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Manga Review – Until Your Bones Rot

Until Your Bones Rot
骨が腐るまで (Hone ga Kusaru Made)
UTSUMI Yae
Shounen – Horror, mature, mystery
3 Volumes of 7 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

For years now, five friends have always met up to mark a certain anniversary. For them, it’s a ritual and a way to remember the sin they share. But as the fifth year passes, is their joint secret in jeopardy? Or are they keeping things from each other?

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Manga Review – Tsuredure Children

Tsuredure Children Volume 1

Tsuredure Children
徒然チルドレン
WAKABAYASHI Toshiya
Shounen – 4-koma, comedy, romance
6 Volumes of 12 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Love is in the air! Or is it?! For students at this particular high school, there are a lot of miscommunications, missed opportunities, and mistakes. But maybe — just maybe — the person they like knows those same feelings. Or maybe that person doesn’t have a clue!

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Manga Review – Shojo Fight

Shojo Fight Volume 1

Shojo Fight
少女ファイト
NIHONBASHI Yoko
Seinen – Sports
2 Volumes of 18 Volumes of 19 Volumes (ongoing)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Neri has been a benchwarmer at a middle school famous for its volleyball team. But she’s sworn to herself not to make friends, not even to the nice team captain who offers to help her train so that she can attend the school’s high school division. But what she and most of their teammates don’t know is that Neri has been purposefully holding back her true ability. But why?

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Manga Review – Pitch-Black Ten

Pitch-Black Ten Volume 1

Pitch-Black Ten
漆黒の天 (Shikkoku no Ten)
SAKAMORO Kenshiro
Shounen – Action, adventure, ecchi, historical, supernatural
1 Volume of 3 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Momo works at a teacher at a small countryside school, trying to keep away the rumors that the missionaries of the Lunar Religion will come soon and kill everyone. One day, a young boy suddenly appears in the village, and while he can recite definitions of words, his lack of knowledge makes Momo decide to teach him what makes life so enjoyable. But their time together may be cut short when the missionaries come to town…

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Manga Review – I Want to Hold Aono-kun So Badly I Could Die

I Want to Hold Aono-kun So Badly I Could Die Volume 1

I Want to Hold Aono-kun So Badly I Could Die
青野くんに触りたいから死にたい (Aono-kun ni Sawaritai kara Shinitai)
SHIINA Umi
Seinen – Romance, horror, supernatural, tragedy
2 Volumes of 8 Volumes (ongoing)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Yuri is ecstatic when the guy she has been admiring from a distance agrees to go out with her, but that quickly is replaced with sadness when her new boyfriend dies. But she’s once again filled with happiness when he reappears as a ghost by her side — but is this really a reason to celebrate when they can’t even touch each other?

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Manga Review – I’m in Love and It’s the End of the World

I'm in Love and It's the End of the Wold Volume 1

I’m in Love and It’s the End of the World
地球のおわりは恋のはじまり (Chikyuu no Owari wa Koi no Hajimari)
Taamo
Shoujo – Comedy, romance
2 Volumes of 5 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Mahiru is starting high school, and she just wants to live a simple life. That’s because every time something good happens to her, something bad is usually just around the corner. It’s a life unlike that of her twin sister’s. But on the first day of school, a nice, handsome guy helps her and invites her out. But there’s no way he could really be interested in her, right? Because if something like that were to happen, the world just might end!

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Manga Review – Hotaru’s Way

Hotaru's Way Volume 1

Hotaru’s Way
ホタルノヒカリ (Hotaru no Hikari)
HIURA Satoru
Josei – Comedy, romance
4 Volumes of 15 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Hotaru just wants to spend her personal time lazing around the house. Romance? Who cares! But her lifestyle is interrupted when the co-landlord moves in — and he’s her boss! Hotaru manages to avoid being kicked out, but Seiichi isn’t going anywhere either. His neat-freak style clashes with Hotaru’s casual, messy atmosphere at home. But living together won’t be the only big change in Hotaru’s life once a younger coworker kisses her!

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Manga Review – Fort of Apocalypse

Fort of Apocalypse Volume 1

Fort of Apocalypse
アポカリプスの砦 (Apocalypse no Toride)
KURAISHI Yuu (story), INABE Kazu (art)
Shounen – Horror, mystery, supernatural
5 Volumes of 10 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Shouran Academy. It’s not the name of a school; it’s a juvenile detention center where the worst delinquents in the region wind up. Maeda is the facility’s newest resident, convicted of murder despite his pleas to the contrary. However, he is forced to start his life anew with his three cellmates, all serving multiple-year sentences. But despite how scary Maeda finds Shouran, it may soon be safer inside its walls than outside…

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Manga Review – DAYS

Days Volume 1

DAYS
デイズ
YASUDA Tsuyoshi
Shounen – Sports
7 Volumes of 29 Volumes of 42 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Timid Tsukushi’s happiest day of his life is ruined when he’s cornered by bullies. Fortunately, he’s saved by Jin, a stranger passing by as he looks for someone to play in a futsal game that night. When Jin calls them friends, Tsukushi happily agrees to fill in. That game makes Tsukushi want to try out for soccer in high school, but he doesn’t realize how good his school’s team is. Can this soccer newbie even survive the first day of practice?

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Manga Review – Ayanashi

Ayanashi Volume 1

Ayanashi
アヤナシ
KAJIMOTO Yukihiro
Shounen – Action, adventure, fantasy
1 Volume of 4 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Gruesome monsters known as ogres roam the lands, forcing humans to live underground. Sierra and Torin are siblings living in one of these villages, and one day they stumble upon a boy — a boy who came from above the surface, where it’s rumored problem children come from. Holo slowly warms up to the two of them, but their time together may be cut short when an ogre attacks their town.

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