Reader’s Corner: Alice in Borderland (Vol. 2), To Strip the Flesh, and Golden Gold

Horror and the ancient world weave in and out of the manga and light novels we’re reviewing this week, with moments that will make you squirm and others that convey a warm familiarity, even when featuring the unknown. Then there are also the human dramas we’re reading, which take place in more contemporary settings while… Read More Reader’s Corner: Alice in Borderland (Vol. 2), To Strip the Flesh, and Golden Gold

Reader’s Corner: Higehiro, The Holy Grail of Eris, and Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible

Higehiro, Vol. 3 It’s not easy to keep it secret that a runaway high school girl is staying at your home, especially when you’re the honest type who doesn’t lie well. So it isn’t long before some of those closest to Sayu and Yoshida know bits and pieces about their living situation, including Goto, the… Read More Reader’s Corner: Higehiro, The Holy Grail of Eris, and Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible

Reader’s Corner: Witch Watch, FMA Fullmetal Edition Vol. 15, and Earthchild, Chapter 1

Witch Watch, Vol. 1 Adolescent witch Nico is thrilled to move back to the city and start high school, though she’s most excited to be paired with her childhood friend, Morihito (Moi), who just happens to be both an ogre and her new familiar. As the incorrigible Nico starts school life, Morihito must protect her… Read More Reader’s Corner: Witch Watch, FMA Fullmetal Edition Vol. 15, and Earthchild, Chapter 1

Reader’s Corner: Yoshida the Catch, Falling Drowning, and Yu-Gi-Oh!

Fungus and Iron, Vol. 1 Dante is an unusual case among the soldiers of Amigasa. He doesn’t become angry on cue at their enemy, the Ether. He complains about their food. And he questions everything. Normally, this would be grounds for immediate executed, but that hasn’t occurred, though now the why of his being left… Read More Reader’s Corner: Yoshida the Catch, Falling Drowning, and Yu-Gi-Oh!

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: 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: Silver Spoon, Solo Leveling, and the Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

Solo Leveling, Vol. 1 (novel) The immensely popular webtoon, Solo Leveling, features a basic premise about a young man rising from the lowest of ranks of “hunting” to become incredibly strong. It’s most appreciated for its art, so the question is, if the story is mundane, does it’s forerunner, which lacks any illustrations, hold up?… Read More Reader’s Corner: Silver Spoon, Solo Leveling, and the Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya