Somehow, in all the chaos of 2022, I managed to read some really great manga series. Take a look at my top picks for the year!
Rie Kanou’s nostalgic manga combines cultural references and cute artwork to create a unique romantic comedy.
From slice-of-life comedies to supernatural romance, let’s take a look at some of the more memorable manga I read in 2021!
To get into the seaside spirit of Marine Day, check out these ten ocean-themed manga recommendations handpicked by yours truly.
With the police stretched thin and no option for military mobilization, Mariko realizes it’s up to her team to save the day. Enter the anti-terrorism group known as CAT, Mariko’s squad of deadly women mercenaries and the stars of Kaoru Shintani’s seinen manga, Desert Rose.
Gankutsuou makes us not necessarily empathize with the Count, but beg him to find a different way to continue living that doesn’t entail his idea of destructive revenge.
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.
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.
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.
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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