Manga Review: Bakuman V6 by Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata @shonenjump


May Contain Spoilers

Now that they have a weekly series running in Jump, Moritaka and Akito face the struggle of deadlines and passing grades in their classes. When Moritaka has a health scare that interferes with his productivity, things are looking grim for our boys. Will they be able to change the mind of the editor in chief, or will their series be on hiatus until they graduate from high school?

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Manga Review: One-Punch Man V 4 by ONE & Yusuke Murata @shonenjump


May Contain Spoilers

Saitama is discovering that being a hero for fun isn’t always fun. When he saves City Z from a giant meteor, he inadvertently causes mass destruction, but there is no loss of lives. Feeling rather accomplished, he quickly learns that not everyone is grateful for his assistance.

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Manga Review: My Hero Academia V1 by Kohei Horikoshi


May Contain Spoilers

I grabbed this because I kept seeing it at the library. I knew nothing about the series before I picked it up. Like Black Clover, the hero of My Hero Academia has no natural superpowers, or quirk, as they are called here. Izuku still desperately wants to be a hero, and despite his lack of a quirk, he is going to make his dream come true. Too bad he is timid, afraid of confrontations, and not really hero material. That is, until he sees someone who needs saving, and then his courage kicks into overdrive. Read more

Manga Review: Bakuman V5 by Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata @shonenjump



May Contain Spoilers


Oh noes! If they weren’t under enough pressure, now the guys have to deal with a new editor on the eve of the debut of their new Jump series. Ugh! This guy seems a little flaky, and not as knowledgeable as Hattori (who I really, really liked!). Can they cope with this huge disruption and still achieve their goal of having the number one manga series in Japan? Read more

Manga Review: Kamisama Kiss V 1 by Julietta Suzuki @shojobeat


May Contain Spoilers

When I saw this at the library, I clicked the borrow button. They have the entire series available for the Kindle, and since eBooks are my preferred method of reading, I was more than happy to see what Kamisama Kiss is all about. This was a cute read, and since I have a soft spot for supernatural creatures, Tomoe wasn’t hard to like, despite the massive chip on his shoulder.

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Manga Review: Kuroko’s Basketball Omnibus V 8 (15 & 16) by Tadatoshi Fujimaki @shonenjump


May Contain Spoilers

Oh, boy! The game against To-oh continues! Kuroko’s misdirection skills are useless against this powerhouse team. Kagami can’t keep up with Aomine one on one, and things are looking grim for Seirin. Have they come this far, only to lose their bid to be the best basketball team in Japan?

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Manga Review: One-Punch Man v 3 by ONE and Yusuke Murata @shonenjump


May Contain Spoilers

I must finally be starting to appreciate the sheer ridiculousness of this series, because this volume really clicked with me. Maybe it’s because there is finally some structure to the chapters; Saitama has goals he has to meet if he hopes to continue being a member of the Hero Association. Or maybe because there were no booger jokes this time around.

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Manga Review: Dead Dead Demon’s Dededededestruction V 1 by Inio Asano


May Contain Spoilers


I thought this was bit of a letdown. Aliens have parked a giant spaceship over Japan, and three years later, life goes on. Thousands died on 8/31, and Kadode is struggling to find meaning to her life. Her father disappeared during the first wave of the alien assault, her mother is an emotional and mental wreck, and the future doesn’t have much meaning. Kadode and her friends hang out, play video games, and try to pretend that a big black cloud of doom isn’t hanging over their heads.

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