Tag Archive: yen press

Manga Review – Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun

Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun Volume 1

Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun
月刊少女野崎くん (Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun)
Shounen – 4-koma, comedy, romance, slice-of-life
5 Volumes (ongoing) of 8 Volumes (ongoing)
Yen Press


Chiyo tries to confess to her crush, but he mistakes her for a fan of his shoujo manga! While Nozaki is good at writing about romance, he is not good understanding relationships in real life. Chiyo ends up as Nozaki’s assistant, but the only thing crazier than working for a guy who doesn’t notice you is dealing with the people around them.


Manga Review – Inu x Boku SS [Redux]

Inu x Boku SS Volume 1

Inu x Boku SS
妖狐×僕SS (いぬぼくシークレットサービス)
Shounen – Comedy, drama, mystery, romance, supernatural
11 Volumes (complete)
Yen Press


In an effort to change herself, Ririchiyo moves into Ayakashi Mansion to be alone. She is surprised to find a bodyguard, Soushi, obsessed with protecting and serving her. While Ririchiyo had no intention of getting close to anybody, all the residents of Ayakashi Mansion must rely on each other to protect their shared secret.


Manga Review – How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend

How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend Volume 1

How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend
冴えない彼女(ヒロイン)の育てかた (Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata)
MARUTO Fumiaki (story), MORIKI Takeshi (art), MISAKI Kurehito (character design)
Shounen – Comedy, harem, romance
3 Volumes (ongoing) of 11 Volumes (ongoing)
Yen Press


Tomoya dreams of making the best dating sim ever. All he needs is… well, a plot. Inspiration strikes when he has a destined encounter, but his partner turns out to be the most boring girl in school! Tomoya believes he’s on to something, and now all he needs is his two sort-of friends with secret hobbies to turn Megumi into a game heroine.


Manga Review – Of the Red, the Light, and the Ayakashi

Of the Red, the Light, and the Ayakashi Volume 1

Of the Red, the Light, and the Ayakashi
あかやあかしやあやかしの (Aka ya Akashi ya Ayakashi no)
Nanao (art), HaccaWorks* (story)
Shoujo – Supernatural, mystery, drama
3 Volumes (ongoing) of 9 Volumes (complete)
Yen Press


The sheltered Yue and his companion, the black fox Kurogitsune, sneak off to visit a festival. There, Yue meets two boys, Tougo and Akiyoshi, who seem different from other people. The town’s guardian tells Yue that this means he is to prepare for the “meal” — by eating one of his two new friends!


Manga Review – Ani-Imo

Ani-Imo Volume 1

兄が妹で妹が兄で。(Ani ga Imouto de Imouto ga Ani de.)
Shoujo – Gender-bender, romance, supernatural, smut, comedy
7 Volumes (complete)
Yen Press


Youta is shocked to learn he and his “twin” sister Hikaru are not biological siblings. However, he is stunned even more when Hikaru kisses him and says she’s in love with him! As if that wasn’t confusing enough, Youta’s life gets even more complicated when he switches bodies with his now-aggressive “little sister”.


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.)


Manga Review – First Love Monster

First Love Monster Volume 1

First Love Monster
初恋モンスター (Hatsukoi Monster)
Shoujo – Comedy, drama, romance, shotacon
4 Volumes (ongoing)
Yen Press


Rich girl Kaho wants to change herself, and moving out is her fist step on her journey. When a handsome stranger saves her from being hit by a truck, Kaho is smitten. When she finds out the boy is her landlord’s son, Kaho believes it’s destiny and confesses to him. Kanade tells her he’ll only go out with her if she can accept him for who he really is…


Manga Review – School-Live!

School-Live! Volume 1

がっこうぐらし! (Gakkou Gurashi!)
CHIBA Satoru (art), KAIHOU Normitsu (Nitroplus) (story)
Seinen – Drama, mystery, psychological, horror, supernatural
3 Volumes (ongoing)
Yen Press


Yuki and her friends Kurumi and Yuuri (Ri-san) are a part of the School Living Club. With their teacher Megu-nee as their advisor, the girls spend their days — and nights — on school grounds doing everything from helping the gardening club to hosting school events. But there may be a darker reason why the girls do not go home…


Manga Review – The Devil is a Part-Timer! High School!

The Devil is a Part-Timer! High School! Volume 1

The Devil is a Part-Timer! High School!
はたらく魔王さま!ハイスクール! (Hataraku Maou-sama! High School!)
MISHIMA Kurone (art), WAGAHARA Satoshi (original story), 029/Oniku (character design)
Seinen – Comedy, fantasy, romance
3 Volumes (ongoing)
Yen Press


On the brink of defeat, the Devil King and one of his generals escape their world and find themselves in modern Japan. With no magic and no other options, the Devil King (known as Sadao) enrolls in high school to restart his conquest..as student council president. But Sadao’s plans may be in jeopardy when a new student arrives and threatens him!

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


Manga Review – Soul Eater

Soul Eater Volume 1

Soul Eater
OHKUBO Atsushi
Shounen – Action, adventure, comedy, fantasy, drama
25 Volumes (complete)
Yen Press


If a meister collects 99 human souls and 1 witch soul, their humanoid weapon will become a death scythe. It’s quite a task, and even more so when one meister wants to surpass her father, one is a flashy assassin, and another is an obsessive-compulsive! Will any of these teams reach their goal, or will they flunk out of their training?