Author Archive for Jessikah Chautin

Twin Star Exorcists, vol. 1

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Rokuro Enmado was only twelve years old when a kegare, or demon, attacked his dormitory. All but Rokuro were brutally slaughtered, but here’s the rub: he and his dorm-mates were studying to be exorcists who would grow up to defeat the…

Akame ga Kill!, vol. 1

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Tatsumi is a young man with excellent combat skills who wishes to save his poverty-stricken hometown, so he seeks his fortune by joining the Capitol military force. Originally accompanied by his two childhood friends, Tatsumi finds himself separated from the…

Awkward

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  Awkward, adj.1. Embarrassing or inconvenient; caused by lack of social grace: Penelope “Peppi” Torres, is starting middle school in a new town and automatically stumbles into an awkward moment in public. Adorable, adj. 1. Very attractive or delightful; charming:…

Sorako

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Ten quiet slice-of-life vignettes comprise Sorako, a thin yet evocative volume published by GEN Manga. Each story features a young woman struggling through the ennui typical of the transition between teenage life and adulthood. While each story is independent of the others, the titular character…

Sakuran

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Moyoco Anno is a big name in the manga industry. Notable titles such as Sugar Sugar Rune and Happy Mania have delighted and challenged her audiences. In Sakuran, Anno gives us an intimate look into the life of an Oiran, or courtesan,…

Revolutionary Girl Utena, Sets 1-3

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  Produced in the mid-nineties and based on the manga of the same name, Revolutionary Girl Utena is usually considered a “Magical Girl” anime series. The series even shares its director, Kunihiko Ikuhara, with the iconic Sailor Moon—but the similarities end…