Tag Archive for VIZ

Barrage, vol. 1

It is the Era of Warring Planets and Industria, a hardscrabble little world, has been invaded by aliens of all kinds. Enter Astro, a brave, caring fifteen-year-old who lives in the slums, supporting a ragtag collection of younger kids. Astro…

Pepita: Inoue Meets Gaudí

Celebrated manga-ka Takehiko Inoue goes looking for renowned architect Antoni Gaudí’s inspiration and essence on a 2011 trip to Spain. It may at first surprise readers familiar with Inoue, who usually tells wonderful stories about basketball (Slam Dunk, Real) and…

Naruto Shippuden Box Set 8

Story- Wanting to improve as always, Naruto is training to be able to synchronize his attacks with toads to greatly increase their power. However, being someone who prefers getting stronger faster, he’s having a hard time with the slower teaching…

One Piece: Color Walk 2

One Piece is hands down one of the most impressive comic accomplishments in the modern age. We can go through the numbers, saying that it’s the best selling manga series of all time. Or that Eiichiro Oda has been doing…

Hero: 108: Season 1

I like to think that, despite the fact that I’m no longer a child, I can still appreciate most of the cartoons, toys, and video games that are popular today. However, Hero: 108 threw me for a complete loop. The…

Crown of Love, vol. 1

Crown of Love is written and illustrated by Yun Kouga. It is an example of a Japanese josei romance manga which means it was written for the target audience of older female readers. The series is complete with four volumes.…

Jiu Jiu, vols. 1-2

When the death of her beloved twin brother drives young demon hunter Takamichi to shut down emotionally, her father makes her take responsibility for a pair of abandoned half-demon wolf pups. Caring for anything, let alone two adorable, defenseless balls…

What a Wonderful World!, vols. 1-2

“This world that we live in is gentle yet sad, fun yet sorrowful, strong yet ephemeral…but as long as you’re alive, something good is bound to happen. I’m sure of it.” This philosophical two-volume slice-of-life tale lets its focus pass…

Kekkaishi, set 1

Yoshimori Sumimura of the Hazama clan is a typical 14-year-old student in most respects, except for one big one: He is the hereditary protector, called a Kekkaishi, of the sacred site of Karasumori, which is a magic-rich area that attracts…

Bleach: Fade to Black

For those of you who may be unfamiliar with the long-running manga and anime series Bleach, here’s a quick recap: Ichigo Kurosaki, who can see spirits, gets caught up in a battle between the Soul Reaper Rukia Kuchiki and a…

Toriko, volumes 1-6

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In the gourmet age, everyone’s looking for the next best meal. However, the best meals are always the most dangerous. Enter Toriko, a gourmet hunter trained to take down the toughest meals. With his better-than-an-average-human’s nose and brawn-over-brains fighting style,…

Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal, vol. 1

Yuma is determined to take on any challenge, no matter how impossible. He even has a catch-phrase he uses to describe doing his best at a tough challenge: jetting. As in, “I’m going to jet!” (If the idea of reading…