Tag Archive: drama

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 – 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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Manga Review – Gakuen Prince [Redux]

Gakuen Prince Volume 1

Gakuen Prince
学园王子 (Gakuen Ouji)
YUZUKI Jun
Shoujo – Comedy, drama, mature, romance, reverse harem
12 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

At one elite high school, girls don’t just dominate the guys in numbers; they dominate them — literally. Desperate to escape the crazed female populace, transfer student Azusa bumps into Rise, an unsophisticated girl who has no interest in fighting over any other guy. Azusa thinks he has found the perfect fake girlfriend, but Rise just wants to not stand out in any way. Will either of them find peace here, or will they keep attracting unwanted attention? (more…)

Manga Review – The Golden Sheep

The Golden Sheep Volume 1

The Golden Sheep
金のひつじ (Kin no Hitsuji)
OZAKI Kaori
Seinen – Drama, romance, slice-of-life
3 Volumes (complete)
Vertical, Inc.

Summary:

Tsugu is excited to move back to where she lived during elementary school. After all, it’s a chance to reunite with her three close friends Sora, Yuushin, and Asari. When they all arrive to greet her, Tsugu wants to pick up right where they all left off. But she’s about to discover how much has changed in six years.

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Manga Review – Love in Focus

Love in Focus Volume 1

Love in Focus
蓮住荘のさんかく (Renzu-Sou no Sankaku)
NOGIRI Yoko
Shoujo – Drama, romance, slice-of-life
3 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Mako loves photography, and she decides to attend her friend Kei’s high school and boarding house because of the school’s club. On her way to her new home, Mako accidentally takes a picture of a guy, and he turns out to be another resident! But unlike most of the other boarders, Mitsuru seems to dislike pictures…

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Manga Review – Something’s Wrong With Us

Something's Wrong With Us Volume 1

Something’s Wrong With Us
私たちはどうかしている (Watashi-tachi wa Douka Shiteiru)
ANDO Natsumi
Josei – Drama, mystery, psychological, romance
6 Volumes (ongoing) of 13 Volumes (ongoing)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Thanks to her mom, a live-in confectioner, and Tsubaki, the heir to the shop, Nao develops an interest in making Japanese sweets. But the happy days end when Tsubaki fingers Nao’s mom as his dad’s murderer! Years pass, and Nao’s work leads to crossing paths with a certain someone…

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Comic Review – Dracula Everlasting

Dracula Everlasting Volume 1

Dracula Everlasting
DeFilippis, Nunzio & Weir, Christina (story); Silvan, Rhea (art)
OEL Manga – Drama, horror, romance, supernatural
3 Volumes (complete)
Seven Seas

Summary:

Nicholas is orphaned after his parents’ deaths. Jill, the daughter of a lawyer, is upset about moving to this area but tries to cheer him up. As they explore Nicholas’ family heirlooms, they find a pocket watch with the word “everlasting” carved on it. Nicholas has a strange reaction to it, and the face he sees in the mirror is…?

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Manga Review – My Boy in Blue

My Boy in Blue Volume 1

My Boy in Blue
PとJK (P to JK)
MIYOSHI Maki
Shoujo – Comedy, drama, romance
16 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics
Review copy/copies

Summary:

Sixteen-year-old Kako is pushed into a group date and has to pretend she’s in college. While she feels awkward there, Kako is happily surprised when one man, Kota, is interested in her. But his attitude completely changes when she blurts out her real age, as he’s a police officer! Is this the end for Kako’s love?

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Manga Review – Black Panther and Sweet 16

Black Panther and Sweet 16 Volume 1

Black Panther and Sweet 16
黒豹と16歳 (Kurohyou to 16-sai)
TORIUMI Pedoro
Shoujo – Comedy, drama, mature, reverse harem, romance, smut
11 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

While exploring her new neighborhood, Taiga finds an old house — and a body inside! However, the guy is very much alive… and hungry. Taiga reluctantly gives him a drink, and he pays her back by passionately kissing her! Not the type of romance she was dreaming of — and definitely not when he offers to be her pet!

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Webtoon Review – Under the Oak Tree

Under the Oak Tree

Under the Oak Tree
상수리나무 아래 (Sangsulinamu Alae)
P (art); namu (adaptation); Kim Suji (story)
Webtoon – Drama, fantasy, romance, mature
18 Chapters (ongoing)
Manta Comics
Review copy/copies

Summary:

After not seeing him since their wedding night three years ago, Maximilian’s husband, Riftan, is set to return. Rumor is he wants a divorce, and her father orders Maximilian to stop that from happening. Maximilian, with her low self-esteem, feels there’s little she can do. But instead of leaving her, Riftan takes her with him…?

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