Tag Archives: Anime

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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Satoshi Kon’s Opus (Dark Horse)

Rating: 5/5 – A Manga Creator Trapped in a World He Made. by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow. In the world of comic book criticism, writers who like to sound smarter than they are often refer to “world-building” by creators, as … Continue reading

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Girls & Panzer (Seven Seas)

CREDIT: Seven Seas Rating: 3/5 – A Proud Japanese Tradition – Girls and Tanks – Continues. by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow. In manga (and anime), there are certain longstanding traditions and thematic tropes which show up from time to time. … Continue reading

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Excel Saga v27 (Viz Media)

Rating: 5/5 – Saga’s End. Now you can start at the beginning. by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow. Why would ComicSpectrum review the 27th volume of a book? Well, it’s the 27th and final volume of a series that’s been in … Continue reading

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Deadman Wonderland Vol. 1 (Viz)

Rating: 3.5/5 – The Inmates are Running the Asylum. by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow. Pity the poor city of Tokyo. Nothing good ever seems to happen to it when it shows up in a manga. If it isn’t a monster, … 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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Tiger & Bunny The Beginning A & B (Viz)

Rating: 4/5 – A Great Way to Re-Acquaint Yourself with the Superheros of SternBild Viz seems to have invested heavily in the Tiger & Bunny franchise, and with good reason. The popular series has managed to cultivate an audience on … Continue reading

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