Author: James Ristig

How to Love Manga: Tokyo Ghoul

In a world where humanity is at war with flesh eating monsters known as ghouls, a young boy is about to be thrust into the middle. After almost being killed by the girl he likes when she turns out to be one of these ghouls, Kaneki is transformed into a half-ghoul using her organs and he must learn how to remain human while haunted by an unending hunger for flesh.

Barrage by Kouhei Horikoshi.

How to Love Manga: Barrage

Learn about the author of My Hero Academia and how his second ever published manga made such a big impact in the west. Barrage tells the tale of an orphan becoming a prince through happenstance and must save his world. Though the manga was a failure, it still holds value for fans of unique art and author Kouhei Horikoshi.

How to Love Manga: Food Wars! Shokugeki No Soma (NSFW)

How to Love Manga: Food Wars! Shokugeki No Soma (NSFW)

Soma is a talented chef who must survive in his new cut-throat culinary school. Chefs compete against each other through cooking competitions called Shokugeki over whose dish is the best. Soma and his friends battle with food to become the best in the school and follow their dreams of becoming professional chefs.

How to Love Manga: Fullmetal Alchemist

How to Love Manga: Fullmetal Alchemist

Imagine a world built upon a magical science called alchemy, where almost anything is possible. Two brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric, search the world for the mythical Philosopher’s Stone, a magical stone of unlimited power. Read this manga and embark on the epic quest of two brothers trying to save both their mother and themselves.

How to Love Manga: My Hero Academia

How to Love Manga: My Hero Academia

A school has been formed to train the next generation of heroes in a world full of superpowers. One kid dreams of entering this school, but he was born without a power. Read this epic journey of Deku the quirkless wonder and the number one superhero All Might. It’s time to learn how to be a true hero.

How to Love Manga: One-Punch Man

The world is under attack, and humanities only hope is a poor superhero with a store bought costume. Saitama is the greatest hero no one has ever heard of who destroys every opponent with just one punch. Read on to learn about this goofy take on the superhero genre from Japan.

How to Love Manga: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Part 1: Phantom Blood

In what could be seen as a rip-off of Fist of the North Star, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is a globetrotting, over the top, manga which has only found appreciation in the West recently. Resident manga expert James Ristig takes a look at this classic with a focus on it’s first collection, Part 1: Phantom Blood.

I, Vampire by Andrea Sorrentino.

5 Reasons You Should Read I, Vampire

While many thought assumed I, Vampire by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Andrea Sorrentino was a cheesy story taking advantage of the vampire craze at the time turned out to be so much more. Guest writer James Ristig explores 5 reasons why you should read I, Vampire.

Tumor by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Noel Tuazon

REVIEW: Tumor by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Noel Tuazon

If you have ever enjoyed a good detective novel or are a fan of film noir, Tumor will feel like an old story that got lost in the 1930s. Tumor follows Frank Armstrong, a private detective with a terminal brain tumor. If you want to see how well thought out art and writing can make a comic something special, Tumor is definitely for you. Click to read the review by guest writer James Ristig.