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Manga Review – E-Series

E-Series Volume 1

E-Series
eシリーズ
BENISAKO Harumi
Boys’ Love – Comedy, drama, romance, mature, smut
1 Volume of 5 Volumes (complete)
Media Do (MediBang)

Summary:

Takao, the school delinquent, falls in love at first sight with a gorgeous guy. Kimihiko, unlike Takao, is a genius, but it’s rumored that he never turns down anyone who hits on him. But Takao vows to be different — he’s going to get close enough to learn all about Kimihiko and see his true self!

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

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Manga Review – DAYS

Days Volume 1

DAYS
デイズ
YASUDA Tsuyoshi
Shounen – Sports
7 Volumes of 29 Volumes of 42 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Timid Tsukushi’s happiest day of his life is ruined when he’s cornered by bullies. Fortunately, he’s saved by Jin, a stranger passing by as he looks for someone to play in a futsal game that night. When Jin calls them friends, Tsukushi happily agrees to fill in. That game makes Tsukushi want to try out for soccer in high school, but he doesn’t realize how good his school’s team is. Can this soccer newbie even survive the first day of practice?

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Manga Review – Creature!

Creature! Volume 1

Creature!
ハカイジュウ (Hakaijuu)
HONDA Shingo
Shounen – Horror
1 Volume of 21 Volumes (complete)
Media Do (Akita Publishing)

Summary:

Akira feels like he’s falling further and further behind his best friend, Eiji, in basketball. But when he gets promoted to a starter, Eiji suggests they compete to see who will confess to Miku, their childhood friend. But when an earthquake hits, the day the two can play together and also face-off may never come…

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Manga Review – Chow Down Champs / Super Food Bowl

Chow Down Champs Volume 1

Chow Down Champs
Super Food Bowl

大食い甲子園 (Oogui Koushien)
TSUCHIYAMA Shigeru
Seinen – Sports
3 Volumes of 6 Volumes (complete)
Media Do (NIHONBUNGEISHA)

Summary:

Fifteen years ago, Momotaro High School had a come-from-behind victory and took the crown in the national high school competitive eating championship. But after that achievement, the club has struggled to even make it past regionals and is on the verge of shutting down. But with the arrival of a new coach, perhaps Momo High can regain its former glory!

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Manga Review – Battles of the Wandering Chef

Battles of the Wandering Chef Volume 1

Battles of the Wandering Chef
包丁無宿勝負旅 (Houchou Mushuku Shoubu Tabi)
TSUCHIYAMA Shigeru (story/art), TAGAWA Yasuyuki (drafting cooperation)
Seinen – Sports
2 Volumes of 4 Volumes (complete)
Media Do (NIHONBUNGEISHA)

Summary:

Musashi, the second son of a restaurant owner, has gotten into a fight once again and has a stint at juvenile hall. When Musashi returns, his friends are waiting for him, excited to eat Musashi’s cooking once again. But his older brother, Shinichi, is the head chef of the restaurant now and won’t let his delinquent younger brother use the kitchen. A customer suggests a cooking face-off, so which brother will come out on top?

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Manga Review – Baron

Baron Volume 1

Baron
バロン
ROKUDA Noboru
Shounen – Adventure, mystery, sci-fi
3 Volumes of 8 Volumes (complete)
Media Do (MediBang)

Summary:

Namiro, nicknamed Baron, is a big guy with amazing strength. But he doesn’t get why his parents won’t get a divorce or why the girl he likes, Yoko, isn’t in a rush to get married. Yoko has other things on her mind, like a strange recurring dream and the UFO-like object she spotted. She feels like she needs to visit her brother in Australia, but he’s gone missing after taking photos of the local monolith. Could this all be connected?

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One Hot Manga

Mitarai-ke, Enjou suru Volume 1

Kodansha Comics announced several new titles yesterday, but I wanted to point out one in particular: Burn the House Down. This is now the official English title of Mitarai-ke, Enjou suru, an unlicensed manga I highlighted back in 2020. Yes, another title on my wish list has been picked up!

Burn the House Down - Anzu See End

You can read the first chapter here. Volume 1 is scheduled for June 28th, so preorder links should go live soon. I’d love to see it get a print release, so check it out if you’re interested in a new mystery manga!

And yes, I couldn’t resist another fire pun with this post’s title.

Manga Review – Bakumeshi! / Food Explosion!

Bakumeshi! / Food Explosion! Volume 1

Bakumeshi!
Food Explosion!
ばくめし!
TSUCHIYAMA Shigeru
Seinen – Adventure, slice-of-life
3 Volume of 6 Volumes (complete)
Torico / Media Do (NIHONBUNGEISHA)

Summary:

It is said that there’s nothing like a good meal, but can a meal change your life? Well, if you meet a certain wandering chef with a talent for gambling, it certainly can!

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Manga Review – Ayanashi

Ayanashi Volume 1

Ayanashi
アヤナシ
KAJIMOTO Yukihiro
Shounen – Action, adventure, fantasy
1 Volume of 4 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Gruesome monsters known as ogres roam the lands, forcing humans to live underground. Sierra and Torin are siblings living in one of these villages, and one day they stumble upon a boy — a boy who came from above the surface, where it’s rumored problem children come from. Holo slowly warms up to the two of them, but their time together may be cut short when an ogre attacks their town.

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