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Manga Review – Black Panther and Sweet 16

Black Panther and Sweet 16 Volume 1

Black Panther and Sweet 16
黒豹と16歳 (Kurohyou to 16-sai)
TORIUMI Pedoro
Shoujo – Comedy, drama, mature, reverse harem, romance, smut
11 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

While exploring her new neighborhood, Taiga finds an old house — and a body inside! However, the guy is very much alive… and hungry. Taiga reluctantly gives him a drink, and he pays her back by passionately kissing her! Not the type of romance she was dreaming of — and definitely not when he offers to be her pet!

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Webtoon Review – Under the Oak Tree

Under the Oak Tree

Under the Oak Tree
상수리나무 아래 (Sangsulinamu Alae)
P (art); namu (adaptation); Kim Suji (story)
Webtoon – Drama, fantasy, romance, mature
18 Chapters (ongoing)
Manta Comics
Review copy/copies

Summary:

After not seeing him since their wedding night three years ago, Maximilian’s husband, Riftan, is set to return. Rumor is he wants a divorce, and her father orders Maximilian to stop that from happening. Maximilian, with her low self-esteem, feels there’s little she can do. But instead of leaving her, Riftan takes her with him…?

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Manga Review – Prince Freya

Prince Freya Volume 1

Prince Freya
偽りのフレイヤ (Itsuwari no Freya)
ISHIHARA Keiko
Shoujo – Action, drama, fantasy, gender bender, historical, war
4 Volumes (ongoing)
VIZ Media

Summary:

Crybaby Freya is delighted to see her dear friends Aaron and Aleksi drop by their village for a visit. But once they leave,  she overhears the prince is on his deathbed and Tyr is in danger. So Freya sneaks to the capital to warn them. There, she sees an eerily similar face with a request…

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Manga Review – The Girl Living Alone

The Girl Living Alone

The Girl Living Alone
ひとり暮らしの小学生 (Hitorigurashi no Shougakusei)
MATSUSHITA Koichiro
Webcomic – 4-koma, comedy
3 Volumes / 1 Omnibus (complete)
Pacos

Summary:

Years ago, a little girl was orphaned, and she decided to run her parents’ restaurant. Unfortunately, she’s not a good cook! But despite her poverty and lack of cooking skills, Rin still does her best at home and school.

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Manga Review – Kiss of the Rose Princess [Redux]

Kiss of the Rose Princess Volume 1

Kiss of the Rose Princess
薔薇嬢のキス (Barajou no Kiss)
SHOUOTO Aya
Shoujo – Comedy, fantasy, magical girl, mystery, romance, reverse harem
9 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

Anise’s father has warned her she’d receive a terrible punishment if her choker was ever removed. That seemed impossible until a strange creature crashed into her! When a monster attacks, is that her punishment? Well, like it or not, help is on the way… with roses?!

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Manga Review – Knight of the Ice

Knight of the Ice Volume 1

Knight of the Ice
銀盤騎士 (Ginban Kishi)
OGAWA Yayoi
Josei – Comedy, romance, sports
4 Volumes (ongoing) of 11 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Chitose is a magazine editor, but she’s also been drafted into another position: motivational speaker for her childhood friend who is now a pro figure skater. But Kokoro doesn’t need a typical pep talk; he wants Chitose to recite the catchphrase from a magical girl anime!

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Manga Review – Miriya & Marie

Miriya & Marie

Miriya & Marie
べっぴん魔女ミリヤ&マリーfrom DISNEYおしゃれキャット (Beppin Majo Miriya & Marie from Disney Oshare Cat)
MAYA
Shoujo – Adventure, fantasy, magical girl
1 Volume (complete)
TOKYOPOP

Summary:

Miriya is a rich girl, but despite all her luxurious birthday presents, she’d rather have her parents around. Then a cat named Marie suddenly appears and whisks her off to 1910 Paris… so that Miriya can train as a witch?!

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Manga Review – Love at Fourteen

Love at Fourteen Volume 1

Love at Fourteen
14歳の恋 (14-sai no Koi)
MIZUTANI Fuka
Josei – Comedy, romance, slice-of-life
9 Volumes (ongoing)
Yen Press
Review copy/copies

Summary:

Kazuki and Kanata are 14, but they’re mature for their age. At least, that’s what they want people to think. In fact, the two secretly hang out together and act like their elementary school selves! But perhaps time is moving on without either realizing it, and for the pair and others, a strange feeling has sprouted inside them…

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Manga Review – Kakuriyo: Bed and Breakfast for Spirits

Kakuriyo: Bed and Breakfast for Spirits Volume 1

Kakuriyo: Bed and Breakfast for Spirits
かくりよの宿飯 あやかしお宿に嫁入りします。(Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi: Ayakashi Oyado ni Yomeiri Shimasu.)
IOKA Waco (art); YUMA Midori (original story); Laruha (character design)
Josei – Romance, supernatural
6 Volumes (ongoing)
VIZ Media

Summary:

Aoi, like her recently deceased grandfather, can see spirits, but she uses her cooking skills to placate them. After giving her lunch to a masked creature, Aoi is whisked away to a strange world — and the being she fed welcomes her as his bride?! Can Aoi avoid marrying a spirit?

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