Reader’s Corner: Bleach (Vol. 1), Kaiju No. 8 (Vol. 4), and Shortcake Cake (Vol. 12, Final)

Everything old is new again! This anime season has seen the return of classics like Urusei Yatsura and Bleach, so we thought…why not cover the latter as a throwback by a reviewer who has never read it? We’re also looking at the first volume of another classic that’s soon to receive a reboot, Trigun: Maximum.… Read More Reader’s Corner: Bleach (Vol. 1), Kaiju No. 8 (Vol. 4), and Shortcake Cake (Vol. 12, Final)

Reader’s Corner: Mission: Yozakura Family (Vol. 1), Wandance (Vol. 2), and I Will Forget This Feeling Someday

Among the offerings we cover this week are a couple of one-volume releases from the mangaka of Beastars and the author of I Want to Eat Your Pancrease, respectively. We also review the newest releases from several other series and the opening volume of a Shonen Jump favorite. Animal Crossing: New Horizons Deserted Island Diary… Read More Reader’s Corner: Mission: Yozakura Family (Vol. 1), Wandance (Vol. 2), and I Will Forget This Feeling Someday

Reader’s Corner: Romantic Killer, Dandadan, and At Night, I Become a Monster

Transformers or Demon King housekeepers? Youth doing romance “wrong” or boys that turn into monsters at night? Boys that turn into monsters PERIOD or a wizard cursing a young woman? We absolutely run the gamut this week with the releases we’re covering, including a host of works coming out this week or next. Let us… Read More Reader’s Corner: Romantic Killer, Dandadan, and At Night, I Become a Monster

Reader’s Corner: Higehiro, True Beauty, and The Saint’s Belated Happiness

A yakuza, sleigh beggy, and high school runaway walk into a grocery store…okay, only the yakuza would be in such a place (!), because the sleigh beggy already has a banshee maid to care for her food needs and the runaway is currently holed up in a businessman’s apartment. Huh? Do you know which three… Read More Reader’s Corner: Higehiro, True Beauty, and The Saint’s Belated Happiness

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: Though I’m an Inept Villainess, Manga Metamorphosis, and Alice in Borderland (Vol. 3)

While settings, archetypes, and genres are so often limited in manga and light novels, this week’s selection demonstrates how creative writers and artists can be within these confines, from the humor of body-swap historical light novel Though I Am an Inept Villainess to the medical research high school romance, Mia and the Forbidden Medicine Report.… Read More Reader’s Corner: Though I’m an Inept Villainess, Manga Metamorphosis, and Alice in Borderland (Vol. 3)

Reader’s Corner: Ima Koi (Vol. 3), Ghost Reaper Girl (Vol. 2), and Secrets of the Silent Witch

How about some sci-fi? This week, we cover the recent release of the android and robotics-focused light novel Your Forma, joining a host of other recommended series, including the newly released volume of romance Ima Koi, hyperviolent game adaptation, SINoALICE, and charming light novel, The Holy Grail of Eris. Ghost Reaper Girl • The Holy… Read More Reader’s Corner: Ima Koi (Vol. 3), Ghost Reaper Girl (Vol. 2), and Secrets of the Silent Witch