Tag: manga

November 29, 2022 · 0 comments

Manga: Marginal Operation

Manga: Marginal Operation

By Jeannette Ng. I flat-out don’t know what to do with Marginal Operation. The premise is one that I’ve grown familiar with in light novels and manga: a nerdy young man, who has a talent for video games, loses his unfulfilling job and is ominously beckoned towards a whole new world, where his seemingly useless […]

November 17, 2022 · 0 comments

Manga: The Seatmate Killer

Manga: The Seatmate Killer

By Shelley Pallis. The clickbaity title of Turning the Tables on the Seatmate Killer suggests the reader might be letting themselves in for some sort of mystery or police procedural, but the opening pages soon dispel that notion. The titular “seatmate killer” is not some creep with an ice pick and a Boris Johnson mask, […]

November 14, 2022 · 0 comments

Manga: Inside Mari

Manga: Inside Mari

By Jeannette Ng. Inside Mari begins with a seemingly simple bodyswap where Isao Komori, a depressed shut-in and college dropout wakes up in the body of Mari Yoshizaki, the teenage girl he has been pining after. But instead of silly misunderstandings and even sillier shenanigans that that premise implies — Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name or […]

November 11, 2022 · 0 comments

Manga: Atom

Manga: Atom

By Shelley Pallis. Atom: The Beginning is a marvellous experiment in retro manga, a retelling of Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boy in prequel form, narrating all the back-story and build-up that is only hinted at in the original. In this new version, written by Masami Yuuki and drawn by Tetsuro Kasahara, big-nosed incel Hiroshi Ochanomizu and […]

November 8, 2022 · 0 comments

Manga: My Dear Detective

Manga: My Dear Detective

By Shelley Pallis. In Natsumi Ito’s My Dear Detective, Mitsuko Hoshino is a go-getting, no-nonsense detective, a woman in a man’s world, repeatedly clearing cases faster than anyone else, even as her superiors and colleagues mutter that women in the workplace is just a passing fad. She cuts a dash through 1930s Tokyo, moving among […]

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