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Tokyo ESP Volume 5 Review

Things have been looking rather dismal for our characters in this volume of Tokyo ESP. Since the last volume’s huge departure from the main characters we have experienced up until now, we were finally rewarded for our patience. Both old villains and heroes have finally returned and god does it feel good. Having the older characters come back has been a solid thing for the story. To have an entirely new and unique enemy without any ties to the old plot line would seem too tiredly familiar (we already have several plots like Tengen Toppa Gurren Laagan we don’t need more). Having the two integrate has been fantastic. Not to mention, Rinka’s entrance was exactly...


Nichijou: My Ordinary Life Volume 4 Review

The thing about Nichijou: My Ordinary Life is it is absolutely absurd. By that, we mean that the humor, the plot, and every single dimwitted motion made by the two protagonists is some of the best absurd humor across the manga world.  Nichijou is purely unique in all the best ways. It’s not every day where a doctor, a robot, and cat play hide and go seek. Which is part of the reason why everything about this manga will put a stitch in your side. Be warned though, there will certainly be a couple of sections where you will have no clue what is going on or how they arrived there. However,...


Tokyo ESP Volume 4 Review

Tokyo ESP apparently likes to jump around. Nothing is more evident of that than with the 4th volume in the series. Skip forward a year and a half following the incident granting everyone powers, we are introduced to two new protagonists (because forget Rinka and Azuma, right?) and things start off in a very harrowing way. Now it does feel a bit abrupt that the two main protagonists from the other three volumes aren’t there considering how things were left off from the last volume (with the romance and what not).  I would recommend keeping an open mind with proceeding with this one as I am sure by the end of it,...


Immortal Hounds Volume 1 Review

The fear of death is typically something that everyone shares. However, only a small few hold this fear in Immortal Hounds. Welcome to a world where most people revive instantaneously as they die. Sick or injured? Kill yourself and you’re all better. For some with a disease called Resurrection Deficiency Syndrome (RDS), this constant cycle of death and reincarnation does not exist. These people, better known as Vectors, are constantly on the run and use individuals dubbed Escape Artists to flee.  Our story revolves around two groups: the Escape Artists and the Anti-Vector Police Task Force. You can tell this series is a seinen, as it does not pull any punches from the...


Ninja Slayer: Last Girl Standing Review

The world of Ninja Slayer is quite a dystopian and violent one. Last I reviewed it, I claimed the world as being pretty high quality, even if the narrative can be incredibly difficult to follow. Honestly, that claim is still perfectly valid. We are introduced to the concept of school being a very dangerous place to go to, due to the bus routes going through dangerous neighborhoods. There are vigilante student gangs and we find out that the abilities of the Ninja are apparently tied to the soul. While this is a cool concept, it basically says that ninja are martial arts wizards. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing given the set up of...


Tokyo ESP Volume 2 Review

The girl with the white hair returns in Tokyo ESP Volume 2 to kick more evil doers straight in the face. While the internet may still be full of criticism when it comes to the anime, at the very least, everyone can agree that the Tokyo ESP source material is still marvelous. It sometimes can be difficult to convince individuals to read Tokyo ESP  following the unsatisfactory anime, but believe us when we say, Tokyo ESP is a unique and energetic adventure filled with enough humor and pop-culture references to keep the reader well entertained. Now, it may not be the best thing since sliced bread, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a worthwhile journey. Tokyo ESP volume...


From The New World / Shin Sekai Yori Volume 6 : Review

From The New World is something I would consider a unique experience. I know it does follow the basic staples that make up every shonen manga ( the action, the gore , the drama ect.) but what I believe make this series unique is how mature the story is. While yes there is some fan service , which at points in the series does feel shoehorned in, it still finds a way to convey a compelling and sometimes romantic story. That’s the series in general though. Today I will be covering , as the title states, volume 6 of the series. To start off this review I would like to...


The Latest Humble eBook Bundle Offers a Lot of Horror for A Small Price

If you’re looking to grow your eBook collection, you’ll be happy to know that the latest edition of Humble’s eBook Bundle is offering a lot of horror titles. Included among them are The Last Zombie, Houses of the Holy, Shadowman Volume 4 and if you chip in more than the average which is currently sitting at $8.71, you’ll also be able to get Knights of Sidonia volumes 1 through 3 as well as Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibus Volume 1 and Clive Barker’s Hellraiser: The Dark Witch Volumes 1 and 2. It’s not a bad deal — at $8.71 it might be worth it just to get the first three...