Book Review

Katanagatari Volume 2 Review
Book Review

Katanagatari Volume 2 Review

Katanagatari Volume 2 Review
Katanagatari continues to offer an enjoyable read, the likes of which only NISIOISIN consistently brings to the table. This collection does a much better job of differentiating the stories from one another, which lends itself better to the omnibus format.
• 3rd July 2019
Penguin Highway Review
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Penguin Highway Review

Penguin Highway Review
The West has long awaited the arrival of Tomihiko Morimi’s books and that wait has been well worth it. Penguin Highway offers a summertime adventure the likes of which we’ve not seen for quite some time - It’s fun, comical and well written.
• 26th May 2019
Tsukimonogatari Review
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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
Kokoro Connect Volume 5 Review
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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
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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
Welcome to Japan, Ms. Elf! Volume 1 Review
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Welcome to Japan, Ms. Elf! Volume 1 Review

Welcome to Japan, Ms. Elf! Volume 1 Review
With a refreshing spin on some common tropes and a likeable cast, there’s a lot to enjoy in Welcome to Japan, Ms Elf!. Those of you looking for a new slice-of-life series set in Japan, with a side dish of fantasy, will certainly appreciate this book.
• 24th March 2019
5 Centimeters per Second – One More Side Review
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5 Centimeters per Second – One More Side Review

5 Centimeters per Second – One More Side Review
5 Centimeters per Second - One More Side is a must-read for fans of the film. Although it can’t fix the many flaws 5 Centimeters per Second has, especially with its characters, it’s still a surprisingly engrossing read. The fresh perspective on the tale brings it to life in a whole new way.
• 13th March 2019