Manga Mini Review

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 1 – Hirohiko Araki:

Young Jonathan Joestar’s life is forever changed when he meets his new adopted brother, Dio. For some reason, Dio has a smoldering grudge against him and derives pleasure from seeing him suffer. But every man has his limits, as Dio finds out. This is the beginning of a long and hateful relationship!

I enjoyed this Jojo’s bizarre Adventure, it is a little dark in parts and some bits were a bit difficult to get through but I would definitely read the second part.


Spirited Away Volume 1 – Hayao Miyazaki, Yuji Oniki & Cindy Davis Hewitt:

Ten-year-old Chihiro and her family are on their way to their new home. Dad takes a wrong turn, though, and they become lost in a forest. Eventually, they find their way to a strange abandoned amusement park. Chihiro wanders off. As night falls, Chihiro finds out she’s in a world of ghosts, demons, and strange gods. A mysterious boy, Haku, tells her that to survive Chihiro must find work. She must go down to the boiler room and seek out an old man named Kamaji…

I absolutely love Spirited Away I first watched the Anime years ago but when I saw that there was a manga of it I had to get it and it is perfect I love it and can’t wait to get my hands on the rest of the volumes!


The Alchemist who Survived Now Dreams of a Quiet Life Volume 1 – Usata Nonohara:

Two hundred years ago, the Kingdom of Endalgia was destroyed by the monsters of the Demon Forest. The sole survivor is an alchemist named Mariela who managed to escape through suspended animation. When she wakes up two centuries later, she learns that alchemists have gone extinct, and potions are now at a high premium. But what does the last alchemist standing want more than anything else? …A laid-back, quiet town life!

I didn’t know what to expect going into this manga but I really enjoyed it. There were some bits that I was a bit hesitant about because it touches on some sensative subjects but I can see that the main character Mariela has only good intentions.


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