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Giveaway: Sparkler Monthly Year 4 Giveaway

The end of the month is fast approaching, which means it’s time for another giveaway at Experiments in Manga. It also means that the Kickstarter campaign for Year Four of Sparkler Monthly is drawing to a close. I actually held a Sparkler Monthly giveaway last year to coordinate with the campaign to raise funds for […]

Log Horizon: A Sunday in Akiba

By Mamare Touno and Kazuhiro Hara. Released in Japan by Enterbrain. Released in North America by Yen On. Unlike Sword Art Online, which in many ways was less about the game itself and more about the romance between Kirito and Asuna, Log Horizon tries not to focus too hard on romantic pairings. This is not […]

Bookshelf Briefs 7/25/16

Akuma no Riddle: Riddle Story of Devil, Vol. 4 | By Yun Kouga and Sunao Minakata | Seven Seas – The backstories are still here, but they continue to take a backseat to the actual attempted murders, though I was quite impressed with Shuuto being far older than she seemed. However, the big event this […]

Black Clover, Vol. 1

Black Clover Volume 1 by Yuki Tabata Black Clover is an engaging action fantasy Shonen Jump manga, with plenty of comedy thrown in to liven things up. Like most shonen manga, it features a scrappy underdog hero. Orphan boy Asta dreams of becoming the Wizard King, the ultimate protector of his country. His enthusiasm isn’t […]

Pick of the Week: Long Live the Queen

There’s a lot of stuff out this week the Manga Bookshelf team loves, but there’s only room for one title at the top.

My Week in Manga: July 18-July 24, 2016

My News and Reviews Other than the regular My Week in Manga feature, there were no posts from me last week at Experiments in Manga. I was, however, able to make some progress on my review for the final volume of Setona Mizushiro’s manga series After School Nightmare. I hope to finish and post the […]

Shojo Beat Quick Takes – My Love Story!! 9 and Honey So Sweet 3

My Love Story!! and Honey So Sweet both feature heroines in love with unconventional boyfriends who are viewed by society based on harsh exteriors when they are incredibly nice on the inside. While both series have a similar vibe, My Love Story!! is a bit more broadly comedic, and as fitting with the title, Honey […]

Kagerou Daze IV: The Missing Children

By Jin (Shinzen no Teki-P) and Sidu. Released in Japan by Enterbrain. Released in North America by Yen On. As we reach the end of this book, our heroes are getting a lot closer to figuring out why they have these strange eye powers and what the powers actually are. In fact, they get a […]

Manga the Week of 7/27

SEAN: You know the drill. Last week of the month, piles and piles of titles, let’s get right to it. Dark Horse gives us a 2nd volume of Dangan Ronpa: The Animation, whose awkward subtitle lets you know it’s based on that rather than the game. And they also have a 4th Oh My Goddess […]

Durarara!!, Vol. 4

By Ryohgo Narita and Suzuhito Yasuda. Released in Japan by ASCII Mediaworks. Released in North America by Yen On. Narita’s books, be it Baccano!, DRRR!!, or what have you, all enjoy being endlessly re-readable. Not only do you get the single-volume habit of various disparate and seemingly unconnected plots all crashing together at the end, […]