Reader’s Corner: Those Snow White Notes, Your Lie in April Revisited, and A Couple of Cuckoos

She’s My Knight, Vol. 1 The premise of this lovely little comic is simple: Ichinose has always been the popular kid, attracting attention from all the girls until cool, collected Mogami comes along, stealing not only Ichinose’s popularity, but also his heart. I’m a total sucker for the Mogami type in manga and anime—the tall,… Read More Reader’s Corner: Those Snow White Notes, Your Lie in April Revisited, and A Couple of Cuckoos

Reader’s Corner: Demon Slayer, Nerdy Nurse, and Play It Cool, Guys

Date A Live, Vol. 1 Having enjoyed the Date A Live anime, I was curious to check out the source material, and the first volume didn’t disappoint. It’s a high school harem romantic comedy…that takes place in a borderline post-apocalyptic setting full of mystery, absurdity, and tragedy. There are plenty of sweet or humorous moments,… Read More Reader’s Corner: Demon Slayer, Nerdy Nurse, and Play It Cool, Guys

Reader’s Corner: Carole & Tuesday, Rascal Does Not Dream of Siscon Idol, and The Rampage of Haruhi Suzumiya

Rascal Does Not Dream of Siscon Idol (Rascal, Vol. 4) My most consistent complaint about the Rascal series, which I otherwise find charming, is that the stories are too full of contrivances. with plots points and character actions often making little sense. Though these developments are often small, such as an explanation that the sisters… Read More Reader’s Corner: Carole & Tuesday, Rascal Does Not Dream of Siscon Idol, and The Rampage of Haruhi Suzumiya

Reader’s Corner: Ride Your Wave, Saving 80,000 Gold, and Interviews with Miyazaki

Sasaki and Miyano, Vol. 1 Miyano is a Boys Love (BL) manga fan and Sasaki is an older boy who seems to constantly get into trouble. When they meet, Sasaki realizes pretty quickly that he has a crush on Miyano. What follows is an leisurely-paced first volume featuring the flirty Sasaki and an oblivious Miyano,… Read More Reader’s Corner: Ride Your Wave, Saving 80,000 Gold, and Interviews with Miyazaki

Reader’s Corner: Silver Spoon, Solo Leveling, and the Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

Solo Leveling, Vol. 1 (novel) The immensely popular webtoon, Solo Leveling, features a basic premise about a young man rising from the lowest of ranks of “hunting” to become incredibly strong. It’s most appreciated for its art, so the question is, if the story is mundane, does it’s forerunner, which lacks any illustrations, hold up?… Read More Reader’s Corner: Silver Spoon, Solo Leveling, and the Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

Reader’s Corner: The Girl Without a Face, In the Land of Leadale, and Rascal Does Not Dream

Ascendance of a Bookworm: Part 3, Vol. 4 The newest volume in Miya Kazuki’s Ascendance of a Bookworm series dropped yesterday, and there’s a lot to take in this time around—from printing presses to prancing trees to turbulent politics. As the archduke’s daughter, Rozemyne is finally able to make use the printing press she had… Read More Reader’s Corner: The Girl Without a Face, In the Land of Leadale, and Rascal Does Not Dream

Reader’s Corner: MHA Team-Up Missions, Assassination Classroom, and Love Me, Love Me Not

My Hero Academia: Team-Up Missions, Vol. 1 Developed to put the various characters from the MHA universe into short-term teams with one another, My Hero Academia: Team Up Missions features side stories and regular content in what amounts to fun but inconsequential filler material. The premise is that with provisional licenses now in hand, the… Read More Reader’s Corner: MHA Team-Up Missions, Assassination Classroom, and Love Me, Love Me Not

Reader’s Corner: Sword Art Online, I Want to Eat Your Pancreas, and A Sign of Affection

I’ll Never Set Foot in That House Again! Vol. 2 While I really liked the first volume of this series, the second definitely falls off a bit. Part of this is simply because, now that the storyline of Chelsea mentally overcoming her abusive upbringing and getting justice against her abusers has concluded, the narrative has… Read More Reader’s Corner: Sword Art Online, I Want to Eat Your Pancreas, and A Sign of Affection

Reader’s Corner: She’s the Cutest, Mint Chocolate, and Assassin’s Creed

Mint Chocolate, Vol. 1 Of all the variations of the incest romance one might find out there, the “stepsiblings who meet as teens” variant is probably the most “acceptable” for most people. After all, when you have someone like the protagonist of this shoujo manga, Nanami, who finds out that her new stepbrother Kyouhei is… Read More Reader’s Corner: She’s the Cutest, Mint Chocolate, and Assassin’s Creed