Reviewing comics great and small since 2006
The end of Himawari-San, the end of an era
Himawari-san was one of my favourite manga of the last 10 years, I discovered it in 2012/2013 and I’ve been reading it ever since one chapter at a time. It is the product of Sugano Manami and it is in all honesty an enjoyable read....Click to continue reading.
Fantastic Japanese artists found via Twitter
Japan is full of really classy artists, indeed they’re so numerous sadly. I say sadly because it’s literally impossible to ever behold all of their art because there are so many. It’s like the universe in that we can only see what is in the observable universe, the rest past the boundary unreachable forever.....Click to continue reading.
A Review of Bibliomania
Bibliomania, biblio (book) and mania (an excessive enthusiasm for) I think it sums it up pretty well, it is quite a short manga being only like 12 chapters barely enough to make a volume but it’s really quite something to behold, thought provoking, terrifying, loaded with metaphors, and euphemisms, a look at the human condition; not always the best parts either. The manga, Bibliomania is many things but one thing’s for sure it’ll likely leave it’s mark on you....Click to continue reading.
A review of Hope
Hope is a manga about an aspiring shoujo mangaka (manga artist who makes manga marketed at girls). All dreams start somewhere and this story starts with the protagonist at school as she first discovers her love for drawing manga despite various challenges such as annoying students, ignorant teachers and less than supportive parents.....Click to continue reading.
A review Sparkling Drop and Shimmering Drop
Shimmering drop and Sparkling drop are the latest major anthologies from Sweatdrop studios in celebration of the groups’ 20th year of publishing. Indeed it has been almost that long that I’ve known them....Click to continue reading.
A review of Apricot Cookies
This comic was something of a random discovery while I was browsing Tapas, I sort of liked the look of it at first glance and there’s quite a bit more to it than what I thought...Click to continue reading.
Fate Equals Not Destiny
Fate equals not destiny is a work in progress with at least one completed volume in print so far with things likely to continue updating one page at a time into the future. It’s nice to look at, and covers some well known archetypes in manga while trying to do it’s own thing...Click to continue reading.
Mitarai ke Enjou Suru … The Mitarai’s house is on fire.
Here is an excellent manga that I got into recently; The Mitarai’s house is on fire...Click to continue reading.
Some scanlation sites could be honey pots
Some of these sites are obviously honey pots. For those of you who don’t know what a honey pot is, it’s a trap...Click to continue reading.
A Review of Rent-a-Girlfriend AKA, Kanojo Okarishimasu, a cringy story about a cringy guy.
Truth be told it’s many things, but in this instance it’s a Manga by the name of Rent-a-Girlfriend AKA, Kanojo Okarishimasu. So why is it cringe?...Click to continue reading.