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Kanashii (Itoshii) Kotoba

Dec 11, 2016

The story is too short, but it's really sweet. Kaname sealed off his voice because his father thought he sounded like his mother and couldn't bear it. His father committed suicide though and Kaname went to live with his cousin. Kyousuke recently lost his mother and has transfered schools. Kyosuke meets Kaname and is drawn in by the peculiar boy who never speaks. The others say Kaname has no voice, but Kyosuke hears Kanames voice in the gestures and expressions Kaname makes and falls in love. When Kyosuke learns that Kanames cousin, Satoshi, treats Kaname terribly, he wants to protect Kaname. At the same... See full review

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

Running on Empty

Dec 11, 2016

I was less than impressed. The concept isn't bad and I liked the characters, but it fails to make anything of it.  There were moments that could have been intense and far more interesting, but those moments were just blow over. It kind of turned the serious things in to trivial matters, if even that. It dragged out through a lot of pages too. That story could have fit in two chapters or maybe five. It didn't need 12. It skipped over a lot of time, skimped on character development, used up whole pages to get almost no where, and spent almost no time on any single obstacle or event. For something in... See full review

5/10 story
2/10 art
7/10 characters
4/10 overall

I Hear the Sunspot

Dec 10, 2016

The story is really good. It brings up a lot of good points, like how the hard of hearing and the deaf aren't the same, how it's possible for people with normal hearing and poor hearing to communicate effectively, how important it is to get to know someone, and a lot of other things. One that really hit me was how others tended to think that people with poor hearing were more fortunate than people who are completely deaf. I can really relate to that. I have mental disorders, but not the ones bad enough for me to need special classes or anything extreme. I have autism, but it's high functioning so it's not... See full review

8/10 story
7.5/10 art
8/10 characters
8/10 overall

Il Gatto Sul G

Dec 8, 2016

I enjoyed the story, especially the psychological elements. The story alone in probably an 8, but I give it a 7 because sometimes it was confusing. I got confused sometimes if it was Black or White (the MC's two personalities) who was present often times and which was which. I feel they could have been more defined.  The main character has MPD (multiple personality disorder) also known as DID (dissociative idenity disorder). This disorder is typically caused by some sort of trauma during youth, often abuse as it was in this case. The mind creates an alternate personality to help deal with the stress... See full review

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


Dec 6, 2016

I got interested in this after watching the OVA. The OVA leaves off when Akihito is kidnapped and taken to Hong Kong, so I really wanted to know what happened next. So I read 53 chapters almost non-stop. Okay, so I skimmed up to where the OVA left off. Anyway, my only complaint is that sometimes I couldn't keep the characters straight...but they are all black and white, it makes it hard! It's a pretty funny series. I really want to know if more will come out and when...since once again, just like the OVA, it cuts off at a rather inconvienient place!!!! The world is cruel. I enjoyed the characters and the... See full review

9/10 story
8/10 art
8/10 characters
8.5/10 overall

A Silent Voice

Aug 18, 2016

I've watched a lot of anime but I haven't read much manga. I think this might have been the first one I actually finished. I became interested in it because of the themes of disabilities and bullying. I really enjoyed how realistic a lot of the events, characters, and emotions were. The story follows a guy, Shoya, who bullied the deaf transfer student in sixth grade, Shoko. Due to his bullying and the bullying from the other students and even the teachers in a way, Shoko transfers out and Shoya goes from being the bully to being bullied. Shoya spends the next several years alone until he tracks Shoko down... See full review

10/10 story
10/10 art
10/10 characters
10/10 overall