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Representative mainly of my taste rather than absolute favorites.

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General manga podcast info.
I also have a tumblr, which I do almost nothing with.

I’m discussing manga here, typically in essayist fashion, but the front page and archives can be difficult to navigate. Therefore, here is a simple set of lists to make things easier. I only review manga I like so if it’s listed here it has my recommendation. Some notes: if you’re in a review, you can click on these little faded arrows on the sides to see the next or previous article. Also, many of the category and tag links to the side have alt text when you hover your mouse over them, explaining some things a little better (like what “4-koma” means). All the list items below, including the list titles, have alt text as well.

My youtube channel, which is on hiatus, featured visual podcasts on manga I read throughout the week (plus one highlight manga I either had been meaning to read, or hadn’t heard of). The “visual” aspect is that I showed off manga pages and other images while I spoke, with some (IMO) pleasant transitions. Also, lots of relaxing music. Speaking of…

An introduction to Touhou: [Touhou Project Primer]
Interested in Touhou? Read it.
Otherwise, you ought to read this before reading any Touhou manga reviews.

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**All the way down, past the images, click CONTINUE READING → for titles only.**
*Or you can just click that link ^^^ to go there immediately.*

Total: 92

Manga I highly recommend:

hitoribocchi-no-oo-seikatsuf     hitoribocchi-no-oo-seikatsu-addendumf     chimoguri-ringo-to-kingyobachi-otokof     helckf     anko-san-of-the-deep-sea-fishf
the-end-of-goldfish-kingdomf     jigokuren-love-in-hellf     amaama-to-inazuma     nickelodeon     the-voynich-hotelf
oddman-11
     youkai-shoujo-monsuga     world-triggerf     邨る崕繧ォ繝舌・_CMYK_蛻晄。謌サ縺誉荳f     amari-mawarif
jyoshikausei     alyoshaf     teppuf     dr-hitomis-infirmaryf     hinamatsurif
sekine-kun-no-koi     taiyou-no-ief     1-11f     dungeon-meshif     inertia-67f
touhou-suzunaan-forbidden-scrolleryf     touhou-sangetsusei-three-fairiesf     touhou-ibarakasen-wild-and-horned-hermitf     shinryaku-ika-musumef     hoshi-no-ponko-to-toufuya-reiko
spirit-circlef     sen-to-manf     joou-sama-no-eshif     tsugumomof     kodomo-no-jikanf
mitsuboshi-colorsf     criminalef     birdmenf     honto-no-kanojof     sora-ga-haiiro-dakaraf
bakuonf     kamisama-ga-uso-o-tsukuf     high-score-girlf     takuan-and-batsus-daily-demon-diaryf     kaguya-wants-to-be-confessed-tof
golden-kamuyf     ib-instant-bullet-f     chio-chan-no-tsuugakurof     yokohama-kaidashi-kikou-ykkf     out-of-the-bluef_
is-my-hobby-weirdf     o-af     tsurezure-childrenf     grand-bluef     danberu-nan-kiro-moteruf
sesuji-wo-pin-tof     gakkou-gurashif     unsoundedf     4-cut-herof     murenase-shiiton-gakuen
daidai-wa-hantoumei-ni-nidonesuruf     komi-san-wa-komyushou-desuf     murcic3a9lagof     kemono-friendsf     yuzumori-sanf
kimetsu-no-yaibaf     maou-jou-de-oyasumif     shimanami-tasogaref     march-comes-in-like-a-lion     to-you-the-immortalf
beastarsf     it-hurtsf     zannen-onna-kanbu-black-general-sanf     akebi-chans-sailor-uniformf     yurucampf
witch-hat-atelierf

Favorite manga:

citrusf     gekkan-shoujo-nozaki-kunf     keijof_     himitsu-no-akuma-chanf     wizards-soul-holy-war-of-lovef
denki-gai-no-honya-sanf     yuusha-ga-shindaf     ookami-shounen-wa-kyou-mo-uso-o-kasaneruf     blue-friend-2nd-seasonf

Award-winning manga:

taiyou-no-ie     dungeon-meshi     golden-kamuy     yokohama-kaidashi-kikou-ykk     sesuji-wo-pin-to
march-comes-in-like-a-lion

Yuri manga:

anko-san-of-the-deep-sea-fish     citrus     oddman-11     keijo_     邨る崕繧ォ繝舌・_CMYK_蛻晄。謌サ縺誉荳
sasameki-koto     joou-sama-no-eshi     honto-no-kanojo     yokohama-kaidashi-kikou-ykk     out-of-the-blue_
is-my-hobby-weird     a-room-for-two     blue-friend-2nd-season     daidai-wa-hantoumei-ni-nidonesuru     nanashi-no-asterismmurcic3a9lago     yuzumori-san     shimanami-tasogare     akebi-chans-sailor-uniform

Comfy manga:

helck     anko-san-of-the-deep-sea-fish     amaama-to-inazuma     amari-mawari     jyoshikausei
inertia-67     touhou-sangetsusei-three-fairies     touhou-ibarakasen-wild-and-horned-hermit     shinryaku-ika-musume     sen-to-man
mitsuboshi-colors     honto-no-kanojo     neko-musume-michikusa-nikki     bakuon     high-score-girl
yokohama-kaidashi-kikou-ykk     a-room-for-two     ookami-shounen-wa-kyou-mo-uso-o-kasaneru     tsurezure-children     grand-blue
danberu-nan-kiro-moteru     sesuji-wo-pin-to     kemono-friends     kimetsu-no-yaiba     maou-jou-de-oyasumi
shimanami-tasogare     yuuyake-rocket-pencil     akebi-chans-sailor-uniform     yurucamp_

Unique / Weird manga:

chimoguri-ringo-to-kingyobachi-otoko     helck     anko-san-of-the-deep-sea-fish     the-end-of-goldfish-kingdom     jigokuren-love-in-hell
nickelodeon     the-voynich-hotel     oddman-11     keijo_     dr-hitomis-infirmary
hinamatsuri     boku-ni-koisuru-mechanical     dungeon-meshi     inertia-67     hoshi-no-ponko-to-toufuya-reiko
spirit-circle     joou-sama-no-eshi     tsugumomo     kodomo-no-jikan     mitsuboshi-colors
criminale     birdmen     honto-no-kanojo     himitsu-no-akuma-chan     sora-ga-haiiro-dakara
neko-musume-michikusa-nikki     bakuon     high-score-girl     takuan-and-batsus-daily-demon-diary     kaguya-wants-to-be-confessed-to
golden-kamuy     wizards-soul-holy-war-of-love     denki-gai-no-honya-san     ib-instant-bullet     chio-chan-no-tsuugakuro
yokohama-kaidashi-kikou-ykk     is-my-hobby-weird     yuusha-ga-shinda     a room-for-two     o-a
ookami-shounen-wa-kyou-mo-uso-o-kasaneru     tsurezure-children     grand-blue     danberu-nan-kiro-moteru     blue-friend-2nd-season
sesuji-wo-pin-to     gakkou-gurashi     unsounded     4-cut-hero1     murenase-shiiton-gakuen
daidai-wa-hantoumei-ni-nidonesuru
     nanashi-no-asterism     komi-san-wa-komyushou-desu     murcic3a9lago     kemono-friends
yuzumori-san
     kimetsu-no-yaiba     maou-jou-de-oyasumi     shimanami-tasogare     march-comes-in-like-a-lion
yuuyake-rocket-pencil     kine-san-no-1-ri-de-cinema     to-you-the-immortal     beastars     it-hurts
zannen-onna-kanbu-black-general-san     akebi-chans-sailor-uniform     yurucamp_     witch-hat-atelier

Everything I’ve reviewed:

hitoribocchi-no-oo-seikatsu     hitoribocchi-no-oo-seikatsu-addendum     chimoguri-ringo-to-kingyobachi-otoko     helck     anko-san-of-the-deep-sea-fish
citrus     the-end-of-goldfish-kingdom     jigokuren-love-in-hell     gekkan-shoujo-nozaki-kun     amaama-to-inazuma
nickelodeon     the-voynich-hotel     oddman-11     miman-renai     youkai-shoujo-monsuga
world-trigger     邨る崕繧ォ繝舌・_CMYK_蛻晄。謌サ縺誉荳     amari-mawari     alyosha     keijo_
teppu     sasameki-koto     dr-hitomis-infirmary     jyoshikausei     hinamatsuri
sekine-kun-no-koi     taiyou-no-ie     boku-ni-koisuru-mechanical     1-11     dungeon-meshi
inertia-67     touhou-suzunaan-forbidden-scrollery     touhou-sangetsusei-three-fairies     touhou-ibarakasen-wild-and-horned-hermit     shinryaku-ika-musume
hoshi-no-ponko-to-toufuya-reiko     spirit-circle     sen-to-man     joou-sama-no-eshi     tsugumomo
kodomo-no-jikan     mitsuboshi-colors     criminale     birdmen     honto-no-kanojo
himitsu-no-akuma-chan     sora-ga-haiiro-dakara     neko-musume-michikusa-nikki     bakuon     kamisama-ga-uso-o-tsuku
high-score-girl     takuan-and-batsus-daily-demon-diary     kaguya-wants-to-be-confessed-to     golden-kamuy     wizards-soul-holy-war-of-love
denki-gai-no-honya-san     ib-instant-bullet     chio-chan-no-tsuugakuro     yokohama-kaidashi-kikou-ykk     out-of-the-blue_
is-my-hobby-weird     yuusha-ga-shinda     a-room-for-two     o-a     ookami-shounen-wa-kyou-mo-uso-o-kasaneru
tsurezure-children     grand-blue     danberu-nan-kiro-moteru     blue-friend-2nd-season     sesuji-wo-pin-to
gakkou-gurashi     unsounded     4-cut-hero1     murenase-shiiton-gakuen     daidai-wa-hantoumei-ni-nidonesuru
nanashi-no-asterism
     komi-san-wa-komyushou-desu     murcic3a9lago     kemono-friends     yuzumori-san
kimetsu-no-yaiba     maou-jou-de-oyasumi     shimanami-tasogare     march-comes-in-like-a-lion     yuuyake-rocket-pencil
kine-san-no-1-ri-de-cinema     to-you-the-immortal     beastars     it-hurts     zannen-onna-kanbu-black-general-san
akebi-chans-sailor-uniform     yurucamp_     witch-hat-atelier



~Titles Only~

Key:

✩ marks a favorite title. || * marks a title that is only in that list.

Manga I highly recommend:

Katsuwo – Hitoribocchi no OO SeikatsuAddendum
Chimoguri Ringo to Kingyobachi Otoko
Helck
Anko-san of the Deep Sea Fish
The End of Goldfish Kingdom
Jigokuren – Love in Hell
Amagakure Gido – Amaama to Inazuma
Dowman Sayman – Nickelodeon
Dowman Sayman – The Voynich Hotel
Dowman Sayman – Oddman 11
Youkai Shoujo – Monsuga
World Trigger
Amagakure Gido – I’ll Send Her Home on the Last Train
Amari Mawari
Alyosha!
Teppu
Dr. Hitomi’s Infirmary
Jyoshikausei (Joshi Kausei)
Hinamatsuri
Sekine-kun no Koi
Taiyou no Ie
1/11
Dungeon Meshi
INERTIA 67%
Touhou Suzunaan ~ Forbidden Scrollery.
Touhou Sangetsusei – Three Fairies
Touhou Ibarakasen ~ Wild and Horned Hermit.
Shinryaku! Ika Musume
Hoshi no Ponko to Toufuya Reiko
Spirit Circle
Sen to Man
Watashiya Kaworu – Joou-sama no Eshi
Tsugumomo
Watashiya Kaworu – Kodomo no Jikan
Katsuwo – Mitsuboshi Colors
Criminale!
Birdmen
Honto no Kanojo
Sora ga Haiiro Dakara
Bakuon!!
Kamisama ga Uso o Tsuku.
High Score Girl
Takuan and Batsu’s Daily Demon Diary
Akasaka Aka – Kaguya Wants to be Confessed To
Golden Kamuy
Akasaka Aka – ib – instant bullet –
Chio-chan no Tsuugakuro
Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou (YKK)
Out of the Blue! / i love you yori aisiteru
Is My Hobby Weird?
Watarai Keiji – O/A
Tsurezure Children
Grand Blue
Danberu nan kiro moteru?
Sesuji wo Pin! to
Gakkou Gurashi!
Unsounded
4 Cut Hero
Murenase! Shiiton Gakuen
Daidai wa, Hantoumei ni Nidone Suru
Komi-san wa Komyushou Desu.
MURCIÉLAGO
Kemono Friends
Yuzumori-san
Kimetsu no Yaiba
Maou-jou de Oyasumi
Shimanami Tasogare
March comes in like a lion
To You, The Immortal
BEASTARS
IT HURTS!!
Zannen Onna-Kanbu Black General-san
Akebi-chan’s Sailor Uniform
Yurucamp △
Witch Hat Atelier

Favorite manga:

citrus
Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
Keijo!!!!!!!!
Himitsu no Akuma-chan
Wizard’s Soul ~Holy War of Love~
Denki-gai no Honya-san
Yuusha ga Shinda!
Ookami Shounen wa Kyou mo Uso o Kasaneru
Blue Friend (2nd Season)

Award-winning manga:

Taiyou no Ie
Dungeon Meshi
Golden Kamuy
Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou (YKK)
Sesuji wo Pin! to
March comes in like a lion

Yuri manga:

Anko-san of the Deep Sea Fish
citrus
Dowman Sayman – Oddman 11
Amagakure Gido – I’ll Send Her Home on the Last Train
Keijo!!!!!!!!
Sasameki Koto
Watashiya Kaworu – Joou-sama no Eshi
Honto no Kanojo
Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou (YKK)
Out of the Blue! / i love you yori aisiteru
Is My Hobby Weird?
A Room For Two
Blue Friend (2nd Season)
Daidai wa, Hantoumei ni Nidone Suru
Nanashi no Asterism
MURCIÉLAGO
Yuzumori-san
Shimanami Tasogare
Akebi-chan’s Sailor Uniform

Comfy manga:

Helck
Anko-san of the Deep Sea Fish
Amagakure Gido – Amaama to Inazuma
Amari Mawari
Jyoshikausei (Joshi Kausei)
INERTIA 67%
Touhou Sangetsusei – Three Fairies
Touhou Ibarakasen ~ Wild and Horned Hermit.
Shinryaku! Ika Musume
Sen to Man
Katsuwo – Mitsuboshi Colors
Honto no Kanojo
Neko Musume Michikusa Nikki
Bakuon!!
High Score Girl
Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou (YKK)
A Room For Two
Ookami Shounen wa Kyou mo Uso o Kasaneru
Tsurezure Children
Grand Blue
Danberu nan kiro moteru?
Sesuji wo Pin! to
Kemono Friends
Kimetsu no Yaiba
Maou-jou de Oyasumi
Shimanami Tasogare
Yuuyake Rocket Pencil
Akebi-chan’s Sailor Uniform
Yurucamp △

Unique Weird manga:

Chimoguri Ringo to Kingyobachi Otoko
The End of Goldfish Kingdom
Jigokuren – Love in Hell
Dowman Sayman – Nickelodeon
Dowman Sayman – The Voynich Hotel
Dowman Sayman – Oddman 11
Keijo!!!!!!!!
Dr. Hitomi’s Infirmary
Hinamatsuri
Watarai Keiji – Boku ni Koisuru Mechanical
Dungeon Meshi
INERTIA 67%
Hoshi no Ponko to Toufuya Reiko
Spirit Circle
Watashiya Kaworu – Joou-sama no Eshi
Tsugumomo
Watashiya Kaworu – Kodomo no Jikan
Katsuwo – Mitsuboshi Colors
Criminale!
Birdmen
Honto no Kanojo
Himitsu no Akuma-chan
Sora ga Haiiro Dakara
Neko Musume Michikusa Nikki
Bakuon!!
High Score Girl
Takuan and Batsu’s Daily Demon Diary
Akasaka Aka – Kaguya Wants to be Confessed To
Golden Kamuy
Wizard’s Soul ~Holy War of Love~
Denki-gai no Honya-san
Akasaka Aka – ib – instant bullet –
Chio-chan no Tsuugakuro
Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou (YKK)
Is My Hobby Weird?
Yuusha ga Shinda!
A Room For Two
Watarai Keiji – O/A
Ookami Shounen wa Kyou mo Uso o Kasaneru
Tsurezure Children
Grand Blue
Danberu nan kiro moteru?
Blue Friend (2nd Season)
Sesuji wo Pin! to
Gakkou Gurashi!
Unsounded
4 Cut Hero
Murenase! Shiiton Gakuen
Daidai wa, Hantoumei ni Nidone Suru
Nanashi no Asterism
Komi-san wa Komyushou Desu.
MURCIÉLAGO
Kemono Friends
Yuzumori-san
Kimetsu no Yaiba
Maou-jou de Oyasumi
Shimanami Tasogare
March comes in like a lion
Yuuyake Rocket Pencil
Kine-san no 1-ri de Cinema
To You, The Immortal
BEASTARS
IT HURTS!!
Zannen Onna-Kanbu Black General-san
Akebi-chan’s Sailor Uniform
Yurucamp △
Witch Hat Atelier

Everything I’ve reviewed:

Katsuwo – Hitoribocchi no OO SeikatsuAddendum
Chimoguri Ringo to Kingyobachi Otoko
Helck
Anko-san of the Deep Sea Fish
citrus
The End of Goldfish Kingdom
Jigokuren – Love in Hell
Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
Amagakure Gido – Amaama to Inazuma
Dowman Sayman – Nickelodeon
Dowman Sayman – The Voynich Hotel
Dowman Sayman – Oddman 11
* Miman Renai
Youkai Shoujo – Monsuga
World Trigger
Amagakure Gido – I’ll Send Her Home on the Last Train
Amari Mawari
Alyosha!
Keijo!!!!!!!!
Teppu
Sasameki Koto
Dr. Hitomi’s Infirmary
Jyoshikausei (Joshi Kausei)
Hinamatsuri
Sekine-kun no Koi
Taiyou no Ie
Watarai Keiji – Boku ni Koisuru Mechanical
1/11
Dungeon Meshi
INERTIA 67%
Touhou Suzunaan ~ Forbidden Scrollery.
Touhou Sangetsusei – Three Fairies
Touhou Ibarakasen ~ Wild and Horned Hermit.
Shinryaku! Ika Musume
Hoshi no Ponko to Toufuya Reiko
Spirit Circle
Sen to Man
Watashiya Kaworu – Joou-sama no Eshi
Tsugumomo
Watashiya Kaworu – Kodomo no Jikan
Katsuwo – Mitsuboshi Colors
Criminale!
Birdmen
Honto no Kanojo
Himitsu no Akuma-chan
Sora ga Haiiro Dakara
Neko Musume Michikusa Nikki
Bakuon!!
Kamisama ga Uso o Tsuku.
High Score Girl
Takuan and Batsu’s Daily Demon Diary
Akasaka Aka – Kaguya Wants to be Confessed To
Golden Kamuy
Wizard’s Soul ~Holy War of Love~
Denki-gai no Honya-san
Akasaka Aka – ib – instant bullet –
Chio-chan no Tsuugakuro
Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou (YKK)
Out of the Blue! / i love you yori aisiteru
Is My Hobby Weird?
Yuusha ga Shinda!
A Room For Two
Watarai Keiji – O/A
Ookami Shounen wa Kyou mo Uso o Kasaneru
Tsurezure Children
Grand Blue
Danberu nan kiro moteru?
Blue Friend (2nd Season)
Sesuji wo Pin! to
Gakkou Gurashi!
Unsounded
4 Cut Hero
Murenase! Shiiton Gakuen
Daidai wa, Hantoumei ni Nidone Suru
Nanashi no Asterism
Komi-san wa Komyushou Desu.
MURCIÉLAGO
Kemono Friends
Yuzumori-san
Kimetsu no Yaiba
Maou-jou de Oyasumi
Shimanami Tasogare
March comes in like a lion
Yuuyake Rocket Pencil
Kine-san no 1-ri de Cinema
To You, The Immortal
BEASTARS
IT HURTS!!
Zannen Onna-Kanbu Black General-san
Akebi-chan’s Sailor Uniform
Yurucamp △
Witch Hat Atelier

 

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11 thoughts on “Directory

    • Not sure if you’ll ever read this BUT: I read Cirque Arachne. It’s definitely something of the size I’d review, but unfortunately I didn’t really like it.

      To explain: I felt like what development was there was too fast and what subtle things aside from the present goings-on (that is to say, matters of the past) were TOO subtle. I could somewhat tell what happened with Lotte and Teti’s past was obvious, but since Lotte is the real focal point of the series and her troubles with her past are a big concern, that I couldn’t completely get what actually happened meant I couldn’t completely get what her problem was. I ultimately did not feel a connection to the story, and thus I didn’t feel satisfied when, let’s say, the deal was sealed between the two main characters.

      I feel like I may have liked it more had the series been longer, and thus had more time to make me believe an attraction was fostered. It doesn’t need to be long to hook you, however I think this series might’ve used it well. If not that, well, we don’t really see the two of them performing together, we don’t get too much of why they might like one another, and then they’re together. I think it’s a definite missed opportunity to not have them perform together at all, we only see glimpses of their practice. Given ultimately they’re all about how when they work together it’s wonderful, not seeing them work together is a big no-no in my book. The basic “show don’t tell”.

      And for a personal thing, I am really not into circuses. I don’t know if that was a bias that had me against Cirque Arachne but yeah, I am against circuses. Probably would’ve been more interested with more setup, since I could’ve seen what the main characters REALLY like about their craft.

      I’ll probably still look into the author, Saida Nika, though. No reason to disavow simply because I wasn’t really a fan of one work.

  1. NrgSpoon says:

    I’d love to hear if you have any words on any of Mizukami Satoshi’s works. Particularly since they all seem to be wrapping up soon.

    • He’s good and unique.

      Maybe one day I’ll review something of his, but the only thing I’ve read from him so far has been Biscuit Hammer. I’ll need to read his other two prominent series eventually before I talk about him, or if I review Biscuit Hammer I’ll need to prepare for it over time since it’s a bit lengthier than most of the things I review/it’s been a while since I read it the first time.

  2. nakano_j says:

    Dunno if this is the appropriate place to ask but do you know of any other bloggers who does manga reviews? I enjoy reading your blog + I think it’s a fantastic place to get recs (I go to your blog whenever I wanna read something new), so I’m just wondering if there’s more writers like you.

    Btw you should read Konobi if you haven’t already, it seems like you’d enjoy it.

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