Not Your Idol Vol 2

In Not Your Idol Vol 2, high school students Nina and Hikaru continue to explore their relationship. But now there is another student trying to break them up. I was disappointed by Vol 2. It was much slower paced than the first volume, which I loved. There are many conversationsContinue Reading

Cook Anime

Calling all otaku! If you adore anime, manga, or Japanese culture in general, you will love learning how to Cook Anime. Wow, the author has spent some quality time watching anime! Each recipe is based on a single show episode. However, there is list of other anime where the foodContinue Reading

Beastars Vol 1

Everyone wants to be a hero, or even a superhero, in Beastars Vol 1, a new high school manga for grades 4 through 7. At Cherryton Academy, carnivores and herbivores live in separate dorms. But when an alpaca is killed, the carnivores are the prime suspects especially a large wolfContinue Reading

Kamo Vol 1

Kamo, a sixteen-year-old boy, is dying from a defective heart. Crimson from the underworld offers him a deal. Trap twelve spirit souls that will allow Crimson to live again and Crimson will repair Kamo’s heart permanently. Despite a non-Japanese author, the artwork has an authentic manga feel. The ambience isContinue Reading

Make Manga

Focusing on composition and coloring, Make Manga! is a great next step for pencil artists. While sketching is almost a sixth of the book, it seems too brief for most beginning manga artists. The inking and especially coloring sections are extremely well done. Most pages explain both what to doContinue Reading

City 1

City 1 is a surreal fast-moving episodic Sunday Comics-style manga. Nagumo (20) doesn’t have her rent money. She tried to double her money by playing the horses and lost. Her landlady, called the Granny, is insistent. Niikura, Nagumo’s best friend cannot loan her the rent money. Nagumo goes through manyContinue Reading

Nightmare Before Christmas

The only thing manga in this graphic novel is reading right to left. Disappointing manga adaptation of the Tim Burton movie, The Nightmare Before Christmas. I love the movie and I love manga. I thought this would be a perfect fit for me. However, this is an exact retelling ofContinue Reading