Tag Archive: drama

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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Manga Review – Anonymous Noise

Anonymous Noise Volume 1

Anonymous Noise
覆面系ノイズ (Fukumenkei Noise)
FUKUYAMA Ryoko
Shoujo – Drama, romance
18 Volumes (complete)
VIZ Media

Summary:

Nino is devastated when her neighbor, Momo, moves away, but he says her voice can one day reunite them. Not long after, she meets Yuzu, a boy who likes to compose. Singing his songs gives Nino a sense of peace and happiness, but Yuzu disappears as well! Years pass, but music causes paths to cross again…

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Manga Review – Akame ga KILL! Zero

Akame ga KILL! Zero Volume 1

Akame ga KILL! Zero
アカメが斬る! 零 (Akame ga Kiru! Rei)
Takahiro (story), TORU Kei (art)
Seinen – Action, ecchi, fantasy, mature, tragedy, war
10 Volumes (complete)
Yen Press
Review copy/copies

Summary:

Akame, her sister Kurome, and their friends are not your average group of teens. They’re assassins, raised to eliminate anyone who gets in the Empire’s way. Akame isn’t thrilled about taking lives, but as long as the citizens can live in peace, she’ll do her job. But while Akame treasures her extended family, she can’t help but sense something is amiss in the Empire…

Warning: this review is of a series that is recommended for ages 18+ and is not safe for work!

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Manga Review – You’re Mine

You're Mine Volume 1

You’re Mine
おれのもの (Ore no Mono)
Ryoku
Webcomic – Comedy, drama, romance
7 Volumes (complete)
Publingual

Summary:

Ayumi has been classmates with Nao since elementary school, but she doesn’t pay much attention to him. After all, she’s dating the guy she likes! But when she finds out that he’s only interested in her body, Ayumi breaks up with him. Who should see her at her lowest but Nao! She runs off without talking about what happened, but Nao shows up the next day with a bruised face and tells Ayumi she’s his! What does he mean?!

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Manga Review – SP Baby

SP Baby Volume 1

SP Baby
SP×ベイビー
ENJOJI Maki
Josei – Comedy, romance, slice-of-life
2 Volumes (completed)
VIZ Media

Summary:

On her way to an interview, Tamaki sees a man being chased and steps in to help. But she misunderstands the situation, and although she ruins her skirt and her job interview, she accepts responsibility and doesn’t need an apology from the man she was trying to protect. But he reappears with a job offer: be his bodyguard! Tamaki doesn’t want to get mixed up in anything shady, but why is he so interested in her?

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Manga Review – W Juliet

W Juliet Volume 1

W Juliet
Wジュリエット
Emura
Shoujo – Comedy, drama, gender bender, romance, supernatural
14 Volumes (complete)
VIZ Media

Summary:

Handsome and strong Ito is perfect for the role of Romeo… but she’s a girl! But Ito is happy to form a friendship with Makoto, the beautiful transfer student. However, Ito is shocked to discover Makoto is really a guy… and “she” is playing Juliet?! All the world’s a stage, but with a jealous schoolmate and a strict father, what will happen to the performance?

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Manga Review – The Gentlemen’s Alliance †

The Gentlemen's Alliance † Volume 1

The Gentlemen’s Alliance †
紳士同盟+(クロス) (Shinshi Doumei † [Cross])
TANEMURA Arina
Shoujo – Comedy, drama, reverse harem, romance
11 Volumes (complete)
VIZ Media

Summary:

Haine is at the bottom caste of her school thanks to her adopted family’s finances, but that’s not the only reason people tend to ignore her: she’s a former gang member. It’s a far cry from the position of Emperor, aka the student body president. Like many of her schoolmates, she’s in love with the Emperor, and when she hears he’s kidnapped, this may be her chance to tell him of her feelings! But Shizumasa has his own secrets…

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Manga Review – Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju

Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Volume 1

Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju
昭和元禄落語心中
KUMOTA Haruko
Josei – Comedy, drama, historical, romance, slice-of-life, supernatural
10 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

A recent parolee has only one goal: to be trained in the art of Japanese storytelling under a certain master, one who has never had an apprentice before. Yakumo, considered the last of the greats, shockingly agrees. But this still doesn’t mean smooth sailing for Yotaro: Yakumo treats him like a pet, the young lady Yakumo looks after resents both of them, and mastering the art is tricker than Yotaro thought.

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