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Complex Age, Vol. 1

Complex Age Volume 1 by Yui Sakuma I enjoy being able to break free from my typical shoujo reading fare now and then, so I was curious to check out Complex Age, a seinen manga about an office lady who is starting to age out of her cosplay habit. Nagisa Katura is a temp worker […]

Manga the Week of 8/24

SEAN: The dog days of August are really dragging in my opinion, and there isn’t much coming out this week I’m picking up. But I’ll tell you about it anyway, as it’s what I do. Dark Horse has the first omnibus re-release of the old CLAMP series RG Veda, which I seem to recall I […]

Random Musings: Six Years of Experiments in Manga

I did it! Experiments in Manga is officially six years old! While a respectable achievement in its own right, this anniversary is even more meaningful to me because I honestly wasn’t sure I was going to make it through the year. As many regular readers of Experiments in Manga know, I have needed to significantly […]

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Battle Tendency, Vol. 4

By Hirohiko Araki. Released in Japan as “Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken” by Shueisha, serialized in the magazine Weekly Shonen Jump. Released in North America by Viz Media. Translated by Evan Galloway. By now I think the seasoned JoJo reader is used to the ‘Bizarre’ part of the title, to the point that when the […]

Attack on Titan, Vol. 19

By Hajime Isayama. Released in Japan by Kodansha, serialization ongoing in the magazine Bessatsu Shonen Magazine. Released in North America by Kodansha Comics. Translated by Ko Ransom. It feels like it’s been forever since we’ve seen a volume of Attack on Titan that is almost entirely devoted to fighting titans. The stakes are higher this […]

Bookshelf Briefs 8/15/16

D-Frag!, Vol. 9 | By Tomoya Haruno | Seven Seas – Games are serious business in this very silly manga, and when Kazama realizes he’s totally forgotten about the rematch he was supposed to have with Roka, she gets very upset. That’s what drives most of this volume, which is still mostly devoted to very […]

Pick of the Week: Wolf Boys and Lizard Heads

Manga Bookshelf is not really inspired by much this week, but luckily still finds one or two titles that are intriguing.

My Week in Manga: August 8-August 14, 2016

My News and Reviews Two posts went up at Experiments in Manga last week in addition to the usual My Week in Manga feature. The first was the Bookshelf Overload for July in which I talk a little about my manga purchases for the month and the fact that I went a little overboard during […]

One Piece, Vol. 79

By Eiichiro Oda. Released in Japan by Shueisha, serialization ongoing in the magazine Weekly Shonen Jump. Released in North America by Viz. Translated by Stephen Paul. Well, I did not quite get my wish, as we’re still in Dressrosa at this end of this volume, but the final battle has finished, and Doflamingo is seemingly […]

Yona of the Dawn, Vol. 1

By Mizuho Kusanagi. Released in Japan as “Akatsuki no Yona” by Hakusensha, serialization ongoing in the magazine Hana to Yume. Released in North America by Viz. Translated by JN Productions, Adapted by Ysabet Reinhardt MacFarlane. The cover to this first volume features our heroine, Yona, surrounded by swords, and on the back cover we see […]