Reviews by Topside
Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin
Confession time: I've called myself an otaku for a good number of years now, and...
Deltora Quest
Let me just say this first off - Deltora Quest is manga lite. More discerning fans...
20th Century Boys
Not just you - otaku everywhere owe it to themselves to get familiar with the work...
Battle Angel Alita: Last Order
If you've read my review of Battle Angel Alita, then you know I don't like to spoil...
Freezing
I'll be straight with you - Freezing is one of the better eicchi-action titles to...
Dragon Head
A word of caution before we begin: Dragon Head is SCARY. Like stab you through the...
Beet the Vandel Buster
Reading Beet the Vandel Buster, you can't help but think that the story was inspired...
Beck
A lot of anime and manga fall into the king-of-the-hill cliche, following some young...
Crimson Hero
I was first introduced to Crimson Hero through the (sadly) short-lived American version...
Planetes
Planetes was one of those manga I stumbled upon at the library one day while on a...
Black Jack
Godfather of manga Osamu Tezuka earned his reputation here in the states for his...
Golden Boy
This world is full of men, but few that possess any real quality. The ones that...
Magic Knight Rayearth
It's easy to see where CLAMP got the inspiration for Magic Knight Rayearth. If you...
Fist of the North Star
Before an orphaned alien threw his first Kamehameha, before a blond kid in an orange...
Desert Punk
Desert Punk is easily the most crude, misogynistic, violent, perverted, and overall...
Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann
I'ma give it to you straight. Gurren Lagaan will blow your ever-loving mind. ...
Tenchi Muyo
Admittedly, I've not done much research into anime's history beyond some of the more...
Wolfs Rain
There is a certain melancholy that pervades Wolf's Rain, a sense of angst and sorrow...
Sekirei
Before I even get started here - seriously, Japan? Another harem manga? Haven't...
You're Under Arrest
You're Under Arrest was one of those anime that was ported to the U.S. during the...
Abandon The Old in Tokyo
I stumbled upon this one during one of my epic book binges at the library a few years...
Battle Angel Alita
Every now and again, one stumbles upon a manga that gets deep - one that delves into...
Dragon Ball
Okay, real quick, I just wanna address the DBZ fans out there - if you started with...
Cowboy Bebop
Those of you who've seen the Cowboy Bebop anime may feel a certain nostalgia - and...
Durarara
I was first introduced to Durarara! at the 2011 SakuraCon in Seattle. I was instantly...
Baccano
The first thing that strikes the reader about Baccano is the sheer classiness of...
Cromartie High School
I'll be frank - Cromartie High is just freaking STOOPID. But, I owe it to my readers...
Excel Saga
I'm sorry, there is no way a sane human being can make any sense of Excel Saga. ...
Initial D
If you've since tired of Hollywood's vain attempts to capture the art of street racing,...
Great Teacher Onizuka
Are you tired of the same old boring high-school drama? Does reading the latest...
Paradise Kiss
While Nana is Yazawa's best-known manga to be sure, Paradise Kiss was where it all...
Pluto
Urasawa brings his touch to Tezuka's classic tale of one robot's quest to understand...
Vagabond
There's a reason Inoue is hailed as one of the best manga-ka of our time, and that...
Gantz
There is no manga you can read that will prepare you for Gantz. This is manga that...
Bobobo-bo Bo-Bobo
If Monty Python has ever tried their collective hands at manga, one can be sure the...
Neon Genesis Evangelion
If you've been an otaku for any length of time, than chances are good you've at least...
Monster
There's a reason Naoki Urasawa has been named a National Living Treasure in Japan...
Sailor Moon
... Okay, that's not entirely true. See, the series that started it all for me was...
Jack Frost
Prepare for a wild ride down the most hellacious roller-coaster you've ever dared...
Soul Eater
Soul Eater has all the underpinnings of typical shonen manga - punchy dialogue, crazy...
Kuroshitsuji
Things are rarely as they seem in Black Butler. While at first things seem peaceable...
Black Lagoon
Yeah, I said it. Go ahead, read that again. Still don't believe me? Then go read...
Nana
There's a reason Ai Yazawa is the hottest thing in shojo manga, and Nana is a big...
Naruto
Where does one even begin with Naruto? This manga has just about everything -...
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