Tag Archive: slice-of-life

Manga Review – After the Rain

After the Rain Volume 1

After the Rain
恋は雨上がりのように (Koi wa Ameagari no You ni)
MAYUZUKI Jun
Seinen – Drama, romance, slice-of-life
5 Omnibuses (complete)
Vertical, Inc.

Summary:

Seventeen-year-old high school student Akira works at a family restaurant run by a 45-year-old man. He doesn’t understand his much younger employees, especially the quiet, sharp-eyed Akira. But this middle-aged man in a rut is about to get the shock of his life when Akira confesses to him!

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Manga Review – The Delinquent Housewife!

The Delinquent Housewife! Volume 1

The Delinquent Housewife!
ふつつかなヨメですが! (Futsutsuka na Yome Desu ga!)
NEMU Yoko
Seinen – Comedy, slice-of-life
4 Volumes (complete)
Vertical, Inc.

Summary:

Dai’s older brother, Tohru, suddenly shows up at home with his fiancée, Komugi. Komugi seems like a lovely young woman, but she is extremely rattled when Tohru leaves for a business trip. Then Dai learn’s Komugi’s secret: not only does she not have any basic household skills, but she was a delinquent!

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Manga Review – SP Baby

SP Baby Volume 1

SP Baby
SP×ベイビー
ENJOJI Maki
Josei – Comedy, romance, slice-of-life
2 Volumes (completed)
VIZ Media

Summary:

On her way to an interview, Tamaki sees a man being chased and steps in to help. But she misunderstands the situation, and although she ruins her skirt and her job interview, she accepts responsibility and doesn’t need an apology from the man she was trying to protect. But he reappears with a job offer: be his bodyguard! Tamaki doesn’t want to get mixed up in anything shady, but why is he so interested in her?

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Manga Review – Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju

Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Volume 1

Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju
昭和元禄落語心中
KUMOTA Haruko
Josei – Comedy, drama, historical, romance, slice-of-life, supernatural
10 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

A recent parolee has only one goal: to be trained in the art of Japanese storytelling under a certain master, one who has never had an apprentice before. Yakumo, considered the last of the greats, shockingly agrees. But this still doesn’t mean smooth sailing for Yotaro: Yakumo treats him like a pet, the young lady Yakumo looks after resents both of them, and mastering the art is tricker than Yotaro thought.

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Manga Review – My Love Story!! [Redux]

My Love Story!! Volume 1

My Love Story!!
俺物語!! (Ore Monogatari!!)
KAWAHARA Kazune (Story), Aruko (Art)
Shoujo – Romance, comedy, slice-of-life
13 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

Takeo is a big guy who looks scary, but he has a heart of gold and a strong sense of justice. Unfortunately, every girl he likes prefers his best friend! Takeo’s lastest crush is a girl he saved on the train, but Takeo will support his latest love interest no matter who she likes. But perhaps this time…?

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Manga Review – Kiniro Mosaic

Kiniro Mosaic 1

Kiniro Mosaic
きんいろモザイク
HARA Yui
Seinen – 4-koma, comedy, girls’ love, slice-of-life
9 Volumes (ongoing)
Yen Press
Review copy/copies

Summary:

Shinobu loves English culture, even staying with an English family for a time. There she met Alice, a girl her age who loves Japan. Well, now Alice is coming to stay with Shinobu. With an English-crazy Japanese girl, a Japanese-crazy English girl, and their friends, there may be some cultural barriers, but no one can break their bonds!

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Manga Review – Everyone’s Getting Married [Redux]

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 – Mature, romance slice-of-life
9 Volumes (completed)
Viz Media

Summary:

Asuka works hard at her job, but she dreams of being a homemaker. After dating her boyfriend for five years, a proposal is surely around the corner. Instead of a ring, Asuka gets dumped! As she tries to move on, her work and social life causes her to keep bumping into a popular television announcer. But while Ryu expresses interest in Asuka, he’s definitely not her type — after all, he never wants to get married!

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Manga Review – I Am Here!

I Am Here! Volume 1

I Am Here!
ココにいるよ!(Koko ni Iru yo!)
TOYAMA Ema
Shoujo – Drama, romance, slice-of-life
2 Omnibuses (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Hikage is practically invisible to her classmates. She has no friends, no one knows her name, and they forget she’s even in their class. Still, she at least has two regular commenters on her internet blog. But when the most popular boys in school start to talk to her, Hikage may finally be able to escape the shadows of her lonely school life.

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Unlicensed Spotlight – Blade Girl ~Kataashi no Runner~

Blade Girl ~Kataashi no Runner~ Volume 1

Blade Girl ~Kataashi no Runner~
Blade Girl ~One-Legged Runner~

ブレードガール ~片脚のランナー~
SHIGEMATSU Narumi
Josei – Drama, romance, slice-of-life, sports
2 Volumes (ongoing)
Kodansha (Be Love)

Summary:

Sixteen-year-old Rin has not gotten used to having an artificial leg. But when she’s taken to a sports complex, she sees a whole team of people racing with a strange device in place of a foot. When she meets Kazami, a maker of these blades for running, Rin finds herself drawn to the world of competitive running…

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Manga Review – Say I Love You. [Redux]

Say I Love You. Volume 1

Say I Love You.
好きっていいなよ。(Suki tte Ii na yo.)
HAZUKI Kanae
Shoujo – Romance, drama, slice-of-life, mature
18 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha USA

Summary:

Mei is a loner. She doesn’t have friends, and she doesn’t want friends, plain and simple. After she mistakenly kicks the most popular boy in school, Yamato, he decides he wants to get to know her. But Mei insists she wants nothing to do with him…

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