Ex-Yakuza and Stray Kitten 1 – book review

Ex-Yakuza & Stray Kitten vol. 1 by Riddle Kamimura Funny Realistic Manga * * * Stars (Pretty good) Sabu the kitten is taken in by a young man named Jin with a grim appearance and many scars and tattoos. Is he Yakuza?? Everything about him terrifies Sabu! But Jin is only ever gentle and kind. Sabu learns that he is going to “work” at a cafe “staffed” by other adoptable animals that Jin has taken … Read more

Toilet-Bound Hanako-Kun – Read It and Rate It

Toilet-bound Hanako-kun (series) by Aidairo Adventure Fantasy Manga Mystery/Thriller Supernatural Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) OKAY. The name is weird, but the story is hilarious and interesting. I will promise you now that it won’t be about random bathroom jokes. The story has a main character of Hanako as the series implies. He is one of 7 ghosts in a school (as they are known, The 7 Mysteries). A girl named … Read more

Bounce Back – book review

Bounce Back by Misako Rocks! Graphic Novel Manga Realistic Fiction Sports (Basketball) Tween/Middle School * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Liliko’s family moves to Brooklyn New York just before she’s about to play in the championship basketball tournament with her team. She has to leave all of her friends behind and can’t lead her team to victory. But she’s hoping to join the basketball team at her new middle school (and make new friends, … Read more

Afterschool Charisma – Read It and Rate It

Afterschool Charisma Manga series #1 by Kumiko Suekane Manga Science Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) “Afterschool Charisma” volume 1 is an introduction to the story of Shiro Kamiya, a supposed non-clone in a school full of famous people’s clones. Being the only human is hard for Shiro when on top of being different his father is one of the professors at the school. In this volume, Shiro helps his crush Marie Curie get … Read more

Food Wars – Read It and Rate It

Food Wars Manga series #1 by Yuto Tsukuda Manga Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Soma goes to a cooking camp where everyone cooks dishes and sees who can get 200 servings in 2 hours. Everyone has surpassed their goal, and Soma only has 2 servings. In the last 3 minutes Soma completes the task. Then a local meat shack needs help from Soma, because their customers are being attracted … Read more

K-On – Read It and Rate It

K-On by Kakifly Manga Realistic Fiction Review #1 * Star (A waste of time!) This manga series is about a group of high school girls who try to revive their school’s pop music club. To be honest, I did not like this book at all. Sure, it’s well-drawn, and they give you great guitar playing tips at the end, but those are just about the only things I liked about this book.  For starters, I … Read more