Tag Archive: romance

Unlicensed Spotlight – Kamisama Gakuen at Armeria

Kamisama Gakuen at Armeria Volume 1

Kamisama Gakuen at Armeria
The God Academy at Armeria

Armeria: The School with Gods
神サマ学園@あるめりあ
KAKIZAKI Muku
Shoujo – Action, comedy, fantasy, magical girl, romance
12 Volumes (complete)
Tosuisha (Ichiraci)

Summary:

Three years ago, a god revealed themselves to the populace with a declaration: turn evil gods back into their holy selves. To do so, 30 teens were chosen to by gaining the ability to house and fuse with gods. But Rikka, one of these 30, doesn’t have a god! But as she witnesses a battle against a pair of evil gods, she sees the rumored savior who can also defeat gods. But who is he, and why can he carry a god while Rikka can’t?

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Manga Review – The Water Dragon’s Bride

The Water Dragon's Bride Volume 1

The Water Dragon’s Bride
水神の生贄(はなよめ)(Suijin no Hanayome)
TOMA Rei
Shoujo – Fantasy, historical, isekai, romance, supernatural
11 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

Little Asahi was just enjoying her life when suddenly, she finds herself in a place where people dress in old-fashioned clothing and there are no signs of technology anywhere. A young boy comes to her aid, but other villagers decide to sacrifice the strange-looking Asahi to their deity. Any hopes of all this being just a nightmare start to fade when she comes face-to-face with the Water Dragon God himself — and he declares Asahi his bride!

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Manga Review – The Gentlemen’s Alliance †

The Gentlemen's Alliance † Volume 1

The Gentlemen’s Alliance †
紳士同盟+(クロス) (Shinshi Doumei † [Cross])
TANEMURA Arina
Shoujo – Comedy, drama, reverse harem, romance
11 Volumes (complete)
VIZ Media

Summary:

Haine is at the bottom caste of her school thanks to her adopted family’s finances, but that’s not the only reason people tend to ignore her: she’s a former gang member. It’s a far cry from the position of Emperor, aka the student body president. Like many of her schoolmates, she’s in love with the Emperor, and when she hears he’s kidnapped, this may be her chance to tell him of her feelings! But Shizumasa has his own secrets…

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Manga Review – Cash Boy

Cash Boy Volume 1

Cash Boy
キャッシュボーイ
MURAO Mio
Seinen – Romance
2 Volumes (complete)
Media Do (NIHONBUNGEISHA)

Summary:

Everyone is thrilled to see such a happy wedding between two single parents. But the honeymoon turns into a funeral, leaving their kids, Takanori and Hikaru, alone. The stepsiblings are about to give up their college dreams, but then they learn they are inheriting a large sum of money! They can draw cash only if both agree, so how will these near-strangers handle balancing living out their fantasies and with each other?

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 – Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju

Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Volume 1

Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju
昭和元禄落語心中
KUMOTA Haruko
Josei – Comedy, drama, historical, romance, slice-of-life, supernatural
10 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

A recent parolee has only one goal: to be trained in the art of Japanese storytelling under a certain master, one who has never had an apprentice before. Yakumo, considered the last of the greats, shockingly agrees. But this still doesn’t mean smooth sailing for Yotaro: Yakumo treats him like a pet, the young lady Yakumo looks after resents both of them, and mastering the art is tricker than Yotaro thought.

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Manga Review – Stepping on Roses

Stepping on Roses Volume 1

Stepping on Roses
裸足でバラを踏め (Hadashi de Bara wo Fume)
UEDA Rinko
Shoujo – Drama, historical, romance
9 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

Japan, late 1800s. Sumi tries her best to care for orphans her brother brings home. But Eisuke keeps losing money gambling! When one of the kids gets sick, Sumi feels hopeless. A kind stranger gives her money, but she soon needs more. Then another man enters Sumi’s life and makes a demand: marry him but never love him.

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Manga Review – The Bride & the Exorcist Knight

The Bride & the Exorcist Knight Volume 1

The Bride & the Exorcist Knight
花嫁と祓魔の騎士(エクソシスト)  (Hanayome to Futsuma no Kishi [Exorcist])
ISHIHARA Keiko
Shoujo – Romance, shotacon, supernatural
4 Volumes (complete)
Seven Seas

Summary:

It’s the day that has been long foretold to Anne: her 17th birthday. It’s the day the Demon Lord Mephisto has come to spirit her away and make her his bride. But as she’s being captured, she’s suddenly rescued by a young exorcist… and he wants Anne to become his bride?! Anne has no intention of marrying him, but Haru may be the only person capable of protecting her from Mephisto.

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Manga Review – Midday Moon

Midday Moon Manga

Midday Moon
極夜 (Kyokuya)
MONZEN Yayohi
Boys’ Love – Fantasy, romance, smut
1 Volume (complete)
Media Do (Printemps Publishing)

Summary:

All inns have visitors, but at Amano’s workplace, they don’t just house normal guests: spirits and deities come to relax from their eternal existence. Amano is put in charge of serving their latest guest: the king of the everlasting world, Tsukuyomi. Amano is taken aback when he sees Tsukuyomi’s face, as the king looks like his old friend. But there’s no way Tsukuyomi could be connected to Amano’s missing friend, right?

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

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