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  1. Demelza

    Snow White with the Red Hair Volume 8 Review

    Volume 8 of Snow White with the Red Hair shifts focus to Obi to deliver a thoughtful and entertaining look at how he has been changing lately. For anime fans, this instalment also kicks off a brand-new arc that wasn’t adapted. This time around there is something for everyone to enjoy. Continue...
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    The Dragon Dentist Review

    The Dragon Dentist is an interesting anime but suffers from a disjointed plot and short runtime. However, if you’re interested in dragons or looking for something a bit more unique to watch then this is certainly worth picking up. Continue reading...
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    Sweat and Soap Volume 2 Review

    Sweat and Soap Volume 2 continues to offer a heart-warming and relatable read. A lot happens in this instalment and it’s rewarding seeing how much the cast grows from it. If you enjoyed Volume 1, then you’ll certainly want to read more of this delightful manga. Continue reading...
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    The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 1 Part 1 Review

    While The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 1 Part 1 gets off to a grim start there is undoubtedly an interesting isekai story underneath it all. How much you like it will depend on how much you can put up with plot conveniences and injustice toward the protagonist. However, if the premise sounds...
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    Perfect World Volume 1 Review

    Perfect World offers a realistic and honest look at living with a disability. Rather than shy away from the hardships of a relationship with someone in a wheelchair, Perfect World embraces everything to offer a satisfying read. While I have some small issues right now, given time, I think this...
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    Kokoro Connect Volume 9 Review

    Kokoro Connect Volume 9 begins the series’ final arc in style. With an emotional story that could change the lives of the cast forever, this is shaping up to be a fantastic conclusion to the beloved light novel series. Continue reading...
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    Combatants Will Be Dispatched Volume 3

    Combatants Will Be Dispatched Volume 3 offers an entertaining story revolving around Grimm. After a bit of a shaky narrative in Volume 2, it’s nice to see the series return to form for this instalment. Continue reading...
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    Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai (Light Novel) Review

    Overall, Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai is a must-read. Fans of author’s Hajime Kamoshida’s other works will enjoy seeing similarities in this new story, but newcomers are also sure to fall in love with the cast and tale on offer. This isn’t the type of light novel we see often and...
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    At Night, I Become a Monster Review

    At Night, I Become a Monster is a fascinating read. It’s a mystical story that doesn’t go where you’d imagine from the synopsis, but it’s just as captivating as Yoru Sumino’s I Want to Eat Your Pancreas. A must-read for fans of the author and supernatural dramas! Continue reading...
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    Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san Volume 4 Review

    Volume 4 of Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san feels like more of a fan book than it does a conclusion to the overall series. Some readers will be disappointed by there being fewer chapters for their money, but if you’re heavily invested in the series then there is still a lot of fun to be found...
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    You Call That Service? Volume 2 Review

    You Call That Service? Volume 2 isn’t as strong as the first book, but if you’re looking for a new romantic comedy to enjoy then it’s a worthy contender. However, if, like me, you’d been hoping for some more focus on the vampire elements from the first volume you may be disappointed. Continue...
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    That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 1 Part 2 Review

    That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 1 Part 2 brings a satisfying conclusion to the series so far. This half of the series better balances its time and brings with it some characters that viewers are sure to fall in love with. Continue reading...
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    Not Your Idol Volume 1 Review

    Not Your Idol Volume 1 promises a psychological thriller about what it means to be a woman and what it means to cast that side of you away, but does it truly deliver on this ambitious premise? Continue reading...
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    My Hero Academia: School Briefs Volume 4 Review

    My Hero Academia: School Briefs Volume 4 is a worthwhile companion to the latest arc of the anime and for those looking for more stories set during the school festival. Author Anri Yoshi has once again struck the perfect balance of offering charming short stories and interesting character...
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    The Reprise of the Spear Hero Volumes 1-2 Review

    The Reprise of the Spear Hero’s manga adaption proves a worthwhile read for fans of the franchise. Being less spoiler-ridden than its light novel counterpart this proves an easier sell to those who might not be up-to-date on The Rise of the Shield Hero and simply want to see more of Motoyasu...
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    Wise Man's Grandchild Review

    Wise Man’s Grandchild is a fun isekai adventure. While the series doesn’t offer anything particularly new, it does a good job of bringing the best parts of the genre together. With some impressive animation and an entertaining collection of characters, this is one every fan of the genre should...
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    Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai Review

    Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai is a great series that is sure to attract Monogatari fans and those who are looking for a solid slice-of-life story. Continue reading...
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    Snow White with the Red Hair Volume 7 Review

    Volume 7 of Snow White with the Red Hair offers our cast a chance to let their hair down and relax. Coupled with some character development for Shirayuki, it’s a solid entry, but does begin to retread old ground. Continue reading...
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    Owarimonogatari Part 2 Review

    Owarimonogatari Part 2 offers an interesting story set in the middle of the series timeline. If you’re not a Kanbaru fan then you may find yourself lacking in enthusiasm for the first half of the book, but the final payoff makes it worth reading to the end. Continue reading...
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    Magus of the Library Volume 3 Review

    Magus of the Library Volume 3 continues to offer a delightful and interesting read. This instalment brings an end to the first part of Theo’s story, which has been a wonderful tale from beginning to end. This is still a manga everyone should be reading. Continue reading...
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