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Manga Review – That Wolf-Boy is Mine!

That Wolf-Boy is Mine!

That Wolf-Boy is Mine!
私のオオカミくん (Watashi no Oookami-kun)
NOGIRI Yoko
Shoujo – Drama, romance, supernatural
4 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics USA

Summary:

Komugi has transferred to a new school in hopes she won’t end up a social outcast again. That’s going to be hard to do when one of the school idols, Yū, suddenly announces she smells good and keeps sniffing her! But just as Komugi and Yū start to grow close, she discovers his secret: he’s actually a wolf!

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Manga Review – Devils’ Line

Devils' Line Volume 1

Devils’ Line
デビルズライン
HANADA Ryo
Seinen – Drama, horror, mature, mystery, romance, supernatural, tragedy
5 Volumes (ongoing) of 9 Volumes (ongoing)
Vertical, Inc.

Summary:

Tsukasa has been feeling like someone has been watching her. Otherwise, though, she’s a normal college student, and one of her fellow club members even confessed to her recently. When a stranger approaches Tsukasa and her male friend, she’s about to learn that the so-called vampire murders may be aptly named…

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Comic Review – Super Mario Adventures

Super Mario Adventures
Super Mario Adventures マリオの大冒険 (Super Mario Adventures: Mario no Daibouken)
TAKEKUMA, Kentaro (story); NOZAWA, Charlie (aka SAKURA, Tamakichi) (art)
Kodomo – Action, adventure, comedy, fantasy
1 Volume (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

Mario and Luigi are hard at work fixing the Mushroom Kingdom’s plumbing system. But when a bunch of green pipes suddenly appear, the kingdom may face its greatest crisis yet!

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Manga Review – Orange [Redux]

Orange Omnibus 1

Orange
TAKANO Ichigo
Shoujo / Seinen – Psychological, romance, slice-of-life, supernatural, tragedy
22 Chapters / 2 Omnibuses (complete)
Crunchyroll / Seven Seas

Summary:

Naho thinks it’s a joke when she receives a letter written by her future self. However, when events start to play out exactly as “Naho” said they would, Naho starts to believe in the letter’s contents. Future Naho’s wish is for her past self watch over new student Kakeru, a boy no longer around in her time. Is it possible to change the future?

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Peach Heaven! Volume 1

While Daiyamanga generally focuses on manga reviews, I also try to highlight some of the (generally lesser known) gems that are only available in Japan. The first manga I introduced, posted two years ago this month, was Momoiro Heaven!

In case you missed it, Kodansha Comics announced the simulpub of Nihei’s APOSIMZ, and the digital licenses of the manga series The Full-Time Wife Escapist (Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu), House of the Sun (Taiyou no Ue), and… Peach Heaven! (Momoiro Heaven!).

You can read the first chapter here. The first digital volume is already available at all the major outlets like Amazon.

Just goes to show you: don’t give up. Now make sure you support Kodansha and the creators! Especially all you House of the Sun / Taiyou no Ue fans. I know there are a lot of you, so perhaps a physical release — and for Peach Heaven! — isn’t out of the realm of possibilities?

Manga Review – Marmalade Boy

Marmalade Boy Volume 1

Marmalade Boy
ママレード・ボーイ
YOSHIZUMI Wataru
Shoujo – Comedy, drama, romance
8 Volumes (completed)
Tokyopop
Out-of-print

Summary:

Miki’s life is perfectly normal… until the day it isn’t. Suddenly, Miki’s parents decide to divorce and swap partners with another couple, and everyone is going to live together! Now Miki has a cute-but-annoying stepbrother, a guy friend who is acting strangely, and a best friend with a big secret. Love makes people crazy, and it’s going to make Miki’s life even crazier!

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Manga Review – Everyone’s Getting Married

Everyone's Getting Married Volume 1

Everyone’s Getting Married
突然ですが、明日結婚します (Totsuzen Desu ga, Ashita Kekkon Shimasu)
MIYAZONO Izumi
Josei – Romance, mature, slice-of-life
3 Volumes (ongoing) of 7 Volumes (ongoing)
Viz Media

Summary:

Asuka works hard at her job, but she dreams of getting married and being a stay-at-home housewife. Unfortunately, her dream is going to have to be put on hold now that she’s been dumped. Her work and social life leads her to keep bumping in a popular television announcer. But while Ryu expresses interest in Asuka, he has no interest in getting married.

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Manga Review – Dissolving Classroom

Dissolving Classroom

Dissolving Classroom
溶解教室 (Youkai Kyoushitsu)
ITO Junji
Josei – Horror, mature, mystery, supernatural
1 Volume (complete)
Vertical Comics

Summary:

Siblings Yuuma and Chizumi keep moving. Wherever they go, Chizumi is constantly freaking people out, and Yuuma is always apologizing. But the reason why these two have to find new places to live may be darker than anyone expects…

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