Tag Archive: shounen

Manga Review – The Seven Deadly Sins

The Seven Deadly Sins Volume 1

The Seven Deadly Sins
七つの大罪 (Nanatsu no Taizai)
SUZUKI Nakaba
Shounen – Action, adventure, comedy, fantasy, romance
184 Chapters, 15 Volumes (ongoing) of 20 Volumes (ongoing)
Crunchyroll / Kodansha Comics USA

Summary:

Ten years ago, the most powerful group of knights, the Seven Deadly Sins, tried to overthrow the kingdom. Their coup failed, and the seven members disappeared. Rumors have been swirling of a Rust Knight crying out for the Seven Deadly Sins. The rumors prove true when a suit of armor appears at a tavern run by its youthful-looking owner.

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Manga Review – Soul Eater

Soul Eater Volume 1

Soul Eater
OHKUBO Atsushi
Shounen – Action, adventure, comedy, fantasy, drama
25 Volumes (complete)
Yen Press

Summary:

If a meister collects 99 human souls and 1 witch soul, their humanoid weapon will become a death scythe. It’s quite a task, and even more so when one meister wants to surpass her father, one is a flashy assassin, and another is an obsessive-compulsive! Will any of these teams reach their goal, or will they flunk out of their training?

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Manga Review – Chibi Vampire: Airmail

Chibi Vampire: Airmail

Chibi Vampire: Airmail
かりん airmail 影崎由那短編集 (Karin Airmail Kagesaki Yuna Tanhenshuu)
KAGESAKI Yuna
Shounen – Comedy, romance, supernatural, mystery, horror
14 Volumes (complete)
Tokyopop / Viz Media
Out-of-print

Summary:

A young girl’s college-age neighbor is crying up a storm. A fortuneteller tries helping a young man search for his girlfriend. A nun and a young man bond over manga. Another young man finds out his first crush is his classmate’s mom. As all these people find out, life is strange.

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Manga Review – Chibi Vampire

Chibi Vampire Volume 1

Chibi Vampire
かりん (Karin)
KAGESAKI Yuna
Shounen – Comedy, romance, supernatural, drama, mystery
14 Volumes (complete)
Tokyopop / Viz Media
Out-of-print

Summary:

Karin is from a family of vampires. But unlike the rest of her family, Karin can walk around in the day and gives blood to humans instead of sucking it from them! She has been protecting her secret for years, but her “normal” life is turned upside down when a boy, Kenta, transfers to her school and accidentally sees her biting someone.

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Manga Review – Assassination Classroom

Assassination Classroom Volume 1

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

Summary:

Class 3-E may be treated as the worst class of an elite school, but the students have a secret: they’re tasked with saving the world by killing their teacher! Their teacher, an octopus-like being, can move at Mach 20 and has many other abilities. Strangely enough, his greatest ability may be in teaching his students!

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Manga Review – Kokoro Connect [Redux]

Kokoro Connect Volume 1

Kokoro Connect
ANDA Sadanatsu (story), Cuteg (art)
Shounen – Drama, comedy, romance, supernatural, gender bender
5 Volumes (complete)
Seven Seas

Summary:

The five members of the Student Cultural Society (three girls, two boys) spend their days hanging out and writing a school newspaper. One day, two members announce they switched bodies the previous night. The others think it’s a joke until they start swapping bodies, too. Do they really know enough about each other to pretend to be one another?

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Light Novel Review – The Devil is a Part-Timer!

The Devil is a Part-Timer! Light Novel Volume 1

The Devil is a Part-Timer!
はたらく魔王さま! (Hataraku Maou-sama!)
WAGAHARA Satoshi (author), 029/Oniku (artist)
Shounen – Comedy, fantasy, romance
3 Volumes (ongoing)
Yen Press

Summary:

On the brink of defeat, the Devil King Satan and one of his generals escape Ente Isla and find themselves in modern Tokyo. The pair quickly learn money — not magic — rules here, so Satan works part-time at MgRonald. Satan vows to return to Ente Isla, but will he ever get his powers back to be able to?

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Manga Review – Your Lie in April

Your Lie in April Volume 1

Your Lie in April
四月は君の嘘 (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso)
ARAKAWA Naoshi
Shounen – Slice-of-life, drama, romance, psychological, tragedy
5 Volumes (ongoing)
Kodansha USA

Summary:

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

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

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Manga Review – The Devil is a Part-Timer!

The Devil is a Part-Timer! Volume 1

The Devil is a Part-Timer!
はたらく魔王さま! (Hataraku Maou-sama!)
WAGAHARA Satoshi (author), HIRAGI Akio (artist), 029/Oniku (character design)
Shounen – Comedy, fantasy, romance
3 Volumes (ongoing)
Yen Press

Summary:

On the brink of defeat, the Devil King Satan and one of his generals escape Ente Isla and find themselves in modern Tokyo. The pair quickly learn money — not magic — rules here, so Satan works part-time at MgRonald. Satan vows to return to Ente Isla, but will he ever get his powers back to be able to?

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Manga Review – Unofficial Hatsune Mix

Unofficial Hatsune Mix

Unofficial Hatsune Mix
メーカー非公式 初音みっくす (Maker Hikoushiki Hatsune Mix)
KEI
Shounen – Comedy, fantasy, sci-fi, slice-of-life
1 Omnibus (3 Japanese volumes) (complete)
Dark Horse

Summary:

Join Miku and her Vocaloid friends and family for a series of adventures — and misadventures! Each chapter features a different story and setting, but music is always a part of Miku’s life.

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