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    Aria The Masterpiece Volume 5 Review

    Aria The Masterpiece Volume 5, though relying on familiar set-ups for its storylines, continues to be a pleasing read, thanks to the strength of its characters and setting, and in how it grows and develops these aspects in interesting ways. Continue reading...
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    Aria The Masterpiece Volume 4 Review

    Aria The Masterpiece Volume 4 focuses more on the bonds between characters, especially how mentors influence their pupils, and also continues to grow Akari’s bond with the citizens of Neo-Venezia, whilst providing more striking imagery and fantastical happenings. Continue reading...
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    Is This a Zombie? + Is This a Zombie? Of the Dead Collection Blu-ray Review

    Both seasons in the Is This a Zombie? series provide a supernatural comedy series with decent action and, depending on your personal pretence, comedy that utilises the off-kilter premise and story. Continue reading...
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    Aria The Masterpiece Volume 3 Review

    Aria The Masterpiece Volume 3 maintains the quality of the previous volumes, continuing to expand its world-building with new characters and occupations, all whilst focusing on Akari’s growth and positive influence on those around her. Continue reading...
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    Aria the Masterpiece Volume 2 Review

    Aria The Masterpiece Volume 2 is a wonderful continuation of Akari’s story as she continues to develop her skills as an Undine, forms new friendships and grows further accustomed to the world of Neo-Venezia and its more fantastical aspects. Continue reading...
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    Aria The Masterpiece Volume 1 Review

    Aria The Masterpiece Volume 1 is a great introduction to the story, establishing Akari as a likeable protagonist and the world of Aqua as a fascinating setting, full of charming characters and mystery, melding together fantasy and sci-fi in an inventive fashion. Continue reading...
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    Wave, Listen to Me! Volume 8 Review

    Volume 8 delivers on concluding a major storyline whilst also showcasing how key characters, both main and supporting, are moving forward in their professional and personal lives. Continue reading...
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    Wave, Listen to Me! Volume 7 Review

    Volume 7 starts with Minare and Mizuho attempting to resolve a family’s personal struggles but it’s the inclusion of an unexpected story turn which makes for a more engaging read. Continue reading...
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    Aria The Animation Season 1 Review

    Aria The Animation delivers a relaxing experience and a likeable cast of characters with gradual world-building which I’d happily see more of in the succeeding seasons. Continue reading...
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    Wave, Listen to Me! Volume 6 Review

    Whilst this is perhaps one of the weaker volumes so far in terms of overall story, it still has its moments and sets up some potentially interesting character developments for the story ahead. Continue reading...
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    Wave, Listen to Me! Volume 5 Review

    Volume 5 sees a return to the more offbeat humour and scenarios that have made the story memorable so far, whilst also introducing new characters with their own secrets to hide. Continue reading...
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    A Journal of My Father Review

    Jirō Taniguchi’s A Journal of My Father is an effectively told story, concise in structure and built on the very flaws that make us human - like running away and being stubborn - resulting in an engaging drama. Continue reading...
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    The Anime Storage Discussion Thread

    I had a thought about how a thread regarding anime storage where users could discuss how they store their collections and the best ways of doing so could be helpful. I’ll kick it off with my current storage musings.
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    Cautious Hero: The Hero is Overpowered but Overly Cautious - Complete Series Review

    Cautious Hero: The Hero is Overpowered but Overly Cautious offers a fun and enjoyable comedy isekai with a likeable and quirky cast and enough serious moments to keep the stakes up. Continue reading...
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    Wave, Listen to Me! Volume 4 Review

    Wave, Listen to Me! Volume 4 builds upon some of the developments found in #3 and sets up events that should be interesting to see play out, hopefully with the unique humour and character we’ve come to know so far from the series. Continue reading...
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    Wave, Listen to Me! Volume 3 Review

    Volume 3 manages to pair eccentric storylines with character developments as Minare and Mizuho explore some supposed supernatural happenings with their neighbour. Continue reading...
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    Silver Spoon Volume 15 Review

    Silver Spoon Volume 15 manages to provide a solid ending to a wonderful manga series full of personal ups and downs as we followed the students of students of Ooezo Agricultural High School and the lessons they've learned, both from an educational and a life perspective. Continue reading...
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    Wave, Listen to Me! Volume 2 Review

    Wave, Listen to Me! Volume 2 is a great continuation that continues to focus on Minare’s personal developments whilst also shining a light on the goings-on for some of the supporting characters and their situations that I hope will see more developments soon! Continue reading...
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    The Daily Lives of High School Boys Volume 1 Review

    My overall first impressions of the first volume of The Daily Lives of High School Boys are very positive as it delivers a unique brand of humour which has left me enthusiastic for the next volume’s worth of laughs and bizarre scenarios. Continue reading...
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    Silver Spoon Volume 14 Review

    Silver Spoon Volume 14 is a wonderful continuation to the story with some great humour and emotional highs balanced with the continuing themes of future prospects - both educational and from a job perspective. Continue reading...
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