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Dec 19, 2017
Solanin (Manga) add (All reviews)
I'm writing this from the perspective of a high schooler, and one who entered 9th grade this year. I bought this manga after hearing about it on this very site. Inio Asano is a highly acclaimed author, and it is extremely easy to see why.

First off, this manga is super easy to recommend to general comic book fan. The plot is down to earth, relatable, and most of all, engaging. Considering that this story came from Asano's mind during a period when he himself was in this very age bracket, just starting as a mangaka and making his mark in the underground market, this read more
Dec 19, 2017
One of the things I like about manga is the ability to read a wide variety of stories, as well as experience different perspectives and views. Unfortunately, I sometimes come across stuff that should just never have been made, and I then regret why I even bothered to read it.

Kedamono Damono is absolute crap. Seriously, avoid this dumb shoujo like the plague. It has a unique premise, a gender-bender comedy about a guy who becomes a girl at night...and that's it. The romance is a horrible will-they-won't they, and the series art reeks of unoriginality. I know I'm not the first, or last, to read more
Dec 7, 2017
Neo Parasyte F is mediocre. Simply mediocre. Nothing about it is really unique, and it just comes off as a simple cash grab by Kodansha to cash in on the popularity of the anime. Of course, I'm not saying that this anthology is bad...just rather...lacking.

Now, why is it really...okay? How could you screw up a simple anthology comic?. Well, this series ran in ARIA, a shoujo magazine that is really underground and not popular anyways, so the authors could've done whatever they wanted. Considering all things, using shoujo authors to portray Parasyte is a horrible idea. Half of these stories are just stupid declarations read more
Oct 25, 2017
Nirvana (Manga) add (All reviews)
Nirvana is a shoujo manga that attempts to recreate a typical shounen manga feel. Does it work? Sorta...Well, first, let me explain the plot. Young girl dies on a plane crash, gets reincarnated in another world...typical isekai stuff. The catch is that the enemies of this world use transformations to terrorize the people. So our main heroine must stop it. The story is fast, fun, and energetic. The heroes travel to foreign lands, and the art is gorgeous, with a good look. It is certainly reminiscent of Magi, with a world based off a foreign culture and with tons of adventure. A solid read if read more
Sep 25, 2017
A shoujo manga getting an anime adaptation? Beyond the fact that shoujo anime are incredibly rare these days, {and not very popular in the general community}, I was inspired me to read the manga, and I wasn't impressed.

Art: The art is gorgeous. A pastel water-color like vibe, it is gorgeous on the eyes. Super abstract and beautiful.

Story: Unique, but really slow. It just sorta meanders at the early points, introducing us to the world. Once it kicks up, it slows down again, taking its time to do things. Really, a lot of stuff is just dumped on us, and it doesn't really explain anything. The read more
Sep 18, 2017
You know, for a manga by Kore Yamazaki, this isn't well know, like at all. I didn't even know it existed until I came upon it on a reviewer section of a manga magazine, and even then, the premise was...odd. Anyways, I read the first two chapters and here's my opinion.

Art: GORGEOUS. Yamazaki is an amazing artist, and it shows. All the panels are well illustrated and give off a fairy-tail vibe. The characters are distinct, and pop out on the page.

Story: Sorta like Mochizuki crossed with Kaori Yuki. Lots of twists, and some mild horror.

Characters: Generic but enjoyable. Joanna is a fun, enigmatic lead. read more