Reader’s Corner: A Sign of Affection, Dragon and Ceremony, and My Next Life as a Villainess Side Story

My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong, As I Expected @ comic, Vol. 17 The final arc of Oregairu (this is the 17th of 19 manga volumes) shifts heavily toward the dramatic, immediately evident ipn the cover which makes Hachiman, commonly memified as Batman-like hero, 8-man (“Hachi-man”), look like he’s in an action manga, while Yukino… Read More Reader’s Corner: A Sign of Affection, Dragon and Ceremony, and My Next Life as a Villainess Side Story

Reader’s Corner: Lovesick Ellie, The Way of the Househusband, and the Final Volume of Love Me Love Me Not

Maison Ikkoku Collector’s Edition, Vol. 6 When a writer or mangaka adds new major characters to a long-running manga or show, it’s often smacks of desperation, an attempt to keep the series going despite a dearth of creativity. But for Rumiko Takahashi’s hands, new characters are fun and functional pieces that help move the plot… Read More Reader’s Corner: Lovesick Ellie, The Way of the Househusband, and the Final Volume of Love Me Love Me Not

Reader’s Corner: Frieren Vol. 2, The Demon Girl Next Door Vol. 3, and Demon Slayer Stories of Water and Flame

Goodbye Otherworld, See You Tomorrow, Vol. 1 In the continuing mission to explore strange new genre mashups involving isekai, here’s postapocalyptic isekai. Poor Keisuke finds himself in a fantasy world where magic disappeared centuries ago after an industrial revolution, and most of the population died out recently. Soon after he encounters another lost soul, Nito… Read More Reader’s Corner: Frieren Vol. 2, The Demon Girl Next Door Vol. 3, and Demon Slayer Stories of Water and Flame

Reader’s Corner: Sarazanmai, The Abandoned Empress, and the Toilet-bound Hanako-kun Artbook

My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected, Vol. 12 Hachiman, Yukino, and Yui’s story approaches its final stages in volume 12 of My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected, which more than ever leans upon a melancholic and anxious tone as Yukino asks for the others’ support for help with a… Read More Reader’s Corner: Sarazanmai, The Abandoned Empress, and the Toilet-bound Hanako-kun Artbook

Reader’s Corner: Frieren, Pop Life, and Reign of the Seven Spellblades

Deserter: Junji Ito Story Collection Christmas season is a time for ghost stories, right? Just read A Christmas Carol to get the idea. So how about this collection, a Junji Ito one entitled Deserter? Let me tell you—it’s a lot. Each of the 12 stories are dark and filled with sadness and body horror, while… Read More Reader’s Corner: Frieren, Pop Life, and Reign of the Seven Spellblades

Reader’s Corner: The Art of Sushi, The Angel Next Door, and Cowboy Bebop: A Syndicate Story

How’s your Christmas shopping list looking? Still got a few people to buy for? Any otaku on your list? If so, let me submit for your consideration some of these manga and light novels below! We’ve got a slew of series we’re covering this week, from published webtoons to backstories to Netflix live-action adaptations that… Read More Reader’s Corner: The Art of Sushi, The Angel Next Door, and Cowboy Bebop: A Syndicate Story

Reader’s Corner: Madoka Wraith Arc, The Hunters Guild, and Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl

We have a diverse lineup of light novels and manga to close out the month of November, touching all sorts of genres and types from magical girls to harem, shounen to shoujo, and isekai to yuri—those last two within the same work! Come check out our reviews of this interesting crop of releases from Yen… Read More Reader’s Corner: Madoka Wraith Arc, The Hunters Guild, and Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl

Reader’s Corner: Alice in Bishounen-Land, Zom 100, and Cells at Work! White Brigade

I Kept Pressing the 100-Million-Year Button and Came Out on Top, Vol. 1 Let me tell you a story: a boy attends fantastical sword school, and is considered the absolute worst, but is actually surprisingly capable. The academy headmaster (a woman) deliberately engineers an incident where this boy walks in on a girl in the… Read More Reader’s Corner: Alice in Bishounen-Land, Zom 100, and Cells at Work! White Brigade