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

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

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

Manga Review: GoGo Monster by Taiyo Matsumoto

This is seriously one of the most beautiful manga publications in my collection. It has a full color cardboard sleeve, a full color wrap-around image, and the page edges are painted red with further designs. It's gorgeous. And, for that alone, I think it's worth collecting. But, then you have the story... and "my god!" … Continue reading Manga Review: GoGo Monster by Taiyo Matsumoto

Manga Review: Descending Stories, volume 1 / by Haruko Kumota

I've been pretty hyped to read this after hearing so many great things about the anime; many people touting this story as a "masterpiece". I'm less enthused after reading it than I was expecting. It has one major flaw in my eyes and that is it is written by a yaoi author. i.e. she brings … Continue reading Manga Review: Descending Stories, volume 1 / by Haruko Kumota