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Manga Review: Kamisama Kiss Volume Twelve, Julietta Suzuki

In volume twelve of Kamisama Kiss, it quickly becomes clear that there is a major problem with the relationship between Kotaro and Himemiko. The catfish princess is attempting to protect Kotaro by keeping him ignorant of her real identity, which is never actually a very good idea. Meanwhile, Kotaro is a shy boy who has been bullied in the past and therefore has some severe trust issues. Continue reading

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Manga Review: Kuroshitsuji Volume Twelve, by Yana Toboso

Kuroshitsuji volume twelve opens up with a confrontation with the Aurora Society and the rather horrifying zombies they’ve created. Rian, the doctor involved in this project of “Absolute Salvation,” takes off running, leaving Sebastian and Ciel to deal with the zombie. Then Ronald Knox turns up and offers some quick advice on destroying the zombie (headshots, naturally). Knox then takes a look at the zombie’s Cinematic Record and is somewhat appalled to see that the corpse has already been reaped. Continue reading

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Manga Review: Chrono Crusade Volume Six, by Daisuke Moriyama

In volume six of Chrono Crusade, we get a lot of backstory as Rosette voyages through the dangerous environment that is Chrono’s mind. This is an especially dangerous procedure because of their contract. There is a very real danger that Chrono might accidentally eat her soul. (Rosette of course does not care. She just wants Chrono to wake up. If Rosette had any sense of self-preservation, this would be a much shorter manga.) Continue reading

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Manga Review: Kuroshitsuji Volume Eleven, by Yana Toboso

buy on AmazonAt the end of volume ten, the young doctor rushes back to the manor because of a hunch. His hunch proves to be correct, and Ciel and Sebastian are willing to reveal the real secrets of the case. (Or at least a good deal more of it than you would expect.) Sebastian also reveals his real form to the Doctor, which causes him such a fright that he is inspired to continue writing. (Sebastian is the scariest muse ever.) Continue reading

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Manga Review: Kamisama Kiss Volume Ten, Julietta Suzuki

Buy on AmazonIn Kamisama Kiss volume ten, Nanami helps Kurama solve the succession crisis brewing at Mount Kurama. Since Nanami cannot enter the male-only environment of Mount Kurama, she disguises herself as a boy tengu, while Kurama poses as a tochigami, thanks to Nanami’s “substitute tochigami” ofuda. (It is effective enough that Kurama is able to order Tomoe to act like a cat.) The plan is for Kurama and Tomoe to distract Jiro, while Nanami and Botanmaru go looking for Sojobo, Kurama’s father. Continue reading

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Manga Review: Kuroshitsuji Volume Ten, by Yana Toboso

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 Volume ten of Kuroshitsuji continues the murder mystery arc.

 After the latest corpse is examined, everyone once again rehashes what happened and provide or fail to provide alibis. The rehashing is interrupted by an unexpected visitor. He is a vicar named Jeremy and he is apparently acquainted with the Phantomhive family. Apparently, he was the person Sebastian was attempting to reach via messenger owl. (Insert Harry Potter joke here.) He is as first considered a possible suspect in the murder, but he is able to provide an alibi. Continue reading

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Manga Review: Kuroshitsuji Volume Nine, by Yana Toboso

In volume nine of Kuroshitsuji, Ciel is under a cloud due to the way he handled the circus case. (Dear Queen Victoria, you sent a kid being groomed into an utter monster by a demon on a mission so close to home it’s cohabitating at the rebuilt Phantomhive estate, what did you think was going to happen?) The queen’s two butlers, Charles Grey and Charles Phipps turn up to with a request to provide entertainment for a German VIP. Ciel is reluctant at first, but the queen’s butlers metaphorically twist his arm until he agrees. Continue reading

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