Category Archives: Manga

Surviving the Town of Duwang (It’s Beautiful)

By far and large, Part 4 (Diamond is Unbreakable, alternatively DIAMOND IS NOT CRASH) of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is my favorite JoJo arc. It boasts a lovable, eccentric cast of characters and a laidback atmosphere that I wasn’t sure to … Continue reading

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Vinland Saga, Vindicated

Pacifism gets a bad rap in anime and manga. Why, because it’s treated awfully, in terms of characters (Lynn Kaifun, Kira Yamato, Kio Asuno), and storylines (Gundam SEED/SEED Destiny, Gundam 00: A Wakening of the Trailblazer, Gundam AGE’s 4th arc). … Continue reading

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Shokugeki no Soma

I ran into Shokugeki no Soma almost by accident. Since Bakuman, I’ve not been following any Shounen Jump manga, but I heard about Soma and its penchant for… interesting reaction pages. (Look them up, then come back here.)

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On long-running works (part i)

In my high school days, I used to read The Wheel of Time, working my way from the first book to, by the end of my senior year, the tenth book. I remember the first few books fondly (up to … Continue reading

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Gisele Alain, Your Intrepid Odd Jobs Landlady

I came across another historical manga, set in 19th(?) century France. Gisele Alain is about an eponymous teenage girl who ran away from her wealthy upbringing to manage an apartment, doing all sorts of jobs for people (illegal solicitations not … Continue reading

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Gunka no Baltzar

For my random historical military fiction fix, I’m reading Gunka no Baltzar. It’s set in 18th century Europe (with country names changed), and the main character is an aspiring Weiben (which is all but Prussia in name) officer who’s sent … Continue reading

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Guilty Crown: I’ll Take Whatever Mecha I Can Get

Any complaints about the show with regards to it being a ripoff of Code Geass should be addressed to this guy, which should explain everything. I’m not here to rant on Guilty Crown’s story. The story did nothing for me, … Continue reading

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