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.