Danielle’s Reading Diary
Just as my interest in this one-note series — albeit a very hilarious note — was starting to wane, creator Kiminori Wakasugi unleashes his own brand of plot and character development that captured my attention once again.
Makoko Tateno’s How to Capture a Martini is one of those yaoi works where everyone’s emotional settings are always calibrated for maximum intensity.
The manhwa Sugarholic only looks like a pink-plastered romance. In reality, the “heroine” of comic is so unconventional that she makes traditional courtship rituals seem like pure madness.
There’s no other word for it — Eiichiro Oda’s adventure series One Piece is absolutely epic. Today I take a look at the beginning of the “Skypiea” arc, which actually wasn’t a difficult place to jump back on board the title (I have previously read the first 14 volumes of the series) once the action started.
Today’s romance comic, Kimi Ni Todoke: From Me To You, features a simple but moving story about a group of young people getting to know and care for each other
Today’s “romance” manga is not only a shojo re-telling of Alice in Wonderland (which I just know will annoy MarkAndrew to no end!) but a great commentary on the inherent creepiness of “harem” titles.
I’m going to take advantage of the fact we’re heading into Valentine’s Day territory and review a bunch of romance-themed yaoi and shojo manga over the next two weeks. Today I look at the terribly darling (and I don’t use those words lightly) yaoi romance Our Kingdom: Arabian Nights.
While volume 5 remains the high point of Naoki Urasawa’s 20th Century Boys, volumes 6 and 7 boldly forestall resolving the central mystery without sacrificing plot development or pacing.
Although Yana Toboso doesn’t strive for realism — far from it actually — her portrait of a 19th century British butler and his young charge is energetic and intriguing.
Being a non-gamer, the primary lesson I take away from reading King of RPGs is that everyone’s personal nerd culture is absolutely sacred to them.
Natsume Ono’s first comic to see print in the U.S. — not simple — is a powerful and haunting work. Luckily, we won’t have to wait long to see more from her later this year.
Today I review two recent yaoi releases which both chart the rocky road two friends take on their way to becoming sexually and romantically involved.
Yuki Midorikawa instantly becomes one of my favorite new comic book creators with her charming and sensitive portrayal of a young man who bridges two very different worlds — the human and the supernatural — in Natsume’s Book of Friends.
Any comic with a title that references the first Indiana Jones movie and adds flesh-eating zombies is more than a little bit of okay in my book.
There are two things everyone should know about Viz’s new series Butterflies, Flowers — it is one of those rare examples of true josei to be found in the U.S. marketplace and it is also an extremely funny comic.