Tag Archive: fantasy

Manga Review – Hero Tales

Hero Tales Volume 1

Hero Tales
獣神演武 (Juushin Enbu)
ARAKAWA Hiromu (manga, story); Studio Flag, Genco (story); YASHIRO Ryou (scenario); Kusanagi (art configuration)
Shounen – Action, adventure, comedy, fantasy
5 Volumes (complete)
Yen Press

Summary:

Taitou believes he’s strong — too strong to lose in the traditional coming-of-age ritual. After all, he’s defeated imperial soldiers! But after actually being defeated, he is given a strange sword that is said to be only for a true hero. When someone comes after the sword, the wheels of fate begin to turn, and Taitou is at the center of it all.

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Manga Review – Akame ga KILL! [Redux]

Akame ga KILL! Volume 1

Akame ga KILL!
アカメが斬る! (Akame ga Kiru!)
Takahiro (story), TASHIRO Tetsuya (art)
Shounen – Action, fantasy, war, tragedy
15 Volumes (complete)
Yen Press

Summary:

Tatsumi arrives in the capital to raise money for his village. When he learns he’d have to start off as a private, a woman volunteers to help Tatsumi bribe his way into being a captain. She makes off with what money he has, but Tatsumi soon learns that unkind act cannot compare to the true depths of human cruelty in the cold-hearted Empire.

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Manga Review – Full Moon o Sagashite

Full Moon o Sagashite Volume 1

Full Moon o Sagashite
満月(フルムーン) をさがして
TANEMURA Arina
Shoujo – Drama, fantasy, romance, tragedy
7 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

Mitsuki wants to be a singer, but a tumor in her throat makes this nearly impossible. When two grim reapers appear and reveal her upcoming death, Mitsuki decides to risk it all. As she receives some special help from her escorts of death, the connection between love and music and even the cycle of life and death envelop Mitsuki and all those around her…

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Unlicensed Spotlight – Ouji to Majo to Himegimi to

Ouji to Majo to Himegimi to Volume 1

Ouji to Majo to Himegimi to
The Prince, the Witch, and the Princesses
Prince, Witch, and the Princesses
王子と魔女と姫君と
MATSUZUKI Kou
Shoujo – Comedy, fantasy, gender bender, reverse harem, romance
12 Volumes (complete)
Hakusensha (Hana to Yume)

Summary:

Subaru knows she has a prince-like aura, but she had no idea she was an actual prince in her former life — a womanizer who was cursed by a witch! Subaru’s reunion with her childhood friend leads to a reunion of the prince and all his princesses — who are now male! Can Subaru find the prince’s destined one to break the spell? And whatever happened to the witch?

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Manga Review – Kamisama Kiss

Kamisama Kiss Volume 1

Kamisama Kiss
神様はじめました (Kami-sama Hajimemashita)
SUZUKI Julietta
Shoujo – Comedy, drama, fantasy, reverse harem, romance, supernatural
25 Volumes (complete)
VIZ Media

Summary:

High school student Nanami suddenly finds herself broke and alone. Lost and homeless, she ends up saving a stranger who offers her a home. With no place else to go, she arrives only to discover his house is actually a shrine — being run by a man with fox ears?!

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Manga Review – Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s
HIKOKUBO Masahiro (story), SATO Masashi (art)
Shounen – Action, fantasy, sports
9 Volumes (complete)
VIZ Media

Summary:

Yusei and Sect spend their days playing and practicing Turbo Dueling, the latest form of Duel Monsters. But as a major tournament approaches, strange things start to happen. Will Yusei figure out the true goal of these championship matches? Is it possible to defeat the current King of Turbo Duelists? And why is Sect acting so oddly?

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Manga Review – Kilala Princess

Kilala Princess Volume 1

Kilala Princess
きららプリンセス
TANAKA Rika (story), KODAKA Nao (art)
Shoujo – Adventure, fantasy, romance
5 Volumes (complete)
TOKYOPOP

Summary:

Kilala hopes someday her prince will come. But like once upon a dream, she stumbles across Rei, a boy searching for a belle of a princess. Then Kilala’s friend is kidnapped, but a dream is a wish your heart makes, and so Kilala and Rei find themselves in a whole new world. And not just that — they’re a part of Snow White’s world!

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Manga Review – Zodiac P.I.

Zodiac P.I. Volume 1

Zodiac P.I.
十二宮でつかまえて (Juunikyuu de Tsukamaete)
ANDO Natsumi
Shoujo – Comedy, fantasy, magical girl, mystery, romance
4 Volumes (complete)
Tokyopop
Out-of-print

Summary:

Lili comes from a family of astrologers, and she intends to continue the family business. But reading the future isn’t the only thing passed on to her: Lili possesses a special ring that can be used to contact the spirits of the zodiac. With the help of the ring, Lili solves cases as the legendary detective Spica. But Spica may find out she has a rival or two!

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Manga Review – Alice 19th

Alice 19th
ありす19th
WATASE Yuu
Shoujo – Comedy, drama, fantasy, magical girl, psychological, romance
6 Volumes (complete)
VIZ Media

Summary:

Alice lives in the shadow of her older sister, Mayura. In fact, Alice keeps her feelings to herself, which is why she would never have the nerve to admit she likes Mayura’s friend Kyô. But after encountering a mysterious rabbit, Alice is about to learn how powerful words can be — for better or for worse…

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Manga Review – Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast
Reaves, Mallory (story), Studio Dice (art)
Shoujo – Adventure, fantasy, historical, romance
2 Volumes (complete)
Tokyopop

Summary:

Bookworm Belle feels out of place in her small village. Meanwhile, in a castle not too far away, a prince has been placed under a spell. But when the most beautiful girl in the village is taken prisoner by the ugliest monster in all of France, perhaps a new story will be told…

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