Posts Tagged ‘Kodansha Comics’

The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Vols. 2 + 3

May 15, 2015 2 comments

Apologies for the delay with this week’s manga review. This week was nothing but finals and it threw me way off schedule. Hopefully I’ll be able to return to a twice a week schedule within the next two weeks! At any rate, this week I’ll be taking a look at The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Vols. 2 + 3, but first some news…

And now, onto the featured review of The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Vol. 2 + 3!

The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Vol. 3The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Vols. 2 + 3
Story by Yoshiki Tanaka, Art by Hiromu Arakawa
Kodansha Comics
Rating: Teen (13 +)

Following a disastrous loss against Lusitanian invaders, young Prince Arslan finds himself on the run. Searching for a safe haven with his trusted alley, Daryun, the two make their way to the abode of an exiled member of Pars’s court. Meanwhile the Lusitianian army marches on Pars’s capital, Ecbatana, to claim victory once and for all. War, religion, equality, freedom and more all collide inThe Heroic Legend of Arslan, Vols. 2 + 3, as Hiromu Arakawa continues her adaption of Yoshiki Tanaka’s hit novel series!
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Your Lie in April, Vol. 1

April 30, 2015 1 comment

Welcome to yet another midweek manga review! This week I’ll be taking a look at Kodansha’s Your Lie in April, Vol. 1, but first some news…

And now, onto the featured review of Your Lie in April, Vol. 1!

Your Lie in April, Vol. 1Your Lie in April, Vol. 1
by Naoshi Arakawa
Kodansha Comics, 224 pp
Rating: Teen (13 +)

Driven by his mother’s desire for success, young Kosei Arima was well on his way to becoming one of the most talented pianists in Japan until tragedy struck. His ill mother took a turn for the worst and passed away. The resulting trauma drove Kosei from the piano. Now, years later his world is empty and devoid of joy, or at least it was until an encounter with Kaori Miyazono, a violinist who will change his life forever. From Naoshi Arakawa comes the winner of the 37th Annual Kodansha Awards Best Shonen series, Your Lie in April, Vol. 1.
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Attack on Titan, Vol. 15

April 20, 2015 1 comment

AoT15Attack on Titan, Vol. 15
by Hajime Isayama
Kodansha Comics, 192 pp
Rating: Teen (16 +)

Political maneuvering and plotting dominate Hajime Isayam’s Attack on Titan, Vol. 15, as the Survey Corps find themselves branded as outlaws and rebels. Being hunted down by the rest of the military and the enigmatic and deadly Interior MPs, the group is struggles to find a way out of the corner they’ve been painted into. Meanwhile Eren and Krista find themselves at the mercy of their kidnappers who promise to pull the curtain back on some of series longest running mysteries!
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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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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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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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Attack on Titan: Before the Fall, Vol. 3

March 5, 2015 1 comment

Time for another midweek manga review from yours truly! This week I’ll be taking a look at Attack on Titan: Before the Fall, Vol. 3, but before we get to that, some news!

And now onto this weeks review of Attack on Titan: Before the Fall, Vol. 3!

Attack on Titan: Before the Fall, Vol. 3Attack on Titan: Before the Fall, Vol. 3
Art by Satoshi Shiki, Story by Ryo Suzukaze, “Attack on Titan” created by Hajime Isayama, Character Designs by Thores Shibamoto
Kodansha Comics, 192 pp.
Rating: Older Teen (16 +)

Kuklo’s desire to see a Titan, led him to stow away in a wagon during a Survey Corp expedition and now, much to his dismay, he’s getting his wish! Meanwhile, Sharle discovers that her attempt to help Kuklo may ultimately lead to a fate worse than that she sought to rescue him from. Satoshi Shiki and Ryo Suzukaze’s look back into the long forgotten past of Hajime Isayama’s continues with Attack on Titan: Before The Fall, Vol. 3!
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