Publisher: TokyoPop

Graphic Novel Review: Deadm..

Graphic Novel Review: Deadman Wonderland Volume 1

Deadman Wonderland is a new series that I cannot wait to read more.  Set in Tokyo, Ganta is just your normal middle school student until a red man appears and kills everyone in his class. He is accused of mass murder, put on death row and sent to Deadman Wonderland, a prison that also acts as a television show. Ganta must survive by following the rules, participating in deadly games and finding allies. I love dangerous horrible manga I guess, because this is exactly that. Lots of death, violence, and paranormal phenomenon. I loved the graphics and the different angles […]

Posted December 14, 2014
Book Review, Graphic Novel Review
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Manga Review: Arcana Vol 4

Manga Review: Arcana Vol 4

Things are starting to heat up in this manga series Arcana. With Volume 4, we find Inez starting to wonder about her feelings for Yulan and Kyrette. A little more is revealed about their past and curiousity as to why someone would trap themselves in a preteen girl's body. Yulan leaves Inez when she is in most need, but she does not question what happened and reamins loyal to Yulan. Yulan is at a constant struggle in this book and is forever unreadable. I'm not sure yet what his past is and why he is doing as he is. Kyrette […]

Posted September 8, 2013
Book Review, Manga Review
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Manga Review: Arcana Vol 3

Manga Review: Arcana Vol 3

Taking off in the realm of Elves, Arcana Vol 3 finishes off the adventure of saving Inez from capture, along with her companions. The elf who has put his daughter under a spell finds that he must reverse the spell or lose his daughter forever. Although as easy as it sounds, there is conflict and Inez parts with Reana still not awakened, but no longer under the care of her father but her dear beloved.  Inez starts to struggle with her feelings for Yulan and someone from her past puts her into a dream sleep that reveals more about her […]

Posted September 1, 2013
Book Review, Manga Review
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Manga Review: Arcana Vol 2

Manga Review: Arcana Vol 2

I'm starting to fall more in love with this manga series. Inez is a lovable character who has naivity but is starting to smarten up, just a little bit. I love the cute little Nyama creatures that pop up in the first part of the graphic novel. Missing her dog, Inez convinces one to come along with them to the land of Elves and names it Mong, the only word the Nyama says.  Kryette is a dark haired man who has been following Inez and Yulan and soon falls into their company, whether they want him to or not. His […]

Posted August 25, 2013
Book Review, Manga Review
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Manga Review: Arcana Vol 1

Manga Review: Arcana Vol 1

The first thing I noticed about this series was the somewhat old school illustrations, where the men seem prettier than the women. Although I wasn't a fan of the graphics right off, I felt myself getting used to is as I read on. I can't seem to resist a high fantasy when it comes to manga. I love the aspect of Inez being able to communicate with animals, especially her loving dog who is more than what he seems. The sense of adventure excites me for future volumes of this book. I know that Inez has quite some growing to do […]

Posted August 11, 2013
Book Review, Manga Review
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Manga Review: Stand by Yout..

Manga Review: Stand by Youth Volume 1

Plot: Hyungmo is a smart guy, but seems to have the worst luck when it comes to exams. He does so terrible, he has to attend prep classes so that he can do better the next time. Things aren't that simple as he's placed in a class with a bunch of ruffians, sidetracked by a beautiful girl and an old friend enrolls in his classes, distracting him even further. Will Hyungmo be able to pass his classes and move on to college. Or at least get the girl? This first volume ended on a bit of a cliffhanger and has […]

Posted August 4, 2013
Book Review, Manga Review
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Manga Review: Dramacon Volu..

Manga Review: Dramacon Volume 3

Plot: I have to say, I love the idea of the series set a year apart and reuniting the two starcrossed lovers at an animecon. This time, the story seemed less about Christie and more about Bethany. Christie finally has Matt's full attention, even if it means they are bickering on and off throughout the book. Bethany has a lot on her plate, having her mother planning to meet her during the con along with her aunt. Her mother doesn't approve of artwork for a career and their meeting is a bit of a mess, one that will delve deeper […]

Posted July 28, 2013
Manga Review
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Manga Review: Dramacon vol...

Manga Review: Dramacon vol. 2

Plot: At the second anime convention, Christie is ready to face Matt. She never had the nerve to call him, so this is the first time she will see him since last year. Only problem is, he has a girlfriend with him and Christie isn’t sure what to do. Beyond that, her new artist is more down to earth and in a family where her artwork isn’t supported. When she gets the chance to start working early, she’s not sure she can let her own mother down. Life as a manga artist isn’t easy, as shown by the many artists […]

Posted July 7, 2013
Manga Review
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