ARC Review: Daytime Shooting Star, Vol. 4 by Mika Yamamori

Daytime Shooting Star, Vol. 4 by Mika Yamamori My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Optimistic high schooler Suzume moves to Tokyo and finds her heart caught between two men! After arriving in Tokyo to live with her uncle, Suzume collapses in a nearby park where she had once seen a shooting star during the day. A … Continue reading ARC Review: Daytime Shooting Star, Vol. 4 by Mika Yamamori

ARC Review: Snow White with the Red Hair, Vol. 5 by Sorata Akiduki

Snow White with the Red Hair, Vol. 5 by Sorata Akiduki My rating: 4 of 5 stars A romantic retelling of a classic fairy tale about a beautiful herbalist and a lovestruck prince. Shirayuki is an herbalist famous for her naturally bright-red hair, and the prince of Tanbarun wants her all to himself! The prince … Continue reading ARC Review: Snow White with the Red Hair, Vol. 5 by Sorata Akiduki

ARC Review: An Incurable Case of Love, Vol. 2 by Maki Enjōji

An Incurable Case of Love, Vol. 2 by Maki Enjōji My rating: 3 of 5 stars Nurse Nanase has striven to once again meet the prince of her dreams, so how is it he’s become such an aggravating doctor?! After witnessing a handsome and charming young doctor saving a stranger’s life five years ago, Nanase … Continue reading ARC Review: An Incurable Case of Love, Vol. 2 by Maki Enjōji

ARC Review: Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Vol. 12 by Aka Akasaka

Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Vol. 12 by Aka Akasaka My rating: 4 of 5 stars Two high school geniuses scheme to get the other to confess their love first. Two geniuses. Two brains. Two hearts. One battle. Who will confess their love first…?! Will Shirogane ever admit to his insignificant but seemingly infinite lack of … Continue reading ARC Review: Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Vol. 12 by Aka Akasaka

ARC Review: After Hours, Vol. 3 by Yuhta Nishio & (translated by) Abby Lehrke

After Hours, Vol. 3 by Yuhta Nishio My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars There’s always something going on at night. Sooner or later, you’ll find your scene. Emi Asahina is 24, unemployed and not really sure what she wants to do with her life. When a friend invites her to a dance club, Emi doesn’t … Continue reading ARC Review: After Hours, Vol. 3 by Yuhta Nishio & (translated by) Abby Lehrke

ARC Review: After Hours, Vol. 2 by Yuhta Nishio, Abby Lehrke

After Hours, Vol. 2 by Yuhta Nishio My rating: 4 of 5 stars There’s always something going on at night. Sooner or later, you’ll find your scene. Emi Ashiana is 24, unemployed and not really sure what she wants to do with her life. When a friend invites her to a dance club, Emi doesn’t … Continue reading ARC Review: After Hours, Vol. 2 by Yuhta Nishio, Abby Lehrke

ARC Review: Children of the Whales, Vol. 9 by Abi Umeda

Children of the Whales, Vol. 9 by Abi Umeda My rating: 4 of 5 stars In an endless sea of sand drifts the Mud Whale, a floating island city of clay and magic. In its chambers a small community clings to survival, cut off from its own history by the shadows of the past. The … Continue reading ARC Review: Children of the Whales, Vol. 9 by Abi Umeda

ARC Review: Children of the Whales, Vol. 8 by Abi Umeda

Children of the Whales, Vol. 8 by Abi Umeda My rating: 4 of 5 stars In this postapocalyptic fantasy, a sea of sand swallows everything but the past. In an endless sea of sand drifts the Mud Whale, a floating island city of clay and magic. In its chambers a small community clings to survival, … Continue reading ARC Review: Children of the Whales, Vol. 8 by Abi Umeda

ARC Review: Children of the Whales, Vol. 7 by Abi Umeda

Children of the Whales, Vol. 7 by Abi Umeda My rating: 4 of 5 stars In this postapocalyptic fantasy, a sea of sand swallows everything but the past. In an endless sea of sand drifts the Mud Whale, a floating island city of clay and magic. In its chambers a small community clings to survival, … Continue reading ARC Review: Children of the Whales, Vol. 7 by Abi Umeda

Review: Anonymous Noise, Vol. 8 by Ryōko Fukuyama

Anonymous Noise, Vol. 8 by Ryōko Fukuyama My rating: 4 of 5 stars Music and longing collide in this ballad of unrequited love! Nino Arisugawa, a girl who loves to sing, experiences her first heart-wrenching goodbye when her beloved childhood friend, Momo, moves away. And after Nino befriends Yuzu, a music composer, she experiences another … Continue reading Review: Anonymous Noise, Vol. 8 by Ryōko Fukuyama

ARC Review: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 10 by Koyoharu Gotouge

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 10 by Koyoharu Gotouge My rating: 5 of 5 stars Tanjiro sets out on the path of the Demon Slayer to save his sister and avenge his family! In Taisho-era Japan, Tanjiro Kamado is a kindhearted boy who makes a living selling charcoal. But his peaceful life is shattered … Continue reading ARC Review: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 10 by Koyoharu Gotouge

ARC Review: BEASTARS, Vol. 4 by Paru Itagaki

BEASTARS, Vol. 4 by Paru Itagaki My rating: 4 of 5 stars At this high school, instead of jocks and nerds, the students are divided into predators and prey. At a high school where the students are literally divided into predators and prey, friendships maintain the fragile peace. Who among them will become a Beastar—a … Continue reading ARC Review: BEASTARS, Vol. 4 by Paru Itagaki

Review: Anonymous Noise, Vol. 7 by Ryōko Fukuyama

Anonymous Noise, Vol. 7 by Ryōko Fukuyama My rating: 4 of 5 stars Music and longing collide in this ballad of unrequited love! Nino Arisugawa, a girl who loves to sing, experiences her first heart-wrenching goodbye when her beloved childhood friend, Momo, moves away. And after Nino befriends Yuzu, a music composer, she experiences another … Continue reading Review: Anonymous Noise, Vol. 7 by Ryōko Fukuyama

ARC Review: A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow, Vol. 1 by Makoto Hagino

A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow, Vol. 1 by Makoto Hagino My rating: 4 of 5 stars Sometimes you find what you yearn for… Konatsu is about to start a new school in a new town, and she’s basically all on her own. Her dad just got a job overseas, and her aunt can only … Continue reading ARC Review: A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow, Vol. 1 by Makoto Hagino

ARC Review: Persona 5, Vol. 1 by Hisato Murasaki

Persona 5, Vol. 1 by Hisato Murasaki My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Based on the popular video game, this manga’s phantom thieves will steal your heart! After being arrested and having to transfer to a new high school in Tokyo, Akira Kurusu is given the goal of rehabilitation and awakened to a new power—the power … Continue reading ARC Review: Persona 5, Vol. 1 by Hisato Murasaki