Beast Complex Vol 1 Review

Beast Complex, is an early work by Paru Itagaki and a precursor to the popular manga series, Beastars. It's set in the same world of anthropomorphized animals as Beastars, and this short-story collection is composed of self-contained stories that explore the tensions between herbivores and carnivores. Short-story anthologies can sometimes be a mixed bag, but... Continue Reading →

Beastars Vol 10 Review

We’re gearing up for a big showdown in this volume of Beastars! Will Legoshi be able to defeat the murderer in a head on fight? Well, we don’t find out in this volume, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t a lot that happens. As with my other reviews of the Beastars manga, this review... Continue Reading →

Beastars Vol 9 Review

So, there are just a few minor developments to discuss in this volume of Paru Itagaki’s Beastars. Let’s see, one of the drama club members gets their arm ripped off, we learn a huge secret about Legoshi’s heritage and the identity of Tem’s murderer is revealed!!! Be aware that this review will contain some spoilers... Continue Reading →

Beastars Vol 8 Review

As with my other reviews of the Beastars manga, be aware that this review will contain some spoilers for events that occurred in the previous volumes in the series. Synopsis: After being attacked by the same student who murdered his friend, Tem, Legoshi seeks out Gohin to ask him to train him in combat. Gohin... Continue Reading →

Beastars Vol 7 Review

Oh my god! Did this manga actually remember that it has a murder-mystery subplot? As with my reviews of the earlier volumes in the Beastars series, this review will contain some spoilers for events that occurred in the previous volumes, so I suggest getting caught up on the series before reading this. Synopsis: Things feel... Continue Reading →

Beastars Vol 6 Review

After the last, action-packed volume, Beastars shifts the focus back to the character's interpersonal relationships and the romantic drama between Legoshi, Haru and Juno. As with my previous reviews of the Beastars manga, this review will contain spoilers for previous volumes in the series. Synopsis:  After rescuing Haru, Legoshi finally confesses to her that he... 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 →

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 →

The Wize Wize Beasts of the Wizarding Wizdoms Review

The Wize Wize Beasts of the Wizarding Wizdoms, by Nagabe, is an anthology of BL stories featuring anthropomorphized animals attending a wizarding school. It’s basically Harry Potter Fanfiction: The Manga, only less smutty then that title entails. If you’re feeling hesitant about this manga because you’re worried it will feature a bunch of animal-people getting... 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 →

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