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Manga Review – Kakuriyo: Bed and Breakfast for Spirits

Kakuriyo: Bed and Breakfast for Spirits Volume 1

Kakuriyo: Bed and Breakfast for Spirits
かくりよの宿飯 あやかしお宿に嫁入りします。(Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi: Ayakashi Oyado ni Yomeiri Shimasu.)
IOKA Waco (art); YUMA Midori (original story); Laruha (character design)
Josei – Romance, supernatural
6 Volumes (ongoing)
VIZ Media

Summary:

Aoi, like her recently deceased grandfather, can see spirits, but she uses her cooking skills to placate them. After giving her lunch to a masked creature, Aoi is whisked away to a strange world — and the being she fed welcomes her as his bride?! Can Aoi avoid marrying a spirit?

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Unlicensed Spotlight – Mitarai-ke, Enjou suru

Burn the House Down Mitarai-ke, Enjou suru

Mitarai-ke, Enjou suru
The Mitarai’s House is on Fire
The Mitarai Family, In Flames

御手洗家、炎上する
FUJISAWA Moyashi
Josei – Drama, mystery, psychological, romance, tragedy
6 Volumes (ongoing)
Kodansha (Kiss)

Summary:

A young woman is hired as the Mitarai family housekeeper, but the lady of the house requires her to keep that fact a secret. But the maid she hired has a specific reason for wanting to work for her…

EDIT 6/3/2022: Will be published digitally by Kodansha Comics under the title Burn the House Down!

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Manga Review – The Way of the Househusband

The Way of the Househusband Volume 1

The Way of the Househusband
極主夫道 (Gokushufudou)
OONO Kousuke
Seinen – Comedy, slice-of-life
3 Volumes (ongoing)
VIZ Media

Summary:

In many households around the world, one person works while the other takes of the home. That’s the way it is for Tatsu and Miku. Sure, it may be a little unusual that Miku, the wife, is the breadwinner. But Tatsu makes a perfect househusband thanks to his past as… a gangster?!

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Manga Review – A Polar Bear in Love

A Polar Bear in Love Volume 1

A Polar Bear in Love
恋するシロクマ (Koisuru Shirokuma)
Koromo
Shoujo – Boys’ love, comedy, gag, romance
4 Volumes (ongoing)
Yen Press
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Summary:

For Polar Bear, it was love at first sight! For Seal, it was fear at first sight! What kind of connection will form between these two when one wants to be a doting partner and the other just doesn’t want to be eaten?

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Manga Review – Splatoon

Splatoon Volume 1

Splatoon
スプラトゥーン
HINODEYA Sankichi
Kodomo – Action, comedy, fantasy, sports
7 Volumes (ongoing)
VIZ Media

Summary:

For the squid-like Inklings in Inkopolis, there’s nothing like a game of Turf War! In Turf War, two teams of four compete to splash the area with their team’s color — the most color wins! The mediocre Team Blue is ready to compete in the latest tournament, but can they win when they’re up against elite players? Well, no matter what happens, one thing’s for sure: they’re going to have a blast!

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Manga Review – Kiniro Mosaic

Kiniro Mosaic 1

Kiniro Mosaic
きんいろモザイク
HARA Yui
Seinen – 4-koma, comedy, girls’ love, slice-of-life
9 Volumes (ongoing)
Yen Press
Review copy/copies

Summary:

Shinobu loves English culture, even staying with an English family for a time. There she met Alice, a girl her age who loves Japan. Well, now Alice is coming to stay with Shinobu. With an English-crazy Japanese girl, a Japanese-crazy English girl, and their friends, there may be some cultural barriers, but no one can break their bonds!

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Comic Review – KNIGHT OF ALANOC

KNIGHT OF ALANOC
Zero, Aero
Bara – Fantasy, romance, smut
1 Volume (ongoing)
Men Plus Monsters
Review copy/copies

Summary:

Osric is already upset after yet another relationship ends badly. His bad mood gets worse when someone just comes up and is welcome into his regiment — and made his partner! But could Xerxes become more than just a partner on the battlefield?

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

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Manga Review – Black Butler

Black Butler Volume 1

Black Butler
黒執事 (Kuroshitsuji)
TOBOSO Yana
Shounen – Drama, historical, horror, mystery, supernatural
26 Volumes (ongoing) of 28 Volumes (ongoing)
Yen Press

Summary:

Ciel may be young, but he’s already inherited the title of Earl Phantomhive and is running the family conglomerate. Fortunately, he has a capable butler to support him and help keep the household running smoothly. But Ciel’s family history and his connection with Sebastian may be more than just that of a talented noble and his even more talented butler…

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Manga Review – Takane & Hana

Takane & Hana Volume 1

Takane & Hana
高嶺と花 (Takane to Hana)
SHIWASU Yuki
Shoujo – Comedy, romance
5 Volumes (ongoing)
VIZ Media

Summary:

When her older sister refuses to go to an arranged marriage meeting, 16-year-old commoner Hana is forced to stand in and meet rich heir Takane. His attitude makes Hana storm out in anger, but to her surprise, Takane seems to take an interest in her! Hana finds herself enjoying spending time with him, but what will happen when he learns the truth?

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Manga Review – Seven Shakespeares

Seven Shakespeares Volume 1

Seven Shakespeares
7人のシェイクスピア (7-nin no Shakespeare)
7人のシェイクスピア NON SANZ DROICT (7-nin no Shakespeare Non Sanz Droict)
SAKUISHI Harold
Seinen – Drama, historical
4 Volumes (ongoing)

Summary:

Long ago, a man with little education rose up and became the most famous writer of all time. But how did William Shakespeare achieve success? Guts, determination, and, most importantly, allies with their own incredible gifts. All the world may be a stage, but for Shakespeare, there’s not doubt that the play’s the thing!

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