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Mar 1, 2010
+Anima (Manga) add (All reviews)
Ahh, +Anima. Half the readers probably stumbled upon this manga because its name is, alphabetically, one of the first to appear on a manga-hosting website.The other half probably just liked the word "anima" because it sounded pretty. Despite what coincidental "methods" we readers used to find it, +Anima was far from something meagerly amusing, and in fact, was engrossingly endearing in its own right. You can tell a professional storyteller from an amateur one, and Natsumi Mukai is by far the former. A story that's able to be told with stunning and consistent aesthetics, married with heartwarming character development and engaging subplots is difficult to read more
Dec 18, 2009
One reason why I like seinen and josei manga is that the themes, characters, and messages presented are sophisticated. Not to say that shoujo and shounen manga aren't, but the percentage of the latter manga that actually contain such attributes is minimal. Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan (Our Happy Time) was a surprisingly astounding read I came across around one in the morning, hoping to find something short, sweet, and rid of filler material. Upon reading the first few pages of the manga, I realized that what I discovered was much, much more than just that, and consequently provided a MEANINGFUL literary experience -- read more
Nov 19, 2009
One day, as I scrolled down Mangafox's home page, I took a quick glance at the "most popular manga" sidebar to see if there were any prospective reads out there. Funnily enough, one title I've never heard of topped the ever-so-popular Naruto, and I clicked its name, hoping I would find a glimmering jewel amongst the lackluster rubbish I've attempted to read. Its name: He Dedicated to Roses.

I should have known better. What I found was worse than rubbish; not only did it not shine, but it also shoved itself in my eyes, blinding me in all its horrific glory. In contrast to the read more