Boruto: Naruto Next Generation #1

Immediately Boruto establishes itself as a coming of age story, a meditation on father-son relationships, and a tale of changing times. These are all rich and intriguing themes with a lot of potential worth exploring, and this first chapter weaves through them excellently, formulating a compelling read.

Fairy Tail #485

Whether Mashima maximizes the potential of this fight in a thoughtful manner remains to be seen, but it’s still a fascinating development, and despite the general messiness of this chapter, it does well to leave me interested in reading the next.

FukuFuku: Kitten Tales Vol. 1

Volume one of FukuFuku Kitten Tales is the kind of story anyone can read and enjoy, young or old. There is nothing objectionable in it nor is it a particularly tension driven read. Ultimately, Kitten Tales is just a simple story of an elderly woman and her cat. Frankly, there is nothing wrong with that.

The Seven Deadly Sins #169

In this one sequence, we not only learn more about Escanor, but see him grow as a character, resolving his feelings for Merlin in a gratifying way. The pairing of Escanor and Gowther makes remarkable sense given the contrasts provided in this chapter: Gowther is driven by reason, whereas Escanor is driven by his emotion.

Fairy Tail #479

If last week’s chapter showed Fairy Tail’s weaknesses at some of it’s worst, this week shows what it’s capable of at it’s best. Every primary character involved influenced the fight in a direct and meaningful way.