Tag: kaoru mori

A Sneak Peek of The 2014 Manga Taisho Nominees

It’s another year for Manga Taisho (Manga Award) where some of manga’s most influential critics select a number of titles to choose the best of manga released last year. It’s been a yearly tradition of sorts for me to check this award out since I’m […]

History MMF: Manga and Memories

Whenever I submit proposals to my old university, professors will always ask me “Why historical manga?” The whole world believes that comics are just comics. They are a shallow form of entertainment that exists to amuse us and that in itself is not bad but […]

Peeking into 2013 Manga Taishou Nominees

I think I’m going to make a habit of this feature given this award has actually given me fruitful readings from last year. I personally have no regrets reading some of these titles and the likes of Aku no Hana (Flowers of Evil) and I […]

Anything and Something by Kaoru Mori looks awesome

Anything and Something by Kaoru Mori looks awesome

I… really just posted this for the cover. I am Mori shameless. I thought I’d place this in tumblr but you know what, the whole world should know that a special collection of shorts and illustrations written by Kaoru Mori was released last Feb. 15 […]

Spotlight: Kaoru Mori

Spotlight: Kaoru Mori

Whenever I think of maids in terms of manga, I first think of Kaoru Mori’s Emma. It is unavoidable to associate Kaoru Mori with the maid fetish. Shirley and Emma were created at a time when maid cafes were emerging in Japan. Her popularity was […]

Sneak Peek at 2011 Manga Taishou List

Sneak Peek at 2011 Manga Taishou List

It’s Manga Taishou season again and I haven’t even started reading Therma Romae (once… I find my copy somewhere). Out of all the award ceremonies, I tend to enjoy the selection in Manga Taishou because these manga do not disappoint at all. Some awards tend […]

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 […]