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Monkey High Volume 1

Monkey High Volume 1
May 3, 2010

I have to blame my current shojo addiction on David Welsh, of the Manga Curmudgeon, and my own blogger’s  nagging …Read the Rest

Oishinbo a la Carte: Japanese Cuisine Volume 1

Oishinbo a la Carte: Japanese Cuisine Volume 1
February 1, 2010

Oishinbo is something of a cultural oddity here in the United States. It follows a sultry, gourmet journalist Shiro Yamaoka …Read the Rest

Rin-Ne Volume 1

Rin-Ne Volume 1
January 25, 2010

Rumiko Takahashi is a big name in manga – creator of the immensely popular Ranma 1/2 and InuYasha, she knows …Read the Rest

A Distant Neighborhood

A Distant Neighborhood
January 20, 2010

One of the most used, and possibly most cliché phrases in the English language is “Hindsight is 20/20,” that is, …Read the Rest

Kimi ni Todoke: From Me To You Volume 2

Kimi ni Todoke: From Me To You Volume 2
January 11, 2010

After my rave (possibly raving) review of Kimi ni Todoke, I was excited to pick up the second volume in …Read the Rest

Kimi ni Todoke: From Me To You Volume 1

Kimi ni Todoke: From Me To You Volume 1
January 5, 2010

On with the shojo parade, this week with the intensely wonderful first volume of Kimi ni Todoke. There, I’ve said …Read the Rest

We Were There Volume 1

We Were There Volume 1
December 29, 2009

I’ve been reading a lot of shojo lately, and I have to say that while a lot of it has …Read the Rest

Magic Touch Volume 3

Magic Touch Volume 3
November 30, 2009

I think I am a glutton for punishment. After thoroughly disliking the first two volumes of Magic Touch, you would …Read the Rest

Magic Touch Volume 1-2

Magic Touch Volume 1-2
November 25, 2009

I love apples. They’re one of my favorite fruits. The best apple is one that is sweet, has lots of …Read the Rest

Alive: The Final Evolution Volume 1

Alive: The Final Evolution Volume 1
November 12, 2009

It is said that the road to hell is paved on good intentions, and if that particular idiom proves to …Read the Rest