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Manga Review – I’m in Love and It’s the End of the World

I'm in Love and It's the End of the Wold Volume 1

I’m in Love and It’s the End of the World
地球のおわりは恋のはじまり (Chikyuu no Owari wa Koi no Hajimari)
Taamo
Shoujo – Comedy, romance
2 Volumes of 5 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Mahiru is starting high school, and she just wants to live a simple life. That’s because every time something good happens to her, something bad is usually just around the corner. It’s a life unlike that of her twin sister’s. But on the first day of school, a nice, handsome guy helps her and invites her out. But there’s no way he could really be interested in her, right? Because if something like that were to happen, the world just might end!

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Manga Review – Hotaru’s Way

Hotaru's Way Volume 1

Hotaru’s Way
ホタルノヒカリ (Hotaru no Hikari)
HIURA Satoru
Josei – Comedy, romance
4 Volumes of 15 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Hotaru just wants to spend her personal time lazing around the house. Romance? Who cares! But her lifestyle is interrupted when the co-landlord moves in — and he’s her boss! Hotaru manages to avoid being kicked out, but Seiichi isn’t going anywhere either. His neat-freak style clashes with Hotaru’s casual, messy atmosphere at home. But living together won’t be the only big change in Hotaru’s life once a younger coworker kisses her!

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Manga Review – Heart Break Club

Heart Break Club Volume 1

Heart Break Club
青春しょんぼりクラブ (Seishun Shonbori Club)
ASADA Nikki
Shoujo – Comedy, drama, romance
3 Volumes of 16 Volumes (complete)
Media Do (Akita Publishing)

Summary:

Poor Nima has suffered yet another heartbreak. Whenever she starts to like a guy, he ends up getting a girlfriend right in front of her! But then she’s approached by a weirdo who is dedicated to researching love. Yori invites Nima to check out her club, but what exactly is this club? And is it possible that its fellow members are even stranger than Yori…?

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Manga Review – Fort of Apocalypse

Fort of Apocalypse Volume 1

Fort of Apocalypse
アポカリプスの砦 (Apocalypse no Toride)
KURAISHI Yuu (story), INABE Kazu (art)
Shounen – Horror, mystery, supernatural
5 Volumes of 10 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Shouran Academy. It’s not the name of a school; it’s a juvenile detention center where the worst delinquents in the region wind up. Maeda is the facility’s newest resident, convicted of murder despite his pleas to the contrary. However, he is forced to start his life anew with his three cellmates, all serving multiple-year sentences. But despite how scary Maeda finds Shouran, it may soon be safer inside its walls than outside…

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Manga Review – Fire-Hot Aunt

Fire-Hot Aunt

Fire-Hot Aunt
オイ!!オバさん (Oi!! Oba-san)
IZUMI Katsuki
Shounen – Comedy, harem, romance
1 Volume of 12 Volumes (complete)
Media-Do (Akita Publishing)

Summary:

Toru is at a rebellious age, not wanting his parents to come to his high school entrance ceremony. But while he’s thrilled to see his crush in the same class, he’s horrified when he sees one particular girl enter the classroom: his aunt, who is the same age!

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Manga Review – F

F Volume 1

F
エフ
ROKUDA Noboru
Seinen – Comedy, drama, mature, sports, tragedy
20 Volumes of 28 Volumes (complete)
Media Do (MediBang)

Summary:

Gunma likes to play around with girls, but what he really loves is to put the pedal to the metal. Unfortunately, in rural Japan, there’s not much he can do to fulfill the need for speed. With the help of his friend Tamotsu, he is able to drive fast in a seemingly normal-looking tractor, but yet he wants to go even faster.

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Manga Review – E-Series

E-Series Volume 1

E-Series
eシリーズ
BENISAKO Harumi
Boys’ Love – Comedy, drama, romance, mature, smut
1 Volume of 5 Volumes (complete)
Media Do (MediBang)

Summary:

Takao, the school delinquent, falls in love at first sight with a gorgeous guy. Kimihiko, unlike Takao, is a genius, but it’s rumored that he never turns down anyone who hits on him. But Takao vows to be different — he’s going to get close enough to learn all about Kimihiko and see his true self!

Warning: this review is of a series that is recommended for ages 18+ and is not safe for work!

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Manga Review – DAYS

Days Volume 1

DAYS
デイズ
YASUDA Tsuyoshi
Shounen – Sports
7 Volumes of 29 Volumes of 42 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Timid Tsukushi’s happiest day of his life is ruined when he’s cornered by bullies. Fortunately, he’s saved by Jin, a stranger passing by as he looks for someone to play in a futsal game that night. When Jin calls them friends, Tsukushi happily agrees to fill in. That game makes Tsukushi want to try out for soccer in high school, but he doesn’t realize how good his school’s team is. Can this soccer newbie even survive the first day of practice?

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Manga Review – Creature!

Creature! Volume 1

Creature!
ハカイジュウ (Hakaijuu)
HONDA Shingo
Shounen – Horror
1 Volume of 21 Volumes (complete)
Media Do (Akita Publishing)

Summary:

Akira feels like he’s falling further and further behind his best friend, Eiji, in basketball. But when he gets promoted to a starter, Eiji suggests they compete to see who will confess to Miku, their childhood friend. But when an earthquake hits, the day the two can play together and also face-off may never come…

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Manga Review – Chow Down Champs / Super Food Bowl

Chow Down Champs Volume 1

Chow Down Champs
Super Food Bowl

大食い甲子園 (Oogui Koushien)
TSUCHIYAMA Shigeru
Seinen – Sports
3 Volumes of 6 Volumes (complete)
Media Do (NIHONBUNGEISHA)

Summary:

Fifteen years ago, Momotaro High School had a come-from-behind victory and took the crown in the national high school competitive eating championship. But after that achievement, the club has struggled to even make it past regionals and is on the verge of shutting down. But with the arrival of a new coach, perhaps Momo High can regain its former glory!

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