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A School Frozen in Time Vol 1 Review

A School Frozen in Time is a mystery/psychological thriller manga with a bit of a supernatural twist. Written by Mizuki Tsukimura and with art by Naoshi Arakawa, of…

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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…

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Dear NOMAN Vol 1 Review

I’m a fan of a good supernatural manga and I’m also always on the lookout for exciting new yuri titles. So it’s a joy to find a series…

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Katakoi Lamp Review

Tokyopop continues its streak of releasing cute and fun BL titles that I thoroughly enjoy. Written and illustrated by Kyohei Azumi, Katakoi Lamp is a fluffy little romance…

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Magical Angel Creamy Mami and the Spoiled Princess Vol 1 Review

Magical Angel Creamy Mami is a famous magical-girl franchise from the 80’s which follows the adventures of Yū, a young girl who’s granted the use of a magic…

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Golden Japanesque: A Splendid Yokohama Romance Vol 1 Review

Golden Japanesque: A Splendid Yokohama Romance, by Kaho Miyasaka, is a shojo romance that takes place during the Meiji era, a period in Japan’s history characterized by great…

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Penguin Gentlemen Review

I saw someone I follow on Instagram describe Kishi Ueno’s manga, Penguin Gentlemen, as a delightful book of “penguinology”, and I immediately knew that I had to buy…

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Beast Complex Review

Beast Complex, is an early work by Paru Itagaki and a precursor to the popular manga series, Beastars. It’s set in the same world of anthropomorphized animals as…

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Manga Mini Reviews (The Cat Proposed & MADK Vol 1)

The Cat Proposed Souta Matoi is at the end of his rope. He’s over-worked, exhausted and feels like his life is empty. On the way home from work…

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I Cannot Reach You Vol 1 Review

Ready for some will-they-or-won’t-they hijinks between a pair of childhood best friends? How about some misunderstood confessions and willful ignorance of the other parties’ intentions? Then look n…

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Beastars Vol 10 Review

We’re gearing up for a big showdown in this volume of Beastars! Will Legoshi be able to defeat the murderer in a head on fight? Well, we don’t…

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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…

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The Rainbow Connection! Tagging Stories With Colour Challenge

I really need to get caught up on my tag posts! The Tagging Stories with Colour Challenge is a bright, shiny, new tag, and one of the cuter…

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The Day I Was Forced to Marry God & The Day I Divorced God Review

The Day I Was Forced to Marry God and The Day I Divorced God are autobiographical manga, by Tamosan, which chronicle her experiences with joining the Jehovah’s Witnesses,…

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Spiritfarer Review

I was introduced to Spiritfarer by my brother, who purchased the game for me because he wanted to have someone to talk to about it. Playing this game…

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The King’s Beast Vol 1 Review

Rei Toma is a mangaka whose works I’ve all loved and I’ve been really looking forward to her newest series, The King’s Beast, which is set in the…

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Sasaki and Miyano Vol 1 Review

Well, this has got to be the most adorable Boys Love manga I’ve read in a good long while! Shou Harusono’s Sasaki and Miyano was originally self-published on…

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How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom (manga) Omnibus Vol 1 Review

Based on an isekai light-novel series by Dojyomaru, this manga adaptation of How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom by Satoshi Ueda, initially drew me in with its…

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Mama Akuma Vol 1 Review

Mama Akuma, by Kuzushiro, is a series that I decided to pickup simply because the cover looked cute and this turned out to be an example of a…

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Mint Chocolate Vol 1 Review

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, so it seemed like the perfect time to do a review of a new, romance manga! As an added bonus, Mami Orikasa’s shojo series,…

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The Peer Tag – Let’s Talk About #peerpressure

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these tag posts, so a hearty thank you to y0uc4n7kn0w for tagging me! The pressures we experience as bloggers…

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The Dark History of the Reincarnated Villainess Vol 1 Review

The Dark History of the Reincarnated Villainess is a shojo isekai manga by Akiharu Touka and it’s one of the series that I’ve been most looking forward to…

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The Vampire and His Pleasant Companions Vol 1 Review

Long time manga readers might remember an older shojo series by the name of Baby & Me, which was about a young boy trying to be a good…

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Cheat(er) Code Review

I had a bit of an embarrassing moment in the bookstore when I picked this up off the shelf and flipped it open to a random page where…

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The Demon Girl Next Door Vol 1 Review

Izumo Ito’s 4-panel manga, The Demon Girl Next Door, is a whimsical comedy about a clumsy and cute demon and her nemesis: a retired magical-girl who seems more…

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Henchgirl: Expanded Edition Review

I’m new to Henchgirl, but I’ve enjoyed Kristen Gudsnuk’s all-ages graphic novel series, Making Friends, and I was interested in checking out some of her other work. This…

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Manga Series I Wish Would Get an Omnibus Release

Have you ever got excited about reading a manga series and then discovered that it’s like, 50 volumes long or super old and hard to find now? When…

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A White Rose in Bloom Vol 1 Review

If the cover art for A White Rose in Bloom has a familiar feel to it, that’s because this manga is by Asumiko Nakamura – the creator of…

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Strawberry Fields Once Again Vol 1 Review

Strawberry Fields Once Again, by Kazura Kinosaki, is a yuri romance manga with a bit of a sci-fi twist. Get ready for some time-travel shenanigans in this sweet…

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Makeup is Not (Just) Magic: A Manga Guide to Cosmetics and Skin Care Review

Most days, I don’t wear much makeup; usually I just stick with some foundation and a bit of tinted lip gloss. While I do enjoy getting all gussied-up…

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The God & the Flightless Messenger Review

It’s a brand new year, and what better way to kick off 2021 then with reviewing some boys love manga! Hagi isn’t a mangaka who’s work I’m very…

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My Top 10 Most Anticipated Manga of 2021

After looking back over my favourite new manga releases of 2020 last week, it’s time to look ahead to the new year. There’s a lot of exciting new…

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Days of Love at Seagull Villa Vol 1 Review

Days of Love at Seagull Villa, by Kodama Naoko, is a yuri romance manga about a shy city-girl and an outgoing country-gal overcoming their differences and their inner-turmoil…

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My Top 10 Manga of 2020

2020 is almost over, and what a year it’s been! With all of the stress and uncertainty that this year has brought, I’m more grateful then ever to…

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Mob Psycho 100: Reigen Review

You know him; you love him; he’s everyone’s favourite con-artist: Master Reigen! This new manga by ONE focuses on the fan-favourite character from the Mob Psycho 100 series…

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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…

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What the Font?! A Manga Guide to Western Typeface Review

As I’ve stated before, I love a good pun as a title and What the Font?! is a great example of the kinds of titles that make me…

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Manly Appetites: Minegishi Loves Otsu Vol 1 Review

Well, this is something different! It’s not everyday that you see a manga staring a protagonist who’s on the pudgy side. Since I’m not exactly slender myself, I…

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Ossan Idol! Vol 1 Review

I’m not someone who really follows idols or is big into idol culture, but I thought that the plot of Ossan Idol!, which centers around three middle-aged men…

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Kageki Shojo!! The Curtain Rises Review

Kageki Shojo!! The Curtain Rises is one of the manga that I’ve been the most excited about reading this year and I am so pleased to report that…

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A Witch’s Love at the End of the World Vol 1 Review

A Witch’s Love at the End of the World is an exciting and magical yuri romance manga, by Kujira. It follows a pair of young ladies who have…

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Birds of Shangri-La Vol 1 Review

Looks like Christmas has come early for me this year because we have the debut of a sexy, new Boys Love manga series by Ranmaru Zariya, the creator…

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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…

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Heterogenia Linguistico Vol 1 Review

I’ve always been kind of a dummy when it comes to learning other languages. I was terrible at the mandatory French classes I took in grade school and…

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The White Cat’s Revenge as Plotted from the Dragon King’s Lap Vol 1 Review

Here we have yet another one of those long-winded, but attention-grabbing, light novel titles! The White Cat’s Revenge as Plotted from the Dragon King’s Lap was originally a…

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The Witch and the Beast Vol 1 Review

A dark-fantasy manga tinged with elements of horror, Kousuke Satake’s The Witch and the Beast intrigued me, in large part due to it’s beautiful and atmospheric-looking cover art.…

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Rainbow and Black Vol 1 Review

Rainbow and Black, by Eri Takenashi, is a cute, pet manga about a rigid-minded young lady and her exotic bird. Or is it a mammal? Or is it…

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Unicorns Aren’t Horny Vol 1 Review

I love a good pun title, and Unicorns Aren’t Horny is a good pun. However, it’s not an accurate title, as Uni the unicorn is horny, in both…

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Animorphs: The Invasion (The Graphic Novel) Review

The Animorphs novels, by K.A. Applegate and Michael Grant, were hugely popular when I was a kid and I was obsessed with them for a number of years.…

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Whisper Me a Love Song Vol 1 Review

 Eku Takeshima’s Whisper Me A Love Song is a yuri manga where some major miscommunication problems lead to an unlikely romance between a cheerful high school freshman and…

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