Tag Archive: seinen

Unlicensed Spotlight – Shion no Ou

Shion no Ou Volume 1

Shion no Ou
Shion’s King
The Flowers of Hard Blood
しおんの王
KATORI Masaru (story), ANDO Jiro (art)
Seinen – Mystery, sports, drama, psychological, gender bender
8 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha (Afternoon)

Summary:

After her parents are murdered, four-year-old Shion is adopted by a shogi player and his wife. However, the trauma has caused Shion to be mute. The years pass, and Shion finds herself walking down the path of becoming a professional shogi player. But could her parents’ murderer also belong to the world of shogi?

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Manga Review – My Neighbor Seki

My Neighbor Seki Volume 1

My Neighbor Seki
となりの関くん (Tonari no Seki-kun)
MORISHIGE Takuma
Seinen – Comedy
3 Volumes (ongoing)
Vertical, Inc.

Summary:

Yokoi wants to be a good student, but the boy who sits next to her in class, Seki, is not quite as studious. Instead, he builds, plays, creates, pets, pretends — there’s no limits to the crazy activities Seki challenges himself to every day! And if Yokoi isn’t trying to bust him, then she’s getting lost in his projects…

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Manga Review – Zero’s Familiar Chevalier

Zero's Familiar Chevalier Volume 1

Zero’s Familiar Chevalier
ゼロの使い魔 Chevalier (Zero no Tsukaima Chevalier)
YAMAGUCHI Noboru (story); HIGA Yukari (art)
Seinen – Fantasy, romance, comedy, action, adventure, harem, ecchi
4 Volumes (complete)
Seven Seas

Summary:

In this sequel to Zero’s Familiar, Tristain is in the middle of a war, and Saito and Louise prepare to be the country’s secret weapons. But before they can enter the battle, Louise needs her parents’ permission. Will the threat of war bring Saito and Lousie closer together? Or further apart?

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Manga Review – Zero’s Familiar

Zero's Familiar Omnibus 1

Zero’s Familiar
ゼロの使い魔 (Zero no Tsukaima)
YAMAGUCHI Noboru (story); MOCHIZUKI Nana (art)
Seinen – Fantasy, romance, comedy, action, adventure, harem, ecchi
3 Omnibuses (complete)
Seven Seas

Summary:

Instead of an animal, mage Louise summons a human to be her familiar! Saito is bored with his life, but he doesn’t expect to be transported to another world. Now Saito is stuck being Louise’s servant, bodyguard, and pet. To top it all off, she’s famous for being the worst student at school. Will Saito be able to return home?

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Manga Review – Kobato.

Kobato. Volume 1

Kobato.
こばと。
CLAMP
Seinen – Fantasy, romance, comedy, drama
6 Volumes (complete)
Yen Press

Summary:

Kobato has a wish, but it can only be fulfilled if she goes to the human world and fills a bottle with healed hearts. Unfortunately, Kobato is lacking a lot of common sense. But she isn’t alone: the short-tempered stuffed dog Ioryogi is there to watch over her…or set her on fire when he’s angry. Will Kobato’s wish come true?

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Manga Review – Orange

Orange Volume 1

Orange
TAKANO Ichigo
Shoujo / Seinen – Romance, tragedy, supernatural, slice-of-life, psychological
18 Chapters (ongoing)
Crunchyroll / Seven Seas

Summary:

Naho thinks it’s a joke when she receives a letter from her future self. However, when events from the letter start to play out exactly as it said they would, Naho starts to believe it. Her future self’s wish is to watch over new student Kakeru whom is no longer around in her time.

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

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Manga Review – Hetalia – Axis Powers

Hetalia Axis Powers Volume 1

Hetalia Axis Powers
ヘタリア Axis Powers / Axis Powers ヘタリア
HIMARUYA Hidekaz
Seinen – 4-koma, comedy, historical, war
6 Volumes
Tokyopop / Right Stuf print-on-demand

Summary:

Will the world ever be at peace? Well, maybe. That is, if Italy gets out of the tomato box, Germany loosens up, and America quits trying to be the hero. Then France could stop picking fights with England (and visa versa), Japan could finally leave his room, and China would continue his pursuit of cuisine. And who knows what Russia is really thinking…

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Manga Review – Until Death Do Us Part

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, war, mature, sci-fi
8 Volumes (24 Volumes original Japanese release) (ongoing)
Yen Press

Summary:

Haruka, a girl with the ability to predict the future, is kidnapped by yakuza. Taking advantage of an opportune moment, she begs for help from a blind swordsman, Mamoru. Mamoru is part of a vigilante group and ends up agreeing to Haruka’s request to protect her “until death do [them] part”.

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

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