Tag Archive: historical

Manga Review – Kaze Hikaru

Kaze Hikaru
風光る
WATANABE Taeko
Josei – Drama, gender bender, historical, romance, war
25 Volumes (ongoing) of 40 Volumes (ongoing)
VIZ Media

Summary:

Japan, 1860s. As certain domains push against the shogun and clamor for a rebellion, a group known as the Mibu-Roshi fight on behalf of the shogunate. A new member joins this group in admiration, but the captains all seem to be goofs, leches, and drunks! But one leader is about to discover a big secret: the promising new recruit is actually a girl!

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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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Unlicensed Spotlight – Hakushaku Reijou

Hakushaku Reijou 1

Hakushaku Reijou
The Young Countess
伯爵令嬢
HOSOKAWA Chieko, Fu-min
Shoujo – Drama, historical, romance
12 Volumes (complete)
Akita Shoten (Hitomi)

Summary:

France, late 19th century. Orphan Corinne falls in love with Richard, a blind boy from a wealthy family. But Richard’s friend Alain is smitten with Corinne, and he tries to blackmail her into marrying him. After Corinne learns she is the granddaughter of a count, tragedies, lies, coincidences, and schemes all separate Corrine from her beloved Richard.

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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 – Chrono Crusade

Chrono Crusade Volume 1

Chrono Crusade
クロノ クルセイド
MORIYAMA Daisuke
Shounen – Action, adventure, historical, sci-fi, supernatural, romance, comedy, drama
8 Volumes (complete)
ADV Manga
Out-of-print

Summary:

Despite the U.S.’s prosperity in the Roaring 20s, dark forces still cause chaos. Sister Rosette works as an exorcist, but she often ends up causing more destruction than demons. Fortunately she has her partner, Chrono, with whom she shares a deep bond despite the Order’s objections. (more…)

Manga Review – Maria the Virgin Witch: Exhibition

Maria the Virgin Witch: Exhibition

Maria the Virgin Witch: Exhibition
純潔のマリア exhibition (Junketsu no Maria exhibition)
ISHIKAWA Masayuki
Seinen – Fantasy, historical, comedy
1 Volume (complete)
Kodansha Comics USA

Summary:

While the Hundred Years’ War rages on, Maria the witch and her familiars try to stop the fighting. But not all the people want her help, and Heaven does not approve of Maria’s meddling. Will Maria keep using her powers to prevent battles, or will she just give up and have a carefree romp in the hay?

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Manga Review – Maria the Virgin Witch

Maria the Virgin Witch Volume 1

Maria the Virgin Witch
純潔のマリア (Junketsu no Maria)
ISHIKAWA Masayuki
Seinen – Fantasy, historical, comedy
3 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics USA

Summary:

While the Hundred Years’ War rages on, Maria the witch and her familiars try to stop the fighting. But not all the people want her help, and Heaven does not approve of Maria’s meddling. Will Maria keep using her powers to prevent battles, or will she just give up and have a carefree romp in the hay?

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Unlicensed Spotlight – Candy Candy

Candy Candy Volume 1

Candy Candy
キャンディ・キャンディ
MIZUKI Kyoko (story), IGARASHI Yumiko (art)
Shoujo – Slice-of-life, historical, drama, romance
9 Volumes (complete, original), 5 Volumes (special edition), 6 Volumes (bunko)
Kodansha (Nakayoshi)

Summary:

The U.S., early 1900s. Orphans Candy and Annie promise to remain close when Annie is adopted. But when Annie stops writing letters, Candy goes to a nearby hill to cry. She then meets a boy who cheers her up. Candy keeps this memory of her “prince” close to her as she grows up.

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Manga Review – The Legend of Chun Hyang

The Legend of Chun Hyang

The Legend of Chun Hyang
新・春香伝 (Shin Shunkaden)
CLAMP
Shoujo – Historical, action, fantasy, adventure
1 Volume (complete)
Tokyopop
Out-of-print

Summary:

A village is ruled by a cruel Yang Ban who raises taxes and terrorizes the people who live there. Chun Hyang, a strong, spunky girl, uses her strength to defend the townspeople. One day, she meets a stranger, but Chun Hyang has a bigger problem: the Yang Ban has his sights set on her mother, the town apothecary.

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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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