Jason Thompson, the author of the Eisner-Award-nominated Manga: The Complete Guide (Del Rey Manga), will be appearing at the Mysterious Future bookstore for a discussion on June 8 at 2:00 p.m. in Santa Rosa, California. This year's Eisner Awards ceremony will be held on July 25 during Comic-Con International at San Diego.
The story underneath is a universal one, powerful and expertly told. Viewers should be prepared for a devastating experience with a lot of challenging concepts that pile on hard and fast as the finale approaches.
Tech-based magical girls battle aliens in a heavily-derivative, otaku-pandering series that is definitely not aimed at little girls. It avoids mediocrity due an outstanding musical score and never forgetting that it is supposed to be fun.
Higurashi: When They Cry is still an intriguing, spine-chilling, gut-churning horror/mystery hybrid that has nicely recovered from the prologue feel of the previous volume. It can be an intimidating series to pick up, but it looks as if those who stuck by it are about to be amply rewarded