Paradise Kiss, vol. 3

Is Yukari finally in control of her life, or is her life just out of control? The question haunts Yukari even as she discovers a new sense of self-worth in her first modeling job. While Paradise Kiss has become a…

Paradise Kiss, vol. 4

The Yaza Arts fashion show is finally here, and Yukari is about to make her runway debut modeling George’s creation. The Paradise Kiss team have worked feverishly to be ready in time, with Yukari trying to balance school and fashion.…

Paradise Kiss, vol. 5

The fashion students of Paradise Kiss are about to graduate, and each confronts his or her future–George and Yukari in particular. While Yukari struggles over her decision to give up on college for modeling, George must come to grips with…

Hellsing, vol. 1

Hellsing is the Church of England’s Top Secret Vampire Repellent Bureau, and their number-one agent is Alucard, a domesticated vampire that obeys human beings. For some reason vampire activity all over the globe is increasing, so Alucard and his sidekick,…

The Darkness: Coming of Age

Jen: The Darkness: Coming of Age was originally published in 1996 as a kind of prequel for the series The Darkness (which we haven’t read, so we’re not certain how representative this volume is). It seems to me that the…

xxxHolic

Introduction Simultaneously released with Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicles, xxxHolic is nonetheless a very different series. While the folks in Tsubasa are jetting from dimension to dimension searching a princesses’ lost memories, xxxHolic focuses in on a few characters staying very much…

Desire

Toru thinks he has all he needs – a loyal best friend, Ryoji, who makes him laugh and an encouraging art mentor, Kashiwazaki, pushing him to excel at painting. Never mind that he’s been in love with Ryoji for years…