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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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Manga Review – The Legend of Chun Hyang

The Legend of Chun Hyang

The Legend of Chun Hyang
新・春香伝 (Shin Shunkaden)
CLAMP
Shoujo – Historical, action, fantasy, adventure
1 Volume (complete)
Tokyopop
Out-of-print

Summary:

A village is ruled by a cruel Yang Ban who raises taxes and terrorizes the people who live there. Chun Hyang, a strong, spunky girl, uses her strength to defend the townspeople. One day, she meets a stranger, but Chun Hyang has a bigger problem: the Yang Ban has his sights set on her mother, the town apothecary.

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Manga Review – Peach Girl: Sae’s Story

Peach Girl: Sae's Story Volume 1

Peach Girl: Sae’s Story
裏ピーチガール (Ura Peach Girl)
UEDA Miwa
Shoujo – Comedy, drama, romance
3 Volumes (complete)
Tokyopop
Out-of-print

Summary:

Sae is ready to start her wonderful college life. There’s just one issue: she’s actually still in high school! But Sae isn’t going to let being held back a year stop her from going to campus and meeting guys. And now some annoying guy from her past and his dog has moved in next door to her…

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Manga Review – Peach Girl

Peach Girl Volume 1

Peach Girl
ピーチガール
UEDA Miwa
Shoujo – Romance, comedy, drama
18 Volumes (complete)
Tokyopop
Out-of-print

Summary:

Momo has a lot of problems. People think she’s a party girl, her “friend” Sae is a two-faced copycat, and her crush Toji doesn’t like dark-skinned girls. To hide her feelings, Momo covers by saying she likes popular boy Kiley. But Kiley is now saying they’ve kissed! Will Momo ever find peace and get the guy of her dreams?

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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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