Reviews

Manga Review – I Am Here!

I Am Here! Volume 1

I Am Here!
ココにいるよ!(Koko ni Iru yo!)
TOYAMA Ema
Shoujo – Drama, romance, slice-of-life
2 Omnibuses (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Hikage is practically invisible to her classmates. She has no friends, no one knows her name, and they forget she’s even in their class. Still, she at least has two regular commenters on her internet blog. But when the most popular boys in school start to talk to her, Hikage may finally be able to escape the shadows of her lonely school life.

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Manga Review – Pearl Pink

Pearl Pink Volume 1

Pearl Pink
天然パールピンク (Tennen Pearl Pink)
TANAKA Meca
Shoujo – Comedy, romance
4 Volumes (complete)
Tokyopop
Out-of-print

Summary:

Kanji is shocked to learn the top idol at his father’s talent agency has a teenage daughter. But Tamako insists they’ve met before and made a promise. Kanji and his dad take Tamako in to hide her from the public, and Kanji just can’t get used to this monkey-like girl. Tamako, meanwhile, just has one goal: to be Kanji’s ideal wife!

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Manga Review – Assassination Classroom [Redux]

Assassination Classroom Volume 1

Assassination Classroom
暗殺教室 (Ansatsu Kyoushitsu)
MATSUI Yusei
Shounen – Action, sci-fi, comedy, drama
21 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

To students at Kunugigaoka Junior High, being sent to Class 3-E is almost a fate worse than death. But the students in 3-E know all about death: they’re tasked with killing their teacher to save the world! Their target and teacher, an octopus-like being, has incredible abilities that make him seemingly unkillable. But his greatest skill may be teaching a class of “losers”!

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Manga Review – Yu-Gi-Oh! R

Yu-Gi-Oh! R Volume 1

Yu-Gi-Oh! R
遊☆戯☆王 R
TAKAHASHI Kazuki (original concept), ITO Akira (story/art)
Shounen – Fantasy, adventure, action
5 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

Yugi has always had an interest in games and puzzles. But one thing has stumped him for eight years: the Millennium Puzzle. It is said that whoever solves this puzzle will be given a strange power. But solving the puzzle turns out to be only the first challenge Yugi will face.

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Manga Review – Captive Hearts of Oz

Captive Hearts of Oz Volume 1

Captive Hearts of Oz
MARUYA Ryo (story), FUJIMARU Mamenosuke (art)
Shoujo – Adventure, drama, fantasy, reverse harem, romance
4 Volumes (complete)
Seven Seas

Summary:

Dorothy is an orphan, but she’s happily living with her aunt, uncle, and little dog Toto. But when a tornado tears through their farm, Dorothy finds herself in a strange land. Told to go see the Wizard of Oz in order to return home, Dorothy can’t help but have a nagging feeling there’s something oddly familiar about all this…

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Three for KH3: Proud Mode

Kingdom Hearts III

This is part of my Kingdom Hearts III special. This is the Proud Mode (aka spoileriffic) version. This review is made for those of you who fall into any or all of the following categories:

  • You’ve finished KH3, including seeing the secret ending.
  • You don’t care if the ending or anything else is spoiled.
  • You just want to freely talk about the game.

If you belong in this group, I hope you will read on!

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Comic Review – KNIGHT OF ALANOC

KNIGHT OF ALANOC
Zero, Aero
Bara – Fantasy, romance, smut
1 Volume (ongoing)
Men Plus Monsters

Summary:

Osric is already upset after yet another relationship ends badly. His bad mood gets worse when someone just comes up and is welcome into his regiment — and made his partner! But could Xerxes become more than just a partner on the battlefield?

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