ARC Review: My Senpai is Annoying Vol. 1 by Shiro Manta

My Senpai is Annoying Vol. 1 by Shiro Manta My rating: 3 of 5 stars Igarashi Futuba’s new job would be great if her senpai, Takeda Harumi, wasn’t so incredibly annoying! Futuba hates his laugh, she hates how big he is, and she really hates that he treats her like a little kid. Just because … Continue reading ARC Review: My Senpai is Annoying Vol. 1 by Shiro Manta

ARC Review: The Legend of Dororo and Hyakkimaru Vol. 1 by Osamu Tezuka & Satoshi Shiki

The Legend of Dororo and Hyakkimaru Vol. 1 by Osamu Tezuka My rating: 3 of 5 stars A modern remake of Osamu Tezuka’s legendary samurai tale about reclaiming stolen humanity–and don’t miss the stunning 2019 anime! A young swordsman travels alone through war-torn Japan, hunting demons wherever they might hide. His name: Hyakkimaru. Soon he … Continue reading ARC Review: The Legend of Dororo and Hyakkimaru Vol. 1 by Osamu Tezuka & Satoshi Shiki

ARC Review: At Night, I Become a Monster by Yoru Sumino

At Night, I Become a Monster by Yoru Sumino My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars By day, Adachi is a normal student. By night, he's a terrifying creature of many eyes and many legs who lurks in the darkness. One night, while haunting his own school, he comes across his classmate Yano Satsuki--she's been an … Continue reading ARC Review: At Night, I Become a Monster by Yoru Sumino

ARC Review: Love Me for Who I Am, Vol. 1 by Kata Konayama

Love Me for Who I Am, Vol. 1 by Kata Konayama My rating: 4 of 5 stars An LGBT+ manga about finding friendship and common ground at an untraditional maid café! Mogumo is a cute but lonely high school student who just wants a few loving friends. Fellow student Iwaoka Tetsu invites Mogumo to work … Continue reading ARC Review: Love Me for Who I Am, Vol. 1 by Kata Konayama

ARC Review: Bloom Into You: Regarding Saeki Sayaka Vol. 1 by Hitoma Iruma & (illustrated by) Nakatani Nio

Bloom Into You (Light Novel): Regarding Saeki Sayaka Vol. 1 by 入間 人間 My rating: 4 of 5 stars A light novel spin-off for the hit yuri manga and anime series Bloom Into You! Saeki Sayaka has always been an old soul—serious and reserved, preferring to focus on her studies rather than make friends. Until, … Continue reading ARC Review: Bloom Into You: Regarding Saeki Sayaka Vol. 1 by Hitoma Iruma & (illustrated by) Nakatani Nio

ARC Review: Reincarnated as a Sword Vol. 1 by Yuu Tanaka & Tomowo Maruyama

Reincarnated as a Sword (Manga) Vol. 1 by Yuu Tanaka My rating: 3 of 5 stars LIVE BY THE SWORD Fran is a fiery, cat-eared girl whose luck couldn’t be worse–orphaned, consigned to slavery, and finally attacked by monsters. But everything changes when she finds a legendary talking sword. Inside the sword is the soul … Continue reading ARC Review: Reincarnated as a Sword Vol. 1 by Yuu Tanaka & Tomowo Maruyama

ARC Review: My Father is a Unicorn by Monaka Suzuki

My Father is a Unicorn by Monaka Suzuki My rating: 3 of 5 stars Learning to live with a stepfather can be tough–especially if your new dad is a unicorn! Uno Issei is still in high school when his mother remarries. His mom’s new husband, Masaru, is a nice enough guy, he just happens to … Continue reading ARC Review: My Father is a Unicorn by Monaka Suzuki

ARC Review: Our Dining Table by Mita Ori

Our Dining Table by Mita Ori My rating: 4 of 5 stars Eating around other people is a struggle for salaryman Yutaka, despite his talent for cooking. All that changes when he meets Minoru and Tane—two brothers, many years apart in age—who ask him to teach them how to make his delicious food! It’s not … Continue reading ARC Review: Our Dining Table by Mita Ori

ARC Review: My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! (Manga) Vol. 1 by Satoru Yamaguchi & Nami Hidaka

My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! (Manga) Vol. 1 by Satoru Yamaguchi My rating: 4 of 5 stars When a woman is reborn into an otome video game as the villainess, how can she play to win? Based on the hit light novels and soon to be an anime! A … Continue reading ARC Review: My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! (Manga) Vol. 1 by Satoru Yamaguchi & Nami Hidaka

ARC Review: Ghostly Things, Vol. 1 by Ushio Shirotori

Ghostly Things, Vol. 1 by Ushio Shirotori My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars An all-new, beautifully illustrated manga about a girl delving into the secrets of her supernatural house! With her father off overseas, Yachiho is left to move into a new house all by herself…and it’s a genuine haunted mansion, full of ghosts and … Continue reading ARC Review: Ghostly Things, Vol. 1 by Ushio Shirotori

ARC Review: Blank Canvas: My So-Called Artist’s Journey, Vol. 2 by Akiko Higashimura

Blank Canvas: My So-Called Artist’s Journey, Vol. 2 by Akiko Higashimura My rating: 4 of 5 stars The award-winning autobiographical manga Kakukaku Shikajika by Akiko Higashimura, the creator of Princess Jellyfish, about her high school dream to become a comic book creator! High schooler Akiko has big plans to become a popular mangaka before she … Continue reading ARC Review: Blank Canvas: My So-Called Artist’s Journey, Vol. 2 by Akiko Higashimura

ARC Review: Our Wonderful Days Vol. 1 by Kei Hamuro

Our Wonderful Days Vol. 1 by Kei Hamuro My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars As children, Koharu and Mafuyu were best buds until Mafuyu moved away to Tokyo. But now, several years have passed and Mafuyu is back, attending the same high school as Koharu. As the two girls explore their sleepy hometown, Koharu can’t help … Continue reading ARC Review: Our Wonderful Days Vol. 1 by Kei Hamuro

ARC Review: Become You, Vol. 1 by Ichigo Takano

Become You, Vol. 1 by Ichigo Takano My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Ashie Taiyou is a high school musician with dreams of stardom, but when his bandmates quit on him, it feels like his dreams are slipping away. In an act of desperation, Taiyou strong-arms his sullen classmate Hikari into forming a band with … Continue reading ARC Review: Become You, Vol. 1 by Ichigo Takano

ARC Review: The Brave-Tuber Vol. 1 by Takahito Oosaki & Ikuro

The Brave-Tuber Vol. 1 by Takahito Oosaki My rating: 4 of 5 stars Vlogging has come to…the world of magic?! A sword and sorcery manga for the internet age! With the revival of the Demon Lord, chosen ones able to wield holy swords have appeared to fight evil. But the Demon Lord is not the … Continue reading ARC Review: The Brave-Tuber Vol. 1 by Takahito Oosaki & Ikuro

ARC Review: How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift? Vol. 1 by Sandrovich Yabako, MAAM

How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift? Vol. 1 by Sandrovich Yabako My rating: 2 of 5 stars Sakura is a teenage girl who loves to eat, but when she notices her waistline expanding, she decides to check out the local gym. The gym is full of buff dudes...and Akemi, the student council president?! When … Continue reading ARC Review: How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift? Vol. 1 by Sandrovich Yabako, MAAM