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Manga Giveaway: Love at Fourteen Giveaway Winner

And the winner of the Love at Fourteen Giveaway is… wandering-dreamer! As the winner, wandering-dreamer (whose writing I happen to follow at both Narrative Investigations and TheOASG) will be receiving a copy of Fuka Mizutani’s Love at Fourteen, Volume 1 as published in English by Yen Press. Love at Fourteen features a sweet story of […]

Log Horizon: The West Wind Brigade, Vol. 1

By Mamare Touno and Koyuki. Released in Japan by Fujimi Shobo, serialization ongoing in the magazine Dragon Age. Released in North America by Yen Press. Given that Log Horizon contains a huge cast with at least a dozen named guilds, set over a wide area, it is not particularly surprising that we’re seeing spinoffs about […]

Bookshelf Briefs 2/1/16

Behold: briefs! Akuma no Riddle, Vol. 2 | By Yun Kouga and Sunao Minakata | Seven Seas – Now that we’ve set up the And Then There Were None-style premise, it’s time to start firing off the assassins one by one to see how they will fail at taking out Haru. This volume comes in […]

School Judgement, Vol. 1

School Judgement Volume 1 by by Nobuaki Enoki and Takeshi Obata This was a series that I expected to be wildly enthusiastic about, just for the Takeshi Obata art factor alone, so I was surprised to have a more measured reaction once I read the first volume. There were aspects of the setting and execution […]

Pick of the Week: Selling the Drama

It’s back to school this week, as the Manga Bookshelf team divides up into drama nerds, law school nerds, and those who turned out not to be a nerd but Dio all along.

My Week in Manga: January 25-January 31, 2016

My News and Reviews A couple of different things were posted at Experiments in Manga last week in addition to the usual My Week in Manga feature. First up was the first manga giveaway of the year, and there’s still time to enter for a chance to win Fuka Mizutani’s Love at Fourteen, Volume 1. […]

orange: The Complete Collection, Vol. 1

By Ichigo Takano. Released in Japan by Shueisha and then Futabasha, serialized in the magazines Bessatsu Margaret and Manga Action. Released in North America by Seven Seas. I always feel a certain need to geek out when reviewing titles like these, such as explaining that it’s not a typo in the header, orange really is […]

Die Wergelder, Vol. 1

Creator: Hiroaki Samura U.S. publisher: Kodansha ISBN: 9781632361950 Released: December 2015 Original release: 2013-2015 I was very excited when Kodansha Comics announced that it would be releasing Die Wergelder in English. At the time, I actually didn’t know much about the manga series beyond the fact that it was created by Hiroaki Samura, but that […]

The Manga Revue: Giganto Maxia

Kentaro Miura’s Berserk is a rite of passage for manga readers: you may not have soldiered past the second volume, but you tried because a Real Manga Fan told you that it was The Most Amazing Manga Ever. I freely admit that I didn’t finish Berserk–too violent for me, I’m afraid–but I marveled at its intricate plotting, feverish pace, and […]

Manga the Week of 2/3

SEAN: It’s a busy February, so let’s jump right into next week’s releases. Dark Horse has a 4th volume of Oreimo spinoff Kuroneko. Kodansha has a 3rd volume of the reluctant reverse harem manga Kiss Him, Not Me!. ASH: I largely enjoyed the first volume of Kiss Him, Not Me!, but I’ve somehow already managed […]