What manga have I been reading?

Warmth update: It’s still too warm. Hopefully only two more days as of writing this though, and then it’ll go below 25 for a while. Not amazing still, but definitely a lot better than high 20s with nights that don’t drop below 20 celsius. My room is an oven. So the last week or so I’ve just been reading some manga in the yard, trying to survive the heat. As of posting this I should also finally get some insight on my long term health issue, and hopefully something to help deal with it. The Dutch health care system is far from perfect, that much has become clear to me. But enough about me, I’d like to talk a little bit about some of the manga I’ve been reading, because they’re all good enough for me to recommend them!

I’ve read two manga that I’ve been following for a while: Yuri is my Job Volume 9 and Eden’s Zero Volume 17. The former is a lovely romance drama focused on relationships between girls. I’d say Volume 9 was pretty good because of which characters it focused on. Better than 8 and 7. If you’re big into yuri manga this is probably a good one.

Eden’s Zero, for those unfamiliar, is the latest manga by the author of Rave Master and Fairy Tail. It’s more of the same, but I do think his writing has been more solid in this one. This volume continues the Poseidon Nero/Shura arc and I’m curious how this is going to keep developing. 

Putting those two aside, here are two recommendations:

That time I reincarnated as slime.

Now, longtime readers of this blog will already know how much I loved the anime adaptation of this, but I’ve also had the first volume of the manga on my shelf for a long time. It’s originally a light novel, but the manga version is very good too. It really captures what I liked about the anime so much and gives me more of the same. I also have the first light novel and I’m curious about it as well. Hoping to read that in the near future as well. I should probably specify, this is an Isekai manga about a guy who reincarnates as a slime. Meeting a super powerful and quirky dragon that’s been locked away, they form a bond and the slime gains immense power. He uses it to build his own kingdom of peace and prosperity but of course things don’t always go as planned. 

Bakuman

Who doesn’t know about Bakuman. A manga written by the authors of Death Note that is about, well, writing manga. It follows two high school boys who want to create a manga. Well, one of them just wants to marry his crush and to do so they need to make an anime by the time they’re 18. I’ve seen the anime for this manga and I know how good it is, but when I saw the manga at the book fair the other day I knew I had to give it a go and as usual, good anime often come from good manga because this was a blast to read.

Lastly, I also read the first omnibus of The Breaker. The Breaker is a korean manhwa about martial arts. I’m going to dedicate an entire post to this title once the other two omnibuses? Omnibi? Omnibusters? Whatever, arrive as well. For now all you need to know is that it’s absolutely amazing and it has gorgeous art of pretty Korean women (and men). As I’m finishing up this post it’s cooling down a little bit here in the Netherlands and it’s now almost a livable temperature. I hope to write more in depth posts about things soon as well as some stories. I got some good ideas the other day. As always, thanks for reading, and let me know if you’ve read any of the titles I mentioned. If you did read the breaker, the third season only super recently dropped on the Webtoon app after a super long hiatus. I haven’t read it yet but I am very excited for it. 

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