I loved Jade City so much, I reviewed it twice

One of November’s most exciting releases was Jade City, the adult fantasy debut of award-winning author Fonda Lee. Set in one of the most gorgeously-crafted and exceptionally plausible fantasy universes I’ve encountered, Jade City is a crime family drama filled with enthralling action scenes and political intrigue. These aspects ground Jade City in a world that feels lived-in andContinue reading “I loved Jade City so much, I reviewed it twice”

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Horimiya, Vol. 8 returns to the series’ lighthearted slice-of-life tone

I’m extremely happy with the newest volume of Horimiya: Hori and Miyamura return to the forefront in Volume 8, and their interactions are absolutely adorable. After the past two volumes, this one is especially refreshing as it returning to a more typical slice-of-life storyline. You can find my full review at Girls in Capes.

Magical Girl Raising Project, Vol. 1 is basically the anime rearranged

My newest Girls in Capes review is live now: Magical Girl Raising Project is an interesting light novel, but there’s really not a lot of innovation and few aspects of the story that set the series apart from comparable series within the magical girl or death match genres. This light novel is great for those whoContinue reading “Magical Girl Raising Project, Vol. 1 is basically the anime rearranged”

Tohyo Game’s conclusion is screwed up

I mean, seriously screwed up. In the best way I can think of. Anyone else who was anxiously waiting to find out why Shuusuke was the votekeeper of the previous game will find at least some level of satisfaction as detectives investigating the deaths at the school learn more about what’s going on — andContinue reading “Tohyo Game’s conclusion is screwed up”

Horimiya, Volume 6 takes the slice-of-life romance in a new direction

My latest review of the Horimiya manga series is live now at Girls in Capes: Volume 6 opens with other characters, but largely explores the nuances of romance as a teen. Not all of the characters could possibly end up with a happily ever after — like another manga I’ve reviewed — yet the storyContinue reading “Horimiya, Volume 6 takes the slice-of-life romance in a new direction”