We humans have an odd relationship with supernatural monsters; sometimes we fear them, sometimes we respect them, and sometimes we just sex them up. Vampires in particular seem to get a lot of the last one, which is funny… Read More ›
With our eight plus years of experience, we delve deep into the manga abyss.
An Anglophile is described as a person who is greatly enthralled, to a point even obsessed, with British culture. Fellow CotBF member Franklin Raines and I personally knew and went to high school with an Anglophile. She was obsessed with Doctor… Read More ›
Lychee Light Club Review: Should I Be Worried That I Am Conditioned To Kids Killing Each Other In Fiction?
When it comes to visual style and thematic elements, I tend to uphold them perhaps above everything else when it comes to entertainment. Now, plotting and characterization are usually just as important as well, but considering that my time and… Read More ›
Whenever I think of Japan’s equivalent of the usually caped-crusaders found in abundance in America, I tend to think Tokusatsu. But Tokusatsu tends to see live-action television venues, where if you consider one of the terms’ progenitors, Shotaro Ishinimori’s Kamen… Read More ›
I rarely ever stumble upon works of fiction that take place in a remote planet that has been colonized by humans. I am not saying that the kind of story is rare, but rather that my own experience with the… Read More ›
Previously, I have written about Josei manga and how there seemed to be no real push for them to ever reach US soil. A title I brought up before was the efforts of now-defunct Aurora Publishing, their almost complete release… Read More ›
Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland have had a hand in captivating people for a long time, as well as inspiring a great deal of work based or influenced by the two books. And Japan is no slouch on borrowing themes or… Read More ›
I feel like recounting my first expose to Shojo manga; thus drastically dating myself in the process. Starting as a ten-year old purchasing the first issue of Viz’s premier Shonen anthology magazine Shonen Jump, I grew accustomed to a boy… Read More ›
One of the two digits worth of things that keeps me tossing and turning at night (this is no joke, I might actually have a serious problem) is whether something is considered manga. As someone who will just as simply… Read More ›
Usually, my cruel taskmaster Franklin will hand me something expecting me to write a review of it. I, in turn, will examine the material and after much arguing and griping (a benefit of which comes from being paid in stuff… Read More ›
Black Magic was originally a fan-made doujinshi put out in 1983, created by a mangaka and illustrator who many might recognize by name as the original creator of Ghost in the Shell, Appleseed, and Dominion. Yes, Masamune Shirow, known for creating heavy… Read More ›