Reviews

The Bride of Demise Volume 1 Review
Book Review

The Bride of Demise Volume 1 Review

The Bride of Demise Volume 1 Review
Author Keishi Ayasato's Torture Princess series has just reached a conclusion in English, but thanks to Yen Press one of their newer series has also made it to the West, giving fans something else to look forward to. Here in The Bride of Demise we find Earth overrun with mysterious beings that threaten humanity and a protagonist whose life changes forever when he meets one that's on his side...
• 2nd December 2022
Samurai 7 – Complete Series Review
Anime Review

Samurai 7 – Complete Series Review

Samurai 7 – Complete Series Review
Samurai 7 retells the extremely influential Akira Kurosawa film Seven Samurai but changes the setting from Japan’s past to a weird mix of science fiction, steampunk and Japanese culture to create something entirely different - well, apart from the 'small village hiring seven samurai to protect it from bandits' part anyway. Does it work, though?
• 29th November 2022
Aria The Masterpiece Volume 5 Review
Manga Review

Aria The Masterpiece Volume 5 Review

Aria The Masterpiece Volume 5 Review
Aria The Masterpiece Volume 5, though relying on familiar set-ups for its storylines, continues to be a pleasing read, thanks to the strength of its characters and setting, and in how it grows and develops these aspects in interesting ways.
• 27th November 2022
An Older Guy’s VR First Love Review
Manga Review

An Older Guy’s VR First Love Review

An Older Guy’s VR First Love Review
An Older Guy's VR First Love does what it says on the tin, presenting us with a 40-year-old protagonist who experiences his first love in the world of virtual reality. But is that love strong enough to continue back in real life?
• 25th November 2022
Scramblues Review
Manga Review

Scramblues Review

Scramblues Review
Designer Haru Kurosaki finds himself working on an album cover for musical prodigy Eddie Astley, a man known for being intimidating and fussy. Is Eddie all his reputation makes him out to be or is there someone gentler to be found beyond the reputation?
• 24th November 2022
Tokyo Aliens Volume 1 Review
Manga Review

Tokyo Aliens Volume 1 Review

Tokyo Aliens Volume 1 Review
When high school student Akira finds himself caught up in a fight between an alien and an agent of a special forces team, his life will change forever. The latest series from Aoharu x Machinegun creator Naoe is here!
• 19th November 2022
Avant-Garde Yumeko Review
Manga Review

Avant-Garde Yumeko Review

Avant-Garde Yumeko Review
Avant-Garde Yumeko is Shuzo Oshimi's first single-volume series from way back in 2003. Here we meet phallus-obsessed Yumeko Mochizuki and unsuspecting art club member Shoichi Honda - who may be just the person to help her...
• 18th November 2022
Tower of the Sun Review
Book Review

Tower of the Sun Review

Tower of the Sun Review
Long before Tatami Galaxy or Penguin Highway, author Tomihiko Morimi made his debut with Tower of the Sun. This novel has now finally made its way to the West thanks to Yen Press, but does it prove as enjoyable a read as his best-known works?
• 16th November 2022
Aria The Masterpiece Volume 4 Review
Manga Review

Aria The Masterpiece Volume 4 Review

Aria The Masterpiece Volume 4 Review
Aria The Masterpiece Volume 4 focuses more on the bonds between characters, especially how mentors influence their pupils, and also continues to grow Akari’s bond with the citizens of Neo-Venezia, whilst providing more striking imagery and fantastical happenings.
• 15th November 2022
She and Her Cat Review
Book Review

She and Her Cat Review

She and Her Cat Review
Makoto Shinkai's She and Her Cat comes to life in a whole new way, thanks to this collection of short stories from author Naruki Nagakawa which explore the connection between cats and their beloved owners.
• 13th November 2022
Wandance Volume 2 Review
Manga Review

Wandance Volume 2 Review

Wandance Volume 2 Review
Inspired by Hikari Wanda’s charismatic dance moves, Kaboku has joined the high school dance club – to find out he’s the only first-year boy! Find out how that’s working out for him in the second volume of Wandance.
• 12th November 2022
Usotoki Rhetoric Volume 1 Review
Manga Review

Usotoki Rhetoric Volume 1 Review

Usotoki Rhetoric Volume 1 Review
Usotoki Rhetoric follows protagonist Kanoko Uraba who has the ability to "hear lies", an ability that has brought her no small amount of hardship. When she meets detective Iwai Souma, her fate begins to change for the better...
• 11th November 2022