Tag Archive: shounen

Manga Review – Aho-Girl: A Clueless Girl

Aho-Girl: A Clueless Girl Volume 1

Aho-Girl: A Clueless Girl
アホガール
Hiroyuki
Shounen – 4-koma, comedy, ecchi, gag
12 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Yoshiko, a first year in high school, is energetic, cheerful, and loves bananas. And, as her lifelong friend can attest to, she is bananas! While he hopes to get Yoshiko on the right track (and a track that leads away from him), it isn’t easy. Her future may be in doubt, but hey, all Yoshiko needs is her friends!

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Manga Review – Mao-chan

Mao-chan Volume 1

Mao-chan
陸上防衛隊まおちゃん (Rikujou Boueitai Mao-chan)
AKAMATSU Ken (story), Ran (art)
Shounen – Comedy, fantasy, sci-fi, supernatural
2 Omnibuses (complete)
Del Rey
Out-of-print

Summary:

Aliens are invading Japan! No tourist icon or national treasure is safe with them around. But the aliens are too adorable, and officials can’t attack for fear of a public outcry! Against such cuteness, three little girls are Japan’s only hope. An eye for an eye, a cutie for a cutie — Mao and her friends will protect their homeland!

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Manga Review – MÄR: Marchen Awakens Romance

MÄR: Märchen Awakens Romance Volume 1

MÄR: Märchen Awakens Romance
メル
ANZAI Nobuyuki
Shounen – Action, adventure, comedy, fantasy, isekai
15 Volumes (complete)
VIZ Media

Summary:

Ginta is a rather unremarkable young man — not much of a student and a poor athlete. The only talent he has is dreaming of the same fantasy world over and over again. While only Ginta and his friend Koyuki believe that place exists, one day, the portal to the realm opens! Ginta is ecstatic to finally visit this fantasy land, and plus he’s gotten stronger! But will that be enough in a land full of magical tools and a group intent on controlling the world?

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Anime Review – Yashahime: Princess Half Demon Season 1

Yashahime: Princess Half Demon Season 1

Yashahime: Princess Half Demon Season 1
半妖の夜叉姫 (Hanyou no Yashahime)
Shounen – Action, fantasy, historical
24 Episodes (completed)
VIZ Media

Summary:

Years after Naraku’s defeat, a fire separated twins Towa and Setsuna, sending Towa into Kagome’s time! Towa clings to her memories of Setsuna as time passes — but an reunion in the present turns into something more!

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Manga Review – Kuroko’s Basketball

Kuroko’s Basketball
黒子のバスケ (Kuroko no Basuke)
FUJIMAKI Tadatoshi
Shounen – Sports
15 Omnibuses (complete)
VIZ Media

Summary:

For the past three years, one middle school has dominated the championships. But now its members — known as the Miracle Generation — have all gone to different schools. One student from this team joins Seirin High, but surely someone as unnoticeable as this guy could have only been a benchwarmer…?

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Manga Review – Cells at Work!

Cells at Work! Volume 1

Cells at Work!
はたらく細胞 (Hataraku Saibou)
SHIMIZU Akane
Shounen – Action, comedy, educational, sci-fi
5 Volumes (hiatus)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Every day, cells band together to keep the body running smoothly. But the inside world is a dangerous place: bacteria, viruses, and even rogue cells can try to attack. But no matter if a cell is dedicated to delivering oxygen, fighting invaders, healing injuries, or communicating, everyday, they’re hard at work!

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Manga Review – DINOVENTURE -Stories of Dinosaurs-

DINOVENTURE -Stories of Dinosaurs- Complete Edition

DINOVENTURE -Stories of Dinosaurs- Complete Edition
恐竜大紀行 STORIES OF DINOSAURS -総集編- (Kyouryuu Daikikou Stories of Dinosaurs Soushuuhen)
KISHI Daimuro
Shounen – Educational, historical
1 Volume (complete)

Summary:

Millions and billions of years ago, hundreds of dinosaurs roamed the Earth. But no matter the species, each day is a hard-fought battle to remain alive! Join some of these dinosaurs in their journey for survival.

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Manga Review – Fullmetal Alchemist: The Complete Four-Panel Comics

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Complete Four-Panel Comics

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Complete Four-Panel Comics
鋼の錬金術師4コマ (Hagane no Renkinjutsushi 4-koma)
ARAKAWA Hiromu
Shounen – 4-koma, comedy
1 Volume (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

Ed and Al may be carrying a large emotional burden, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have time for fun — or that others don’t have time to mess with them and each other! Combining bonuses from the original manga, DVDs, and brand new strips, the country of Amestris has never been so crazy!

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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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