Author Archive: Krystallina

A blogger who runs Daiyamanga and also posts at TheOASG.

Manga Review – Risky Business

Risky Business Volume 1

Risky Business
邪道 (Jadou)
TSUCHIYAMA Shigeru
Seinen – Drama
3 Volumes of 4 Volumes (complete)
Media Do (Nihonbungeisha)

Summary:

Tenshakaku is an immensely popular ramen chain, with its founder still very much involved in the shops’ operations and offering employees good benefits… provided you can survive the rough training period. But when he dies, Tenshakaku is thrown into disorder. Three men are hired during this tumultuous time, but amidst the struggle for power, will they help save Tenshakaku — or ruin it?

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Manga Review – Pitch-Black Ten

Pitch-Black Ten Volume 1

Pitch-Black Ten
漆黒の天 (Shikkoku no Ten)
SAKAMORO Kenshiro
Shounen – Action, adventure, ecchi, historical, supernatural
1 Volume of 3 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Momo works at a teacher at a small countryside school, trying to keep away the rumors that the missionaries of the Lunar Religion will come soon and kill everyone. One day, a young boy suddenly appears in the village, and while he can recite definitions of words, his lack of knowledge makes Momo decide to teach him what makes life so enjoyable. But their time together may be cut short when the missionaries come to town…

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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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