Manga Review: Kuroko’s Basketball Vol 3 & 4 by Tadatoshi Fujimaki @shonenjump


May Contain Spoilers

Gah! I am such a sucker for these sports manga series! Basketball is one of my least favorite sports, and still I was turning away at the pages like they were on fire. Kuroko’s Basketball is like ninja basketball; players have basketball super powers that allow them to dominate the court, and when several of these gifted athletes come together, watch out!

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Manga Review: I Hear the Sunspot by Yuki Fumino


May Contain Spoilers

This was a quiet little gem. Taichi is a college student, and he’s drifting through life. Raised by his grandfather, money has always been tight. Taichi has a bit of a temper, and he isn’t afraid to defend himself or others should the need arise. He has been working low wage jobs to help feed himself, and suddenly finds himself at loose ends. When Kohei, a student who has a hearing disability, offers to give him lunch boxes in exchange for help taking notes in class, Taichi thinks he’s died and gone to heaven. Kohei’s lunches are delish, and now Taichi has an excuse to go to class.

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Manga Review: Haikyu!! V 16 by Haruichi Furudate @shonenjump



May Contain Spoilers

The slug-fest between Karasuno and Aoba Johsai continues! With the team behind and things looking grim, Yamaguchi begs for a chance to redeem himself. He’s been practicing his jump floater for weeks, and he’s ready to try it in a game. Will he cave under the pressure again?

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Manga Review: Bakuman V 1 by Tsugumi Ohba &Takeshi Obata


May Contain Spoilers

The library is slowly adding manga to their digital catalog, so I have been borrowing random volumes in hopes that they will keep adding more to the catalog. I was interested in Bakuman because I enjoyed previous series by both creators, and I think the cover is visually appealing. I’m not sure how I feel about this one yet, though.

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Manga Review: The Water Dragon’s Bride V 1 by Rei Toma

May Contain Spoilers

I’m not sure why I checked this particular book out of the library. The cover isn’t  all that appealing to me because Asahi looks so young, scared, and helpless standing in front of the water dragon god. I’m glad I did, though, because I loved the art, with its clean lines and dramatic expressions. The story was engaging, and I’m looking forward to the next volume.

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Manga Review: Kuroko’s Basketball by Tadatoshi Fujimaki V 1& 2



May Contain Spoilers

I’m having so much fun with Haikyu!! that I decided to give another sports manga a go. Thank to Viz, I was off to the races with Vol 1 & 2 of Kuroko’s Basketball. The series is being published in omnibus form, featuring two volumes per book. I read this digitally, through the Viz app on my Kindle Fire, and the presentation was crisp, clear, and a complete joy to consume.

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Manga Review: The Count of Monte Cristo by Ena Moriyama & Alexandre Dumas


May Contain Spoilers

I took one look at the cover of Ena Moriyama’s manga adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo and was immediately entranced by the pretty art. I wondered if the interior art was as lovely, so I cleared a block of time on Saturday to read this version of Alexandre Dumas’ classic tale of betrayal and revenge. I really enjoyed this book!

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Manga Review: Haikyu!! V 14 by Haruichi Furudate



May Contain Spoilers

Oh! Noes! Team captain Daichi Sawamura is injured in a collision with Tanaka and has to leave the game! Gah! Coach Ukai puts 2nd year wing spiker, Chikara Ennoshita in the game to replace him. Can Ennoshita overcome his nerves – and his low self-confidence – and help carry the team to victory over Wakunan? IDK, but it’s going to be another nail-biter!

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