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7 Webtoons For Those New To Webtoons!

My fellow nerds; Anime and Manga, Western Animations, Comic Books and more, have been standard fare. Classics exist as far back as the 1950s, a veritable Akashic Record of fantastic series to catch up on; and you know them well. From the Western superheroes like Batman and Superman, to the Eastern classics of Cowboy Bebop…

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What Makes a Story Good?

We all have preferences and opinions on our favorite films, TV shows, anime, books and more. However, oftentimes, we will come across a divide. There are times when we will love a story that others despise, while other times, we may wonder why people seem to love a show that just doesn’t seem that good.…

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Sex, Murder, and Mystery: a Review of Yuureitou

Who doesn’t love a good mystery story? The ones full of gruesome death, ruthless killers, twisted motivations.  A web of lies, waiting to be untangled, surrounded by faceless people who can’t be trusted; Yuureitou is a story that starts off like this, but quickly becomes something…a lot more.

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Quote of the Month

“You’re never going to kill storytelling, because it’s built in the human plan. We come with it.”

-Margaret Atwood

Stories I Recommend!
(Updated July-August 2022)

  1. Spy X Family (Anime, Crunchyroll)

    When world peace is on the line, nothing should stand in the way, and everything should be done to keep it. But then, how will one secret agent fare when, to accomplish his mission, he needs to do the toughest thing of all; have a family? Let the hyjinx ensue!

  2. Oyasumi Punpun (Manga)

    Punpun is a boy like any other, living a life like any other; with the pain, happiness, and trial that comes with. From first loves to broken dreams, join Punpun in a life like any other (If you think you have the heart for it).

  3. Yumi’s Cells (Webtoon)

    People have a lot of feelings and thoughts from day-to-day, and Yumi Kim is no exception. But just imagine; what if we could see into the world of those feelings and thoughts?
    …What do you mean Inside Out did that already?
    Regardless, Yumi’s Cells is relatable, funny, and even, at some points, dramatic as heck. Join Yumi as she deals with the munchies, dating anxiety, late-night emotions, and every other daily struggle you can think of!

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Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood: A Theological Analysis of The Homunculus, Alchemy, and The Truth

Now, now, now, I know what you’re thinking.  Symbolism?  You mean like those cool tattoos the homunculi have?  The seven deadly sins?  Father’s Jesus symbolism?  We’ve seen that before! No way, that’s simple stuff.  Here on Reading Between, we got bigger fish to fry. Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood has received critical acclaim from many sources,…

The Beauty of Daily Life: Appreciating “Everyday” in Anime

Day-to-day life can be such a drag, right? It’s why we find such excitement from escaping to worlds beyond our comprehension.  Through experiencing stories, we are spirited away to worlds infinitely more entertaining than the one we live in now.  After all, as humans, we need something new.  Something exciting to distract us from the…

A Quick Statistical Comparison of Popular and Acclaimed Anime

A quick personal digression- statistics, whether in the social sciences, or elsewhere, interest me.  I’m a psychology major at the moment; a factor in some of the topics I choose to pursue on Reading Between, but statistics are still fun to look at as well.  That being said, I got a bit curious one day…


Reading Between Manga Review: Boku Wa Mari No Naka

Reading manga is an interesting journey. I don’t know what it is,  but every interesting manga I hear about tends to be one that’s psychologically, thematically, and ethically…weird, to say the least.  I’ve actually made a list of such strange stories in manga, for the simple reason that they’re so, so common.  And, with Boku…

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Reading Between Reviews: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu (Season 1)

Do you know what Rakugo is? Don’t worry, I didn’t know either. Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu, a Winter 2016 anime, wasn’t- at least to my knoweldge- a very popular watch.  However, searching around for a new anime to get started on, many people lauded this one as one of the best of the season- so…

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Reading Between Reviews: Clannad!

I’ve wanted to review this one for a while now. Clannad is one of those series that is near and dear to many people’s hearts.  I talked about it recently, as my second favorite story of all time, and from what I know, it was an emotional trip for almost everyone that’s watched it.  But…

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  1. Can confirm you aren’t exaggerating. Kirby’s just a fun series which explores some I N T E R E S…