Dream Fossil: A look at life

Dream Fossil (Yume no Kaseki) Story and art by Satoshi Kon  Original Publisher: Kodansha (2011) Length: 1 Volume (15 stories) Whenever I describe Satoshi Kon’s works, I use the term cinematic, which is the closest word to articulate how my mind works when I experience his pieces. However, I don’t think these stories would work as animated pieces, yet an indescribable fluidity means my mind … Continue reading Dream Fossil: A look at life

Blue Heaven Review

Blue Heaven Story and Art by Tsutomu Takahashi Original Publisher: Shueisha (2002) Length: 3 Volumes Blue Heaven was, at times, an engaging manga that I kept me connected throughout my read. Its ability to combine unrelated themes in way that was succinct and flowing was very impressive, and made it hard to predict what was going to happen next. However, what is considered to be … Continue reading Blue Heaven Review

Mermaid Saga Review

Mermaid Saga (Ningyo no Mori) Story and art by Rumiko Takahashi Originally published by Shogakukan (3 volumes, 1984) Synopsis: The story centres around Yuta and Mana, humans who have been granted eternal life by eating the flesh of a mermaid. We watch as they travel around Japan for centuries, longing for their lost mortality. Along their journey they meet others who have become immortal. Realising … Continue reading Mermaid Saga Review

Goodnight Punpun Review

Goodnight Punpun (Oyasumi Punpun) Story and art by Inio Asano Originally published in English by Viz (2016) Synopsis: This story follows Punpun, a young boy characterised as a tiny cartoon bird. We follow his journey, as he deals with the many challenges life throws at him, including oncoming adolescence, family issues and budding romances. To be honest, I wouldn’t call myself an Inio Asano fan. … Continue reading Goodnight Punpun Review