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Feb 3, 2022
Smut can be good! Smut can be good, I say to myself, as I read smut. It can be good.

This is definitely one of those manga I didn't expect to properly enjoy. I thought I was just gonna read smut and move on, but the idea here is actually cool and well-executed in the short 11-chapter run. You get to see a lot of different situations, both sexual and not, with a surprisingly nuanced cast of characters in a bunch of different pairings. A lot of good questions are posed; some of them are answered and others are left for the reader to stew on. ...
Jan 20, 2022
It is a shame, a fucking CRYING shame and I say that because I am crying, that this episode was relegated to being a special instead of a part of Hitotose's 12 episode broadcast. I say that because this is by far the best episode in all of Tamayura, and I'm pretty sure like half the people that watched this series missed it.

Tamayura is all about the main character following in the footsteps of her late father, and the emotional impact that comes along with such a heavy theme, but nothing hits as hard as the gut-punch this special delivers. When I think about episodes ...
Dec 6, 2021
This manga has a description that, while accurate, will never be able to properly portray this story's strengths. Hopefully, this review will help.

There is no better word to describe this manga than just straight-up RAW. No holds barred. When a character is happy, they're elated. When a character is angry, they're fucking furious. No beating around the bush; just about every character wears their heart on their sleeve and it really makes for a compelling story.

It seems like a classic, albeit tiresome premise: promiscuous girl meets straightedge guy and hijinks ensue. I definitely almost dropped it after the first chapter. But something made me click ...
Oct 21, 2021
This might be one of the most nuanced manga I've ever read, and it's about eromanga of all things.

Everything, from the character interactions to everyone's individual flaws, from the story pacing to the resolutions; all of it feels meticulously laid out to be incredibly engaging and genuinely human. Many of the characters here feel like they could be people out there somewhere in the world, and I can only say that for a very select few manga. There's something really special here, and I don't wanna say even a bit about the story itself because I want you to go read it yourself.

It's only 30 ...
Feb 8, 2021
Preliminary (7/? chp)
In 2012, Flying Witch made history by becoming the first work of fiction ever to blend the magic and slice of life genres seamlessly. Majo Life is the second.

This manga just has such good energy to it. Granted, there are a lot of moments when the author will have a character poke fun at the MCs for being very plain witches. Other than that, though, everything feels so nice and light, and I always come away with a warm feeling in my heart. I'm really happy I caught this one early on so I can enjoy the growth of the MCs on a more leisurely ...
Apr 29, 2020
Preliminary (36/? chp)
I want to write a review for this that doesn't mention Girls' Last Tour, but I really can't figure out how, so bear with me.

Shimeji Simulation is the second major manga from Tsukumizu, the first being the aforementioned Girls' Last Tour. If you've read GLT or follow Tsukumizu on Twitter, you're probably familiar with their signature "touch of darkness;" everything they do seems to have a hint of sadness tucked away inside.

This was really easy to see in GLT. While much of the manga was comedic or relaxing, it was undeniably a post-apocalyptic manga filled with moments of sadness and melancholy. Because of that, what ...
Apr 18, 2020
Preliminary (11/? chp)
There's something special about this manga and I can't really figure out what it is.

This manga's description is definitely accurate, but the way it's written gives it a sort of wacky feeling, and I went in with that expectation. Instead, I was greeted with something incredibly down to earth, with two adult characters interacting in a misunderstanding-less way to create a nice relationship together.

To say the least, this manga is incredibly comfy. The MCs are just too cute together, and every interaction between them serves to deepen their bond. It's only been 11 chapters, and I can already tell I'll be rooting them on the ...
Sep 13, 2019
Preliminary (30/45 chp)
I legitimately don't understand why the score for Fulldrum is barely above a 7; this is one of the most entertaining sports series I've read/watched. The first goddamn chapter of this manga features the main character tackling a motorbike... and winning. By all accounts, this manga is ridiculous fun, even if it's about a sport you may have never watched in your life.

Our main character joins the rugby club at his school, not because he wants to play rugby, but because there's a cute girl managing the first years. Once there, he proceeds to frustrate everyone he comes into contact with, ultimately leading to ...
Sep 1, 2019
Preliminary (13/105 chp)
Yes, I did read this because the anime was just announced, and yes, my time was spent perfectly well.

I remember seeing chapters 1 and 2 of this pop up on /r/manga a long time ago and passed it up because I thought it was about a girl with a hand-puppet dinosaur. Not sure why I thought that, but it’s not important now. What is important is that the manga is actually about a gal and an unexplained dinosaur, which is my favorite kind of dinosaur.

There’s not much to talk about, which is what makes this weird little read really fun. It’s just a girl ...
Jun 7, 2019
Preliminary (50/201 chp)
I started reading this manga because the main character is hot as fuck. That being said, this manga has a lot going for it outside of that.

Being a slice of life manga, nothing much really happens over the course of the 50 chapters I've read (the rest are untranslated), but nothing much has to happen. Zawa-san provides an amazing little vignette on high school baseball in Japan, but not the type we'd get from an actual sports manga. Instead, we see the situation of somebody who can't actually participate in real games. Mostly, though, this manga is about little stories and goofy situations involving the ...