Tag Archive: historical

Anime Review – Yashahime: Princess Half Demon Season 1

Yashahime: Princess Half Demon Season 1

Yashahime: Princess Half Demon Season 1
半妖の夜叉姫 (Hanyou no Yashahime)
Shounen – Action, fantasy, historical
24 Episodes (completed)
VIZ Media

Summary:

Years after Naraku’s defeat, a fire separated twins Towa and Setsuna, sending Towa into Kagome’s time! Towa clings to her memories of Setsuna as time passes — but an reunion in the present turns into something more!

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Manga Review – Prince Freya

Prince Freya Volume 1

Prince Freya
偽りのフレイヤ (Itsuwari no Freya)
ISHIHARA Keiko
Shoujo – Action, drama, fantasy, gender bender, historical, war
4 Volumes (ongoing)
VIZ Media

Summary:

Crybaby Freya is delighted to see her dear friends Aaron and Aleksi drop by their village for a visit. But once they leave,  she overhears the prince is on his deathbed and Tyr is in danger. So Freya sneaks to the capital to warn them. There, she sees an eerily similar face with a request…

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Manga Review – Contract Of Cherry Blossom Guilt

Contract of Cherry Blossom Guilt

Contract Of Cherry Blossom Guilt
桜花 咎の契 (Ouka Toga no Chigiri)
FUKIYA Furo
Boys’ Love – Historical, war
1 Volume (complete)
Media Do (MediBang)

Summary:

It’s a turbulent time in Japan, with clans vying for power. As change sweeps the nation, some men look for comfort in someone else’s arms, while others prepare for the change that is currently sweeping the nation.

Warning: this review is of a series that is recommended for ages 18+ and is not safe for work!

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Manga Review – Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju

Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Volume 1

Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju
昭和元禄落語心中
KUMOTA Haruko
Josei – Comedy, drama, historical, romance, slice-of-life, supernatural
10 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

A recent parolee has only one goal: to be trained in the art of Japanese storytelling under a certain master, one who has never had an apprentice before. Yakumo, considered the last of the greats, shockingly agrees. But this still doesn’t mean smooth sailing for Yotaro: Yakumo treats him like a pet, the young lady Yakumo looks after resents both of them, and mastering the art is tricker than Yotaro thought.

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Manga Review – DINOVENTURE -Stories of Dinosaurs-

DINOVENTURE -Stories of Dinosaurs- Complete Edition

DINOVENTURE -Stories of Dinosaurs- Complete Edition
恐竜大紀行 STORIES OF DINOSAURS -総集編- (Kyouryuu Daikikou Stories of Dinosaurs Soushuuhen)
KISHI Daimuro
Shounen – Educational, historical
1 Volume (complete)

Summary:

Millions and billions of years ago, hundreds of dinosaurs roamed the Earth. But no matter the species, each day is a hard-fought battle to remain alive! Join some of these dinosaurs in their journey for survival.

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Manga Review – The Seven Princes of the Thousand-Year Labyrinth

The Seven Princes of the Thousand-Year Labyrinth Volume 1

The Seven Princes of the Thousand-Year Labyrinth
千年迷宮の七王子 (Sennen Meikyuu no Nana Ouji)
ATORI Haruno (story); AIKAWA Yu (art)
Josei – Historical, mystery
4 Volumes (complete)
Seven Seas

Summary:

Country boy Ewan suddenly finds himself in an ancient, collapsing castle with several famous and talented individuals. They then realize one of them must be selected to serve as the emperor and the others as his advisors. But when one of the eight is found murdered, will any of them even survive to become emperor? And why was Ewan selected anyway?

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Manga Review – Black Butler

Black Butler Volume 1

Black Butler
黒執事 (Kuroshitsuji)
TOBOSO Yana
Shounen – Drama, historical, horror, mystery, supernatural
26 Volumes (ongoing) of 28 Volumes (ongoing)
Yen Press

Summary:

Ciel may be young, but he’s already inherited the title of Earl Phantomhive and is running the family conglomerate. Fortunately, he has a capable butler to support him and help keep the household running smoothly. But Ciel’s family history and his connection with Sebastian may be more than just that of a talented noble and his even more talented butler…

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Manga Review – Time Killers: Kazue Kato Short Story Collection

Time Killers: Kazue Kato Short Story Collection

Time Killers: Kazue Kato Short Story Collection
TIME KILLERS 加藤和恵短編集 (Time Killers Kato Kazue Tanpenshu)
KATO Kazue
Shounen – Drama, historical, supernatural
1 Volume (complete)
VIZ Media

Summary:

A man with a rabbit-like mask. Unusual bodyguards. Invaders from outer space. An mysterious exorcist. No matter the time or place, life is a strange adventure.

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Manga Review – The Heiress and the Chauffeur

The Heiress and the Chauffeur 1

The Heiress and the Chauffeur
お嬢様の運転手 (Ojou-sama no Untenshu)
ISHIHARA Keiko
Shoujo – Drama, historical, romance
2 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

Japan, early 1900s. Sayaka is the top student at her all-girls school, but rumors swirl about her and her chauffeur. Sayaka dismisses the gossip, as she considers Shinobu like her brother. Besides, a relationship between a noble and a servant could never work… right?

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Manga Review – Seven Shakespeares

Seven Shakespeares Volume 1

Seven Shakespeares
7人のシェイクスピア (7-nin no Shakespeare)
7人のシェイクスピア NON SANZ DROICT (7-nin no Shakespeare Non Sanz Droict)
SAKUISHI Harold
Seinen – Drama, historical
4 Volumes (ongoing)

Summary:

Long ago, a man with little education rose up and became the most famous writer of all time. But how did William Shakespeare achieve success? Guts, determination, and, most importantly, allies with their own incredible gifts. All the world may be a stage, but for Shakespeare, there’s not doubt that the play’s the thing!

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