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Harukana Receive v1 (Seven Seas)

Rating: 4/5 – “Service, but Not Necessarily Fanservice” by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow Let’s get one thing out of the way before we dig into this review: Harukana Receive is about women’s beach volleyball, so readers can expect to see … Continue reading

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Laid Back Camp Vol. 1 (Yen Press)

Rating: 5/5 – Grab Your Tent and Get Some Kindling by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow I’ve written reviews before that advise skipping the manga and heading straight to the anime. I’ve also written reviews urging you to experience the manga … Continue reading

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Monster Tamer Girls Vol. 1 (Yen Press)

Rating: 3.5/5 – The Kaiju Are Coming, But We Have Schoolgirls to Keep Them in Line by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow The Tatara Girls’ Academy houses a very special committee within its hallowed halls. Not a music or newspaper club, … Continue reading

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Golosseum Vol. 1 (Kodansha)

Rating: 5/5 – Why I Read Manga, Part 423 by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow Hey politically-minded wrestling comic book satire historical science-fiction fighting buffs! Your book has finally arrived! It is the year of the “Peacemaker” – a device worn … Continue reading

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Himouto! Umaru-Chan Vol. 1 (Seven Seas)

Rating: 2/5 – Not Everything Works in Comic Book Form by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow My issue with the manga version of the popular Himouto! Umaru-Chan series should be familiar for anyone else who picks it up – many of … Continue reading

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Unmagical Girl Vol. 1 (Seven Seas)

Rating: 2/5 – There’s Little Magic to this Magical Tale by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow A common complaint among fans of any popular story, character, or genre is that the creators aren’t creating the stories these “fans” want to read. … 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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