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May 16, 2021
Preliminary
What kind of heart is the heart of a samurai? What it means to be a warrior? How about brother? Lover?

Wild and weird, Peacemaker Kurogane is a continuation of Shinsengumi Imon Peacemaker. Definitely not for everybody's taste, this historical series is based on real events and people of the late 19th century and renders an intriguing picture mixing historical facts, fictional characters and even some supernatural. Foremost, I feel this is a war drama wrapped in some bizarre and flashiness making it suitable enough to fit the standards of action shounen.

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A war story. If the first series was mostly about Tetsu's plans for read more
May 7, 2021
More sports and underdogs? Generic as hell, sign me in! If you are a sucker for depictions of team play and growing stronger together you might want to give Harigane Service a shot. As of today, it hasn’t been fully translated though and you should note that this is only the first part of the story which continues in Harigane Service Ace and is still ongoing.

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In a volleyball court scaling from absurdity to reality, this series is somewhere between the attack lines; it’s a rather realistic and low-key sports drama with a few over-the-top elements and some crazy character designs and what’s most read more
Oct 16, 2020
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Legendary delinquents, one masked hentai, a quest to become one of the coolest protagonists in history. Ever heard of Nanba MG5?

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Chapter one, page one. The sturdy auntie next door appears and I know I am going to love this one. Full of expressive and silly characters, Nanba MG5 is visually interesting and definitely different. Somebody might say it looks ugly, but I think it is enjoyable and remind you not to judge the book by its cover. Keep reading.

The story starts when our main character Nanba Tsuyoshi, an infamous teenage delinquent decides to go against his even more infamous family’s wishes; a read more
Jan 6, 2020
Nanbaka (Manga) add (All reviews)
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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
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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