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Manga Review – The Devil is a Part-Timer! High School!

The Devil is a Part-Timer! High School! Volume 1

The Devil is a Part-Timer! High School!
はたらく魔王さま!ハイスクール! (Hataraku Maou-sama! High School!)
MISHIMA Kurone (art), WAGAHARA Satoshi (original story), 029/Oniku (character design)
Seinen – Comedy, fantasy, romance
3 Volumes (ongoing)
Yen Press

Summary:

On the brink of defeat, the Devil King and one of his generals escape their world and find themselves in modern Japan. With no magic and no other options, the Devil King (known as Sadao) enrolls in high school to restart his conquest..as student council president. But Sadao’s plans may be in jeopardy when a new student arrives and threatens him!

Note: this review has been updated and can be found here.

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Manga Review – Assassination Classroom

Assassination Classroom Volume 1

Assassination Classroom
暗殺教室 (Ansatsu Kyoushitsu)
MATSUI Yusei
Shounen – Action, sci-fi, comedy, drama
8 Volumes (ongoing)
Viz Media

Summary:

Class 3-E may be treated as the worst class of an elite school, but the students have a secret: they’re tasked with saving the world by killing their teacher! Their teacher, an octopus-like being, can move at Mach 20 and has many other abilities. Strangely enough, his greatest ability may be in teaching his students!

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Unlicensed Spotlight – Nekota no Koto ga Ki ni Natte Shikatanai.

Nekota no Koto ga Ki ni Natte Shikatanai. Volume 1

Nekota no Koto ga Ki ni Natte Shikatanai.
I’m So Interested in Nekota That I Can’t Help Myself.
猫田のことが気になって仕方ない。
OUTA Rie
Shoujo – Comedy, mystery, romance, supernatural
7 Volumes (ongoing)
Shueisha (Ribon)

Summary:

Mikiko (aka Mikki) has transferred schools once again. The sixth grader isn’t interested in making deep friendships since she’ll be with these classmates for only a year. But Mikki is shocked to see her new seatmate is a boy with a cat-head! Strangely enough, everyone else sees Nekota as a good-looking boy. What’s going on?

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Manga Review – Silver Nina

Silver Nina Manga

Silver Nina
銀のニーナ (Shirogane no Nina)
Itokatsu
Seinen – Slice-of-life, comedy
71 Chapters (ongoing)
Crunchyroll

Summary:

Shutaro has returned to his small hometown from Tokyo after being let go from his job. As he decides what to do about his future, his parents put him in charge of his half-Finnish, half-Japanese niece Nina. Shutaro helps Nina learn all about Japanese culture while trying to deal with his own problems.

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Manga Review – Blue Exorcist

Blue Exorcist Volume 1

Blue Exorcist
青の祓魔師 (エクソシスト) (Ao no Exorcist)
KATO Kazue
Shounen – Action, adventure, supernatural, comedy, drama
14 Volumes (ongoing)
Viz Media

Summary:

Rin is a school dropout who is always getting into fights. His twin brother, Yukio, and their guardian Father Fujimoto constantly worry about Rin’s future. One day, Rin starts noticing some strange bugs swarming about and a human with horns threatening him. In danger, he suddenly releases fire from his body. Now Rin’s life will never be the same.

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Manga Review – Your Lie in April

Your Lie in April Volume 1

Your Lie in April
四月は君の嘘 (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso)
ARAKAWA Naoshi
Shounen – Slice-of-life, drama, romance, psychological, tragedy
5 Volumes (ongoing)
Kodansha USA

Summary:

Kosei was once considered a piano prodigy. After his mother’s death, however, he froze during a competition, and Kosei hasn’t played the piano since. Two years passed, and he meets a girl playing the melodica. This encounter forces Kosei to once again answer the call to music.

Note: this review has been updated and can be found here.

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Manga Review – Tokyo Ghoul

Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1

Tokyo Ghoul
東京喰種トーキョーグール
ISHIDA Sui
Seinen – Horror, mature, supernatural, drama, psychological
3 Volumes (ongoing)
Viz Media

Summary:

Ken is a normal college student in Tokyo. Despite the news reporting more attacks by the humanoid creatures known as “ghouls”, Ken spends his days reading, going to classes, and admiring a girl who visits his favorite cafe. When she invites him out, it’s Ken’s dream come true. But his dream is about to turn into a nightmare…

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Manga Review – The Devil is a Part-Timer!

The Devil is a Part-Timer! Volume 1

The Devil is a Part-Timer!
はたらく魔王さま! (Hataraku Maou-sama!)
WAGAHARA Satoshi (author), HIRAGI Akio (artist), 029/Oniku (character design)
Shounen – Comedy, fantasy, romance
3 Volumes (ongoing)
Yen Press

Summary:

On the brink of defeat, the Devil King Satan and one of his generals escape Ente Isla and find themselves in modern Tokyo. The pair quickly learn money — not magic — rules here, so Satan works part-time at MgRonald. Satan vows to return to Ente Isla, but will he ever get his powers back to be able to?

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Manga Review – Sweetness and Lightning

Sweetness and Lightning

Sweetness and Lightning
甘々と稲妻 (Amaama to Inazuma)
AMAGAKURE Gido
Seinen – Slice-of-life
5 Volumes (ongoing)
Crunchyroll

Summary:

After his wife’s death, high school teacher Kohei is left raising his daughter Tsumugi alone. The pair relies on prepared meals, but Tsumugi starts wanting cooked meals. Kohei ends up at restaurant owned by the mother of a girl he met, but the girl, Kotori, doesn’t know how to cook either! Plus, Kotori is his student!

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Manga Review – So Cute It Hurts!!

So Cute It Hurts!! Volume 1

So Cute It Hurts!!
小林が可愛すぎてツライっ!! (Kobayashi ga Kawai Sugite Tsurai!!)
IKEYAMADA Go
Shoujo – Romance, comedy, gender bender
3 Volumes (ongoing)
Viz Media

Summary:

Mitsuru is failing history. Instead of studying (which would interfere with his dates), he decides to have his twin sister Meguro fill in for him! Meguro doesn’t want to, but she’s left with no choice when Mitsuru goes to school as her. But both twins may get more than they bargained for while impersonating each other…

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