Saturn Apartments. Dosei Mansion. Story and art by Hisae Iwaoka. 7 volumes. Completed. Saturn Apartments is a character-driven sci-fi slice of life set in a future where Earth has become a nature preserve. Humanity now lives in a gigantic tube-like structure that forms a ring around the Earth, 35 kilometers up in the sky. With a … Continue reading Saturn Apartments. Dosei Mansion.
The Girl from the Other Side: Siúil, a Rún. Totsukuni no Shoujo. Story and art by Nagabe. 5 Volumes. Ongoing. Totsukuni no Shoujo has all the makings of a children’s fable—more Grimms’ than Mother Goose. Once upon a time, in a far-off kingdom, the land was separated into two: the Outside and the Inside. Cursed … Continue reading The Girl from the Other Side: Siúil, a Rún. Totsukuni no Shoujo.
March Story. Story by Kim Hyung-Min. Art by Yang Kyung-Il. 5 Volumes. Completed. March Story is a fantasy horror manga full of dark violent imagery. The artwork in this series is astounding. Think highly-stylized 18th century gothic horror. It is extremely detailed. It is violent. It is graphic. It superbly sets the stage for this … Continue reading March Story
The Record of Devoured Dreams Nightmare Inspector: Yumekui Kenbun. Story and art by Shin Mashiba. 9 Volumes. Completed. Nightmare Inspector: Yumekui Kenbun is a nine volume supernatural series that is dark and strange. It has a very Twilight Zone vibe. Nothing is as it seems. The format and storytelling are like The Antique Gift Shop … Continue reading Nightmare Inspector: Yumekui Kenbun
Library Wars (Toshokan Sensou: Love and War). Story by Hiro Arikawa. Art by Kiiro Yumi. 15 Volumes. Completed. Library Wars is a typical boy meets girl shoujo love story in an interesting setting. I absolutely love the setting. This shoujo tale is set against a battle for books in a war-torn library system where government … Continue reading Library Wars. Toshokan Sensou: Love and War.
House of Five Leaves (Saraiya Goyou). Story and art by Natsume Ono. 8 Volumes. Completed. Natsume Ono is an amazing storyteller. Her characters are quietly compelling. Her unique style of art is simple yet striking. The House of Five Leaves brings together an unlikely group of individuals. A shy, masterless samurai. A lonely gangster. A … Continue reading House of Five Leaves. Saraiya Goyou.