Reader’s Corner: No Longer Heroine, My Wonderful World, and Wait for Me Yesterday in Spring

As one classic series nears its end (Maison Ikkoku), other manga and light novel series are just beginning, with our reviews including a romance that we thought was quite a lot better than early reviews indicated (No Longer Heroine). We also dig into the latest from an author whose last novel was the subject of… Read More Reader’s Corner: No Longer Heroine, My Wonderful World, and Wait for Me Yesterday in Spring

Reader’s Corner: Yashahime, A Nico-Colored Canvas, and Wandance

It’s double the Rumiko Takahashi this week as we review the newest release in the special edition of her classic, Maison Ikkoku, as well as the manga adaptation of Yashahime, a spin-off of her famed series, InuYasha. Other volumes we’re looking at include a new villainess series and art-school shoujo! 7th Time Loop: The Villainess… Read More Reader’s Corner: Yashahime, A Nico-Colored Canvas, and Wandance

Reader’s Corner: Josee, the Tiger and the Fish, The Eminence in Shadow (Vol. 3), and Minami Nanami Wants to Shine

Uncle from Another World, Vol. 4 As Uncle continues his travel with the trio of adventurers, including Alicia, not only will he accompany them on a quest born out of childhood, but he’ll also discover that time spent with the group is part of a grander scheme. None of this, of course, is out of… Read More Reader’s Corner: Josee, the Tiger and the Fish, The Eminence in Shadow (Vol. 3), and Minami Nanami Wants to Shine

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: The Way of the Househusband, Her Royal Highness Seems to be Angry, and a Daughter Returning as an S-Rank Adventurer

Maison Ikkoku Collector’s Edition, Vol. 5 Having watched (and loved) the Maison Ikkoku series first, I’ve been struck upon this reading of the manga that the pacing is quite different. The length of time it takes for Kyoko and Godai to grow as individuals and grow closer together is what creates both the frustration and… Read More Reader’s Corner: The Way of the Househusband, Her Royal Highness Seems to be Angry, and a Daughter Returning as an S-Rank Adventurer

Reader’s Corner: A Dissociated Haruhi, Reincarnated Dragon Hatchling, and (Already) Dead Detective

Farewell to My Alter A collection of one shots including the debut commercial work by Nio Nakatani, the writer of Bloom into You, Farewell to My Alter is one of the engaging volumes I’ve read in 2021, not least of which is because the stories contain twist endings. It’s like The Outer Limits or Twilight… Read More Reader’s Corner: A Dissociated Haruhi, Reincarnated Dragon Hatchling, and (Already) Dead Detective

Fanart Friday: Maison Ikkoku

I really love the fanart created by うえすと because it’s almost always lovely depictions of Rumiko Takahashi characters, including my favorite series from the famed mangaka, Maison Ikkoku. ★ 【うえすと】 「 splendid allegory 」 ☆