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Manga Review – Shugo Chara Chan!

Shugo Chara Chan! Volume 1

Shugo Chara Chan!
しゅごキャラちゃん!
MIZUSHIMA Naphthalene et al (story/art), Peach-Pit (original story)
Shoujo – 4-koma, comedy, fantasy, magical girl
4 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Amu’s Guardian Characters may be small, but their personalities are not! With each of the eggs having such different interests — not to mention the search for the Embryo –, every day is a big adventure!

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Manga Review – Shugo Chara!

Shugo Chara!
しゅごキャラ!
Peach-Pit
Shoujo – Comedy, fantasy, magical girl, romance
12 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Everyone sees Amu as a cool, confident young girl with a bit of a rebel streak. In truth, Amu is shy, easily flustered, and wants to be more feminine. After wishing to be more like her true self, Amu discovers three eggs have appeared out of nowhere. Before she knows it, she’s boldly confessing to her crush in front of the entire school. What is going on?!

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Manga Review – The Young Master’s Revenge

The Young Master's Revenge Volume 1

The Young Master’s Revenge
君のコトなど絶対に (Kimi no Koto nado Zettai ni)
TANAKA Meca
Shoujo – Comedy, romance
4 Volumes (complete)
VIZ Media

Summary:

After 10 years, Leo is returning to Japan as a wealthy, well-respected heir. His first order of business? Get revenge on Tenma, the rich girl who bossed him around and humiliated him. He’s has got the perfect scheme: make Tenma fall in love with him and then reject her. And now that Tenma’s family is broke, it should be even easier for Leo to woo Tenma’s heart. But even the best-laid plans can go awry, especially when love is involved!

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Manga Review – Comic Party

Comic Party Volume 1

Comic Party
こみっくパーティー
INUI Sekihiko
Shounen – Comedy, drama, harem
5 Volumes (complete)
TOKYOPOP
Out-of-print

Summary:

Kazuki is feeling a bit lost after failing to get into an art college. His friend Taishi decides to drag him to an event — a huge convention full of fan-made comics! Seeing the passion the artists put into their work awakens something in Kazuki. His other friend, Mizuki, however, can’t stand to see him enter a world full of disgusting fanboys.

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Manga Review – The Seven Princes of the Thousand-Year Labyrinth

The Seven Princes of the Thousand-Year Labyrinth Volume 1

The Seven Princes of the Thousand-Year Labyrinth
千年迷宮の七王子 (Sennen Meikyuu no Nana Ouji)
ATORI Haruno (story), AIKAWA Yu (art)
Josei – Historical, myster
4 Volumes (complete)
Seven Seas

Summary:

Country boy Ewan suddenly finds himself in an ancient, collapsing castle with several famous and talented individuals. They then realize one of them must be selected to serve as the emperor and the others as his advisors. But when one of the eight is found murdered, will any of them even survive to become emperor? And why was Ewan selected anyway?

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Manga Review – Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary Volume 1

Bloody Mary
ブラッディ+メアリー
SAMAMIYA Akaza
Shoujo – Drama, mystery, supernatural
10 Volumes (complete)
VIZ Media

Summary:

Ichiro has spent his days being mobbed by vampires. But this latest vampire doesn’t want his blood; he wants Ichiro to kill him! But he’s not about to grant any vampire’s wish, even one who displays some very un-vampire-like traits. Just who is this red-headed vampire? And what secrets are being kept from Ichiro about his family’s bloodline?

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Manga Review – Black Butler

Black Butler Volume 1

Black Butler
黒執事 (Kuroshitsuji)
TOBOSO Yana
Shounen – Drama, historical, horror, mystery, supernatural
26 Volumes (ongoing) of 28 Volumes (ongoing)
Yen Press

Summary:

Ciel may be young, but he’s already inherited the title of Earl Phantomhive and is running the family conglomerate. Fortunately, he has a capable butler to support him and help keep the household running smoothly. But Ciel’s family history and his connection with Sebastian may be more than just that of a talented noble and his even more talented butler…

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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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