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Review: Arata: The Legend, Vols. 1-2


Here in the United States, Yuu Watase’s name is practically synonymous with magical-girl manga, thanks to the enduring popularity of Alice 19th, Ceres: Celestial Legend, Fushigi Yugi, and Fushigi Yugi: Genbu Kaiden. Watase has written other kinds of stories — Imadoki! focuses on a high school gardening club, for example — but her primary audience has […]

A second look at ChocoMimi

One of the trickiest aspects of reviewing comics for kids is knowing which titles they’ll actually like, as opposed to which titles well-meaning adults (like me!) think they ought to like. Case in point: in August 2009, I reviewed the first volume of ChocoMimi, a title I disliked for its rather dim, materialistic heroines. When […]