Bento Bako Weekly: Happy Marriage?! vols 3-4

Title: Happy Marriage?! Author: Maki Enjoji Publisher: Viz Media (Shojo Beat) Volumes: Volumes 3-4 (of 10), $9.99 each Vintage: 2009 by Shogakukan, December 2013 and February 2014 by Viz Genre: Romance [Volumes 1-2 review.] The...
by Kristin
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Bento Bako Weekly: House of Five Leaves vol. 2

Title: House of Five Leaves Author: Natsume Ono Publisher: Viz Media (SIG IKKI) Volume: Volume 2 (of 8), $12.99 Vintage: 2007 by Shogakukan in Japan, December 21, 2010 from Viz Media Genre: Period drama, slice of life For my re...
by Kristin
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Bento Bako Bonus: Black Bird 7 & Grand Guignol 2

It’s a Shojo Beat double feature today. Join me for a review of the bodice ripper, supernatural romance Black Bird, and the gothic, zombie-esque Grand Guignol Orchestra. Title: Black Bird Author: Kanoko Sakurakoji Publish...
by Kristin
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Bento Bako Bonus: Intriguing Secrets & A Place in the Sun

It’s a yaoi double feature today, with two titles from Digital Manga Publishing. Both of these books feature sweet stories of a warm and fuzzy nature, and are a pleasant, relaxing read. They both have a young adult rating...
by Kristin
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Bento Bako Weekly: Genkaku Picasso vol 2

Title: Genkaku Picasso Author: Usamaru Furuya Publisher: Viz Media (Shonen Jump) Volume: Volume 2 (of 3), $9.99 Vintage: 2008 by Shueisha in Japan, February 2011 by Viz Media Genre: Drama, psychological, art [Volume 1 review he...
by Kristin
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Bento Bako Bonus: Jiu Jiu volume 2

Title: Jiu Jiu Author: Touya Tobina Publisher: Viz Media (Shojo Beat) Volume: Volume 2 (ongoing), $9.99 Vintage: 2010 by Hakusensha, October 2012 by Viz Media Genre: Supernatural, comedy [Volume 1 review.] Takamichi is still hu...
by Kristin
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Bento Bako Weekly: Gente 1 and House of Five Leaves 1

In my attempt to clear out some backlogged manga, we’ll be looking at two new Natsume Ono books from Viz Media today – the mysterious outlaws in House of Five Leaves, and the handsome waiters of Gente, sequel to Ris...
by Kristin
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Bento Bako Weekly: Celebrating Viz Signature (MMF)

This April, the manga blogging community is celebrating the Viz Media Viz Signature (and Sig IKKI) line. The Viz Signature line (formerly the Editor’s Choice line) features a not insignificant amount of fantastic titles, ...
by Kristin
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Bento Bako Weekly: Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee vol. 3

Title: Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee Author: Hiroyuki Asada Publisher: Viz Media (Shonen Jump) Volume: Volume 3 (ongoing), $9.99 Vintage: 2008 by Shueisha in Japan, September 2010 by Viz Media Genre: Fantasy, drama, action, supernat...
by Kristin
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Bento Bako Weekly: Gangsta volume 1

Title: Gangsta Author: Kohske Publisher: Viz Media (Viz Signature) Volume: Volume 1 (ongoing), $12.99 Vintage: 2011 by Shinchosha Publishing, February 2014 by Viz Genre: Action When you’ve got a problem that can’t b...
by Kristin
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The Comics Console: Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Roster Breakdown

Arguably the most demanded superhero video game ever is finally hitting shelves next week! Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is widely considered one of — if not the — greatest fighting games of all time. Next week we’ll se...
by andrewhurst
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Bento Bako Lite: E-Robot

E-Robot Publisher: Viz Media Serialized in: Shonen Jump Story and Art: Ryohei Yamamoto If I could give one manga a catch phrase to slap on the back of printed editions that I think would sell like hot cakes in English, it woul...
by Drew
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