Given Vol 1 Review

Given was by far my favourite anime to debut last year and I’ve been excitedly awaiting the release of the original manga by Natsuki Kizu so that I could experience more of this incredible story. So, for once, I’m in a position where I’m reviewing a manga with an anime adaptation that I’ve actually watched!... Continue Reading →

Beyond the Clouds Vol 1 Review

Beyond the Clouds: The Girl Who Fell From the Sky is a manga-style, fantasy comic by Nicke that was originally published in France. I was drawn to the comic’s steam-punk aesthetic, beautiful cover art and the promise of a fairy tale-like story and decided to give it a try. So did this tale of magic... Continue Reading →

Pokémon Sword & Shield Review

Pokémon Sword and Shield have been out for about three months now and in that time I've managed to beat game, played through the post-game story line and am well on my way to completing the pokedex. I wrote a post on my first impressions of the game back in November and, now that I've... Continue Reading →

A Man & His Cat Vol 1 Review

A Man & His Cat is the debut release of the new, North American manga publisher: Square Enix Manga & Books. Square Enix has been licensing out its manga titles for years, but they just recently established their own publishing company in North America and they’re kicking this new venture off with a bang, as... Continue Reading →

Liquor & Cigarettes Review

Ranmaru Zariya never fails to deliver the goods when it comes to sexiness! Liquor & Cigarettes is a light-hearted and sensual BL manga about two long-time friends experimenting with the possibility of becoming lovers with electric results. Synopsis: Theo’s family owns the liquor store that's situated across the street from the cigarette shop owned by... Continue Reading →

Beastars Vol 4 Review

Whoo boy! This volume of Beastars was a real emotional-rollercoaster ride! We have torrid love affairs, the reveal of a tragic backstory and violent plots, all sandwiched in between high school hijinks as everyone prepares for a summer festival. Be warned, this review will include spoilers. Synopsis: The members of the Drama Club are hard... Continue Reading →

Living-Room Matsunaga-San Vol 1 Review

I can’t tell you how many shojo manga stories I’ve read where the writer has concocted some convoluted scenario that forces the romantic leads to live together. It’s a classic set-up that throws the potential couple together in an intimate setting and then lets the sparks fly. Keiko Iwashita, the writer/artist of Living-Room Matsunaga-San, has... Continue Reading →

Don’t Call Me Dirty Review

Don’t Call Me Dirty is a BL manga by Gorou Kanbe with a title that might make it sound sexier than it actually is. Instead of a being a comic about dirty deeds (though there is a bit of that), this is a touching and romantic tale that focuses on the importance of treating everyone... Continue Reading →

The Rose of Versailles Vol 1 Review

Penned by Riyoko Ikeda and beginning publication in 1972, the manga series The Rose of Versailles was a sensationally successful period-drama that's had a huge and lasting impact on the landscape of shojo manga since its release. The story has been adapted into a hit anime, as well as several movies and musicals, and now... Continue Reading →

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