Tag Archive: review copy/copies

Webtoon Review – Semantic Error

Semantic Error

Semantic Error
시맨틱 에러 (Simaentig Eleo)
Angy (art), J. Soori (original story)
Webtoon – Boys’ love, romance
27 Chapters (ongoing)
Manta Comics
Review copy/copies

Summary:

Sangwoo is the type to be very strict with himself and others, and he’s not about to give credit to people who didn’t participate enough in a group project. Especially since the fourth member never even showed up to class! Turns out that Jaeyoung can’t graduate now because of this, and rumors say he is quite upset. But Sangwoo is just going to ignore the gossip and concentrate on his passion project: making a game. So that means meeting his new artist…

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Manga Review – My Boy in Blue

My Boy in Blue Volume 1

My Boy in Blue
PとJK (P to JK)
MIYOSHI Maki
Shoujo – Comedy, drama, romance
16 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics
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Summary:

Sixteen-year-old Kako is pushed into a group date and has to pretend she’s in college. While she feels awkward there, Kako is happily surprised when one man, Kota, is interested in her. But his attitude completely changes when she blurts out her real age, as he’s a police officer! Is this the end for Kako’s love?

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Manga Review – Arakawa Under the Bridge

Arakawa Under the Bridge Volume 1

Arakawa Under the Bridge
荒川アンダーザブリッジ
NAKAMURA Hikaru
Seinen – Comedy, gag, romance, mystery, sci-fi
15 Volumes / 8 Omnibuses (complete)
Crunchyroll / Vertical, Inc.
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Summary:

Kou was raised to never owe anyone anything. So how is he supposed to repay the girl who saved his life?! Since his savior, Nino, wants a boyfriend, Kou moves to her riverside community. But can he hide this fact from his family and handle his eccentric neighbors and girlfriend?

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Webtoon Review – Under the Oak Tree

Under the Oak Tree

Under the Oak Tree
상수리나무 아래 (Sangsulinamu Alae)
P (art); namu (adaptation); Kim Suji (story)
Webtoon – Drama, fantasy, romance, mature
18 Chapters (ongoing)
Manta Comics
Review copy/copies

Summary:

After not seeing him since their wedding night three years ago, Maximilian’s husband, Riftan, is set to return. Rumor is he wants a divorce, and her father orders Maximilian to stop that from happening. Maximilian, with her low self-esteem, feels there’s little she can do. But instead of leaving her, Riftan takes her with him…?

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Manga Review – Love at Fourteen

Love at Fourteen Volume 1

Love at Fourteen
14歳の恋 (14-sai no Koi)
MIZUTANI Fuka
Josei – Comedy, romance, slice-of-life
9 Volumes (ongoing)
Yen Press
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Summary:

Kazuki and Kanata are 14, but they’re mature for their age. At least, that’s what they want people to think. In fact, the two secretly hang out together and act like their elementary school selves! But perhaps time is moving on without either realizing it, and for the pair and others, a strange feeling has sprouted inside them…

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Manga Review – Devils’ Line [Redux]

Devils' Line Volume 1

Devils’ Line
デビルズライン
HANADA Ryo
Seinen – Drama, horror, mature, mystery, romance, supernatural, tragedy
14 Volumes (complete)
Vertical, Inc.
Review copy/copies

Summary:

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…

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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
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Summary:

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!

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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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Light Novel Review – No Game No Life

No Game No Life Light Novel Volume 1

No Game No Life
ノーゲーム・ノーライフ
KAMIYA Yuu
Seinen – Adventure, comedy, ecchi, fantasy, harem, isekai
8 Volumes (ongoing) of 10 Volumes (ongoing)
Yen Press
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Summary:

Eighteen-year-old Sora and eleven-year-old Shiro are legendary expert gamers, but they’re also societal shut-ins. After beating a mysterious challenger in chess, the siblings are summoned to Disboard, a land where games decide everything. Is this land perfect for Sora and Shiro, or will all the other races finally defeat them — and humanity at large?

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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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