Tag Archive: drama

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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Unlicensed Spotlight – Mitarai-ke, Enjou suru

Burn the House Down Mitarai-ke, Enjou suru

Mitarai-ke, Enjou suru
The Mitarai’s House is on Fire
The Mitarai Family, In Flames

御手洗家、炎上する
FUJISAWA Moyashi
Josei – Drama, mystery, psychological, romance, tragedy
6 Volumes (ongoing)
Kodansha (Kiss)

Summary:

A young woman is hired as the Mitarai family housekeeper, but the lady of the house requires her to keep that fact a secret. But the maid she hired has a specific reason for wanting to work for her…

EDIT 6/3/2022: Will be published digitally by Kodansha Comics under the title Burn the House Down!

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Manga Review – Devils’ Line [Redux]

Devils' Line Volume 1

Devils’ Line
デビルズライン
HANADA Ryo
Seinen – Drama, horror, mature, mystery, romance, supernatural, tragedy
14 Volumes (complete)
Vertical, Inc.
Review copy/copies

Summary:

Tsukasa has been feeling like someone has been watching her. Otherwise, though, she’s a normal college student, and one of her fellow club members even confessed to her recently. When a stranger approaches Tsukasa and her male friend, she’s about to learn that the so-called vampire murders may be aptly named…

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Manga Review – Ran and the Gray World

Ran and the Gray World Volume 1

Ran and the Gray World
乱と灰色の世界 (Ran to Haiiro no Sekai)
IRIE Aki
Seinen – Adventure, comedy, drama, fantasy, romance
7 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

For Ran, growing up is not something she just wants to do; it’s something she can do! The wannabe sorceress’ favorite tool is a pair of sneakers that allows the 10-year-old to age up. But no matter how physically mature Ran can become, she still has much to learn about the world.

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Manga Review – Wake Up, Sleeping Beauty

Wake Up, Sleeping Beauty Volume 1

Wake Up, Sleeping Beauty
おはよう、いばら姫 (Ohayou, Ibara-hime)
MORINO Megumi
Shoujo – Comedy, drama, romance, psychological, supernatural
6 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Money-loving Tetsu works as a housekeeper, but he’s caught sleeping on the job by his client’s daughter! Shizu agrees to keep that a secret if he visits her. Tetsu can’t help wondering why the mysterious Shizu can’t leave home, nor can he keep his feelings for her from growing stronger.

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Manga Review – MARS [Redux]

Mars Volume 1 (Kodansha Comics digital)

MARS
マース
SOURYO Fuyumi
Shoujo – Drama, psychological, romance, slice-of-life
15 Volumes (complete)
Tokyopop / Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Kira, a quiet girl with a love for art, is taken aback when the most popular guy in school suddenly asks for directions. Kira knows of Rei’s unsavory behaviors, but she sketches a quick map and dashes off without saying a word. Although she expects that will be the end of any interaction between the two of them, when Rei compliments her drawing, the two form a rather unusual friendship — and maybe something more.

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Manga Review – After the Rain

After the Rain Volume 1

After the Rain
恋は雨上がりのように (Koi wa Ameagari no You ni)
MAYUZUKI Jun
Seinen – Drama, romance, slice-of-life
5 Omnibuses (complete)
Vertical, Inc.

Summary:

Seventeen-year-old high school student Akira works at a family restaurant run by a 45-year-old man. He doesn’t understand his much younger employees, especially the quiet, sharp-eyed Akira. But this middle-aged man in a rut is about to get the shock of his life when Akira confesses to him!

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Manga Review – Chocolate Cosmos

Chocolate Cosmos Volume 1

Chocolate Cosmos
チョコレートコスモス
HARUTA Nana
Shoujo – Comedy, drama, romance
4 Volumes (complete)
VIZ Media

Summary:

Sayuki loves romance and nail art, but her sharp gaze and blunt demeanor scare off others. Her luck finally appears to change thanks to an encounter at the beach, but he doesn’t give his name. Saiyuki thinks her mystery guy is from her school and swears to find him. But she’s in for a shock!

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Manga Review – Missions of Love

Missions of Love Volume 1

Missions of Love
わたしに××しなさい! (Watashi ni XX Shinasai!)
TOYAMA Ema
Shoujo – Drama, romance
19 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Yukina’s sharp eyes scare most people, so her cousin is her only friend. But at least she has the online stories she writes! The one thing she can’t write about is love since she has no experience. When Yukina discovers her classmate’s secret, she blackmails him into playing her boyfriend!

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Manga Review – Trigun

Trigun Volume 1

Trigun
Trigun Maximum
トライガン
トライガンマキシマム
NIGHTOW Yashiro
Seinen – Action, adventure, comedy, drama, mature, sci-fi
2 Volumes + 14 Volumes / 5 Omnibuses (complete)
Dark Horse

Summary:

Vash the Stampede: a man with a 60 billion double dollar bounty on his head, wanted dead or alive. This Humanoid Typhoon is said to bring death and destruction wherever he goes. But despite his reputation, he’s actually a pacifist? Will Vash get to lead a life of love and peace, or will his past drag him into more battles even though he doesn’t want to fight?

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