Tag Archives: Manga

Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit, Motoro Mase (Author, Illustrator)

Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit (vol.3) (Viz Media Sig 2009) is written and illustrated by Motoro Mase. This series is taking off nicely, I must say. Are you interested in a story arc about government sponsored murder? Where random citizens are … Continue reading

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Vampire Knight Story & Art by Matsuri Hino

Vampire Knight (vol.7,8) with story and artwork by Matsuri Hino (Viz Media 2009) is about aristocratic vampires secretly co-existing with humans in a private school created for the purpose of peace and understanding. Vampire Knight has beautiful vampires romanticized in … Continue reading

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Underwhelmed with "Children of the Sea" by Daisuke Igarashi

Children of the Sea (vol.1) by Daisuke Igarashi and published by Viz Media, US $14.99, 320 pgs. Rated T for older teens. “There are demons in the sea.” What can I say, the cover was arresting and the story sounded … Continue reading

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Reviews Of Two Noteworthy Graphic Novel(s)

Might have to go back to posting graphic novel reviews on Mondays. I’ve collected a ton of them this year. And yes, I am still collecting them. When you delve into this genre, it can be a bit overwhelming. But … Continue reading

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Real (Vol.4), Takehiko Inoue (Manga)

Real vol.4 by Takehiko Inoue (2009) is a character driven story that focuses on teens who are dealing with serious, real life issues. The backdrop for all of this is basketball. A sport that transcends and speaks the universal language … Continue reading

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REVIEW: 'Girl Got Game' by Shizuru Seino

Girl Got Game (2004) by Shizuru Seino is a graphic novel published by Tokyopop. The series is completed at 10 volumes and available in the US at the set price of $9.99 (USA) each and rated for Teens +13. This … Continue reading

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REVIEW: 'Monster' Story & Artwork by Naoki Urasawa

Monster (1994) with story and artwork by Naoki Urasawa, is a graphic novel that is best described as a mystery. This series is published by Viz Media and is completed at 18 volumes and rated T for older teens. Monster … Continue reading

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REVIEW: 'Vampire Knight', Vol. 5 with Story and Artwork by Matsuri Hino

Vampire Knight (2008), vol.5 with story and artwork by Matsuri Hino, is an ongoing series that is syndicated in Shojo Beat magazine published by Viz Media in the US. Vo.5 collects Feb thru June 2008 issues. This manga is available … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Blood Alone by Masayuki Takano (vol.4)

Blood Alone by Masayuki Takano, volume #4 in an ongoing series, rated for Older Teens (+13 and up), published by Infinity Studios, Feb 2008 release, $10.95 US, that is currently on back order at Amazon.com but my local bookstore had … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Vagabond, Story & Art by Takehiko Inoue

Vagabond, story and artwork by Takehiko Inoue was released back in 1998 by VIZ media, with 27 titles translated in the US and #28 set to release April 2008. The story was adapted from the novel, Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa, … Continue reading

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Manga Monday: Battle Royale by Koushun Takami and Masayuki Taguchi

Manga Monday will be a dedicated feature here at avidbookreader.com. I am somewhat of a new manga reader and have collected quite a few titles from the past year. I am making the effort to go through them and review … Continue reading

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