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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...


Nichijou: My Ordinary Life Volume 3 Review

If Nichijou: My Ordinary Life were to win an award, it would certainly be for being beautifully absurd. It takes regular jokes, then goes so far beyond the line with them, never taking itself seriously. Every character within this series is always trying to do something simple, and...


Witchcraft Works Volume 8 Review

I thought that entering into a new arc would present some interesting moments in Witchcraft Works volume 8, but I was severely mistaken. One of my gripes with the last volume of the series was that the story seemed to have slowed down a bit. With a...


Witchcraft Works Volume 7 Review

Now that the latest arc in Witchcraft Works has wrapped up, things have started to slow down in a big way. Where the previous volumes have been increasingly action packed, Witchcraft Works Volume 7 takes things down a notch back to where things are normal again, or at...


Tokyo ESP Volume 1 Review

It is not everyday where you get granted super powers and become a hero of justice by a school of flying fish. With enough blatant references to X-Men, Ghostbusters, and 300, Tokyo ESP does a lot of things right and manages to retain the reader’s engagement from start to...


Witchcraft Works Volume 6 Review

Witchcraft Works is a series that’s heavily reliant on humor, but for the past couple of volumes, it’s been steadily increasing the action as the witches wage war over Honoka and The White Princess. It’s been a pretty tense fight, and in Witchcraft Works volume 6...


Ajin: Demi-Human Volume 6 Review

Ajin: Demi-Human has been ramping up for a while now, and while the story is still leading up to some of my favorite moments, Ajin: Demi-Human Volume 5 has a few heavy-hitting moments. Gamon Sakurai isn’t afraid to delve deep into real world issues, and it really...


Witchcraft Works Volume 5 Review

Witchcraft Works has proven to be a pretty funny reverse take on the whole damsel in distress trope, with Honoka Takamiya taking on the role of the princess and Ayaka Kagari as his protector. It’s not a very serious work, and while there is some...


My Neighbor Seki Volume 3 Review

With a series like My Neighbor Seki, that doesn’t rely on typical long-form storytelling, you never know what’s going to happen. The chapter to chapter nature, which is only loosely connected by the characters and the space they inhabit, makes the it rather unpredictable....


Ajin: Demi-Human Volume 5 Review

In the last volume of Ajin: Demi-Human, it became pretty clear as to what Sato was planning. He’s not simply content with living a normal life as a demi-human and hiding out of sight. No, unlike everyone else who wants to simply live their...


What Did You Eat Yesterday Volume 9 Review

Knowing how beloved this series is and not having read the previous 8 volumes made me a little hesitant to start of reading What Did You Eat Yesterday Volume 9. While a bit confused at the beginning, I was actually quite surprised how easy...


Attack on Titan: Lost Girls Gets Manga

Fans of the hit series Attack on Titan should be in for a treat as Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shonen Magazine has announced that Attack on Titan: Lost Girls is being adapted into a manga. This is big news for two popular characters in the franchise. The teaser blurb for the...


Dream Fossil Review

Satoshi Kon is somewhat of a legend in the business. If you’re into anime and manga, chances are — you’ve probably heard of him. Before reading Dream Fossil: The Complete Stories of Satoshi Kon, I had. But despite recommendations from several friends over the years,...


Ajin: Demi-Human to Receive Anime Film Trilogy

Ajin: Demi-Human is finally getting an anime adaptation, but it’s not a television series. Instead, the series will be adapted as an anime film trilogy. This news comes from Kodansha’s Good! Afternoon magazine, as well as the most recent volume of the manga in Japan....


Cardfight!! Vanguard Volume 5 Review

Cardfight!! Vanguard Volume 5 picks up right where Volume 4 left off. Aichi Sendou and Ren Suzugamori are locked in the middle of a battle, both of them using their Psy Qualia powers to the fullest. As the chapters continue, Aichi appears to be...