Tag Archive: fantasy

Manga Review – Pita-Ten

Pita-Ten Volume 1

Pita-Ten
ぴたテン
Koge-Donbo
Shounen – Romance, fantasy, comedy, drama, tragedy
8 Volumes (complete)
Tokyopop
Out-of-print

Summary:

With his mother deceased and his father a workaholic, Kotarou spends much of his time home alone studying for middle school entrance exams. But his quiet life is shattered when his new neighbor suddenly asks him out and then starts following him everywhere. Even more strangely, Misha claims she’s an angel.

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Manga Review – RG Veda

RG Veda Volume 1

RG Veda
聖伝 ‐RG VEDA‐ (Seiden -RG VEDA-)
CLAMP
Shoujo – Fantasy, adventure, action, war, tragedy, romance
10 Volumes (complete)
Tokyopop / Dark Horse

Summary:

Although the Ashura clan fought hard, Taishakuten and the Ashura queen overthrew the God-King and now cruelly reign over Tenkai. Meanwhile, Yasha is told of a prophecy about Six Stars who “will become the schism that splits the heavens”. Then he finds the abandoned child of Ashura, once thought dead…

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Manga Review – Akame ga KILL!

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
3 Volumes (12 volumes original Japanese release) (ongoing)
Yen Press

Summary:

Tatsumi heads to the capital to raise money for his village. However, he finds out he would have to start off as a private in the army. He knows he has talent, and a woman volunteers to help Tatsumi bribe his way into being a captain. However, Tatsumi is about to find out the capital is not quite as friendly as he thought.

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

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Manga Review – Zero’s Familiar Chevalier

Zero's Familiar Chevalier Volume 1

Zero’s Familiar Chevalier
ゼロの使い魔 Chevalier (Zero no Tsukaima Chevalier)
YAMAGUCHI Noboru (story), HIGA Yukari (art)
Seinen – Fantasy, romance, comedy, action, adventure, harem, ecchi
4 Volumes (complete)
Seven Seas

Summary:

In this sequel to Zero’s Familiar, Tristain is in the middle of a war, and Saito and Louise prepare to be the country’s secret weapons. But before they can enter the battle, Louise needs her parents’ permission. Will the threat of war bring Saito and Lousie closer together? Or further apart?

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Manga Review – Zero’s Familiar

Zero's Familiar Omnibus 1

Zero’s Familiar
ゼロの使い魔 (Zero no Tsukaima)
YAMAGUCHI Noboru (story), MOCHIZUKI Nana (art)
Seinen – Fantasy, romance, comedy, action, adventure, harem, ecchi
3 Omnibuses (complete)
Seven Seas

Summary:

Instead of an animal, mage Louise summons a human to be her familiar! Saito is bored with his life, but he doesn’t expect to be transported to another world. Now Saito is stuck being Louise’s servant, bodyguard, and pet. To top it all off, she’s famous for being the worst student at school. Will Saito be able to return home?

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Manga Review – Kobato.

Kobato. Volume 1

Kobato.
こばと。
CLAMP
Seinen – Fantasy, romance, comedy, drama
6 Volumes (complete)
Yen Press

Summary:

Kobato has a wish, but it can only be fulfilled if she goes to the human world and fills a bottle with healed hearts. Unfortunately, Kobato is lacking a lot of common sense. But she isn’t alone: the short-tempered stuffed dog Ioryogi is there to watch over her…or set her on fire when he’s angry. Will Kobato’s wish come true?

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Manga Review – Yu-Gi-Oh!

Yu-Gi-Oh! Volume 1

Yu-Gi-Oh!
遊☆戯☆王
TAKAHASHI Kazuki
Shounen – Fantasy, adventure, action
38 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

Yugi has always had an interest in games and puzzles. But one thing has stumped him for eight years: the Millennium Puzzle. It is said that whoever solves this puzzle will be given a strange power. But solving the puzzle turns out to be only the first challenge Yugi will face.

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Manga Review – Meteor Prince

Meteor Prince Volume 1

Meteor Prince
おとめとメテオ (Otome to Meteo)
TANAKA Meca
Shoujo – Romance, fantasy, comedy
2 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

Hako is known as the Queen of Bad Luck. Her bad luck is a mystery even to the Supernatural Club. But even Hako isn’t prepared for her next twist of fate: a naked alien prince has crash landed at her school and wants to mate with her!

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Unlicensed Spotlight – Dear

Dear Volume 1

Dear
FUJIWARA Cocoa
Shounen – Romance, fantasy, adventure
12 Volumes (original), 6 Volumes (shinsouban)
Square Enix (Monthly Gangan Wing)

Summary:

Lycanthrope Chiruha leaves her solitary life on the mountain to live in the village with humans. Amnesiac warrior Kisara works to extinguish demons. Once childhood friends, they cross paths again, but will the lycanthrope’s power test their bond? And there may be others interested in a lycanthrope…

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Manga Review – The Heroic Legend of Arslan

The Heroic Legend of Arslan Volume 1

The Heroic Legend of Arslan
アルスラーン戦記 (Arslan Senki)
ARAKAWA Hiromu (art), TANAKA Yoshiki (story)
Shounen – Action, adventure, fantasy, war, historical
22 Chapters / 2 Volumes (ongoing)
Crunchyroll / Kodansha USA

Summary:

Arslan is the prince of Pars, a country with great wealth and slaves. He is surprised to learn some view slavery as a cruel, that all men are considered equal under the god Yaldabaoth. But when the followers of Yaldabaoth attack, Arslan must face many trials and decisions in order to reclaim his kingdom.

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