Review: Star Wars Leia, Princess of Alderaan, Vol. 1 (Manga)

The Star Wars saga begins with the specter of the Empire literally hanging over the rebellion, as a Star Destroyer approaches and attacks the Tantive IV, Leia Organa’s small vessel. A destructive and violent Darth Vader boards the corvette, but meets his match in the diminutive princess. Though he arrests her, she is defiant and… Read More Review: Star Wars Leia, Princess of Alderaan, Vol. 1 (Manga)

Star Wars: Lost Stars (Manga Review, Complete Three-Volume Series)

With an iron grip on systems across the universe, the Empire took control of planets one by one, and when doing so, promised its inhabitants that transformation would come, the kind to change their lives for the better as they came under their auspices. Promises and propaganda would encourage the best young talent in the… Read More Star Wars: Lost Stars (Manga Review, Complete Three-Volume Series)

Resisting Evil

When I watched the delightfully absurd Witch Craft Works, one surprisingly thoughtful scene stood out amid the convoluted hilarity. I don’t dare attempt to explain the whole story, but at this particular point, protagonist Takamiya Honoka and witch / bodyguard / love interest Kagari Ayaka have come into conflict with Kagari’s mother (an extremely strong… Read More Resisting Evil