Tag Archive: fantasy

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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Anime Review – The Seven Deadly Sins Season 1

The Seven Deadly Sins Season One

The Seven Deadly Sins Season One
七つの大罪 1st Season
Shounen – Action, adventure, comedy, fantasy
24 Episodes (complete)
Netflix

Summary:

Ten years ago, the most powerful group of knights, the Seven Deadly Sins, tried to overthrow the kingdom. Their coup failed, and the seven members disappeared. Rumors have been swirling of a Rust Knight crying out for the Seven Deadly Sins. The rumors prove true when a suit of armor appears at a tavern run by its youthful-looking owner.

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Manga Review – The Seven Deadly Sins

The Seven Deadly Sins Volume 1

The Seven Deadly Sins
七つの大罪 (Nanatsu no Taizai)
SUZUKI Nakaba
Shounen – Action, adventure, comedy, fantasy, romance
184 Chapters, 15 Volumes (ongoing) of 20 Volumes (ongoing)
Crunchyroll / Kodansha Comics USA

Summary:

Ten years ago, the most powerful group of knights, the Seven Deadly Sins, tried to overthrow the kingdom. Their coup failed, and the seven members disappeared. Rumors have been swirling of a Rust Knight crying out for the Seven Deadly Sins. The rumors prove true when a suit of armor appears at a tavern run by its youthful-looking owner.

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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 – Immortal Rain

Immortal Rain Volume 1

Immortal Rain
メテオ・メトセラ (Meteor Methuselah)
OZAKI Kaori
Shoujo – Romance, action, adventure, comedy, fantasy, sci-fi, drama
8 Volumes (incomplete, suspended) out of 11 Volumes (original Japanese release)
Tokyopop
Out of print

Summary:

Machika intends to carry on her grandfather’s legacy of being a great assassin. Her first target is the only man her grandfather couldn’t capture: the immortal Methuselah. Methuselah — whose real name is Rain — saves her, but Machika swears Rain is her prey and will follow him anywhere.

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

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
3 Volumes (ongoing)
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!

Note: this review has been updated and can be found here.

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Manga Review – Soul Eater

Soul Eater Volume 1

Soul Eater
OHKUBO Atsushi
Shounen – Action, adventure, comedy, fantasy, drama
25 Volumes (complete)
Yen Press

Summary:

If a meister collects 99 human souls and 1 witch soul, their humanoid weapon will become a death scythe. It’s quite a task, and even more so when one meister wants to surpass her father, one is a flashy assassin, and another is an obsessive-compulsive! Will any of these teams reach their goal, or will they flunk out of their training?

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