Manga

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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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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Manga Review – Kamisama Kiss

Kamisama Kiss Volume 1

Kamisama Kiss
神様はじめました (Kami-sama Hajimemashita)
SUZUKI Julietta
Shoujo – Comedy, drama, fantasy, reverse harem, romance, supernatural
25 Volumes (complete)
VIZ Media

Summary:

High school student Nanami suddenly finds herself broke and alone. Lost and homeless, she ends up saving a stranger who offers her a home. With no place else to go, she arrives only to discover his house is actually a shrine — being run by a man with fox ears?!

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Manga Review – Waiting for Spring

Waiting for Spring Volume 1

Waiting for Spring
春待つ僕ら (Haru Matsu Bokura)
Anashin
Shoujo – Reverse harem, romance, slice-of-life, sports
5 Volumes (ongoing) of 9 Volumes (ongoing)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Mitsuki hasn’t made any friends at school, but she wasn’t always friendless. Her time with the basketball-loving Aya was so precious to her that Mitsuki found a job at a cafe near the court where they hung out. But will her special haven be ruined when the four most popular boys at school start hanging out at her workplace?

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Manga Review – Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s
HIKOKUBO Masahiro (story), SATO Masashi (art)
Shounen – Action, fantasy, sports
9 Volumes (complete)
VIZ Media

Summary:

Yusei and Sect spend their days playing and practicing Turbo Dueling, the latest form of Duel Monsters. But as a major tournament approaches, strange things start to happen. Will Yusei figure out the true goal of these championship matches? Is it possible to defeat the current King of Turbo Duelists? And why is Sect acting so oddly?

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Manga Review – Helvetica Standard

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Helvetica Standard
ヘルベチカスタンダード
ARAWI Keiichi
Shounen – Comedy, supernatural
2 Volumes (complete)
Vertical, Inc.

Summary:

Life is hardly ordinary. Whether in Tokisadame or in the real world, strange things — and strange people — are always around us. But if you don’t want to learn about the life of one man in particular, you could always check in on Yuuko, Nano, and all of their friends!

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Manga Review – Nichijou: My Ordinary Life

Nichijou Volume 1

Nichijou: My Ordinary Life
日常
ARAWI Keiichi
Shounen – Comedy, sci-fi
10 Volumes (complete)
Vertical, Inc.

Summary:

A robot who is trying to hide her true identity. Her child creator. An energetic idiot. A deadpan girl. A closet yaoi fan. A farmer’s son who acts like a rich boy. A girl with heavy artillery. A talking cat. This is a story about an ordinary town and its ordinary school and its ordinary students.

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Manga Review – Love Me Kiss Me and Hug Me

Love Me Kiss Me and Hug Me

Love Me Kiss Me and Hug Me
恋してハグしてキスをして…xoxo (Koishite Hagu shite Kisu wo shite … xoxo)
TAKAHASHI Itsumi
Josei – Romance, smut
1 Chapter (complete)
Manga Reborn

Summary:

When janitor Miyoko confronts the student who was spotted ruining the garden, Miyoko learns he’s the heir to a rich and powerful family. But Asahi’s background makes no difference to Miyoko and demands he fixes it. Asahi finds Miyoko interesting, and he offers his literal seal of approval. Miyoko declines, but Asahi won’t let her get away easily!

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 – Slot Machine Boyfriend

Slot Machine Boyfriend

Slot Machine Boyfriend: Sexy Contract With a Lover
ガチャLOVE彼氏(仮)~恋人は淫らな契約で (Gacha LOVE Kareshi (Kari) ~ Koibito Wa Midarana Keiyaku de)
KAKEI Asato
Josei – Romance, smut
1 Chapter (complete)
Manga Reborn

Summary:

Marina has been dumped again because she’s seen as lazy in regards to housework and dressing up. She decides to take a break from the search for love by enrolling in an app that exchanges money and lucky wheel spins for time with a handsome man. Marina then starts spending more and more time with her date, but their relationship is just a business transaction…

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

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