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Manga Review – Peach Girl: Sae’s Story [Redux]

Peach Girl: Sae's Story Volume 1

Peach Girl: Sae’s Story
裏ピーチガール (Ura Peach Girl)
UEDA Miwa
Shoujo – Comedy, drama, romance
3 Volumes (complete)
Tokyopop
Out-of-print

Summary:

Sae is ready to start her wonderful college life. There’s just one issue: she’s actually still in high school! But Sae isn’t going to let being held back a year stop her from going to campus and meeting men — and nor is she going to let an annoying guy from her past and his dog put a damper on her fun life either!

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Manga Review – Peach Girl [Redux]

Peach Girl Volume 1

Peach Girl
ピーチガール
UEDA Miwa
Shoujo – Comedy, drama, romance
18 Volumes (complete)
Tokyopop / Kodansha Comics
Out-of-print

Summary:

Momo has a lot of problems. People think she’s a party girl, her “friend” Sae is a two-faced copycat, and her crush Toji doesn’t like dark-skinned girls. To hide her feelings, Momo covers by saying she likes popular boy Kiley. But Kiley is now saying they’ve kissed! Will Momo ever find peace and get the guy of her dreams?

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Manga Review – Magical Dance

Magical Dance Volume 1

Magical Dance
Disney’sマジカルダンス!!(Disney’s Magical Dance!!)
Disney, KODAKA Nao
Shoujo – Fantasy, romance
2 Volumes (complete)
TOKYOPOP

Summary:

Rin loves dancing, but she’s not very good at it. Some members of her dance class see Rin as a drag on their chances of winning competitions. As Rin feels dejected, who should appear but… Tinker Bell?! Why is she here?!

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Manga Review – Can I Kiss You Every Day?

Can I Kiss You Every Day? Volume 1

Can I Kiss You Every Day?
毎日キスしていいですか? (Mainichi Kiss shite Ii Desu ka?)
HATSUHARU
Shoujo – Comedy, romance
4 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

As children, Kurumi and Nagio had a secret place where they hung out — and even kissed. Years pass, Nagio suddenly transfers to Kurumi’s school! She can’t help but flustered upon meeting again, as he’s different now. Nagio denies he’s changed much, but Kurumi knows one thing has changed: his more passionate kisses!

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Comic Review – Vampire Cheerleaders

Vampire Cheerleaders Volume 1

Vampire Cheerleaders
Vampire Cheerleaders Must Die
Vampire Cheerleaders In Space…And Time?!
Arnold, Adam (story); Shiei (art); Comipa (art); Cang, Ian (art); Shelfer, Michael (art)
OEL Manga – Comedy, ecchi, fantasy, mature, sci-fi, supernatural
4 Volumes (complete)
Seven Seas

Summary:

At Bakertown, the A Squad cheerleaders are something special. Really special — they’re vampires! When their fifth member has an accident, the girls have no choice but to — ugh! — bring a B Squad member up. But Heather manages to impress, and now it’s time for initiation — into the squad and into a vampire! Plus, the Paranormal Mystery Squad is ready to fight monsters, but are they ready for new rules and their biggest crisis yet?

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Manga Review – Mao-chan

Mao-chan Volume 1

Mao-chan
陸上防衛隊まおちゃん (Rikujou Boueitai Mao-chan)
AKAMATSU Ken (story), Ran (art)
Shounen – Comedy, fantasy, sci-fi, supernatural
2 Omnibuses (complete)
Del Rey
Out-of-print

Summary:

Aliens are invading Japan! No tourist icon or national treasure is safe with them around. But the aliens are too adorable, and officials can’t attack for fear of a public outcry! Against such cuteness, three little girls are Japan’s only hope. An eye for an eye, a cutie for a cutie — Mao and her friends will protect their homeland!

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Manga Review – COPPELION

Coppelion Volume 1

COPPELION
コッペリオン
INOUE Tomonori
Seinen – Action, drama, sci-fi, war
26 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

In 2036, three high school girls make their way to Tokyo. But this isn’t a pleasure trip to see the hustle and bustle of the big city. Tokyo is a ghost town, and Ibara, Aoi, and Taeko are searching for survivors of an accident from 20 years ago. But why are these three looking for people, and what happened to Tokyo anyway…?

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