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    Barakamon, Volume #5 Satsuki Yoshino (mangaka); Krista Shipley & Karie Shipley (translation); Lys Blakeslee (lettering) Yen Press, June 2015 Disclaimer: A review copy was provided by Yen Press. Volume 5 of Barakamon is just as full of childhood hijinks and warm feelings as earlier volumes. City calligrapher Seishuu Handa has by now more-or-less fully adapted

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  • Aldnoah.Zero Volume 1: Space Tragedy in the Making

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    Aldnoah.Zero, Vol. 1 Olympus Knights (story); Pinakes (art); Sheldon Drzka (translation); Brndn Blakeslee, Lys Blakeslee (lettering) Yen Press, Dec 2015 Disclaimer: Yen Press provided a complimentary review copy upon which this article is based. After the first few pages, I wanted to call Aldnoah.Zero a space opera. After another few pages, I wanted to call it a

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  • Manga to (Yo-Kai) Watch Out For

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    Whether you’re a fan of video games, television, or comics, odds are you’ve heard buzz surrounding Yo-Kai Watch, the latest Japanese franchise to take off around the globe. At the very least, you’ve probably seen some clickbait-y links hailing it as “the next Pokémon.” Curious about the next generation of mon adventures? Desensitized to the

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