Tag Archive: kodansha comics

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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Manga Review – As The Gods Will: The Second Series

As the Gods Will: The Second Series Volume 1

As The Gods Will: The Second Series
神さまの言うとおり弐 (Kami-sama no Iu Toori Ni)
KANESHIRO Muneyuki (story), FUJIMURA Akeji (art)
Shounen – Horror, mature, supernatural
15 Volumes of 21 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Third year of high school. It’s a time most students prepare to either go on to college or enter the workforce. But two best friends end up in an argument over whether to chase after their childhood dreams of becoming soccer pros. Their mutual friends urge them to make up, but the day where they can hang out together again may never come, as they soon find themselves in another type of fight: a game to the death!

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Manga Review – Aoba-kun’s Confessions

Aoba-kun's Confessions Volume 1

Aoba-kun’s Confessions
青葉くんに聞きたいこと (Aoba-kun ni Kikitai Koto)
TOYAMA Ema
Shoujo – Drama, romance, sports
5 Volumes of 8 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Mayo is ready to start her new part-time job of listening to people’s complaints and worries. But she’s surprised when her first customer is the guy she admires! He’s popular and so good at basketball that he was made a starter —  what kind of problems could he possibly have? Mayo is just supposed to listen, but she can’t help but wanting to learn more about Aoba and his personal issues.

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Manga Review – All-Rounder Meguru

All-Rounder Meguru Volume 1

All-Rounder Meguru
オールラウンダー廻
ENDO Hiroki
Seinen – Sports
5 Volumes of 19 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Meguru and Takashi were friends who trained at the same dojo, but Meguru had to move away. Years later, he is happily surprised when his first mixed martial arts bout is against his old buddy, Takashi. However, Takashi is hardly interested in a touching reunion. Still, for the one who has no purpose in life and the other who has only one purpose in life, they may be forced to meet in the ring yet again.

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Manga Review – All-Out!!

All-Out!! Volume 1

All-Out!!
オールアウト!!
AMASE Shiori
Seinen – Sports
2 Volumes of 17 Volumes (ongoing)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

It’s the first day of the new school year, and students at Kanagawa High are teasing the new students: one because of his large height and apologetic nature, the other because he’s short. But there may be a sport where they both can shine — if only one knew how to play and the other could get over his past trauma!

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Manga Review – Ace of the Diamond

Ace of the Diamond Volume 1

Ace of the Diamond
ダイヤのA (Daiya no Ace)
TERAJIMA Yuji
Shounen – Sports
7 Volumes of 47 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

At the bottom of the ninth in a tie game, middle schooler Eijun threw a wild pitch and ruined his team’s chances of making the baseball championship. But he still hopes that next year in high school, he can play again with all of his best friends . But when a scout from Tokyo invites him to tour her elite school, Eijun reluctantly goes. Once there, though, he can’t help but wanting to test his skills at this high-level battlefield.

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Manga Review – A Springtime with Ninjas

A Springtime with Ninjas Volume 1

A Springtime with Ninjas
花と忍び (Hana to Shinobi)
HASEGAKI Narumi
Shoujo – Action, comedy, drama, romance
4 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Tradition says Benio must marry whoever steals her first kiss. Because of this, Benio can’t go outside or have friends. When her uncle brings her home a friend, Benio is thrilled — but it’s a guy, not a girl! And a flirtatious one at that!

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Manga Review – Aho-Girl: A Clueless Girl

Aho-Girl: A Clueless Girl Volume 1

Aho-Girl: A Clueless Girl
アホガール
Hiroyuki
Shounen – 4-koma, comedy, ecchi, gag
12 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Yoshiko, a first year in high school, is energetic, cheerful, and loves bananas. And, as her lifelong friend can attest to, she is bananas! While he hopes to get Yoshiko on the right track (and a track that leads away from him), it isn’t easy. Her future may be in doubt, but hey, all Yoshiko needs is her friends!

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Manga Review – Peach Girl NEXT

Peach Girl NEXT Volume 1

Peach Girl NEXT
ピーチガールNEXT
Josei – Comedy, drama, romance
8 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics
Review copy/copies

Summary:

Momo and her boyfriend have been together for 10 years now, but with no wedding in sight, Momo can’t help but feel a little down. But when that proposal finally comes and they’re given a new home to live in as a wedding present, the future seems rosy! That is, until two familiar faces move into the house next door…

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