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Benefits of Being a Nerd

This is a place for books and other awesome things.

Currently reading

Great Mythologies of the World
Professor Robert André LaFleur, Professor Kathryn McClymond, Professor Julius H. Bailey, Professor Grant L. Voth, The Great Courses, The Great Courses
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale
Herman Melville, Andrew Delbanco, Tom Quirk
Progress: 135/509 pages

My Favourite Mangas!

Special A, Vol. 1 - Maki  Minami Vampire Knight, Vol. 01 - Tomo Kimura, Matsuri Hino The Wallflower 1 - Tomoko Hayakawa D.Gray-man, Volume 21 - Katsura Hoshino

Reading the first volume of Pandora Hearts last month has reawakened my love of manga. So in that spirit, I decided that I would tell you all about my favourite mangas. (I will probably also do a segment on my favourite animes in the future.)


S.A. (Special A) by Maki Minami: This is such a charming anime. So funny and lighthearted. It's about a group of super smart private school students and their shenanigans! Really funny romances and great characters. This is in my top two favourite animes. I also watched the show, but it wasn't as good as some of the other manga adaptations I've seen. I give the magna five out of five stars.


Vampire Knight by Matsuri Hino: This manga takes place at a boarding school with one campus for the Day Class and one for the Night Class (vampires!). This manga has great intrigue, great humour, and the anime adaptation has some of my favourite  animation! I give the manga four and a half out of five stars.


The Wallflower by Tomoko Hayakawa: A classic manga about your stranger-than-average girl who's living with a group of gorgeous boys. Chaos and hilarity ensues. This is a super funny manga and I would recommend it to anyone who loves Japanese humour. It's constant giggles with this one. I give the manga four and a half out of five stars.


D-Gray Man by Katsura Hoshino: D-Gray Man claims its spot with S.A. in my top two, though for very different reasons. Though it is still interspersed with moments of humour, which I absolutely love, this is a much darker series, dealing with exorcists who hunt and rid the world of akuma. I have also watched the manga, which is exceptional, though incomplete. I give the manga five out of five stars.


What are your favourite animes? Any suggestions for future reading?