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Manga Review – That Wolf-Boy is Mine!

That Wolf-Boy is Mine!

That Wolf-Boy is Mine!
私のオオカミくん (Watashi no Oookami-kun)
NOGIRI Yoko
Shoujo – Drama, romance, supernatural
4 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics USA

Summary:

Komugi has transferred to a new school in hopes she won’t end up a social outcast again. That’s going to be hard to do when one of the school idols, Yū, suddenly announces she smells good and keeps sniffing her! But just as Komugi and Yū start to grow close, she discovers his secret: he’s actually a wolf!

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Manga Review – A Silent Voice

A Silent Voice Volume 1

A Silent Voice
聲の形 (Koe no Katachi)
OIMA Yoshitoki
Shounen – Drama, psychological, romance
62 Chapters / 7 Volumes (complete)
Crunchyroll / Kodansha Comics USA

Summary:

Shoya hates being bored. When a deaf girl, Shoko, transfers to his class, Shoya thinks he’s found the perfect source of entertainment! Shoya and others harass Shoko, and she eventually transfers out. Shoya then has the tables turned on him. Years later, Shoya feels like his life has no meaning, but he has one last thing to do: meet Shoko once again.

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Manga Review – The Seven Deadly Sins

The Seven Deadly Sins Volume 1

The Seven Deadly Sins
七つの大罪 (Nanatsu no Taizai)
SUZUKI Nakaba
Shounen – Action, adventure, comedy, fantasy, romance
184 Chapters, 15 Volumes (ongoing) of 20 Volumes (ongoing)
Crunchyroll / Kodansha Comics USA

Summary:

Ten years ago, the most powerful group of knights, the Seven Deadly Sins, tried to overthrow the kingdom. Their coup failed, and the seven members disappeared. Rumors have been swirling of a Rust Knight crying out for the Seven Deadly Sins. The rumors prove true when a suit of armor appears at a tavern run by its youthful-looking owner.

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Manga Review – Mushishi

Mushishi Volume 1

Mushishi
蟲師
URUSHIBARA Yuki
Seinen – Supernatural, drama, adventure, mystery
10 Volumes (completed) [7 volumes + 1 omnibus]
Del Rey / Kodansha Comics USA
Out-of-print

Summary:

Ephemeral creatures known as mushi inhabit the world. Some mushi try to lure unsuspecting humans to an early grave; others provide help to the living. Ginko is a wanderer who works as a mushishi, a person whose job is investigating and solving mysteries involving mushi.

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Manga Review – L DK

LDK Volume 1

L♥DK
WATANABE Ayu
Shoujo – Romance, slice-of-life
4 Volumes (ongoing)
Kodansha Comics USA

Summary:

When her best friend is rejected by the school prince, Shusei, Aoi decides to confront him. He shrugs off the encounter, making her even more mad. But Aoi’s life takes a strange turn when Shusei not only moves in next door, but moves into her apartment when she ruins his!

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Manga Review – My Little Monster

My Little Monster Volume 1

My Little Monster
となりの怪物くん (Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun)
Robico
Shoujo – Romance, comedy, drama, slice-of-life
13 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics USA

Summary:

Shizuku just wants to spend her days concentrating on school. At least she doesn’t have to worry about the boy who is supposed to sit next to her bothering her, as he got suspended. When Shizuku is asked to deliver some printouts to the boy, Haru, she witnesses his much-rumored temper! Then Haru suddenly declares he’s friends with Shizuku…

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News – Kodansha Comics Weekend Wrap-Up

Kodansha Comics USA had some big news this weekend!

  • Their simulpubs are now available for purchase from ComiXology and Amazon.
  • Princess Jellyfish ended the shoujo/josei drought bestseller drought! Number three on the New York Times’ Manga Best Sellers list!
  • The next Vinland Saga omnibus will be published. I guess sales of volume seven were good. Let’s hope the series doesn’t go into permanent hiatus in English!
  • Akira will be getting a box set, and it will be published in unflopped format. All six volumes plus the art book in hardcover for MSRP $199.99.

So, did any of these announcements pique your interest? I am definitely keeping an eye on Akira. It may seem expensive, but that breaks down to $28.50 an item, which is in line with the current paperback versions ($24.99 to $29.99). Of course, I don’t plan on spending $200 on it. Deal shopping FTW!

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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