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Manga Review – YuYu Hakusho

YuYu Hakusho Volume 1

YuYu Hakusho
幽☆遊☆白書
TOGASHI Yoshihiro
Shounen – Action, adventure, comedy, supernatural
19 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

Yusuke is a junior high delinquent: he drinks, smokes, fights, and skips school. That’s why no one expected him to die saving a child, including those in the Underworld! With no place for him in heaven or hell, Yusuke is given a test in order to be revived. Can this bad boy do enough good deeds to pass? And will his life be any different the second time around?

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Welcome to Daiyamanga v2!

It’s the second anniversary of this site, and to celebrate, Daiyamanga is now self-hosted!

What does this mean?

  • First, a domain name. Pages should redirect automatically from https://daiyamanga.wordpress.com/ to https://daiyamanga.com … hopefully. Please update your bookmarks, feeds, etc.
  • New theme that I hope keeps the accessibility of the site.
  • Posts have been reorganized. Should be much more efficient to find what you want.
  • Expired deals no longer clutter up the main page.
  • A user rating system on posts. Now you can rate the series I review out of 5 diamonds.
  • WordPress.com followers should have been migrated, but if you can’t see (or are a new visitor) Daiyamanga posts in the WordPress Reader, you need to add it manually.

Being as this is just going live, there are bound to be some bugs and glitches. If you notice any major slowdowns, find the site hard to browse, stumble across a broken link, etc., please let me know. I welcome any suggestions.

EDIT: It has come to my attention that many of you have been having problem commenting. I have adjusted some settings and plugins, so please let me know if you are still having issues!

I also hope now that Daiyamanga v2 has launched, I can get back into the swing of things.  My goal is to have more posts and a little more variety in v2. I hope you enjoy the new Daiyamanga!

Manga Review – Dawn of the Arcana

Dawn of the Arcana Volume 1

Dawn of the Arcana
黎明のアルカナ (Reimei no Arcana)
TOMA Rei
Shoujo – Adventure, drama, fantasy, romance, tragedy
13 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

Princess Nakaba of Senan marries Prince Caesar of Belquat. But this isn’t time for a celebration: the two countries are enemies, and Nakaba knows that either land would love to see her killed. With only her half-human, half-beast attendant Loki at her side, how long can Nakaba survive? Perhaps the strange dreams she’s having can help…

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Game Review – Sweet Fuse: At Your Side

Sweet Fuse: At Your Side

Sweet Fuse: At Your Side
バクダン☆ハンダン (Bakudan Handan)
Otome game
Otomate / Aksys Games
Sony PSP / PS Vita
Out-of-print

Summary:

It’s opening day for Saki’s uncle’s gaming-inspired theme park. Excitement is replaced with fear when someone in a pig suit sets off bombs and takes people hostage. “Count Hogstein” announces the terror shall stop if seven people can beat his games. Saki volunteers, but can she and the others save everyone and unravel Hogstein’s true identity?

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Manga Review – Fall in Love Like a Comic

Fall in Love Like a Comic Volume 1

Fall in Love Like a Comic
まんがみたいな恋したいっ! (Manga Mitai na Koishitai!)
続まんがみたいな恋たいっ! (Zoku Manga Mitai na Koishitai!)
YAGAMI Chitose
Shoujo – Comedy, romance
2 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

Rena is still in high school, but she is also the creator of a well-liked romance manga. However, Rena herself has never had a boyfriend. One day, the most popular boy in school, Tomoya, finds her manuscripts. Rena then suddenly asks him to be her boyfriend in order to gain experience and improve her manga.

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Manga Review – Final Fantasy Type-0 Side Story: The Ice Reaper

Final Fantasy Type-0 Side Story: The Ice Reaper Volume 1

Final Fantasy Type-0 Side Story: The Ice Reaper
ファイナルファンタジー零式外伝 氷剣の死神 (Final Fantasy Zero Shiki Gaiden: Hyouken no Shinigami)
SHIOZAWA Takatoshi (story/art), NOMURA Tetsuya (supervision)
Shounen – Action, adventure, drama, war
5 Volumes (complete)
Yen Press

Summary:

Long ago, the legendary warrior known as the Ice Reaper was a cadet who dreamed of joining Class First. Kurasame always believed he was special and destined for greatness. However, as he rises in prominence, Kurasame must struggle with duty, love, loyalty, and justice in a world where those who die are deleted from memories.

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Unlicensed Spotlight – Hakushaku Reijou

Hakushaku Reijou 1

Hakushaku Reijou
The Young Countess
伯爵令嬢
HOSOKAWA Chieko, Fu-min
Shoujo – Drama, historical, romance
12 Volumes (complete)
Akita Shoten (Hitomi)

Summary:

France, late 19th century. Orphan Corinne falls in love with Richard, a blind boy from a wealthy family. But Richard’s friend Alain is smitten with Corinne, and he tries to blackmail her into marrying him. After Corinne learns she is the granddaughter of a count, tragedies, lies, coincidences, and schemes all separate Corrine from her beloved Richard.

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Manga Review – Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun

Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun Volume 1

Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun
月刊少女野崎くん (Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun)
TSUBAKI Izumi
Shounen – 4-koma, comedy, romance, slice-of-life
5 Volumes (ongoing) of 8 Volumes (ongoing)
Yen Press

Summary:

Chiyo tries to confess to her crush, but he mistakes her for a fan of his shoujo manga! While Nozaki is good at writing about romance, he is not good understanding relationships in real life. Chiyo ends up as Nozaki’s assistant, but the only thing crazier than working for a guy who doesn’t notice you is dealing with the people around them.

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