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…

Review: Bunny Drop (Manga)

Bunny Drop, known as Usagi Drop in Japanese, is a josei manga series written by Yumi Unita. It lasted for nine volumes and one compilation volume, from 2005 to 2011. Like many other serials with captivating storylines, Bunny Drop was made into an anime series and that is how I first encountered it. After thoroughly…

Review: Akatsuki no Yona (Manga)

I am going to start this review by blatantly stating that Akatsuki no Yona is one of the best manga serials that I have read in a long time, quite possibly ever. Fear not, the spiel as to why my love for this story is so profound will follow with bits of fangirling theatrics, but…

Review: The Earl and the Fairy (Manga)

So, there I was paroozing the shelves at a local bookstore trying to find my next manga mistake. I had just finished watching the Black Butler anime so I was still riding the excitement of Victorian era stories. That was when my little eye spied The Earl and the Fairy. I saw there were only…

Review: Elfen Lied (Manga)

Elfen Lied Vol. 1 by Lynn Okamoto My rating: 4 of 5 stars **Please note that this is a review for the whole series and is spoiler-free. With an arsenal of graphic violence and nudity, colorful characters, and deep themes of social alienation, Elfen Lied is close to being the manga series with some of…

Review: Mars (Manga)

Mars, Volume 01 by Fuyumi Soryo My rating: 5 of 5 stars Mars is definitely a series for the ages. It has everything that one could possibly ask for when looking for a great romance manga series, and then some. Whether you are a sucker for gorgeous art, tight-knit plot work, or beautiful characters with…