We Shadows, vol. 1

What’s this book about? Well, there’s a guy who keeps dreaming he’s a faery… No, wait, actually, it’s about the Queen of Faerie who’s been kicked out of office… Or maybe it’s about a girl named Goat who’s a Faerie…

Kitchen Princess, vol. 1-3

Najika is excited to be attending prestigious Seika Academy, where she hopes to find the mysterious boy who saved her life just after she was orphaned.  However, if all she can do is cook, will she be able to fit…

Manga Moods: 40 Faces + 80 Phrases

Perky, lovesick, sleepy, coy. How are you feeling today? And how would you express those feelings in manga form? Takarai’s book is here to help. From energetic to woeful, preoccupied to shy, she offers a drawing and two Japanese phrases.…

Challengers, vol. 1-4

Out drinking one night with his best friend, young businessman Mitsugu runs into a naive college freshman, Tomoe. He is blindsided when he realizes that he is falling for Tomoe, but the boy is not a very emotional person, so…

Mocking comics…

James Lileks, the mad genius behind two of my favorite coffee table books, The Gallery of Regrettable Food and Interior Descecrators, is now providing snide commentary on bad comics. Yay! Rediscovered via Journalista

Mangaland moment of the week

Reading Demon Flowers by Mizuki Hakase (who’s Demon Ororon is creepy, emotional, romantic, and incredibly stylish art-wise): “Ushitora beats me at whatever we do. Chess. Cooking. Cross-dressing.” Bwa ha ha! This is why mangaland is so much oddball fun.

I Hate You More Than Anyone, vol. 1

As the eldest of six kids and a tomboy to boot, Kazuha has trouble feeling like a “real girl” sometimes. Her little brother’s preschool teacher, however, has always treated her like a girl and because of that she has a…