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…

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…

Love Me, Love Me Not Volume 1 by Io Sakisaka: A Fresh & Fascinating Exploration of Love & Friendship

Love Me, Love Me Not Volume 1 (思い、思われ、ふり、ふられ) is the first instalment in a shōjo, coming-of-age manga series written by Io Sakisaka (Blue Spring Ride, Strobe Edge). It follows two main characters, Yuna and Akari, who bump into one another at a local train station. Through a moment of selflessness, one helps the other and…

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…

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.…