Archive for the ‘Slice of Life’ Category

Ryu’s Musings – Space Brothers v01

Posted on May 10th, 2016 by Ryu Sheng |

space_brothers-chapter_1-0-450x675Language: Japanese
Direction: Right to Left
By: Chuya Koyama
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
Type: Series
Genre: Seinen, Slice of Life
Availability: Digital, SimulPub

Two brothers looked to the starry skies as children and made a promise … Now, in the year 2025, the younger brother, Hibito, is carrying his out. He is an astronaut who has been selected as a crew member for mankind’s first long-term base on the moon. Meanwhile, the older brother, Mutta, has just been fired from his job and is unemployed, but decides to trust himself just one last time. A text message from Hibito sends him applying to be an astronaut too and shooting for the stars … The official Space Brothers manga is ready to launch!

This is the second title I read from the ongoing Kodansha Humble Bundle!

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Ryu’s Musings – Planetes Omnibus v01

Posted on April 20th, 2016 by Ryu Sheng |

27831Language: English
Direction: Right to Left
By: Makoto Yukimura
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Type: Series
Genre: Shounen, Slice of Life, sci-fi
Availability: Omnibus


In the 2070s, increased interplanetary travel has led to crisis-level amounts of dangerous space debris, and someone has to clean it up. Planetes follows the space-garbage crew of aspiring explorer Hachimaki, mourning Yuri, and secretive Fee, collected in two omnibus editions, printed from the original files and complete with bonus color pages!

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Ryu’s Musings- The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service Vol01-03

Posted on April 16th, 2016 by Ryu Sheng |

01Language: English
Direction: Right to Left
By: Eiji Otsuka (Story) / Housui Yamazaki (Art)
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Type: Series
Genre: Shounen, Slice of Life, spiritual
Availability: Volume / Omnibus

Five spiritualist students at a Buddhist college in Japan realize the job market is tough these days . . . among the living, that is! But the dead need jobs done too, so the five form the Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service, carrying out the last wishes of their cadaverous clients, so their souls can move on. But the Kurosagi gang are magnets for weirdness—not just corpses—and every case gets them involved in disturbing personal obsessions, bizarre modern Tokyo fads, and strange rituals of old Japan!

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Ryu’s Musings – Stardew Valley

Posted on March 4th, 2016 by Ryu Sheng |

SDV_twitch_boxartLanguage: English
Developer: ConcernedApe
Publisher: ChuckleFish
Format: PC
Type: Farming Sim


You’ve inherited your grandfather’s old farm plot in Stardew Valley. Armed with hand-me-down tools and a few coins, you set out to begin your new life. Can you learn to live off the land and turn these overgrown fields into a thriving home? It won’t be easy. Ever since Joja Corporation came to town, the old ways of life have all but disappeared. The community center, once the town’s most vibrant hub of activity, now lies in shambles. But the valley seems full of opportunity. With a little dedication, you might just be the one to restore Stardew Valley to greatness!

For a long time many PC gamers have wanted a Harvest Moon styled game on the PC, a dream that finally looked like it would be fulfilled in 2016; when Harvest Moon would be ported to PC. However before it even had a chance to be released another game arrived on PC that is being lauded as the best Harvest Moon game to date: Stardew Valley.

The question however is, is it really that great a game? The short answer is: Yes it is. The long answer is below the cut! Read the rest…

Ryu’s Musings – Jormungand vol1-11 (complete)

Posted on June 19th, 2014 by Ryu Sheng |


Title: Jormungand
Direction: Right to Left
By: Keitaro Takahashi
Language: English
Publisher: Viz Media
Format: Kindle/Book
Type: Manga,Series
Genre: Seinen, Adventure


Jonah is a child soldier, born amidst the chaotic conflicts that rage across West Asia, his family lost to a war fuelled by weapons supplied by the so-called Merchants of Death–international arms dealers. Despite Jonah’s hatred of weapons and violence, he employs both extremely well in the service of high-flying arms dealer Koko Hekmatyar and her band of mercenaries. Their journey through the dark underbelly of the world’s arms markets may lead only to damnation, but will Jonah one day make his way back to the light? Only one thing is certain: it’s going to be a long, hard road out of hell…

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Ryu’s Musings – Danganronpa Trigger Happy Havoc (PS Vita)

Posted on March 10th, 2014 by Ryu Sheng |

Title: Danganronpa Trigger Happy  Havoc
Release Date: 15th February 2014
Language: English/Japanese
Publisher: MIS America
Format: PSN Store/Cartridge
Type: Game, Single Player
Genre: Shounen, Adventure, Visual Novel


Hope’s Peak Academy is home to Japan’s best and brightest high school students-the beacons of hope for the future. But that hope suddenly dies when Makoto Naegi and his classmates find themselves imprisoned in the school, cut off from the outside world and subject to the whims of a strange, murderous little bear named Monokuma.He pits the students against each other, promising freedom to anyone who can murder a fellow classmate and get away with it. It’s up to you to find out who Monokuma really is, and why you’ve been taken from the world you once knew. But be careful what you wish for-sometimes there’s nothing more deadly than the truth…

Please note that the following post contains spoilers

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