Reviews

Manga Review – Nisekoi: False Love

Nisekoi: False Love Volume 1

Nisekoi: False Love
ニセコイ
KOMI Naoshi
Shounen – Action, comedy, harem romance
25 Volumes (complete)
VIZ Media

Summary:

Raku has two goals. First, he wants to be a normal businessman… despite being from a yakuza family. Second, he wants to reunite with the girl he made a promise with when they were young… despite not remembering her name. Well, both of his dreams may come to a halt when he’s forced to pretend he’s in love with a violent, short-tempered girl to avoid a gang war!

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Manga Review – Otome Mania!!

Otome Mania!! Volume 1

Otome Mania!!
オトメマニア!!
TSUKIGASE Yurino
Shoujo – Comedy, reverse harem, romance, slice-of-life
2 Volumes (complete)
Seven Seas

Summary:

Yuzumi is an otome game fan who is excited to work for an otome game developer. Her dream to one day conquer the industry gets one step closer when she’s given the opportunity to create with a new game. With a strict boss, harsh deadlines, and tough competition, will Yuzumi’s first game be a success? Or will she just be a burden to her coworkers?

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Album Review – Full Moon o Sagashite: Full Moon Final Live

Full Moon o Sagashite: Full Moon Final Live

Full Moon o Sagashite: Full Moon Final Live
Looking for the Full Moon Final Live
満月(フルムーン) をさがして ファイナル·ライヴ
Changin’ My Life
15 Tracks
Emi Music (East World)

Summary:

As Mitsuki prepares for her final concert as Fullmoon, she, Takuto, and Meroko think about how their lives are about to change. But, as always, the show must go on, and so Mitsuki takes the stage and sings.

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Manga Review – Full Moon o Sagashite

Full Moon o Sagashite Volume 1

Full Moon o Sagashite
満月(フルムーン) をさがして
TANEMURA Arina
Shoujo – Drama, fantasy, romance, tragedy
7 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

Mitsuki wants to be a singer, but a tumor in her throat makes this nearly impossible. When two grim reapers appear and reveal her upcoming death, Mitsuki decides to risk it all. As she receives some special help from her escorts of death, the connection between love and music and even the cycle of life and death envelop Mitsuki and all those around her…

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Manga Review – Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight

Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight
午前0時、キスしに来てよ (Gozen 0-ji, Kiss shi ni Kite yo)
MIKIMOTO Rin
Shoujo – Comedy, drama, romance
5 Volumes (ongoing)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Hinana appears to be a honor student only interested in studying, but she’s actually a romantic at heart with a soft spot for fairy tales. Keeping up the act may be difficult when her school used as a setting in a movie starring Kaede, a popular idol. But Hinana is shocked to learn that she may not be the only one with an interest they keep hidden from everyone…

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Manga Review – The Bride was a Boy

The Boy was a Boy

The Bride was a Boy
花嫁は元男子。(Hanayome wa Motodanshi.)
Chii
Romance, slice-of-life
1 Volume (complete)
Seven Seas

Summary:

Chii is living happily ever after with her husband. It’s a future many people dream of, and one that could have been out of reach for Chii. Why? Because she was born a boy! Chii recounts some of the key points in her life story and describes the laws and misunderstandings of being a transgendered person.

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Manga Review – Tail of the Moon

Tail of the Moon Volume 1

Tail of the Moon
月のしっぽ (Tsuki no Shippo)
Tail of the Moon Prequel: The Other Hanzo(u)
月の吐息愛の傷 (Tsuki no Toiki Ai no Kizu)
UEDA Rinko
Shoujo – Adventure, comedy, drama, harem, historical, romance, war
15 Volumes + 1 Prequel (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

Usagi is a crybaby and a klutz, a combination that doesn’t make for a good ninja. Fortunately, she’s given an assignment that even she can succeed at: bear the children of the leader of an ally clan. Usagi ends up falling in love with Hanzo at first sight, but he has no interest in her or her mission!

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Manga Review – Until Death Do Us Part [Redux]

Until Death Do Us Part
死がふたりを分かつまで (Shi ga Futari wo Wakatsu Made)
TAKASHIGE Hiroshi (Story), DOUBLE-S (Art)
Seinen – Action, mature, sci-fi, war
13 Omnibuses (complete)
Yen Press

Summary:

A girl suddenly begs for help from a blind man. Mamoru, a member of a vigilante group who is always itching for a fight, agrees to be hired. But he is taken aback when Haruka proclaims their contract is “until death do us part”! Why? And in a world threatened by terrorists and corrupt governments, how long will this contract really last?

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Game Review – Uta no Prince-sama Amazing Aria & Sweet Serenade LOVE

Uta no Prince-sama Amazing Aria & Sweet Serenade LOVE

Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Amazing Aria & Sweet Serenade LOVE
うたの☆プリンスさまっ♪ Amazing Aria & Sweet Serenade LOVE
Otome game
Broccoli / Nippon Ichi Software
PS Vita

Summary:

Despite relationships being forbidden, Haruka and her partner have gotten tentative approval to date. But as the two of them take their first steps into stardom, can they prove that they aren’t just a one-hit wonder? And will their relationship stand up to new challenges?

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Manga Review – Chi’s Sweet Home

Chi's Sweet Home Volume 1

Chi’s Sweet Home
チーズスイートホーム
KONAMI Kanata
Seinen – Comedy, slice-of-life
12 Volumes / 4 Omnibuses (complete)
Vertical, Inc.

Summary:

Chi, a young kitten, gets separated from her mother. Just when all hope seems lost, she meets a young boy and his mother. They temporarily rescue Chi as they try to find a home for the little cat. Although Chi wants to find her mama and the Yamada family’s apartment doesn’t allow pets, is it possible they can make a new home together?

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