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Monster, Volume 1: The Perfect Edition: Naoki Urasawa


With manga or comic books, I usually like to finish reading an entire series before I write a review; however, I needed to talk about Volume 1 of… 424 more words

Doodle 051 | Why We Learn and the Battle Against Ignorance

Naoki Urasawa’s Master Keaton aired back in 1998 to 1999 about insurance investigator Taichi Keaton who solves mystery cases, lectures part time for various colleges, studies archaeology, and most of all, aims to live as the “master of life.” 606 more words

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Review: Monster

Kenzou Tenma (Kiuchi Hidenobu) was a renowned, genius, neurologist and a rising star in the medical world until he disobeyed a direct order from Eisler Memorial Hospital’s chief director. 1,668 more words



Dear Readers

I will be working on an essay on Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood and the Fullmetal Alchemist manga. This essay will be on the various philosophical frameworks that exist within the FMA universe. 221 more words


The Illusion of Johan Liebert

I believe that Johan is a metaphor for pure evil, nihilism, and nothingness. I think the fact that the show makes it seem like Tenma imagined Johan’s revelation in the hospital alludes to the illusoriness of Johan. 256 more words



The anime adaptation of renowned mangaka Naoki Urasawa‘s arguably greatest work, it’s difficult to describe this series in a few words. On one level it is the best, the very best psychological/crime thriller in my collection; on another level it is a strikingly poignant story about humanity. 312 more words


Rumiko Takahashi, Naoki Urasawa, and More Draw One-Shots For Big Comic Spirits Magazine

This year’s ninth issue of Shogakukan’s Big Comic Spirits magazine has announced that it will celebrate its 35th anniversary by publishing one-shot manga from multiple authors. 45 more words