Your Lie in April undoubtedly became one of my favourite things when the anime aired last year and so I’ve ended up starting to collect the manga both out of curiosity and the simple fact that I want to support the series as much as possible. For such a musically driven show I was always wondering how the original source managed without the music, but three volumes in and I’m still as deeply in love with Your Lie in April as I was watching the anime. Continue reading →
With Tokyo Ghoul I was interested in the series from the moment an anime adaptation was announced, but knowing that the anime went for an original story in its second season made me want to read the original manga all the more. Cue much excitement when Viz Media revealed that the series has been licensed for an English release and eight months later I happily have the first volume in my hand to flip through. Continue reading →
It has to be said that I am a massive fan of Dusk Maiden of Amnesia and it quickly became one of my favourite stories, so when Crunchyroll announced that they had the the latest work from author Maybe I was definitely excited. Tales of Wedding Rings might only be 10 chapters in but already I can see some brilliance shining through in ways that only Maybe seems to be able to capture.
When I last reviewed Fuuka I was full of praise for the series and how it handles itself, but had I continued reading the series just a few more chapters I think I would have changed my opinion slightly as chapter 36 actually turns the series on its head in a number of ways. The following review contains some major spoilers for Fuuka!
Fuuka acts as a sequel to Koji Sei’s Suzuka work with ran from March 2004 until September 2007. The story tells of Yuu Haruna who has just moved into a new town and while out buying dinner runs into a mysterious girl in the form of Fukka Akitsuki. With this encounter Yuu’s life is about to change in big ways forever, but perhaps that’s getting ahead of ourselves…
Say I Love You is a long running Shojo manga by Kanae Hazuki that I’ve loved for quite some time. Last year an anime adaption of the manga was streamed by Crunchyroll in the US and UK and since then Kodansha Comics picked the manga up for an English release. Now we’re four volumes into the English release and yet again I find myself thoroughly enjoying this Shojo story.
Back in August the English Weekly Shonen Jump published a one-shot (Astronerd) by Blue Exorcist creator, Kazue Kato. In the same issue the magazine announced that Viz Meda would be releasing Time Killers: A Short Story Collection by Kazue Kato. A month later I’ve picked up the book for review!
I approached the first volume of The Seven Deadly Sins with a curiosity. I’d been interested in the series since Crunchyroll added it to their manga service when it first launched, but due to the huge collection of other titles on offer I ended up setting series aside. However, now I’ve picked up the first volume of the series in print and have gone through it to review!
UQ Holder! is a relatively new series from Ken Akamatsu. The series is set within the same universe and 70 years after as his previous work, Negima! Magister Negi Magi, but readers can jump into UQ Holder! right away with no trouble if they haven’t read the work that comes before. With that said we’ve jumped into the first volume of the manga to take a look at what it has to offer.
Recently Crunchyroll updated their manga offerings with three brand new titles. One of the titles in question is Koe no Katachi which Crunchyroll translate as A Silent Voice. The series is on-going and Crunchyroll have added the first 29 chapters of the series with further chapters to be added as they’re released in Japan from the 8th of April. I sped through the current chapters and fell in love with the story very quickly, so I decided to throw a review together.