Sesho's Anime And Manga Reviews
My main focus is reviewing manga and anime, but I also review Japanese literature, movies, and videogames. Basically, if it has anything to do with Japan, I'll talk about it, along with a dash of Korea and China.

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  • My Anime Reviews A-L
  • My Anime Reviews M-Z
  • My Manga Reviews A-L
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  • VAMPYBIT.ME - The official Linda Le Weblog

    Free To View Anime

  • Anime News Network
  • Aniplex on Youtube
  • Bandai on Youtube
  • Crunchyroll
  • Funimation
  • Hulu.com Anime
  • Viz Anime
  • Free Online Manga

  • Shonen Sunday
  • Viz Ikki
  • Free Online Games

  • Alteil
  • Battlefield Heroes
  • Combat Arms
  • Dungeon Fighter Online
  • Games Campus
  • Mabinogi
  • Maple Story
  • Neosteam
  • Ragnarok
  • Shin Megami Tensei
  • Anime and Manga Blogs

  • Anime Vice
  • Anime Genesis (podcast)
  • Astronerd's Anime and Manga Blog
  • Comics 212
  • Emily's Shoujo Manga
  • An Eternal Thought in the Mind of Godzilla
  • Flipped
  • I Heart Manga
  • JapanBlogLink
  • Japanamerica
  • Kuriousity
  • Madeleine Rosca
  • The Manga Critic
  • Manga Recon
  • Manga Xanadu
  • Mangablog
  • Ninja Consultant
  • PopKissKiss
  • Precocious Curmudgeon
  • R5 Central (Podcast)
  • Rocket Bomber
  • The Shooting Star Project
  • Simplicity
  • Sporadic Sequential
  • Tangognat
  • Tiamat's Manga Reviews
  • News

  • AnimeCons.com
  • Anime News Network
  • Anime On DVD
  • Ars Technica
  • ComiPress
  • The Japan Times Online
  • Rumic World
  • Sankaku Complex
  • Music

  • AnimeNfo Radio
  • Hikaru Utada
  • Japan-A-Radio
  • L'arc En Ciel
  • Artists

  • Kairi-Moon
  • Saelee Oh
  • SigmaRue
  • Stella Lai
  • Magazines

  • Asian Cult Cinema
  • Comics Buyer's Guide
  • Gamefan
  • GamePro
  • Giant Robot
  • Neo
  • Otaku USA
  • Wired

  • EPK
    Quantcast

    Manga & Anime Companies

  • Aniplex
  • Bandai
  • Dark Horse
  • Del Rey
  • DMP
  • Drawn and Quarterly
  • DrMaster
  • Fantagraphics
  • Funimation
  • Go Comi!
  • Infinity Studios
  • Media Blasters
  • Netcomics
  • Ponent Mon
  • Right Stuf
  • Seven Seas
  • Tokyopop
  • Udon
  • Vertical
  • Viz
  • Yen Press
  • Japanese Sights & Sounds

  • Akiba Blog
  • CuteoBento
  • Danny Choo
  • Kimonobox.com
  • Muza-chan's Gate to Japan
  • Shibuya 246
  • TokyoFashion.com
  • Tokyo Mango
  • Tokyo Times
  • Figures

  • Good Smile Company
  • How A Girl Figures
  • Yamato USA
  • Science Fiction

  • Grrl
  • Haikasoru
  • StarWars.com
  • Videogames

  • Activision
  • Aksys Games
  • Amanda Kay
  • Atlus
  • Audrey Cleo
  • Beefjack.com
  • Bioware
  • Bungie
  • Capcom
  • Electronic Arts
  • Epic Games
  • Final Fantasy XIII.net
  • Frag Dolls
  • GameTrailers.com
  • Hi Krista
  • Infinity Ward
  • IGN.com
  • Ignition
  • Jessica Chobot
  • Kotaku.com
  • Lucas Arts
  • Major Nelson
  • MelonieMac.com
  • Natsume Inc
  • NikoleZ.com
  • NinjaBee
  • Nintendo
  • NIS America
  • Obsidian
  • Playstation.com
  • Playstation Lifestyle
  • Raychul.com
  • Ripten
  • RPGFan
  • RPGamer
  • RPG Site
  • Set on Stun
  • Siliconera
  • Square Enix
  • Tale of Tales
  • Ubisoft
  • Warning! A Huge Podcast
  • Worthplaying.com
  • Xbox.com
  • XSEED
  • American Comics

  • Aspen Comics
  • Babs's Blog
  • Boom Studios
  • Comic Book Resources
  • Comic Vine
  • DC Comics
  • Dynamite
  • IDW
  • Image
  • Marvel.com
  • Oni Press
  • Radical
  • Top Cow
  • Videogame podcast review of Gungnir. Developed by Sting for Sony PSP. Published by Atlus, List Price: $29.99 (Amazon has it for $19.99).  Also available as a download from PSN.

    From the back:

    "From the makers of Knights in the Nightmare comes a compelling new strategy RPG laced with political intrigue. In a land of disparity where the impoverished battle for survival, all is thrust into uncertainty when rebels gain custody of a young female noble and a magical spear capable of reshaping the realm."

    My Grade: A

     

    Direct download: Episode_247--_Gungnir.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:48 AM

    Podcast manga review of Gakuen Prince volume 1 by Jun Yuzuki. Translated by Harumi Ueno. Adapted by Abby Denson. Originally published in Japan by Kodansha. Published in US by Del Rey, $10.99, Rated OT 16+ (Should be rated Mature for sexual situations, language).

    From the back cover:

    "Joshi High is an elite school that most girls in Japan only dream of attending. Then one day everything changes-- the all-girl school goes coed. There's just one catch: The girls out-number the boys. So begins a wild, no-holds-barred competition for the boys of the school. Which smart and independent-minded girl will rise above the fray?"

    My Grade: A-

    Direct download: Episode_246-_Gakuen_Prince_1.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:42 AM

    Manga podcast review of The Flowers of Evil volume 1 by Shuzo Oshimi. Translated by Paul Staar. Originally published in Japan by Kodansha. Published in US by Vertical, $10.95

    From the back cover:

    "Nowhere to go. Nothing to do. The routine of class and endless stupidity in a provincial town is taking a toll on middle schooler Takao Kasuga. Though he gets along well enough with his peers, they'll never begin to dig any of that reading business that's his only true escape. What can he expect when he's in love with foreign stuff like the poems of Charles Baudelaire?

    Yet, his life threatens to take a turn for the worse when he finds and takes home, in a moment of weakness, the gym clothes of pretty, sweet, and smart Nanako Saeki on whom he has a major crush. Witness to the theft is the oddest girl in class, who seems to consider the whole world a pile of excrement and to nurse a terribly sadistic streak...."

    My Grade: A-

    Direct download: Episode_245--The_Flowers_of_Evil_1.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:18 AM

    After I lament the fact that Kodansha Comics has isolated itself socially, and the ongoing shortcomings of digital manga offerings, I review the second awesome volume of Sailor Moon!

    Direct download: Episode_244--_Sailor_Moon_2.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:52 PM

    Podcast review of Bloody Monday volume 1. Story by Ryou Ryumon. Art by Kouji Megumi. Translated by Mari Morimoto. Published by Kodansha. Rated 13+, $10.99.

    Direct download: Episode_243--_Bloody_Monday_Volume_1.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:51 AM

    Manga podcast review of Sailor Moon Volume 1 by Naoko Takeuchi. Translated and adapted by William Flanagan. Published by Kodansha Comics, $10.99, Rated 13+

     

    My Grade: A

    Direct download: Episode_242--_Sailor_Moon_1v2.mp3
    Category:Manga Reviews -- posted at: 4:08 AM

    Podcast Episode 241 is a review of the videogame Catherine for Xbox 360. Game directed by Katsura Hashino. Music composed by Shoji Meguro. Developed and published by Atlus. Available on Xbox 360 and PS3. List price: $59.99, Rated Mature 17+

    From the back cover:

    "Vincent is trapped in a nightmare, facing a choice of marrying his longtime girlfriend Katherine or moving on to the incredible blonde he just woke up next to---named Catherine! The worst part is, if he makes the wrong choice, he could end up dead.

    Hang out, drink, send texts, and watch the story unfold through full HD cinematics. Addictive puzzle action has climbing fast and skirting pitfalls! Compete or cooperate with a friend!"

    My Grade: A-

    Listen to my podcast review below:

     

    Direct download: Episode_241--Catherinev2.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:15 PM

    Podcast manga review of High School of the Dead volume 1. Story by Daisuke Sato. Art by Shouji Sato. Translated by Christina Dashiell. Originally published in Japan by Fujishobo. Published in US by Yen Press, $13.99, Rated Mature.

    From the back cover:

    "A mysterious illness is spreading rapidly through the halls of Fujimi High School. In a matter of hours, the campus is transformed from a place of learning into a hive of nightmares, as the infected students collapse and are reborn as flesh-hungry zombies! Only a handful of students escape the initial outbreak — among them Takashi Komuro and his childhood friend, Rei. He manages to protect Rei from the initial onslaught, but how long can Takashi and the other students hope to survive when the whole school – maybe the whole town — is out for their blood?!"

    My Grade: A

    Listen to my podcast review below:

    Direct download: Episode_240--High_school_of_the_dead_1.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:59 PM

    Podcast manga review of A Certain Scientific Railgun volume 1. Story by Kazuma Kamachi. Art by Motoi Fuyukawa. Originally published in Japan by Media Works. Published in US by Seven Seas, Rated Teen, $10.99.

    From the back cover:

    "Welcome to a world where mysticism and science collide, and supernatural powers are derived from either science of religion. At the heart of this world is Academy City, an advanced metropolis whose population is comprised mostly of students. The majority of students are enrolled in the city's Power Curriculum Program, where they must learn to master their powers. Out of several million students, only seven are deemed powerful enough to have Level 5 status."

    "Meet Mikoto Misaka, the third most powerful Level 5 esper in Academy City. Together with her best friend Kuroko Shirai and the other members of Judgement, a student-run law enforcement agency, Mikoto delves deep into the dark heart of the scientific sprawl she calls home, and uncovers secrets she wishes she hadn't!"

    My Grade: A

    You can listen to my podcast review below:

    You can read a free preview of the manga at: http://www.gomanga.com/mv/index.php?series=railgun

    Direct download: Episode_239--CertainScientificrailgun1.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:53 PM

    Was originally going to do a manga review but got offtrack talking about Borders liquidation sale disillusionment and the exciting new Jmanga.com website coming next month

    Direct download: episode_238--Borders_and_Jmanga1.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:00 AM