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Beyond Mere Entertainment

Advantages: gently thought provoking, yet affirming, entertainment
Disadvantages: I think the age recommendation is a bit off

I have to hold up my hand here and admit I have loved anime and manga now for well over 20 years. It's not something I am ashamed of by any means, but I think I should mention the fact in passing as it then follows that over the course of twenty odd years ...

Shroud 31.03.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Fruits Basket Vol. 1 - Natsuki Takaya

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don't get put off by the title!

Advantages: everything
Disadvantages: nothing!

i started reading this around two years ago when my friend recommended it to me and as soon as i started i couldn't put it down. i was so grasped by the book i forget everything that was happening around me and i remeber just how happy i was whilst i was ...

r_c12345 22.03.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Fruits Basket Vol. 1 - Natsuki Takaya

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Fruits basket is the best shojo out there!

Advantages: Easy and quick to read, fun, funny, engaging
Disadvantages: Very short, the anime doesn't follow, and there are lots of japanese references

This is my favorite manga! It has everything - drama, romance, comedy and tragedy. If you're looking for a shojo manga that is not too girly this is it. It follows Tohru Honda and the Sohma family. Tohru finds out that if you hug a member of the opposite ...

burntquesadillas 06.11.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Fruits Basket Vol. 1 - Natsuki Takaya

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Salva Veritate

Advantages: Clever and amusing with lovely art
Disadvantages: A rather random collection

The year is 50 B.C. and Gaul is now entirely occupied by the invincible and mighty Romans. Well, hold on a minute, not entirely. One small village of indomitable (and completely mad) Gauls still defiantly - even nonchalantly - holds out against the bemuse ...

Jake_Speed 25.10.2012 · Read full review
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Review of The Giant Asterix Omnibus - Goscinny

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DC comics. A very broad review.

Advantages: A whole universe of stories.
Disadvantages: Fairly expensive on a "pound per hours reading" level.

I have bought and read comics for many years now. My interest has always been in the more fantastical elements of the comics. Stories which couldn't happen in the real world, but still examine an aspect of humanity through a science-fiction lens. I have a ...

DocJEM 16.04.2004 · Read full review
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