• Birthing the Ninja Way: Motherhood, Sons, and War in Naruto

    Birthing the Ninja Way: Motherhood, Sons, and War in Naruto0

    Thought Naruto ended last November when the long-running manga series concluded? Think again! Like some of its immortal characters, this series won’t die. Not only is the anime adaptation still airing, Kishimoto launched the Naruto Project, a multimedia extravaganza consisting of movies, novels, a stage play, and a sequel manga miniseries about the next generation

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  • Crying Freeman, Woman Slave to Desire! Sex, Sex, Sex [NSFW]

    Crying Freeman, Woman Slave to Desire! Sex, Sex, Sex [NSFW]0

    The first volume of Crying Freeman is entirely about sex, and that’s no mistake on the part of creative teammates Ikegami Ryoichi and Koike Kazuo (like another buff brunette with tears in his eyes—Kenshiro, son of Hara Tetsuo and Buronson—Freeman is the product of two men working together. Uncommon for manga production, it’s almost as

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  • Fail Better: (Am I) A Hypochondriac?

    Fail Better: (Am I) A Hypochondriac?1

    I read John Green’s The Fault In Our Stars after my friends and fellow book lovers were buzzing about it and demanded I experience what they were experiencing: “THE FEELS!” “I cried on the bus. Everyone was staring!” “Okay? Okay.” I wanted to quote and be quoted. I wanted to be able to contribute my

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