Robots vs. Fairies By:
(Editor) Dominik Parisien; (Editor) Navah Wolfe
January 9, 2018
(All reviews are our own, honest opinions.)
Anthologies are some of my favorite books to read, and Robots vs. Fairies may very well be my favorite anthology to date. Edited by Dominik Parisien and Navah Wolfe, this anthology is divided into stories featuring either robots or fairies, and sometimes both of them together. Every story is different in tone. No two share the same world.
Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto By:
Adrienne Beck Release Date:
(English Translation) August 4, 2017; (original) January 15, 2013
Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto Rating:
I have made a point to borrow as many manga from my local library as possible. This decision was fueled partially to fray the costs of buying hundreds of volumes a year, but also as an attempt to get the library to purchase more manga titles. One of my recent borrows was Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto Vol 1 by Nami Sano, a manga in a genre my husband refers to as ‘strange people doing strange things’ but but would also fit into the wonderful ‘beautiful boys who do things well’ genre.
The Ghost and the Lady Vol. 1 By:
(English Translation) October 25, 2016; (Original) July 23, 2015
The Ghost and the Lady Rating:
My husband recommended I read The Ghost and the Lady Volume 1, not because he knew anything about the story or that it was created by the same mangaka that created Ushio and Tora, but because he saw the fabulously dressed man with a fabulous hat on the cover. And boy do I like fabulously dressed men with fabulous hats. Hey, he knows me well. As it turned out, this was a fantastic move as it has nearly everything I love in it – fabulously dressed people, a healthy dose of fantasy, awesome fights, some brilliant artwork, and (my favorite) history.
Chi's Sweet Home Vol. 1 By:
Ed Chavez Release Date:
June 29, 2010
Chi's Sweet Home Rating:
There are certain books you stumble across repeatedly whether they are mentioned by friends or are included in lists or articles online. One manga I kept coming across is a story about a cat that looked absolutely adorable. I’ve finally read Chi’s Sweet Home, Vol. 1 by Konata Konami.
The story follows Chi, a cute little kitten that gets separated from its mother and siblings only to be found by a little boy visiting a park. Chi is taken home by the family even though they aren’t allowed pets in their apartment. What follows are a series of cute happenings and hi-jinks around Chi’s new home.
Food Wars! Vol. 1 By:
Yuto Tsukuda (writer); Shun Saeki (art)
Adrienne Beck Release Date:
March 18, 2014
VIZ Media LLC
Food Wars! Rating:
Out of all the many genres of manga, shonen is hands down my favorite. I haven’t read every shonen title, but I’ve certainly read a lot of them. I thought I’d seen every sort of battle shonen there was. And then Food Wars! strolled into my life. Food Wars! Volume 1 by Yuto Tsukada and Shun Saeki is a shonen manga based on food.
That’s right, folks. Behold the bold creativity of a shonen battle manga based on cooking!