Tag Archive: seinen

Manga Review – The Devil is a Part-Timer! High School! [Redux]

The Devil is a Part-Timer! High School! Volume 1

The Devil is a Part-Timer! High School!
はたらく魔王さま!ハイスクール! (Hataraku Maou-sama! High School!)
MISHIMA Kurone (art), WAGAHARA Satoshi (original story), 029/Oniku (character design)
Seinen – Comedy, fantasy, romance
5 Volumes (complete)
Yen Press

Summary:

On the brink of defeat, the Devil King and one of his generals escape their world and find themselves in modern Japan. With no magic and no other options, the Devil King (known as Sadao) enrolls in high school to restart his conquest..as student council president. But Sadao’s plans may be in jeopardy when a new student arrives and threatens him!

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Manga Review – Devils’ Line

Devils' Line Volume 1

Devils’ Line
デビルズライン
HANADA Ryo
Seinen – Drama, horror, mature, mystery, romance, supernatural, tragedy
5 Volumes (ongoing) of 9 Volumes (ongoing)
Vertical, Inc.

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 – Orange [Redux]

Orange Omnibus 1

Orange
TAKANO Ichigo
Shoujo / Seinen – Psychological, romance, slice-of-life, supernatural, tragedy
22 Chapters / 2 Omnibuses (complete)
Crunchyroll / Seven Seas

Summary:

Naho thinks it’s a joke when she receives a letter written by her future self. However, when events start to play out exactly as “Naho” said they would, Naho starts to believe in the letter’s contents. Future Naho’s wish is for her past self watch over new student Kakeru, a boy no longer around in her time. Is it possible to change the future?

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Unlicensed Spotlight – Iryuu – Team Medical Dragon

Iryuu -Team Medical Dragon- Volume 1

Iryuu – Team Medical Dragon
医龍 – Team Medical Dragon
NAGAI Akira (story), NOGIZAKA Taro (art), YOSHINUMA Mie (medical supervision)
Seinen – Drama, mature, psychological
25 Volumes (complete)
Shogakukan (Big Comic Superior)

Summary:

Dr. Katou wants to change Japanese healthcare, but she needs to become a professor at her hospital first. To increase her chances, Katou seeks out the talents of Dr. Asada to have him perform her new version of a surgery. She didn’t expect Asada to be a bum or for him to have some crazy demands to join her team! Will Asada help or hurt Katou’s ambitions?

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Manga Review – School-Live!

School-Live! Volume 1

School-Live!
がっこうぐらし! (Gakkou Gurashi!)
CHIBA Satoru (art), KAIHOU Normitsu (Nitroplus) (story)
Seinen – Drama, mystery, psychological, horror, supernatural
3 Volumes (ongoing)
Yen Press

Summary:

Yuki and her friends Kurumi and Yuuri (Ri-san) are a part of the School Living Club. With their teacher Megu-nee as their advisor, the girls spend their days — and nights — on school grounds doing everything from helping the gardening club to hosting school events. But there may be a darker reason why the girls do not go home…

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Manga Review – The Gods Lie.

The Gods Lie.

The Gods Lie.
神様がうそをつく。(Kami-sama ga Uso wo Tsuku.)
OZAKI Kaori
Seinen – Drama, romance, slice-of-life
1 Volume (complete)
Vertical, Inc.

Summary:

Sixth grader Natsuru is ready for summer, but his easygoing soccer coach has been replaced with a stricter one. Meanwhile, Natsuru’s classmate, Rio, and her brother have been raising the cat Natsuru found. So Natsuru hides out at Rio’s house instead of going to soccer camp. But the days of just the three of them can’t go on forever…

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Manga Review – Mushishi

Mushishi Volume 1

Mushishi
蟲師
URUSHIBARA Yuki
Seinen – Supernatural, drama, adventure, mystery
10 Volumes (completed) [7 volumes + 1 omnibus]
Del Rey / Kodansha Comics USA
Out-of-print

Summary:

Ephemeral creatures known as mushi inhabit the world. Some mushi try to lure unsuspecting humans to an early grave; others provide help to the living. Ginko is a wanderer who works as a mushishi, a person whose job is investigating and solving mysteries involving mushi.

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Manga Review – The Devil is a Part-Timer! High School!

The Devil is a Part-Timer! High School! Volume 1

The Devil is a Part-Timer! High School!
はたらく魔王さま!ハイスクール! (Hataraku Maou-sama! High School!)
MISHIMA Kurone (art), WAGAHARA Satoshi (original story), 029/Oniku (character design)
Seinen – Comedy, fantasy, romance
3 Volumes (ongoing)
Yen Press

Summary:

On the brink of defeat, the Devil King and one of his generals escape their world and find themselves in modern Japan. With no magic and no other options, the Devil King (known as Sadao) enrolls in high school to restart his conquest..as student council president. But Sadao’s plans may be in jeopardy when a new student arrives and threatens him!

Note: this review has been updated and can be found here.

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Anime Review – Love Live! School Idol Project

Love Live! School idol project

Love Live! School Idol Project
ラブライブ! School idol project
Seinen – Comedy, musical
13 Episodes (complete)
Crunchyroll / NIS America

Summary:

Honoka loves her school. Unfortunately, Otonokizaka is probably going to shut down due to a lack of students. Honoka comes up with a brilliant idea to save the academy: create a group of school idols! Honoka recruits her two best friends to join, and together they hope their new idol group can raise enrollment. But they’ll learn being an idol isn’t so easy…

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Manga Review – Silver Nina

Silver Nina Manga

Silver Nina
銀のニーナ (Shirogane no Nina)
Itokatsu
Seinen – Slice-of-life, comedy
71 Chapters (ongoing)
Crunchyroll

Summary:

Shutaro has returned to his small hometown from Tokyo after being let go from his job. As he decides what to do about his future, his parents put him in charge of his half-Finnish, half-Japanese niece Nina. Shutaro helps Nina learn all about Japanese culture while trying to deal with his own problems.

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