Review: Koikimo (ANN)

Koikimo (TV Series 2021– ) - IMDb

I’m not saying that there is a problem with watching the show and liking it. I think there is a difference between liking a show and condoning what it represents: you can like something and still have your own, informed opinion. At the end of the day, this just wasn’t a series for me, and my opinion certainly isn’t the end all be all: media is subjective, problematic faves exist, and if this is yours, it’s neither my place nor my intent to judge you for it.

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Advanced Review: Life of Melody by Mari Costa (Seven Seas + Hiveworks)

Life of Melody

What’s The Story?
When Razzmatazz, a snazzy fairy godfather, and Bon, a burly beast-man, find a human child in the woods, they decide to co-parent the mortal babe… at least for now. What they don’t expect is love: love for their brand-new human charge, love for caretaking, and a blooming love between them both. Will this fantastical found family become a true family, or will love fail to come full circle?

Reviewer’s Note: I received a review copy of Life of Melody as part of my work for ANN. However, as Life of Melody is an OEL/American graphic novel, I was unable to publish the review there. However, I was given permission to publish my review elsewhere, so it’s found a home on my blog. All reviews are spoiler-free and image-free. Opinions are my own.


Life of Melody is a full-color, LGBTQ+/queer graphic novel published, initially, as a webcomic via Hiveworks and now, as part of the Seven Seas + Hiveworks lineup.

The story centers around odd couple Razzmatazz (i.e. Raj) and Bon (i.e. Lancelot) as they raise a little human foundling in a town full of magic, trees, and a very pretty lake. We follow their adventures with their found daughter Melody across the years, witnessing the growth of their partnership from barely cohabitating to something more.

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Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro! – Episode 1 — Anime Feminist

Do I like Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro? No. Do I hate Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro? No. Do I secretly probably like Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro? Well… I don’t like to be called out like this.

Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro! – Episode 1 — Anime Feminist

REVIEW: ‘Strawberry Fields Once Again,’ Volume 1 — But Why Tho? A Geek Community

Strawberry Fields Once Again Volume 1 follows Akira and Pure, two girls who couldn’t be more different, especially since one claims to be from the future!

REVIEW: ‘Strawberry Fields Once Again,’ Volume 1 — But Why Tho? A Geek Community

REVIEW: ‘Sachi’s Monstrous Appetite,’ Volume 1 — But Why Tho? A Geek Community

Sachi’s Monstrous Appetite Volume 1 has human boy meet monster girl in a cute, food-ladden series filled with lots of monsters and possible, a bit of love.

REVIEW: ‘Sachi’s Monstrous Appetite,’ Volume 1 — But Why Tho? A Geek Community

25 Days of Manga, Day 11 of 25 – How Do We Relationship? Vol. 1 (Review)

Day 11 of 25 Days of Manga takes me to the local library and lets me pick up a title I’ve been aching to read: How Do We Relationship? Vol. 1, a manga series with an excellent title and an even more superb inaugural volume.

Bingo Card: Read A Shounen Manga

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25 Days of Manga, Day 10 of 25 – Éclair Orange (Review)

Day 10 of 25 Days of Manga focuses on a brand new Yuri anthology: Éclair Orange, the fifth installemnt of Eclair and a collection of stories focused on young love and girls being pals with gals!

Bingo Card: Mistletoe Worthy First Kiss(es)

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25 Days of Manga, Day 9 of 25 – Maison Ikkoku Collector’s Edition Vol. 1 (Review)

Day 9 of 25 Days of Manga is a Rumiko Takahashi classic: Viz Media’s Maison Ikkoku Collector’s Edition Vol. 1, a playful, late ’80s manga about a bunch of eccentrics, a ronin college student, and a beautiful new residential manager.

Bingo Card: Christmas Tree

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