Quick Thoughts On: A Proper Wife by Chikae Ide

A Proper Wife by Chikae Ide My rating: 2 of 5 stars I loved Chikae Ide's artwork. There were so many large splash pages that are just begging to be coloured... even though this is obviously not a colouring book. Everything is so crisp and clear! Plus, I am so pleased with the constant barrage … Continue reading Quick Thoughts On: A Proper Wife by Chikae Ide

Review/Rant: 100 Manga Artists by Amano Masanao

100 Manga Artists / by Amano Masanao ; edited by Julius Wiedemann. Köln : Taschen GmbH, [2017] ©2017 9783836526470 Original edition published as: Manga Design. Amano, Masanao. Köln : Taschen, c2004.   Before you get too far into this review, know that this is effectively the WORST book I've read on anime/manga... and I've read … Continue reading Review/Rant: 100 Manga Artists by Amano Masanao

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

Quick Review: Blood Sucker: the Legend of Zipangu / by Saki Okuse and Aki Shimizu

Blood Sucker: Legend of Zipangu, Volume 2 by Saki Okuse My rating: 2 of 5 stars At this point in the series the only thing saving it is the action sequences and art drawn by Aki Shimizu. Shimizu is a great artist, it's such a shame that only 1 of his series actually got a … Continue reading Quick Review: Blood Sucker: the Legend of Zipangu / by Saki Okuse and Aki Shimizu