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Kingyo Used Books, Vol. 1
3.63
liked it
Manga about manga. How very Japanese. (I say this because it's done with such seriousness and love, and no irony.)
It really deserves 4 stars as far a
...more
Dec 26, 2012
Jan 03, 2013
 
A Perfect Day for Love Letters, Vol. 1
3.43
liked it
Picked this up on a lark. The fact that it was shojo, and the author's first name is "George" had me intrigued. (Turns out it's a female, and her real ...more
Jan 02, 2013
Jan 03, 2013
 
The Embalmer, Volume 1
3.96
liked it
I'm a big fan of Mitsukazu Mihara's art style, and the mature way she handles her characters. Her series "Doll" and her work on the Gothic Lolita Bibl ...more
Jan 20, 2012
Jan 23, 2012
 
Antique Bakery, Volume 2
4.00
liked it
I'll say it again - this is this is shōnen-ai, not yaoi.

The plot is slightly better than the first volume - so if you're waffling on continuing this s
...more
Jan 03, 2012
Jan 04, 2012
 
The Embalmer, Volume 2
4.05
really liked it
So Vol. 2 is a bit better, because we get more background on Shinjyurou. He's got an American father, who was also an embalmer - for the Embassy and t ...more
Jan 22, 2012
Jan 23, 2012
 
Kieli, Vol. 1
4.09
it was ok
I have a mildly odd perspective on this, since I read the manga just as I finished the chapters in the book.
So when I say 'the book is better' it's no
...more
Sep 26, 2012
Sep 29, 2012
 
Antique Bakery, Vol. 1
3.73
Well, first off, to the purists - this is shōnen-ai, not yaoi. (Though even THAT description is pushing it.) There is NO romance between the character ...more
Jan 2012
Jan 04, 2012
 
Arcana Vol 1
3.53
liked it
I picked this one up because I was impressed with So-Young Lee's other series "Model"- both the art and the story.

However, I'm a little ambivalent abo
...more
Nov 03, 2011
Nov 27, 2011
 
Zero The Beginning of the Coffin Volume 1
2.61
liked it
Didn't think I was gonna like this, and I'm too lazy to come up with a separate shelf for Korean "manhwa" - though purists get squawky about the diffe ...more
Jul 13, 2009
Jul 14, 2009
 
Absolute Boyfriend, Vol. 1
4.02
liked it
Back in what... 2006? they ran this series in Shojo Beat (back when I was getting it.) Interesting idea: what if a boring, high school girl accidental ...more
Feb 2011
Feb 07, 2011
 
Cantarella Vol. 1
3.80
really liked it
This is actually a pretty good (and very pretty) historical fantasy about the Borgia power struggle(s) in Renaissance Italy.
Color me impressed (having
...more
Apr 26, 2009
Apr 27, 2009
 
Absolute Boyfriend, Vol. 4
4.17
liked it
Finally we find out a littl emore baout Gaku- the nutty salesman from Kronos Heaven. Frankly, I'm happy I gave up on Shojo Beat, and any type of 'mont ...more
Mar 29, 2011
Apr 01, 2011
 
Antique Bakery, Volume 4
4.15
liked it
It's nice to see a series wrap up in less than 18 volumes [sic]. That said, this isn't a 'happily ever after.'
I admire that about this series, the 'd
...more
Mar 29, 2013
Mar 31, 2013
 
100% Perfect Girl, Volume 1
4.00
it was ok
Picked it up at half-price... mainly because the title references at Haruki Murakami short story.

It's a silly Cinderella Story. With a... near rape a
...more
Sep 10, 2011
Sep 20, 2011
 
Absolute Boyfriend, Vol. 3
4.17
liked it
This series gets siller and sillier as time goes on. Very... jr. high romance, but *eh* I like the jokes, I genuinely don't know what's gonna happen n ...more
Mar 29, 2011
Apr 01, 2011
 
Hell Girl 2
4.06
liked it
I do like this series.
While the stories are all stand-alone, it helps to be familiar with the anime since the 'ensemble' characters who serve Hell Gi
...more
Jan 15, 2013
Jan 04, 2013
 
Erica Sakurazawa: Angel
3.51
liked it
Stand alone title, sweet and strange. A (silent) angel affects the lives of four people.
Well drawn, no chibi nonsense.
I enjoyed it.
Sep 02, 2010
Sep 06, 2010
 
Absolute Boyfriend, Vol. 5
4.17
liked it
None
Mar 31, 2011
Apr 01, 2011
 
Angel Sanctuary, Vol. 5
4.16
liked it
None
not set
Jun 26, 2010
 
Angel Sanctuary, Vol. 7
4.21
liked it
None
not set
Jun 26, 2010
 
xxxHolic, Vol. 5  (xxxHOLiC, #5)
4.29
it was amazing
None
Feb 14, 2010
Feb 15, 2010
 
xxxHolic, Vol. 6  (xxxHOLiC, #6)
4.34
really liked it
None
Feb 15, 2010
Feb 15, 2010
 
After School Nightmare, Volume 1
3.86
liked it
None
Jan 15, 2010
Jan 18, 2010
 
Absolute Boyfriend, Vol. 2
4.14
liked it
None
Feb 02, 2011
Feb 07, 2011
 
Sanctuary (Wicked Lovely: Desert Tales, #1)
3.63
it was ok
None
Mar 19, 2011
Mar 21, 2011
 
Angel Sanctuary, Vol. 3
4.12
liked it
None
not set
Jun 26, 2010
 
Snow, Vol. 1
2.00
liked it
None
Sep 27, 2009
Sep 27, 2009
 
Angel Sanctuary, Vol. 4
4.14
liked it
None
not set
Jun 26, 2010
 
Angel Sanctuary, Vol. 2
4.04
liked it
None
not set
Jun 26, 2010
 
Alichino (Alichino, #3)
3.80
liked it
None
Aug 13, 2009
Aug 16, 2009
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