Will not finish Rating
YuYu Hakusho (manga) Decent
Yu-Gi-Oh! (manga) Not really good
Yakitate!! Japan (manga) Decent
World Embryo (manga) Decent
Whistle! (manga) Not really good
Water (manga) Good
Vampire Knight (manga) So-so
Ultimate Muscle: The Kinnikuman Legacy (manga) Bad
Tough (manga 1993) Awful
To Love Ru (manga) Awful
(The) Times of Botchan (manga) Good
Tetsuwan Girl (manga) So-so
Tenjo Tenge (manga) Not really good
Suzuka (manga) Decent
Strawberry 100% (manga) Bad
Spirit of Wonder (manga) Good
A Spirit of The Sun (manga) Decent
Speed Grapher (manga) Weak
Shaman King (manga) So-so
Seizon -LifE- (manga) So-so
Scary Books (manga) Decent
Sanctuary (manga by R. Ikegami) Decent
Samurai Deeper Kyo (manga) Weak
Reiko the Zombie Shop (manga) Decent
Rave Master (manga) So-so
(The) Prince of Tennis (manga) Weak
Priest (manhwa) Decent
Ouran High School Host Club (manga) Decent
Oretama (manga) So-so
Open Sesame (manga) Weak
Old Boy (manga) Decent
Oh My Goddess! (manga) Decent
O-Parts Hunter (manga) Not really good
No. 5 (manga) Good
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Angelic Days (manga) Bad
Naruto (manga) Not really good
Mysterious Girlfriend X (manga) Good
My-HiME (manga) Bad
MPD-Psycho (manga) Decent
Mobile Police Patlabor (manga) Decent
(The) Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (manga) So-so
MÄR (manga) Bad
Manhole (manga) So-so
Manga Sutra Weak
Legendz (manga) Awful
(The) Legend of Kamui (manga) Good
Kodomo no Jikan (manga, K. Watashiya) Awful

*Warning: review is half-serious, half-factitious. Take it as you will.*

Some presumptuous and self-important fans of the series probably think I am giving this a low rating because of some "moral outrage" or some other nonsense on my part. Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the ironic holier-than-thou position does not apply here. Kodomo no Jikan warrants this rating because it is pure tripe in storytelling. Everything is deliberating pandering and market calculation, whether its the sexual fan service or the emotional fan service -- the tragedy porn aspect, if you will. Because we all know that when you have young, cute girls with unrealistic, mawkish dialogue (with the token scenes of sexual content, of course! Gratuitious? Hardly! We need those ogling angles and soaked prepubescents for DEPTH), otaku will bow to their televisions, computers, what have you. Oh, but the formula is not complete; no, for there must also be manipulation for the audience must weep tears for these angelic abstractions of female purity! The more contrived the situation is, the more successful because nothing is more meaningful than emotional prodding that would make a soap opera writer blush! Let's also slather it with some of the most generic art and designs possible because OH MY GOD THEY'RE SO MOE WITH THOSE BIG EYES AND HAIR STYLES. Clichéd panel composition, body language and pacing? Sure, why not!

I mean, come the fuck on. If you want an actual mature, researched and realistic examination of a young girl dealing with harsh family circumstances and sexual issues, and also aren't obnoxiously adversed to comics that aren't Japanese, read Bryan Talbot's The Tale of One Bad Rat.

Knights of the Zodiac (manga) Bad
King of Thorn (manga) Decent
Jyūshin Enbu - Hero Tales (manga) Weak
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (manga) Very good

[Would like to finish this if this were ever fully available in English, legally or not.]

Shit is fucking crazy.

Also: manly men doing manly things with manly, homoerotic posturing and posing even when they aren't attacking each other.

Even though I'll never finish it, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is one of the most fun, honest manga I've ever read.

I''s (manga) So-so
Hunter × Hunter (manga) So-so
Homunculus (manga) Good
Higurashi no Naku Koroni (manga) So-so
Highschool of the Dead (manga) Decent
Hellsing: The Dawn (manga) Good
Happy! (manga) Decent
Hanada Shōnen-shi (manga) Good
GTO: The Early Years (manga) Decent
Goodnight Punpun (manga) So-so

After delivering what will probably be his magnum opus (Nijigahara Holograph), Asano reverts to a retread of his favorites themes with an absurd amount of wordy navel-gazing. After the first two volumes, the angst and darkness is forced into meandering storyline; if you think that Nijigahara Holograph is too morbid, run like hell. The rating is slightly higher due to some genuine moments of beauty -- sadly, too frequently undermined by repetitious introspection -- and the fact that this brand of pessimism can be bearable, unlike the nasty, "whoa-is-the-hipster" cynicism that can be found in Daniel Clowes' work.

Golgo 13 (manga) Decent
Golden Boy (manga) So-so
GetBackers (manga) Decent
Gantz (manga) Good
Freesia (manga by J.Matsumoto) Good
Even A Monkey Can Draw Manga Very good

[Would like to finish this if this were ever fully available in English, legally or not.]

Elfen Lied (manga) Bad
Dragon Ball (manga) Good
D.N.Angel (manga) Not really good
D.Gray-man (manga) So-so
Crying Freeman (manga) So-so
Cromartie High School (manga) Good
Claymore (manga) So-so
(Le) Chevalier d'Eon (manga) So-so
Bleach (manga) Weak

The editors decided that cool episodic adventures with characters we give a shit about had to be replaced with Dragon Ball Z fighting.

Black Lagoon (manga) Not really good
Biomega (manga) Good
Beet the Vandel Buster (manga) Awful
Beck (manga) Good
Battle Angel Alita: Last Order (manga) Decent
Bastard!! (manga) Decent
Asatte no Hōkō (manga) Decent
Aoi Hana (manga) Good
Anywhere But Here (manga) Decent
Andromeda Stories (manga) Weak
Alive (manga by T Kawashima) Decent
Agharta (manga) Not really good
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