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Jan 6, 2020
Nanbaka (Manga) add (All reviews)
Preliminary
Imagine a battle manga with Ziggy Stardust as a main character. Wait! You don't actually have to do that. We already have Nanbaka, where everyone is a glam rocker.

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Oh, those Idiots with numbers. An oddball among oddballs, Nanbaka has become a series I'm faithfully following despite finding it a bit boring and awfully paced from time to time. I'm fond of the characters, love all the colors and sparkle and totally adore the art.

Nanbaka both is and is not what it looks like. If you come for the comedy, you won't be disappointed, but that's not all you will get. Be ready read more
Sep 10, 2019
”Look, dude, it’s just a game, right?”
”Just a game. Sure. And death is just...a long nap.”

Bus Gamer is one of the coolest things that never really came to be; instead, it remained an obscure piece of original work for Minekura fans to worship. What is it all about then?

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A death game. In 1999, the same year Bus Gamer started publication, a novel called Battle Royale also saw daylight. Sharing many themes and ideas with it, Bus Gamer is a death game in urban environment. Having the core plot of fighting for survival in predetermined locations, using your wits and environment to pull read more
Sep 4, 2019
Pretty guys in suits? Check. Pretty guys in uniforms. Double check. Pretty guys in each other's arms? Bring my sedatives please.

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Mitsumei is a refreshing little story about star-crossed lovers and warm feelings in cold Russian winter. It's more delicate than smutty and would be great material for BL virgins and people who love mafia or military spices in their bishounen stories.

The story and characters are surprisingly solid for a series this short. The wold feels genuine and has a strong European feeling in it. There is even a plot that actually makes sense. If something, the first half of the story is read more
Jul 11, 2019
Preliminary
You don't read stories like this because of their groundbreaking qualities; you read them because they can be so much fun.

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First, I'd like to point out that this is not a story about national socialists. The 卍 symbol in the series' name is a Buddhist symbol, manji. The original character of prosperity and good fortune has also become popular youth slang in Japan with an array of cool meanings, and regardless of its intended meaning in here, Tokyo Manji Revengers makes for one heck of a cool name.

Comradeship, bromance and bad blood - that's what gang stories are made of. If you're read more
Jul 3, 2019
Thoughts become reasons, take action, cause consequences. They form new thoughts, new reasons, new truths. When individual truths turn inter-subjective, societies are bound to break and change, for better or for worse.

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Devils’ Line. Seeing the cover, reading the synopsis, it has all the same makings than every other dark and brooding vampire romance out there. Well, colour me surprised. What I found was a thrilling police drama with decent action, complex relationships and ever evolving storytelling. Having a strong focus on politics, power struggles and discrimination it’s also an interesting study on society. Starting out as a cute romance, it never forgets read more
Feb 11, 2019
"They say wolf is a creature that won't feel lonely even if it's alone."

Warm, touching and full of heart. Something that makes you cry tears of happiness. It's not often you find a gem like that among the forest of generic romance stories which many times feature incapable protagonists, shallow and frustrating relationships and endless cycle of misunderstandings as a plot device, but with this manga I was left with feelings so sanguine it almost hurts. Hereby presenting: Bambi to Dhole.

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"Are wolves scary?"

Bambi to Dhole is the more serious, down-to-earth type of story. It's like a love child of Bitter Virgin and read more
Jan 29, 2019
Stigma (Manga) add (All reviews)
If you're ever in the mood to try something new and different, I'd dare you to try this. The reason? Stigma is an art book. With a story. It's like a midday dream or river of thoughts. It's also a quick read.

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All you need to know about Stigma is that it's an extremely beautiful short story in full color and with techniques not so often seen in manga. It's narrated by the main character in a way resembling a mix of memoir and film noir style which gives it a certain, apathetic and distant feeling. However, the story is told mainly through read more
Jan 20, 2019
I once heard that fate is something you live and destiny is something you make for yourself. What if you have been living a lie thinking you're creating your own destiny but actually have just lived the inevitable fate?

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This is the first prequel to the original Genetic Sodom Ilegenes light novels. Set in a bio punk setting with some dystopia feeling, Kokuyou no Kiseki is a solemn, unassuming and almost bleak drama mystery. And I liked it far more than I thought I would. So what is it all about?

Seeing the cover, I though this would be one of those depressing stories read more
Sep 18, 2018
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Do you like gore and monsters? Then this manga might be right up your alley.

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Shokuryou Jinrui can only be described as "repulsive made beautiful". The first thing to draw your attention is the top-notch art with great character designs. The touch is realistic and the gross stuff comes off as sickening as it can get - just like it should.

The story is pretty standard survival horror which brings close the ugliness of human nature but there are also some more imaginative twists. If you have read the authors' previous work Apocalypse no Toride the pattern seems familiar: an isolated place, a naive read more
Sep 15, 2018
Haven't had enough badassery lately? Need some more mullets in your life? Curious to know if our ragtag group will ever reach their destination? Fear not because Saiyuki is here again - and it's time to Reload.

For those not familiar with Gensomaden Saiyuki series by Minekura Kazuya, I'd warmly recommend to go back and start from the beginning. I'd also suggest to read Saiyuki Gaiden before moving on to Reload because it will give the reader a better understanding of the bigger picture as the story progresses. And now boys and girls, are you ready to fasten your seat belts?

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