New Series

Yuki Urushibara. The mangaka who created the award-winning Mushishi manga has a new series that’s being translated into English. I snapped up the first volume as soon as I learned about it. When a Cat Faces West is different in that it’s a contemporary, but it’s got some of the same flavor as Mushishi because the main characters deal with paranormal phenomenon caused by something called Flow.

I was excited, and I thought you might like to know, too. I just put Volume 2 on pre-order! ::twinkle::

Mail Order Manga: Frau Faust

This last week, the final episode of the anime for The Ancient Magus’s Bride was simulcast (wrapping up at 24 episodes, plus a movie). I’ve been rereading the manga (before reading the latest US release, Volume 8), and I *may* incubating a plot!biddie for a fanfic. All of which means that Kore Yamazaki captured both my heart and my imagination. So when I found out that the mangaka has another series underway … I immediately sent for it!

Frau Faust

I haven’t read it yet (saving it as a treat for hitting my writing goals), so no spoilers, please! ::twinkle::

The Ancient Magus’ Bride 6


The latest volume of The Ancient Magus’ Bride by Kore Yamazaki arrived with a bonus. The special booklet contains a sweet little side story. This series continues to enthrall me with its art and storytelling. On a related note, the first episode of an anime is currently available on Crunchyroll. I indulged my curiosity and was mildly surprised that Continue reading

Mail Order Manga: Jun Mochizuki

Last night, I finished the 24th (“final”) volume of Pandora Hearts, so I’m a little on the emotionally wrung out side. Amazing story. Intriguing twists. Endearing characters. I’m quite attached … so I was happy to discover that there’s a final-final volume I need to nab (Vol. 24+1) and what looks like a prequel (Pandora Hearts: Caucus Race) and three official guides that promise more art and side stories. I really must complete my collection.

On a related note, I have the first volume in Jun Mochizuki’s next series on pre-order. Volume 1 of A Case Study of Vanitas is due to release in English on December 5, 2016. I’m in!

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Mail Order Manga: Behind the Scenes 02


The second volume of Bisco Hatori’s Behind the Scenes came out over the summer, giving readers the opportunity to get to know more about the cast. The story is set on a college campus with four different film clubs. Ranmaru, the timid main character, joins the Visual Arts Club, which specializes in props, costumes, make-up, special effects, and all the other things that need to happen behind the scenes. Continue reading