Tag Archive: tokyopop

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 – RG Veda

RG Veda Volume 1

RG Veda
聖伝 ‐RG VEDA‐ (Seiden -RG VEDA-)
CLAMP
Shoujo – Fantasy, adventure, action, war, tragedy, romance
10 Volumes (complete)
Tokyopop / Dark Horse

Summary:

Although the Ashura clan fought hard, Taishakuten and the Ashura queen overthrew the God-King and now cruelly reign over Tenkai. Meanwhile, Yasha is told of a prophecy about Six Stars who “will become the schism that splits the heavens”. Then he finds the abandoned child of Ashura, once thought dead…

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Manga Review – Tokyo Mew Mew a la Mode

Tokyo Mew Mew a La Mode Omnibus

Tokyo Mew Mew a la Mode
東京ミュウミュウあ・ら・もーど
IKUMI Mia
Shoujo – Magical girl, romance, comedy, action
2 Volumes (original), 1 Volume (omnibus) (complete)
Tokyopop / Kodansha USA

Summary:

Berry wanders into Cafe Mew Mew and accidentally becomes a Mew Mew! Now merged with a rabbit and a mountain cat, Berry must join together with the other Mew Mews and take down new enemies. But can she handle her newfound powers and her budding feelings for her best friend?

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Manga Review – Tokyo Mew Mew

Tokyo Mew Mew Omnibus Volume 1

Tokyo Mew Mew
東京ミュウミュウ
IKUMI Mia (art), YOSHIDA Reiko (story)
Shoujo – Magical girl, romance, comedy, action
7 Volumes (original), 3 Volumes (omnibus) (complete)
Tokyopop / Kodansha USA

Summary:

Ichigo was an ordinary middle school student until a freak accident merged her DNA with that of an iriomote wildcat! With her new powers, Ichigo must defeat aliens who infect animals and find the other girls who had their DNA altered. And she also has to hide her cat transformation from her crush…

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Manga Review – Nosatsu Junkie

Nosatsu Junkie Volume 1

Nosatsu Junkie
悩殺ジャンキー
FUKUYAMA Ryoko
Shoujo – Romance, comedy, gender bender
6 Volumes (U.S. release suspended), 16 volumes (Japanese, complete)
Tokyopop
Out-of-print

Summary:

To get back at her crush for rejecting her, Naka wants to be a model like the popular Umi. But Naka has a problem: her smile comes off as a horror expression! And while Umi seems like the ideal girl, Naka ends up discovering Umi’s secret. In exchange for keeping the secret, the unlikely model Naka gets to work with Umi.

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Manga Review – Girl Got Game

Girl Got Game Volume 1

Girl Got Game
Power!
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SEINO Shizuru
Shoujo – Romance, comedy, sports
10 Volumes (complete)
Tokyopop
Out of print

Summary:

Kyo is thrilled to get into the high school of her choice. However, her father has registered her as a boy! Now Kyo is forced to join the male basketball team, and one of her teammates is her roommate! Will Kyo manage to keep her secret?

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Opinion – Supporting Official Releases

I recently posted an article about Shojo Beat’s editor discussing licenses. One of the major points was that scanlation views do not necessarily translate into sales. This is wrong. While I, too, am guilty, I do not condone not supporting the releases when they are available in your country and/or language. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons people use as justifications and why they just don’t stick.

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Manga Review – Wild Act

Wild Act Volume 1

Wild Act
TAKADA Rie
Shoujo – Romance, comedy, smut, adventure
10 Volumes (complete)
Tokyopop
Out of print

Summary:

Years ago, the biggest Japanese star died in a tragic plane crash. Yuniko adores his movies so much that she steals in order to get her hands on his scattered belongings. One night, a heist for a statue goes wrong, and Yuniko is busted by a rising superstar named Ryu. However, he lets her go and asks her to try to steal the statue from him again!

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Manga Review – Missile Happy!

Missile Happy! Volume 1

Missile Happy!
ミサイル ハッピー!
KIRITANI Miki
Shoujo – Romance, comedy
5 Volumes (complete)
Tokyopop
Out of print

Summary:

Mikako is a girl with a sister complex. So when her sister is to have an omiai, Mikako takes it upon herself to investigate the guy by living with him. But can they keep their living arrangement a secret, especially when they develop feelings for each other?

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