ROD (Read or Die), vol. 1

Librarians kick butt. I live with one of them, so I should know. I also know that many people tend to underestimate Librarian-kind – their physical prowess, their dedication to the job, their cunning, their focus, their ability to do…

Her Majesty’s Dog, vol. 1

Ayame and Hyoue are the couple in class known for their PDA – Ayame cannot stop kissing Hyoue. Of course, there’s more to this couple than meets the eye: Ayame is a medium, raised in a remote mountain village, and…

Witch Class, vol. 1

We all know what happens to little girls in fairy tales who wander off the path: they usually end up as somebody’s lunch. When middle-schooler Dorothy follows a mysterious boy into the woods on the way to school, she finds…

The Good Witch of the West, vol. 1

Fantasies may be a dime a dozen in girls’ manga, but every once in a while a title full of floating flowers and magic surprises you. The Good Witch of the West (which, in case you’re wondering, has nothing at…

A Recipe for Gertrude, vol. 1

Possessed mannequins. Evil gingerbread men. Animate patchwork dolls. All these and more prowl the creepily cute landscape of Nari Kusakawa’s The Recipe for Gertrude. In this modern fantasy, an unlikely romance blossoms between high schooler Susugi Sahara and an unusual…

The Missing White Dragon

Eastern and western fairy tales mingle with the real world in this collection of five magical stories by Park Young Ha. Each one is a satisfying blend of romance and adventure, featuring plucky heroines, scheming sorcerers, and visitors from other…

Time Lag

Three years ago, naive young Satoru confessed his love to his childhood friend Shirou with devastating consequences. Now, though Shirou will have nothing to do with his former companion, Satoru continues to dream of his crush. He takes thousands of…