Reader’s Corner: Fly Me to the Moon, Meikyuu, and Star Wars: The High Republic: The Edge of Balance

Fly Me to the Moon (Tonikawa), Vol. 7 To no one’s surprise, this lovely manga continues to be sweet and hilarious. Highlights this time include Tsukasa making Nasa do his homework to watch Avengers: Endgame, and the fourth wall-breaking line, “I hope she never reads this manga…” Of note, I felt like this volume had… Read More Reader’s Corner: Fly Me to the Moon, Meikyuu, and Star Wars: The High Republic: The Edge of Balance

Reader’s Corner: Unwanted Undead Adventurer, Love Me Love Me Not, and the Return of Bleach

Bleach: Special One-Shot Bleach is a polarizing show for many fans, whether bys the way the anime ended in filler episodes or because of the shounen tropes in the manga that don’t always work out. I for one am a fan of the series, so I was excited that a one-shot was released, featured on… Read More Reader’s Corner: Unwanted Undead Adventurer, Love Me Love Me Not, and the Return of Bleach

Shoujo with a Shockingly “Violent” Twist: A Video Review of Prince Freya

The shoujo genre has quickly become one of my favorite manga genres.  While sports manga and sports-themed manga is still my favorite, when I browse my shelves, I can’t deny that shoujo dominates my bookcase compared to other genres. I don’t necessarily mind this, thought I’ve begun to recognize themes and tropes that are common… Read More Shoujo with a Shockingly “Violent” Twist: A Video Review of Prince Freya

Reader’s Corner: Skip and Loafer, Zom 100, and Megumi Hayashibara’s Characters

A Sign of Affection, Vol. 3 A Sign of Affection continues to sweep me off my feet! Volume three begins with all the giddy expectation that volume two left me on. Yuki and Itsuomi continue their conversation of how far does it go when it comes to Itsuomi and the answer to that question leads to… Read More Reader’s Corner: Skip and Loafer, Zom 100, and Megumi Hayashibara’s Characters

Reader’s Corner: Haruhi’s Intution, Social Media in the RPG World, and a Rascal and Sister Home Alone

Rascal Does Not Dream of a Sister Home Alone Keji Mizoguchi’s Rascal series draws you in by the banter between Sakuta and his harem (particularly Mai), but really hinges on the believability of the Adolescent Syndrome (the mysterious happenings to the the protagonist and the girls around him) in each volume. I have issue, also,… Read More Reader’s Corner: Haruhi’s Intution, Social Media in the RPG World, and a Rascal and Sister Home Alone

Reader’s Corner: 86, After-School Hanako-kun, Batmanga, and Marie Kondo

86–Eighty-Six, Vol. 1 The recent anime adaptation piqued my curiosity about this series, and the first volume didn’t disappoint. A country steeped in racism and greed uses child soldiers from ethnic minorities (collectively dubbed the “Eighty-Six”) to fend off an endless robot army. The privileged Lena takes command of one such unit, Spearhead Squadron, and… Read More Reader’s Corner: 86, After-School Hanako-kun, Batmanga, and Marie Kondo

Reader’s Corner: One Week Friends, Failure Frame, and SAO Progressive

Failure Frame: I Became the Strongest and Annihilated Everything With Low-Level Spells Mimori Touka and his classmates are spirited away to a fantasy world where they’re given skills, powers, and ranks. But Minori has a problem. He has the lowest rank, E, and according to the summoning goddess, and with the support of the other… Read More Reader’s Corner: One Week Friends, Failure Frame, and SAO Progressive

Reader’s Corner: Springtime Window, Boys Run the Riot, and A Sign of Affection

A Sign of Affection, Vol. 2 Volume one of A Sign of Affection was a manga I had on pre-order a full year before it released, and I instantly hit the preorder button whenever a new volume becomes available. No surprise then that I stopped everything to read volume two when it arrived, and it… Read More Reader’s Corner: Springtime Window, Boys Run the Riot, and A Sign of Affection