Tag Archive: shounen

Manga Review – Nisekoi: False Love

Nisekoi: False Love Volume 1

Nisekoi: False Love
ニセコイ
KOMI Naoshi
Shounen – Action, comedy, harem romance
25 Volumes (complete)
VIZ Media

Summary:

Raku has two goals. First, he wants to be a normal businessman… despite being from a yakuza family. Second, he wants to reunite with the girl he made a promise with when they were young… despite not remembering her name. Well, both of his dreams may come to a halt when he’s forced to pretend he’s in love with a violent, short-tempered girl to avoid a gang war!

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Manga Review – Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s
HIKOKUBO Masahiro (story), SATO Masashi (art)
Shounen – Action, fantasy, sports
9 Volumes (complete)
VIZ Media

Summary:

Yusei and Sect spend their days playing and practicing Turbo Dueling, the latest form of Duel Monsters. But as a major tournament approaches, strange things start to happen. Will Yusei figure out the true goal of these championship matches? Is it possible to defeat the current King of Turbo Duelists? And why is Sect acting so oddly?

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Manga Review – Helvetica Standard

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Helvetica Standard
ヘルベチカスタンダード
ARAWI Keiichi
Shounen – Comedy, supernatural
2 Volumes (complete)
Vertical, Inc.

Summary:

Life is hardly ordinary. Whether in Tokisadame or in the real world, strange things — and strange people — are always around us. But if you don’t want to learn about the life of one man in particular, you could always check in on Yuuko, Nano, and all of their friends!

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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 – School Judgment: Gakkyu Hotei

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School Judgment: Gakkyu Hotei
学糾法廷
ENOKI Nobuaki (story), OBATA Takeshi (art)
Shounen – Comedy, drama, mystery
3 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

To help solve the educational crisis, Japan has set up the School Judgment System. Whenever a crime or a problem happens at a school, two transfer students take on the roles of prosecutor and defense attorney. But perhaps the only thing more mysterious than the mysteries are the two lawyers themselves…

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Manga Review – Your Lie in April [Redux]

Your Lie in April Volume 1

Your Lie in April
四月は君の嘘 (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso)
ARAKAWA Naoshi
Shounen – Drama, psychological, romance, slice-of-life, tragedy
10 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha USA

Summary:

Kōsei was considered a piano prodigy. After his mother’s death, however, he froze during a competition, and Kōsei hasn’t played the piano since. Two years later, he meets a girl playing the melodica. This encounter forces Kōsei to once again answer the call to music.

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Manga Review – YuYu Hakusho

YuYu Hakusho Volume 1

YuYu Hakusho
幽☆遊☆白書
TOGASHI Yoshihiro
Shounen – Action, adventure, comedy, supernatural
19 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

Yusuke is a junior high delinquent: he drinks, smokes, fights, and skips school. That’s why no one expected him to die saving a child, including those in the Underworld! With no place for him in heaven or hell, Yusuke is given a test in order to be revived. Can this bad boy do enough good deeds to pass? And will his life be any different the second time around?

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Manga Review – Final Fantasy Type-0 Side Story: The Ice Reaper

Final Fantasy Type-0 Side Story: The Ice Reaper Volume 1

Final Fantasy Type-0 Side Story: The Ice Reaper
ファイナルファンタジー零式外伝 氷剣の死神 (Final Fantasy Zero Shiki Gaiden: Hyouken no Shinigami)
SHIOZAWA Takatoshi (story/art), NOMURA Tetsuya (supervision)
Shounen – Action, adventure, drama, war
5 Volumes (complete)
Yen Press

Summary:

Long ago, the legendary warrior known as the Ice Reaper was a cadet who dreamed of joining Class First. Kurasame always believed he was special and destined for greatness. However, as he rises in prominence, Kurasame must struggle with duty, love, loyalty, and justice in a world where those who die are deleted from memories.

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Manga Review – Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun

Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun Volume 1

Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun
月刊少女野崎くん (Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun)
TSUBAKI Izumi
Shounen – 4-koma, comedy, romance, slice-of-life
5 Volumes (ongoing) of 8 Volumes (ongoing)
Yen Press

Summary:

Chiyo tries to confess to her crush, but he mistakes her for a fan of his shoujo manga! While Nozaki is good at writing about romance, he is not good understanding relationships in real life. Chiyo ends up as Nozaki’s assistant, but the only thing crazier than working for a guy who doesn’t notice you is dealing with the people around them.

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Manga Review – How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend

How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend Volume 1

How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend
Saekano
冴えない彼女(ヒロイン)の育てかた (Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata)
MARUTO Fumiaki (story), MORIKI Takeshi (art), MISAKI Kurehito (character design)
Shounen – Comedy, harem, romance
3 Volumes (ongoing) of 11 Volumes (ongoing)
Yen Press

Summary:

Tomoya dreams of making the best dating sim ever. All he needs is… well, a plot. Inspiration strikes when he has a destined encounter, but his partner turns out to be the most boring girl in school! Tomoya believes he’s on to something, and now all he needs is his two sort-of friends with secret hobbies to turn Megumi into a game heroine.

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