Tag Archive: shounen

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

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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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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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