Posts Tagged With Reviews


Manga Monday, 2016 Reads: Spice & Wolf

As we move into 2016, the next few issues of Manga Monday will give some quick highlights of the manga and light novel series I’m currently “reading”, i.e. the ones that I’m still buying new volumes for, either because they are on-going, the US licensors is still catching up on […]


Manga Monday: 5 Centimeters Per Second

5 Centimeters per Second is a two-volume manga written by Makoto Shinkai, based on his critically acclaimed film of the same title, with illustrations by Yukiko Seike.  He also did a novel adaptation of the same title.  The manga was released by Vertical as a single omnibus volume. I picked […]


Manga Monday: I Am Here!

I Am Here! is a five-volume manga series written and illustrated by Ema Toyama. For the English release, Del Rey published in two omnibus editions.  The story focuses on Hikage Sumino, a “plain” girl in the eight grade who is invisible to her classmates, almost literally!  No one seems to even remember […]


Manga Monday: Phantom Thief Jeanne

This week I’m looking at another Arina Tanemura’s shojo series Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne, also known as Phantom Thief Jeanne.  It was originally published in Japan by Shueisha from 1998 until 2000.   The seven volumes were then originally released in English by CMX Manga, which later went defunct.  I think it was […]


Manga Monday: Fruits Basket

Natsuki Takaya’s critically acclaimed shojo manga series Fruits Basket is often listed among manga readers top ten series of all time.  It is certainly one of mine! Spanning 23-volumes, it was originally released in Japan from 1999 to 2006; it was translated to English and released in North America by the now […]


Manga Monday: Kitchen Princess

Kitchen Princess by Natsumi Ando and Miyuki Kobayashi is a ten-volume shojo series that ran in Japan from 2004 to 2008.  It was originally published in the US by Del Ray Comics and then rereleased in 2010 to 2013 in omnibus format by Kodansha Comics USA.  There is also a light novel set […]


Manga Monday: Beast Master

Beast Master is a short two-volume shōjo manga series written by Kyousuke Motomi. It was originally released in Japan in 2007, and then released in the USA by Viz Media in 2009. In this romantic comedy, Yuiko is an animal lover who has one little problem: she gets so excited […]