Tag Archive: historical

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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Manga Review – Tail of the Moon

Tail of the Moon Volume 1

Tail of the Moon
月のしっぽ (Tsuki no Shippo)
Tail of the Moon Prequel: The Other Hanzo(u)
月の吐息愛の傷 (Tsuki no Toiki Ai no Kizu)
UEDA Rinko
Shoujo – Adventure, comedy, drama, harem, historical, romance, war
15 Volumes + 1 Prequel (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

Usagi is a crybaby and a klutz, a combination that doesn’t make for a good ninja. Fortunately, she’s given an assignment that even she can succeed at: bear the children of the leader of an ally clan. Usagi ends up falling in love with Hanzo at first sight, but he has no interest in her or her mission!

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Manga Review – Bird-in-a-cage Lover

Bird-in-a-cage Lover

Bird-in-a-cage Lover
籠の中の禁愛飼育 (Kago no Naka no Kinai Shiiku)
Josei – Historical, romance, smut
3 Chapters (complete)
Manga Reborn

Summary:

Suzu comes to the city to earn money for a family, but she discovers Tokyo can be a dangerous place. Injured and frightened, she collapses outside the Hanabusa mansion. The heir, Kaname, decides to take Suzu in, but does he see her as a pet, a charge, or something else?

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 – 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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