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Mysterious Girlfriend X, Vol. 1

May 31, 2016 1 comment

Mysterious Girlfriend X, Vol. 1Mysterious Girlfriend X, Vol. 1
by Riichi Ueshiba
Vertical Comics, 404 pgs
Rating: Not Rated

When new girl, Mikoto Urabe, arrives in Akira Tsubaki’s high school class things start to get weird. Soon Akira finds himself in a relationship with the mysterious Urabe. From Riichi Ueshiba comes the adult romantic comedy, Mysterious Girlfriend X, Vol. 1, the manga behind the 2012 anime series of the same name.
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the gods lie

April 17, 2016 Leave a comment

the gods lie.the gods lie
By Kaori Ozaki
Vertical Comics, 216 pp
Rating: Not Rated

After an argument with his new soccer coach, 6th grader Natsuru skips out on Summer soccer camp and ends up spending time with his classmate Rio and her younger brother. The two quickly bond, but as the Summer draws to a close their bonds will be tested. Kaori Ozaki’s the gods lie is a single volume tale about Natsuru, Rio, friendship and the pains of growing up.
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In Clothes Called Fat

June 30, 2015 2 comments

In Clothes Called FatIn Clothes Called Fat
by Moyoco Anno
Vertical Comics, 268 pgs
Rating: NA

Noko is an overweight office worker who copes with bullies at work and an abusive boyfriend at home, by eating. Unfortunately, this creates something of a vicious cycle, as the more she eats the bigger she gets and the more abuse her co-workers heap upon her. While things look like they couldn’t get much worse for Noko, she’s about to discover that they can. Published in 1997 as part of a weekly magazine aimed at adult women, In Clothes Called Fat is Moyoco Anno’s unnerving portrait of a woman’s struggle with her weight and lack of self esteem.
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Attack on Titan: Kuklo Unbound

June 15, 2015 Leave a comment

Attack on Titan: Kuklo UnboundAttack on Titan: Kuklo Unbound
Created by Hajime Isayama, novel by Ryo Suzukaze, art by Thores Shibamoto
Vertical Comics, 300 pgs
Rating: Not Rated

Set some 70 years before the events of Attack on Titan, Attack on Titan: Kuklo Unbound details a turning point in humanity’s struggle against the implacable Titans, a turning point that comes with a most unexpected backstory. Following a rampage by a Titan through Shingangshina district, a lone child emerges from his dead mother’s womb. Dubbed the Titan’s Son, Kuklo, he will go on to create an art that will change the world of Attack on Titan for all time. From Ryo Suzukaze and Thores Shibamoto, comes an untold tale from the history of Hajime Isayama’s Attack on Titan!
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Witchcraft Works, Vol. 3

June 11, 2015 1 comment

It’s still Thursday so it still counts as a midweek manga review! Apologies for the tardiness though. Very slow news week, but I still managed to find a few items of interest this week…

And now, onto the featured review of Witchcraft Works, Vol. 3!

Witchcraft Works, Vol. 3Witchcraft Works, Vol. 3
by Ryu Mizunagi
Vertical Comics, 190 pgs
Rating: Not Rated

From Ryu Mizunagi comes Witchcraft Works, Vol. 3 and the ongoing tale of Honoka Takaamiya, an ordinary high schooler until he finds himself dragged into a conflict involving many of his co-students who happen to be witches! Honoka’s life is further complicated as he learns that within him lies a powerful and mysterious witch known as Evermillion, making him a target for everyone!
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Dream Fossil

June 4, 2015 2 comments

Welcome to another midweek manga review! This week I’ll be looking Dream Fossil from Vertical Comics, but first, here are a few news items which caught my eye.

And now, onto the featured review of Dream Fossil!

Dream FossilDream Fossil
by Satoshi Kon
Vertical Comics, 426 pgs
Rating: Not Rated

Dream Fossil is a collection of fifteen short stories from early in the career of Satoshi Kon, the acclaimed director of Perfect Blue, Millennium Actress and Paprika. Available in English for the first time, these stories from the 80s and 90s range the gamut from sci-fi to slice of life and provide an interesting glimpse into the earliest beginnings of one of anime’s most gifted creators.
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Cardfight!! Vanguard, Vol. 5

May 21, 2015 1 comment

Welcome to another midweek-ish manga review! Today I’ll be taking a look at Cardfight!! Vanguard, Vol. 5 from Vertical Comics, my first taste of the series no less. First though, have a little news…

And now, onto the featured review of Cardfight!! Vanguard, Vol. 5!

Cardfight!! Vanguard, Vol. 5Cardfight!! Vanguard, Vol. 5
by Akira Itou
Kodansha Comics, 196 pgs
Rating: Not Rated

From the creator of Yu-Gi-Oh! R and Bushiroad, comes Cardfight!! Vanguard, Vol. 5! Created as part of a multi-media franchise spanning CCG (collectable card game) series, video games and even a live action special, Cardfight!! Vanguard follows young Aichi Sendou as he enters the world of competitive card games! This volumes sees him wrapping up one duel, before taking on another challenge in the form of his friend and rival, Kai.
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Wolfsmund, Vol. 6

May 7, 2015 2 comments

Time for another midweek manga review! This week I’ll be taking a look at Mitsuhisa Kuji’s Wolfsmund, Vol. 6 from Vertical Comics, but first some news…

And now, onto the featured review of Wolfsmund, Vol. 6!

Wolfsmund, Vol. 6Wolfsmund, Vol. 6
by Mitsuhisa Kuji
Vertical Comics, 176 pp
Rating: 16 +

Set in the 1300s, Mitsuhisa Kuji’s Wolfsmund is the retelling of the William Tell legend and the Swiss people’s battle for independence from Hapsburg rule. Specifically it focuses in on the castle guarding a mountain pass known as the Wolfsmund, ruled by the cruel and sadistic Wolfram. For six volumes he’s stood in the way of all those who would pass through his gates and has taken life after life, until now. Walter, the son of the Swiss folk hero William Tell, faces off against Wolfram in the dungeons beneath Wolfsmund as the united Swiss forces lay siege to the castle..
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Knights of Sidonia, Vol. 13

April 16, 2015 Leave a comment

And we’re back… again. Sorry about the surprise skip day on Monday. Delayed con crud hit me hard and left me reeling. Hopefully now things will be back on track though! This week I’ll be taking a look at Knights of Sidonia, Vol. 13 from Vertical Comics, but first… an anemic looking news section!

And now, onto the featured review of Knights of Sidonia, Vol. 13!

Knights of Sidonia, Vol. 13Knights of Sidonia, Vol. 13
By Tsutomu Nihei
Vertical Comics, 192 pp
Rating: Teen (13 +)

As Nagate and the hybrid, Tsumugi, take part in a dangerous attempt to harness energy from a nearby sun, the Sidonia faces threats from ever nearing Gauna cluster ship and treachery from within as an old enemy makes his return. Tsutomu Nihei’s bizarre sci-fi, mecha, harem mash up series continues with Knights of Sidonia, Vol. 13!
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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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