Friday, November 27, 2015

Manga Reads: Review of Stones of Power by Azumi Isora

Cafe Renard seems to be your run-of-the-mill establishment, but it is more than meets the eye. When strangers stumble upon the hidden secret within an average business front, they find a mysterious woman selling stones with magical properties. Before they know it they are transported on strange adventures of science fiction and fantasy.
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Recommended: Yes. A lot. 

                    About Stones of Power
Recommended Ages: 14 and Up
Paperback: 159 pgs.
Published: December 23rd 2014 by GEN Manga
 For This Review:  *Self-Provided Paperback Copy for Review*

My Music Playlist while reading Stones of Power

SORA by Pierre Nakano from Ling Tosite Sigure 
T.A.M.A NETWORK by Pierre Nakano from Ling Tosite Sigure

Given the negative press Stones of Power was getting I was a little cautious about beginning the manga but like anyone who knows me I always like to find out things on my own. Surprisingly this manga is not bad at all. It is great in fact!

What I like best about Stones of Power was it began in a medium pace introducing us to the main character named Fujita who has an interest in Aronawa fish which are considered a rare type of fish in Japan. Slowly but surely Fujita meets a beautiful but mysterious woman named Youko who has ties to the world of Gods and spirits. Proving that the Aronawa Fujita has recently come into possession are more than just your average fish. And that's when things get very interesting for us as a reader.

And while the story is well-balanced and actually funny especially with concern to character dialogue, I believe another great factor about this manga is the artwork. That's right! Stones of Power does boost a minimalist art style but it is in these moments you realize how graceful some of the character designs are.
Overall: Amazing read! 
Genre: Fantasy

About the publisher, GEN Manga

GEN Manga is Indie Manga from the Tokyo Underground. GEN Manga was made to give fans an exclusive look at real doujinshi, otherwise known as indie manga, that they had heard about, but until now, unable to get their hands on. In its essence, doujinshi is manga traded among other manga artists. Manga for manga lovers!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Remainder of 2015 Blogging Plans

Beauty reviews
As I'm getting older I have begun to gain an interest in cosmetics. I used to have an interest in makeup when I was younger but now even more so. And to reflect that I'm going to be doing several beauty reviews on brands I personally endorse and think highly of. Yet, this will be minimal, since I still plan to keep this blog mostly about books. While some things are changing, others aren't.

Anime Movie Reviews
An anime movie review should pop up in December.

Documentary Film 
Along with the anime movie review there should be a documentary film review of a documentary I recently watched and enjoyed. We'll see. I might possibly get behind and in that case, this particular plan, might have to get postponed.

Book Reviews
So far, I'm hoping to complete an indie manga I have begun called Stones of Power. It's coming along and I really want to review it of course, but time will tell. 

Happy Thanksgiving Day & Amazon's Black Friday Deals on Fire tablets

Have a nice Thanksgiving Day and don't forget Amazon's Black Friday Deals on Fire tablets. Amazon Fire 7 is now $34.99. So while on my review you can still see the tablet going for $49.99 that isn't the case starting today, Thanksgiving Day. This goes until November 29, 2015. And to make things even better, Amazon, has also lowered the price for the Amazon Fire HD 6. So take advantage of those Black Friday deals before they're gone.


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