kids manga

Kitaro

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In his introduction, Matt Alt describes Kitaro as “quite possibly the single most famous Japanese manga series you’ve never heard of, even if you happen to be a manga fan.” In this series, Mizuki transforms classic yokai monsters from Japanese folklore into modern,…

Young Miss Holmes: Casebook 1-2

It’s late 19th-century England and 10-year-old Miss Christie spends her days in the company of maids and governesses while her parents are away in India. While she considers herself a proper lady, she also proves to be a problem for…

Shugo Chara Chan!, vol. 1-3

Warning: I’m far enough out of the intended age range for the audience of these books, but I will keep this review as fair as possible knowing that fact. Story- There’s no contiguous story in these three volumes. At max…

Gandhi: A Manga Biography

Story- Most people know who Gandhi is, but they don’t know much beyond the fact that he used peaceful protest and sat on beds of nails. Many people don’t know that he spent time protesting in Africa, or that he…

Fluffy, Fluffy Cinnamoroll, vol. 1

Cinnamoroll is a cute, good-natured puppy with a very unusual background. His mother is the sky, his father is the sun, and all of his brothers and sisters are clouds – chatty, mischievous clouds who can’t understand why Cinnamoroll doesn’t…

Pokémon: Black and White, vol. 1-2

Young Pokémon trainer Black has always had one dream: to win the Pokémon League Championship. To even compete, though, a trainer must collect badges by defeating the leaders of Pokémon gyms scattered all over the region. Black is just a…

Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life

In the distant past, legendary Pokémon Arceus was betrayed and nearly killed by a human it trusted. Now, after a long time healing itself in isolation, Arceus returns. Its reappearance blurs the borders between several dimensions, causing dangerous conflict between…

Cardcaptor Sakura Omnibus, vol. 1-2

Cardcaptor Sakura tells the story of fourth grader Sakura. She has the task of re-collecting the scattered “Clow” cards, after discovering an old book in her dad’s library and awakening the book’s guardian Kero-chan. These cards contain and control dangerous…

The Adventures of Taro, vol. 1-2

Taro is a young man who loves to draw. He has created an entire world called Doodledum within the pages of his sketchbook. But now Doodledum is threatened by King Crossout and his Eraser-of-Doom. The Wise Magician gives Taro a…