• Hipster Manga: Imawa no Kuni no Alice

    Hipster Manga: Imawa no Kuni no Alice0

    Imawa no Kuni no Alice Haro Aso (writer and illustrator) Shogakukan 2010–2016 [Content warnings for this one include: suicide, (foiled) sexual assault, people dying, people being grievously injured or dismembered.] In today’s media, the book Alice in Wonderland is as much a motif as it is a piece of media on its own, inspiring works

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  • Journey Across the Seven Seas: Manga in the Hold

    Journey Across the Seven Seas: Manga in the Hold0

    What is Seven Seas? No, it’s not the company releasing Sinbad’s Adventure (at least, not yet). Founded in 2004, Seven Seas releases about 20 new volumes a month. If the name flew under your radar like it did mine, you may not even realize how many titles they get out until you start checking your

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  • VIZWATCH: New Viz Manga in Early 2018

    VIZWATCH: New Viz Manga in Early 20180

    Happy holidays ya nerds! Here’s what I read from VIZ for the last half of November through December and January. Sorry this is so late! Life juiced lemons into my eyeballs for a few weeks and here we are.

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  • Hipster Manga: Angel Heart

    Hipster Manga: Angel Heart0

    Although it’s only half the name of the series, “heart” is literally at the center of the long-running manga Angel Heart by Tsukasa Hojo. (Literally-literally, not figuratively-literally.) It’s both a story of a transplanted heart and the code name of a young assassin aptly named Glass Heart. After a particularly gut-wrenching kill, Glass Heart decides

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  • I Died and Was Reborn as a Mary Sue: The Isekai Trend

    I Died and Was Reborn as a Mary Sue: The Isekai Trend3

    So, you’re a mediocre guy who got hit by a truck, stabbed multiple times, or maybe just had a bookshelf fall on you. Unless your name is Yuusuke Urameshi, the story of your near-immediate death is probably not that exciting. Have no fear, the author has decided to throw you into Middle Earth instead! Now

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  • Shiver: Junji Ito Collected Stories’ is a Nightmare You Never Want to End

    Shiver: Junji Ito Collected Stories’ is a Nightmare You Never Want to End0

    Shiver: Junji Ito Selected Stories Vol. 1 Junji Ito (Writer and Artist) Viz December 19, 2017 Junji Ito’s work was some of the first manga I ever came across. When I was 12 we moved to a new part of London, one that was utterly detached from the place I’d grown up. But it was

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