Tag Archive: shounen

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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Manga Review – Takahashi-san is Listening.

Takahashi-san is Listening. Volume 1

Takahashi-san is Listening.
高橋さんが聞いている。(Takahashi-san ga Kiite Iru.)
HOKUO Yu
Shounen – Comedy
34 Chapters (ongoing)
Crunchyroll

Summary:

Ena is a rising idol with a rather unique hobby: eavesdropping on two of her classmates! Nara and Mikage have…unique conversations, and Ena can’t stop listening. However, she must keep her hobby a secret, so Ena is always looking for places to hide while controlling the urge to smack them.

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Manga Review – Pita-Ten Official Fan Book

Pita-Ten Official Fan Book Volume 1

Pita-Ten Official Fan Book
ぴたテン公式コミックファンブック (Pita-Ten Koushiki Comic Fan Book)
Koge-Donbo et al
Shounen – Comedy, romance, drama
3 Volumes (complete)
Tokyopop

Summary:

Pita-Ten returns in this anthology. Featuring stories written and drawn by different authors, explore strange alternate realities, weird dreams, comedic hijinks, and poignant reflections with Kotarou, Misha, and all the rest of the gang.

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Manga Review – Pita-Ten

Pita-Ten Volume 1

Pita-Ten
ぴたテン
Koge-Donbo
Shounen – Romance, fantasy, comedy, drama, tragedy
8 Volumes (complete)
Tokyopop
Out-of-print

Summary:

With his mother deceased and his father a workaholic, Kotarou spends much of his time home alone studying for middle school entrance exams. But his quiet life is shattered when his new neighbor suddenly asks him out and then starts following him everywhere. Even more strangely, Misha claims she’s an angel.

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Manga Review – Negiho: Mahora Little Girls

Negiho: Mahora Little Girls

Negiho: Mahora Little Girls
Negiho (Young) Version
ネギほ(幼)文 (Negiho (Ito) Bun)
AKAMATSU Ken (creator), Yui (author)
Shounen – Comedy, romance
1 Volume (complete)
Kodansha USA

Summary:

Set in an alternate universe of Negima!, kindergartener Asuna falls in love hit at first sight with her adult teacher, Negi. In order to win her teacher’s heart, Asuna has to put up with the crazy classmates, many of which who are her rivals.

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Manga Review – Kagetora

Kagetora Volume 1

Kagetora
SEGAMI Akira
Shounen – Romance, action, comedy, harem
11 Volumes (complete)
Del Rey
Out of print

Summary:

Kagetora, one of the best ninja in his village, is summoned to Tokyo train the heir to a dojo. Yuki is a smart, kind girl but also a klutz. Training her will be difficult, but Kagetora has a bigger problem: he’s fallen in love with Yuki! And a ninja should never fall in love with his master…

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Manga Review – Noragami: Stray God

Noragami Volume 1

Noragami: Stray God
ノラガミ
Adachitoka
Shounen – Supernatural, drama, comedy, action, romance
5 Volumes (ongoing)
Kodansha USA

Summary:

Hiyori tries to save a boy from an oncoming bus. She survives, but now her spirit randomly separates from her body! The “boy” from the accident is Yato, an unknown god who will take on any job in hopes of having his own shrine. Hiyori hires Yato to help her, but he’s busy looking for a spirit to become his new weapon.

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