Fruits Basket Complete Collection – This Sweet Lovin’ Life

Title: Fruits Basket Rating: PG Anyone who has exchanged more than half a dozen words with me a convention can’t fail to be aware the I think Fruits Basket is da bomb. There may be a certain nostalgia element to that – it was the first manga I bought, and it was a constant presence … Continue reading

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London Expo and Happy Conniversary to Us!

Well, it’s only been three days and already London Expo seems many moons away, back in this world of normal people and 9 til 5. We had a wonderful time, and it was great to see all of you, especially as this Expo marked Manga Market’s one year Conniversary! Huzzah! Portal! I recently bought Portal … Continue reading

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Real Vampires Don’t Sparkle – Vampire Knight Part 1 Review

“Vampires are beasts in human form- they exist, you just don’t realise they’re there”-thank you, ‘Vampire Knight’ for making me paranoid…

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A Slice of Life.

…why is it that when we read a blurb and see the term “slice of life”, most of us cast the manga, or anime back to the shelf from whence it came? Surely they can provide as much, if not more, emotional attachment than a high paced fantasy-action shonen series could? Surely they have the power to be more romantic and emotional than any of the twists provided by mass marketed shoujo series?

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