Category Archives: – All Others

Liar Game

Standard
Author: Kaitani Shinobu
Format: Manga
H-level: None
Plot:
Artwork:
Characterization:
Overall:

Read the rest of this entry

Advertisements

Ookikufuri kabutte

Standard
Author: Higuchi Asa
Format: Manga
H-level: None
Plot:
Artwork:
Characterization:
Overall:

My Christmas review (though a bit late) is dedicated to a non-BL, baseball manga which has just claimed the 2006 Tezuka Osamu Cultural Award. I’m usually not into sports manga because most of the time, they just focus on techniques and competition and before long, they enter the endless loop that lead to nowhere but boredom. Ookikufuri Kabutte (abb. as Oofuri) is different because its focus is not on techniques so much as the psychological conditions within the players and also between the players.

Read the rest of this entry

Nodame Cantabile -01-

Standard
Author: Ninomiya Tomoko
Format: Manga
H-level: None
Plot:
Artwork:
Characterization:
Overall:

This is probably the first book I review that’s NOT Boy’s Love but which I want the whole world to like because it’s a manga that captured my heart 5 minutes after flipping open the manga. This series is LICENSED and you can purchase the English version but I recommend the Japanese version if you can manage because translations are never reliable.  This manga is made into both TV drama and anime.  I prefer the drama version much better because I find the anime version failing in terms of delivering the impact of the manga.

Read the rest of this entry