Tag Archive: magical girl

Manga Review – Alice 19th

Alice 19th
ありす19th
WATASE Yuu
Shoujo – Comedy, drama, fantasy, magical girl, psychological, romance
6 Volumes (complete)
VIZ Media

Summary:

Alice lives in the shadow of her older sister, Mayura. In fact, Alice keeps her feelings to herself, which is why she would never have the nerve to admit she likes Mayura’s friend Kyô. But after encountering a mysterious rabbit, Alice is about to learn how powerful words can be — for better or for worse…

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Manga Review – Kamichama Karin Chu

Kamichama Karin Chu 1

Kamichama Karin
かみちゃまかりんchu
Koge-Donbo
Shoujo – Comedy, fantasy, magical girl, reverse harem, romance
7 Volumes (complete)
Del Rey
Out-of-print

Summary:

After their big battle, Karin is looking forward to a peaceful future with Kazune. But Karin starts having some weird dreams begging her to look for the “Three Noble Gods”. Then a young boy suddenly appears out of nowhere! Who is he, and who are the Three Noble Gods? A new battle is about to begin!

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Manga Review – Kamichama Karin

Kamichama Karin Volume 1

Kamichama Karin
かみちゃまかりん
Koge-Donbo
Shoujo – Comedy, fantasy, magical girl, romance
7 Volumes (complete)
Tokyopop
Out-of-print

Summary:

Karin’s parents have passed away long ago, and now her beloved pet has died as well. Still in mourning, Karin is angered when a boy insults her but cheers up when she meets a kind girl. The pair turn out to be cousins looking for a “god”. In the midst of everything, Karin’s ring, an heirloom from her mother, suddenly emits a strange light…

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My Dream Crate

I recently received word that Loot Crate has been interested in hearing how people would design their own “dream crate” if given the chance. Loot Crate, as you may know, is a monthly subscription box service where you get four to six items for a retail value of $50 or more. Loot Crate also has an anime version, and Crunchyroll Premium members get special pricing. Since this is a “dream crate”, the sky is the limit.

My dream anime crate theme: magical girls. You may be familiar with the concept from series like Sailor Moon and Cardcaptor Sakura, but the genre really includes any story of females with special magical abilities. Don’t mistake magical girl stories as just being for little girls; these heroines’ stories can be enjoyed by young and old, female or male, action fans and romance fans… everyone!

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Anime Review – Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal Season III

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal Season III

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal Season III
美少女戦士セーラームーンCrystal 第3期<デス・バスターズ編> (Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Crystal Dai 3-ki <Death Busters Hen>)
Shoujo – Action, drama, magical girl, romance
12 Episodes (complete)
Crunchyroll / Hulu / Viz Media

Summary:

Usagi and her friends are enjoying their lives, but strange things start happening once again. People are reverting to monsters, and the mysteries seem to center around the highly exclusive school Mugen Academy. Two of the school’s students, Haruka and Michiru, may be involved in this new battle…

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Manga Review – Kiss of the Rose Princess

Kiss of the Rose Princess Volume 1

Kiss of the Rose Princess
薔薇嬢のキス (Barajou no Kiss)
SHOUOTO Aya
Shoujo – Magical girl, reverse harem, fantasy, romance, comedy, mystery
9 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

Anise’s father has always warned her a terrible punishment would await her if her choker was ever removed. She’s never been able to take it off until a strange creature crashes into her. Anise then discovers she’s the Rose Princess who can summon four Rose Knights with a kiss of their card. And they’re all students from her school?! Is this her punishment?

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Unlicensed Spotlight – Dr. Rin ni Kiitemite!

Dr. Rin ni Kiitemite! Volume 1

Dr. Rin ni Kiitemite!
Ask Dr. Rin!
Dr.リンにきいてみて!
ARAI Kiyoko
Shoujo – Magical girl, romance, action, drama, reverse harem
8 Volumes (complete)
Shogakukan (Ciao)

Summary:

Meirin believes she’s destined to be with her neighbor Asuka. In fact, she can do fortune-telling with feng shui and secretly runs the popular Dr. Rin feng shui website. But Asuka doesn’t believe in feng shui or fate! Then Dr. Rin gets emails from someone who knows her real identity, and he claims he’s Meirin’s fated one.

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Manga Review – Prétear – The New Legend of Snow White

Prétear – The New Legend of Snow White
新白雪姫伝説プリーティア (Shin Shirayuki-hime Densetsu Prétear)
NARUSE Kaori (manga), SATOU Junichi (creator)
Shoujo – Magical girl, romance, action, reverse harem
4 Volumes (complete)
ADV Manga

Summary:

Himeno’s father has just remarried a wealthy woman. But Himeno just can’t get used to life as a rich princess. One day, after meeting a little boy, a group of men introduce themselves as the Leafe Knights and claim Himeno is the Prétear, the one who can revive the source of life (leafe) stolen by the Princess of Disaster.

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Manga Review – Tokyo Mew Mew a la Mode

Tokyo Mew Mew a La Mode Omnibus

Tokyo Mew Mew a la Mode
東京ミュウミュウあ・ら・もーど
IKUMI Mia
Shoujo – Magical girl, romance, comedy, action
2 Volumes (original), 1 Volume (omnibus) (complete)
Tokyopop / Kodansha USA

Summary:

Berry wanders into Cafe Mew Mew and accidentally becomes a Mew Mew! Now merged with a rabbit and a mountain cat, Berry must join together with the other Mew Mews and take down new enemies. But can she handle her newfound powers and her budding feelings for her best friend?

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Manga Review – Tokyo Mew Mew

Tokyo Mew Mew Omnibus Volume 1

Tokyo Mew Mew
東京ミュウミュウ
IKUMI Mia (art), YOSHIDA Reiko (story)
Shoujo – Magical girl, romance, comedy, action
7 Volumes (original), 3 Volumes (omnibus) (complete)
Tokyopop / Kodansha USA

Summary:

Ichigo was an ordinary middle school student until a freak accident merged her DNA with that of an iriomote wildcat! With her new powers, Ichigo must defeat aliens who infect animals and find the other girls who had their DNA altered. And she also has to hide her cat transformation from her crush…

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