Tag: manga

April 20, 2022 · 0 comments

Manga: Animeta

Manga: Animeta

By Jonathan Clements. It’s hard indeed to compete with the sort of granular detail and insight of Shirobako, but Animeta does a fine job from the very first pages, in which cynical staff at an anime company bicker over the poor quality of new hirelings. Facing a bunch of talentless drudges, the go-getting director Kujo […]

April 7, 2022 · 0 comments

Manga: Today’s Menu

Manga: Today’s Menu

By Jeannette Ng. Should one be somehow oblivious to the sprawling Fate/ series, Today’s Menu for the Emiya Family would probably pass muster as another fluff, food-centric slice-of-life manga, such as Sweetness and Lightning and What Did You Eat Yesterday?. Like them, Today’s Menu is structured around meticulously detailed recipes as characters cook for each […]

March 11, 2022 · 0 comments

Manga: The Prince in His Dark Days

Manga: The Prince in His Dark Days

By Jeannette Ng. One of the most arresting things about Hico Yamanaka’s manga The Prince in His Dark Daysis how profoundly wrong its protagonist, Atsuko, looks in a schoolgirl uniform in the opening chapter. It is what made the rather familiar prince-and-the-pauper identity-swap setup hypnotically compelling to me. Atsuko Okawa is a struggling teenager who […]

November 27, 2021 · 0 comments

Manga: The Knight Cartoonist

Manga: The Knight Cartoonist

By Jeannette Ng. Much as the Motion Picture Academy loves films about film-making and writers love nothing more than a protagonist who is also a writer, manga about making manga has become its own little subgenre. There is an art to balancing the indulgent navel-gazing and insider-jokes with the bluntly realist looks behind the proverbial […]

November 2, 2021 · 0 comments

Interviews with Monster Girls

Interviews with Monster Girls

By Jeannette Ng. Interviews with Monster Girls by PETOS starts off more or less as its title promises. Tetsuo Takahashi is a biology teacher who has long been fascinated by the existence of demihumans. Some combination of narrative contrivance and fate has resulted in him sharing a school with four of them — Hikari Takanashi […]

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