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Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon?, Vol. 5

By Fujino Omori and Suzuhito Yasuda. Released in Japan as “Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatte Iru Darou ka?” by Softbank Creative. Released in North America by Yen On. Well, I suppose I asked for it. In the last few reviews of this series I kept mentioning how the mechanics of the series […]

After School Nightmare, Vol. 9

Creator: Setona Mizushiro U.S. publisher: Go! Comi ISBN: 9781933617701 Released: November 2008 Original release: 2007 After School Nightmare is a ten-volume manga series by Setona Mizushiro. Darkly psychological with elements of horror as well as social commentary, After School Nightmare can at times be a deeply troubling and challenging read while still being engrossing and […]

The Gods Lie.

By Kaori Ozaki | Published by Vertical, Inc. The Gods Lie is a seinen one-shot by Kaori Ozaki, who also brought us Immortal Rain, which I liked very much. Even though it was released recently, Ozaki’s clean and clear artwork somehow conveys a more vintage feeling, a bit like a Miyazaki movie. Natsuru Nanao is […]

Manga the Week of 5/4

SEAN: Let’s face it, there are no light weeks anymore. There’s 21 titles next week, and that’s our new normal. We just have to accept it, manga is popular again. ASH: All right! MICHELLE: Yay! Now, can we have back some of those series that disappeared in less prosperous times? Like Silver Diamond? Please? MELINDA: […]

The Irregular at Magic High School: Enrollment Arc, Part 1

By Tsutomu Sato and Kana Ishida. Released in Japan as “Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei” by ASCII Mediaworks. Released in North America by Yen On. Sometimes, when I review a new series, I come into it relatively unspoiled beyond a basic premise. And then there are times where the series is somewhat infamous, and so I’m […]

Manga Giveaway: Superhero Duo (Batmanga and Ultraman)

The end of the month once more draws near which means it’s once more time for a manga giveaway at Experiments in Manga! For this month’s giveaway you all have the chance to win not one, but two manga of the superheroic nature, a mix of the old and the new as well as the […]

The Devil Is A Part-Timer!, Vol. 4

By Satoshi Wagahara and 029. Released in Japan by ASCII Mediaworks. Released in North America by Yen Press. As this series goes on, and more and moe horrible demons attempt to break into Japan for some reason or another, it has become more and more apparent that Maou and company are eventually going to have […]

Pick of the Week: Fond Farewells

The team this week is saying farewell to a few old favorites which have reached their final volume.

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

My News and Reviews As I recently mentioned, for a while here I’ll be down to one review a week or so at Experiments in Manga. And so, last week’s review was of The Inugami Clan by Seishi Yokomizo, a popular Japanese murder mystery from the early 1950s that has sadly gone out of print […]

Bookshelf Briefs 4/25/16

Honey So Sweet, Vol. 2 | By Amu Meguro | VIZ Media- The vast majority of this volume is definitely super, super sweet. Nao sorts out who she truly has romantic feelings for, and her subsequent rain-soaked confession scene to Onise is one for the shoujo hall of fame. Reader, he cries and it is […]