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Nisekoi: False Love Vol. 25 Review (Viz)

Rating: 4.5/5 – All’s Well That Ends Well as we Wrap a 25 Volume Run by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow Manga can be a serious investment. Once you get hooked on a good series, it’s not uncommon to find yourself … Continue reading

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Anti-Magic Academy: The 35th Test Platoon – The Complete Missions Review (Seven Seas)

Rating: 4/5 – Good Enough to Make Me Want More by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow It can be fun to see the evolution of a good property.  Anti-Magic Academy: The 35th Test Platoon began as a light novel series which … Continue reading

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Goblin Slayer Vol. 1 (Yen Press)

Rating: 3/5 – Just Like the Title Implies… Goblins are Slayed! by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow One of the great things about manga – as with most forms of entertainment – is also one of the worst things about it: … Continue reading

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Magical Girl Spec-Ops: Asuka Vol. 1 (Seven Seas)

Rating: 4.5/5 – Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder for Magical Girls? by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow This book had me from the moment I looked at the cover. No, not from the titular magical girl wearing the frilly adornment of her craft … Continue reading

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To Love Ru Vol 1-2 + Darkness (Seven Seas)

Rating: 3/5 – The Fanservice Favorite Comes to This Side of the Pond by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow To Love Ru has a reputation that precedes it with fans of the genre. I’ve said on here before that if you … Continue reading

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Arakawa Under the Bridge Vol. 1 (Vertical)

Rating: 5/5 – A Strong Justification for Why I Like Comics! by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow “Why do you read comics?” Any participant in our happy little hobby confronts this question at least once or twice in their lifetime. It … Continue reading

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Infini-T Force v1 (Udon Entertainment)

Rating: 4/5 – A Girl Summons Tatsunoko Super-stars to Save Earth by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow Quick, think of four fictional heroes you’d bring together to save the world. Too broad a scope for you? Okay, think of four fictional … Continue reading

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Generation Witch Vol. 1 (Seven Seas)

Rating: 4/5 – Short Stories from a World Where Witches are Integrated into Society. by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow In the world of Generation Witch, the magic-wielding mavens are not only commonplace, but a huge part of society. Witchcraft is … Continue reading

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The Tokyo 5 – Vol. 1

Rating: 3.5/5 – Not All Manga is From Japan… by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow If I’ve learned one thing after more than a decade of reviewing manga, it’s that manga fans can be very snobbish. Don’t deny it. Don’t say … Continue reading

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Don’t Meddle With My Daughter Vol. 1 (Seven Seas)

Rating: 3.5/5 –  Mature Humor; Not for Kids or the Overly Sensitive by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow My name is Al Sparrow and I love super-heroines. There, I’ve said it. I feel like there should be a twelve-step recovery program … Continue reading

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