Dragon Ball by Akira Toriyama

Title: Dragon Ball. Writer(s): Akira Toriyama. Artist(S): Akira Toriyama. Publisher: Viz Media. Format: Digital. Release Date: 1984 to 1989. Volumes: 16. Genre(s): Adventure, Comic Fantasy, Martial Arts. My Overall Rating: ★★★★ If there is one titular Japanese manga series that saw its fanbase grow exponentially over the years, it's Dragon Ball. Growing up, it was one manga … Continue reading Dragon Ball by Akira Toriyama

Chainsaw Man by Tatsuki Fujimoto

Title: Chainsaw Man. Writer(s): Tatsuki Fujimoto. Artist(S): Tatsuki Fujimoto. Publisher: Viz Media. Format: Digital. Release Date: December 3rd, 2018 to December 14th, 2020 (Part One). Volumes: 34. Genre(s): Action, Comedy horror, Dark Fantasy. My Overall Rating: ★★ Young, wild, and free. The period right before adulthood is a slippery slope for many youngsters. Constantly trying to figure … Continue reading Chainsaw Man by Tatsuki Fujimoto

Berserk Deluxe Edition (Vol. 1) by Kentaro Miura

Title: Berserk Deluxe Edition.Volume: 1. Writer(s): Kentaro Miura.Illustrator(s): Kentaro Miura.Translator(s): Jason DeAngelis & Duane Johnson.Letterer(s) and Retouch: Dan Nakrosis & Studio Cutie. Publisher: Dark Horse Manga.Format: Hardcover - Deluxe Edition.Release Date: February 27th, 2019.Pages: 696. Genre(s): Comics, Fantasy, Horror.ISBN13: 9781506711980. My Overall Rating:  ★★★★ Oh, how it is difficult not to acknowledge the cultural impact of mangaka Kentaro Miura's Berserk on manga … Continue reading Berserk Deluxe Edition (Vol. 1) by Kentaro Miura

Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama

Title: Attack on Titan. Writer(s): Hajime Isayama. Artist(S): Hajime Isayama. Publisher: Kodansha Comics. Format: Digital. Release Date: September 9th, 2009 to April 9th, 2021. Volumes: 34. Genre(s): Action, Dark Fantasy, Post-Apocalyptic. My Overall Rating: ★★★ The buzz and hype around this series are larger than life itself. With the launch of the anime series adaptation in 2013, … Continue reading Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama

Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa

Title: Fullmetal Alchemist. Writer(s): Hiromu Arakawa. Artist(S): HIROmu Arakawa. Publisher: Viz Media/Yen Press. Format: Digital. Release Date: July 12, 2001 – June 11, 2010. Volumes: 27. Genre(s): Adventure, Dark Fantasy, Steampunk. My Overall Rating: ★★★★ Grief has a way to gnaw into your rationality, slowly breaking the thin fiber holding it together, and protecting the most sane … Continue reading Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa

Blade of the Immortal (Vol. 2) by Hiroaki Samura

Title: Blade of the Immortal.Volume: 2. Writer(s): Hiroaki Samura.Illustrator(s): HIROAKI SAMURA.Translator(s): Dana Lewis & Toren Smith.Letterer(s): Tomoko Saito. Publisher: Black Horse Manga.Format: Hardcover - Deluxe Edition.Release Date: February 23rd 2021.Pages: 536. Genre(s): Comics, Fantasy, Historical Fiction.ISBN13: 9781506721002. My Overall Rating:  ★★★★ Previously in the Blade of the Immortal Manga:Blade of the Immortal (Vol. 1) by Hiroaki Samura. Vengeance has often seemed like … Continue reading Blade of the Immortal (Vol. 2) by Hiroaki Samura

Hellsing (Vol. 1) by Kohta Hirano

Title: Hellsing.Volume: 1. Writer(s): Kohta Hirano.Artist(s): Kohta Hirano. Translator(s): Duane Johnson. Letterer(s) and Retouch: Wilbert Lacuna & Studio Cutie.Publisher: Dark Horse Manga.Format: Hardcover - Deluxe edition.Release Date: June 14th 2020.Pages: 696.Genre(s): Manga, Horror.ISBN13: 9781506715537. My Overall Rating: ★★★★ Sometimes you can't help but wonder if there are supernatural things that humans are spared from seeing in … Continue reading Hellsing (Vol. 1) by Kohta Hirano

Shaman King by Hiroyuki Takei

Title: Shaman King. Writer(s): Hiroyuki Takei. Artist(S): HIROYUKI TAKEI. Publisher: Viz Media/Kodansha USA (Jump Comics/ComiXology). Format: Digital. Release Date: June 30, 1998 - August 30, 2004. Volumes: 32 (35 in the complete edition). Genre(s): Fantasy, Adventure, Supernatural. My Overall Rating: ★★★ Growing up, among the many manga series that I followed, there was one that I religiously … Continue reading Shaman King by Hiroyuki Takei

Goodbye 2020 – Hello 2021

Hello there! Every year, I try to set myself a read/watch list for the year to come. I've come to despise that moment of realization where I tend to overfocus my reading around new releases and this strategy ended up being the only way, for the time being, for me to prioritize those things that … Continue reading Goodbye 2020 – Hello 2021

My Broken Mariko by Waka Hirako

Title: My Broken Mariko. Writer(s): Waka Hirako.Translator(s): Amanda Haley.Letterer(s): Abigail Blackman. Publisher: Yen Press.Format: Digital Copy.Release Date: November 10th, 2020 (first published January 8th 2020).Pages: 194. Genre(s): Comics, Manga.ISBN13: 9781975318604. My Overall Rating:  ★★★ Losing a loved one is nothing anyone can prepare for. The mere thought of it alone can twist your insides, tear your heart out, and beat you out … Continue reading My Broken Mariko by Waka Hirako