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Manga Review – Oreimo

Oreimo Volume 1

My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute
俺の妹がこんなに可愛いわけがない (Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai)
FUSHIMI Tsukasa (story), IKEDA Sakura (art), KANZUKI Hiro (character design)
Seinen – Drama
4 Volumes (complete)
Dark Horse


High school Kyousuke barely speaks to his middle school sister Kirino. However, one day he discovers Kirino’s secret: she’s obsessed with siscon anime and video games! Now Kyousuke is roped in to keeping his seemingly perfect little sister’s hobby a secret.


News – The Seven Deadly Sins & Yowamushi Pedal win Kodansha Manga Awards

ANN reports US licensed series The Seven Deadly Sins and Yowamushi Pedal tied for best shounen manga in the 39th Kodansha Manga Awards. The first series is simu-published by Crunchyroll, and Kodansha USA releases the print volumes. Yowamushi Pedal was recently acquired by Yen Press. The winners for best shoujo manga, general manga, and the special award are not licensed in the US.

I really like The Seven Deadly Sins. It’s a series that seems like it would be rather typical shounen fare, but it puts enough twists to make it fresh. I never paid much attention to Yowamushi Pedal until Yen Press announced their license and so many people were ecstatic. This news makes me more interested now.

Manga Review – Girl Got Game

Girl Got Game Volume 1

Girl Got Game
SEINO Shizuru
Shoujo – Romance, comedy, sports
10 Volumes (complete)
Out of print


Kyo is thrilled to get into the high school of her choice. However, her father has registered her as a boy! Now Kyo is forced to join the male basketball team, and one of her teammates is her roommate! Will Kyo manage to keep her secret?


Manga Review – Dengeki Daisy

Dengeki Daisy Volume 1

Dengeki Daisy
MOTOMI Kyousuke
Shoujo – Romance, drama, comedy
16 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media


Before Teru’s brother died, he left her with a phone and the number of someone called Daisy. Without knowing Daisy’s identity, Teru sends Daisy updates about her life, but Teru hides she’s being bullied and is the school custodian’s slave. But could Daisy be close? And what’s with all the talk about a computer hacker?


Manga Review – Yu-Gi-Oh!

Yu-Gi-Oh! Volume 1

Shounen – Fantasy, adventure, action
38 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media


Yugi has always had an interest in games and puzzles. But one thing has stumped him for eight years: the Millennium Puzzle. It is said that whoever solves this puzzle will be given a strange power. But solving the puzzle turns out to be only the first challenge Yugi will face.


Manga Review – Meteor Prince

Meteor Prince Volume 1

Meteor Prince
おとめとメテオ (Otome to Meteo)
Shoujo – Romance, fantasy, comedy
2 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media


Hako is known as the Queen of Bad Luck. Her bad luck is a mystery even to the Supernatural Club. But even Hako isn’t prepared for her next twist of fate: a naked alien prince has crash landed at her school and wants to mate with her!


Manga Review – Orange

Orange Volume 1

Shoujo / Seinen – Romance, tragedy, supernatural, slice-of-life, psychological
18 Chapters (ongoing)
Crunchyroll / Seven Seas


Naho thinks it’s a joke when she receives a letter from her future self. However, when events from the letter start to play out exactly as it said they would, Naho starts to believe it. Her future self’s wish is to watch over new student Kakeru whom is no longer around in her time.

Note: this review has been updated and can be found here.


News – Seven Seas Licenses 3 New Series

Seven Seas continues to make some fabulous acquisitions. In the last few days, they have announced three new titles: Franken Fran by KIGITSU Katsuhisa, Not Lives by KARASUMA Wataru, and Orange by TAKANO Ichigo.

Franken Fran, as one might expect, is a shounen series with inspiration from Frankenstein. Not Lives is a “got-sucked-into-a-game-world” story with a gender-bender twist. Orange is a shoujo romance with a time travel element.

By far, I am most excited by Orange. Coincidentally, I have a review lined up, but you can probably guess that I’m going to recommend it. But what you are looking forward to?

Manga Review – Ultra Maniac

Ultra Maniac Volume 1

Ultra Maniac
Shoujo – Romance, comedy, magical girl
5 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media


Ayu is a middle school girl who just wants to be seen as cool. One day, the new transfer student, Nina, announces she’s a witch! But Nina isn’t very good at magic. Thanks to Nina’s spells, Ayu’s cool girl image is at stake. How will this affect her relationship with the guy she has a crush on?


Unlicensed Spotlight – Dear

Dear Volume 1

Shounen – Romance, fantasy, adventure
12 Volumes (original), 6 Volumes (shinsouban)
Square Enix (Monthly Gangan Wing)


Lycanthrope Chiruha leaves her solitary life on the mountain to live in the village with humans. Amnesiac warrior Kisara works to extinguish demons. Once childhood friends, they cross paths again, but will the lycanthrope’s power test their bond? And there may be others interested in a lycanthrope…