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There’s a lot to digest as you read Haru’s Curse, the English-language debut of manga writer Asuka Konishi. Its premise alone would make some people cringe, a feeling that would be understandable if what happens here happened in real life.

Having a long-running hit can be a blessing and a curse. On one hand, you get a lot of fans, can tell a full and complete story, and your name will go down as one of the greats of your

Every time I think I’m fully understanding Bakemonogatari, Nisioisin throws another chunk of confusing exposition into the mix. Perhaps it’s his way of screwing around with his audience, but sometimes it comes off as frustrating rather than funny. That frustration

The clock is ticking for Nariyuki and his study buddies in We Never Learn. A new year is dawning, which means finals and entrance exams are nearing the corner. In its fourteenth volume, that realization hits everyone, especially Ogata. But

Yasunobu Yamauchi’s the daily lives of high school boys has had a strange pattern. Sometimes it can be very funny, whereas other times the laughs make zero sense. (This can be attributed to the fact that Japanese-styled humor is hard

The daily grind can leave anyone dead inside. Waking up, going to work, coming home, and falling to sleep is no way to live. Sometimes it takes a wake-up call to realize that one’s life is wasting away as a

For awhile, Seiichi felt alone in Blood on the Tracks. After what his mother has done to his cousin and to himself, the kid has had trouble speaking. The trauma he feels is suffocating both literally and metaphorically, to the

The best laughs always come when the butt of the joke is the one dishing out the punchline. We’ve come to see Senpai gain some backbone in Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro, especially when the titular character pushes the

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as seeing the ins and outs of a good mystery. Perhaps this is why I’ve taken a liking to Moriarty the Patriot, a unique twist on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s beloved Sherlock Holmes series where

Is it a bad sign when a game that looks more complicated in real-life than it does in parody form? Despite owning a miniature version of it for fourteen years, I have yet to figure out the proper rules on