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Manga Review – Cells at Work!

Cells at Work! Volume 1

Cells at Work!
はたらく細胞 (Hataraku Saibou)
SHIMIZU Akane
Shounen – Action, comedy, educational, sci-fi
5 Volumes (hiatus)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Every day, cells band together to keep the body running smoothly. But the inside world is a dangerous place: bacteria, viruses, and even rogue cells can try to attack. But no matter if a cell is dedicated to delivering oxygen, fighting invaders, healing injuries, or communicating, everyday, they’re hard at work!

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Manga Review – Splatoon

Splatoon Volume 1

Splatoon
スプラトゥーン
HINODEYA Sankichi
Kodomo – Action, comedy, fantasy, sports
7 Volumes (ongoing)
VIZ Media

Summary:

For the squid-like Inklings in Inkopolis, there’s nothing like a game of Turf War! In Turf War, two teams of four compete to splash the area with their team’s color — the most color wins! The mediocre Team Blue is ready to compete in the latest tournament, but can they win when they’re up against elite players? Well, no matter what happens, one thing’s for sure: they’re going to have a blast!

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Unlicensed Spotlight – Kamisama Gakuen at Armeria

Kamisama Gakuen at Armeria Volume 1

Kamisama Gakuen at Armeria
The God Academy at Armeria

Armeria: The School with Gods
神サマ学園@あるめりあ
KAKIZAKI Muku
Shoujo – Action, comedy, fantasy, magical girl, romance
12 Volumes (complete)
Tosuisha (Ichiraci)

Summary:

Three years ago, a god revealed themselves to the populace with a declaration: turn evil gods back into their holy selves. To do so, 30 teens were chosen to by gaining the ability to house and fuse with gods. But Rikka, one of these 30, doesn’t have a god! But as she witnesses a battle against a pair of evil gods, she sees the rumored savior who can also defeat gods. But who is he, and why can he carry a god while Rikka can’t?

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Manga Review – The Water Dragon’s Bride

The Water Dragon's Bride Volume 1

The Water Dragon’s Bride
水神の生贄(はなよめ)(Suijin no Hanayome)
TOMA Rei
Shoujo – Fantasy, historical, isekai, romance, supernatural
11 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

Little Asahi was just enjoying her life when suddenly, she finds herself in a place where people dress in old-fashioned clothing and there are no signs of technology anywhere. A young boy comes to her aid, but other villagers decide to sacrifice the strange-looking Asahi to their deity. Any hopes of all this being just a nightmare start to fade when she comes face-to-face with the Water Dragon God himself — and he declares Asahi his bride!

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Manga Review – The Gentlemen’s Alliance †

The Gentlemen's Alliance † Volume 1

The Gentlemen’s Alliance †
紳士同盟+(クロス) (Shinshi Doumei † [Cross])
TANEMURA Arina
Shoujo – Comedy, drama, reverse harem, romance
11 Volumes (complete)
VIZ Media

Summary:

Haine is at the bottom caste of her school thanks to her adopted family’s finances, but that’s not the only reason people tend to ignore her: she’s a former gang member. It’s a far cry from the position of Emperor, aka the student body president. Like many of her schoolmates, she’s in love with the Emperor, and when she hears he’s kidnapped, this may be her chance to tell him of her feelings! But Shizumasa has his own secrets…

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Manga Review – Cash Boy

Cash Boy Volume 1

Cash Boy
キャッシュボーイ
MURAO Mio
Seinen – Romance
2 Volumes (complete)
Media Do (NIHONBUNGEISHA)

Summary:

Everyone is thrilled to see such a happy wedding between two single parents. But the honeymoon turns into a funeral, leaving their kids, Takanori and Hikaru, alone. The stepsiblings are about to give up their college dreams, but then they learn they are inheriting a large sum of money! They can draw cash only if both agree, so how will these near-strangers handle balancing living out their fantasies and with each other?

Warning: this review is of a series that is recommended for ages 18+ and is not safe for work!

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