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…

Orange by Ichigo Takano – A Manga Review

This manga series has been on my To-Be-Read list for a very long time (about two years or so). I bought them in omnibus editions, which are pretty hefty, and because of their vast size, they were a bit intimidating to me. But one of my book goals for the 2017 year is to read…

Gosick: Mystery Manga Awesomeness

Gosick is a manga series that is based off of the light novel serial written by Kazuki Sakuraba. While I’ve not read the light novels (because they haven’t been translated for English speaking audiences), I did watch the anime that came out in 2011. The anime and the manga are virtually identical. So, if watching…

Shinobi Life Manga Review

Shinobi Life is a manga series about an adolescent boy who falls through a time “tear” and travels from historical Japan to the present. Upon his arrival he meets a girl who is the descendant of the princess that he was charged with protecting from his original era. This girl just so happens to look…