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Jun 24, 2021
NGNL: Practical War Game is - compared to other NGNL novels - considerably better and easier to understand. It is basically set in the same time as Vol 6 - aka Great War. I must say that even though I absolutely adore the story of Riku and Schuwi, this volume is mainly about characters that were only briefly mentioned in the movie and here they can get a much more place. Specifically, I would emphasize the chapters about Elven and Flügel society. There are 6 chapters in total, some dedicated to humorous situations between Sora/Shiro/Steph; and some taken more seriously like the deep of the ...
May 16, 2021
Three novels, each containing 5 chapters featuring Demon Slayer characters written by Yajima Aya and illustrated by Gotouge.
Most of the stories are not very long, one read it in about 30 minutes each. All Pillars make a bigger or smaller appearance, but the majority of stories are dedicated to Tanjirou and co. Although many stories are comical, some of them are unexpectedly deep and sad, and significantly contribute to the development of said character. The novels usually contain side stories or stories from the past of the characters. Most of the chapters contain also 1-2 illustrations.
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May 7, 2021
Land (Manga) add
Preliminary (26/74 chp)
In the historical and superstitious village called "Land", the birth of the twins is considered a bad omen. Due to this, the father of the twins is forced to bring one of them to the woods and leave it there. The story is told from the view of the remaining twin, 5-year old An, as she looks around the world she lives in and wonders where are all 50-years old villagers disappearing.
The art of the story is consistent, clean, and quite simple. It reminded me a lot of Yoshida's Banana Fish and Yasha.
The story has a promising idea and full of mystery elements. ...
Sep 10, 2019
Eve no Nemuri (Manga) add
Eve no Nemuri can be called also "Yasha: New Generation". The main heroes are children of the characters from Yasha manga, so it is recommended to read that one first. Also, there are some recurring characters from Banana Fish manga. The story focuses on Sei´s daughter Arisa that starts to realize that she, too, is not an ordinary human just like her father was. The situation gets complicated even more when Sei´s clone emerges, produced solely for killing people. Arisa is determined to stop him, what is basically also the plot of the manga.
The manga is still being translated so my review is only ...
Jan 15, 2019
Yasha (Manga) add
Preliminary (72/72 chp)
Yasha is a mysterious story with criminal plot and biological background. It involves two brothers who are unaware of each other´s existence for the majority of their lives. Once the secret around their birth is discovered, the story starts to gain depth and drama elements. The psychology of characters is well described and the whole story is full of plot twists that are adding to the mystery built-up.
The art is outstanding, very nice and clean. If you are a fan of Banana Fish you might be interested in a fact that some characters from BF appear also in this manga in supportive role. The ...
Jan 8, 2019
Preliminary (13/24 eps)
This anime is about little pinguin visiting Kyoto and its sightseeings. Although it only looked cute at the first glance, there are episodes when you can actually learn something about Kyouto, or Kyoto history. Besides shrines and ponds also statues, gods or typical Kyoto food is introduced in a interesting, but simply way, so everyone can enjoy it.
The art is great, very pleasurable to the eyes and Chitose-chan is exactly the type of pet you wished to see on your own eyes :) Despite the stories being simple, the overall enjoyment is high mainly due to cuteness of main heroine. Give it a try!
Dec 17, 2018
What, no review to Renai Ruby whatsoever? I guess I´ll make one then.
This manga is a collection of two short stories. In the first one, the focus is given on a coincidental meeting of two classmates from highschool. Suzuki, being tormented by Natsuo for long 3 years, is purposely abusing older Natsuo´s trust and plans to break up with him after their one-month anniversary. But as the time goes, will he still be able to do that..?
Second story focuses on relationship of two colleagues. Shifting between friends and lovers, due to the past experiences one of them is unable to open up and ...
Oct 8, 2018
Preliminary (14/69 chp)
Mahou Shoujo Spec-Ops Asuka is story about highschooler Asuka who is trying to fit in everyday life after taking part in military before. She is strongly against joining military again, but as the story progresses she realizes she doesn´t have much of a choice.

The art is outstanding, very clean and clear, so the reader knows immediately what is going on. As a bonus, every volume begins with color pages.

Characters are strong individuals with interesting personalities. The story focuses not only on Asuka, but also on other magical girls and characters. It is easy to choose your favourite and also the most repulsive character.

As for enjoyment ...
Sep 26, 2018
This small side story occurs when Ash is still a child (presumably around 10-11 years old) and living under Dino´s roof. After several incidents Dino decides that military education will be more to Ash´s liking and that´s when Blanca comes to the scene.
The art is the same quality as in entire Banana Fish manga and personally I liked this author´s style very much. Story itself is bittersweet, showing not only grim sides of Ash´s growing up, but surprisingly also Blanca funny moments (yes, he has them). Characters, as always, are strong portrayed. No wonder since both Ash and Blanca are very difficult and deep ...
Sep 6, 2018
Mixed Feelings
Mahou Shoujo Site Sept serves as a spin-off of the Mahou Shoujo Site series. Therefore, reading it is not crucial to the main story.
The art was pretty average, not better or worse than in the series. What I did like were new magical weapons and abilities. Weak sides of this manga are mostly characters which lack development and quite predictable story. Some of the characters appear also in Mahou Shoujo Site, but that it not interfering with the story.
Overal for me 6/10 since I didn´t enjoy this story as much the other works from this author. However, the manga is quite short, so you ...