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    Midweek Manga Reviews: From Goddesses to talking toys!

    Minima! Vol.1Story & Art: Machiko SakuraiTranslation: Athena NibleyAdaptation: Alethea NibleyPublisher: Del Rey I can’t imagine what it would have been like to grow up without a favorite stuffed animal. My toy rabbit was my buddy when I was a kid and I would have given anything for him to come to life. Well that’s exactly what happens to Ame Oikawa. She is a shy schoolgirl that happens to be in love with the cutest guy in the school Sasaki; she also finds a stuffed animal that is already alive. Nicori is a little meerkat doll (I still think he looks like a mouse) that has a mind of his own…

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    Midweek Manga Reviews: yeah… midweek sorry about that

    Boys Over Flowers Volume 27Yoko KamioViz Media Finally! Finally, finally, finally, finally! Tsukushi declares her love for Tsukasa! Yeah, the guy is a jerk at the beginning of the series, but as it progressed, the more I began to become fond of him. Kamio’s art style may not be my favorite, but when she draws Tsukasa with bubbles around him, glowing, and standing in a cool pose because he’s saying something romantic, he’s awfully sexy! This guy will do anything for Tsukushi too, such as moving into a tiny little apartment with no bathroom in order to live next door to her and protect her from burglars. He’s slowly maturing…

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    Monday Manga Reviews: From guys with giant swords to students with demon powers!

    As you may have noticed last week there was no Monday Manga Reviews and it’s not because we got lazy (well I guess we could have sped-read through some books, but I’m glad we don’t do that). It’s because we got a double dosage of books coming up this week, but you’ll see, so for now on to the reviews! Berserk vol. 20Story & Art: Kentaro MiuraTranslation: Duane JohnsonLettering & Retouch: ReplibooksPublisher: Dark Horse After many years and volumes Guts and Casca are briefly reunited in this volume. But it wouldn’t be Berserk if they weren’t reunited amidst a heard of demons and angel/demon amalgamations. It seems that the demons…

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    Monday Manga Reviews: Aria, Hell Girl, Hunter X Hunter, Here is Greenwood, Short Suzen, and V.B. Rose

    Aria vol. 1Story & Art: Kozue AmanoTranslation: Elina IshikawaAdaptation: Gina Lee FerenziPublisher: Tokyopop A few months ago I reviewed Aqua and fell in love with the world of Aqua (which as it turns out was Mars in the 24th century). Aqua was the prequel for the manga Aria, which at the time I thought was released in America. Well, as it turns out the Aria manga just hit the US and I finally got around to reading it. I would first love to point out the gorgeous cover; something about Kozue’s covers really brings out my inner-child. The story takes place in the city of Neo-Venezia, based on Venice in…

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    Monday Manga Reviews: Coyotes, Goddesses, Dark Ones, and More!

    Coyote Ragtime Show vols. 1 & 2Story: UfotableDesign: Haruo SotozakiArt: Tartan CheckPublisher: Broccoli Books I really don’t understand the title of this boo, but I can say that I really love that cover. An old guy and a little girl holding guns. If that doesn’t scream badass, I really don’t know what does. Planet Graceland is about to be destroyed within seven days. The pirate king Blues has stashed treasure in this planet and seven days is enough time for Mister to bust out of jail and try to get this treasure. However, the treasure is not all that he is going to find, because the dead pirate king also…

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    Monday Manga Reviews: From demons that grant wishes to good witches

    Love Attack Vol. 1Story & Art: Shizuru SeinoTranslation: Adrienne BeckAdaptation: Magdalena SniegockiPublisher: Tokyopop No, Love attack is not a song by Bad Company. Although, if you’ve heard the lyrics to the song it kind of relates to the story in Junai Tokko Taicho (Love Attack)! In a twist of sorts, Chiemi Yursa is a high school girl whose record is anything but perfect. She has been suspended for bullying other students and fighting more than once and she’s not even half way through her first year. This all might lead to an expulsion, unless she can convince Akifumi Hirata, the nastiest fighter in the school to clean up his act.…

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    Harbinger: The Beginning Review

    This Review was submitted by Dennis Feeback By Jim Shooter, David Lapham, and Bob Hall The Scoop: This 192-page deluxe hardcover edition collects the full Harbinger origin story from Harbinger issues 0-7 digitally recolored and remastered, and also features an all-new “Origin of Harada” story written by comics legend JIM SHOOTER and illustrated by BOB HALL (Shadowman). This “Origin of Harada” story includes its own original cover and features the first appearance of a new character in the Valiant Universe! Valiant’s goal is to make this deluxe hardcover edition something special for Valiant fans an

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    Crying Freeman Manga Review

    Story: Kazuo KoikeArtist: Ryochi IkegamiTranslation: Kumar SivasubramanianPublisher: Dark Horse You might recall that during the ending of our manga podcast I briefly mentioned the name Ryoichi Ikegami. I was specifically talking about his work on Crying Freeman and Sanctuary. This put the idea in my head of going back and reading all those comics that I had from Viz back in the day. Then I noticed that just recently Dark Horse had released 5 omnibus trades collecting the series uncut in its original right to left format. I know the wonderful job they have been doing with the Gun Smith Cats trades, so I was really excited about reading them…

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    Monday Manga Reviews: Bleach, Exaxxion, Naruto

    Monday Manga Reviews: Bleach, Exaxxion, Naruto, Evangelion, Mermaid Melody, and Shakugan No Shana! Bleach Volume 21Story & Art: Tite KuboEnglish Adaptation: Lance CaselmanPublisher: Viz After the Soul Society story arc that lasted for over 15 volumes do you think that Kubo is going to let Ichigo and co. rest? Hell no! We get back to business. Everyone but Rukia returns to the land of the living to get back to everyday life and Ichigo is given a deputy pass to return to Soul Society whenever he pleases. Everything is quiet for about a chapter and then we are introduced to the new kid in class Shinji Hirako, who happens to…

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    Symbiote psa

    Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Symbiotes and was afraid to ask… They’ve come and gone in the limelight of marvel lore, but it seems the symbiotes are quite ‘back’ as of late. The Mighty AND New Avengers are about to encounter a ‘Venom-Virus’ somehow involving Dr. Doom and a New York city chock full ‘o’ those crazy gooey suckers scraping and drooling at our most favorite marvel teamsters, and the self-proclaimed Aboutheroes expert on symbiotes (all of them) is here to lay it all down for you as all-encompassing and nutshell-esque as possible. The symbiote first came to earth after Spider-Man, anybody who’s seen Spidey 3 has a…