Siddharth Gupta's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: All-Comic Reviews: 12
8.6Avg. Review Rating

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A Witch's Printing Office #1

Jan 12, 2020

The manga's biggest asset, however, is Miyama's incredible art. Fantasy worlds are established through a sense of scale and their lived-in feel, and from the very beginning Miyama's environments are stunningly detailed and thoughtfully planned out.

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8
Fly Me To The Moon #1

Sep 9, 2020

Fly Me to the Moon is a really engaging, fun rom-com that refreshingly chooses to humorize more uncommon situations than your typical manga love story. Like its central couples married life, its only just getting started, but this first volume still tells a compelling love-at-first-sight story along with the tribulations of the first night of a newly married couple. Hatas comic timing, art, and commitment to showing off the minutiae of his characters daily lives in ways uniquely formatted for manga make it more than worth checking out ahead of the animes release later this fall. Yeah, you could say Im pretty over the moon for this series. If getting married is an all-you-can-hold buffet of physical intimacy, then reading this manga is an all-you-can-read buffet of cuteness!

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8
IM: Great Priest Imhotep #1

Feb 6, 2020

While its ancient Egyptian motifs are eye-catching, what makes IM really stand out are the kind-hearted messages at its core. It focuses on people suffering through traumas and feeling isolated, and shows them that they don't have to suffer alone and can find companionship in other people. It's a good message to reinforce, and the series tells many heartwarming stories that successfully articulates its themes in enjoyable ways.

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Moriarty the Patriot #1

Oct 5, 2020

Moriarty the Patriot's reinterpretation of the eponymous character to examine themes of class and privilege serves as a really refreshing recontextualization of the Sherlock mythos, and there's still so much left to explore.

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Seven Little Sons of the Dragon: A Collection of Seven Stories #1

Jan 7, 2020

Overall, Seven Little Sons of the Dragon is a fascinating, entertaining, and thought-provoking collection of stories espousing the virtues of communication, trust, and making an effort to change. It's also just a fascinating look at an artist finding their voice by writing and drawing things they're interested in. Fans of Delicious in Dungeon will enjoy seeing some of the primordial foundations of Kui's fantasy storytelling and humor in these stories. Even if you're unfamiliar with her other series, this is still a fantastic collection of comics, showing off the depth of Kui's skill as an artist and storyteller. They may lack dungeons, but these stories are still delicious.

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10
Silver Spoon #12

Jan 10, 2020

Silver Spoon remains an affecting story about the power of people overcoming great obstacles; an encouraging reminder to keep persevering, trusting yourself and the connections you make to help guide you on the path to your dreams.

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Silver Spoon #13

Mar 19, 2020

As the series heads towards its final couple of volumes, you really get the sense that no matter what roadblocks remain, everything is going to work out for these hard-working kids by the end.

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Skull-Face Bookseller Honda-San #2

Jan 8, 2020

No matter what, Honda-san is truly a manga fan's manga. It is densely packed with references to all sorts of manga, new and old, and touches upon cultural events like Shigeru Mizuki's death and promotional stunts for the Assassination Classroom live-action movie that are sure to amuse people who remember them.

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10
The Rose of Versailles #1

Aug 28, 2020

There's a reason The Rose of Versailles is a classic, you know? I have legitimate criticisms of some of its poor subtext, but the art alone earns it full marks in my book.

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The Way of the Househusband #2

Feb 22, 2020

Househusband is a wonderful exploration of healthy, modern masculinity channeled through domestic pursuits that're taken seriously and performed proudly.

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8
Toilet-Bound Hanako-Kun #1

Jan 26, 2020

Hanako-kun sets itself apart from other supernatural battle manga thanks to its unique art, setting, and emphasis on empathetic themes.

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9
Urusei Yatsura #5

Apr 28, 2020

Urusei Yatsura has firmly established its identity, status quo, and style of storytelling by this volume, and if you've enjoyed what it's had to offer so far you'll find more of the same here. I really loved a lot of the chapters in the volume and seeing Takahashi have fun creating interesting new stories and experimenting with longer-form ones, while also giving some much-needed attention to fleshing out Ataru's character.

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