30 Day Manga Challenge Tag Archive

Manga Reviews

One Shot Spotlight: Hello Baby

Morita’s no-holds-barred writing and Obata’s realistic artwork offer a pretty bleak look into the oft-romanticized yakuza lifestyle. Sure, things might look good from the top of the pyramid, but for the little guys at the bottom, life is hell.

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Editorial

The Many Adventures of Space Pirate Captain Harlock

Captain Harlock, with his disheveled hair and scarred face, serves well as the series’ intrepid protagonist. Unlike the other complacent Earthlings, Leiji Matsumoto’s iconic character chooses to carve out his own destiny rather than follow Earth’s totalitarian leaders, human or otherwise.

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Defining Josei Manga

This post is part of the 30 Day Manga Challenge series. Day 11: Your Favorite Genre stay tuned.

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Biographies

Grazie mille, Natsume Ono

Like a warm breeze on a spring day, Natsume Ono’s manga breathes fresh life into a medium overrun by saccharine plots and hyperbolic characters.

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Biographies

Beautiful Disaster: The Artistic Legacy of Kyoko Okazaki

Harsh contrasts of black and white. Loose penwork applied with reckless abandon. Lavish models drawn in the finest caricature of high fashion. Such are the hallmarks of Kyoko Okazaki, one of the most avant-garde mangaka of our time.

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Manga Reviews

Hot Gimmick is a Hot Mess

Convoluted romances and dangerous relationships can be entertaining—when handled well. But Hot Gimmick left much to be desired.

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Manga Reviews

Reading Blush-DC for the Plot [NSFW]

Reading Blush-DC is like watching a train wreck: you just can’t look away. If you’ve got a hankering for some good ‘ole schadenfreude, then this is the manga for you.

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Manga Reviews

Exploring Russian History through Harukaze no Snegurochka

Harukaze no Snegurochka is a single-volume manga that highlights the tempestuous atmosphere of the 1930s Soviet Union. It follows the story of a young woman named Belka and her servant, Shchenok, as they evade the OGPU, the Soviet secret police.

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