Publisher: Yen Press

Manga Review: Durarara Volu..

Manga Review: Durarara Volume 4

The fourth and last volume of Durarara was a bit of a wrap up. It felt a little rushed and honestly I felt like it could have been a longer series. I really would love to see if Celty is ever reunited with her head and what happens with the rest of the characters. I know that there is already a spinoff series that I will have to look into, but it doesn't seem to involve Celty, who is by far the most fascinating character of the series. This volume was a bit of a cop-out, with limited action, some […]

Posted November 10, 2013
Book Review, Manga Review
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Manga Review: Durarara!! Vo..

Manga Review: Durarara!! Volume 2

I love manga series like Durarara, which reminds me a bit of Death Note in subtle ways. First are the over the top characters that I couldn't help but enjoy learning more about. Especially interesting is the plot of the headless rider that seems to be pulling all of these characters together. The reveal in this volume really made me want more. Which is painful, because I have been forcing myself to review each book before starting the next (something I don't always do). Just to keep things straight since it seems like a manga that will reveal a bit of the puzzle each […]

Posted October 20, 2013
Book Review, Manga Review
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Manga Review: Durarara!! Vo..

Manga Review: Durarara!! Volume 1

Starting a new manga series always excited me, but then I realize how confusing first volumes often are. I had a hint of it before starting Durarara!! Vol. 1, because of the various characters in one city. The main character Mikado is a young boy who just moved to Ikebukuro and is reunited with his elementary school friend, but his friend seems to be wrapped up in some interesting characters.  There's a legend of a headless motorcycle rider, whom Mikado has a close encounter with. I though this first volume was a great set up to some more complex story […]

Posted October 13, 2013
Book Review, Manga Review
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Graphic Novel Review: Beaut..

Graphic Novel Review: Beautiful Creatures

I read the book version of Beautiful Creatures when it first came out. The graphic novel looked really appealing at the library, so I decided to pick it up and give it a try. Especially since I plan on watching the movie finally, I thought it would be a quick reminder of the story line and characters. In general, I love the storyline of this book as well as the fact that it is from the point of view of a boy chasing after a girl with supernatural powers.  Of all the characters, I was especially impressed with Ridley's character in this […]

Posted August 17, 2013
Book Review, Graphic Novel Review
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Manga Review: Black Butler,..

Manga Review: Black Butler, Volume 1 & 2

  Plot: Black Butler is a manga that I have been looking at for a while now. It is one of those types where something in the summary catches your attention, but you are not too sure if this will be a series for you. And sadly, after reading the first two volumes, I am still not sure. The story follows Ciel, a young boy, who has been left to run the family toy company. Unfortunately, the boy is left without many family or friends. He basically depends on his butler, Sebastian. And once Sebastian enters the picture, things get a lot more interesting. […]

Posted February 23, 2011
Manga Review
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