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May 2, 2019
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Subtle disaster is an intense and stress filled ride, in the best of ways.

"It may be a tragedy for them, but it's a comedy for us." Subtle disaster chapter 27.

The story is quite a simple one, it's about a writer who recently has moved into a somewhat remote apartment, hoping to appreciate the cheap cost and quiet that brings with it. Instead, all he receives is constant room shaking noise from the family above his apartment. Needless to say, escalation ensues.

I have to say, I haven't really seen many, if any, stories that are similar to read more
Feb 13, 2019
This is the kind of short story manga collection that experiments with its stories chapter to chapter, a feature I appreciated.

(Just a warning before I start with this review, you should know that this isn't going to be one where I go in-depth into each story, so if you're looking for that you're out of luck.)

No two stories in Gunjou Gakusha are overly similar, which is quite refreshing when you consider the amount of stories in the manga. Themes are shared between various stories however, with themes of love and passion being prevalent. In particular I enjoyed the stories that focused on the more realistic read more
Jan 10, 2019
Ryuuguuden is a veryyyyyy weird read, satisfyingly so.

The weirdness of Ryuuguuden, otherwise known as Castle of the Dragon, comes from it's trippy, hallucinogenic, bizarre, scary, and fascinating premise. So it's about these two boys who follow a girl onto a penis shaped train which dives into the ocean and arrives at a sea brothel. Yeah, it's something else. With all this said, you shouldn't let this premise fool into thinking it's going to be trash, the story is surprisingly great.

The direction the story goes at multiple times is often highly creative and interesting, such that you'll often be left greatly surprised at certain read more
Dec 5, 2018
This one's a hidden gem, that i'm certain about.

Our Eruption Festival is a coming of age story about two high school students that undergo a change as a result of a volcano eruption that turns their formerly average town into a thriving hot-spring resort. The premise of OEF is quite a simple one, of course you'd kind of expect this from a 16 chapter series. Regardless of it's simple premise and short length, there is quite a bit of depth in this story, particularly in regards to the themes of youth and change. I won't go too deep into the story, i'll just say read more
Nov 17, 2018
Hot Road is surprisingly depth-filled coming of age series with a great deal of charm.

The initial premise of this series goes like this, our somewhat snarky, somewhat troubled, female protagonist Kazuki is unsatisfied with her day-to-day and seeks thrill for a change. As a result she meets Haruyama, a similarly troubled youth whom is in a motorcycle gang, and the story begins to develop from here. Being a coming of age story, Hot Road portrays the many ups and downs of youth, it does so in a way that I believe to be especially believable thanks to the intelligent writing and well-timed pacing.

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Nov 15, 2018
I decided to check out another of Da Xia's series, after all, her series 'Song of the Long March' is one of my favorites. My expectations were quite high, and the for the most part, they were not betrayed.

Peony Pavilion is a short collection of one-shots steeped in the theme of romance. In each chapter we see famous chinese folk tales/poems illustrated and commented on, each of these stories are centered around romance and are quite beautiful. Given what i've said so far, it's easy to see that this is a series written by a fan of romance, for the fans of romance, thus you're read more
Nov 15, 2018
Wind Breaker is an impassioned take on cycling and connections between people that it can lead to. A webtoon as great as this deserves more than such a simple description, so let's get into it!

I previously mentioned that this series is about cycling and connections, and it certainly is. The plot of Wind Breaker follows a highschooler and avid cyclist named Jay. Throughout the series Jay makes friends and encounters some crazy situations, all thanks to his passion for cycling. I don't want to spoil anything that actually goes down in the story, this is a general rundown of the starting premise for Wind Breaker. read more
Nov 13, 2018
I'm a big fan of Daisuke Igarashi, and as a big fan I've been reading all his series. Little forest is the series that I most recently completed of his, and as much as I personally enjoyed the heck out of it, I'm aware that this isn't a series that everybody would enjoy.

Little forest is a series about a girl who lives in alone in the forest and the day to do she goes through. Straight off the cuff it's pretty evident that this is a series with a very simple, down to earth plot. It's rather uneventful, not too much is happening other read more
Oct 19, 2018
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Hana (Flowers) is an odd yet refreshing read.

Fans of Taiyou Matsumoto know how downright weird some of his series can be, but Hana is a nudge above the rest in this regard, at least from those of Matsumoto's series that I've read.

Let's start with the story of Hana. As you've probably read from the synopsis, the story of Hana is a simple one, but that doesn't mean it lacks depth. Despite the simple premise, Hana manages to tell quite a neat little story, even if it's constricted by it's short length. Hana explored its themes of purpose, passion and fear during the four read more
Dec 10, 2017
Though simple, I very much appreciated this series for what it was.

The premise of Kabocha's Adventure is an episodic slice of life series that depicts the life of a cat, Kabocha, and her owner.

Throughout the 17 chapters we're introduced to various aspects of our characters day to day lives, and more importantly, the relationship the pair have. While not typically labeled as a comedy series, it most definitely is one, as it contains many scenes focused around light-hearted humor. Generally, the humor in Kabocha isn't anything that'll make you cry from laughing too hard or the like, rather, just like the series itself, read more