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Tohyo Game’s second volume brings a new dimension to the series

tohyogame_v2_tp-714x1024My newest review at Girls in Capes focuses on the next volume of Tohyo Game.

It’s really this volume that introduces my favorite aspect of death match stories: the revealing actions of the players as they try to survive.

Volume Two of Tohyo Game features quite a lot of this. Several characters scheme various methods to stay alive, with one character openly suggesting a sacrifice of a student in the next round. And, true to the death match genre, the schemes don’t exactly go as planned as desperation takes hold of the remaining players.

You can check out my review of the first volume as well.

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New review at Girls in Capes: Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun, Vol. 1

This month, I was excited to review the first volume of manga in one of my favorite franchises: Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun.

Readers or viewers familiar with manga tropes will definitely recognize the characters by visual cues — Mikoshiba is a very typical shoujo manga bad-boy, and Kashima is a very typical shoujo manga “princely girl” type, complete with fangirls. The best thing about Nozaki-kun, however, is the way the manga subverts the tropes and makes the characters much more real.

Read the full review at Girls in Capes.