Sota's Knife Vol 1 By:
Kei Honjo Release Date:
July 4, 2018
Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha, Ltd.
(All reviews are our own, honest opinions.)
After reading Food Wars! and Space Battle Lunch Time, two extremely different food based stories, I’ve made it a point to seek out more food based manga and graphic novels. When I had a chance to read Sota’s Knife Vol. 1 by Yuichiro Sueda and Kei Honjo I jumped on it. Sota’s Knife is a wonderful manga about hard work, following your dreams, and food. Sota is a dishwasher at a restaurant run by a prominent chef. One day, Sota hopes to be just as good a cook as him, but for now he’s at the bottom of the ladder trying to gain the skills he’ll need to climb upward.
Go For It, Nakamura! By:
Syundei; Kaitlyn Wiley (lettering and layout) Translator:
Amber Tamosaitis (translator); Shannon Fay (adaptation) Release Date:
July 3, 2018
Go For It, Nakamura Rating:
Go For It, Nakamura! was a very adorable manga. It’s a cute slice-of-life boy’s love comedy story. The main character is Nakamura, a high schooler who fell instantly in love with the cute, outgoing boy in his class on the first day of school. Unfortunately, Nakamura doesn’t know Hirose, not really. His goal? Overcome his shyness and klutzy habits, introduce himself, and become Hirose’s friend. After that, well, maybe then he can confess his true feelings.
No Matter How I Look at It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular! Vol. 2 By:
January 21, 2014
No Matter How I Look At It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular! #2 Rating:
Another day, another manga read. This time it was No Matter How I Look At It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Not Popular, Vol. 2 by Nico Tanigawa, a pseudonym used by the two creators. The second volume in the series continues with Tomoko’s misadventures in high school. It’s just as fun as the first volume in the series, and one I definitely enjoyed.
Small note here: The title is often shortened to Watamote, which is also the title the anime is known by. This is what I will be using to refer to this volume for the rest of this review.
No Matter How I look at It, It’s You Guys' Fault I’m not Popular, Vol 1 By:
(Original) January 21, 2012; (English Translation) October 29, 2013
No Matter How I Look at It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular! #1 Rating:
You know how sometimes you stumble on something that hits so close to home it makes you a little uneasy? This manga does that. Over and over again. No Matter How I Look at It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Not Popular, Vol 1 by Nico Tanigawa is a story about an awkward teenage girl who loves video games and manga, has trouble making new friends and talking to boys, and isn’t as close to her brother as she used to be.