Tag: Shelley Pallis

November 26, 2022 · 0 comments

Eternal 831

Eternal 831

By Shelley Pallis. Suzushiro might seem a little bit old to be doing a paper round, but he’s a college student on a “newspaper scholarship” who needs the money. Well, everybody needs the money – Japan is on the skids after an “unprecedented disaster”, that might be covid-19, or might be whatever the next jackpot […]

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 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 […]

October 13, 2022 · 0 comments

Tunnel to Summer

Tunnel to Summer

By Shelley Pallis. Kaoru Tono hates the summer. He hates the heat, and the way that the ice creams always sell out in the tuck shop, and the fact that nobody at school has anything to do or say. He hates it when the train up ahead hits a deer on the line, because it […]

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