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

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

Graphic Novel Review: Real Friends by Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham

Follow my blog with Bloglovin A wonderful graphic autobiography for middle-grade readers by one of my favourite contemporary authors. Shannon Hale focuses on her early experiences making friends... from the ease of friendship as a pre-schooler, to the complicated social pecking order of grade school. Shannon's mother is convinced that everything will be all right … Continue reading Graphic Novel Review: Real Friends by Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham

Graphic Novel Review: A Castle in England / by Jamie Rhodes

A Castle in England by Jamie Rhodes Illustrated by: Isaac Lenkiewicz, Briony May Smith, Will Exley, and Isabel Greenberg. My rating: 2 of 5 stars There is so much potential in this title, from the concept showcasing the history of the residences of a single castle (I love histories); the artist contributions (showcasing 5 different … Continue reading Graphic Novel Review: A Castle in England / by Jamie Rhodes

Comic Book Review: A.D.: After Death / by Scott Snyder

A.D.: After Death by Scott Snyder Illustrated by Jeff Lemire My rating: 3 of 5 stars This started strong, with a unique graphic structure and poetic prose. I was immediately intrigued. For the most part, I thought this mixed format and art style worked. But, there were big gaps in the story which should have … Continue reading Comic Book Review: A.D.: After Death / by Scott Snyder

Manga Review: The Walking Man / by Jiro Taniguchi

The Walking Man by Jirō Taniguchi My rating: 5 of 5 stars The walking man encourages you to forget the pressures of life and enjoy every step of the journey; to appreciate every experience and meeting. This is less a story and more an expression of feelings told through beautifully rendered, compact illustrations. And, can … Continue reading Manga Review: The Walking Man / by Jiro Taniguchi