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Highlights from the past week, with commentary from the NFNT gang: Deltora Quest – The Complete Series (New Video Group) Jessikah: I am pleased to see the Deltora Quest anime listed here. I’ve been wanting to check it out, since…

A Boy and a Girl

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Typically, when I see a book entitled A Boy and a Girl, I immediately think “romance novel”—and most likely a cheesy one, given its relatively simplistic title. In this case, I was right, but so wrong as well: the book’s simple title hides a complex…

Boxers & Saints: the complete series

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Everybody remembers the Chinese Boxer Rebellion of 1899, right? Yeah, me neither—so it seems an odd choice for not one, but two intertwining graphic novels. Leave it to the innovative Gene Luen Yang to prove us wrong. While easily read and…

Mushi-Shi: The Complete Collection – S.A.V.E.

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Mushi-Shi is quiet, beautiful, and a little melancholy. The series requires only one suspension of disbelief: the existence of “green matter,” the most primitive form of life, which straddles the line between natural and supernatural. Creatures called “mushi”—the literal translation…