World Comic Book Review

A Deep Six’d Publication

19th May 2022

Trash Market (review)

Creator: Tadao Tsuke Drawn & Quarterly (2015) A market is a place where you can sell your goods. A market is also a place where you can buy stuff. This duality underlies a difference between passive and active roles, a duality which is never crystal clear: those who sell both offer and receive (money, usually), … Read more

Everyone’s Getting Married Manga to End in May 2018

Everyone’s Getting Married / 突然ですが、明日結婚します Shogakukan/ Petit Magazine (Japanese), Viz Media (English) 2014-2018 Writer: Izumi Miyazono Reaching its zenith in its seventh volume, Japanese romance / josei manga “Everyone’s Getting Married” will conclude on 8 May 2018. Written by Izumi Miyazono, the promotional copy for this manga is the best summary of the plot: Asuka … Read more

The End of Akagi

Akagi: Yami ni Oritatta Tensai Takeshobo, 1991-2018 Writer: Nobuyuki Fukumoto Akagi: Yami ni Oritatta Tensai (Japanese: アカギ 〜闇に降り立った天才〜, in English, “Akagi: The Genius Who Descended into Darkness”) ended in February 2018 after a twenty-seven year print run. Set in the shady world of gambling in mahjong parlours, Akagi told the story of a very young … Read more

My Brother’s Husband (Otouto no Otto, 弟の夫) Goes to TV

Penguin Random House describes Japanese manga My Brother’s Husband in the following terms: Yaichi is a work-at-home suburban dad in contemporary Tokyo; formerly married to Natsuki, father to their young daughter, Kana. Their lives suddenly change with the arrival at their doorstep of a hulking, affable Canadian named Mike Flanagan, who declares himself the widower … Read more