REVIEW: The Mummy’s Curse by Kanari Yozaburo & Sato Fumiya

Like the first Kindaichi Case File story, The Mummy’s Curse is a blend of clever mystery and ridiculous melodramatic revelations. I was thinking more about what makes this such a fun series, though it’s silly to the core. I think it must be the same way that the Sherlock Holmes stories are fun. They’re ridiculous, too, but they’re written in such a way that you can sink fully into Holmes and Watson’s world without worrying Read More …

REVIEW: The Opera House Murders by Kanari Yozaburo & Sato Fumiya

This was the last book I read in 2013, and I have no regrets about that at all. I love murder mysteries, see, and I REALLY love murder mystery graphic novels. There’s something about the visual format that makes them even more exciting than just plain text mysteries– it feels more like I’m part of the story, more interactive or something! That said, this book does NOT have an easy-to-solve murder. Which is fun! It’s Read More …

The Demon Ororon Vol. 1

When I was younger and untrained in the ways of manga, I’d read whatever I could get my hands on and not care about the art style or story content. Now that Ive branched out beyond shonen and shoujo (into seinen, actually), I’m much more picky, and unfortunately this manga does not make the cut. The plot is a feasibly interesting one: king of Hell runs away to Earth, meets a angel-human hybrid, falls in Read More …