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Manga Review – Noragami: Stray God

Noragami Volume 1

Noragami: Stray God
ノラガミ
Adachitoka
Shounen – Supernatural, drama, comedy, action, romance
5 Volumes (ongoing)
Kodansha USA

Summary:

Hiyori tries to save a boy from an oncoming bus. She survives, but now her spirit randomly separates from her body! The “boy” from the accident is Yato, an unknown god who will take on any job in hopes of having his own shrine. Hiyori hires Yato to help her, but he’s busy looking for a spirit to become his new weapon.

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Manga Review – Love★Com

Love★Com
ラブ★コン
NAKAHARA Aya
Shoujo – Romance, comedy
17 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

Risa is the tallest girl in class, and Ôtani is the shortest guy. The whole school sees them as nothing but a comedy duo. But despite their complexes about their height, they just want to fall in love. When they both develop crushes in summer school, they agree help each other. Will things work out for the two of them?

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Manga Review – Cross Game

Cross Game Volume 1

Cross Game
クロスゲーム
ADACHI Mitsuru
Shounen – Romance, sports, comedy, drama, slice-of-life
8 Volumes (17 Volumes original Japanese release) (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

Ko’s family owns a sporting goods store, and his best friend/sort-of girlfriend Wakaba’s family runs a batting center. But Ko doesn’t take much interest in any sport, including baseball. But Wakaba’s younger sister Aoba resents Ko for both seeing baseball as just a game and for hogging Wakaba’s attention.

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Manga Review – Prétear – The New Legend of Snow White

Prétear – The New Legend of Snow White
新白雪姫伝説プリーティア (Shin Shirayuki-hime Densetsu Prétear)
NARUSE Kaori (manga), SATOU Junichi (creator)
Shoujo – Magical girl, romance, action, reverse harem
4 Volumes (complete)
ADV Manga

Summary:

Himeno’s father has just remarried a wealthy woman. But Himeno just can’t get used to life as a rich princess. One day, after meeting a little boy, a group of men introduce themselves as the Leafe Knights and claim Himeno is the Prétear, the one who can revive the source of life (leafe) stolen by the Princess of Disaster.

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Manga Review – Kobato.

Kobato. Volume 1

Kobato.
こばと。
CLAMP
Seinen – Fantasy, romance, comedy, drama
6 Volumes (complete)
Yen Press

Summary:

Kobato has a wish, but it can only be fulfilled if she goes to the human world and fills a bottle with healed hearts. Unfortunately, Kobato is lacking a lot of common sense. But she isn’t alone: the short-tempered stuffed dog Ioryogi is there to watch over her…or set her on fire when he’s angry. Will Kobato’s wish come true?

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Manga Review – Say I Love You.

Say I Love You. Volume 1

Say I Love You.
好きっていいなよ。(Suki tte Ii na yo.)
HAZUKI Kanae
Shoujo – Romance, drama, slice-of-life, smut
7 Volumes (ongoing)
Kodansha USA

Summary:

Mei is a loner. She doesn’t have friends, and she doesn’t want friends. After she mistakenly kicks the most popular boy in school, Yamato, he wants to be her friend. But Mei insists she wants nothing to do with him…

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Unlicensed Spotlight – Suna no Shiro

Suna no Shiro Volume 1

Suna no Shiro
Le Chateau de Sable
The Sandcastle
砂の城
ICHIJO Yukari
Shoujo – Drama, romance, tragedy, psychological
7 Volumes (original), 3 Volumes (shinsho), 4 Volumes (bunko), 6 Volumes (reprint) (complete)

Summary:

Rather than be separated, rich heiress Nathalie and orphan boy Francis jump off a cliff to live together in death. Nathalie survives, but there is no sign of Francis. Following a tip that he has been spotted, Nathalie heads to an island. But what awaits her there sends her life into a different direction.

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Manga Review – Tokyo Mew Mew a la Mode

Tokyo Mew Mew a La Mode Omnibus

Tokyo Mew Mew a la Mode
東京ミュウミュウあ・ら・もーど
IKUMI Mia
Shoujo – Magical girl, romance, comedy, action
2 Volumes (original), 1 Volume (omnibus) (complete)
Tokyopop / Kodansha USA

Summary:

Berry wanders into Cafe Mew Mew and accidentally becomes a Mew Mew! Now merged with a rabbit and a mountain cat, Berry must join together with the other Mew Mews and take down new enemies. But can she handle her newfound powers and her budding feelings for her best friend?

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Manga Review – Tokyo Mew Mew

Tokyo Mew Mew Omnibus Volume 1

Tokyo Mew Mew
東京ミュウミュウ
IKUMI Mia (art), YOSHIDA Reiko (story)
Shoujo – Magical girl, romance, comedy, action
7 Volumes (original), 3 Volumes (omnibus) (complete)
Tokyopop / Kodansha USA

Summary:

Ichigo was an ordinary middle school student until a freak accident merged her DNA with that of an iriomote wildcat! With her new powers, Ichigo must defeat aliens who infect animals and find the other girls who had their DNA altered. And she also has to hide her cat transformation from her crush…

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Manga Review – Azumanga Daioh

Azumanga Daioh Omnibus

Azumanga Daioh
あずまんが大王
AZUMA Kiyohiko
Shounen – Comedy, slice-of-life
4 Volumes (original), 1 Volume (omnibus)
ADV (Out of print), Yen Press

Summary:

A group of friends (Chiyo, Yomi, Tomo, Sakaki, and Osaka) go through high school together. However, between their homeroom teacher’s antics and their own idiosyncrasies, their high school life will certainly be memorable.

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