fantasy

Dorohedoro, vols. 1-13

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Caiman is a decent guy. He may be huge and handy with a knife, but he’d just as soon stuff his face with tasty gyoza from his friend’s shop as he would pick a fight—unless, of course, that fight is with a sorcerer.…

Thermae Romae, vols. 1-2

Roman bath engineer Lucius just wants to contribute to the Empire’s greatness and the happiness of its people, so when he loses his job because his designs are considered outdated, he’s understandably bitter. To cheer him up his friend treats…

Three Wolves Mountain

Loner Kaya Susugi has two things in his life: the cafe he owns, which he runs during the day, and the graveyard that he guards at night, protecting it from human thieves and supernatural threats alike. Until one day he…

Barbara

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As popular as Osamu Tezuka has been in the United States, many of his works have still not been localized for non-Japanese readers. Thanks to Kickstarter, the online crowdsourcing website, American audiences now have the opportunity to read a considerably…

Stargazing Dog

I read Stargazing Dog during one of my lunch breaks and had to take a few minutes to collect myself before heading back to my desk because I didn’t want my coworkers to notice that I had been crying. What…

Oh My Goddess! vol. 1-3

Boy dials wrong number, mistakenly orders a magical goddess. Wackiness ensues. When boiled right down that’s the plotline of Oh My Goddess! which has kept the series going for over twenty years. In the first three volumes we are introduced…

Zombiepowder, vol. 1-4

Gamma Akutabi, a mysterious man with a black metal hand, wanders a Wild West-like desert world looking for the 12 Rings of the Dead, magical items that are the source of Zombiepowder, which can reanimate the dead and give eternal…

Angel Sanctuary, vol. 1

There has always been something odd about Setsuna Mudo. When he fights, the sight of blood makes him want to kill his opponent. His wounds always heal instantly. His mother hates him enough to divorce his father and move away,…

Loveless, vol. 1

To be perfectly clear: Loveless is not an easy manga to understand. Within the first volume alone readers will encounter murder, loneliness, willing sacrifices, inherited responsibility, physical abuse, crushes, and virtual battlefields. The characters are close-mouthed and reluctant to reveal…

Until the Full Moon, vol. 1

U.S. manga readers know Sanami Matoh as the author of FAKE, an endearing (and, for shonen ai, fairly realistic) romantic drama about two (male) police officers who fall in love. Until the Full Moon, the second of her works to…