Magical Artisan Dahlia Wilts No More Manga Volume One Review

Continuing my quest for comfy isekai, we come to this gem of a title. It was just recently published back in April with the second volume coming out next month. The main reason I picked it up was again we see a female led isekai focusing on something other than action and adventure. I love … More Magical Artisan Dahlia Wilts No More Manga Volume One Review

Monday Musings: Is the Era of action-packed Isekai over?

The isekai genre has been in flux for decades now, ever since the 90s when we started seeing stories of people getting transported to other worlds appear in anime. Back then the landscape looked a lot different, primarily being that they featured more female main characters who suffered through a lot more hardship in order … More Monday Musings: Is the Era of action-packed Isekai over?

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

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