Manga

Manga Review – Nosatsu Junkie

Nosatsu Junkie Volume 1

Nosatsu Junkie
悩殺ジャンキー
FUKUYAMA Ryoko
Shoujo – Romance, comedy, gender bender
6 Volumes (U.S. release suspended), 16 volumes (Japanese, complete)
Tokyopop
Out-of-print

Summary:

To get back at her crush for rejecting her, Naka wants to be a model like the popular Umi. But Naka has a problem: her smile comes off as a horror expression! And while Umi seems like the ideal girl, Naka ends up discovering Umi’s secret. In exchange for keeping the secret, the unlikely model Naka gets to work with Umi.

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Manga Review – Kokoro Connect

Kokoro Connect Volume 1

Kokoro Connect
ANDA Sadanatsu (story), Cuteg (art)
Shounen – Drama, comedy, romance, supernatural, gender bender
3 Volumes (ongoing), 5 Volumes (Japanese, complete)
Seven Seas

Summary:

The five members of the Student Cultural Society (three girls, two boys) spend their days hanging out and writing a school newspaper. One day, two members announce they switched bodies the previous night. The others think it’s a joke until they start swapping bodies, too.

Note: this review has been updated and can be found here.

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Manga Review – Midnight Secretary

Midnight Secretary Volume 1

Midnight Secretary
ミッドナイト·セクレタリ
OHMI Tomu
Josei – Romance, drama, smut, supernatural
7 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

Kaya just wants to be an effective secretary. When her new boss, Director Tohma, tries to dismiss her because she’s not pretty enough, Kaya sets out to prove him wrong. But she ends up discovering his secret: Kyohei is a vampire! And all his womanizing is actually his feeding time…

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Manga Review – Oreimo

Oreimo Volume 1

Oreimo
My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute
俺の妹がこんなに可愛いわけがない (Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai)
FUSHIMI Tsukasa (story), IKEDA Sakura (art), KANZUKI Hiro (character design)
Seinen – Drama
4 Volumes (complete)
Dark Horse

Summary:

High school Kyousuke barely speaks to his middle school sister Kirino. However, one day he discovers Kirino’s secret: she’s obsessed with siscon anime and video games! Now Kyousuke is roped in to keeping his seemingly perfect little sister’s hobby a secret.

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Manga Review – Girl Got Game

Girl Got Game Volume 1

Girl Got Game
Power!
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SEINO Shizuru
Shoujo – Romance, comedy, sports
10 Volumes (complete)
Tokyopop
Out of print

Summary:

Kyo is thrilled to get into the high school of her choice. However, her father has registered her as a boy! Now Kyo is forced to join the male basketball team, and one of her teammates is her roommate! Will Kyo manage to keep her secret?

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Manga Review – Dengeki Daisy

Dengeki Daisy Volume 1

Dengeki Daisy
電撃デイジー
MOTOMI Kyousuke
Shoujo – Romance, drama, comedy
16 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

Before Teru’s brother died, he left her with a phone and the number of someone called Daisy. Without knowing Daisy’s identity, Teru sends Daisy updates about her life, but Teru hides she’s being bullied and is the school custodian’s slave. But could Daisy be close? And what’s with all the talk about a computer hacker?

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Manga Review – Yu-Gi-Oh!

Yu-Gi-Oh! Volume 1

Yu-Gi-Oh!
遊☆戯☆王
TAKAHASHI Kazuki
Shounen – Fantasy, adventure, action
38 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 – Meteor Prince

Meteor Prince Volume 1

Meteor Prince
おとめとメテオ (Otome to Meteo)
TANAKA Meca
Shoujo – Romance, fantasy, comedy
2 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

Hako is known as the Queen of Bad Luck. Her bad luck is a mystery even to the Supernatural Club. But even Hako isn’t prepared for her next twist of fate: a naked alien prince has crash landed at her school and wants to mate with her!

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Manga Review – Orange

Orange Volume 1

Orange
TAKANO Ichigo
Shoujo / Seinen – Romance, tragedy, supernatural, slice-of-life, psychological
18 Chapters (ongoing)
Crunchyroll / Seven Seas

Summary:

Naho thinks it’s a joke when she receives a letter from her future self. However, when events from the letter start to play out exactly as it said they would, Naho starts to believe it. Her future self’s wish is to watch over new student Kakeru whom is no longer around in her time.

Note: this review has been updated and can be found here.

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Manga Review – Ultra Maniac

Ultra Maniac Volume 1

Ultra Maniac
ウルトラマニアック
YOSHIZUMI Wataru
Shoujo – Romance, comedy, magical girl
5 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

Ayu is a middle school girl who just wants to be seen as cool. One day, the new transfer student, Nina, announces she’s a witch! But Nina isn’t very good at magic. Thanks to Nina’s spells, Ayu’s cool girl image is at stake. How will this affect her relationship with the guy she has a crush on?

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