Friday, August 31, 2012


"Rabbit Doubt" is a game with a group of rabbits, in which one rabbit is actually a wolf in disguise. Each night, the wolf will kill one rabbit. To end it, the rabbits vote for whom they believe is the wolf and execute the wolf by hanging it. However, if they vote for the wrong rabbit, then that is the end for them all....

A group of teenagers who play this game one day decide to meet each other in the outside world. The day they spend together is full of joy, fun and happiness.

But what happens when they awaken in an abandoned building, only to find that one of them has been killed and hung? The group finds themselves playing a real game of "Rabbit Doubt" as each person is killed one-by-one.

Can they find out who is the wolf in time?

Recommended audience: 16+

Author and Artist: Yoshiki Tonogai
Year Published: 2007
Volumes: 4 - completed

Monday, February 20, 2012

Star Children

I like looking for new manga to read, but I never thought I'd end up reading one about a space academy. Star Children follows the story of Yuuto, a boy aspiring to be an astronaut with Sirius--a division that practices deep space exploration. The manga starts off with young Yuuto expressing his passion for space exploration. His father works at a space station and the person he's always looked up to is a Sirius astronaut. He wants to become an astronaut, but he's afraid his parents would disapprove of his decision. The first chapter is mostly of Yuuto contemplating whether he should study to become as astronaut or not and the end of the chapter was... you'll have to read it.

The story in the first few chapters felt slow, but it becomes more interesting and reads faster closer to chapter 5 when more main characters are introduced. I've never read a manga about a space academy (or at least I can't recall ever reading one), so I don't know what to expect. I like the surprises that the manga brought so far, and I'm looking forward to read and see what challenges lie ahead for the main characters. What I like most about Star Children are the the characters: they each have an interesting personality and their emotions and expressions are played well.

Recommended audience: All ages <--yeah, you read that right

Author and Artist: Kida Masashi
Release year: 2011
Scanlators: Pinoymanga Scans

I haven't mentioned or linked the scanlators who translated the manga into English so far. I'll start doing that now.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Eden no Ori

Eden no OriIf you've ever read Lord of the Flies by William Golding, you may enjoy reading Eden no Ori. Also known as Cage of Eden, the manga has a storyline and characters roles similar to Lord of the Flies. The differences between the two are that the manga, being a manga, provides fanservice with its many high school female and male characters and sets the danger to the island to an all time high with deadly prehistoric lifeforms.

What I like most about Eden no Ori are the many mysteries that come with the island. Why are there prehistoric lifeforms? Did the characters travel back in time? If so, how and why did it happen? If they didn't travel back in time, was the island always there? Is it natural or was it man-made? Which characters will survive on the island and what role will they play later in the story?

I have plenty more questions regarding to the manga but they will have to wait until the scanlators or Kodansha USA finish with it.

Recommended audience: Teens

Author and Artist: Yamada Yoshinobu
Release year: 2008
Volumes: 13+ ongoing
Licensed by Kodansha USA
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