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Death Note, Vol. 1: Boredom (Death Note, #1)
4.40
There's a lot of hype surrounding the Death Note series, especially since Adult Swim started airing the anime adaptation of it. I'm always a bit reluc ...more
Jul 20, 2008
Jul 20, 2008
 
Death Note, Vol. 11: Kindred Spirit (Death Note, #11)
4.23
This was mainly set-up for the final volume, but the pacing was really good and it didn't feel like pure set-up. Like in a few of the previous novels, ...more
Aug 20, 2008
Aug 20, 2008
 
xxxHolic, Vol. 2  (xxxHOLiC, #2)
4.21
It looks like this is one of those series that gets better the further you get into it. In this volume, the cross-over with Tsubasa is resolved pretty ...more
Jul 13, 2008
Jul 13, 2008
 
Ranma 1/2, Vol. 33
4.18
Ranma 1/2 if one of my all-time favorite manga series. There are times when the action gets a bit repetitive, but the insanity of the different school ...more
not set
Jul 05, 2008
 
Love Hina, Vol. 12
3.94
This is a cute enough series, and while it was entertaining it was also pretty shallow in the end. Bit too many obvious fan services like panty shots, ...more
not set
Apr 15, 2008
 
Fruits Basket, Vol. 15 (Fruits Basket, #15)
4.45
Like with the previous volume in the series, I really enjoyed the first half but the second half just fell flat for me. I must just not be interested ...more
Jan 16, 2009
Jan 16, 2009
 
Fruits Basket, Vol. 9 (Fruits Basket, #9)
4.42
I enjoyed this volume more than I had a few of the previous, possibly because she finally gave the back-story on Saki Hanajima, who up until now was a ...more
Dec 14, 2008
Dec 14, 2008
 
xxxHolic, Vol. 1 (xxxHOLiC, #1)
4.17
A solid start to the series, which I'm still unsure of how it will work out. While it's overall humorous, it has a really dark overtone--the main char ...more
Jul 12, 2008
Jul 12, 2008
 
Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE, Vol. 1 (Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE #1)
4.12
I'd been putting off picking this series up for a while, what with it being a kind of cross-over with a number of CLAMP's other series, and in general ...more
Dec 14, 2009
Dec 14, 2009
 
xxxHolic, Vol. 5  (xxxHOLiC, #5)
4.29
This has more of the same types of mini-plotlines as the previous volumes. I'm liking the episodic nature of this series--it does build on itself, but ...more
Jul 27, 2008
Jul 27, 2008
 
Mushishi, Volume 1 (Mushishi, #1)
4.26
Ginko is a Mushishi, or Mushi Master, who travels Japan helping people who are plagued by primordial creatures called mushi. This is is one of the mor ...more
Jun 20, 2009
Jun 20, 2009
 
The Color of Water (Color Trilogy, #2)
3.84
The second in the trilogy about a young Korean girl and her mother living during the turn-of-the century in Korea. While the first book in the series ...more
Dec 13, 2009
Dec 13, 2009
 
Fruits Basket, Vol. 1 (Fruits Basket, #1)
4.23
I've been hesitant for years to pick this series up--it's received a ton of rave reviews from all over the place, and has been probably the most popul ...more
Nov 22, 2008
Nov 22, 2008
 
xxxHolic, Vol. 4  (xxxHOLiC, #4)
4.29
A good continuation of the story, although I didn't enjoy the subplots of this as much as the last two.

Del Rey apparently dropped the ball on this vol
...more
Jul 14, 2008
Jul 14, 2008
 
Ouran High School Host Club, Vol. 12 (Ouran High School Host Club, #12)
4.53
Less gimmicky events in this volume, and more development of the characters. It was good to see more growing of Hikaru and Kaoru, as well as Tamaki be ...more
Sep 14, 2009
Sep 14, 2009
 
Death Note, Vol. 3: Hard Run (Death Note, #3)
4.41
This volume picks up where the previous one left off, with Light under scrutiny. I actually found it to be a lot more predictable plot-wise than the p ...more
Aug 02, 2008
Aug 02, 2008
 
Rurouni Kenshin, Vol. 1 (Rurouni Kenshin #1-3)
4.39
I'm late jumping into this series, and this was actually my first exposure to it outside of small clips I'd seen here and there of the anime. I was pl ...more
Jun 04, 2011
May 30, 2011
 
InuYasha: Curtain of Time (InuYasha, #56)
4.39
Definitely the best volume in a good 20 or so in the series, and it feels as if I could have safely skipped large chunks of this and been fine just re ...more
Jun 18, 2014
Jun 18, 2014
 
Mushishi, Volume 8/9/10
4.62
I hadn't realized this was the final volume of the series (I have a habit of not reading the covers on books in series anymore, otherwise I probably w ...more
Mar 21, 2011
Mar 21, 2011
 
Love Hina, Vol. 07
4.01
This is a cute enough series, and while it was entertaining it was also pretty shallow in the end. Bit too many obvious fan services like panty shots, ...more
not set
Apr 15, 2008
 
xxxHolic, Vol. 9  (xxxHOLiC, #9)
4.35
This was interesting because there's finally another seemingly normal character that can see spirits like Kimihiro. It'll be neat to see how that shap ...more
Aug 05, 2008
Aug 05, 2008
 
Death Note, Vol. 2: Confluence (Death Note, #2)
4.41
More plot twists and surprises in this volume. I can see why this series has such an appeal--the characters are all pretty unpredictable and clever, w ...more
Jul 20, 2008
Jul 20, 2008
 
The Color of Heaven (Color Trilogy, #3)
3.80
The final volume in the trilogy, and as with the other two it is beautifully drawn and compelling. In this, the romances of both Ehwa and her mother f ...more
Dec 20, 2009
Dec 20, 2009
 
Ragnarok, Volume 1 (Ragnarok, #1)
3.51
A series I kept reading in hopes it would get better...I eventually gave up. I liked the idea behind it and a lot of the art was great, it just wasn't ...more
Jan 2002
Jul 05, 2008
 
Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE, Vol. 2 (Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE #2)
4.28
I can't help but compare this volume a bit with Pokemon, and it came off a bit cheesier than I'd hoped because of this. Syaoran and his three companio ...more
Dec 15, 2009
Dec 15, 2009
 
Ceres: Celestial Legend, Volume 1: Aya
3.88
A much darker series than Watase's previous works, and I liked it quite a bit more. Excellent art from her, with a very twisted story.
not set
Jul 05, 2008
 
Ouran High School Host Club, Vol. 1 (Ouran High School Host Club, #1)
4.35
After watching the first ten episodes of this, I decided to pick up the manga to read more of the story rather than waiting to watch the show itself. ...more
May 17, 2009
May 17, 2009
 
Chobits, Vol. 01 (Chobits, #1)
4.04
Ridiculous at times, pervy at others, and definitely a bit sappy... Overall a very fun series!
Jan 2002
Jul 05, 2008
 
Cardcaptor Sakura, Vol. 2  (Cardcaptor Sakura, #2)
4.28
A very fun, light-hearted classic in the "magical school girls" genre of manga.
not set
Jul 05, 2008
 
Mushishi, Volume 4
4.39
Another excellent volume in this series, about mushi but also about human relationships. This volume, especially, was about love--four of the five sto ...more
Jul 16, 2009
Jul 17, 2009
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