Tag Archive: shounen

Manga Review – Assassination Classroom [Redux]

Assassination Classroom Volume 1

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

Summary:

To students at Kunugigaoka Junior High, being sent to Class 3-E is almost a fate worse than death. But the students in 3-E know all about death: they’re tasked with killing their teacher to save the world! Their target and teacher, an octopus-like being, has incredible abilities that make him seemingly unkillable. But his greatest skill may be teaching a class of “losers”!

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Manga Review – Yu-Gi-Oh! R

Yu-Gi-Oh! R Volume 1

Yu-Gi-Oh! R
遊☆戯☆王 R
TAKAHASHI Kazuki (original concept), ITO Akira (story/art)
Shounen – Fantasy, adventure, action
5 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

Yugi has always had an interest in games and puzzles. But one thing has stumped him for eight years: the Millennium Puzzle. It is said that whoever solves this puzzle will be given a strange power. But solving the puzzle turns out to be only the first challenge Yugi will face.

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Manga Review – Dragon Half

Dragon Half Volume 1

Dragon Half
ドラゴンハーフ
MITA Ryusuke
Shounen – Adventure, comedy, ecchi, fantasy, gag
3 Omnibuses (complete)
Seven Seas

Summary:

Super strong Mink is the daughter of a dragon and a human. But her idol crush is not only a popular singer but a dragon slayer as well! Mink sets out on an adventure to find a magic potion to turn her fully human, but with a couple of dead-weight companions “helping” her, royals with a secret chasing after her, and the fact that her beloved believes Mink is an evil dragon, her journey may take longer than she thought!

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Manga Review – Comic Party

Comic Party Volume 1

Comic Party
こみっくパーティー
INUI Sekihiko
Shounen – Comedy, drama, harem
5 Volumes (complete)
TOKYOPOP
Out-of-print

Summary:

Kazuki is feeling a bit lost after failing to get into an art college. His friend Taishi decides to drag him to an event — a huge convention full of fan-made comics! Seeing the passion the artists put into their work awakens something in Kazuki. His other friend, Mizuki, however, can’t stand to see him enter a world full of disgusting fanboys.

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Manga Review – Black Butler

Black Butler Volume 1

Black Butler
黒執事 (Kuroshitsuji)
TOBOSO Yana
Shounen – Drama, historical, horror, mystery, supernatural
26 Volumes (ongoing) of 28 Volumes (ongoing)
Yen Press

Summary:

Ciel may be young, but he’s already inherited the title of Earl Phantomhive and is running the family conglomerate. Fortunately, he has a capable butler to support him and help keep the household running smoothly. But Ciel’s family history and his connection with Sebastian may be more than just that of a talented noble and his even more talented butler…

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Manga Review – Time Killers: Kazue Kato Short Story Collection

Time Killers: Kazue Kato Short Story Collection

Time Killers: Kazue Kato Short Story Collection
TIME KILLERS 加藤和恵短編集 (Time Killers Kato Kazue Tanpenshu)
KATO Kazue
Shounen – Drama, historical, supernatural
1 Volume (complete)
VIZ Media

Summary:

A man with a rabbit-like mask. Unusual bodyguards. Invaders from outer space. An mysterious exorcist. No matter the time or place, life is a strange adventure.

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Manga Review – Hero Tales

Hero Tales Volume 1

Hero Tales
獣神演武 (Juushin Enbu)
ARAKAWA Hiromu (manga, story); Studio Flag, Genco (story); YASHIRO Ryou (scenario); Kusanagi (art configuration)
Shounen – Action, adventure, comedy, fantasy
5 Volumes (complete)
Yen Press

Summary:

Taitou believes he’s strong — too strong to lose in the traditional coming-of-age ritual. After all, he’s defeated imperial soldiers! But after actually being defeated, he is given a strange sword that is said to be only for a true hero. When someone comes after the sword, the wheels of fate begin to turn, and Taitou is at the center of it all.

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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 – 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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