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Mar 17, 2018
Preliminary
What a lovely series. I've found that this author's works are very calming and inoffensive; I always read these when I can't stomach anything else. This story matches the pace of real life much better than whatever else I've read: no emotional rollercoaster, no cheap drama to elicit false sympathy; no long drawn out shouting matches of feelings and relationships; no over-narration; no gratuitous violence, sex, sticky feelings, come to think of it, a good analogy is Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, but for adults with more politics and fewer gender jokes. If you like Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun but also like politics, you will like this.

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Mar 17, 2018
This is honestly a pretty lackluster series. It's another one of those guilty pleasure reads, terrible writing carried only by merit of h o m o s e x u a l m a i n c o u p l e. But then why am I writing a review for this? Well, if we sort all manga by "has decent non-angst-driven non-romance plot" and "ample h o m o s e x y," in the tiny little almost nonexistent sliver of overlap, Silver Diamond soars to the top.

Remember, kids, define your market and you will succeed, even when you shouldn't.
Mar 17, 2018
I didn't really like this. This is not a manga for people like me, who value meaning, ambition, purpose, ya get it. However, even I can recognize that this manga is amazing. It is the scariest manga that I've ever read, it beats out the "disturbing" scary of Junjo Ito, the "gory" scary of your stereotypical apocalypse survival horror manga, and the "existential crisis" scary of psychological horror, it comes close to jumpscare shock. Why?

Because everything is so goddam pointless. I believe "I Am a Hero" is actually one of the most realistic tellings of an survival horror story. The realism is precisely what gets read more
Mar 17, 2018
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Man, this is my favorite manga of all time. It is by far not the best written, the most insightful, nor the best drawn. However, it is the only manga that has duped me before I dumped it, and it is also the manga of my favorite character and my most hated character!

Now I must confess, I don't really feel anything when I read. I can tear up a little at sad parts and laugh at funny parts, but it's not powerful emotion. Even in Berserk, at the betrayal's climax, I was like, "meh, this dude is so ungrateful."

But boy, oh boy, Shiki is read more
Mar 17, 2018
Honestly, I usually don't tell people I've read Pandora Hearts, 'cause its so goddam clichéd: gothic, angst, hidden personalities, beautiful bastards, glory in death, etc. But I will review it because despite the fact that I only tolerate it as a piece of work, I actually do enjoy it a lot.

This is the story of a bunch of personality disorders. It is not a story about a boy who finds his true home, or about a girl who tries to recover her memories, or about fighting the 4th wall, it is first and foremost a story about therapy for personality disorders and how the entire read more
Mar 17, 2018
Well, there are already too many reviews for this manga but I liked it so much I had to write my own. This is what happens when you get an actually smart author to write stuff: you get cool stuff.

It's not actually completely fullproof, though. Some of the stuff, like the smuggling game, does require suspension of disbelief (e.g. Mr. No Eyebrows should have realized the deal Akiyama made with the "spies" and found some suitable way to dissuade them immediately after they mentioned what Akiyama said in the room,) but whatever. Also, some of the games, like the 2nd round game is an read more
Mar 17, 2018
Preliminary
A cute lil' slice-of-life gore manga! Great leisure read, well-crafted but light enough to be enjoyed at your pace.

The story follows the supernatural and violent (and sometimes just violent) accidents of the two main characters and the other hodgepodge side characters of the supernatural club. It is very, very slice of life because the story is a cycle of: nasty stuff happens, our protagonists narrowly escape, and then we accept it, forget it, and move on to the next chapter.

The reasons why I rate this so highly are because one, the story is very clean, two, the protagonists are well-developed and, three, the art read more