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Manga Review – Kiniro Mosaic

Kiniro Mosaic 1

Kiniro Mosaic
きんいろモザイク
HARA Yui
Seinen – 4-koma, comedy, girls’ love, slice-of-life
9 Volumes (ongoing)
Yen Press

Summary:

Shinobu loves English culture, even staying with an English family for a time. There she met Alice, a girl her age who loves Japan. Well, now Alice is coming to stay with Shinobu. With an English-crazy Japanese girl, a Japanese-crazy English girl, and their friends, there may be some cultural barriers, but no one can break their bonds!

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Manga Review – Mink

Mink Volume 1

Mink
電脳少女(サイバーアイドル)☆Mink (Cyber Idol Mink)
TACHIKAWA Megumi
Shoujo – Comedy, magical girl, romance, sci-fi
6 Volumes (complete)
Tokyopop
Out-of-print

Summary:

Mink is excited to buy the debut album of her favorite singer. But a simple trip to the store goes off-track: not only does a strange boy save her from a falling display, but the album she buys turns out to be computer software. Her friends install it and jokingly create an idol persona for Mink, but she transforms into her digital alter ego — and winds up on TV!

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Manga Review – Everyone’s Getting Married [Redux]

Everyone's Getting Married Volume 1

Everyone’s Getting Married
突然ですが、明日結婚します (Totsuzen Desu ga, Ashita Kekkon Shimasu)
MIYAZONO Izumi
Josei – Mature, romance slice-of-life
9 Volumes (completed)
Viz Media

Summary:

Asuka works hard at her job, but she dreams of being a homemaker. After dating her boyfriend for five years, a proposal is surely around the corner. Instead of a ring, Asuka gets dumped! As she tries to move on, her work and social life causes her to keep bumping into a popular television announcer. But while Ryu expresses interest in Asuka, he’s definitely not her type — after all, he never wants to get married!

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Album Review – Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon the 25th Anniversary Memorial Tribute

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon the 25th Anniversary Memorial Tribute

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon the 25th Anniversary Memorial Tribute
美少女戦士セーラームーン THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL TRIBUTE (Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon the 25th Anniversary Memorial Tribute)
Various Artists
11 Tracks
King Records (Evil Line Records)

Summary:

Featuring classic songs and new hits as well as some returning artists, once again, songs from the Sailor Moon franchise are revisited and redone.

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Album Review – Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon the 20th Anniversary Memorial Tribute

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon the 20th Anniversary Memorial Tribute

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon the 20th Anniversary Memorial Tribute
美少女戦士セーラームーン THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL TRIBUTE (Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon the 20th Anniversary Memorial Tribute)
Various Artists
11 Tracks
King Records

Summary:

Some of Japan’s musical talent — including Moon Pride‘s Momoiro Clover Z — cover hits from the 90s Sailor Moon anime.

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Movie Review – POKÉMON Detective Pikachu

POKÉMON Detective Pikachu

POKÉMON Detective Pikachu
Family – Adventure, action, mystery, sci-fi
Warner Bros. Pictures / Legendary Pictures / The Pokémon Company

Summary:

Tim’s estranged father works as a detective, but when a case Harry was working on goes wrong, Tim is forced to come to Ryme City. Here, Tim finds a Pikachu — a Pikachu he can understand! Pikachu is Harry’s partner, and although he has amnesia, he believes that Harry is still alive. Tim’s not interested in having a partner Pokémon, but he may have no choice if he wants to find his dad — and solve the mysteries hiding deep in Ryme City.

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