Tag Archive: slice-of-life

Manga Review – Servant × Service

Servant x Service Volume / Omnibus 1

Servant × Service
サーバント×サービス
TAKATSU Karino
Seinen – 4-koma, comedy, romance, slice-of-life
4 Volumes / 2 Omnibuses (complete)
Yen Press

Summary:

The health and welfare department has three unusual new hires. One is a flirty layabout, one doesn’t like to reveal her name, and the other is a senior citizen magnet. Throw in a cosplaying temp, an insecure supervisor, and a mysterious section chief, and you have to wonder: are these employees working hard or hardly working?

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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 – Orange [Redux]

Orange Omnibus 1

Orange
TAKANO Ichigo
Shoujo / Seinen – Psychological, romance, slice-of-life, supernatural, tragedy
22 Chapters / 2 Omnibuses (complete)
Crunchyroll / Seven Seas

Summary:

Naho thinks it’s a joke when she receives a letter written by her future self. However, when events start to play out exactly as “Naho” said they would, Naho starts to believe in the letter’s contents. Future Naho’s wish is for her past self watch over new student Kakeru, a boy no longer around in her time. Is it possible to change the future?

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Manga Review – Everyone’s Getting Married

Everyone's Getting Married Volume 1

Everyone’s Getting Married
突然ですが、明日結婚します (Totsuzen Desu ga, Ashita Kekkon Shimasu)
MIYAZONO Izumi
Josei – Romance, mature, slice-of-life
3 Volumes (ongoing) of 7 Volumes (ongoing)
Viz Media

Summary:

Asuka works hard at her job, but she dreams of getting married and being a stay-at-home housewife. Unfortunately, her dream is going to have to be put on hold now that she’s been dumped. Her work and social life leads her to keep bumping in a popular television announcer. But while Ryu expresses interest in Asuka, he has no interest in getting married.

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Manga Review – Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun

Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun Volume 1

Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun
月刊少女野崎くん (Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun)
TSUBAKI Izumi
Shounen – 4-koma, comedy, romance, slice-of-life
5 Volumes (ongoing) of 8 Volumes (ongoing)
Yen Press

Summary:

Chiyo tries to confess to her crush, but he mistakes her for a fan of his shoujo manga! While Nozaki is good at writing about romance, he is not good understanding relationships in real life. Chiyo ends up as Nozaki’s assistant, but the only thing crazier than working for a guy who doesn’t notice you is dealing with the people around them.

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Manga Review – Bakuman.

Bakuman. Volume 1

Bakuman.
OHBA Tsugumi (story), OBATA Takeshi (art)
Shounen – Comedy, drama, romance, slice-of-life
20 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

Moritaka has a talent for drawing, but he plans on getting a normal job. His life takes a turn when a classmate, Akito, asks him to team up to create manga. Moritaka is reluctant until he learns Miho, his crush, wants to be a voice actress. Moritaka and Akito work towards getting an anime green-lit so that Moritaka and Miho can get married.

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Manga Review – Imadoki!

Imadoki! Volume 1

Imadoki!
イマドキ!
WATASE Yuu
Shoujo – Comedy, drama, romance, slice-of-life
5 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

Tanpopo is excited to be a new student at the prestigious Meio School. Just before classes start, she meets a boy who loves flowers. But when Tanpopo sees him again, the boy, Koki, denies meeting her and swears he has no use for friends — flowers or humans. Tanpopo is not going to give up. She’s going to prove to Koki that friendship is meaningful.

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Manga Review – Kamikaze Girls

Kamikaze Girls

Kamikaze Girls
下妻物語―ヤンキーちゃんとロリータちゃん (Shimotsuma Monogatari – Yankee-chan to Lolita-chan)
TAKEMOTO Novala (story), KANESADA Yukio (art)
Shoujo – Slice-of-life
1 Volume (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

Momoko loves the Rococo style. She spends her days alone while parading around in frilly outfits. One day, a scary-looking delinquent suddenly asks for Momoko’s help in locating a shop in Daikanyama, the famous fashion district. The lolita and the yankee set off to find the shop and perhaps form a friendship along the way.

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Manga Review – The Gods Lie.

The Gods Lie.

The Gods Lie.
神様がうそをつく。(Kami-sama ga Uso wo Tsuku.)
OZAKI Kaori
Seinen – Drama, romance, slice-of-life
1 Volume (complete)
Vertical, Inc.

Summary:

Sixth grader Natsuru is ready for summer, but his easygoing soccer coach has been replaced with a stricter one. Meanwhile, Natsuru’s classmate, Rio, and her brother have been raising the cat Natsuru found. So Natsuru hides out at Rio’s house instead of going to soccer camp. But the days of just the three of them can’t go on forever…

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Manga Review – L DK

LDK Volume 1

L♥DK
WATANABE Ayu
Shoujo – Romance, slice-of-life
4 Volumes (ongoing)
Kodansha Comics USA

Summary:

When her best friend is rejected by the school prince, Shusei, Aoi decides to confront him. He shrugs off the encounter, making her even more mad. But Aoi’s life takes a strange turn when Shusei not only moves in next door, but moves into her apartment when she ruins his!

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