Tag Archive: fantasy

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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Manga Review – Kamichama Karin Chu

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Kamichama Karin
かみちゃまかりんchu
Koge-Donbo
Shoujo – Comedy, fantasy, magical girl, reverse harem, romance
7 Volumes (complete)
Del Rey
Out-of-print

Summary:

After their big battle, Karin is looking forward to a peaceful future with Kazune. But Karin starts having some weird dreams begging her to look for the “Three Noble Gods”. Then a young boy suddenly appears out of nowhere! Who is he, and who are the Three Noble Gods? A new battle is about to begin!

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Manga Review – Kamichama Karin

Kamichama Karin Volume 1

Kamichama Karin
かみちゃまかりん
Koge-Donbo
Shoujo – Comedy, fantasy, magical girl, romance
7 Volumes (complete)
Tokyopop
Out-of-print

Summary:

Karin’s parents have passed away long ago, and now her beloved pet has died as well. Still in mourning, Karin is angered when a boy insults her but cheers up when she meets a kind girl. The pair turn out to be cousins looking for a “god”. In the midst of everything, Karin’s ring, an heirloom from her mother, suddenly emits a strange light…

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Manga Review – The Devil is a Part-Timer! High School! [Redux]

The Devil is a Part-Timer! High School! Volume 1

The Devil is a Part-Timer! High School!
はたらく魔王さま!ハイスクール! (Hataraku Maou-sama! High School!)
MISHIMA Kurone (art), WAGAHARA Satoshi (original story), 029/Oniku (character design)
Seinen – Comedy, fantasy, romance
5 Volumes (complete)
Yen Press

Summary:

On the brink of defeat, the Devil King and one of his generals escape their world and find themselves in modern Japan. With no magic and no other options, the Devil King (known as Sadao) enrolls in high school to restart his conquest..as student council president. But Sadao’s plans may be in jeopardy when a new student arrives and threatens him!

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Unlicensed Spotlight – Animal Yokochou

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Animal Yokochou
Animal Alley
Ani-Yoko: My Next Door Neighbor
アニマル横町
MAEKAWA Ryo
Shoujo – Comedy, fantasy, kodomo
16 Volumes (ongoing)
Shueisha (Ribon)

Summary:

Ami’s room has a mysterious door that connects to another world. Three of the residents of Animal Yokochou love to drop by: the selfish rabbit Iyo, the unpopular and quick-tempered bear Kenta, and the gentle, spacey panda Issa. Throw in their enigmatic leader, and with these crazy animals as neighbors, Ami’s life is never dull!

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Comic Review – Super Mario Adventures

Super Mario Adventures
Super Mario Adventures マリオの大冒険 (Super Mario Adventures: Mario no Daibouken)
TAKEKUMA, Kentaro (story); NOZAWA, Charlie (aka SAKURA, Tamakichi) (art)
Kodomo – Action, adventure, comedy, fantasy
1 Volume (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

Mario and Luigi are hard at work fixing the Mushroom Kingdom’s plumbing system. But when a bunch of green pipes suddenly appear, the kingdom may face its greatest crisis yet!

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Manga Review – Dawn of the Arcana

Dawn of the Arcana Volume 1

Dawn of the Arcana
黎明のアルカナ (Reimei no Arcana)
TOMA Rei
Shoujo – Adventure, drama, fantasy, romance, tragedy
13 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

Princess Nakaba of Senan marries Prince Caesar of Belquat. But this isn’t time for a celebration: the two countries are enemies, and Nakaba knows that either land would love to see her killed. With only her half-human, half-beast attendant Loki at her side, how long can Nakaba survive? Perhaps the strange dreams she’s having can help…

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Manga Diaries – 31 Nights of One Piece

One Piece Volume 1
One Piece

ODA Eiichiro
Shounen – Action, adventure, comedy, fantasy
79 Volumes (ongoing), 16 Omnibuses (ongoing)
Viz Media

Summary:

Whoever finds the legendary treasure One Piece will become the King of the Pirates. After being inspired by a pirate named Shanks, village boy Luffy dreams of setting sail and obtaining One Piece. Luffy only has a few obstacles in his way: he has no boat, no crew, and he can’t swim thanks to a fruit that turned his body into rubber!

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Manga Review – The Ancient Magus’ Bride

The Ancient Magus' Bride Volume 1

The Ancient Magus’ Bride
魔法使いの嫁 (Mahou Tsukai no Yome)
YAMAZAKI Kore
Shounen – Drama, fantasy, romance
5 Volumes (ongoing)
Seven Seas

Summary:

After years being unwanted and being able to see things others can’t, Chise agrees to be sold at an underground auction. Her new owner turns out to be a skeleton-headed mage named Elias. Chise is surprised when Elias warmly welcomes her as his apprentice, but she is even more taken aback when he announces she’s his bride!

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