Irregular at Magic High School Anime Season One Review

Magic school narratives have been and. I suspect, will always be very popular. With the overflowing fandom surrounding books like Harry Potter and other similar fantasy novels, the amount of stories of this type have proliferated far and wide into varying mediums. Anime and manga, in particular, took a strong interest in this narrative type. … More Irregular at Magic High School Anime Season 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 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

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

How do children relate to their parents? What do they look for, want, or need from a family? What happens when that dynamic breaks down, when children no longer have someone to look up to or a stable place to call home? I think in a way, Fruits Basket has been slowly exploring these questions … More Fruits Basket Manga Read-Through: Collector’s Edition Volume Seven