I Want to Be a Receptionist Volume 2 shows more of the ins and outs of society but lacks dynamic characters.
The Vexations of a Shut-In Vampire Princess Volume 5 shows how absence makes the heart grow fonder, even with war looming, balancing lessons with laughter.
No Longer Heroine Volume 4 tries for lighthearted laughs at times, but often it feels callous as this collection of dislikable teenagers lack depth.
EXmas does not have enough going for it. The lack of connection to the cast with infantile behavior makes the film drag despite promising leads.
Villains Are Destined to Die Volume 4 has a frenzied pace and plenty of surprises and laughs. It’s a whirlwind that’s impossible to down.
Oshi No Ko Volume 3 sets the mystery on the back burner to focus on highlighting the way reality shows twist perceptions, adding a realism that’s unforgettable.
I Got a Cheat Skill Volume 3 keeps Yuuya’s skill set climbing along with meeting new characters and action. But there needs to be more character development.
A Business Proposal Volume 2 is hilarious. The amount of drama and bad luck Hari experiences is comedy gold. Her reactions cement this as a top-notch series.
Five Nights at Freddy’s might be more serious than its game counterpart, but there’s nothing like seeing Freddy, Chica, Foxy, and Bonnie on the big screen.
Takatsuki’s Conjecture Volume 1 mixes detective-style with research into the paranormal. There’s layers of mystery readers will want to peel back.
Not-Sew Wicked Stepmom Volume 1 has the misunderstood heroine with the creepy smile as a villainess in a reimagined story blending humor, drama, and fashion.
Mieruko-chan Official Comic Anthology brings frights and love for the series with more of Miko’s quiet terror, Yuria’s misconception and Hana’s obliviousness.
The Fall of the House of Usher thrives in gore and mayhem as audiences await each death. It’s Edgar Allan Poe works weaved together through Flanagan’s vision.
Cuckoos Three is a beautiful, moving story filled with growth and gentle moments between two teenaged boys. Inclusive without force, it’s a sweet joyous tale.
After We Gazed at the Starry Sky Volume 1 shows how easily it is to have inclusivity in romantic stories. Their love warms the heart and touches on nostalgia.
Bride of the Barrier Master Volume 2 picks has action, laughs, and magic. The addition of new characters, past secrets and mystery make this an engaging breeze.
I Don’t Need a Happy Ending has a range of women in steamy relationships, full of love. But the first short story might deter readers because of its content.
The Do-Over Damsel Volume 1 has fun characters that bring laughter and smiles despite problematic parts. Magic and a cute dragon is easy to enjoy.
What This World Is Made Of Volume 2 builds the roster of characters using the Six app to slay “worlds.” But the disjointed interactions and minimal action drag.
The Illustrated Guide to Monster Girls Volume 1 is hilarious. The girls in the lowest-ranked class stay in hot water while trying to survive and graduate.
Bark is a gradual, suspenseful trek with just a story and two men in the woods. It’s weird in parts, tense in others; a slow burn with a worthwhile ending.
So Unreal is an engrossing documentary that even non sci=fi fans can enjoy. With the hypnotic narration from Blondie’s Debbie Harry, the journey is the fun.
You’re Not Me makes viewers’ voices hoarse from all the yelling at the screen. Frustrating characters and dreadful holiday music makes this movie memorable.
Pet Semetary: Bloodlines is an unnecessary prequel despite occasional bright moments. Despite creepy moments, dialogue hinders the film and the lead feels flat.
Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop is a tame yet compelling quest tale with young love, insecurities and poetry. It’s moving and calmness fill the spirit with joy.
A hilarious, entertaining, yet relevant thrill ride, Dumb Money is the ultimate 21st-century underdog story.