Category Archives: Vertical

Flying Witch Vol. 1 (Vertical)

Rating: 2.5/5 – Check Out the Anime Before Investing Too Deeply in the Manga by ComicSpectrum Reviewer Al Sparrow Fan that I am of the printed page, it’s often difficult for me to recommend checking out the live-action or animated … Continue reading

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Tokyo ESP Vol. 1 (Vertical)

Rating: 4.5/5 – Just Don’t Call Them the X-Men! by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow. Rinka Urushiba is a struggling high-school girl trying to make her way through life in the poorer sections of Tokyo with her father, a retired policeman. … Continue reading

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My Neighbor Seki Vol. 1 (Vertical)

Rating: 4.5/5 – Move Over, Ferris Bueller, Toshinari Seki Has Your Number. by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow. If you were like me, at the beginning of every school year, you did your best to scope out the seat in the … Continue reading

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Sickness Unto Death Vol. 2 (Vertical)

Rating: 4/5 – Concluding a Thought-Provoking Exploration Into Despair. In the review for the first volume of Sickness Unto Death, I hit briefly on how this two-volume manga was an exploration of Soren Kierkegaard’s book of the same title. I … Continue reading

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From the New World Vol. 1 (Vertical)

Rating: 5/5 – This is Everything I’ve Ever Wanted in a Manga From the New World, like many manga, existed first in light novel format, and was then turned into an anime. For this manga adaptation, they’ve brought in “rookie … Continue reading

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Sickness Unto Death Vol. 1 (Vertical)

Rating: 3/5 – Who Put Their Kierkegaard in My Manga? The next time you hear someone dismiss manga as little more than boys fighting and panty shots, keep a copy of this book around. Sickness Unto Death is an examination … Continue reading

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Classic Manga Revisited: The Book of Human Insects – Osamu Tezuka (Vertical)

Rating: 5/5 – A great entry point into Tezuka’s world for older readers Andy Warhol famously said that in the future everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes, but even that vision seems short-sighted in today’s society. Today anyone with … Continue reading

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