Tag Archive: romance

Manga Review – MARS [Redux]

Mars Volume 1 (Kodansha Comics digital)

MARS
マース
SOURYO Fuyumi
Shoujo – Drama, psychological, romance, slice-of-life
15 Volumes (complete)
Tokyopop / Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Kira, a quiet girl with a love for art, is taken aback when the most popular guy in school suddenly asks for directions. Kira knows of Rei’s unsavory behaviors, but she sketches a quick map and dashes off without saying a word. Although she expects that will be the end of any interaction between the two of them, when Rei compliments her drawing, the two form a rather unusual friendship — and maybe something more.

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Manga Review – After the Rain

After the Rain Volume 1

After the Rain
恋は雨上がりのように (Koi wa Ameagari no You ni)
MAYUZUKI Jun
Seinen – Drama, romance, slice-of-life
5 Omnibuses (complete)
Vertical, Inc.

Summary:

Seventeen-year-old high school student Akira works at a family restaurant run by a 45-year-old man. He doesn’t understand his much younger employees, especially the quiet, sharp-eyed Akira. But this middle-aged man in a rut is about to get the shock of his life when Akira confesses to him!

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Manga Review – Chocolate Cosmos

Chocolate Cosmos Volume 1

Chocolate Cosmos
チョコレートコスモス
HARUTA Nana
Shoujo – Comedy, drama, romance
4 Volumes (complete)
VIZ Media

Summary:

Sayuki loves romance and nail art, but her sharp gaze and blunt demeanor scare off others. Her luck finally appears to change thanks to an encounter at the beach, but he doesn’t give his name. Saiyuki thinks her mystery guy is from her school and swears to find him. But she’s in for a shock!

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Manga Review – Missions of Love

Missions of Love Volume 1

Missions of Love
わたしに××しなさい! (Watashi ni XX Shinasai!)
TOYAMA Ema
Shoujo – Drama, romance
19 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Yukina’s sharp eyes scare most people, so her cousin is her only friend. But at least she has the online stories she writes! The one thing she can’t write about is love since she has no experience. When Yukina discovers her classmate’s secret, she blackmails him into playing her boyfriend!

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Manga Review – Anonymous Noise

Anonymous Noise Volume 1

Anonymous Noise
覆面系ノイズ (Fukumenkei Noise)
FUKUYAMA Ryoko
Shoujo – Drama, romance
18 Volumes (complete)
VIZ Media

Summary:

Nino is devastated when her neighbor, Momo, moves away, but he says her voice can one day reunite them. Not long after, she meets Yuzu, a boy who likes to compose. Singing his songs gives Nino a sense of peace and happiness, but Yuzu disappears as well! Years pass, but music causes paths to cross again…

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Manga Review – You’re Mine

You're Mine Volume 1

You’re Mine
おれのもの (Ore no Mono)
Ryoku
Webcomic – Comedy, drama, romance
7 Volumes (complete)
Publingual

Summary:

Ayumi has been classmates with Nao since elementary school, but she doesn’t pay much attention to him. After all, she’s dating the guy she likes! But when she finds out that he’s only interested in her body, Ayumi breaks up with him. Who should see her at her lowest but Nao! She runs off without talking about what happened, but Nao shows up the next day with a bruised face and tells Ayumi she’s his! What does he mean?!

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Comic Review – Amazing Agent Jennifer

Amazing Agent Jennifer Volume 1

Amazing Agent Jennifer
DeFilippis, Nunzio & Weir, Christina (story); Sison, Kriss (art)
OEL Manga – Action, mystery, romance
2 Volumes (complete)
Seven Seas

Summary:

Long before she was the superior agent (and creator) of Luna, the ultimate secret agent, Jennifer was an amazingly talented college student with a strained relationship with her parents. But when she’s given a chance to join an elite government agency, Jennifer may finally be able to pursue her dreams, as dangerous as they may be!

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Comic Review – Amazing Agent Luna

Amazing Agent Luna Volume 1

Amazing Agent Luna
DeFilippis, Nunzio & Weir, Christina (story); Shiei (art)
OEL Manga – Action, mystery, romance
11 Volumes (complete)
Seven Seas

Summary:

Near the Bruckenstein Embassy in Paris, a boy notices a girl — who seems to disappear! That’s because Luna is no ordinary girl; she’s a genetically engineered secret agent. After her mission to investigate Bruckenstein’s ruler doesn’t go as planned, Luna is given new orders: discover the count’s plot — by attending high school!

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Manga Review – W Juliet

W Juliet Volume 1

W Juliet
Wジュリエット
Emura
Shoujo – Comedy, drama, gender bender, romance, supernatural
14 Volumes (complete)
VIZ Media

Summary:

Handsome and strong Ito is perfect for the role of Romeo… but she’s a girl! But Ito is happy to form a friendship with Makoto, the beautiful transfer student. However, Ito is shocked to discover Makoto is really a guy… and “she” is playing Juliet?! All the world’s a stage, but with a jealous schoolmate and a strict father, what will happen to the performance?

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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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