When you're an adult, sprawling out in the manga aisle of your neighbourhood bookstore with a copy of Fruits Basket isn't the same. Even though it has nostalgic appeal for adults longing to relive their childhoods, manga written for teens might not be stimulating enough for the 20+ crowd.

These days when I read manga, I don't want to flip through some cutesy and predictable love story or a dozen fist-pumping shonen arcs. I want to feel something new.