Shounen Manga Reviews

Aria The Masterpiece Vol 1 Review

Aria was previously partially released by Tokyopop, and, now that they’ve gotten back to publishing manga, this title has been resurrected from license limbo and is being released again in fancy new two-in-one omnibus editions. I never picked up the original release, but I recalled hearing good things about it, so I decided to dip… Continue Reading →

Komi Can’t Communicate Vol 1 Review

Komi Can’t Communicate is a comedy manga with a somewhat cliché premise. I was initially a bit on the fence about picking it up, but after reading a number to positive reviews, I decided to give it a go and see if it was as hilarious as everyone said. Synopsis: Tadano is a completely average… Continue Reading →


Beastars Vol 1 Review

Beastars is the newest manga to be released under the Viz Signature line, a banner that specializes in sophisticated or edgy titles aimed at an older audience, so I knew that I was in for something a little different with this series. Synopsis: In a world inhabited by anthropomorphized animals, predators and prey seem to… Continue Reading →

Beastars Vol 2 Review

Beastars continues to be an intriguing character piece that focuses on the troubled psychology of our teen animal protagonists. Volume 2 introduces a new character who seems to be looking to stir up conflict and we also learn a surprising fact about the Drama Club that only raises more questions. Synopsis: Legoshi is thrown off… Continue Reading →


Beastars Vol 3 Review

A new volume of Beastars has arrived and things are getting more complicated for our favourite wolf-boy, both in terms of his personal life and his understanding of himself. Synopsis: Following their explosive fight during a drama-club production, Louis comes close to suspending Legoshi and Bill from the club, but ultimately decides to let them… 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 →


Beastars Vol 5 Review

I think that this might be the most intense volume of the Beastars manga yet! It’s certainly the most violent! Fair warning, this review will include some spoilers for earlier events in the series, and possibly for the anime, which I still haven’t seen. Synopsis: Haru has been abducted and the calling card found at… Continue Reading →

Sand Land Review

While combing through the boxes of old manga titles at a big comics sale, I recently came across this little gem. Sand Land is a one-shot series by Akira Toriyama, the creator of the mega-hit manga series: Dragon Ball. To give you a little bit of background information on my history with Akira Toriyama, the… Continue Reading →


Astra Lost in Space Review

I feel like I’m arriving a bit late to the party when it comes to Astra Lost in Space. I haven’t watched any of the anime yet, but it’s been receiving such positive buzz that I decided to give the original manga a try. The manga has been fully released in english and is only… Continue Reading →


Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Vol 1 Review

Monokuma is back and up to his old tricks in this sequel to the first Danganronpa manga. Danronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, drawn by Kuroki Q, adapts the second game in the Danganronpa franchise and is actually the second manga adaptation of said game that has been released in English, the first being Danganronpa 2: Ultimate… Continue Reading →

That Blue Sky Feeling Series Review

What does it mean to like someone? This is the central question the main character of That Blue Sky Feeling wrestles with in this unusual and poignant manga. Originally a webcomic, this manga is a remake, with art by Coma Hashii and the story written by the original creator, Okura, that tells a thoughtful story… Continue Reading →


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