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Cells at Work! Vol. 1 (Kodansha)

Rating: 4.5/5 – Our Bodies, Our Cells…Edutainment at It’s Best! by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow Mankind has struggled with the idea of using comic books for educational purposes since perhaps not too long after the first inkbrush hit the paper. … Continue reading

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Chaika, The Coffin Princess Vol. 1 (Yen Press)

Rating: 3.5/5 – By Any Means Necessary – Decrease the Peace by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow. One of the worst things that could happen to a sword-for-hire is, of course, a long stretch of peace in the kingdom. In the … 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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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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Senran Kagura: Skirting Shadows Vol. 1 (Seven Seas Entertainment)

Rating: 2/5 – There Are Better Fanservice Options Out There. Right off the bat, let me own up to a little bit of bias…I love pretty much anything the video game company Natsume brings to our shores. I’m a Harvest … Continue reading

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A Centaur’s Life v1 (Seven Seas Entertainment)

Rating: 3/5 – Everything You’ve Never Wanted to Know About Centaur “naughty bits”. Parents, you can call me out on the crude blurb above. I can take the hit, but I put it there for your benefit. Because when you … 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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