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Dorohedoro, Vol. 18

By Q Hayashida. Released in Japan by Shogakukan, serialization ongoing in the magazine Hibana. Released in North America by Viz. Well, I said last time that I thought Dorohedoro might get a little more gory in the next volume, and I was not wrong. Dorohedoro is something of a horror-fantasy-comedy, and frequently the horror elements […]

Bookshelf Briefs 4/18/16

Brace yourself for a briefy onslaught! Akuma no Riddle, Vol. 3 | By Yun Kouga and Sunao Minakata | Seven Seas – Sadly, this series is proving to have diminishing returns, and I wonder if it’s being written for a set number of volumes, as I feel it’s not really taking the time to develop […]

My Week in Manga: April 11-April 17, 2016

My News and Reviews As I alluded to a few months ago, I’ve been in the process of trying to purchase a house. Well, I finally made it happen! I signed all of the papers on Friday, so for the foreseeable I’m going to be a little preoccupied getting things ready and moving over to […]

Pick of the Week: Gods and Rosaries

Soccer manga is the thrilling new trend this week, unless you’re Sean, in which case you’re ready to see more cool swordfights.

My Hero Academia Vol 1

My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Hohei Horikoshi So Viz has one hilarious send-up of the superhero genre in One-Punch Man. I was curious to see how the more mainstream and shonen take on the superhero genre would read. My Hero Academia seems to be gunning more for traditional western superhero genre, with the issue […]

Kindred Spirits on the Roof

By Liar Soft. Released in Japan as “Okujou no Yurirei-san”. Released in North America by Mangagamer, also available on the Steam app. In general I don’t review visual novels on this site, but I’d heard a lot about this one. First of all, it was hyped as being “uncensored” on Steam’s site, as if it […]

Manga the Week of 4/20

SEAN: There’s a lot of variety out next week. Something from almost every major publisher. Kodansha gives us a fourth volume of L♥DK, everyone’s favorite “what is this thing you call consent?” shoujo romance. MICHELLE: *snerk* SEAN: And Noragami’s monthly release schedule chugs along with lucky Vol. 13. Also reaching Vol. 13 is Say “I […]

Midnight Stranger, Vol. 1

Creator: Bohra Naono U.S. publisher: Viz Media ISBN: 9781421579689 Released: April 2016 Original release: 2013 Midnight Stranger is the third boys’ love manga and the first series by Bohra Naono to be released in English. Naono’s first manga to be translated was Yokai’s Hunger which was initially released in print by Media Blasters but is […]

UQ Holder!, Vol. 7

By Ken Akamatsu. Released in Japan by Kodansha, serialization ongoing in the magazine Weekly Shonen Magazine. Released in North America by Kodansha Comics. Seven volumes into UQ Holder, and again I’m asking the question I’ve wondered about since it started: who is this meant to be for, exactly? I don’t know how Japanese fans of […]

Bookshelf Briefs 4/11/16

Assassination Classroom, Vol. 9 | By Yusei Matsui | Viz Media – There’s a lot packed into this volume, ranging from showing how much more Class E is actually learning from Koro-sensei, to kicking off some romantic ship tease between Irina and Karasuma (good to see his the typical romantically clueless male). But the most […]