Nichijou: Fall Down Seven Times, Laugh It Up Eight

Nichijou: Fall Down Seven Times, Laugh It Up Eight

When circumventing the conventions of genre, it’s important to either tread carefully, or avoid it altogether. Tropes and standards keep us safe: they provide a sense of unified human experience. A story may hold different perspectives from different authors, but thanks to genre conventions these stories also maintain a kind of universal cohesion. Then, an ..

Nichijou Volume 1

Nichijou Volume 1

Nichijou’s first volume is a fantastic read, though it might not be apparent based on the title. The characters have plenty of layers to them and there is always something happening in the stories to maintain investment, as well as plenty of busting-a-gut-laughing to be had

FukuFuku: Kitten Tales Vol. 1

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