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Garrison Girl Review
Book Review

Garrison Girl Review

Garrison Girl Review
Garrison Girl is yet another entry in this huge franchise that deserves to be in any fan’s collection. Garrison Girl is everything I find fascinating about Attack on Titan in one gripping instalment.
• 6th August 2018
My Boy Volume 2  Review
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My Boy Volume 2  Review

My Boy Volume 2  Review
Hitomi Takano continues to weave a compelling but disturbing narrative about an older woman's friendship with a boy in the second volume of the ongoing series My Boy.
• 28th July 2018
Hanamonogatari Review
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Hanamonogatari Review

Hanamonogatari Review
Hanamonogatari was a huge disappointment coming off the back of some incredible stories in this franchise. Kanbaru fans will likely get a lot more out of this book than I did, but otherwise there isn't a great deal to like here.
• 27th July 2018
Kabukimonogatari Review
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Kabukimonogatari Review

Kabukimonogatari Review
Overall Kabukimonogatari was a real delight. While the series continues to be consistently interesting from volume to volume, this one tries to do something a little bit different and that works well for it.
• 19th June 2018
The Dark Maidens Review
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The Dark Maidens Review

The Dark Maidens Review
Hardened mystery fans like myself might see through The Dark Maidens' tricks too quickly but there’s something to be said for the fact the story does draw you in. If you don’t cotton on to its endgame then there’s definitely a compelling story of betrayal and mystery here for fans of the genre.
• 30th May 2018
Perfect Blue: Complete Metamorphosis Review
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Perfect Blue: Complete Metamorphosis Review

Perfect Blue: Complete Metamorphosis Review
Perfect Blue the book is not as psychologically or emotionally deep as its movie adaptation, but it’s interesting to discover where the original spark for the Satoshi Kon film came from. It’s rare to see original Japanese literature make its way over here, so pick up a copy if it piques your curiosity.
• 25th March 2018
Nekomonogatari (White) Review
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Nekomonogatari (White) Review

Nekomonogatari (White) Review
Overall Nekomonogatari (White) successfully offers a change of pace in a well-loved franchise by changing perspective from our resident fool Araragi to the class president Hanekawa! When she meets a mysterious tiger, we just know we're in for trouble, but will our hero be able to deal with this bigger feline menace?
• 5th March 2018
Nekomonogatari (Black) Review
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Nekomonogatari (Black) Review

Nekomonogatari (Black) Review
Nekomonogatari (Black) rekindled my love for the Monogatari franchise and highlights just how big an impact translation can have on light novels. This latest entry in a much loved series comes highly recommended from me.
• 11th January 2018
Anime Supremacy! Review
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Anime Supremacy! Review

Anime Supremacy! Review
Anime Supremacy! is well written, informative and charming - this is one of the best industry-focused novels to leave Japan in recent years. Without a doubt if you’re someone who cares about the workings of the anime industry then this book belongs in your collection.
• 12th October 2017
Nisemonogatari Parts 1-2 Review
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Nisemonogatari Parts 1-2 Review

Nisemonogatari Parts 1-2 Review
Ultimately the existence of Nisemonogatari in English translation is bittersweet. The arc works well as an end to everything that has come so far but what should have been a high point for the series is brought down by a change in translator.
• 24th September 2017