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Mitarai-ke, Enjou suru Volume 1

Kodansha Comics announced several new titles yesterday, but I wanted to point out one in particular: Burn the House Down. This is now the official English title of Mitarai-ke, Enjou suru, an unlicensed manga I highlighted back in 2020. Yes, another title on my wish list has been picked up!

Burn the House Down - Anzu See End

You can read the first chapter here. Volume 1 is scheduled for June 28th, so preorder links should go live soon. I’d love to see it get a print release, so check it out if you’re interested in a new mystery manga!

And yes, I couldn’t resist another fire pun with this post’s title.

Manga Review – Peach Girl: Sae’s Story [Redux]

Peach Girl: Sae's Story Volume 1

Peach Girl: Sae’s Story
裏ピーチガール (Ura Peach Girl)
Shoujo – Comedy, drama, romance
3 Volumes (complete)


Sae is ready to start her wonderful college life. There’s just one issue: she’s actually still in high school! But Sae isn’t going to let being held back a year stop her from going to campus and meeting men — and nor is she going to let an annoying guy from her past and his dog put a damper on her fun life either!


Manga Review – Peach Girl [Redux]

Peach Girl Volume 1

Peach Girl
Shoujo – Comedy, drama, romance
18 Volumes (complete)
Tokyopop / Kodansha Comics


Momo has a lot of problems. People think she’s a party girl, her “friend” Sae is a two-faced copycat, and her crush Toji doesn’t like dark-skinned girls. To hide her feelings, Momo covers by saying she likes popular boy Kiley. But Kiley is now saying they’ve kissed! Will Momo ever find peace and get the guy of her dreams?


Manga Review – Gakuen Prince [Redux]

Gakuen Prince Volume 1

Gakuen Prince
学园王子 (Gakuen Ouji)
Shoujo – Comedy, drama, mature, romance, reverse harem
12 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics


At one elite high school, girls don’t just dominate the guys in numbers; they dominate them — literally. Desperate to escape the crazed female populace, transfer student Azusa bumps into Rise, an unsophisticated girl who has no interest in fighting over any other guy. Azusa thinks he has found the perfect fake girlfriend, but Rise just wants to not stand out in any way. Will either of them find peace here, or will they keep attracting unwanted attention? (more…)

Manga Review – Kiss of the Rose Princess [Redux]

Kiss of the Rose Princess Volume 1

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


Anise’s father has warned her she’d receive a terrible punishment if her choker was ever removed. That seemed impossible until a strange creature crashed into her! When a monster attacks, is that her punishment? Well, like it or not, help is on the way… with roses?!


Manga Review – The Demon Prince of Momochi House [Redux]

The Demon Prince of Momochi House Volume 1

The Demon Prince of Momochi House
百千さん家のあやかし王子 (Momochi-san Chi no Ayakashi Ouji)
Shoujo – Romance, supernatural
16 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media


Himari, an orphan, has suddenly inherited a house While she ignores the stories about it being haunted and cursed, she can’t ignore the three guys crashing there! Himari isn’t going to let squatters push her out of her home, but perhaps there is some truth to the rumors…


Return to Maison Ikkoku

Maison Ikkoku Second vs Collector's Edition Volume 1

I know what I’m buying… usually. And I could have sworn I passed on the new version of Maison Ikkoku until I knew what if any differences there were besides the obvious bigger format, etc. Well, image my surprise when I saw what came in the mail.

Well, heck, I have it anyway, so let’s see if I can answer questions I myself had about two hours ago before I opened this package.

Warning: image-heavy post ahoy!


Manga Review – Devils’ Line [Redux]

Devils' Line Volume 1

Devils’ Line
Seinen – Drama, horror, mature, mystery, romance, supernatural, tragedy
14 Volumes (complete)
Vertical, Inc.
Review copy/copies


Tsukasa has been feeling like someone has been watching her. Otherwise, though, she’s a normal college student, and one of her fellow club members even confessed to her recently. When a stranger approaches Tsukasa and her male friend, she’s about to learn that the so-called vampire murders may be aptly named…


Manga Review – MARS [Redux]

Mars Volume 1 (Kodansha Comics digital)

Shoujo – Drama, psychological, romance, slice-of-life
15 Volumes (complete)
Tokyopop / Kodansha Comics


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.


Manga Review – Akame ga KILL! Zero

Akame ga KILL! Zero Volume 1

Akame ga KILL! Zero
アカメが斬る! 零 (Akame ga Kiru! Rei)
Takahiro (story), TORU Kei (art)
Seinen – Action, ecchi, fantasy, mature, tragedy, war
10 Volumes (complete)
Yen Press
Review copy/copies


Akame, her sister Kurome, and their friends are not your average group of teens. They’re assassins, raised to eliminate anyone who gets in the Empire’s way. Akame isn’t thrilled about taking lives, but as long as the citizens can live in peace, she’ll do her job. But while Akame treasures her extended family, she can’t help but sense something is amiss in the Empire…

Warning: this review is of a series that is recommended for ages 18+ and is not safe for work!