Shades of Grey is a blog primarily about manga (and occasionally anime) started by Yerocha. It features both discussions of new manga chapters and video reviews of whole series. What separates these reviews from many others is that they generally avoid both excess cynicism toward the series reviewed and the generalization of the target audience. Rather than strict pros and cons, the end of the reviews list off which groups of fans should and shouldn't be reading.
It can be found here. The blog stopped updating in February 2013.
- Black Cat
- Deadman Wonderland
- Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple
- Kimi ni Todoke
- Squid Girl
- The World God Only Knows
Shades of Grey contains examples of:
- Running Gag: The videos all start with a joke warning label. Sometimes the warning is legitimate, but it's still presented humourously.
- Take That!: During the Kimi ni Todoke review, the ways the series avoided classic shojo archetypes were listed off, but Yerocha decided not to list the manga that followed those tropes out of respect. Except for Black Bird (2006), for which he had no respect.