Varun Gupta's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: All-Comic Reviews: 54
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Aposimz #4

Apr 26, 2020

APOSIMZ continues to be an exciting series, providing readers with ample action alongside many twists and turns. As we head into Volume 5, the stakes are continuing to build as Etherow and his allies fight for their lives. If you've enjoyed Nihei's previous work or just want an enjoyable action title, you should definitely check it out.

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Aposimz #5

Jul 19, 2020

APOSIMZ continues to be a compelling read, shaking up its story with new developments as the conflict intensifies. Nihei once again delivers a solid series that entertains at every opportunity. As the factions continue to fight over dominance of the continent, I look forward to seeing who comes out victorious.

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Bakemonogatari #2

Jan 23, 2020

The Bakemonogatari manga is slowly becoming the definitive way to experience the Monogatari series. Oh!great has managed to retain the narrative substance of NISIOISIN's original work, while also elevating it with his incredible artistic talents. It's exciting to think about how the manga will adapt future story lines of the series, and I'm eagerly anticipating the next volume.

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Bakemonogatari #3

Apr 9, 2020

Once again, the Bakemonogatari manga manages to be a stunning adaptation, perfectly presenting the Mayoi Snail arc to audiences both new and old. As the series continues to get crazier, it will be interesting to see how Oh!great brings his unique flair to the series. We enter the Suruga Monkey arc in the next volume, and I can't wait to see how it turns out.

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Bestia #1

Aug 26, 2020

Bestia is off to a strong start, delivering an interesting fantasy adventure that is incredibly entertaining. The cast is thoroughly enjoyable and the artwork provides the manga with a unique flair. This is a manga youll want to take a bite out of for sure!

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BTS: Blood, Sweat & Tears OGN

Aug 13, 2020

BTS: Blood, Sweat & Tears is an insightful exploration of the K-pop group that has taken the world by storm. The book is a solid introduction to BTSs impact and their music, and will leave readers with a greater admiration for their work. You might even find yourself listening to BTS for hours on end afterwards like this reviewer!

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Call of the Night #1

Apr 13, 2021

Call of the Night is a fantastic series featuring an entertaining cast and surprisingly emotional themes. Kotoyama has crafted a manga with a great sense of humor and a visual aesthetic that will entrance new readers. Im already craving my next venture into the night!

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Chainsaw Man #1

Oct 11, 2020

Chainsaw Man is a wild and action-packed manga that will excite readers at every turn. Denjis outlandish behavior and values makes him a unique protagonist, crafting a narrative that feels unpredictable yet incredibly fun. This is one manga that will be hard to put down.

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Dead Mount Death Play #3

Apr 9, 2020

Dead Mount Death Play continues to be an entertaining read that both intrigues and excites readers at every turn. Following the reveal at the end of Volume 3, it's clear that there will be huge developments in the next installment. It will be interesting to see what Narita has in store for readers as we dive deeper into the series.

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Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro #2

May 26, 2020

Dont Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro continues to be a thoroughly entertaining comedy that will provide readers with some much needed levity. Nanashis humor has continued to be strong, and the series character writing has developed substantially. Nagatoro isnt going to stop toying with Senpai or readers anytime soon.

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Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro #5

Apr 22, 2021

Dont Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro continues to be a fun read and its gradual character development has been incredibly satisfying. The next volume continues the story arc from the end of this volume, and it will be interesting to see what will be the result of Senpai and Presidents conflict. Until then, make sure to stay on Nagatoros good side!

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Dr. Stone: Reboot: Byakuya #0

Mar 15, 2021

Dr. STONE Reboot: Byakuya is a solid spin-off that embraces the tone of the main series, while also exploring new territory. Its clear that this story will play a larger role in Dr. STONE down the line, and it will be interesting to see readers make those connections. Until then, this is one hundred million percent worth reading!

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Farming Life in Another World #1

Dec 1, 2020

Farming Life in Another World is a fun and relaxing read that embraces the quieter aspects of a fantasy life. Hirakus adventures as a farmer are quite entertaining, and the mangas focus on construction and survival helps it stand out. Give this series a look at your next manga harvest.

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Fist of the North Star #1

Jun 16, 2021

HOKUTO NO KEN Ultimate Edition 1983 by BURONSON AND TETSUO HARA/COAMIXFist of the North Star is a true classic and a must-read for lovers of action manga. Viz Medias new release of the series is very impressive and will please both new and old fans alike. Theres no better time to check out this iconic title. Thank you Viz, for bringing back the love. Youre a shock!!

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Given #1

Mar 17, 2020

Between its compelling relationships and expressive artwork, there is a lot to love about Given. The first volume leaves off in a dramatic point within the story, with Mafuyu attempting to face his past trauma and Ritsuka coming to realize his true feelings. This is a title that you shouldn't skip out on, and it will be exciting to see how the story continues.

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Given #2

Jun 1, 2020

Given has continued to be a gripping manga, as the characters explore their own emotions and channel it through music. Mafuyu and Ritsuka have reached a new stage in their relationship, and their growth as both individuals and musicians has been immense. You dont need any sound to be sold on this band.

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Hinamatsuri #6

Mar 4, 2020

Hinamatsuri continues to be an absolute treat to read, being filled to the brim with unparalleled characters and humorous antics. Ohtake has crafted a series that has no limits, allowing for a melting pot of creative and hilarious ideas to come forth. There's no telling where the story will go next, but it's clear that the lives of Hina and her friends won't be losing steam.

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How Do We Relationship? #1

Jun 3, 2020

How Do We Relationship? is a lovely exploration of relationship dynamics, uniquely framed from a same-sex couples perspective. Its a wonderful manga that will sell you on its focal characters and root for their success. I look forward to seeing where Miwa and Saekos love takes them next.

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I Dont Know How to Give Birth! OGN

Sep 29, 2020

I Don't Know How to Give Birth! is a fantastic manga that explores the struggles of motherhood through a lighthearted and informative lens. Kazamas story is incredibly entertaining and readers will find it easy to invest in her journey. I hope we see more of Kazamas autobiographical work in English, because I will be sure to pick it up!

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I'm a Behemoth #1

Jul 21, 2020

Im a Behemoth is a fun title that shows promise in its first installment. While the mangas sexual content will be a major detractor for some readers, the characters and premise are still enjoyable enough to make up for it. Im curious to see how this little cub handles his new life.

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Jujutsu Kaisen #1

Jan 22, 2020

Jujutsu Kaisen is a fantastic series that takes bold steps to stand out from its contemporaries and succeeds to do so in droves. The manga impressively combines engaging action with chilling horror, all while providing ample narrative substance to support those qualities. If you have yet to check out the series, now is the perfect time to jump in.

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Junji Ito Story Collection: Venus in the Blind Spot OGN

Sep 15, 2020

Venus in the Blind Spot is a fantastic read, collecting stories that will surely excite and terrify readers. Fans of Junji Itos work will be fully satisfied with the tales showcased, and these stories are also strong entry points for the uninitiated. Dont place this book in your blind spot, because this shouldnt be left unread.

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Kaiju Girl Caramelise #2

Jan 6, 2020

Kaiju Girl Caramelise Volume 2 establishes a story that is uniquely genuine. By breaking from the common tropes of romance manga, its cast has been able to realistically flesh out. This is not a series to sleep on, and the next volume will surely be an exciting read.

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Kaiju Girl Caramelise #3

May 31, 2020

Kaiju Girl Caramelise continues to be a fantastic series that captures the insecurities of adolescence and romance in a creative way. Kuroes character has made tremendous strides since the first volume, and the addition of Rairi has elevated the strength of the cast even further. A kaiju has never looked so lovely.

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Kino's Journey #4

Jan 6, 2020

Kino's Journey continues to be a series filled with creativity, while also having its readers ponder human nature. With each country that Kino visits comes a new perspective on humanity and its different ways of life. It's an engrossing story that keeps readers wanting more every step of the way.

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Kino's Journey #5

May 12, 2020

Kino's Journey continues to be a captivating read that conveys the wonders of exploration and life itself.

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Kino's Journey #6

Aug 6, 2020

Kinos Journey continues to be a fantastic series that captures the complex facets of life. This volumes adventures are incredibly memorable and provide readers plenty of messages to dwell over. Whether its a cruel winter or a bright summer, Kinos travels will continue forward.

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Kirby Manga Mania #1

Jun 14, 2021

Kirby Manga Mania is a hilarious read that will both entertain and surprise fans of the video game franchise. Hikawa makes some unexpected choices in their depiction of Dream Land, but the mangas unique approach to the world of Kirby makes this an experience like no other. Our favorite pink puff ball hasnt lost its charm!

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Mob Psycho 100 #4

Apr 27, 2020

Mob Psycho 100 continues to be a thoroughly entertaining manga that only gets better and better. From ONE's unique visuals to its compelling cast, the series is an absolute blast to experience. I'm eagerly anticipating Volume 5 and where the series will go next!

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Mujirushi: The Sign of Dreams OGN

Jul 28, 2020

Mujirushi is another reminder of Urasawas immense talent, providing readers plenty of excitement and intrigue. Its meticulous plotting and compelling cast of characters makes the story a worthy investment for fans of Urasawas work. France may be far away, but as the Director would say: Et alors?

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No Guns Life #2

Jan 20, 2020

No Guns Life's second volume delivers a strong continuation that further expands the series' cast and world. While it doesn't capitalize fully on its predecessor's strengths, the story finds substance by showcasing the new possibilities within the narrative. Juzo's adventure is long from over and it will be interesting to see where the series heads next.

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Not Your Idol #1

May 4, 2020

Not Your Idol is a beautiful yet tragic manga that delves into the struggles of trauma while challenging gender norms. While it's not for the faint of heart, the series' compelling narrative will draw readers in as they witness Kamiyama's struggle. The story is delving into delicate subject matter, but it's an area that is tremendously valuable to explore.

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Overlord #1

Jun 19, 2020

The Overlord manga is a solid adaptation that allows more readers to experience the popular isekai series. It makes effective changes to enhance the reading experience, and Miyamas artwork pairs well with the narrative. If youve haven't checked out Overlord yet, this is certainly worth a read.

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Ping Pong #1

Jul 23, 2020

Ping Pong is a compelling manga that excels at depicting its sport through a character driven narrative. Matsumotos work is astounding, cementing this title as a classic. Smile and Pecos journey is only halfway over, but there is already plenty to love.

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Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution #1

Aug 20, 2020

Pokmon: Mewtwo Strikes BackEvolution is a fun manga adaptation that provides fans with an extra way to experience the story. While it needs to make compromises to cover the entire films length, it manages to capture the appeal of Pokmon. You cant go wrong with this Pokmon journey!

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Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai #1

Oct 27, 2020

Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai is a great read that blends the intrigue of mystery with the hurdles of youth. Sakuta and Mai are thoroughly enjoyable leads and seeing them develop throughout the novel is a pleasure. Dont be a rascal and go give it a read!

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RaW Hero #1

Feb 26, 2020

RaW Hero is a crazy title that will easily leave an impression on readers. Between its ridiculous comedy and strong artwork, the series stays true to what you'd expect from the creator of Prison School. RaW Hero is not a series that everyone will equally enjoy, but to those that fit its audience, they will surely get a kick out of it.

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Restaurant to Another World #1

Jul 19, 2020

Restaurant to Another World is a fun read that blends the familiar elements of fantasy and food into one delicious package. Its a relaxing manga that will make you wish you could visit Nekoya yourself. Remember to keep some food handy, because this manga will hit all your cravings.

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RWBY: The Official Manga #1

Jul 22, 2020

RWBY: The Official Manga is a great adaptation that fully captures the appeal of the RWBY franchise. The cast has retained its wonderful charm, and the artwork elevates the material to new heights. Whether you've already experienced RWBY before or are looking for an easy entry point, this is definitely worth the read.

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Saiyuki #1

Jul 7, 2020

Saiyuki has returned to English with a definitive release for fans new and old, and its an absolute blast to read. The characters are incredibly entertaining, the action is superb, and its story remains compelling. As this journey continues westward, I will certainly be following suit.

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Slayers #2

Oct 22, 2020

Slayers continues to be a fantastic read, with its second volume exploring some darker themes and expanding upon the series world. Lina and Gourry are as entertaining as ever, and their dynamic with the growing cast is great to see. Dont fire off a Dragon Slave until you give this a read!

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Slayers #4

Jan 26, 2021

Slayers continues to be a fantastic series, with its fourth volume raising the stakes to a new level. Amelia and Sir Phil were incredibly entertaining, and the series feels like its building towards a more ambitious event. This journey is far from over.

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Slayers #5

Apr 19, 2021

Slayers continues to be a fantastic series, and this volume has further expanded the scope of the story. Xellos and the Claire Bible manuscripts foreshadow a greater threat to Lina and her friends, and it will be interesting to see how they overcome it. Until next time, keep your Ragna Blade ready and venture forth!

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Slayers #6

Jun 9, 2021

Slayers Volume 6 continues the solid momentum of the series, by pitting its amazing main cast against their old foes. This installment has everything youd expect from the series by now, making it an entertaining read from start to finish. Heres to another adventure with our favorite fantasy gang!

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Sneeze: Naoki Urasawa Story Collection OGN

Oct 26, 2020

Sneeze is another brilliant manga from Naoki Urasawa, showcasing his skills in short-form storytelling. Readers will be impressed by the variety of stories showcased in the collection, and will be left wanting more by the end of their read. Bless you, Urasawa!

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Space Pirate: Captain Harlock #1

May 18, 2021

Space Pirate Captain Harlock is a solid homage to its anime and manga counterparts, while also serving as an intriguing new story arc for the series. While future installments may serve as a better indicator of the comics overall quality, this first issue is still a fun read for Captain Harlock fans both new and old. May the Arcadia venture forth!

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Star Wars: The Legends of Luke Skywalker: The Manga #1

Apr 22, 2020

Star Wars: The Legends of Luke Skywalker is a creative melting pot, allowing its artists to present their own unique take on the beloved protagonist. Between its stellar visuals and narrative variety, this manga is a fun addition to the franchise. If you need some more Star Wars in your life, this is definitely worth checking out.

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The Golden Sheep #2

Jan 21, 2020

Only one volume remains of The Golden Sheep and the story is fittingly heading towards its conclusion. Tsugu and her friends have overcome many hurdles in order to find happiness, and only time will tell what their outcome will be. Still, the series continues to be an emotional story that is a must-read for manga readers.

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The Golden Sheep #3

Apr 22, 2020

The Golden Sheep has come to a beautiful end, as its characters look optimistically towards the unknown future. The series has been a fantastic coming of age story, capturing the struggles of adolescence through its touching narrative. While the series must come to a close, this will certainly be a manga worth remembering.

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The King's Beast #1

Feb 3, 2021

The first volume of The Kings Beast is a compelling read, establishing a solid foundation through exploring its protagonist and the mysteries of its premise. Its easy to become invested in Rangestu and her uneasy alliance with Prince Tenyou will be interesting to follow as the series continues. This is one manga thats fit for a king.

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The New Gate #1

May 16, 2020

The New Gate is a pleasant spin on the isekai formula, providing a protagonist with a unique perspective alongside some strong world-building.

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The New Gate #2

Jul 27, 2020

The New Gate is doing a solid job of expanding its world, making it a worthwhile investment for readers. Wilhelm and Yuzuha are great new additions to the cast, and they help keep the series thoroughly entertaining. The story may still be in its early stages, but its engaging every step of the way.

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Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina #1

Sep 29, 2020

Wandering Witch is an entertaining series that covers the wonders of exploration from its leads perspective. This series has a solid narrative variety that makes it accessible to a wide range of readers. I cant wait to see what land Elaina travels to next.

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Weathering With You #1

Jul 14, 2020

Weathering With Yous manga is a solid adaptation, capturing the themes that made the original film so compelling. The manga expands upon the film's story, and gives further context to its characters and world. Im looking forward to seeing how this adaptation fairs in the coming volumes.

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