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Manga Reviews

The Poe Clan: A Timeless Tragedy

Much like the titular family of this series, The Poe Clan is a piece of shojo manga’s glory days frozen in time, still dazzling and haunting decades after its debut.

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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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BiographiesHot

The Ethereal Worlds of Keiko Takemiya

A member of the Year 24 Group, Keiko Takemiya is an award-winning shojo and shonen manga artist. She is considered a pioneer in the shonen-ai genre and is credited with being the first artist to include a male-male kiss in a shojo manga.

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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

My Manga Wishlist: Kyou no Kira-kun

At face value, Kyou no Kira-kun looks like just another shoujo manga, with staples like the unpopular girl, a charismatic boy, a cute animal sidekick, and endless high school drama. But this manga’s charm lies in how it handles all these cliches.

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Manga Reviews

We All Start Somewhere: Tokyo Mew Mew a la Mode

Tokyo Mew Mew a la Mode follows the formulaic pattern of most magical girl narratives: ordinary schoolgirl gains extraordinary powers, fights a slew of bad guys, and falls in love.

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One-Shot Spotlight: Hatsukoi Rhapsody

Hatsukoi Rhapsody by Aoyama Haruno follows Abe, a charming high school girl who can’t seem to forget her first love, Fujiwara.

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