• Playing Off Nostalgia and First Love in Fuku Mizutani’s Love at Fourteen

    Playing Off Nostalgia and First Love in Fuku Mizutani’s Love at Fourteen0

    Love at Fourteen, Vol. 1 and 2 Fuka Mizutani Yen Press 2015 I don’t know about you, but my middle school years weren’t half as dream-like as Love at Fourteen envisions. Fuka Mizutani takes a simple love story between two middle-schoolers and splits it into interludes, operating under the assumption that the reader will go along

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  • Circus Dreams Come True in Karneval: A Review

    Circus Dreams Come True in Karneval: A Review1

    Karneval, vols. 1 & 2 Mangaka: Touya Mikanagi. Translation: Su Mon Han. Lettering: Alexis Eckerman. Yen Press March 2015 & July 2015 Review copies were provided by Yen Press. Just imagine: what if Cirque du Soleil were actually a band of government-sanctioned assassins dedicated to fighting an underground ring of genetically engineered criminals? Can you

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  • Friendship Through Necessity: What Soul Eater and Princess Leia Have in Common

    Friendship Through Necessity: What Soul Eater and Princess Leia Have in Common2

    This article contains spoilers for Princess Leia #1 and Soul Eater Prologue 1. I didn’t expect to find a connection between Princess Leia #1 and Soul Eater Prologue 1. The plot for these stories can be found at opposite ends of the comic book ether, so it stands to reason that you’re probably scrunching your

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