Tag Archive: romance

Manga Review – Kakuriyo: Bed and Breakfast for Spirits

Kakuriyo: Bed and Breakfast for Spirits Volume 1

Kakuriyo: Bed and Breakfast for Spirits
かくりよの宿飯 あやかしお宿に嫁入りします。(Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi: Ayakashi Oyado ni Yomeiri Shimasu.)
IOKA Waco (art); YUMA Midori (original story); Laruha (character design)
Josei – Romance, supernatural
6 Volumes (ongoing)
VIZ Media

Summary:

Aoi, like her recently deceased grandfather, can see spirits, but she uses her cooking skills to placate them. After giving her lunch to a masked creature, Aoi is whisked away to a strange world — and the being she fed welcomes her as his bride?! Can Aoi avoid marrying a spirit?

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Manga Review – Queen Bee!

Queen Bee! Volume 1

Queen Bee!
青春乙女番長! (Seishun Otome Banchou!)
SEINO Shizuru
Shoujo – Comedy, romance
3 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Mihane, nicknamed “Killer Demon” due to her temper and looks, is crushing on her classmate Toma. Neither of them were expecting her to blurt out a confession! Toma agrees to hold his answer for three days during a trial period. Mihane plans to go all out, but will things work out?

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Unlicensed Spotlight – Mitarai-ke, Enjou suru

Mitarai-ke, Enjou suru Volume 1

Mitarai-ke, Enjou suru
The Mitarai’s House is on Fire
The Mitari Family, In Flames

御手洗家、炎上する
FUJISAWA Moyashi
Josei – Drama, mystery, psychological, romance, tragedy
6 Volumes (ongoing)
Kodansha (Kiss)

Summary:

A young woman is hired as the Mitarai family housekeeper, but the lady of the house requires her to keep that fact a secret. But the maid she hired has a specific reason for wanting to work for her…

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Manga Review – The Demon Prince of Momochi House [Redux]

The Demon Prince of Momochi House Volume 1

The Demon Prince of Momochi House
百千さん家のあやかし王子 (Momochi-san Chi no Ayakashi Ouji)
SHOUOTO Aya
Shoujo – Romance, supernatural
16 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

Himari, an orphan, has suddenly inherited a house While she ignores the stories about it being haunted and cursed, she can’t ignore the three guys crashing there! Himari isn’t going to let squatters push her out of her home, but perhaps there is some truth to the rumors…

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Manga Review – Wild Act [Redux]

Wild Act Volume 1

Wild Act
TAKADA Rie
Shoujo – Adventure, comedy, romance, mystery, smut
10 Volumes (complete)
Tokyopop

Summary:

Superfan Yuniko loves to collect the possessions of a deceased actor — all with a five finger discount! Her next target is a statue owned by Ryu, a young actor being compared to her favorite idol. During her mission, her cover is blown, but Ryu encourages Yuniko to try again?!

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Manga Review – Photogenic Superstar

Photogenic Superstar

Photogenic Superstar
フォトジェニック☆スーパースター
INOUE Masato
Boys’ Love – Comedy, drama, romance, smut
1 Volume (complete)
Media Do (Nihonbungeisha)

Summary:

Mimasaka returns to his college to work as an assistant for his former professor. But on his way, a student suddenly attacks him and pulls off his clothes — and drools over “the perfect gap”?! Mimasaka beats a hasty retreat, but he learns that Saki is also in the photo department. Saki’s specialty is taking pictures of gaps, and he’s found his angel!

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 – 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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Comic Review – Aoi House / Aoi House: In Love

Aoi House Volume 1

Aoi House
Aoi House: In Love
Aoi House: The Lost Episode
Arnold, Adam (story); Shiei (art)
OEL Manga – Comedy, ecchi, harem, romance, supernatural
2 Volumes + 2 Volumes + 1 Chapter (complete)
Seven Seas

Summary:

Anime fans Sandy and Alex are thrown out of their dorm thanks to their pet hamster. When the two guys see an ad for an anime club and dorm, they apply… only to find the club is full of women! Not only that, they’re crazy yaoi anime fans — and they think Sandy and Alex are too!

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Manga Review – Ran and the Gray World

Ran and the Gray World Volume 1

Ran and the Gray World
乱と灰色の世界 (Ran to Haiiro no Sekai)
IRIE Aki
Seinen – Adventure, comedy, drama, fantasy, romance
7 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

For Ran, growing up is not something she just wants to do; it’s something she can do! The wannabe sorceress’ favorite tool is a pair of sneakers that allows the 10-year-old to age up. But no matter how physically mature Ran can become, she still has much to learn about the world.

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Manga Review – Wake Up, Sleeping Beauty

Wake Up, Sleeping Beauty Volume 1

Wake Up, Sleeping Beauty
おはよう、いばら姫 (Ohayou, Ibara-hime)
MORINO Megumi
Shoujo – Comedy, drama, romance, psychological, supernatural
6 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Money-loving Tetsu works as a housekeeper, but he’s caught sleeping on the job by his client’s daughter! Shizu agrees to keep that a secret if he visits her. Tetsu can’t help wondering why the mysterious Shizu can’t leave home, nor can he keep his feelings for her from growing stronger.

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