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My Week in Manga: September 1-September 7, 2014

My News and Reviews There were three posts of note at Experiments in Manga last week in addition to the usual My Week in Manga feature. First of all, the winner of the Nana manga giveaway has been announced. The post also includes a short list of manga that people gave a second chance only […]

Otome Game Review: Love Letter from Thief X

Love Letter from Thief x is availabe on Android and iPhone. I played a few Otome games a year ago, and I’m playing a couple again. Perhaps there is something about fall that makes me want to play Otome games. Before I move on to the games I am currently playing (spoiler alert! there might […]

Bookshelf Overload: August 2014

Well, it was bound to happen eventually. After several months of what I would consider to be fairly reasonable amounts of manga and such making it onto my shelves, August comes along and proves that things can still occasionally go a little overboard. Granted, I actually have a few good excuses this time: a larger […]

Noragami: Stray God, Vol. 1

By Adachitoka. Released in Japan by Kodansha, serialization ongoing in the magazine Monthly Shonen Magazine. Released in North America by Kodansha Comics. It’s rare to see the word ‘Monthly’ next to Shonen Magazine in North American licenses. Between the licenses from the regular Weekly publication (Fairy Tail, UQ Holder, etc.) and the ‘cool’ alternative of […]

Checking out Sparkler Monthly

Sparkler Monthly has a membership drive currently happening, and I was given access as a reviewer to poke around and check out what this unique magazine has to offer. I browsed around the site a bit, and while I realize the flagship title is Jen Lee Quick’s Off*Beat, my attention was first captured by the […]

No. 6, Vol. 8

Creator: Hinoki Kino Original story: Atsuko Asano U.S. publisher: Kodansha ISBN: 9781612625782 Released: August 2014 Original release: 2013 Hinoki Kino’s manga series No. 6 is an adaptation of Atsuko Asano’s No. 6 science fiction novels. I’ve wanted to read the original series ever since I watched the No. 6 anime adaptation, but I am quite […]

Wandering Son, Vol. 7

By Shimura Takako. Released in Japan by Enterbrain, serialized in the magazine Comic Beam. Released in North America by Fantagraphics. Childhood and growing up is all about making big mistakes and then trying to deal with them, or make up for them, or (most often) realize that you can’t really make up for some things. […]

Manga the Week of 9/10

SEAN: School is back in session, and we have some manga to help keep you occupied and away from your homework. First off, apologies to Viz for leaving off one of their titles last week – Dawn of the Arcana 13, the final volume, should have been there. I know it’s quite popular with the […]

Manga Giveaway: Nana Giveaway Winner

And the winner of the Nana Giveaway is…Jocilyn! As the winner, Jocilyn will be receiving a copy of Ai Yazawa’s Nana, Volume 1 as published by Viz Media. Nana is a fantastic series that, for whatever reason, took me two tries to really get into, but then I was hooked. I was curious to know […]

Getting Used To The Renting Manga Service Renta!

Way back in February this year, I wrote about all the legal manga sites people don’t seem to either know or want to talk about, for a multitude of reasons. Renta! was one of them. The description I gave it then was not very kind of the service. Then, in my rant about the state […]