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Manga Review – Kamichama Karin

Kamichama Karin Volume 1

Kamichama Karin
かみちゃまかりん
Koge-Donbo
Shoujo – Comedy, fantasy, magical girl, romance
7 Volumes (complete)
Tokyopop
Out-of-print

Summary:

Karin’s parents have passed away long ago, and now her beloved pet has died as well. Still in mourning, Karin is angered when a boy insults her but cheers up when she meets a kind girl. The pair turn out to be cousins looking for a “god”. In the midst of everything, Karin’s ring, an heirloom from her mother, suddenly emits a strange light…

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Manga Review – Marmalade Boy

Marmalade Boy Volume 1

Marmalade Boy
ママレード・ボーイ
YOSHIZUMI Wataru
Shoujo – Comedy, drama, romance
8 Volumes (completed)
Tokyopop
Out-of-print

Summary:

Miki’s life is perfectly normal… until the day it isn’t. Suddenly, Miki’s parents decide to divorce and swap partners with another couple, and everyone is going to live together! Now Miki has a cute-but-annoying stepbrother, a guy friend who is acting strangely, and a best friend with a big secret. Love makes people crazy, and it’s going to make Miki’s life even crazier!

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Manga Review – The Secret Notes of Lady Kanoko

The Secret Notes of Lady Kanoko Volume 1

The Secret Notes of Lady Kanoko
笑うかのこ様 (Warau Kanoko-sama)
TSUJITA Ririko
Shoujo – Comedy, romance
2 Volumes (hiatus) of 3 Volumes (complete)
Out-of-print

Summary:

Most people want to be the hero or heroine. Kanoko prefers being the objective observer. Nothing is more exciting to her than watching the drama of other people’s lives. However, if all the world is a stage, then even this audience member may find herself the center of attention.

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War of the Fruits Basket

Fruits Basket: Yen Press vs Tokyopop

So I know I said I wouldn’t double dip on Fruits Basket.

Well, I lied.

Darn you, sales! (Plus a review copy.)

So, what are the differences between the two Fruits Basket manga? Is the Collector’s Edition a much-needed upgrade?

Let’s have a battle: Yen Press’ Fruits Basket vs Tokyopop’s Fruits Basket!

Warning: image-heavy post. Click on images for full-size versions. In comparison pictures, the Yen Press version is on top, the Tokyopop version on bottom.

(Yes, I know I mixed up the second and third volumes in the pictures.)

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Manga Review – Immortal Rain

Immortal Rain Volume 1

Immortal Rain
メテオ・メトセラ (Meteor Methuselah)
OZAKI Kaori
Shoujo – Romance, action, adventure, comedy, fantasy, sci-fi, drama
8 Volumes (incomplete, suspended) out of 11 Volumes (original Japanese release)
Tokyopop
Out of print

Summary:

Machika intends to carry on her grandfather’s legacy of being a great assassin. Her first target is the only man her grandfather couldn’t capture: the immortal Methuselah. Methuselah — whose real name is Rain — saves her, but Machika swears Rain is her prey and will follow him anywhere.

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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 – Kodocha: Sana’s Stage

Kodocha: Sana's Stage Volume 1

Kodocha: Sana’s Stage
こどものおもちゃ (Kodomo no Omocha)
OBANA Miho
Shoujo – Comedy, drama, romance
10 Volumes (complete)
Tokyopop
Out-of-print

Summary:

Sana is a child actress, but her school life is anything but fun! Akito and all the other boys in class cause chaos every day, and no learning can be done. Sana finally can’t take it anymore, and she is going to try to stop Akito’s nonsense. Akito, meanwhile, can’t quite figure out this weird girl…

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Manga Review – Tokyo Babylon

Tokyo Babylon Omnibus 1

Tokyo Babylon
東京 BABYLON
CLAMP
Shoujo – Supernatural, boys’ love, mystery, psychological, tragedy
7 Volumes / 2 Omnibuses (complete)
Tokyopop / Dark Horse

Summary:

Despite being only 16, Subaru is the head of his clan of onmyoji users. He uses his abilities to defeat and heal the evil spirits haunting Tokyo. Subaru is supported by his twin sister Hokuto as well as Seishirou, a veterinarian and heir to a rival clan who proclaims to be in love with Subaru.

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Manga Diaries – The 25 Days of Fruits Basket

Fruits Basket Volume 1
Fruits Basket
フルーツバスケット
TAKAYA Natsuki
Shoujo – Romance, comedy, drama, supernatural
23 Volumes (complete), 12 Volumes (collector’s edition, upcoming)
Tokyopop / Yen Press

Summary:

Tohru has recently become an orphan, but she’s not going to give in to despair. Homeless Tohru sets up a tent to live in. However, she the property belongs to the Sohma family, which includes her classmate Yuki. Homeowner Shigure invites her to live with them, but Tohru doesn’t know they — and others — share a big secret.

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