One Shot Spotlight: Hello Baby

Morita’s no-holds-barred writing and Obata’s realistic artwork offer a pretty bleak look into the oft-romanticized yakuza lifestyle. Sure, things might look good from the top of the pyramid, but for the little guys at the bottom, life is hell.

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The Many Adventures of Space Pirate Captain Harlock

Captain Harlock, with his disheveled hair and scarred face, serves well as the series’ intrepid protagonist. Unlike the other complacent Earthlings, Leiji Matsumoto’s iconic character chooses to carve out his own destiny rather than follow Earth’s totalitarian leaders, human or otherwise.

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Grazie mille, Natsume Ono

Like a warm breeze on a spring day, Natsume Ono’s manga breathes fresh life into a medium overrun by saccharine plots and hyperbolic characters.

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Hot Gimmick is a Hot Mess

Convoluted romances and dangerous relationships can be entertaining—when handled well. But Hot Gimmick left much to be desired.

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Reading Blush-DC for the Plot [NSFW]

Reading Blush-DC is like watching a train wreck: you just can’t look away. If you’ve got a hankering for some good ‘ole schadenfreude, then this is the manga for you.

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My Manga Wishlist: Kyou no Kira-kun

At face value, Kyou no Kira-kun looks like just another shoujo manga, with staples like the unpopular girl, a charismatic boy, a cute animal sidekick, and endless high school drama. But this manga’s charm lies in how it handles all these cliches.

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