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Look Back by Fujimoto Tatsuki

Look Back is described as “a heart-wrenching tale” by the author of Chainsaw Man. However, for my heart to be affected, that would actually require me too LIKE…

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Quite Ordinary Halloween by Dorae

I had hoped to find a manga that had some Halloween content to review for today, but, in a surprise to no one, most of what exists out…

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When the Yakuza Falls in Love by Morimi/Dupai

As most long time MangaKast readers know, I’m a sucker for stories involving yakuza. However, this might be the first time I’ve read a Korean story about the…

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Bleach Doujinshi Round-Up, Part II

Alright, let’s do this! In celebration of the new Bleach anime, I am continuing to read and review the VAST quantity of doujinshi (fan produced works) of this…

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Watashi wa Kabe ni Naritai / I Want to Be the Wall by Shirono Honami

When I was looking for art for My Brain is Different: Stories of ADHD and Other Developmental Disorders, this lovely slice-of-life manga, Watashi wa Kabe ni Naritai. I…

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Hattatsu shougai to issho ni otona ni natta watashitachi / My Brain is Different: Stories of ADHD and Other Developmental Disorders by Monnzusu

Hattatsu shougai to issho ni otona ni natta watashitachi / My Brain is Different: Stories of ADHD and Other Developmental Disorders is a series of autobiographical shorts of…

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Doujinshi Round-Up (Bleach), Part I

In my defense, I never said I WOULDN’T review doujinshi. Many doujinshi are technically manga, even if they’re fan-produced. I feel like a case can be made that…

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3P Nonke Kaihatsu – Elite Futari ni Nerawareta Ore / A Straight Guy’s Threesome – Two Guys Are After Me by Inainaka

The cover of this one is a little bit smutty, much like this whole manga, so I’ll just feature the two love interests of 3P Nonke Kaihatsu –…

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3-kai Mawatte Suki to Ie / Turn Around Three Times and Say You Love Me by Hakoishi Tammy

3-kai Mawatte Suki to Ie / Turn Around Three Times and Say You Love Me is a funny little story about a ‘magic spell’ gone wrong…. or maybe…

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Yuuyake Trip / Nightfall Travelers: Leave Only Footprints by Tomohi

My local bookstore has a manga club. I have yet to make it to a single meeting, but I’ve been reading their picks every month. This month they’re…

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Mania by Brothers Without a Tomorrow

You know those ship dynamic preference memes going around on social media recently? They look something like this: There are a lot of these, but I have not…

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Kuyuru by Migino Yagi

I’ve been working on a big round-up of Bleach doujinshi in celebration for the upcoming release of the new Bleach anime, but in the meantime I read a…

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Bokura no Shikisai / Our Colors by Tagame Gengoroh

I happened to be at the library again and I picked up a hardcover complete volume set of Tagame Gengoroh’s Bokura no Shikisai / Our Colors. Tagame-sensei was…

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Yume no Kaseki / Dream Fossil by Kon Satoshi

Yume no Kaseki / Dream Fossil is another story anthology of stories by Kon Satoshi-sensei. This one is a massive compilation of pretty much anything he ever did.…

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World Apartment Horror by Kon Satoshi

World Apartment Horror was a weird one, and that’s saying a lot for Kon Satoshi-sensei. SPOILERS . . . . World Apartment Horror is an anthology of shorts,…

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OPUS by Kon Satoshi

I got my final schedule for the Chicago WorldCon and squeed a little bit when I found out that I made it on to the Satoshi Kon retrospective…

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At Home Happy System by Kobato Mebaru and Ogura Muku

I found this odd-ball little one-shot (actually more of a two-shot) At Home Happy System while noodling around looking for yaoi about robots. SPOILERS . . . .…

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Reiraku / Downfall by Inio Asano

Having reviewed Solanin for the manga club I joined, I went back and read my review of Asano-sensei’s previous work, Dead Dead Demon’s Dedededestruction. In the review I’d…

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Solanin by Inio Asano

My local, independent bookstore, Second Chapter Books, has started a manga club, so I joined. Their first pick is by the author of Dead Dead Demon’s Dedededede, Asano…

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The Promised (But Possibly NOT Appreciated) SUBverse Round-up

Clearly, it’s just me. But, I ended up reading a lot of these and so, rather than bombard you all with every title, one at a time, I…

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Dom/Sub Verse Introduction

There is seriously something wrong with me. I have, for the most part, scrupulously avoided the Omegaverse (also known as ABO, or Alpha/Beta/Omega) in yaoi, because I was…

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Bakeneko Katatte Sourou / The Cat Proposed by Hayane Dentou

If you ever said to yourself: “You know what I want? I want a super gay version of Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu only with magical transforming cats!” Then,…

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Dekiru Neko wa Kyou mo Yuuutsu / The Masterful Cat is Depressed Again Today by Yamada Hitsuzi

Continuing the theme of cats, I ran across this weird, yet amazing story, Dekiru Neko wa Kyou mo Yuuutsu / The Masterful Cat is Depressed Again Today. SPOILERS…

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Sue to Tai-Chan / Sue & Tai-Chan (Vol 1) by Konami Kanata

I picked up this manga at an amazing used bookstore in Connecticut. It comes from the same author of Chi’s Sweet Home and Fuku Fuku: Kitten Tales. I…

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The Walking Cat: A Cat’s-Eye View of the Zombie Apocalypse by Tomo Kitaoka

I picked The Walking Cat: A Cat’s-Eye View of the Zombie Apocalypse (omnibus edition) on my travels because: cats. I will say that it might have been a…

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Haru’s Curse / Haru no Noroi by Konishi Asuka

While on a road trip these last eight days, I ended up picking up a number of manga at the various bookstores that I visited. The first is…

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Asadora! (Volume 1) by Naoki Urasawa

I don’t who is convincing the Ramsey County library to buy all of Naoki Urasawa’s work, but the fist volume of Asadora! just showed up and so I…

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Dr. Stone (Vol. 1) by Inagachi Riichiro / Boichi

I was on an anime and manga panel at Minicon this last weekend, and one of the manga that people kept recommending was Dr. Stone. So, when I…

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Kaketa Tsuki to Donuts / Doughnuts Under a Crescent Moon (Vol. 1 & 2) by Usui Shio

It’s been a while since I reviewed a yuri, but, by chance, among my library finds, was this slow-burn lesbian romance, Doughnuts Under a Crescent Moon. Since I…

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Kushami / Sneeze : A Short Story Collection by Urasawa Naoki

My wife was at a Friends of the Library board meeting last night, so I had some time to kick around and see what was new in the…

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Mesare Yagare! by Michinoku Atami

Apparently, what I am currently drawn to are vaguely silly yaoi. To that end, I recently read Mesare Yagare! a story about a man who needs to bang…

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肉体派ガチ!/ Nikutaiha Gachi! (volume 1)

I will be at in-person convention (Minicon) this weekend. On Sunday, I’ll be on a panel about anime and manga. Since I will be suggesting that people check…

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Usagi-chan Doshikori Moushiagemasu / Little Bunny, I’ll Help You Get Off by Misaka Niumu

Sometimes a title is kind of… right in your face. I will also admit that I struggled to find a cover that was only R-rated for this particular…

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Sayonara, Eri / Goodbye, Eri by Fujimoto Tatsuki

From the maker of Chainsaw Man comes this odd little one-shot, “Sayonara, Eri / Goodbye, Eri.” SPOILERS . . . . It’s funny that I should come across…

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Kaikisen by Kon Satoshi

Right now, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art and the Japan Information & Culture Center are doing a “virtual film festival” of Satoshi Kon’s groundbreaking …

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Isekai no Sata wa Shachiku Shidai / The Affairs of the Other World Depend on the Corporate Slave by Irodori Kazuki

If you’ve ever said to yourself: “You know what I need? I need a plot heavy, isekai/other world yaoi where the romance is between a hot captain of…

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Spy x Family (Volumes 1 -5) by Endo Tatsuya

I’m not sure why I resisted Spy x Family for as long as I have. It’s actually quite charming. SPOILERS . . . The plot is very basic.…

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Blue Exorcist (Volume 26, plus chapters 126-132) by Kato Kazue

I realize that most of you folks who subscribe to this site aren’t interested in keeping up with chapters of ongoing manga, but Blue Exorcist is one I’ve…

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Tokyo Mew Mew by Ikumi Mia

This has been a bad year for mangaka. I just read in Otaku USA that Ikumi Mia has passed away at the age of 42 from a subarachnoid…

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Shounen Jump Round-Up

I re-subscribed to Weekly Shounen Jump for some reason. I think I was feeling guilty because I read so much pirated material. Paying a dollar something a month…

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Motto Musunde, Hiraite Hayaku / Tie Me Down and Open Me Up by Narita Haruno

Motto Musunde, Hiraite Hayaku / Tie Me Down and Open Me Up wasn’t exactly what I was looking for, but I was still disappointed to discover the scanlation…

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Kabukichou Bad Trip by Nagisa Eiji

Do I want to tell you how I found Kabukichou Bad Trip? Probably not since it will likely reveal too much about what I find hot and kinky……

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Apron Yankee by Katagiri Lyla

The smut is great in Apron Yankee, but I really love the art. SPOILERS . . . . Our hero, Kajawaza Taiga, wakes up in the hospital. The…

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Carole & Tuesday by Watanabe Shinichiro / Yamataka Morito

I picked up the first two volumes of the rock-and-roll futuristic fantasy, Carole & Tuesday at my library. You’ll have to do the same, if you’re interested, because…

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Dokonimo Nai Kuni / A Place of Us Two by Kusama Sakae

Dokonimo Nai Kuni / A Place of Us Two is a yaoi short story collection by Kusama Sakae. SPOILERS . . . . Honestly, I’m not 100% sure what…

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Bijo to Chinjuu  by Shimada Hisami

I have a bunch of manga that I picked up at the library yesterday, so, of course, I read none of them. Instead, I stumbled across this twenty-two…

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Chainsaw Man by Fujimoto Tatsuki

All the cool kids are reading and getting hyped for the anime release of Chainsaw Man. So when I saw the first volume at my library, I picked…

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You to Bakemono ni naru Chichi ga tsurai  / A Life Turned Upside Down: My Dad’s an Alcoholic by Mariko Kikuchi

You to Bakemono ni naru Chichi ga tsurai  / A Life Turned Upside Down: My Dad’s an Alcoholic is another of my bookstore finds. It’s another autobiographical manga about…

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Uchi no Musuko wa tabun Gay / I Think Our Son is Gay by Okura

I had an accident at a local bookstore and came home with a lot of manga, including the first volume of this charming manga, Uchi no Musuko wa…

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Genjitsu Touhi shitetara Boroboro ni natta Hanashi / My Alcoholic Escape from Reality by Nagata Kabi

Genjitsu Touhi shitetara Boroboro ni natta Hanashi / My Alcoholic Escape From Reality might not be the best way to ring in the new year given its subject…

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