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Heroine Addiction: The Reason Why Raeliana Ended up at the Duke's Mansion

It's time for Heroine Addiction once again, and for this episode Isekai Sensei-Sama and Bento Baggins are going back a bit to an important series in Otome Isekai history,  The Reason Why Raeliana Ended up at the Duke's Mansion . Brad Ben Content and Ideas 4 4 Pacing and Structure 3 3 Characters 4 4 Romance 4 3 Art Competency 3 3 Artistic Flourish 3 3 Personal Preference 4 5 Recommendation Strength 4 4 Total 71 71 Sugoi Mart  is your one-stop shop for the best Japanese snacks, candy, toys, and merch!  Click here  or use code  APR15  at checkout  to get 15% off your first order . Don't forget to find us on  Twitter ,  Facebook ,  and  YouTube , and subscribe so you don't miss new episodes. We'd love to hear from you, so send us a message or comment. If you have an Isekai question, email Isekai Sensei-Sama at  IsekaiSenseiSama@gmail.com  and your question may be featured in a future episode.

Review: Tokyo These Days by Taiyo Matsumoto [Vol 2]

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As a manga reader of some years, I continue to enjoy and relate to Tokyo These Days. I love the eccentric artists waffling back and forth between the realities of marketability and the desire to create their vision. I love the portrayal of older artists who have made necessary compromises, struggling to find their voices again for a passion project. I love the parallel storylines as we follow a relatively new talent repped by a new editor struggling to deal with the burden of success. Perhaps most of all I love Matsumoto's art. It has a shoegaze quality of a reality not quite in focus. The different techniques used to render different characters say something about the way those characters emotionally interact with the world. Characters who are still struggling to see clearly through the lens of bitterness and confusion are rendered with shaky lines and too much ink. Characters who are figuring things out are drawn in a much sharper focus. I've seen at least one review that acc

Shonen Jumping the Gun: Double House

It's a pride month special! Kermit D. Grog and Isekai Sensei-Sama are checking out  Double House . Sugoi Mart  is your one-stop shop for the best Japanese snacks, candy, toys, and merch!  Click here  or use code  APR15  at checkout  to get 15% off your first order . Don't forget to find us on  Twitter ,  Faceb ook ,  and  YouTube , and subscribe so you don't miss new episodes. We'd love to hear from you, so send us a message or comment. If you have an Isekai question, email Isekai Sensei-Sama at  IsekaiSenseiSama@gmail.com  and your question may be featured in a future episode.

Shonen Jumping the Gun: Psych House

On this episode, we really weren't all that interested in the premise or the characters, and the art wasn't great either... PSYCH! Kermit D. Grog and Isekai Sensei-Sama are checking out  Psych House , and the results may surprise you! Sugoi Mart  is your one-stop shop for the best Japanese snacks, candy, toys, and merch!  Click here  or use code  APR15  at checkout  to get 15% off your first order . Don't forget to find us on  Twitter ,  Faceb ook ,  and  YouTube , and subscribe so you don't miss new episodes. We'd love to hear from you, so send us a message or comment. If you have an Isekai question, email Isekai Sensei-Sama at  IsekaiSenseiSama@gmail.com  and your question may be featured in a future episode.

Reviewstravaganza III

Once more around the sun, Isekai Sensei-Sama, Kermit D. Grog, and Bento Baggins have amassed a collection of curious comics for your consumption. Is It Odd That I Became an Adventurer Even If I Graduated From the Witchcraft Institute? Kill Six Billion Demons Bomba! Tokyo These Days I Want To Play Happily In Another World Because I Got A Heavenly Castle Modern Villainess: It’s Not Easy Building A Corporate Empire Before The Crash I Picked Up This World's Strategy Guide! Astro Baby Sugoi Mart  is your one-stop shop for the best Japanese snacks, candy, toys, and merch!  Click here  or use code  APR15  at checkout  to get 15% off your first order . Don't forget to find us on  Twitter ,  Facebook ,  and  YouTube , and subscribe so you don't miss new episodes. We'd love to hear from you, so send us a message or comment. If you have an Isekai question, email Isekai Sensei-Sama at  IsekaiSenseiSama@gmail.com  and your question may be featured in a future episode.

Shonen Jumping the Gun: Marriage Toxin

This one has been a long time coming. Kermit D. Grog and Isekai Sensei-Sama are still feeling ok even after consuming the first chapter of  Marriage Toxin . Sugoi Mart  is your one-stop shop for the best Japanese snacks, candy, toys, and merch!  Click here  or use code  APR15  at checkout  to get 15% off your first order . Don't forget to find us on  Twitter ,  Faceb ook ,  and  YouTube , and subscribe so you don't miss new episodes. We'd love to hear from you, so send us a message or comment. If you have an Isekai question, email Isekai Sensei-Sama at  IsekaiSenseiSama@gmail.com  and your question may be featured in a future episode.

Review: Solanin by Asano Inio

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  I don't use the word "heartache" lightly. It could be a case of my finding this manga at precisely the correct time for it to have the maximum impact on me, but it actually hurt to read and at the same time, I couldn't put it down. My heart ached. This is not an emotion I feel very often. It's a simple story; I would argue that it is a brutally simple story. But in telling it, Asano reveals that he is a human being who has lived, which is art in its purest form. Speaking of the visuals, Asano's style works very well with this material. There is a humor and a cartoonish exaggeration there, but at the same time the faces are surprisingly lifelike. I suspect he is heavily referencing photos of actual people. He also mixes in real photography. He's not the only mangaka I've seen play with this, but the effect here is intentionally jarring. It adds a lot to the feel of a scene. Despite my glowing review, I don't know if other people will get out of th