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Manga Review – Beasts of Abigaile

Beasts of Abigaile Volume 1

Beasts of Abigaile
薔薇監獄の獣たち (Abigaile no Kemono-tachi)
AOKI Spica
Shoujo – Drama, harem, romance, supernatural
4 Volumes (complete)
Seven Seas

Summary:

After being bullied in school, Nina goes to live with her uncle in the country of Ruberia, home of rare roses. On her first day in this new land, Nina comes face-to-face with an animal-eared beast-like guy, and he bites her! Suddenly, Nina has those characteristics too — and she’s forced to attend a prison-like school where these “luga” learn how to serve humans. Can Nina ever go back home, and, more importantly, go back to being a normal girl?

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Manga Review – ARISA

ARISA Volume 1

ARISA
ANDO Natsumi
Shoujo – Drama, mystery, psychological
12 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Tsubasa is excited to see her twin sister, Arisa, after many years apart. While Tsubasa is violent and a tomboy, Arisa is gentle, smart, and even the leader of her class. When Tsubasa gets to swap with Arisa for a day, it’s a chance to be the model, well-loved student she’s always dreamed of being. But when Tsubasa gets home with a letter for her sister, Arisa jumps out of a window, and a confused Tsubasa is desperate for answers.

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Manga Review – Library Wars: Love & War

Library Wars: Love & War Volume 1

Library Wars: Love & War
図書館戦争 LOVE&WAR (Toshokan Sensou – Love & War)
YUMI Kiiro (story & art), ARIKAWA Hiro (original concept)
Shoujo – Action, comedy, drama, romance, war
15 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

In the near future, libraries have decided to band together against government censorship. While the Media Betterment Committee seeks to ban all controversial material, the Library Forces defend the books, and thus the two often face off in potentially deadly clashes. For one new recruit, the training may be tough thanks to a strict drill instructor, but she’s going to join the Library Forces to meet her hero!

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Unlicensed Spotlight – Bitou Lollipop

Bitou Lollipop
Low Sugar Lollipop
Lightly Sweetened Lollipop

微糖ロリポップ
IKETANI Ricaco
Shoujo – Drama, romance
7 Volumes (complete)
Shueisha (Cookie)

Summary:

Madoka is shocked: her parents have just won the lottery! She’s in for another surprise when they leave her with some acquaintances while they go study to become doctors. Between her scholastically-challenged parents, a strict landlady, her rebellious son, and a popular classmate with secrets, will Madoka’s life make a turn for the better or worse?

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Manga Review – Kigurumi Guardians

Kigurumi Guardians 1

Kigurumi Guardians
きぐるみ防衛隊 (Kigurumi Bouei-tai)
HOSHINO Lily
Shoujo – Comedy, fantasy, magical girl, romance
3 Volumes (hiatus)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Hakka is an ordinary girl, spending her days crushing on the student body president, Chigaya. But that peace is shattered when she finds a strange being in an animal suit in her house! Hakka learns she’s not the only one with a sudden mascot partner, and Chigaya informs the three that they are chosen warriors who must work together to fight aliens!

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