New review at Girls in Capes: Puella Magi Suzune Magica, vol. 1

I’m really excited about this series! Puella Magi Suzune Magica is a story of a magical girl assassin set in the world of Puella Magi Madoka Magica, a magical girl anime that aired in 2011. The titular character of the spinoff is a “magical girl” assassin in both senses of the phrase: she’s a magicalContinue reading “New review at Girls in Capes: Puella Magi Suzune Magica, vol. 1”

New manga review at Girls in Capes: LOVE AT FOURTEEN, Vol. 4

Check out my latest manga review at Girls in Capes! 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 and Kazuki really don’tContinue reading “New manga review at Girls in Capes: LOVE AT FOURTEEN, Vol. 4”

Read or Drop? Rinne Vol. 1-5

When I reviewed Food Wars!, I mentioned that I’m not typically a huge shounen series lover – with the exception of all work by Rumiko Takahashi, the mangaka of series like Inuyasha and Ranma ½. Rinne, Takahashi’s newest manga, revisits many of the same themes addressed in both series I mentioned, and that thrills meContinue reading “Read or Drop? Rinne Vol. 1-5”

Read or Drop? Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma Vol. 1-4

Typically, I’m not the biggest shounen series reader.  I didn’t really enjoy Bleach when I tried it, and neither Naruto nor Death Note have really ever been my speed.  I’ve enjoyed Inuyasha, sure, and just about everything else by Rumiko Takahashi — but usually shounen’s not my bag. Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma is aContinue reading “Read or Drop? Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma Vol. 1-4”

Flash Review, Issue #003

Here are a few short reviews of the books I’ve been reading recently. Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway Purchased at Main Point Books. I first heard of this book around the time it first came out in 2008, and the book’s concept stuck in my mind since then: a girl breaks up with a boyfriend,Continue reading “Flash Review, Issue #003”