Revolutionary Girl Utena

By Chiho Saito There is something both epically heroic and tragically Shakespearian about this series. A valorous knight fighting to save a trapped princess is a tale as old as time, and modernizations of such a familiar plot are abundant, especially as romances. Utena is one such series. It features a helpless princess trapped in poor circumstances and kept under guard by a band of … Continue reading Revolutionary Girl Utena

Genres

Literature from a foreign country will have new themes, different syntaxes, new ways of viewing both literature and the world, and therefore will also have different classification systems for their literature. English literature uses the following genres: fiction, comedy, drama, horror, tragedy, non fiction, sci fi, fantasy, romance, crime, historical, thriller, adventure, erotic, and suspense. There are many others as well as subdivisions; however, these … Continue reading Genres

Magical Girl of The End

By Sato Kentaro A high action, intensely plot driven zombie-apocalypse style manga that uses its genres for good. “Ecchi Horror Romance” is usually a sign of – what can most kindly be called – low brow gore porn; however, this series takes those assumptions and runs with them, all the way out of the park and into reality. The first chapter is rife with typical … Continue reading Magical Girl of The End

Mob Psycho 100

By ONE ONE, author of One Punch Man and Old Man of the Underworld, continues their writing career with another fantastic slice-of-life series: Mob Psycho 100. Much like their previous work, reality is minimized, injected with fantasy, and given a heavy dose of bittersweet acceptance. There is a melancholy feeling associated with ONE’s work that has much to do with their choice of protagonists and … Continue reading Mob Psycho 100