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Battle Royale

on Oct 25, 2012


Story: Brutal, gory, remorseless, violent. All part of the underage student killing glory. Student killing, you say? How could a government do such a thing? It's explained, and the series does a good amount of explaining about the program itself and the government that conducts it. Have to give it props for explaining the ones pulling the strings. Dat violence, but I'll tell ya this; it's not all about the violence. On the outside at least. On the inside, they're beaten down, torn apart and ripped to shreds as their minds break to the twisted game they're forced to play. Players go insane, turn... See full review

8.5/10 story
9/10 art
9.5/10 characters
9/10 overall

Drifting Classroom

on Oct 23, 2012

Story: Survival Horror, one of my favorite genres, and this one does it justice. It's a tale about an elementary school, like the one you went to, except they deliver bread to it. But one day, it gets sent to a wasteland devoid of life. And the kids, teachers and that delivery man, are stuck there. What ensues is the usual by human standards: panic, hysteria, denial and the usual, except for a twist or two that elevates the shock and disturbing factors. The series is quite good on being disturbing, and not just because it's focusing on little kids. They're human still, and think like humans and being in a... See full review

8/10 story
9/10 art
6/10 characters
8/10 overall

Ouran High School Host Club

on Oct 2, 2012

I truly adore this series. Started reading it when it was still ongoing, waiting for each chapter to be released, up to it's conclusion. It's a simple premise; a girl has to crossdress as a guy to pay off a debt to a host club and while it starts as a comedy with any hints of romance played for laughs, it later on delves more into romance as feelings become clear and hearts become known. So comedy -> romance, but it does both quite well and the comedy isn't completely absent when the romance kicks in. First and foremost, Haruhi is the straight man in a world of boke, thanks to Tamaki and the Hitachiin... See full review

?/10 story
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?/10 characters
9.5/10 overall

A Drifting Life

on Sep 30, 2012

A Drifting Life has been at my library for lord knows how long. Sitting there, amongst all the short volumes of more known works and volumes numbering in the teens. Picked it up when it finally dawned on me that it was on my to-read list and immediately started on it when I got home. What ensued wasn't a fast-paced tour-de-force or a high intensity rollercoaster or anything that encompassed speed or particularly excitement. What it was was history, life, the old way and a realistic view on a budding mangaka. This was the age of Tezuka, as the A-P description states. It was an old era, where rental book... See full review

?/10 story
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9/10 overall

Kasutoro Shiki

on Aug 24, 2012

It took me a minute to type the summary of this review: The fuck? You see it in the title: Abstract. This is some real- man, I can't even begin to explain it to you. You probably wouldn't get it. "2D panels translating into anal bleeding 3D", you say? "What else is there?" your peeble, feeble mind asks. God, it's so much more than that. This is a work of art that is so fucking insane and represents the juxtaposition of- that it's just-  factory of fucks, you wouldn't even appreciate it or understand it even if I tried to explain it. Quite simply, if Lord of the Ring is his... See full review

?/10 story
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9/10 overall

Taisougi

on Aug 23, 2012

I'll be honest, I laughed at this one. Might have been from some brain contagion corruption, the amount of fetishes it packs in in 20 pages or how completely eye fucking crazy it is. Most of his stuff is off the wall and has some crude sexual content that might scar the brain and some shitty art and this one has it's fair share of it, that and on par. There's no main character but it's snippits of other people and their fucked lives of getting the wrong room. It's perverse, it's twisted, it's Kago and it's quotable! "Lift your ass, bitch, I've got to tear you apart!" Mileage may vary... See full review

?/10 story
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7/10 overall

Look Me in the Eyes When You Talk

on May 12, 2012

It's decent enough, with the premise of a merciless beating and some recovery that makes the man who never looks someone in the eye unable to see anyone's eyes. It retains a bit of a creep factor with those eyeless faces but doesn't have a whole lot of suspense. I did like the aftermath of his hospital stay but the ending left me confused. As a one shot, it's worth a quick read.

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?/10 story
?/10 art
?/10 characters
6/10 overall

Hideout

on May 12, 2012

It goes from dramatic reasoning to psycho lunacy and only gets better from there. From a man's good intentions of trying to reconcile with his wife to his intent to commit murder, it starts off a tad dreary and goes to hell as things take a turn for the creepy. It's an unpleasant read, but in a good sense. In the single volume that encompasses it, we get to know enough of the main to feel like he isn't just a cog in the machine to move the plot along. He has depth and his wife is given some padding out, who is simply more than a miffed miss. We know more about how they got there instead of just a... See full review

9/10 story
9/10 art
9.5/10 characters
9/10 overall

Hozuki-san Chi no Aneki

on Mar 1, 2012

Alternating between 4-Koma and the normal... non-4-Koma format, Hozuki-san Chi no Aneki is about a brother, Gorou, who lives with his sister, Haru, (Not related by blood; step siblings?), and has a sister complex. A huge sister complex. BIG. It's what drives most of the jokes, concerning him at least, and how the sister trolls him about it; with him ending up in compromising positions infront of his classmates and peers; him trying to prove his worth and manliness, the usual stuff. It has the requirements for a comedy about a brother/sister duo and it works. The short volume series does work in it's favor... See full review

?/10 story
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?/10 characters
9/10 overall

Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku

on Oct 29, 2011

*Review only goes up to chapter 49, the end of the Twilight of the Gods arc. Story: World leaders play mahjong with each other to settle disputes, debts, gamble and to decide the next Pope. That's the basic, bare bones plot, but it gets more ridiculous as it advances. By the time you hit Ragnarok, you think you've seen it all but Twilight of the Gods rears it's head and it just goes off into the ocean. It's silly, it's absurd and it's delightfully fun if you can get past how mad crazy this all is. It's not particularly deep nor should you expect that. Knowing mahjong helps loads but I know squat about it... See full review

7/10 story
8/10 art
7/10 characters
8.5/10 overall

Kijin Gahou

on Sep 20, 2011

The premise just begs for some absurd crap to happen and the magic shrooms or plants did their work. It's completely bonkers in it's premise and downright ridiculous as it progresses to the sexual content. Absolute lunacy. It's ugly, crazy and a disturbing ending to launch the last firecracker. Santa doing fly-by's had me sold, swarming people with presents they don't want. It's a one shot so five minutes for the fast readers and not much lost for some whacked-out gains.

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5/10 story
3.5/10 art
?/10 characters
4/10 overall

Hohzuki Island

on Jul 23, 2011

When I go for a horror manga that deals with survival, I expect:

1. Suspense

2. A satisfying conclusion

3. Violence and blood (Optional but appreciated, not a dealbreaker)

I for one, am a sucker for suspense. If there's an inkling of it, I'm in and am probably all caught up in it while others are shaking their heads. This has done it for me in the suspense department and it had enough to make me want to continue on in one sitting. You got your mystery to go along with it; the disappearances, the lack of trust and a sense of something deeper. There's always a... See full review

5.5/10 story
7.5/10 art
?/10 characters
6/10 overall

Duds Hunt

on Jan 7, 2011

Hate your job? Shucks, you can't get another one with that education; this is the only one you can and will get. Sucks, don't it? But that's where games come in, and in this case, Duds Hunt. Register, wait at least three or so days and get what you need for the game. Simple, ain't it? The rules are simple as well. Get the marker. Of the opposition; or more accurately, the other players. But they aren't going to give it to you willy nilly or just because you asked nicely. Oh no, you're going to have to use force. No need to be nice here. Nice will get you no where. Well, it might, but not that far. You have... See full review

9/10 story
8.8/10 art
?/10 characters
9/10 overall

Maison Ikkoku

on Jan 6, 2011

When someone says Rumiko Takahashi, you may think of Ranma 1/2 or Inuyasha. But instead you should think of her romantic/comedy masterpiece Maison Ikkoku. It's one because of the story it tells, the characters that inhabit it and the feelings that live in them. The story is simple and keeps it's feet planted firmly in reality; real life. It feels real, the events feel real, the emotions feel real, everything feels real and that's the beauty of it. No fantasy, no sci-fi, only characters and a setting that could be seen in the real world and it's through this sense of realism that I really felt for Godai as... See full review

10/10 story
9/10 art
9.5/10 characters
9.5/10 overall

Pluto

on Nov 30, 2010

You know, I really wish that for all the works made by Naoki Urasawa that are reviewed, they would simply say: "Made by Naoki Urasawa. Stop reading this and go read/watch -manga/anime being reviewed-". But alas, sometimes one thinks they need more of a reason than the series being completely awesome or the creator being as equally awesome. Then again, it wouldn't fill the reader's noggin with praise for said works. And then again, they shouldn't need to be told that he's awesome. They should know it. Oh well, lets begin. To start off, it uses an arc that appears in Astroboy and makes it it's own... See full review

9.5/10 story
9/10 art
9/10 characters
9.4/10 overall