Mujirushi: The Sign of Dreams by Naoki Urasawa: An Excellent Rollick that Explores How Personal Perception Influences the World of Individualism

Mujirushi: The Sign of Dreams (夢印-MUJIRUSHI-) by Naoki Urasawa is a seinen, mystery, drama manga about a father who evades taxes to save money so he can take his family on a cruise, but then he gets caught and loses everything, including his wife. One day, while he wanders the streets with his daughter, feeling…

How Do We Relationship Volume 1 by Tamifull: A Yuri Manga with No Chemistry & a Frustratingly Convenient Romance Dynamic

How Do We Relationship Volume 1 (付き合ってあげてもいいかな) by Tamifull is a shōnen, yuri, romance manga series that is an adaptation of a dōjinshi. The story follows a timid lady named Miwa who’s a college student. For as long as she can remember, Miwa has always been attracted to women, sexually and romantically, yet due to…

Spy x Family Volume 1 by Tatsuya Endo: An Outstanding Comedic Shōnen Spy Series About Dysfunctional Families with Endearing Eccentricities

Spy x Family Volume 1 by Tatsuya Endo is a shōnen, action, spy, comedy manga series about an extremely talented spy codenamed Twilight who must acquire a family as quickly as possible in order to complete his latest mission. He ends up coming across a couple of gifted oddballs in their own right, completely unbeknownst…

Prince Freya Volume 1 by Keiko Ishihara: A Spectacular Historical Manga with Superb Political Tension & Versatile Artistry

Prince Freya Volume 1 (偽りのフレイヤ) by Keiko Ishihara is a shōjo, historical, drama manga series about a small town girl named Freya residing in the country of Tyr. When the neighbouring nation of Sigurd threatens the country with a ferocious scheme of overthrowing the current king, Freya gets swept up in a dangerous political plot…

the gods lie. by Kaori Ozaki: Understated Yet Affectingly Artistic – Manga Review (Seinen)

the gods lie. (神様がうそをつく。) is a single-volume, seinen, drama, romance manga that takes place during summer vacation and follows an eleven-year-old boy named Natsuru Nanao. Then he encounters a girl named Rio Suzumura who is the tallest girl in his class. Through chance encounters, they begin spending their summer together until one day Natsuru learns…

Saint ☆ Young Men Volume 1: A Fun Frolic Through Japan with Jesus Christ & Gautama Buddha – Manga Review (Seinen)

Saint ☆ Young Men (聖☆おにいさん) by Hikaru Nakamura is a seinen, comedy, slice-of-life manga series published by Kodansha (Kodansha USA in North America) about Jesus Christ and Siddhārtha Gautama, or Gautama Buddha, as they go on vacation from their divinely duties to travel among humans in the lovely country of Japan. They acquire a small…

In Clothes Called Fat by Moyoco Anno: A Discomforting & Honest Look at Body Shaming – Manga Review (Josei)

Please note: This review shall be discussing body image issues in detail, including the mention of eating disorders, self-hate, and depression. The review is also not intended to body-shame anyone, regardless of their shape or size. It is written with the sole purpose of examining the contents of this particular title. Additionally, this won’t be…

Brave 10 by Kairi Shimotsuki – Manga Review (Seinen)

Brave 10 (ブレイブ・テン) is a seinen, historical fiction, fantasy manga series authored and illustrated by Kairi Shimotsuki. My first encounter with the series was back in 2014, when I watched the anime as it was simulcasting. I didn’t find it mind-blowingly brilliant but entertaining enough to read the first volume of the original source material.…

Erased by Kei Sanbe – Manga Review

Erased (僕だけがいない街) by Kei Sanbe is a seinen, mystery, crime thriller manga series that I decided to pick up after watching both the anime and Japanese live-action adaptations. There are eight total volumes, or four omnibus volumes, which are the editions that I read. I was quite surprised by the quality of the manga when…