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Manga Review – MARS [Redux]

Mars Volume 1 (Kodansha Comics digital)

MARS
マース
SOURYO Fuyumi
Shoujo – Drama, psychological, romance, slice-of-life
15 Volumes (complete)
Tokyopop / Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Kira, a quiet girl with a love for art, is taken aback when the most popular guy in school suddenly asks for directions. Kira knows of Rei’s unsavory behaviors, but she sketches a quick map and dashes off without saying a word. Although she expects that will be the end of any interaction between the two of them, when Rei compliments her drawing, the two form a rather unusual friendship — and maybe something more.

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Manga Review – Missions of Love

Missions of Love Volume 1

Missions of Love
わたしに××しなさい! (Watashi ni XX Shinasai!)
TOYAMA Ema
Shoujo – Drama, romance
19 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Yukina’s sharp eyes scare most people, so her cousin is her only friend. But at least she has the online stories she writes! The one thing she can’t write about is love since she has no experience. When Yukina discovers her classmate’s secret, she blackmails him into playing her boyfriend!

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Manga Review – Cells at Work!

Cells at Work! Volume 1

Cells at Work!
はたらく細胞 (Hataraku Saibou)
SHIMIZU Akane
Shounen – Action, comedy, educational, sci-fi
5 Volumes (hiatus)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Every day, cells band together to keep the body running smoothly. But the inside world is a dangerous place: bacteria, viruses, and even rogue cells can try to attack. But no matter if a cell is dedicated to delivering oxygen, fighting invaders, healing injuries, or communicating, everyday, they’re hard at 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 – ARISA

ARISA Volume 1

ARISA
ANDO Natsumi
Shoujo – Drama, mystery, psychological
12 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Tsubasa is excited to see her twin sister, Arisa, after many years apart. While Tsubasa is violent and a tomboy, Arisa is gentle, smart, and even the leader of her class. When Tsubasa gets to swap with Arisa for a day, it’s a chance to be the model, well-loved student she’s always dreamed of being. But when Tsubasa gets home with a letter for her sister, Arisa jumps out of a window, and a confused Tsubasa is desperate for answers.

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Manga Review – Kigurumi Guardians

Kigurumi Guardians 1

Kigurumi Guardians
きぐるみ防衛隊 (Kigurumi Bouei-tai)
HOSHINO Lily
Shoujo – Comedy, fantasy, magical girl, romance
3 Volumes (hiatus)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Hakka is an ordinary girl, spending her days crushing on the student body president, Chigaya. But that peace is shattered when she finds a strange being in an animal suit in her house! Hakka learns she’s not the only one with a sudden mascot partner, and Chigaya informs the three that they are chosen warriors who must work together to fight aliens!

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Manga Review – I Am Here!

I Am Here! Volume 1

I Am Here!
ココにいるよ!(Koko ni Iru yo!)
TOYAMA Ema
Shoujo – Drama, romance, slice-of-life
2 Omnibuses (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Hikage is practically invisible to her classmates. She has no friends, no one knows her name, and they forget she’s even in their class. Still, she at least has two regular commenters on her internet blog. But when the most popular boys in school start to talk to her, Hikage may finally be able to escape the shadows of her lonely school life.

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Manga Review – Shugo Chara Chan!

Shugo Chara Chan! Volume 1

Shugo Chara Chan!
しゅごキャラちゃん!
MIZUSHIMA Naphthalene et al (story/art), Peach-Pit (original story)
Shoujo – 4-koma, comedy, fantasy, magical girl
4 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Amu’s Guardian Characters may be small, but their personalities are not! With each of the eggs having such different interests — not to mention the search for the Embryo –, every day is a big adventure!

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Manga Review – Shugo Chara!

Shugo Chara!
しゅごキャラ!
Peach-Pit
Shoujo – Comedy, fantasy, magical girl, romance
12 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Everyone sees Amu as a cool, confident young girl with a bit of a rebel streak. In truth, Amu is shy, easily flustered, and wants to be more feminine. After wishing to be more like her true self, Amu discovers three eggs have appeared out of nowhere. Before she knows it, she’s boldly confessing to her crush in front of the entire school. What is going on?!

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Manga Review – Say I Love You. [Redux]

Say I Love You. Volume 1

Say I Love You.
好きっていいなよ。(Suki tte Ii na yo.)
HAZUKI Kanae
Shoujo – Romance, drama, slice-of-life, mature
18 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha USA

Summary:

Mei is a loner. She doesn’t have friends, and she doesn’t want friends, plain and simple. After she mistakenly kicks the most popular boy in school, Yamato, he decides he wants to get to know her. But Mei insists she wants nothing to do with him…

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