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Manga Review – The Music of Marie

The Music of Marie

The Music of Marie
Marieの奏でる音楽 (Marie no Kanaderu Ongaku)
FURUYA Usamaru
Seinen – Drama, fantasy, mystery, psychological
1 Omnibus (complete)
One Peace Books
Review copy/copies

Summary:

In a land full of peace, Pipi has been crushing on her friend Kai, who is oblivious to her crush. As the years pass, their relationship hasn’t changed. Instead, Kai, with his elite sense of hearing, is spacing out more and more, staring up at the sky where the mechanical goddess Maries lives. Will Pipi’s feelings get across to him, or is there a deeper reason as to why Kai keeps thinking about Marie?

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Manga Review – The Lion and the Bride

The Lion and the Bride Volume 1

The Lion and the Bride
ライオンと花嫁 (Lion to Hanayome)
SAKURANO Mika
Josei – Romance
3 Volumes (complete)
Media Do (Akita Publishing)

Summary:

Yua has a secret: she’s secretly dating her teacher, Ryo! He’s a kind, caring man, unlike the jerk who sits next to her in class who rudely turned down her friend. When Yua’s last remaining relative, her grandmother, passes away, Yua fears she’s going to be alone. But then Ryo proposes! Yua can’t help but look forward to her new status as a wife, but her husband has something to tell her…

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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 – Aho-Girl: A Clueless Girl

Aho-Girl: A Clueless Girl Volume 1

Aho-Girl: A Clueless Girl
アホガール
Hiroyuki
Shounen – 4-koma, comedy, ecchi, gag
12 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Yoshiko, a first year in high school, is energetic, cheerful, and loves bananas. And, as her lifelong friend can attest to, she is bananas! While he hopes to get Yoshiko on the right track (and a track that leads away from him), it isn’t easy. Her future may be in doubt, but hey, all Yoshiko needs is her friends!

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Manga Review – Love Me, Love Me Not

Love Me, Love Me Not Volume 1

Love Me, Love Me Not
思い、思われ、ふり、ふられ (Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare)
SAKISAKA Io
Shoujo – Romance, slice-of-life
12 Volumes (complete)
VIZ Media

Summary:

Shy, romanticist Yuna is surprised to learn the prince-in-appearance-only guy she just met and the random girl who begged her for money turn out to be siblings — and her new neighbors! Yuna and fellow resident Kazuomi welcome Rio and Akari, but they all start high school, will they be able to navigate love and friendship?

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Manga Review – Peach Girl NEXT

Peach Girl NEXT Volume 1

Peach Girl NEXT
ピーチガールNEXT
Josei – Comedy, drama, romance
8 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics
Review copy/copies

Summary:

Momo and her boyfriend have been together for 10 years now, but with no wedding in sight, Momo can’t help but feel a little down. But when that proposal finally comes and they’re given a new home to live in as a wedding present, the future seems rosy! That is, until two familiar faces move into the house next door…

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Manga Review – Peach Girl: Sae’s Story [Redux]

Peach Girl: Sae's Story Volume 1

Peach Girl: Sae’s Story
裏ピーチガール (Ura Peach Girl)
UEDA Miwa
Shoujo – Comedy, drama, romance
3 Volumes (complete)
Tokyopop
Out-of-print

Summary:

Sae is ready to start her wonderful college life. There’s just one issue: she’s actually still in high school! But Sae isn’t going to let being held back a year stop her from going to campus and meeting men — and nor is she going to let an annoying guy from her past and his dog put a damper on her fun life either!

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Manga Review – Peach Girl [Redux]

Peach Girl Volume 1

Peach Girl
ピーチガール
UEDA Miwa
Shoujo – Comedy, drama, romance
18 Volumes (complete)
Tokyopop / Kodansha Comics
Out-of-print

Summary:

Momo has a lot of problems. People think she’s a party girl, her “friend” Sae is a two-faced copycat, and her crush Toji doesn’t like dark-skinned girls. To hide her feelings, Momo covers by saying she likes popular boy Kiley. But Kiley is now saying they’ve kissed! Will Momo ever find peace and get the guy of her dreams?

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Manga Review – Magical Dance

Magical Dance Volume 1

Magical Dance
Disney’sマジカルダンス!!(Disney’s Magical Dance!!)
Disney, KODAKA Nao
Shoujo – Fantasy, romance
2 Volumes (complete)
TOKYOPOP

Summary:

Rin loves dancing, but she’s not very good at it. Some members of her dance class see Rin as a drag on their chances of winning competitions. As Rin feels dejected, who should appear but… Tinker Bell?! Why is she here?!

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Manga Review – Can I Kiss You Every Day?

Can I Kiss You Every Day? Volume 1

Can I Kiss You Every Day?
毎日キスしていいですか? (Mainichi Kiss shite Ii Desu ka?)
HATSUHARU
Shoujo – Comedy, romance
4 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

As children, Kurumi and Nagio had a secret place where they hung out — and even kissed. Years pass, Nagio suddenly transfers to Kurumi’s school! She can’t help but flustered upon meeting again, as he’s different now. Nagio denies he’s changed much, but Kurumi knows one thing has changed: his more passionate kisses!

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