Tag Archive: sci-fi

Manga Review – Knights of Sidonia

Knights of Sidonia Volume 1

Knights of Sidonia
シドニアの騎士 (Sidonia no Kishi)
NIHEI Tsutomu
Seinen – Action, drama, ecchi, mature, mecha, sci-fi
15 Volumes (complete)
Vertical, In.c

Summary:

Nagate’s whole world consisted of just him and his grandfather. Now alone, the young man ventures to find food and is surprised to discover other people exist. Even more shocking is the fact humanity is under attack by creatures known as Gauna, and now Nagate is abruptly drafted to fight in the legendary spacesuit weapon Tsugumori!

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Manga Review – Angelic Layer

Angelic Layer 1

Angelic Layer
エンジェリックレイヤー
CLAMP
Shounen – Action, comedy, sci-fi
5 Volumes / 2 Omnibuses (complete)
Tokyopop / Dark Horse

Summary:

On her way to her aunt’s house, Misaki sees an incredible battle between a large fighter and a small one. She learns that those brawlers were actually dolls, toys controlled by players in a game known as Angelic Layer. With the help of an eccentric stranger, Misaki decides to become a Deus. But can a newbie really succeed in Angelic Layer?

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Manga Review – Until Death Do Us Part [Redux]

Until Death Do Us Part
死がふたりを分かつまで (Shi ga Futari wo Wakatsu Made)
TAKASHIGE Hiroshi (Story), DOUBLE-S (Art)
Seinen – Action, mature, sci-fi, war
13 Omnibuses (complete)
Yen Press

Summary:

A girl suddenly begs for help from a blind man. Mamoru, a member of a vigilante group who is always itching for a fight, agrees to be hired. But he is taken aback when Haruka proclaims their contract is “until death do us part”! Why? And in a world threatened by terrorists and corrupt governments, how long will this contract really last?

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Manga Review – Nichijou: My Ordinary Life

Nichijou Volume 1

Nichijou: My Ordinary Life
日常
ARAWI Keiichi
Shounen – Comedy, sci-fi
10 Volumes (complete)
Vertical, Inc.

Summary:

A robot who is trying to hide her true identity. Her child creator. An energetic idiot. A deadpan girl. A closet yaoi fan. A farmer’s son who acts like a rich boy. A girl with heavy artillery. A talking cat. This is a story about an ordinary town and its ordinary school and its ordinary students.

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Manga Review – The Tokyo 5

The Tokyo 5 Part 1

The Tokyo 5
Archer, Andrew (story), NICE (art)
Seinen – Action, mature, mystery, sci-fi, supernatural, war
4 Issues / 1 Volume (ongoing)

Summary:

Discontent with her life, Yama’s latent psychic ability causes her to kill her boss and a customer. Confused, Yama is drawn to an old school where four other girls claim she is their former classmate. But Yama’s confusion grows deeper as war breaks out with China and mysterious beings attack!

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Manga Review – Idol Dreams

Idol Dreams Volume 1

Idol Dreams
31☆アイドリーム (thirty-one idream)
TANEMURA Arina
Shoujo – Comedy, drama, romance, sci-fi
3 Volumes (ongoing) of 4 Volumes (ongoing)
Viz Media

Summary:

Once a popular girl in school, 31-year-old Chikage is now an ordinary office worker. She goes to her high school reunion only to be humiliated in front of everyone, including her crush. On the brink of suicide, Chikage agrees to take an experimental drug that reverts her back to age 15. She intends to enjoy her second youth — and ends up as an idol?!

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Manga Review – Immortal Rain

Immortal Rain Volume 1

Immortal Rain
メテオ・メトセラ (Meteor Methuselah)
OZAKI Kaori
Shoujo – Romance, action, adventure, comedy, fantasy, sci-fi, drama
8 Volumes (incomplete, suspended) out of 11 Volumes (original Japanese release)
Tokyopop
Out of print

Summary:

Machika intends to carry on her grandfather’s legacy of being a great assassin. Her first target is the only man her grandfather couldn’t capture: the immortal Methuselah. Methuselah — whose real name is Rain — saves her, but Machika swears Rain is her prey and will follow him anywhere.

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Manga Review – Please Save My Earth

Please Save My Earth Volume 1

Please Save My Earth
ぼくの地球を守って (Boku no Chikyuu wo Mamotte)
HIWATARI Saki
Shoujo – Drama, fantasy, mystery, psychological, romance, tragedy
21 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media
Out-of-print

Summary:

Alice is a crybaby with a lot to cry about lately. She is having trouble adjusting to the city, and the little boy next door, Rin, keeps harassing her. While Alice can talk to plants, she discovers two of her schoolmates their own strange ability: connecting dreams. But those dreams may also have roles in Alice’s and Rin’s lives… both their pasts and their futures.

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Manga Review – Assassination Classroom

Assassination Classroom Volume 1

Assassination Classroom
暗殺教室 (Ansatsu Kyoushitsu)
MATSUI Yusei
Shounen – Action, sci-fi, comedy, drama
8 Volumes (ongoing)
Viz Media

Summary:

Class 3-E may be treated as the worst class of an elite school, but the students have a secret: they’re tasked with saving the world by killing their teacher! Their teacher, an octopus-like being, can move at Mach 20 and has many other abilities. Strangely enough, his greatest ability may be in teaching his students!

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Manga Review – Chrono Crusade

Chrono Crusade Volume 1

Chrono Crusade
クロノ クルセイド
MORIYAMA Daisuke
Shounen – Action, adventure, historical, sci-fi, supernatural, romance, comedy, drama
8 Volumes (complete)
ADV Manga
Out-of-print

Summary:

Despite the U.S.’s prosperity in the Roaring 20s, dark forces still cause chaos. Sister Rosette works as an exorcist, but she often ends up causing more destruction than demons. Fortunately she has her partner, Chrono, with whom she shares a deep bond despite the Order’s objections. (more…)