment’s partnership with Hiveworks. I’ve been looking…

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