Reader’s Corner: Frieren (Vol. 5), Penguin & House, and A Silent Voice

While so many manga cross somewhat into the fantasy realm, our reviews this week focus on series firmly set in that genre, with cooking penguins, talking books, and ancient dragons filling these volumes, in addition to the newest release in Frieren, a brilliant series about mage and her parties (past and present). The Ancient Magus… Read More Reader’s Corner: Frieren (Vol. 5), Penguin & House, and A Silent Voice

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

Kageki Shojo!! Manga Review, Vols. 0-5 (for manga-only readers)

I’ll admit it: I have an agenda. It is my goal to spread the word about Kageki Shojo!! and inspire more anime and manga fans to check out this delightfully comedic, surprisingly deep, and altogether beautifully-crafted series! The story follows the ups and downs and all round antics of a group of theatre-girl hopefuls (or… Read More Kageki Shojo!! Manga Review, Vols. 0-5 (for manga-only readers)

Reader’s Corner: Cat + Gamer, The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady, and When a Cat Faces West

You Like Me, Don’t You? Vol. 1 This high school romcom is…wildly uneven in terms of quality. On the one hand, it’s got: the stereotypical loser guy (Soukichi) and popular girl (Kasumi) combo in a literature club; cliché, forced romcom scenarios; wonky or missing punctuation; sentence fragments; capitalization errors; ambiguity; tacky emphasis on the female… Read More Reader’s Corner: Cat + Gamer, The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady, and When a Cat Faces West

Reader’s Corner: Frieren (Vol. 4), My Wife is an Oni, and I Got a Cheat Skill in Another World

Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki, Vol. 8 I’ve been both anticipating volume eight of Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki and dreading it, worried that this series I’ve come to adore might just fall off a cliff. While I’ve obviously enjoyed Yuki Yaku’s writing all this time, volume seven concluded with such a significant event—and one that seems as much… Read More Reader’s Corner: Frieren (Vol. 4), My Wife is an Oni, and I Got a Cheat Skill in Another World

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