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Manga Review – Ping-Pong Dash!

Ping Pong Dash Volume 1

Ping-Pong Dash!
卓球Dash!! (Takkyuu Dash!!)
HONDA Shingo
Shounen – Action, comedy, sports, romance
5 Volumes of 15 Volumes (complete)
Media Do (Akita Publishing)

Summary:

Haruku, a delinquent, is in a bad mood after he travels all the way to Tokyo to see the girl he likes and is sent away. But his mood turns even worse when a rival leader destroys a can of his favorite coffee. Still worse yet, he meets Sawa, a girl the opposite of Haruku’s ideal: she’s from Tokyo, is not fiery, knows nothing about the town or coffee, and she kicks him! He decides to get revenge in her preferred sport: table tennis!

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Manga Review – One-sided Love Paradise

One-sided Love Paradise Volume 1

One-sided Love Paradise
片恋パラダイス (Katakoi Paradise)
KOIDE Mieko
Boys’ Love – Romance
1 Volume of 2 Volumes (complete)
Media Do (Nihonbungeisha)

Summary:

Hitoshi has been in love with his naive older brother for years. But as Hitoshi prepares to start college, will his feelings for Mitsuro chill… or erupt? Or will he have a special meeting while he’s attending university?

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Manga Review – La Magnifique Grande Scène

La Magnifique Grande Scène / The Magnificent Grand Scene Volume 1

La Magnifique Grande Scène
The Magnificent Grand Scene
絢爛たるグランドセーヌ (Kenrantaru Grande Scene)
Cuvie
Shounen – Slice-of-life, sports
1 Volume of 10 Volumes of 20 Volumes (ongoing)
Media Do (Akita Publishing)

Summary:

When Kanade goes to see a ballet performance featuring her neighbor Risa, she’s enthralled. Young Kanade wants dance as wonderfully as Risa does as soon as possible! But while ballet is full of grace and beauty, the path to being a ballerina is hard and full of disappointment.

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Manga Review – Kuishinbo

Kuishinbo! Volume 1

Kuishinbo
喰いしん坊!
TSUCHIYAMA Shigeru
Seinen – Comedy, sports
5 Volumes of 24 Volumes (complete)
Media Do (Nihonbungeisha)

Summary:

Office worker Mantaro is broke, so he enters a store’s eating contest to get some extra cash. But while both he and a big college judo club member failed the challenge, he sees a man in a cowboy hat and sunglasses win the very next day. But when another judo club member arrives and threatens to destroy the store if he’s not given a chance to try, sunglasses man suggests a new challenge — with Mantaro as his competition!

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Manga Review – Kenka Ramen

Kenka Ramen Volume 1

Kenka Ramen
喧嘩ラーメン
TSUCHIYAMA Shigeru
Seinen – Comedy, sports
3 Volumes of 17 Volumes (complete)
Media Do (Nihonbungeisha)

Summary:

Yoshitsune is the leader of a gang, and his dad is dedicated to his ramen shop. The two don’t see eye-to-eye on much. But while Yoshitsune complains about his dad’s business, he refuses to see it be shut down. However, father and son have very different ideas on running a shop, but when a ramen critic is about to walk out, Yoshitsune has no choice but to step in. But can he make the place successful, or will it end up in ruins?

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Manga Review – I Want to Hold Aono-kun So Badly I Could Die

I Want to Hold Aono-kun So Badly I Could Die Volume 1

I Want to Hold Aono-kun So Badly I Could Die
青野くんに触りたいから死にたい (Aono-kun ni Sawaritai kara Shinitai)
SHIINA Umi
Seinen – Romance, horror, supernatural, tragedy
2 Volumes of 8 Volumes (ongoing)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Yuri is ecstatic when the guy she has been admiring from a distance agrees to go out with her, but that quickly is replaced with sadness when her new boyfriend dies. But she’s once again filled with happiness when he reappears as a ghost by her side — but is this really a reason to celebrate when they can’t even touch each other?

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Manga Review – I’m in Love and It’s the End of the World

I'm in Love and It's the End of the Wold Volume 1

I’m in Love and It’s the End of the World
地球のおわりは恋のはじまり (Chikyuu no Owari wa Koi no Hajimari)
Taamo
Shoujo – Comedy, romance
2 Volumes of 5 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Mahiru is starting high school, and she just wants to live a simple life. That’s because every time something good happens to her, something bad is usually just around the corner. It’s a life unlike that of her twin sister’s. But on the first day of school, a nice, handsome guy helps her and invites her out. But there’s no way he could really be interested in her, right? Because if something like that were to happen, the world just might end!

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Manga Review – Hotaru’s Way

Hotaru's Way Volume 1

Hotaru’s Way
ホタルノヒカリ (Hotaru no Hikari)
HIURA Satoru
Josei – Comedy, romance
4 Volumes of 15 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Hotaru just wants to spend her personal time lazing around the house. Romance? Who cares! But her lifestyle is interrupted when the co-landlord moves in — and he’s her boss! Hotaru manages to avoid being kicked out, but Seiichi isn’t going anywhere either. His neat-freak style clashes with Hotaru’s casual, messy atmosphere at home. But living together won’t be the only big change in Hotaru’s life once a younger coworker kisses her!

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Manga Review – Heart Break Club

Heart Break Club Volume 1

Heart Break Club
青春しょんぼりクラブ (Seishun Shonbori Club)
ASADA Nikki
Shoujo – Comedy, drama, romance
3 Volumes of 16 Volumes (complete)
Media Do (Akita Publishing)

Summary:

Poor Nima has suffered yet another heartbreak. Whenever she starts to like a guy, he ends up getting a girlfriend right in front of her! But then she’s approached by a weirdo who is dedicated to researching love. Yori invites Nima to check out her club, but what exactly is this club? And is it possible that its fellow members are even stranger than Yori…?

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