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Manga Review – Say I Love You. [Redux]

Say I Love You. Volume 1

Say I Love You.
好きっていいなよ。(Suki tte Ii na yo.)
HAZUKI Kanae
Shoujo – Romance, drama, slice-of-life, mature
18 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha USA

Summary:

Mei is a loner. She doesn’t have friends, and she doesn’t want friends, plain and simple. After she mistakenly kicks the most popular boy in school, Yamato, he decides he wants to get to know her. But Mei insists she wants nothing to do with him…

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Manga Review – Knights of Sidonia

Knights of Sidonia Volume 1

Knights of Sidonia
シドニアの騎士 (Sidonia no Kishi)
NIHEI Tsutomu
Seinen – Action, drama, ecchi, mature, mecha, sci-fi
15 Volumes (complete)
Vertical, In.c

Summary:

Nagate’s whole world consisted of just him and his grandfather. Now alone, the young man ventures to find food and is surprised to discover other people exist. Even more shocking is the fact humanity is under attack by creatures known as Gauna, and now Nagate is abruptly drafted to fight in the legendary spacesuit weapon Tsugumori!

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Manga Review – Takane & Hana

Takane & Hana Volume 1

Takane & Hana
高嶺と花 (Takane to Hana)
SHIWASU Yuki
Shoujo – Comedy, romance
5 Volumes (ongoing)
VIZ Media

Summary:

When her older sister refuses to go to an arranged marriage meeting, 16-year-old commoner Hana is forced to stand in and meet rich heir Takane. His attitude makes Hana storm out in anger, but to her surprise, Takane seems to take an interest in her! Hana finds herself enjoying spending time with him, but what will happen when he learns the truth?

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Manga Review – Red Riding Hood and the Big, Sad Wolf

Red Riding Hood and the Big Sad Wolf 1

Red Riding Hood and the Big Sad Wolf
赤ずきんちゃんは狼さんを泣かせたい! (Akazukin-chan wa Ookami-san o Nakasetai!)
HACHIJOU Shin
Josei – Comedy, gag
2 Volumes (complete)
Seven Seas

Summary:

Once upon a time, there was a young lady named Red Riding Hood… who was a pyromaniac. After destroying Wolf’s house, his crying face awakens something in Red Riding Hood. Now Wolf has to contend with Red’s harassment, idiotic hunters, and even more weirdos with not-so-thinly veiled threats. Forget about living happily ever after; Wolf just wants to live!

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Krystallina Presents: Sailor Moon Krystal

Krystallina's Sailor Moon

Today, the third edition of the Sailor Moon manga is available in America. But as fans once again dive into the Dark Kingdom storyline, which has been covered several times before, what would be the best animated version? Even fans of Sailor Moon Crystal admit the story stumbles in several key areas, and the debate over whether it should have stuck to the Act-for-Act format will probably continue for the rest of the franchise’s history.

I’ve covered this before, but I decided to put up or shut up. No one will ever convince me that Crystal was the right way to do a reboot, and to explain why, I present to you Krystallina’s version of Sailor Moon Crystal — Sailor Moon Krystal perhaps?

Before I begin, my outline has two versions. The parts in * * are parts that would be in Version B, which includes the Senshi x Shintennou route like in Crystal.

Alert: Major spoilers for the entire Sailor Moon franchise ahoy! Lengthy post ahoy!

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Manga Review – The Heiress and the Chauffeur

The Heiress and the Chauffeur 1

The Heiress and the Chauffeur
お嬢様の運転手 (Ojou-sama no Untenshu)
ISHIHARA Keiko
Shoujo – Drama, historical, romance
2 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

Japan, early 1900s. Sayaka is the top student at her all-girls school, but rumors swirl about her and her chauffeur. Sayaka dismisses the gossip, as she considers Shinobu like her brother. Besides, a relationship between a noble and a servant could never work… right?

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