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Manga Review – SHOKU-KING

SHOKU-KING Volume 1

SHOKU-KING
食キング
TSUCHIYAMA Shigeru
Seinen – Adventure, slice-of-life
5 Volumes of 27 Volumes (complete)
Media Do (Nihonbungeisha)

Summary:

Throughout Japan, there are restaurants on the verge of closing. Chefs who have lost their mojo, are looking for something new, or keep trying to take shortcuts can all lead their shops to decline. However, with the help of a certain restaurant revival specialist, these pass-turants can become yes-urants!

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Manga Review – Shojo Fight

Shojo Fight Volume 1

Shojo Fight
少女ファイト
NIHONBASHI Yoko
Seinen – Sports
2 Volumes of 18 Volumes of 19 Volumes (ongoing)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Neri has been a benchwarmer at a middle school famous for its volleyball team. But she’s sworn to herself not to make friends, not even to the nice team captain who offers to help her train so that she can attend the school’s high school division. But what she and most of their teammates don’t know is that Neri has been purposefully holding back her true ability. But why?

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Manga Review – SETO UTSUMI

Seto Utsumi Volume 1

SETO UTSUMI
セトウツミ
KONOMOTO Kadzuya
Shounen – Comedy, slice-of-life
1 Volume of 8 Volumes (complete)
Media Do (Akita Publishing)

Summary:

Seto and Utsumi like to sit and chat after school. Whether it’s not wanting to study, figuring out how to talk to a girl, or a casual game of badminton, who knows where the conversation’s going to go!

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Manga Review – S and M

S and M Volume 1

S and M
SとM (S to M)
MURAO Mio
Seinen – Adult, drama, harem, romance
5 Volumes of 28 Volumes of 31 Volumes (complete)
Media Do (Nihonbungeisha)

Summary:

Thirty-nine-year-old Makoto is always careful. With a nice family and a good job, his life on the straight and narrow has been good. His only regret in life was running away from the girl he liked in high school when she approached him. At his 20 year reunion, he’s nervous to see Saori again, but she doesn’t show up. Instead, her daughter Saya attends, and little does Makoto know that she came with one purpose: to get revenge for her mother!

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 – Rogue Samurai

Rogue Samurai Volume 1

Rogue Samurai
無頼侍 (Burazamurai)
SUZUKI Masakazu
Seinen – Historical, mature
1 Volume of 3 Volumes (complete)
Media Do (MediBang)

Summary:

Ganjūrō, a samurai with no lord, is wandering without his sword. But he could easily replace it and then some if he were able to kill a man with a huge bounty on his head. But with a large reward on his head, others are surely going to have an eye on the prize — and the man in question isn’t going to go down easily either!

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Manga Review – Risky Business

Risky Business Volume 1

Risky Business
邪道 (Jadou)
TSUCHIYAMA Shigeru
Seinen – Drama
3 Volumes of 4 Volumes (complete)
Media Do (Nihonbungeisha)

Summary:

Tenshakaku is an immensely popular ramen chain, with its founder still very much involved in the shops’ operations and offering employees good benefits… provided you can survive the rough training period. But when he dies, Tenshakaku is thrown into disorder. Three men are hired during this tumultuous time, but amidst the struggle for power, will they help save Tenshakaku — or ruin it?

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Manga Review – Pitch-Black Ten

Pitch-Black Ten Volume 1

Pitch-Black Ten
漆黒の天 (Shikkoku no Ten)
SAKAMORO Kenshiro
Shounen – Action, adventure, ecchi, historical, supernatural
1 Volume of 3 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Momo works at a teacher at a small countryside school, trying to keep away the rumors that the missionaries of the Lunar Religion will come soon and kill everyone. One day, a young boy suddenly appears in the village, and while he can recite definitions of words, his lack of knowledge makes Momo decide to teach him what makes life so enjoyable. But their time together may be cut short when the missionaries come to town…

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Manga Review – Ping-Pong Dash!

Ping Pong Dash Volume 1

Ping-Pong Dash!
卓球Dash!! (Takkyuu Dash!!)
HONDA Shingo
Shounen – Action, comedy, sports, romance
5 Volumes of 15 Volumes (complete)
Media Do (Akita Publishing)

Summary:

Haruku, a delinquent, is in a bad mood after he travels all the way to Tokyo to see the girl he likes and is sent away. But his mood turns even worse when a rival leader destroys a can of his favorite coffee. Still worse yet, he meets Sawa, a girl the opposite of Haruku’s ideal: she’s from Tokyo, is not fiery, knows nothing about the town or coffee, and she kicks him! He decides to get revenge in her preferred sport: table tennis!

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Manga Review – One-sided Love Paradise

One-sided Love Paradise Volume 1

One-sided Love Paradise
片恋パラダイス (Katakoi Paradise)
KOIDE Mieko
Boys’ Love – Romance
1 Volume of 2 Volumes (complete)
Media Do (Nihonbungeisha)

Summary:

Hitoshi has been in love with his naive older brother for years. But as Hitoshi prepares to start college, will his feelings for Mitsuro chill… or erupt? Or will he have a special meeting while he’s attending university?

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Manga Review – La Magnifique Grande Scène

La Magnifique Grande Scène / The Magnificent Grand Scene Volume 1

La Magnifique Grande Scène
The Magnificent Grand Scene
絢爛たるグランドセーヌ (Kenrantaru Grande Scene)
Cuvie
Shounen – Slice-of-life, sports
1 Volume of 10 Volumes of 20 Volumes (ongoing)
Media Do (Akita Publishing)

Summary:

When Kanade goes to see a ballet performance featuring her neighbor Risa, she’s enthralled. Young Kanade wants dance as wonderfully as Risa does as soon as possible! But while ballet is full of grace and beauty, the path to being a ballerina is hard and full of disappointment.

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