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Those Nakamura Eyes

Those Nakamura Eyes

I have been terribly busy as of late due to school concerns but there’s this one mangaka that sets me at ease whenever I read her mangas. I love looking people’s eyes but I never really paid attention to them in manga. To me, most […]

The Odds and Ends with Emma

The Odds and Ends with Emma

Warning: This article is a reflection after having read the entire series. A lot of spoilers are mentioned. This review is also a part of the Manga Moveable Feast hosted by Matt Blind. See the other reviews and hopefully you’ll be encouraged to read Emma […]

The Tezuka Vertical Covers

The Tezuka Vertical Covers

I have something to confess. I rarely buy English mangas. Don’t be hatin’. I have my reasons. I rarely buy English mangas because they’re expensive in the Philippines. What would cost $8 in the U.S. might cost $15 in our bookstores. If I order Japanese […]

#14 – Historie by Iwaaki Hitoshi

#14 – Historie by Iwaaki Hitoshi

Historie by Iwaaki Hitoshi Serialized in Afternoon Published by Kodansha Life has its strange ways of twisting fate. It can take you to the deepest trench of fandom only to fish you out and show you something your heart has always longed for. In this […]

Distracted by Urasawa’s Billy Bat

I can’t get it out of my system. I’m compelled to spazz. Three weeks ago,  Morning announced that they’ll be bringing a set of new titles for magazine, the first of which was a story named Billy Bat written by Naoki Urasawa. The story, as […]

Walking the thin line between humor and oppression: Axis Powers Hetalia

Walking the thin line between humor and oppression: Axis Powers Hetalia

I got another chance to write again for the national broadsheet, The Manila Bulletin. This time though, I took a chance to sit through my thoughts about one of my favorite web comics to date, Hidekaz’ Himaruya’s Axis Powers Hetalia. Walking the thin line between […]

Facing the bakemonos of manga

Facing the bakemonos of manga

A friend of mine recently asked me to write something about manga for a national broadsheet, the Manila Bulletin. Instead of shocking kids with my rabid fujoshi fangirlings, I decided to take the safe route and explored the different aspects of monsters seen in manga. […]

#13 – Kinou Nani Tabeta? by Yoshinaga Fumi

きのうなに食べた?Kinou Nani Tabeta? (What did you eat yesterday) by Yoshinaga Fumi Serialized in Morning Published by Kodansha. What did you eat for dinner last night? Fish and chips? Chinese takeout? Pot Roast? How about a grilled fish, marinated in soy and miso, but not too […]