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Say It With Manga – More of the Same Edition

This week, I thought I’d try something different and take a look at three series that… share a lot of common ground. To give you an idea of what I’m getting at, each of these series was published by one of the three major and highly competitive Japanese publishers (to the list, this is respectively Shueisha, Kodansha, and Shogakukan). The first series appeared in 1997, the second in 2002, and the third in 2006.

Often, series that appear in the wake of a mega-hit are forgettable imitations, but all three of the series I mention below are very much worth reading, regardless of which came first.

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