seinen Tag Archive

Manga Recommendations

Celebrate Marine Day with 10 Ocean-Themed Manga

To get into the seaside spirit of Marine Day, check out these ten ocean-themed manga recommendations handpicked by yours truly.

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Manga Reviews

My Manga Wishlist: Desert Rose

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.

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Editorial

The Ever-Present “Eye” in Gankutsuou

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.

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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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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

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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