Review: Monster Musume – Everyday Life with Monster Girls

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On paper, a story set shortly after new legislation is signed allowing for humans and non-humans to co-exist in a cultural exchange is an interesting one. Instead, imagine a cast of women characters completely devoid of agency or independence, and reduced to fetish for one desperately dull lead and the slew of teen boys he’s […]

Review: Brothers Conflict

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What’s a girl to do when her father remarries into a family with thirteen sons? If Ema’s example is anything to go by, have them walk all over you for months and tug your emotions every which way with constant pleas for coddling. At the start, it’s easy to get on side with Ema, feeling […]

Review: Kamisama Kiss – Season 2 Collection

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The prickly yet playful fox yokai Tomoe, who calls the human girl Nanami Momozono his master, is learning to recognise his true feelings for her a year into her residence at the Mikage Shrine. She found herself there at a time when she was desolate of love or shelter, evicted from the family apartment when […]

News: Kickstarter to publish full run of Kimagure Orange Road manga ends

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Digital Manga Inc.’s Kickstarter campaign to fund an English digital edition of the Kimagure Orange Road manga ended yesterday, having raised a total of $154,097 from 938 backers. It overachieved by tens of thousands on the stretch goals put in place to publish all six 3-in-1 omnibus volumes, after their initial target of $34,900 was reached. The final volume’s marker stood […]

Review: Familiar of Zero F

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Once well-meaning but blundering after being pulled from his high-school life to accompany Louise as her familiar in Halkeginia, this fourth and final season of Familiar of Zero sees Saito Hiraga maturing into his role as the fateful hero. He wears his new lordship well, when he isn’t flip-flopping between ogling and raucous embarrassment in […]

News: Sister succubi, fire power and sci-fi ero-suspense in the Jump+ spring lineup

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The Weekly Shonen Jump digital spin-off Jump+ is letting that fresh springtime air into their manga lineup. Six new series are going to be introduced to the app between now and the start of May, and the full listing has been revealed as below. Cheer Danshi -Go Breakers- by Ryou Sasai and Kenichi Kondo, new chapters weekly on Tuesdays (to tie into the summer […]

News: Kimagure Orange Road digital manga Kickstarter reaches initial funding goal

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Yesterday evening, the Kickstarter campaign set up by Digital Manga Inc. to publish the 1984-87 manga Kimagure Orange Road reached its goal of $34,900. This funding milestone will allow the company to release an English digital edition of the first 3-in-1 omnibus volume, and the remaining five have been set as stretch goals to be […]

Review: Brynhildr in the Darkness – Complete Collection

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In his years spent scanning the stars alone for any sign of otherworldly life, Ryota Murakami has nothing but time to reflect on faith and mortality. To his mind, it’s his only means of atoning for the loss of his first and only friend, Kuroneko. Unconvinced of her claims that she’d met an alien, he […]

Review: Kämpfer

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The kämpfer have no clue why they must fight, but by the will of an invisible power, they’re forcibly transformed and bound to the role by an oath bracelet toss-up between the warring red and blue troops. So it is for Natsuru Senou, the only boy chosen for a position that must be held by […]

Review: Nyan Koi!

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Jyunpei Kousaka only begins to realise his mistake when he wakes up to find he can understand his family’s grumpy cat, Nyamsus. It makes him cast his mind back to the walk home from school the day before, when he managed to decapitate a statue to the feline guardian spirit neko-jizou-sama. But still he doesn’t […]

Review: Samurai Harem Complete Collection

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The mountains which are home to samurai apprentice Yoichi Karasuma, leading a disciplined coexistence with the beasts of the forest, by pure instinct place this setting in the past. But when his father, who can’t instruct him any further in his swordplay, sends him down to the city to learn through experience, instead it’s suggested […]