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…

Naruto: Shippūden: A Mature and Entertaining Return to Konoha with Endearing Teenage Ninja Dweebs

Naruto: Shippūden (ナルト- 疾風伝) is the sequel series to the 2002 shōnen, martial arts anime, Naruto. It aired from 2007 to 2017 with 500+ episodes and was produced by studio Pierrot. Taking place about two and a half years after Naruto leaves the village for hard-core ninja training, Shippūden continues the grand adventure of blondie-brat’s…

Black Torch: A Shōnen Supernatural Series with Badass Cats & Beautifully Understated Artwork – Manga First Impressions

Black Torch (ブラックトーチ) by Tsuyoshi Takaki is a shōnen, fantasy, supernatural series that I came across while browsing VIZ Media’s online catalogue. A few of the things that appealed to me the most  about this series was the title, the short length, and the fact that the synopsis mentioned an animal loving ninja. It sounded…

Kuroko’s Basketball & the Uniquely Understated Homage to Kabuki Theatre – Anime Review

Kuroko’s Basketball (黒子のバスケ) is the anime adaptation of Tadatoshi Fujimaki’s shōnen, sports (basketball) manga series. The first season initially aired during Spring 2012 with a total of 25 episodes. Since then, there have been two more seasons and quite a few films (this review will be solely for the anime series). It was produced by…