Mini Reviews: Case Study of Vanitas Vol. 1 & Bride of the Water God Vol. 2

The Case Study of Vanitas is a steampunk vampire manga set in Paris. The plot revolves around a magical book that can change the essence of a vampire, cursing them to become a monster, or curing them and making them whole again. The protagonist is a vampire named Noe who encounters Vanitas, a self-proclaimed vampire doctorRead 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