Way of the House Husband (Gokushufudou) Manga Volume One Review

I have a hard time finding a better heart-warming comedy than those involving yakuza members. Hinamatsuri was a fantastic anime a couple seasons ago that highlighted a relationship between a young homeless girl (who happened to have psychic powers) and a yakuza member. Now we have Way of the House Husband that takes the over-masculinization … More Way of the House Husband (Gokushufudou) Manga Volume One Review

Fruits Basket Manga Read-Through: Collector’s Edition Volume Twelve [Final]

“Love isn’t just about loving what’s in front of you. The past, the future, maybe it’s about holding all of them close to your heart.” I think this quote by Kyo in this volume is really emblematic of the kind of ending we see for the series. Fruits Basket has been a series about hardship, … More Fruits Basket Manga Read-Through: Collector’s Edition Volume Twelve [Final]

Fruits Basket Manga Read-Through: Collector’s Edition Volume Eleven

Let’s face it, growing up is hard. Becoming an adult comes with a lot of responsibilities, one of which is owning up to your own mistakes or realizing when your actions are negatively affecting other people. Fruits Basket has taken us on a wild journey from kooky supernatural comedy to a story of self discovery … More Fruits Basket Manga Read-Through: Collector’s Edition Volume Eleven

Kase-san and Morning Glories Manga Volume One Review

In the Victorian language of flowers, morning glories are known as representations of love, affection, and mortality because they bloom and die in one day. Kase-san and Morning Glories definitely adopts many of these meanings for this flower to use in the background of this manga, with budding romance and affection being the forefront of … More Kase-san and Morning Glories Manga Volume One Review

Fruits Basket Manga Read-Through: Collector’s Edition Volume Ten

Grief and how one deals with the loss of a close loved one has always been a major theme running in the background of this series, often brought to the foreground as characters are forced to make decisions that put them face to face with their own memories and loss. We see this the most … More Fruits Basket Manga Read-Through: Collector’s Edition Volume Ten

Fruits Basket Manga Read-Through: Collector’s Edition Volume Nine

The last couple volumes that we’ve read have all been about seeing the kinds of scars children can develop when they’re abandoned by their parents and how they can slowly begin to recover through the support of loving friends and found family. Volume nine continues this theme but in a different direction, showing the kind … More Fruits Basket Manga Read-Through: Collector’s Edition Volume Nine

Fruits Basket Manga Read-Through: Collector’s Edition Volume Eight

In the first volume, Fruits Basket presents itself as this semi-wacky comedy shoujo about a girl who discovers that the family she’s living with can all turn into animals, but as the story progresses we begin to see this for what it truly is: a mask, a facade if you will. Fruits Basket’s true story … More Fruits Basket Manga Read-Through: Collector’s Edition Volume Eight