Tag Archive: psychological

Manga Review – Tokyo Babylon

Tokyo Babylon Omnibus 1

Tokyo Babylon
東京 BABYLON
CLAMP
Shoujo – Supernatural, boys’ love, mystery, psychological, tragedy
7 Volumes / 2 Omnibuses (complete)
Tokyopop / Dark Horse

Summary:

Despite being only 16, Subaru is the head of his clan of onmyoji users. He uses his abilities to defeat and heal the evil spirits haunting Tokyo. Subaru is supported by his twin sister Hokuto as well as Seishirou, a veterinarian and heir to a rival clan who proclaims to be in love with Subaru.

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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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Unlicensed Spotlight – Shion no Ou

Shion no Ou Volume 1

Shion no Ou
Shion’s King
The Flowers of Hard Blood
しおんの王
KATORI Masaru (story), ANDO Jiro (art)
Seinen – Mystery, sports, drama, psychological, gender bender
8 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha (Afternoon)

Summary:

After her parents are murdered, four-year-old Shion is adopted by a shogi player and his wife. However, the trauma has caused Shion to be mute. The years pass, and Shion finds herself walking down the path of becoming a professional shogi player. But could her parents’ murderer also belong to the world of shogi?

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Manga Review – Tears of a Lamb

Tears of a Lamb Volume 1

Tears of a Lamb
ひつじの涙 (Hitsuji no Namida)
HIDAKA Banri
Shoujo – Romance, comedy, psychological, mystery
7 Volumes (complete)
CMX
Out of print

Summary:

Kyosuke moves into a new apartment, but his neighbor, a classmate named Kei, suddenly requests to be let into his apartment! Kyosuke just wants to be left alone and refuses to let this crazy girl get her way. But why does Kei want to come over? And why did Kyosuke move into there in the first place?

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Unlicensed Spotlight – Suna no Shiro

Suna no Shiro Volume 1

Suna no Shiro
Le Chateau de Sable
The Sandcastle
砂の城
ICHIJO Yukari
Shoujo – Drama, romance, tragedy, psychological
7 Volumes (original), 3 Volumes (shinsho), 4 Volumes (bunko), 6 Volumes (reprint) (complete)

Summary:

Rather than be separated, rich heiress Nathalie and orphan boy Francis jump off a cliff to live together in death. Nathalie survives, but there is no sign of Francis. Following a tip that he has been spotted, Nathalie heads to an island. But what awaits her there sends her life into a different direction.

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Manga Review – Orange

Orange Volume 1

Orange
TAKANO Ichigo
Shoujo / Seinen – Romance, tragedy, supernatural, slice-of-life, psychological
18 Chapters (ongoing)
Crunchyroll / Seven Seas

Summary:

Naho thinks it’s a joke when she receives a letter from her future self. However, when events from the letter start to play out exactly as it said they would, Naho starts to believe it. Her future self’s wish is to watch over new student Kakeru whom is no longer around in her time.

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

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Manga Review – MARS

MARS Volume 1

MARS
SOURYO Fuyumi
Shoujo – Romance, slice-of-life, drama, psychological
15 Volumes (original release), 8 volumes (bunko) (complete)
Tokyopop
Out of print

Summary:

Kira is rather shy girl who is good at drawing. One day, she runs into the school’s most popular guy, Rei, at a park. She helps him out by giving him a map and tries desperately to avoid any further interaction. When he compliments her drawing, however, the two form a rather unusual friendship which becomes something much deeper.

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

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