Volume 5 of Natsume's Book of Friends gives us a wide variety of characters and stories and really does look at the influence of the past on the present. We also meet Taki in a double chapter story that is as superb to read as it was to watch. It feels like a lot of … Continue reading Natsume’s Book of Friends Volume 5 Manga Review: Friends Past and Present
Natsume Volume 4 takes a slightly different turn. In this volume we get three chapters and then three short stories. Admittedly, one of those short stories is featuring the Little Fox so I was super happy to read it but it was an interesting change where the first three volumes had four chapters fairly consistently. … Continue reading Natsume’s Book of Friends Volume 4 Manga Review: The Pain of Farewell
The bliss of reading Natsume continues in volume 3. While I'm still encountering stories that I'm familiar with from the anime, seeing them play out in this slightly different form remains a really fantastic experience. If I was looking for an overall idea in this volume it would be one of meetings and partings. A … Continue reading Natsume’s Book of Friends Volume 3 Manga Review: New Friends and Foes
Natsume's magical journey continues in this second volume of the manga. This time around we have new characters, new friends and new partings. All of it feeds into the overall feeling that is Natsume's Book of Friends which is one of pure bliss and reading this volume was a fantastic experience. Like volume 1, we … Continue reading Natsume’s Book of Friends Volume 2 Manga Review: Expanding The World
It isn't news to anyone who regularly reads my blog that I am seriously in love with Natsume Yuujinchou as an anime. It is my go to binge watch when I'm needing just some calm bliss in my life and I've come to love each and every moment of the emotional journey Natsume takes the … Continue reading Natsume’s Book of Friends Volume 1 Manga Review: Magical
Bell's ascension to level two is big news. Now the anime did touch on this, but the reactions of other characters was not as pronounced and the whole levelling up thing didn't seem quite the big deal other than just another step on the road. The book spends a lot of time on Bell meeting with people who are reacting to the news and you really see the impact the news has on the town of Orario. This helps really flesh out the world this character is in and makes things seem just a little bit more authentic.
The thrilling conclusion of the Ewan's story is here. Some spoilers in the review below. Volume 1 Review Volume 2 Review Volume 3 Review Review: This conclusion gave me everything I needed from this series even if I do think it was a little drawn out. The final escape from the Labyrinth happened fairly quickly … Continue reading The Seven Princes of the Thousand Year Labyrinth Vol 4 Manga Review