Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

Manga Review: Bakuman

Manga Review: Bakuman

Finding the manga series Bakuman was written by the same team that wrote Death Note made me jump for joy. I started the series over a year ago, patiently waiting as the last volumes came out, too slowly for my own liking. I promised I wouldn't review the series until it was all over and I finished the last volume #20 and had to stew on it. Unlike their previous work, Bakuman is a realistic story about a pair of boys who decide they want to team up to be a manga team. Mashiro is inspired by his uncle's own […]

Posted December 1, 2013
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Manga Review: The Earl and the Fairy, Volume 3

* Review and Summary may contain spoilers from previous books of the series. Read at your own risk * Plot: After the crazy amount action of the first two volumes of The Earl and the Fairy, my guess before reading the third volume would be that this installment would take things a bit slower. Have a small investigation. Maybe get to know the characters better. Nothing too over the top for this installment. I was wrong. The Earl and the Fairy, Volume 3 brings readers to London. Lydia is now in Edgar’s employ as his personal Fairy Doctor. Edgar, being […]

Posted September 22, 2012
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Manga Review: The Earl and the Fairy, Volume 2

* Review and Summary may contain spoilers from previous books of the series. Read at your own risk * Plot: In the second volume of The Earl and the Fairy, the plot has thickened. It is boiling over as readers discover the truth, or maybe it is a partial truth (hey, it’s Edgar, so you never know), about Edgar, Raven and Ermine. About their horrific past and the tribulations that they had to overcome. But something just isn’t right. Who is Prince that they all keep referring to? As our characters fight to solve the riddle surround the Merrow Star, newly […]

Posted September 8, 2012
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Manga Review: The Earl and the Fairy, Volume 1

Plot: In the 19th century, people had some lingering fancy regarding the fairy realm. Of course, these same people had their doubts. If you cannot see, hear, or touch something, then it could not possibly exist… could it? For Lydia Carlton, the fairy realm is not fantasy. As a fairy doctor, she specializes in this realm and helping its inhabitants. The Earl and the Fairy, Volume 1 opens on quite a shocking note. Torture, death threats, murder. All for a stone, a jewel, said to have belonged to a man long dead. But the Merrow Star is no ordinary jewel. […]

Posted September 1, 2012
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Manga Review: Dawn of the A..

Manga Review: Dawn of the Arcana, Volume 4

* Review and Summary may contain spoilers from previous books of the series. Read at your own risk* After three installments, the married life of Princess Nakaba and Prince Caesar is beginning to settle down. Sure, there are still plenty of problems that need to be ironed out, but at least, they are on the right track… for now. Dawn of the Arcana, Volume 4 opens with Princess Nakaba having a startling vision about a mysterious girl. Who is she? And why would any one want to harm her? These questions linger at the beginning of Volume 4. After the […]

Posted August 25, 2012
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Manga Review: Dawn of the A..

Manga Review: Dawn of the Arcana, Volume 3

* Review and Summary may contain spoilers from previous books of the series. Read at your own risk* Plot: The volume focuses heavily on the intrigue surrounding the Belquat kingdom. Some questions are finally answered. But plenty of more questions have emerged. One of the biggest lingering questions that I have is regarding the issue of hair color. Toma has been sneaking around the previous two volumes giving some hints. At this point, readers understand that hair color is of the greatest importance to royalty. But I find myself still really confused about this notion. So if my hair color […]

Posted August 18, 2012
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Manga Review: Dawn of the Arcana, Volume 2

* Review and Summary may contain spoilers from previous books of the series. Read at your own risk * Plot: Nakaba has been settling into her new life. But the transition has been anything but easy. Prince Caesar believing that the way to a girl’s heart is with a set of new dresses, shockingly finds Nakaba is not like most girls. As their not so easy courtship continues, political intrigue begins to surround them. Unlike the previous volume where a love triangle brewing was in the forefront, Dawn of the Arcana, Volume 2, thankfully, put that idea on the back burner. […]

Posted August 11, 2012
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Manga Review: Dawn of the A..

Manga Review: Dawn of the Arcana, Volume 1

Plot: Dawn of the Arcana is a surprising read. Set in a kingdom (location wise, I have no clue where) that is divided, north by south. While the Northern country, Senan, suffers the Southern country, Belquat, prospers. A battle soaked history plagues these nations. Again and again, they hope to find a peaceful solution, often in the form of marriage. This time Caesar, the southern prince, has married Nakaba, the northern princess, in hopes of bringing peace to their nations. The only problem? They cannot stand each other. To make matters worse, Nakaba is red head. In this world, any […]

Posted August 4, 2012
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