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Manga Review – Akame ga KILL!

Akame ga KILL! Volume 1

Akame ga KILL!
アカメが斬る! (Akame ga Kiru!)
Takahiro (story), TASHIRO Tetsuya (art)
Shounen – Action, fantasy, war, tragedy
3 Volumes (12 volumes original Japanese release) (ongoing)
Yen Press

Summary:

Tatsumi heads to the capital to raise money for his village. However, he finds out he would have to start off as a private in the army. He knows he has talent, and a woman volunteers to help Tatsumi bribe his way into being a captain. However, Tatsumi is about to find out the capital is not quite as friendly as he thought.

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

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Manga Review – Tears of a Lamb

Tears of a Lamb Volume 1

Tears of a Lamb
ひつじの涙 (Hitsuji no Namida)
HIDAKA Banri
Shoujo – Romance, comedy, psychological, mystery
7 Volumes (complete)
CMX
Out of print

Summary:

Kyosuke moves into a new apartment, but his neighbor, a classmate named Kei, suddenly requests to be let into his apartment! Kyosuke just wants to be left alone and refuses to let this crazy girl get her way. But why does Kei want to come over? And why did Kyosuke move into there in the first place?

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Manga Review – Negiho: Mahora Little Girls

Negiho: Mahora Little Girls

Negiho: Mahora Little Girls
Negiho (Young) Version
ネギほ(幼)文 (Negiho (Ito) Bun)
AKAMATSU Ken (creator), Yui (author)
Shounen – Comedy, romance
1 Volume (complete)
Kodansha USA

Summary:

Set in an alternate universe of Negima!, kindergartener Asuna falls in love hit at first sight with her adult teacher, Negi. In order to win her teacher’s heart, Asuna has to put up with the crazy classmates, many of which who are her rivals.

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Unlicensed Spotlight – Dr. Rin ni Kiitemite!

Dr. Rin ni Kiitemite! Volume 1

Dr. Rin ni Kiitemite!
Ask Dr. Rin!
Dr.リンにきいてみて!
ARAI Kiyoko
Shoujo – Magical girl, romance, action, drama, reverse harem
8 Volumes (complete)
Shogakukan (Ciao)

Summary:

Meirin believes she’s destined to be with her neighbor Asuka. In fact, she can do fortune-telling with feng shui and secretly runs the popular Dr. Rin feng shui website. But Asuka doesn’t believe in feng shui or fate! Then Dr. Rin gets emails from someone who knows her real identity, and he claims he’s Meirin’s fated one.

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Manga Review – My Neighbor Seki

My Neighbor Seki Volume 1

My Neighbor Seki
となりの関くん (Tonari no Seki-kun)
MORISHIGE Takuma
Seinen – Comedy
3 Volumes (ongoing)
Vertical, Inc.

Summary:

Yokoi wants to be a good student, but the boy who sits next to her in class, Seki, is not quite as studious. Instead, he builds, plays, creates, pets, pretends — there’s no limits to the crazy activities Seki challenges himself to every day! And if Yokoi isn’t trying to bust him, then she’s getting lost in his projects…

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Manga Review – Rasetsu

Rasetsu Volume 1

Rasetsu
Rasetsu’s Flower
らせつの花 (Rasetsu no Hana)
SHIOMI Chika
Shoujo – Romance, supernatural, drama, horror, comedy
9 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

In this sequel to Yurara, Yako, a man with the ability to create water barriers, goes to an agency specializing in exorcisms to ask for their help. He isn’t impressed by its workers, especially when their star member has the stench of an evil spirit on her. Furthermore, she looks eerily similar to someone from Yako’s past…

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