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The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past comic a triumph

Introduction The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is one of my favourite games of all time. But I don’t remember if I’d read the comic as it was serialized in Nintendo Power when I was a kid … Continue reading

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Azumanga Daioh’s main character, story despite form

  Upfront I have to admit this about Azumanga Daioh: I don’t really remember how the anime ends. Not exactly, anyway. So comparisons of the manga and the anime are going to be general when I make them and sparse … Continue reading

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Azumanga Daioh‘s third volume reveals an arc-less work

  Volume three of Azumanga Daioh carries on in much the same way as volume two. Though, where that volume’s go-to joke involved Yomi and her dieting, volume three leans much more heavily on the reluctant and lazy English teacher … Continue reading

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A blog entry about nothing — until the end

  In my last entry on Azumanga Daioh I just jumped right into a really brief look at whether or not it holds up after nearly 15 years. But I didn’t really explain why I’m reading it now. The broad … Continue reading

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Does Azumanga Daioh hold up?

  Azumanga Daioh‘s so much older than I remember it being. The year on my edition of the first volume is 2000. An omnibus has since been released, but 2000 – that’s 14 years ago! But what is Azumanga Daioh? It’s … Continue reading

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The Rose of Versailles ends, but leads me back into itself

  The Rose of Versailles comes to a surprising conclusion. It doesn’t veer from history, nor does Ikeda add some sort of bizarre commentary to the the series’ end. The end is surprising simply because of how powerful it is. Serious … Continue reading

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The Rose of Versailles shifts narrative gears

  In its ninth volume The Rose of Versailles becomes a different series. Within the first thirty pages its former protagonist, Oscar de Jarjayes, is killed during the siege of the Bastille. Her importance is certainly underlined by her death’s spanning … Continue reading

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