Aoi House Omnibus, vol. 1

Usually harem titles annoy the heck out of me (being that I’m not the target audience for them), but I couldn’t resist picking up a copy of Aoi House Omnibus Collection 1, written by Adam Arnold and illustrated by Carmela…

Wonderland

We all know the story–girl falls down a rabbit hole, discovers various potions to change her shape, makes strange new acquaintances, and finally escapes the despotic government. But what of the people left behind? What of the little people of…

The History of the West Wing

During the Tang Dynasty in China (618-907), a jaded young wanderer, Chen Yuqing, seeks the quiet of a Buddhist retreat to try to forget about the wealthy young woman who threw him aside. Unfortunately it is almost time for a…

Swallowing the Earth

From 1968 to 1969, Osamu Tezuka created Swallowing the Earth, his first long-form story manga and the beginnings of his efforts to break away from his reputation as being just a children’s manga creator. Thanks to DMP’s Platinum line, we…

Utahime

There is a kingdom where peace is maintained by two forces: the male king and his male heirs and the female songstresses and their female descendants. The king runs the kingdom and the songstresses nightly sing their song of protection.…

Living for Tomorrow

Finally the yaoi gods have heard my pleas and have released a Taishi Zaou title in the U.S. My copy of Living for Tomorrow, from DMP’s new Doki Doki, was welcomed into the house with much celebrating. (Well, on my…