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REVIEW: After Hours, Vol.1

REVIEW: After Hours, Vol.1

Twenty-four-year-old Emi Asahina has no job, no direction, and no clue what she wants to do with her life. In an attempt to cheer her up, her friend invites her out to a night at the club­—only to ditch Emi [...]

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REVIEW: Takane & Hana, Vol. 1

REVIEW: Takane & Hana, Vol. 1

Hana's gorgeous but willful twenty-three-year-old older sister refuses to attend a marriage meeting, so Hana -- dutiful daughter that she is -- agrees to pretend to be the glamorous Yukari (and seven years older) for the sake of her father's [...]

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REVIEW: Your Name., Vol. 1 and Vol. 2

REVIEW: Your Name., Vol. 1 and Vol. 2

Author’s note: This article contains spoilers for the manga and anime Your Name. Kimi no Na wa. (君の名は。) or Your Name. centers on the lives of two high school students, Miyamizu Mitsuha and Tachibana Taki. Mitsuha lives in rural Japan in [...]

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REVIEW: A Polar Bear in Love, Vol.1

REVIEW: A Polar Bear in Love, Vol.1

One fateful day, Polar Bear encounters Lil' Seal and it's love at first sight. Smitten with Seal's pristine white fur and perfect curves, he decides that they're destined to be a couple and vows to protect him. Understandably freaked out, [...]

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REVIEW: Horimiya, Vol. 8

REVIEW: Horimiya, Vol. 8

Volume 8 picks up the hanging plotline of Volume 7: the school's sports festival is about to begin! Hori gets competitive in a surprising way, Miyamura's motivated by his girlfriend's enthusiasm, and the couple gets split onto different teams, leading [...]

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REVIEW: Horimiya, Vol. 7

REVIEW: Horimiya, Vol. 7

Hori's friend Yuki is asked out by a boy named Yanagi from another class -- and when Hori and Miyamura follow along to watch her reject him, they're shocked to see how unbelievably good-looking he is. Meanwhile, Miyamura is mildly [...]

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REVIEW: Love at Fourteen, Vol. 6

REVIEW: Love at Fourteen, Vol. 6

Kanata Tanaka and Kazuki Yoshikawa are very grown-up for middle schoolers. Between Kanata’s womanly grace and Kazuki’s sophisticated manliness, the rest of Class 2-B is awed – and a little intimidated – by their maturity, seriousness, and good grades. But Kanata [...]

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REVIEW: Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun, Vol. 7

REVIEW: Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun, Vol. 7

Typical rom-com manga plotline. Girl meets boy, girl falls in love with boy, girl attempts to confess to boy, boy completely misunderstands what she’s actually trying to say and instead of accepting or rejecting her love, hands her an autograph [...]

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