Best New Manga You’ve Never Heard Of

Puella Magi Madoka Magica


Puella Magi Madoka Magica was not an instant success, but in the year and a half since the anime debuted in Japan is has become an incredible success, with an immense following and a dedicated fanbase. Madoka Kaname is a typical Japanese middle schooler, doodling heart and rainbows in her notebooks, sleeping with stuffed animals, and hanging out at the cafe after school with her friends. That is, until she meets Kyubey, an adorable little creature that offers her a deal:

Make a contract with me, and I’ll grant any wish for you!

Sounds great, right? Normally in Japanese anime you would say that Madoka jumped at the chance, becoming a mahou shojo (magical girl) and fighting evil while looking adorable and bubbly-happy. But that doesn’t happen. Not. Even Close. But I won’t tell you the secret. You’ll just have to read it. Suffice to say that there is more (dark, death, fear, betrayal, brutality) to Madoka Magica than happy-go-lucky magical girls and sweet little mascot creatures.

You can check out PMMM at the Kenton County Public Library by going <here> and putting a request on it.

Wandering Son

wandering son

Wandering Son is the heartfelt and beautifully drawn story of a group of friends, together since middle school, changing, loving, finding themselves, and discovering each other. There are currently several manga volumes and a short anime series.

Shuichi is a boy who wants to be a girl, while Yoshino is a girl who wants to be a boy.

Follow their experiences through school, with family, and with each other as they find out who they’ve been, who they are, and who they want to be. If you’ve ever been confused about yourself, struggled with your identity, your gender, your sexuality, or felt like you didn’t belong even with your best friends then you’ll be able to identify with these fascinating characters.

You can watch the anime for free online at Crunchyroll. I am particularly in love with the opening and ending songs!

You can check out Wandering Son from Kenton County Public Library by going <here>!!


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