Tag Archive: tragedy

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 – Devils’ Line

Devils' Line Volume 1

Devils’ Line
デビルズライン
HANADA Ryo
Seinen – Drama, horror, mature, mystery, romance, supernatural, tragedy
5 Volumes (ongoing) of 9 Volumes (ongoing)
Vertical, Inc.

Summary:

Tsukasa has been feeling like someone has been watching her. Otherwise, though, she’s a normal college student, and one of her fellow club members even confessed to her recently. When a stranger approaches Tsukasa and her male friend, she’s about to learn that the so-called vampire murders may be aptly named…

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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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Unlicensed Spotlight – Aries

Aries Volume 1

Aries
アリーズ
FUYUKI Rurika
Shoujo – Romance, drama, tragedy, fantasy, action, historical
20 Volumes (original), 10 Volumes (bunko) (complete)
Akita Shoten (Princess)

Summary:

Arisa is a headstrong girl who does not get along with her classmate Shou. But Shou is actually the reincarnation of the god Hades, and he is waiting impatiently for his lover Persephone — now Arisa — to regain her memories. Meanwhile, Arisa can’t help but notice a lot of strange incidents seem to be happening around her.

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Manga Review – Please Save My Earth

Please Save My Earth Volume 1

Please Save My Earth
ぼくの地球を守って (Boku no Chikyuu wo Mamotte)
HIWATARI Saki
Shoujo – Drama, fantasy, mystery, psychological, romance, tragedy
21 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media
Out-of-print

Summary:

Alice is a crybaby with a lot to cry about lately. She is having trouble adjusting to the city, and the little boy next door, Rin, keeps harassing her. While Alice can talk to plants, she discovers two of her schoolmates their own strange ability: connecting dreams. But those dreams may also have roles in Alice’s and Rin’s lives… both their pasts and their futures.

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Manga Review – Romeo × Juliet

Romeo × Juliet

Romeo × Juliet
COM (art), William Shakespeare (original story), Gonzo x SPWT (animation)
Shoujo – Romance, tragedy, fantasy, drama, action, gender bender
1 Omnibus (complete)
Yen Press

Summary:

In the city of Neo Verona, the commoners suffer under the rule of Montague. A mysterious vigilante known as the Red Whirlwind fights to protect the capital, but the Red Whirlwind is really a girl forced to cross-dress. “Odin” is nearly captured, but she is saved by a young noble. And the two will cross paths again…

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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 Review – Your Lie in April

Your Lie in April Volume 1

Your Lie in April
四月は君の嘘 (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso)
ARAKAWA Naoshi
Shounen – Slice-of-life, drama, romance, psychological, tragedy
5 Volumes (ongoing)
Kodansha USA

Summary:

Kosei was once considered a piano prodigy. After his mother’s death, however, he froze during a competition, and Kosei hasn’t played the piano since. Two years passed, and he meets a girl playing the melodica. This encounter forces Kosei to once again answer the call to music.

Note: this review has been updated and can be found here.

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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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