Manga Mysteries #MangaMonday Recommendations

There are a whole bunch of manga mystery stories. Here are a very small selection that I think you should check out if you have the chance! The Kindaichi Case Files by Kanari Yozaburo and Sato Fumiya This is wildly out of print, but because most of the stories are self contained within each volume, … Continue reading Manga Mysteries #MangaMonday Recommendations

Quick Thoughts On : Ajin Demi-Human (vol. 1-8) / story by Tsuina Miura, art by Gamon Sakurai

Ajin Demi-Human, volume 1-8 (ongoing) / story by Tsuina Miura, art by Gamon Sakurai. Translated from the Japanese by Ko Ransom. Published by Vertical, 2014 Originally published as Ajin, in good! Afternoon magazine (Kodansha, Ltd.), 2012- 9781939130846 (volume 1) From GoodReads: High school student Kei Nagai is struck dead in a grisly traffic accident, but … Continue reading Quick Thoughts On : Ajin Demi-Human (vol. 1-8) / story by Tsuina Miura, art by Gamon Sakurai

Manga Review : Alice 19th / by Yuu Watase

Alice 19th, Volumes 1-7 (complete) / by Yuu Watase Translated from the Japanese by Lance Caselman Viz, 2003-2004. Originally published as "Alice 19th" by Shogakukan, Inc., 2001 9781591162155 (volume 1) Verso (volume 1): Alice Seno is a seemingly shy and meek girl who always seems to be outshined by her older sister Mayura. One day, … Continue reading Manga Review : Alice 19th / by Yuu Watase

Valentine’s Day Manga #MangaMonday Recommendations

Happy Valentine's Day!! This week's #MangaMonday Recommendations topic is about Valentine's day, I of course could do nothing else but recommend *shōjo manga. I'm following up from last week where I recommended short shōnen manga, by including short shōjo series in this post! Besides being extra short, these series also feature the cutest pure-love-type boy-girl … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Manga #MangaMonday Recommendations

Light Novel Review : Genshiken : Return of the Otaku / by Iida Kazutoshi & Kio Shimoku

Genshiken : Return of the Otaku / by Iida Kazutoshi & Kio Shimoku Based on the manga by Kio Shimoku Translated from the Japanese by Katy Bridges, 2010. Del Rey Manga/Kodansha Trade Paperback Edition, 2010 Originally published in Japan as Genshiken : Hairu Ranto no Yabo~Return of the Otaku, 2008 223 pages 978-0345516275 Stars: ★ … Continue reading Light Novel Review : Genshiken : Return of the Otaku / by Iida Kazutoshi & Kio Shimoku

Novel Review: Strange Weather in Tokyo / by Hiromi Kawakami

Strange Weather in Tokyo / by Hiromi Kawakami Translated from the Japanese by Allison Markin Powell, ©2012 Published by Portobello Books, ©2014 Originally Published in Japan in 2001 under the title センセイの鞄 (Sensei no kaban) by Bungei Shunju, Tokyo 978-1-84627-510-4 Stars: ★★★★ / 5   From GoodReads: Tsukiko is in her late 30s and living alone when … Continue reading Novel Review: Strange Weather in Tokyo / by Hiromi Kawakami

Manga Review: Flying Witch, Volume 1 by Chihiro Ishizuka

Flying Witch, volume 1 by Chihiro Ishizuka Translated by Melissa Tanaka Published by Vertical Comics, ©2017 Originally Published in Bessatsu Shonen Magazine, Kodansha Ltd., ©2013- 978-1-945054-09-9  Stars: ★★ / 5   Flying Witch is a slice-of-life shounen manga about a 15-year-old witch, Makoto Kowata, who has left her home (with her black cat familiar); as is the … Continue reading Manga Review: Flying Witch, Volume 1 by Chihiro Ishizuka