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Danielle Leigh’s Reading Diary — Detroit Metal City vol 3 &4

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.

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Danielle Leigh’s Reading Diary — How to Capture a Martini

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.

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Danielle Leigh’s Reading Diary — Sugarholic vol 1-3

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.

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Danielle Leigh’s Reading Diary — One Piece vol 24-28

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.

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Danielle Leigh’s Reading Diary — Kimi Ni Todoke vol 3

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

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Danielle Leigh’s Reading Diary — Alice in the Country of Hearts vol 1

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.

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Danielle Leigh’s Reading Diary — Our Kingdom: Arabian Nights

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.

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Danielle Leigh’s Reading Diary — 20th Century Boys vol 6 and 7

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.

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Danielle Leigh’s Reading Diary — Black Butler vol 1

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.

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Danielle Leigh’s Reading Diary — King of RPGs

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.

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Danielle Leigh’s Reading Diary — not simple

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.

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Danielle Leigh’s Reading Diary — Yaoi Sunday!

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.

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Danielle Leigh’s Reading Diary — Natsume’s Book of Friends vol 1

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.

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Danielle Leigh’s Reading Diary — Raiders vol 1

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.

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Danielle Leigh’s Reading Diary — Butterflies, Flowers vol 1

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.

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