Manga Releases for April 2022: New Serials & First Volumes

Here are nineteen new serials that are going to pop out of April. One of them is a re-print of an older title, but the whole entire thing is getting the re-print, so I included it here for fun. If it says “novel” followed by the title, then those are light novel releases. The others are all manga, or Japanese comics editions.

Saga Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples: A Bloody Badass & Remarkably Romantic Space Opera Comic Series – Comic Review

Saga Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples is a romance space opera graphic novel series that follows two awesome folx named Marko and Alana, people on opposite sides of a brutal war between a planet and a moon, who fell in love and were branded as treasonous traitors to their people. Now they’re on the run and about to start a family that will bridge their two communities, while avoiding authorities, bounty hunters, and everyone else who wants to cash in

Deadpool Samurai Volume 1 by Sanshirō Kasama and Hikaru Uesugi: The Merc with the Mouth Dropping Shade on Shonen Jump – Manga 1st Impressions

Deadpool Samurai Volume 1 follows my favourite Merc with the Mouth as he drops into Tokyo with a magnificently foul-mouthed bang, breaking all the walls in existence, after Iron Man invites the merc to join the Avenger’s Japan-centred group, Samurai Squad. With a free trip to Tokyo and all the extra cash, DP decides to give it a shot. After all, Japan’s one of the safest countries in the world, what could possibly go wrong?

Self-Care Sunday: Starting the Week with Spirit 🌸

A few days ago, I provided a rather emotionally intense life update shindig. I mentioned how I was struggling to find my way out of the darkness again, even so, I was determined to do it. Well, I’m here to say that patience and holding on to faith (even when I didn’t want to) has definitely started to make an impact. So, for today’s Self-Care Sunday post, I want to chat about the importance of starting off one’s week with positive spirit!

Attack on Titan Special Episodic Review Announcement

This is a brief intro for the upcoming mutterings. I wanted to give a head’s up post for anyone who is out there that may not want to spoil themselves on Attack on Titan. I know quite a few folx who are eagerly anticipating a magnificent binge-watching session once all the episodes have been released, and I totally respect that.

Streaming Recommendations: 5 Reasons to Watch Prodigal Son

Prodigal Son is a 2019 crime, procedural television series that has two seasons. It follows a profiler named Malcom Bright, who discovered his father was a serial killer when he was a young boy; a revelation that has haunted him terribly ever since. As Bright tries to make his way in the world of career crime-fighting, he realises that there are certain insights that only a man like his father can provide

Brutally Honest Life Update + Future of the Blog (CW: Discussion of Suicide)

It’s been a while since I’ve given a life update type of shindig, and so much stuff has happened that I felt it was time to give a fresh one. I have ranted a little bit on Twitter about what life has consisted of, and while I’m going to talk a tiny bit more in detail about it here, I’m going to ask for you to respect the sensitivity of these topics. Please note that there will be discussion of suicide, both attempt of and deaths from, so proceed cautiously.

Arisa Volume 1 by Natsume Andō: An Older Shōjo Series with an Emotional, Mysterious Twist – Manga 1st Impressions (CW: Attempted Suicide)

Arisa by Natsume Andō is a shōjo, mystery manga series about twin sisters who were separated when their parents divorced. One day, the girls plan on meeting secretly as a way of reconnecting. They end up swapping places for the day and the unpopular, tomboy twin gets a taste of her sister’s perfect high school life. When she comes home to tell her sis how lucky she is, Tomboy Twin ends up watching as her Perfect Twin out of a window-

The Haunting of Ashburn House: A Slow-Burn Supernatural Horror Perfect for Fans of Crimson Peak – Book Review

The Haunting of Ashburn House by Darcy Coates is a Gothic horror novel about a woman named Adrienne who inherits a creepy old house from her late great aunt, which couldn’t have occurred at a more opportune moment as Adrienne was about to find herself homeless! After moving in with her floofy kitty, Wolfgang, Adrienne starts to realise that the house has quite the morbid history

Caturday Reads: Ghost Thriller, Dark Fantasy, & Cosy Mystery!

Of course, lengthy, draining weeks demand self-care on the weekends! Since this shall be my last couple days of freedom before a new work project begins and monopolises my time and brain juice, I want to spend it all in Potato Mode. Spooky books and spooky films and spooky Shinobi stalking my kitchen in the middle of the night, convincing me that I’m about to be murdered by some creepy arse clown from outer space

The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix: A Superb Exploration of Anti-Feminism Qualities within Slasher Film via a Phenomenal Crime Thriller – Book Review

The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix is a horror, slasher novel by the same author of The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires and My Best Friend’s Exorcism. When a member of a support group of final girls ends up dead, a dangerous intrigue unfolds. Is someone killing off the remaining survivors? Has one of the member’s finally gone insane via intense PTSD?  Or there is an even greater plot at play?

Fall 2021 & Winter 2022 Anime Watching Wrap-Up!

Sometimes when life becomes overwhelming, I like to take comfort in watching horror shows and movies, as well as my favourite feel-good titles, which is precisely what my humble anime watching wrap-up for Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 entails. While I was not able to see as many serials as I would have liked, what I did indulge in helped me to make it through these tough seasons and for me that means it was a fantastic couple of seasons of watching the things.