Tag Archive: action

Manga Review – Pitch-Black Ten

Pitch-Black Ten Volume 1

Pitch-Black Ten
漆黒の天 (Shikkoku no Ten)
SAKAMORO Kenshiro
Shounen – Action, adventure, ecchi, historical, supernatural
1 Volume of 3 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Momo works at a teacher at a small countryside school, trying to keep away the rumors that the missionaries of the Lunar Religion will come soon and kill everyone. One day, a young boy suddenly appears in the village, and while he can recite definitions of words, his lack of knowledge makes Momo decide to teach him what makes life so enjoyable. But their time together may be cut short when the missionaries come to town…

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Manga Review – Ping-Pong Dash!

Ping Pong Dash Volume 1

Ping-Pong Dash!
卓球Dash!! (Takkyuu Dash!!)
HONDA Shingo
Shounen – Action, comedy, sports, romance
5 Volumes of 15 Volumes (complete)
Media Do (Akita Publishing)

Summary:

Haruku, a delinquent, is in a bad mood after he travels all the way to Tokyo to see the girl he likes and is sent away. But his mood turns even worse when a rival leader destroys a can of his favorite coffee. Still worse yet, he meets Sawa, a girl the opposite of Haruku’s ideal: she’s from Tokyo, is not fiery, knows nothing about the town or coffee, and she kicks him! He decides to get revenge in her preferred sport: table tennis!

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Manga Review – Ayanashi

Ayanashi Volume 1

Ayanashi
アヤナシ
KAJIMOTO Yukihiro
Shounen – Action, adventure, fantasy
1 Volume of 4 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Gruesome monsters known as ogres roam the lands, forcing humans to live underground. Sierra and Torin are siblings living in one of these villages, and one day they stumble upon a boy — a boy who came from above the surface, where it’s rumored problem children come from. Holo slowly warms up to the two of them, but their time together may be cut short when an ogre attacks their town.

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Manga Review – Spy x Family

Spy x Family Volume 1

Spy x Family
ENDO Tatsuya
Shounen – Action, comedy, mystery, sci-fi
62 Chapters / 7 Volumes (ongoing)
MANGA Plus / VIZ Media

Summary:

Codename: Twilight. Elite spy and master of disguise. But his next investigation requires him to take on his most difficult persona yet: a family man! In order to approach his next target, Twilight has no choice but to find a woman and child as cover — all without revealing his identity. But he may not be the only one keeping secrets…

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Manga Review – A Springtime with Ninjas

A Springtime with Ninjas Volume 1

A Springtime with Ninjas
花と忍び (Hana to Shinobi)
HASEGAKI Narumi
Shoujo – Action, comedy, drama, romance
4 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Tradition says Benio must marry whoever steals her first kiss. Because of this, Benio can’t go outside or have friends. When her uncle brings her home a friend, Benio is thrilled — but it’s a guy, not a girl! And a flirtatious one at that!

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Manga Review – COPPELION

Coppelion Volume 1

COPPELION
コッペリオン
INOUE Tomonori
Seinen – Action, drama, sci-fi, war
26 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

In 2036, three high school girls make their way to Tokyo. But this isn’t a pleasure trip to see the hustle and bustle of the big city. Tokyo is a ghost town, and Ibara, Aoi, and Taeko are searching for survivors of an accident from 20 years ago. But why are these three looking for people, and what happened to Tokyo anyway…?

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Comic Review – Big Hero 6: The Series

Big Hero 6: The Series Volume 1

Big Hero 6: The Series
Hong Gyun An
Children’s – Action, comedy, sci-fi
1 Volume (ongoing)
Yen Press
Review copy/copies

Summary:

Hiro is a boy genius, and together with his friends and a healthcare robot named Baymax, the six of them form the superhero team Big Hero 6! But are they ready to be secret crime-fighters and also handle their everyday responsibilities?

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Manga Review – MÄR: Marchen Awakens Romance

MÄR: Märchen Awakens Romance Volume 1

MÄR: Märchen Awakens Romance
メル
ANZAI Nobuyuki
Shounen – Action, adventure, comedy, fantasy, isekai
15 Volumes (complete)
VIZ Media

Summary:

Ginta is a rather unremarkable young man — not much of a student and a poor athlete. The only talent he has is dreaming of the same fantasy world over and over again. While only Ginta and his friend Koyuki believe that place exists, one day, the portal to the realm opens! Ginta is ecstatic to finally visit this fantasy land, and plus he’s gotten stronger! But will that be enough in a land full of magical tools and a group intent on controlling the world?

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Anime Review – Yashahime: Princess Half Demon Season 1

Yashahime: Princess Half Demon Season 1

Yashahime: Princess Half Demon Season 1
半妖の夜叉姫 (Hanyou no Yashahime)
Shounen – Action, fantasy, historical
24 Episodes (completed)
VIZ Media

Summary:

Years after Naraku’s defeat, a fire separated twins Towa and Setsuna, sending Towa into Kagome’s time! Towa clings to her memories of Setsuna as time passes — but an reunion in the present turns into something more!

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Manga Review – Prince Freya

Prince Freya Volume 1

Prince Freya
偽りのフレイヤ (Itsuwari no Freya)
ISHIHARA Keiko
Shoujo – Action, drama, fantasy, gender bender, historical, war
4 Volumes (ongoing)
VIZ Media

Summary:

Crybaby Freya is delighted to see her dear friends Aaron and Aleksi drop by their village for a visit. But once they leave,  she overhears the prince is on his deathbed and Tyr is in danger. So Freya sneaks to the capital to warn them. There, she sees an eerily similar face with a request…

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