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Posted By: Krystallina
Krystallina

A fangirl who loves to shop and hates to overpay. I post reviews, deals, and more on my website Daiyamanga. I also love penguins, an obsession that started with the anime Goldfish Warning.

Precarious HEader

Could there be another bubble? Krystallina investigates.With news like Kodansha Comics licensing Chihayafuru or Crunchyroll’s celebrating 1 million members, it seems like the anime and manga companies are just booming. But could this so-called...

Manga Piracy Header

Is there ever a definitive answer? Krystallina looks at one study for clues.Where do you get your manga? Hopefully, you answered something like, “At my local bookstore!” or, “At an online retailer!” or even one of the...

Full of supernatural intrigue, drama, and romance, this volume has everything that makes Fruits Basket shine.Title: Fruits Basket Genre: Drama, Supernatural Publisher: Hakusensha (JP), Yen Press (US) Story/Art: Natsuki Takaya Serialized in:...

By Krystallina on Mar 6th, 2017

Was the response enough? Do you remember last July? Ah, July. Seems so long ago. Convention season was in boom, anime like ReLife and Orange had just started airing, and accounts on FUNimation.com were compromised. Wait, what? The Incident Yes,...

Anne Happy 4

It's beach trip time!Title: Anne Happy Genre: Comedy Publisher: Houbunsha (JP), Yen Press (US) Artist: Cotoji Translation: Amanda Haley Release Date: February 28, 2017 Review copy provided by Yen Press Not going to lie: this volume of Anne Happy...

By Krystallina on Feb 27th, 2017
Chihayafuru

Manga's "age-old" battle.Chihayafuru. The Crown of Thorns. Sekirei. What do these series have in common? They’re among the growing list of digital-only releases. The Big Debate Most of you know by now that in the war between physical and...

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
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
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