Thursday, June 24, 2010

White Noise

White NoiseWhite Noise is a dashing and funny story about the love in friendship. The story introduces Riona, a girl who doesn't like to speak because of her voice and spends her time listening to white noise rather than music. On her first day of high school, she meets two outgoing classmates named Jun and Shichi. She soon finds herself enjoying high school with the two friends and realizes the beauty of friendship.

Recommended audience: All ages

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Better Boyfriend

Better BoyfriendI've always wanted to read a comic about a girl who turns into a boy and a boy who turns into a girl and they both would have never got to know each other if they weren't in the same situation.

Better Boyfriend adds to that scenario with a father who openly loves his daughter too much, a cheerful mother that caused her own daughter to turn into a boy, and an odd grandmother that turned her gang leader grandson into a girl. While the mother and grandmother try to figure out an antidote to the main characters' transformation, Jun and Yupi, the er... heroine and hero (?), have to deal with living as the opposite gender at their high school. As for why the title is what it is, read the comic to find out!

Recommended audience: Teens

Thursday, June 17, 2010


ButtersafeOne of the wittiest comic series I've ever encountered must be Buttersafe. The simple character designs add to the clever content. There's no storyline to the comic: it's butter safe.

The creators of Buttersafe comics are Alex Culang and Raynato Castro. The about page at the comic's website states that Alex usually updates on Thursdays and Raynato on Tuesdays. Arthur Culang is a part of Buttersafe comics and "generally keeps Buttersafe from imploding, exploding, or sidesploding."

Recommended audience: All audiences

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Kiben Gakuha, Yotsuya Senpai No Kaidan

Kiben Gakuha, Yotsuya Senpai No Kaidan"Sometimes, we find truth within a rumor." Kiben Gakuha, Yotsuya Senpai No Kaidan is series of mysteries that follows that phrase.

Written and drawn by Furudate Haruichi, the manga stars Makoto, a middle school girl, and Yotsuya, a weird middle school boy who doesn't look like an ordinary school boy and is obsessed with influencing people with scary stories. The story starts with Makoto and Yotsuya solving crimes and mysteries by spreading rumors, but they later find that some of the incidents they've encountered are connected to one mischievous character.

I find the art looks creepy yet fine. The art style works well during the eerie moments. I feel that the events are more interesting than the characters though, but I suppose the characters are what makes the events.

Artist & Author: Furudate Haruichi
Release year: 2010
Recommended audience: Teens

Monday, June 14, 2010

Suits in Suits

Suits in Suits is a set of comicstrips about the four suits of aces. Each ace has a hair style that follows the shape of their suit and they each wear suits! The comic was launched by the incredible Chancake on Smackjeeves late April 2009.

I really like how Chancake used a select few colours rather than making it black and white or colorful. It suits the style and the characters.

Recommended audience: Teens
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