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REVIEW: Solanin by Inio Asano

REVIEW: Solanin by Inio Asano

Isn't it better to regret things you've done than regret things you've never even tried? Author’s note: This article contains spoilers for the manga Solanin. Recently, I've been on the lookout for a short, one-shot manga with characters and a story that [...]

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REVIEW: So Cute It Hurts!! Vol. 1

REVIEW: So Cute It Hurts!! Vol. 1

Twins Megumu and Mitsuru were named for historical figures, but only Megumu grew up with a taste for history -- so Mitsuru asks her to fill in at his all-boys' school to take his tests for him. They're twins, and they [...]

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Editor’s Letter: To Be Like Her

Editor’s Letter: To Be Like Her

In last year's Fatherhood Issue, I admitted that fatherhood is something I would never be capable of comprehending during my lifetime.  Its counterpart in motherhood, however - that's something I can understand and identify with.  Though I'm not a mother [...]

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Our Favorite Things: Female Ninja in Naruto

Our Favorite Things: Female Ninja in Naruto

Naruto has one of the most extensive casts of characters I’ve seen in manga or anime. It features characters from different backgrounds, villages and, more importantly, genders. There are only a handful of female ninja compared to the male ones; [...]

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Women of Naruto

Women of Naruto

Ninja have always captured our imaginations with their secretive ways of dealing death and war from the shadows, their mystery an enchantment that’s hard to ignore. Since it began publication in 1999, much of the world would probably turn to the [...]

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