Reviews

Emanon Volume 1 Review
Manga Review

Emanon Volume 1 Review

Emanon Volume 1 Review
The mangaka behind Eisner-nominated series Wandering Island, Kenji Tsuruta, is back! Teaming up with the winner of the Nihon SF Taisho award, Shinji Kajio, the two have created Emanon. The manga promises a whimsical look at what it means to carry memories with you from the beginning of time, but does it deliver?
• 21st May 2019
Tsukimonogatari Review
Book Review

Tsukimonogatari Review

Tsukimonogatari Review
The final season of Monogatari is off to an intriguing start. Tsukimonogatari may be but a stepping stone on the road to a much bigger story, but it’s changing the franchise in fundamental ways. NISIOISIN continues to keep his beloved series alive with new and compelling developments.
• 17th May 2019
Girls’ Last Tour Review
Anime Review

Girls’ Last Tour Review

Girls’ Last Tour Review
Girls’ Last Tour is a very relaxing survival story that generates a lot of appeal from its comfy styling and deceptively cute presentation. Its slow pace and slice-of-life sensibilities may seem boring to some, but if you look past that, the series shows an engaging deeper narrative with a strong anti-war message.
• 13th May 2019
Kokoro Connect Volume 5 Review
Book Review

Kokoro Connect Volume 5 Review

Kokoro Connect Volume 5 Review
Without the high stakes of our usual plot, the cast of Kokoro Connect come to life in whole new ways in this collection of short stories. This volume is not only a chance for the cast to relax but also for us as readers as the series approaches its halfway point.
• 9th May 2019
Sherlock Holmes: A Scandal in Japan Review
Book Review

Sherlock Holmes: A Scandal in Japan Review

Sherlock Holmes: A Scandal in Japan Review
Sherlock Holmes: A Scandal in Japan is a compelling story showcasing the world's most iconic detective. Author Keisuke Matsuoka does the character great justice in this tale revolving around an unforgettable incident that readers will be engrossed in from start to finish.
• 5th May 2019
Witch Hat Atelier Volume 1 Review
Manga Review

Witch Hat Atelier Volume 1 Review

Witch Hat Atelier Volume 1 Review
Superb artwork that mixes influences of east and west, combines with a compelling story with an ingenious twist to deliver one of the most exciting new fantasy manga to emerge from Japan: Witch Hat Atelier is a must-read!
• 29th April 2019
UQ Holder! Review
Anime Review

UQ Holder! Review

UQ Holder! Review
MVM’s latest release, UQ Holder!, is a sequel to Negima! (a series that had quite the cult following a decade or two back) so why hasn’t UQ Holder! generated the same kind of interest? Well, manga-wise I can’t tell you, but the anime adaptation on the other hand…
• 22nd April 2019