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Tag Archive for ‘manga’

Tokyo Ghoul (Manga) Review

Tokyo Ghoul by Sui Ishida is an interesting manga series. It has an interesting plot, setting and characters. Then it all went downhill. Tokyo Ghoul is about Ken Kaneki who one day goes on a date with a ghoul who almost kills him and causes an accident that kills her. He has surgery where some of the ghoul girl’s organs are transplanted into him, turning him into a ghoul. Now […]

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Junji Ito’s Frankenstein Review

First off, Merry Christmas to all who celebrate it. Second, I know I’m late to the party (again,) but 2018 marks the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein. Hell, The Morgan Library has an entire exhibit devoted to this (it’s actually really awesome.) So, I decided to get in on this action by reading Junji Ito’s manga version of it (and buy the 1818 version of the book. What? It’s for historical/scholarly reasons.) […]

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Parasyte (Manga and Anime) Review

While I am an anime/manga fan, I admit I’m more of a casual fan than anything else. I will find series that are not mainstream from time to time and like them. One of these is Parasyte by Hitoshi Iwaaki which I only found out through Anime America (who are awesome by the way. Check them out.) The only reason I decided to look for this series is that the […]

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Fragments of Horror Review

That’s right people, I’m touching another manga written by the master of messed up horror manga Junji Ito. This time, it’s his short story collection Fragments of Horror. For those wondering why didn’t I do this for Halloween, I kinda forgot I had this thing and read it after Halloween. I suck, I know. Anyway, this short story collection is as messed up as you’d expect from it. The first […]

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Another (manga) Review

It’s pretty inevitable that if you write a young adult novel in Japan it will be made into a manga and then an anime. Thus is the case with Yukito Ayatsuji’s Another. Hell, there’s even a live action movie version of it. This time we’ll be looking at the manga since I already touched upon the novel here. As with any adaptation the adapter needs to know what to keep […]

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