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Manga Review – Time Killers: Kazue Kato Short Story Collection

Time Killers: Kazue Kato Short Story Collection

Time Killers: Kazue Kato Short Story Collection
TIME KILLERS 加藤和恵短編集 (Time Killers Kato Kazue Tanpenshu)
KATO Kazue
Shounen – Drama, historical, supernatural
1 Volume (complete)
VIZ Media

Summary:

A man with a rabbit-like mask. Unusual bodyguards. Invaders from outer space. An mysterious exorcist. No matter the time or place, life is a strange adventure.

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Manga Review – Moon & Blood

Moon & Blood Volume 1

Moon & Blood
YAZAWA Nao
Shoujo – Romance, supernatural
4 Volumes (complete)
Digital Manga Publishing

Summary:

It was supposed to be just another day for Sayaka — until she woke up and found a stranger in her house! Kai turns out to be the son of her father’s friend, and he is going to live with her family for a while. Kai is smart and athletic, but he isn’t too interested in socializing. But Kai’s secrets may be more than what Sayaka could ever imagine…

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Manga Review – Hero Tales

Hero Tales Volume 1

Hero Tales
獣神演武 (Juushin Enbu)
ARAKAWA Hiromu (manga, story); Studio Flag, Genco (story); YASHIRO Ryou (scenario); Kusanagi (art configuration)
Shounen – Action, adventure, comedy, fantasy
5 Volumes (complete)
Yen Press

Summary:

Taitou believes he’s strong — too strong to lose in the traditional coming-of-age ritual. After all, he’s defeated imperial soldiers! But after actually being defeated, he is given a strange sword that is said to be only for a true hero. When someone comes after the sword, the wheels of fate begin to turn, and Taitou is at the center of it all.

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Manga Review – Say I Love You. [Redux]

Say I Love You. Volume 1

Say I Love You.
好きっていいなよ。(Suki tte Ii na yo.)
HAZUKI Kanae
Shoujo – Romance, drama, slice-of-life, mature
18 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha USA

Summary:

Mei is a loner. She doesn’t have friends, and she doesn’t want friends, plain and simple. After she mistakenly kicks the most popular boy in school, Yamato, he decides he wants to get to know her. But Mei insists she wants nothing to do with him…

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Manga Review – Knights of Sidonia

Knights of Sidonia Volume 1

Knights of Sidonia
シドニアの騎士 (Sidonia no Kishi)
NIHEI Tsutomu
Seinen – Action, drama, ecchi, mature, mecha, sci-fi
15 Volumes (complete)
Vertical, In.c

Summary:

Nagate’s whole world consisted of just him and his grandfather. Now alone, the young man ventures to find food and is surprised to discover other people exist. Even more shocking is the fact humanity is under attack by creatures known as Gauna, and now Nagate is abruptly drafted to fight in the legendary spacesuit weapon Tsugumori!

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Manga Review – Takane & Hana

Takane & Hana Volume 1

Takane & Hana
高嶺と花 (Takane to Hana)
SHIWASU Yuki
Shoujo – Comedy, romance
5 Volumes (ongoing)
VIZ Media

Summary:

When her older sister refuses to go to an arranged marriage meeting, 16-year-old commoner Hana is forced to stand in and meet rich heir Takane. His attitude makes Hana storm out in anger, but to her surprise, Takane seems to take an interest in her! Hana finds herself enjoying spending time with him, but what will happen when he learns the truth?

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Manga Review – Red Riding Hood and the Big, Sad Wolf

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Red Riding Hood and the Big Sad Wolf
赤ずきんちゃんは狼さんを泣かせたい! (Akazukin-chan wa Ookami-san o Nakasetai!)
HACHIJOU Shin
Josei – Comedy, gag
2 Volumes (complete)
Seven Seas

Summary:

Once upon a time, there was a young lady named Red Riding Hood… who was a pyromaniac. After destroying Wolf’s house, his crying face awakens something in Red Riding Hood. Now Wolf has to contend with Red’s harassment, idiotic hunters, and even more weirdos with not-so-thinly veiled threats. Forget about living happily ever after; Wolf just wants to live!

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Manga Review – The Heiress and the Chauffeur

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The Heiress and the Chauffeur
お嬢様の運転手 (Ojou-sama no Untenshu)
ISHIHARA Keiko
Shoujo – Drama, historical, romance
2 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

Japan, early 1900s. Sayaka is the top student at her all-girls school, but rumors swirl about her and her chauffeur. Sayaka dismisses the gossip, as she considers Shinobu like her brother. Besides, a relationship between a noble and a servant could never work… right?

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Manga Review – Angelic Layer

Angelic Layer 1

Angelic Layer
エンジェリックレイヤー
CLAMP
Shounen – Action, comedy, sci-fi
5 Volumes / 2 Omnibuses (complete)
Tokyopop / Dark Horse

Summary:

On her way to her aunt’s house, Misaki sees an incredible battle between a large fighter and a small one. She learns that those brawlers were actually dolls, toys controlled by players in a game known as Angelic Layer. With the help of an eccentric stranger, Misaki decides to become a Deus. But can a newbie really succeed in Angelic Layer?

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Manga Review – Akame ga KILL! [Redux]

Akame ga KILL! Volume 1

Akame ga KILL!
アカメが斬る! (Akame ga Kiru!)
Takahiro (story), TASHIRO Tetsuya (art)
Shounen – Action, fantasy, war, tragedy
15 Volumes (complete)
Yen Press

Summary:

Tatsumi arrives in the capital to raise money for his village. When he learns he’d have to start off as a private, a woman volunteers to help Tatsumi bribe his way into being a captain. She makes off with what money he has, but Tatsumi soon learns that unkind act cannot compare to the true depths of human cruelty in the cold-hearted Empire.

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