Review: The Private Report on my Lesbian Experience with Loneliness

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Hello! This series has been finished for a while, but it only started getting translated recently. It’s an autobiographical manga about the author Nagata Kabi, detailing her long and tedious struggle with mental illness in Japan, a place where mental illness is often looked at with one eye closed. It’s real, it’s harrowing, and a piece of you will die while reading it.

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Tribute to Kochikame

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Kochikame (Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kōen Mae Hashutsujo) recently ended after 40 years of serialization in Shonen Jump. Kochikame, a gag manga about a policeman who does absolutely no real police work, was loved by salary men and children alike, and garnered quite a large following. It was the inspiration for many modern manga artists/authors, and its departure from publication resulted in artistic tributes from a plethora of different mangakas. I’ve made a compilation of the tributes:

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