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Manga Monday: Full Moon o Sagashite

Full Moon o Sagashite, Full Moon for short, by Arina Tanemura has regularly been noted as being “a story about a little girl dying from cancer!!!!” (yes, lots of exclamation marks). But it really is so much more than that.  Originally released from 2002-2004, it spans seven volumes.  Viz Manga licensed […]


Manga Monday: Hybrid Child

Hybrid Child is a one-shot shōnen-ai manga title by Shungiku Nakamura.  It was originally published in Japan in 2005 and released in North America by Digital Manga Publishing in 2006.  Rather than a single story, it is actually a collection of three shorts that center on the titular creations:  essentially androids […]


Manga Monday: Rurouni Kenshin

Unlike last week’s Chibi Vampire, Nobuhiro Watsuki’s Rurouni Kenshin is squarely in the shōnen realm.  It ran in Japan from 1994 to 1999, with the bound releases spanning 28 volumes.  It was licensed in the US by Viz Media, which later re-released the series in a more affordable omnibus format.  If you do […]


Manga Monday: Chibi Vampire

Yuna Kagesaki’s 14 volume shonen series Karin ran in Japan from 2003 to 2008.  A nine volume light novel series ran concurrently with it, and midway through the manga a 24 volume anime series was adapted from it.  In the US the manga and light novels were released by Tokyopop […]


Manga Monday: Land of the Blindfolded

Sakura Tsukaba’s nine volume shojo series Land of the Blindfolded was originally released in Japan between 1998 and 2004 then published in the US by the now-defunct CMX Manga. Trivia note: about halfway through their release, CMX changed how they formatted their manga releases.  So the first printings of the earlier volumes are slightly […]


Manga Monday: Marmalade Boy 1

Wataru Yoshizumi’s Marmalade Boy is considered by many to be a classic in the shojo area.  It originally ran Japan from 1992 to 1995; Tokyopop published in the now-defunct manga anthology Smile from 2001 at 2002, before releasing the 8 individual volumes.  Trivia note: this was one of the first series the company released […]


Manga Monday: Lost Boys

Kaname Itsuki’s single volume manga Lost Boys is a shonen-ai twist on the classic tale of Peter Pan.  It was originally released in Japan in 2004, then released in the US by Digital Manga under their June imprint.  The story opens with a young man opening his window to investigate a strange light […]


Manga Monday: Rave Master

Hiro Mashima’s Rave Master (aka The Groove Adventure Rave) is one of the few lengthy shōnen series that I’ve both read and enjoyed.  I have nothing against the general tropes of shōnen works, it’s just there have been few I’ve personally enjoyed enough to buy and they often run very long making them […]


Manga Monday: Sand Chronicles

Written by Hinako Ashihara, Sand Chronicles first appeared in the US in Viz Media’s all too short-lived monthly magazine, Shojo Beat. It ran in Japan from 2003 till 2005, and Viz picked it up and began releasing chapters in 2007. As was common with the stories from the magazine, regular began being released after […]


Manga Monday: Tramps Like Us

I decided to try experimenting with having a recurring feature on the blog, weee!  Since I read a crap ton of manga every year, I thought it might be fun to highlight various manga series I’ve read each Monday.  My basic plan is to talk about what I liked, or […]