Tag Archive: josei

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 – Everyone’s Getting Married [Redux]

Everyone's Getting Married Volume 1

Everyone’s Getting Married
突然ですが、明日結婚します (Totsuzen Desu ga, Ashita Kekkon Shimasu)
MIYAZONO Izumi
Josei – Mature, romance slice-of-life
9 Volumes (completed)
Viz Media

Summary:

Asuka works hard at her job, but she dreams of being a homemaker. After dating her boyfriend for five years, a proposal is surely around the corner. Instead of a ring, Asuka gets dumped! As she tries to move on, her work and social life causes her to keep bumping into a popular television announcer. But while Ryu expresses interest in Asuka, he’s definitely not her type — after all, he never wants to get married!

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Unlicensed Spotlight – Blade Girl ~Kataashi no Runner~

Blade Girl ~Kataashi no Runner~ Volume 1

Blade Girl ~Kataashi no Runner~
Blade Girl ~One-Legged Runner~

ブレードガール ~片脚のランナー~
SHIGEMATSU Narumi
Josei – Drama, romance, slice-of-life, sports
2 Volumes (ongoing)
Kodansha (Be Love)

Summary:

Sixteen-year-old Rin has not gotten used to having an artificial leg. But when she’s taken to a sports complex, she sees a whole team of people racing with a strange device in place of a foot. When she meets Kazami, a maker of these blades for running, Rin finds herself drawn to the world of competitive running…

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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, myster
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 – Red Riding Hood and the Big, Sad Wolf

Red Riding Hood and the Big Sad Wolf 1

Red Riding Hood and the Big Sad Wolf
赤ずきんちゃんは狼さんを泣かせたい! (Akazukin-chan wa Ookami-san o Nakasetai!)
HACHIJOU Shin
Josei – Comedy, gag
2 Volumes (complete)
Seven Seas

Summary:

Once upon a time, there was a young lady named Red Riding Hood… who was a pyromaniac. After destroying Wolf’s house, his crying face awakens something in Red Riding Hood. Now Wolf has to contend with Red’s harassment, idiotic hunters, and even more weirdos with not-so-thinly veiled threats. Forget about living happily ever after; Wolf just wants to live!

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Manga Review – Love Me Kiss Me and Hug Me

Love Me Kiss Me and Hug Me

Love Me Kiss Me and Hug Me
恋してハグしてキスをして…xoxo (Koishite Hagu shite Kisu wo shite … xoxo)
TAKAHASHI Itsumi
Josei – Romance, smut
1 Chapter (complete)
Manga Reborn

Summary:

When janitor Miyoko confronts the student who was spotted ruining the garden, Miyoko learns he’s the heir to a rich and powerful family. But Asahi’s background makes no difference to Miyoko and demands he fixes it. Asahi finds Miyoko interesting, and he offers his literal seal of approval. Miyoko declines, but Asahi won’t let her get away easily!

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 – Slot Machine Boyfriend

Slot Machine Boyfriend

Slot Machine Boyfriend: Sexy Contract With a Lover
ガチャLOVE彼氏(仮)~恋人は淫らな契約で (Gacha LOVE Kareshi (Kari) ~ Koibito Wa Midarana Keiyaku de)
KAKEI Asato
Josei – Romance, smut
1 Chapter (complete)
Manga Reborn

Summary:

Marina has been dumped again because she’s seen as lazy in regards to housework and dressing up. She decides to take a break from the search for love by enrolling in an app that exchanges money and lucky wheel spins for time with a handsome man. Marina then starts spending more and more time with her date, but their relationship is just a business transaction…

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 – 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 – I Will Train You

I Will Train You

I Will Train You
シゴいてやるよ。(Shigoite Yaru yo.)
Saki
Josei – Romance, smut
4 Chapters (complete)
Manga Reborn

Summary:

Midori is happy working temporary jobs, but the benefits of working at her aunt’s Japanese-style inn are too good to pass up! But the job is harder than she thought it would be, no thanks to jealous employees and the strict hotel manager, Yu. But Midori won’t give them the satisfaction of her quitting, and Yu agrees to make Midori into the perfect employee.

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

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