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Book: 劇画漂流 (A Drifting Life)

December 25, 2010

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劇画漂流 (A Drifting Life) Author: 辰巳ヨシヒロ (Yoshihiro Tatsumi) (2008) jusco’s Rating: ★★1/2 Though this acclaimed manga was released in two volumes in Japan, I’ve decided to review it as one whole work. A Drifting Life first caught my attention when the English version was promoted at various bookstores. Upon discovering the praise and acclaim poured […]

Book: 君と僕。9 (Kimi to Boku 9)

December 9, 2010

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君と僕。9 (Kimi to Boku 9) Author: 堀田きいち (Kiichi Hotta) (2010) jusco’s Rating: ★★★★★ Kimi to Boku is relatively unknown outside of Japan, but it is a pure gem. It is what you call a ‘青春’ (Seishun) manga, which literally means ‘youthfulness’ but in Japan, it signifies the meaningful and emotional times spent during your teenage/young […]

Book: よつばと!10 (Yotsuba&! 10)

December 9, 2010

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よつばと!10 (Yotsuba&! 10) Author: あずまきよひこ (Kiyohiko Azuma) (2010) jusco’s Rating: ★★★★★ Is there a feel-good manga better than Yotsuba&!? In fact, is there any book that can even compare? For those unfamiliar with this extremely popular series – yes, it’s popular despite not having any violence or sex – it depicts the life of Yotsuba, […]

Book: 鋼の錬金術師27 (Fullmetal Alchemist 27)

December 9, 2010

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鋼の錬金術師27 (Fullmetal Alchemist 27) Author: 荒川弘 (Hiromu Arakawa) (2010) jusco’s Rating: ★★★★1/2 I can’t believe it’s all over. I remember when I read the first volume of Fullmetal Alchemist and was wowed by everything that unfolded; the lovable and strong-hearted characters, the intense fight scenes, the emotional and tear-jerking moments. The long journey of the […]

Book: おやすみプンプン7 (Goodnight Punpun 7)

November 27, 2010

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おやすみプンプン7 (Goodnight Punpun 7) Author: 浅野いにお (Inio Asano) (2010) jusco’s Rating: ★★★1/2 Inio Asano is my favourite manga-ka (along with Naoki Urasawa). His most famous work is probably Solanin, which was recently made into a film earlier this year. His stories are strongly character driven and highly realistic. But what makes this particular series stand […]

Book: あひるの空29 (Ahiru no Sora 29)

November 16, 2010

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あひるの空29 (Ahiru no Sora 29) Author: 日向武史 (Takeshi Hinata) (2010) jusco’s Rating: ★★★ The reason for an average rating this time round despite あひるの空 (Ahiru no Sora) being one of my favourite manga series is because it is still currently in the transition period between their last basketball match and the next (Inter High competition); […]

Book: ONE PIECE 60

November 16, 2010

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ONE PIECE 60Author: 尾田栄一郎 (Eiichiro Oda) (2010)jusco’s Rating: ★★★1/2 Volume 60. Who knew the series would last this long? Just proves the brilliancy of it. The first half of this latest volume covers a flashback of Luffy and Ace, and the second half touches upon the events after the ‘big war’, finally resurrecting the appearance […]