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First Love Monster Volume 6

Stacked up against prior releases, this volume ranks low even among the other First Love Monster volumes.Title: First Love Monster (Hatsukoi Monster) Genre: Drama Publisher: Kodansha (JP), Yen Press (US) Story/Artist: Akira Hiyoshimaru Serialized...

By Krystallina on Feb 17th, 2017
The OASG Podcast

Justin and Helen get together to cry about Chihayafuru getting licensed, Crunchyroll announcing an expo just like in 20th Century Boys (ok not really), and our personal hells. http://theoasgpod.s3.amazonaws.com/INMFTPIPep21.mp3Podcast: Play...

Akame ga KILL! Volume 9

Akame ga KILL! Volume 9 provides both the camaraderie and dramatic action that makes this series so well-liked.Title: Akame ga Kill! (Akame ga Kiru!) Genre: Action Publisher: Square Enix (JP), Yen Press (US) Story: Takahiro Artist: Tetsuya Tashiro Serialized...

By Krystallina on Feb 16th, 2017

In Honor of Valentine's Day's yesterday, here's a romance involving a hateable fat kid and a dead childhood girl.The goal in life is to avoid becoming the biggest loser in the life you only live once. At least, that’s what Masahiro Murai...

By Justin on Feb 15th, 2017

Crunchyroll are thinking big...again. They have recently celebrated their 1,000,000th subscriber, so they’ll be hosting a new con in Santa Clara in the last weekend of August. I can’t go because it’ll clash with my Dragoncon...

By Neomo on Feb 15th, 2017
Hokusai x Manga

Krystallina takes some time to write about Hokusai x Manga: Japanese Pop Culture since 1680, which comes out in paperback today. Do you know about the history of manga? “Duh! It started with Osamu Tezuka!” many of you are responding. Well,...

Fruits Basket Collector's Edition Volume 9

Almost every Fruits Basket fan will be happy with this volume. Well, we did say almost...Title: Fruits Basket Genre: Drama, Supernatural Publisher: Hakusensha (JP), Yen Press (US) Story/Artist: Natsuki Takaya Serialized in: Hana to Yume Translation:...

By Krystallina on Feb 14th, 2017

We get an explanation on why it's taken so long for it to come, and whether it'll ever be put in print.Last week Kodansha Comics announced they would be releasing Chihayafuru. Written by Yuki Suetsugu, we were first introduced to her work in...

By Justin on Feb 13th, 2017

Cosplay is always full of drama. Title: Complex Age Genre: Drama Publisher: Kodansha (JP), Kodansha USA (US) Artist/Writer: Yui Sakuma Serialized in: Weekly Morning Translation: Alethea Nibley & Athena Nibley Original Release Date: December...

By Helen on Feb 10th, 2017

Yuki Suetsugu's Chihayafuru is finally available in English. Since Kodansha has the first chapter up, let's talk about it!Six years ago, Madhouse adapted an award-winning manga involving Karuta, romance, and friendships. When I watched the first...

By Justin on Feb 10th, 2017