Book Review

Katanagatari Volume 1 Review
Book Review

Katanagatari Volume 1 Review

Katanagatari Volume 1 Review
Although Katanagatari doesn’t quite hit the heights of NISIOISIN’s Monogatari franchise, I’m sure fans of his work will still find a lot to like here as this first volume proves an enjoyable read. In fact this series is almost worth checking out just for the incredible effort that has gone into the translation.
• 9th December 2018
Onimonogatari Review
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Onimonogatari Review

Onimonogatari Review
Overall, Onimonogatari places itself among my favourite entries in the Monogatari series for giving us another story with Shinobu and Araragi. You can rest assured that everything you know and love about Monogatari is still present and accounted for.
• 20th November 2018
Kokoro Connect Volume 2 Review
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Kokoro Connect Volume 2 Review

Kokoro Connect Volume 2 Review
Overall, I’ve once again found myself enjoying my time with Kokoro Connect. This volume succeeds in making you care about Inaba, a character who hadn’t previously been given the spotlight, while also offering an incredibly compelling read.
• 24th October 2018
Toradora! Volume 2 Review
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Toradora! Volume 2 Review

Toradora! Volume 2 Review
Toradora! continues to impress with its well written cast of characters and gripping story. New girl Ami is liable to get on your nerves if you’re a Taiga fan but the tale unfolding around her is compelling enough that this hopefully won’t matter.
• 13th September 2018
Otorimonogatari Review
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Otorimonogatari Review

Otorimonogatari Review
Otorimonogatari is an odd entry in the Monogatari series. Due to the toning down of the comedic aspects and use of a third person perspective, this is a very different Monogatari to the usual.
• 3rd September 2018
Kokoro Connect Volume 1 Review
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Kokoro Connect Volume 1 Review

Kokoro Connect Volume 1 Review
Although this first volume is playing with a concept that is sure to be familiar to many, the strength of the writing brings everything together for an insightful and moving story. This is a release not to be missed for fans of drama and slice of life!
• 28th August 2018
An Archdemon’s Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride Volume 1 Review
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An Archdemon’s Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride Volume 1 Review

An Archdemon’s Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride Volume 1 Review
An Archdemon's Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride offers a heartwarming and outright adorable story. The initial set-up might put people off but the series is determined to make Zagan and Nephy’s relationship pure rather than something born of master and servant. Those of you in the market for a new fantasy romance need look no further than here.
• 21st August 2018
Garrison Girl Review
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Garrison Girl Review

Garrison Girl Review
Garrison Girl is yet another entry in this huge franchise that deserves to be in any fan’s collection. Garrison Girl is everything I find fascinating about Attack on Titan in one gripping instalment.
• 6th August 2018
Hanamonogatari Review
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Hanamonogatari Review

Hanamonogatari Review
Hanamonogatari was a huge disappointment coming off the back of some incredible stories in this franchise. Kanbaru fans will likely get a lot more out of this book than I did, but otherwise there isn't a great deal to like here.
• 27th July 2018
Kabukimonogatari Review
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Kabukimonogatari Review

Kabukimonogatari Review
Overall Kabukimonogatari was a real delight. While the series continues to be consistently interesting from volume to volume, this one tries to do something a little bit different and that works well for it.
• 19th June 2018
The Dark Maidens Review
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The Dark Maidens Review

The Dark Maidens Review
Hardened mystery fans like myself might see through The Dark Maidens' tricks too quickly but there’s something to be said for the fact the story does draw you in. If you don’t cotton on to its endgame then there’s definitely a compelling story of betrayal and mystery here for fans of the genre.
• 30th May 2018
Perfect Blue: Complete Metamorphosis Review
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Perfect Blue: Complete Metamorphosis Review

Perfect Blue: Complete Metamorphosis Review
Perfect Blue the book is not as psychologically or emotionally deep as its movie adaptation, but it’s interesting to discover where the original spark for the Satoshi Kon film came from. It’s rare to see original Japanese literature make its way over here, so pick up a copy if it piques your curiosity.
• 25th March 2018