Welcome to Lesley’s Anime and Manga Corner. I’m Lesley Aeschliman, and I served as the Anime editor for BellaOnline.com for about five-and-a-half years. During the time that I wrote for BellaOnline, I started to read manga, since many of the anime series I reviewed are based on manga series. As I began to read manga, my interest in it blossomed. I also wrote manga reviews for Blogcritics.org for almost two years, and many of my reviews were included in the site’s “Sixty Second Manga” feature. I have also been a columnist for MyAnimeList, and I also wrote manga and anime reviews and news for WatchPlayRead.
This blog features anime and manga news, anime and manga commentary, and anime and manga reviews.
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At this time, Lesley’s Anime and Manga Corner is only publishing reviews and articles that I have personally written; outside submissions are not accepted. However, I accept press releases and will write articles from press releases if I deem the news to be on-topic for this blog.
In addition to watching and reading manga, I’m also a regular visitor to the Anime News Network website, where I follow both the anime and manga news that the site reports on. I have posted at the site’s forum from time to time; my username at the Anime News Network forum is “ljaesch.”
Now a little about me and how I got into anime: My father was in the Navy when I was a child, and he was stationed in Japan from the time I was a year old until I was five; this was back in the late 1970s. I have some hazy memories of the time that I lived there, but one of the things that stuck out to me was liking Candy Candy. I would see Star Blazers on American television a few years later, followed by Voltron and Robotech. My interest in anime was rekindled after my children started watching shows like Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh! in the early 2000s.
Thank you for coming by Lesley’s Anime and Manga Corner.