“The Ancient Magus’ Bride, Vol. 1” by Kore Yamazaki

Chise Hatori had a troubled childhood. She grew up orphaned, being passed from person to person, unloved and unwanted. She felt even further alienated from those around her because unlike most people, she can see the spirits and magical creatures that exist all around us, invisible. When The Ancient Magus’ Bride begins, Chise is a teenager andRead more

“Black Butler Vol. 2” by Yana Toboso

Next up on my queue of vacation reading–Black Butler! As I mentioned when I reviewed the first volume, Black Butler is one of my all-time favorite anime series, and I’m now reading the manga that it was based on. Black Butler is set in an alternate version of Victorian England. Ciel Phantomhive, the protagonist, isRead more

“Black Butler Vol. 1” by Yana Toboso

Black Butler by Yana Toboso is an alternate history fantasy manga set in Victorian England.  The orphaned Ciel Phantomhive is the heir to the Funton Toy empire.  He is attended by a butler named Sebastian with seemingly supernatural abilities to run the household, make delicious desserts, and kick bad guy butt–all before dinnertime. For those ofRead more