Author Archive: Krystallina

A blogger who runs Daiyamanga and also posts at TheOASG.

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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Game Review – Tears of Themis

Tears of Themis logo

Tears of Themis
未定事件簿 (Wèidìng shìjiàn bù)
Otome game / gacha
miHoYo
Android / iOS

Summary:

Stellis. A beautiful, modern city that many call their home. But its bright veneer hides a rising crime rate and mental health crisis — and all these strange cases may be related. A young lawyer is about to discover Stellis’ secrets and answer the call for justice — and maybe find love along the way!

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Comic Review – Big Hero 6: The Series

Big Hero 6: The Series Volume 1

Big Hero 6: The Series
Hong Gyun An
Children’s – Action, comedy, sci-fi
1 Volume (ongoing)
Yen Press
Review copy/copies

Summary:

Hiro is a boy genius, and together with his friends and a healthcare robot named Baymax, the six of them form the superhero team Big Hero 6! But are they ready to be secret crime-fighters and also handle their everyday responsibilities?

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Manga Review – Gakuen Prince [Redux]

Gakuen Prince Volume 1

Gakuen Prince
学园王子 (Gakuen Ouji)
YUZUKI Jun
Shoujo – Comedy, drama, mature, romance, reverse harem
12 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

At one elite high school, girls don’t just dominate the guys in numbers; they dominate them — literally. Desperate to escape the crazed female populace, transfer student Azusa bumps into Rise, an unsophisticated girl who has no interest in fighting over any other guy. Azusa thinks he has found the perfect fake girlfriend, but Rise just wants to not stand out in any way. Will either of them find peace here, or will they keep attracting unwanted attention? (more…)

Manga Review – The Golden Sheep

The Golden Sheep Volume 1

The Golden Sheep
金のひつじ (Kin no Hitsuji)
OZAKI Kaori
Seinen – Drama, romance, slice-of-life
3 Volumes (complete)
Vertical, Inc.

Summary:

Tsugu is excited to move back to where she lived during elementary school. After all, it’s a chance to reunite with her three close friends Sora, Yuushin, and Asari. When they all arrive to greet her, Tsugu wants to pick up right where they all left off. But she’s about to discover how much has changed in six years.

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Manga Review – Tangled

Tangled Manga

Tangled
Disney塔の上のラプンツェル (Disney Tou no Ue no Rapunzel)
KANAKI Shiori
Shoujo – Fantasy, romance
1 Volume (complete)
TOKYOPOP

Summary:

Rapunzel loves the strange stars she sees every year on her birthday. But due to the healing magic in her hair, her mother forbids her from going outside. So when a thief sneaks in, Rapunzel sees this as an opportunity to sneak out and fulfill her dream! But this adventure will turn out to be bigger than either of them realize.

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EXPIRED Anime & Manga Deals: Not Yet August Edition

Big Deal / Sale

I totally forgot there’s 31 days in July. Oops. I know, 30 days has… something, something, September, November. Whatever. So while it may not be Spider-man Day, it can be considered Mutt Day aka Mixed Breed Day. But yet it’s an annual celebration also celebrated in December…? And I thought I was confused!

Well, anyway, and on to the deals! End of the month + end of the week = lots of deals expiring today!

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