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.…

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…

Mind-Blowing Manga of 2017!

In celebrating all of the things that made 2017 awesome this week, today I’m going to share with you all my top seven manga serials that I absolutely loved and will always recommend to anyone in search of amazing stories in the graphic novel medium. Each one of these completely blew me away by either…

Planetes by Makoto Yukimura – A Manga Review

Planetes is a seinen, science-fiction manga series that is written and illustrated by Makoto Yukimura (Vinland Saga). It follows a small group of astronauts who are tasked with keeping near-Earth’s orbit clean of debris. In the four volumes of the series, or two omnibus editions, we get familiarised with the individuals who are doing the…