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Comic Review – Big Hero 6: The Series

Big Hero 6: The Series Volume 1

Big Hero 6: The Series
Hong Gyun An
Children’s – Action, comedy, sci-fi
1 Volume (ongoing)
Yen Press
Review copy/copies

Summary:

Hiro is a boy genius, and together with his friends and a healthcare robot named Baymax, the six of them form the superhero team Big Hero 6! But are they ready to be secret crime-fighters and also handle their everyday responsibilities?

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Manga Review – Gakuen Prince [Redux]

Gakuen Prince Volume 1

Gakuen Prince
学园王子 (Gakuen Ouji)
YUZUKI Jun
Shoujo – Comedy, drama, mature, romance, reverse harem
12 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

At one elite high school, girls don’t just dominate the guys in numbers; they dominate them — literally. Desperate to escape the crazed female populace, transfer student Azusa bumps into Rise, an unsophisticated girl who has no interest in fighting over any other guy. Azusa thinks he has found the perfect fake girlfriend, but Rise just wants to not stand out in any way. Will either of them find peace here, or will they keep attracting unwanted attention? (more…)

Manga Review – The Golden Sheep

The Golden Sheep Volume 1

The Golden Sheep
金のひつじ (Kin no Hitsuji)
OZAKI Kaori
Seinen – Drama, romance, slice-of-life
3 Volumes (complete)
Vertical, Inc.

Summary:

Tsugu is excited to move back to where she lived during elementary school. After all, it’s a chance to reunite with her three close friends Sora, Yuushin, and Asari. When they all arrive to greet her, Tsugu wants to pick up right where they all left off. But she’s about to discover how much has changed in six years.

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Manga Review – Tangled

Tangled Manga

Tangled
Disney塔の上のラプンツェル (Disney Tou no Ue no Rapunzel)
KANAKI Shiori
Shoujo – Fantasy, romance
1 Volume (complete)
TOKYOPOP

Summary:

Rapunzel loves the strange stars she sees every year on her birthday. But due to the healing magic in her hair, her mother forbids her from going outside. So when a thief sneaks in, Rapunzel sees this as an opportunity to sneak out and fulfill her dream! But this adventure will turn out to be bigger than either of them realize.

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Unlicensed Spotlight – Kingyo Chuuihou!

Kingyo Chuuihou! Shinsouban 1

Kingyo Chuuihou!
Kingyo Chuiho!

Goldfish Warning!
Goldfish Alert!
きんぎょ注意報!
NEKOBE Neko
Shoujo – Gag, comedy, fantasy
8 Volumes (original) / 7 Volumes (shinsouban) (complete)
Kodansha (Nakayoshi)

Summary:

Chitose, a girl down on her luck, is forced to transfer schools after her father’s death since the only thing she inherited was a rare pink goldfish. For Chitose, who grew up with the finer things in life, this new school is a huge culture shock!  But maybe life at her new school will be full of some pleasant surprises as well…

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Manga Review – Love in Focus

Love in Focus Volume 1

Love in Focus
蓮住荘のさんかく (Renzu-Sou no Sankaku)
NOGIRI Yoko
Shoujo – Drama, romance, slice-of-life
3 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Mako loves photography, and she decides to attend her friend Kei’s high school and boarding house because of the school’s club. On her way to her new home, Mako accidentally takes a picture of a guy, and he turns out to be another resident! But unlike most of the other boarders, Mitsuru seems to dislike pictures…

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Manga Review – MÄR: Marchen Awakens Romance

MÄR: Märchen Awakens Romance Volume 1

MÄR: Märchen Awakens Romance
メル
ANZAI Nobuyuki
Shounen – Action, adventure, comedy, fantasy, isekai
15 Volumes (complete)
VIZ Media

Summary:

Ginta is a rather unremarkable young man — not much of a student and a poor athlete. The only talent he has is dreaming of the same fantasy world over and over again. While only Ginta and his friend Koyuki believe that place exists, one day, the portal to the realm opens! Ginta is ecstatic to finally visit this fantasy land, and plus he’s gotten stronger! But will that be enough in a land full of magical tools and a group intent on controlling the world?

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Manga Review – Beauty Bunny

Beauty Bunny Volume 1

Beauty Bunny
ビューティー♥バニィ
YOSHINO Mari
Shoujo – Comedy, gender bender, romance
8 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Just when things are going well at her new school, one of Kohane’s classmates calls her ugly! Iori has pro-level makeup skills while Kohane has no interest in beauty treatments. But when Kohane’s in a jam, Iori helps Kohane at the request of his sister. However, the cost for the makeover may be higher than she expected…

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