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Manga Dogs, Vol. 1 – 3

April 9, 2015 Leave a comment

And we’re back! After a small break for Anime Boston we’ll now be returning the regular two review a week schedule. Sorry about the small delay! Today I’ll be taking a look at Manga Dogs, Vol. 1 – 3 from Kodansha, but first, some news!

With that out of the way, it’s onto the featured review of Manga Dogs, Vols. 1 – 3!

Manga Dogs, Vol. 1Manga Dogs, Vols. 1 – 3
by Ema Toyama
Kodansha Comics
Rating: Older Teen (16 +)

At just 15, Kanna Tezuka has taken her first steps on the path to manga stardom! With her series, “Teach Me Buddha” being published she’s eager to work on her manga and jumps at the chance to join her school’s new manga program. Unfortunately her hopes for a decent learning environment and the chance to get some work done are dashed as Kanna soon finds herself stuck with three wannabe manga artists with their heads firmly in the clouds. Wackiness ensues in Manga Dogs, the latest series from Ema Toyama, the creator of Missions of Love!
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Prophecy, Vol. 3

March 30, 2015 1 comment

Before we get to this Monday’s manga review, a quick programming note. Due to a combination of classes, homework and Anime Boston occurring this weekend I’ll be skipping the next two reviews. So, there will be no new review this Thursday, April 2nd, and there will be no new review a week from now on April 6th either.

Thank you, now onto this week’s manga Monday review!

Prophecy, Vol.3Prophecy, Vol. 3
By Tetsuya Tsutsui
Vertical Comics, 210 pp
Rating: Not Rated

As Erika Yoshino and the rest of the Anti Cyber Crimes Division close in on them, the four members of Paperboy gather as they attempt to assassinate Shitaragi, a member of the Japanese Diet. As their year long plan nears its climax, their motivations slowly become clear. Tetsuya Tsutsui guides his cyber crime thriller to a finale full of twists and turns in Prophecy, Vol. 3!
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All-Purpose Chemistry Club, Vol. 2

March 26, 2015 Leave a comment

Welcome the latest midweek manga review! This week I’ll be looking at All-Purpose Chemistry Club, Vol. 2 from DMP, but first up a few news items.

And now onto this weeks review of All-Purpose Chemistry Club, Vol. 2!

All-Purpose Chemistry Club, Vol. 2All-Purpose Chemistry Club, Vol. 2
by Sho Hidaka
DMP/Emanga.com, 212 pp
Rating: Teen (13 +)

The wild hijinks of Ipponsugi and friends continues in Sho Hidaka’s All-Purpose Chemistry Club, Vol. 2! More obstacles are thrown into Ipponsugi’s road to romance with his fellow classmate, Momiji as a rival club emerges to challenge the All Purpose Chemistry Club’s right to exist! If that wasn’t enough, camping trips gone horribly wrong, a mysterious and magical Christmas tree and more all provide plenty of challenges for Ipponsugi and the club to overcome.
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Noragami, Vols. 2 + 3

March 23, 2015 Leave a comment

Noragami, Vol. 2Noragami, Vols. 2 + 3
Created by Adachitoka
Kodansha Comics
Rating: Older Teen (16 +)

After the dramatic fight that closed out the previous volume, Yato’s new Shinki, the spirit of a deceased which can become a weapon, Yukine struggles to adjust to the after life and his new role and relationship with Yato. Tempers flare and patiences begin to fray, and if attempting to reign in his smart mouthed, disrespectful Shinki wasn’t enough trouble for Yato, he also has the unfortunate luck of crossing paths with the warrior god Bishamon who’s got a score to settle with our favorite down on his luck deity! Adachitoka, the creative team behind Alive continue to explore their world of working class Gods and evil spirits while also shedding some light on Yato’s history with Noragmi, Vols. 2 + 3!
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All-Purpose Chemistry Club, Vol. 1

March 19, 2015 Leave a comment

Welcome the latest midweek manga review from yours truly! This week I’ll be looking at All-Purpose Chemistry Club, Vol. 1 from DMP, but first some news…

And now onto this weeks review of All-Purpose Chemistry Club, Vol. 1!

All Purpose Chemistry Club, Vol. 1All-Purpose Chemistry Club, Vol. 1
by Sho Hidaka
DMP/Emanga.com, 210 pp
Rating: Teen (13 +)

Sho Hidaka’s All-Purpose Chemistry Club, Vol. 1 is, ostensibly, a romantic comedy about Ipponsugi Kaede, a high school student with a crush on his classmate Akiyama Momiji. In the hopes of wooing her and winning her affections he joins a club she’s in which is… odd. Lead by a hooded student known only as “Boss” the club leads him to wacky encounters with ghosts, aliens, rampaging komodo dragons and more. With so much insanity and seemingly random occurrences, will romance bloom for our beleaguered hero and heroine?
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xxxHolic Rei, Vols. 1 + 2

March 16, 2015 Leave a comment

xxxHolic Rei, Vol. 1xxxHolic Rei, Vols. 1 + 2
Created by Clamp
Kodansha Comics
Rating: Older Teen (16 +)

Student Watanuki has an odd job. He works for the mysterious Yuko in her mystic shop which is visitable only to those who need her services. Over the course of these two volumes Watanuki and fellow student Domeki aid and observe Yuko as she tends to the various customers and the supernatural problems they bring with them, but even then there’s more going on than meets the eye. Clamp returns to one of their recent hit series with xxxHolic Rei, Vols. 1 + 2!
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Prophecy, Vol. 2

March 13, 2015 1 comment

Apologies for the delay in this week’s midweek manga review… Well, I can’t really call this a midweek review when it lands on a Firday, huh? Call it what you will, but it’s here! Before you take a look at Prophecy, Vol. 2 from Vertical Comics, have some news…

And now onto this weeks review of Prophecy, Vol. 2!

Prophecy, Vol. 2Prophecy, Vol. 2
By Tetsuya Tsutsui
Vertical Comics, 210 pp
Rating: Not Rated

In a story that could be ripped from today’s headlines, Tetsuya Tsutsui’s Prophecy, Vol. 2, follows the Lieutenant Yoshino and Japan’s Anti Cyber Crimes Division getting ever closer and closer to uncovering and capturing the identity of the enigmatic cyber terrorist known only as Paperboy. As his attacks become more political and more high profile, one of his accomplices faces a crisis of conscience that could prove to be Paperboy’s undoing!
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