Tag Archive: drama

Manga Review – Voices of Love

Voices of Love

Voices of Love
アイノコエ (Ai no Koe)
Hazuki Kanae
Josei – Romance, drama, smut, mature
1 Volume (complete)
Aurora Publishing

Summary:

Five protagonists are dealing with both the emotional and physical parts of a relationship. From first love to forbidden love to fractured love and everything in between, will their relationships end happily ever after? Or will they just end?

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Manga Review – Of the Red, the Light, and the Ayakashi

Of the Red, the Light, and the Ayakashi Volume 1

Of the Red, the Light, and the Ayakashi
あかやあかしやあやかしの (Aka ya Akashi ya Ayakashi no)
Nanao (art), HaccaWorks* (story)
Shoujo – Supernatural, mystery, drama
3 Volumes (ongoing) of 9 Volumes (complete)
Yen Press

Summary:

The sheltered Yue and his companion, the black fox Kurogitsune, sneak off to visit a festival. There, Yue meets two boys, Tougo and Akiyoshi, who seem different from other people. The town’s guardian tells Yue that this means he is to prepare for the “meal” — by eating one of his two new friends!

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Manga Review – Imadoki!

Imadoki! Volume 1

Imadoki!
イマドキ!
WATASE Yuu
Shoujo – Comedy, drama, romance, slice-of-life
5 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

Tanpopo is excited to be a new student at the prestigious Meio School. Just before classes start, she meets a boy who loves flowers. But when Tanpopo sees him again, the boy, Koki, denies meeting her and swears he has no use for friends — flowers or humans. Tanpopo is not going to give up. She’s going to prove to Koki that friendship is meaningful.

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Manga Review – A Silent Voice

A Silent Voice Volume 1

A Silent Voice
聲の形 (Koe no Katachi)
OIMA Yoshitoki
Shounen – Drama, psychological, romance
62 Chapters / 7 Volumes (complete)
Crunchyroll / Kodansha Comics USA

Summary:

Shoya hates being bored. When a deaf girl, Shoko, transfers to his class, Shoya thinks he’s found the perfect source of entertainment! Shoya and others harass Shoko, and she eventually transfers out. Shoya then has the tables turned on him. Years later, Shoya feels like his life has no meaning, but he has one last thing to do: meet Shoko once again.

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Unlicensed Spotlight – Iryuu – Team Medical Dragon

Iryuu -Team Medical Dragon- Volume 1

Iryuu – Team Medical Dragon
医龍 – Team Medical Dragon
NAGAI Akira (story), NOGIZAKA Taro (art), YOSHINUMA Mie (medical supervision)
Seinen – Drama, mature, psychological
25 Volumes (complete)
Shogakukan (Big Comic Superior)

Summary:

Dr. Katou wants to change Japanese healthcare, but she needs to become a professor at her hospital first. To increase her chances, Katou seeks out the talents of Dr. Asada to have him perform her new version of a surgery. She didn’t expect Asada to be a bum or for him to have some crazy demands to join her team! Will Asada help or hurt Katou’s ambitions?

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Manga Review – First Love Monster

First Love Monster Volume 1

First Love Monster
初恋モンスター (Hatsukoi Monster)
HIYOSHIMARU Akira
Shoujo – Comedy, drama, romance, shotacon
4 Volumes (ongoing)
Yen Press

Summary:

Rich girl Kaho wants to change herself, and moving out is her fist step on her journey. When a handsome stranger saves her from being hit by a truck, Kaho is smitten. When she finds out the boy is her landlord’s son, Kaho believes it’s destiny and confesses to him. Kanade tells her he’ll only go out with her if she can accept him for who he really is…

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Anime Review – Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal Season III

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal Season III

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal Season III
美少女戦士セーラームーンCrystal 第3期<デス・バスターズ編> (Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Crystal Dai 3-ki <Death Busters Hen>)
Shoujo – Action, drama, magical girl, romance
12 Episodes (complete)
Crunchyroll / Hulu / Viz Media

Summary:

Usagi and her friends are enjoying their lives, but strange things start happening once again. People are reverting to monsters, and the mysteries seem to center around the highly exclusive school Mugen Academy. Two of the school’s students, Haruka and Michiru, may be involved in this new battle…

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Manga Review – School-Live!

School-Live! Volume 1

School-Live!
がっこうぐらし! (Gakkou Gurashi!)
CHIBA Satoru (art), KAIHOU Normitsu (Nitroplus) (story)
Seinen – Drama, mystery, psychological, horror, supernatural
3 Volumes (ongoing)
Yen Press

Summary:

Yuki and her friends Kurumi and Yuuri (Ri-san) are a part of the School Living Club. With their teacher Megu-nee as their advisor, the girls spend their days — and nights — on school grounds doing everything from helping the gardening club to hosting school events. But there may be a darker reason why the girls do not go home…

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Unlicensed Spotlight – Aries

Aries Volume 1

Aries
アリーズ
FUYUKI Rurika
Shoujo – Romance, drama, tragedy, fantasy, action, historical
20 Volumes (original), 10 Volumes (bunko) (complete)
Akita Shoten (Princess)

Summary:

Arisa is a headstrong girl who does not get along with her classmate Shou. But Shou is actually the reincarnation of the god Hades, and he is waiting impatiently for his lover Persephone — now Arisa — to regain her memories. Meanwhile, Arisa can’t help but notice a lot of strange incidents seem to be happening around her.

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Manga Review – The Gods Lie.

The Gods Lie.

The Gods Lie.
神様がうそをつく。(Kami-sama ga Uso wo Tsuku.)
OZAKI Kaori
Seinen – Drama, romance, slice-of-life
1 Volume (complete)
Vertical, Inc.

Summary:

Sixth grader Natsuru is ready for summer, but his easygoing soccer coach has been replaced with a stricter one. Meanwhile, Natsuru’s classmate, Rio, and her brother have been raising the cat Natsuru found. So Natsuru hides out at Rio’s house instead of going to soccer camp. But the days of just the three of them can’t go on forever…

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