Tag Archive | Review

Fruits Basket Revisited

The manga which kick-started it all off – it has a helluva lot to answer for. Ah, back in the day when it actually took  weeks for me to read a manga with over a hundred chapters… Admittedly that was partially down to an astoundingly dodgy internet connection that took forever to load up the […]

Vampire Knight Revisited

Eight and a bit years of Vampire-fuelled fandom came to an end last month. Damn, that makes me feel old. Hino Matsuri’s shoujo manga was the second that I ever read, and it was my first taste of the frustration of “Whaddaya mean there’s no more chapters yet?!” I didn’t read it from the very […]

Bartender – Joh Araki and Nagamoto Kenji

And Araki Joh’s obsession with all things alcoholic continues… In this manga, a bar is never just a bar – it is a field hospital for the soul, (let us ignore any dubious implications for the mean time).  People who walk into Sasakura Ryuu’s bar have their own problems and, whether they realise it or […]

Ningyou Kyoutei Gakudan (Royal Doll Orchestra) – Kaori Yuki

What? I’ve had this site for two years and I haven’t reviewed any Kaori Yuki?! This simply will not do! I don’t think “quest” quite covers the odyssey that was finding the final volume in a language which I could read it in… Like most things I started reading Ningyou Kyoutei Gakudan online on a manga […]

Shitsurakuen – Naomura Tooru

Lovely artwork, shame about the plot… Himoto Sora is an extremely chivalric girl. One day she’s accepted into the  prestigious Utopia Academy out of the blue, and even more confusingly she’s sent the boys’ uniform; but that’s nothing compared to what happens once she actually gets there. It’s not just a school, it’s a training ground […]

Addicted to Curry – Katzuki Funatsu

I’m addicted to Addicted to Curry.  Y’know, I resisted reading this for a long time as I was prejudiced against this naff title that seemed to appear on update pages constantly – when other titles that I was desperately following wouldn’t. And it’s a seinen and I was into shoujo and josei at the time. More […]