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  • Somwhere in the very middle of Europe ^_^
  • Joined Jul 10, 2007
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Kami Sen.

on Jun 23, 2014

Moved from my blog (the post was titled Kami Sen - waste of time): There is a guy living in an onsen, he has a childhood firend who has a crush on him but it's in denial since she is a tsundere and there is also a goddess of poverty who is a guardian deity of the onsen. Later on more goddesses appear and it turns into a regular harem. Sounds similar to Maga Tsuki, but it's worse (and Maga Tsuki is medicore at best). Spoilers ahead: It never gets anywhere (the ending is just a status quo), the romance amounts to a hug scene somewhere at the... See full review

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4/10 overall

Perowan! - Hayashinasai! Goshujinsama

on Jun 23, 2014

Moved from my blog: Perowan was an ecchi manga about a dog turning into a girl and makeing her master lick her feet. I'm sure you can guess what was the key theme here. It's filled with fanservice and as such not really a good series (though a few shounen series that started around the same time were much worse). After reading a number of chapters I had to lower the score to 1.5, but since the last chapter was surprisingly good I pumped the score to 2 stars. TBH even with the last chapter, the series isn't really worth reading (which probably most of you have figured out from the first sentence of this... See full review

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4/10 overall

Yankee Figure

on Jun 23, 2014

Moved from the blog (though it's only a few sentences of raging over this manga): I skimmed through the raws of Yankee Figure and found out that it's awfully repetitive. The first two translated chapters made it look like it had some potential, but it does not have any. Basically the male lead gets beaten on nearly every page and the female lead gets stripped of her clothes at least once in every chapter and it goes on for 6 volumes straight. In other words it's s***.

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4/10 overall

Kirara

on Jun 23, 2014

Moved from my blog (I know it's not a lot): So I read Kagome Kagome and it was ok, then I came across Kirara which was written by the same author and the short synopsis reminded me of Ashita Dorobou (which is a quite good series). What's the deal with Ashita Dorobou? Basically, there is a love triangle there in which both girls are instances of same person. Ir's a rather rare theme, but it also appears in Kirara. From the start Kirara wasn't very serious, but it was still somewhat fun then. Unfortunately the quality of the story went really down halfway thorough and stayed there. Towards the end the... See full review

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4/10 overall

Sakuranbo Syndrome

on Jun 23, 2014

Moved from my blog. This was written based on only half of the series unfortunatelly: Summary: Munenori Agawa is a relatively successful employee of a cosmetic company. Despite that he isn't perfectly content with his job and life. He does not have a girlfriend and in his everyday work he mostly has to deal with female coworkers. Those ladies tend to take advantage of him (in work related matters) a lot: A higher-up at his company, on whom he has a crush, (literately) uses him as a stepping stone while saying that "He shouldn't let people walk over him"; A shop assistant convinces him with (semi... See full review

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6/10 overall

Tende Freeze!

on Jun 23, 2014

I had a summary of the series on my blog, but all you really need to know is that it was hilarious (all those freaky facial expressions). If you want to read the summary, it's below: Umehachi is a really short high-school student. His stupidity is only matched by his pervertedness, so when he bumps into an attractive woman in her twenties and she becomes his girlfriend it's like a dream come true for him. Little does he know that his cunning girlfriend, only hangs out with him, because of his ESP powers (of which he doesn't know either). You see, Koyuki (said woman) is a precog and Umehachi can boost her... See full review

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7/10 overall

Gekkoh

on Jun 23, 2014

I had a blog post about it, but you don't really need to read the whole of it. Bascally this manga is porn with plot, where 50% is porn and the other 50% is plot. The blog post is below: I found myself liking yakuza manga lately and I thought I might try to read a non sugar coated one. However, reading Gekkoh was a mistake. The story of revange and ummm... forbidden love got replaced with large quantities of borderline Hentai at the end of the first volume. It was bad, it really was. If someone were to cut out all the sex scenes the manga would have ended in 2 or 3 volumes (instead of 7). There are no... See full review

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2/10 overall

Unbalance x 2

on Jun 23, 2014

Moved from my blog: Post 1: Here is a summary of what I can tell about Unbalance x 2 based on the first 4 volumes (in case you don't want to read my whole post): Lots of drama Some romance Preety good story and characters Student x teacher relationship Actually serious (the comedy aspect gets really overshadowed by drama) It isn't really a harem series, but more of a love polygon one More drama Even more drama Actual post starts here: I started reading Unbalance x 2 with very little expectations, after all my previous experience with works by IM Dal-Young and LEE Soo Hyun (though the second... See full review

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8/10 overall

Ga-rei

on Jun 23, 2014

Previously posted on the blog in a post titled Ga-rei... why, oh WHY?! I just finished reading Ga-rei and I must say I'm totally disappointed. The manga starts of as a decent (though somewhat generic) shounen. Boy meets girl (rather gets run over by her scooter) then boy and girl fight some evil spirits etc. It's that kind of cliche thing, but it's somewhat ok, until... ...it gets extremely cheesy halfway. From there on the plot goes only downwards (and really fast at that). The story doesn't reach the level of crappyness that Kurohime and Medaka Box posses, but it's still bad. Like in Medaka Box, cool... See full review

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5/10 overall

Change 123

on Jun 23, 2014

Moved from my blog: I have mixed feeling about Change 123 manga. On one hand the story was actually interesting, on the other, there was some quite intense ecchi in it and in rather large quantities. The story goes like this: Wimpy protagonist who is a nerd and an (Kamen Rider) otaku falls in love with his classmate Matoko who is an unpopular, clumsy, shy and antisocial girl. Motoko has a secret however, she has a split personality disorder. Besides her basic personality she harbors 3 more: the child-like Mikiri, the rebelious Hibiki and the calm and collected Fujiko. Needles to say those personalities... See full review

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7/10 overall

Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer

on Jun 23, 2014

Moved from my blog: Hoshi no Samidare was AWESOME!!!!! I honestly couldn't stop reading it. The story is about a collage student (and some other semi-random people) who gets chosen to become a Beast Knight and save the earth from being destroyed by a huge hammer floating in the earth's orbit. The thing is, the protagonist isn't interested in saving the world at all. He changes his mind when he meets the Princess, the leader of the Beast Knights whom the knights are suppose to protect. Why does he changes his mind? You see, the Princess (a highschool girl who also happens to be protagonist's neighbor)... See full review

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10/10 overall

Karakuri Odette

on Jun 23, 2014

Moved from my blog: Post 1: First impression: Karakuri Odette Karakuri Odette is about an android who goes to a high school with normal people and there learns about humans. The first volume was a bit silly, but still greate. The title heroine is unlike any other shoujo female lead. I hope it will continue to be great. Post 2: Karakuri Odette afterthoughts Karakuri Odette ended up being too shoujo-ish for my taste. I couldn't stand Chris and things started looking like some sort of reverse harem in later volumes. Even Odette acted like a typical shoujo character at times. Also there wasn't any... See full review

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5/10 overall

Dageki Joi Saori

on Jun 23, 2014

Back in december of 2011 I wrote this super long blog post about this manga: Dageki Joi Saori is about a female doctor who heals people by hitting them with a baseball bat. It was an awesome manga, too bad it was rather short. Nothing more to add.

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9/10 overall

Kurohime

on Jun 23, 2014

Moved from my blog (I see it is a rant and I failed to deliver any points; this probably needs to be rewritten to make more sense): Reading this was a waste of time. The first 3 volumes were ok, but the series got worse from volume 4 onwards (there were some exceptions sometimes). Things got even worse around chapter 48. In fact chapters 48-56 were really sick (and also had some plot holes). I didn't even bother to read chapter 56 (and almost dropped the manga) after stuff that appeared in chapters 48-55. However a new story arc started in chapter 57 and they toned down the extensive ecchi which was... See full review

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4/10 overall

Lizard Prince

on Apr 21, 2014

The art is really great (which is rare for shoujo manga) and the characters are very likable, but the initial plot (along with romance) is wrapped up in a single chapter and after that, there is no plot and the author just throws one shoujo cliche\trope after another, to keep the manga alive. On the plus side, there are no romance drama cliches used. In short, this series is pleasing to the eye, but after a few chapters gets boring, due to lack of plot and presence of a number  of generic filler scenarios.

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5/10 story
9/10 art
7/10 characters
6/10 overall

Ai-Ren

on Nov 21, 2013

This is one truly amazing manga, but the most surprising thing about it, is probably the fact that it was written by a H author. If I were to summarize what this series was about, I would say it was about love and not just about romantic love, but about love in general. The story takes place on apocalyptic\post-apocalyptic earth where humanity is dying and those still alive suffer. The author is rather cryptic as to how and why all that is happening, but I think it had something to do with humans reaching the last stage of evolution. It's all rather confusing, but at the end of the day it's not what is... See full review

9/10 story
6/10 art
8/10 characters
9/10 overall

Waltraute-san no Konkatsu Jijou (Light Novel)

on Nov 12, 2013

Waltraute-san no Konkatsu Jijou (AKA The Circumstances Leading to Waltraute's Marriage) is a short comedy series loosly based on Norse mythology. The starting point for the series is human boy proposing to a valkyrie. Our heroine gives him a seemingly impossible task after completing which she would become his wife, yet since she is a tsundere, she secretly hopes he actually completes it. But that's just the plot for the first part of the novel (and it does have a definitive conclusion). Truth to be told, the book has no real plot and it only ended where it did because the mag it was released in decided... See full review

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7/10 overall

Choku!

on Nov 25, 2012

Choku! is a short romcom about a loser otaku who happens to be cute and about a really awkward and perverted girl who loves all things cute. The art is rather poor but the jokes are fine. Ecchi humor is best when it stays only on the verbal (no actual fanservice) side and that's what this series delivers. It's a really fun read. P.S. The girl has massive nosebleeds.

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7/10 story
5/10 art
7.5/10 characters
7/10 overall

Anne-chan Tarou

on Oct 21, 2012

The short version: Awww! It's short and cute. Makes you want to smile. Go read it yourself. Long version: The male lead is a middle schooler, he's at the age where he thinks that "girls are lame". As a part of a festival in a nearby shrine, he is to preform with a girl (breaking a snow statue representing a demon) and for the reasons mentioned above he isn't too happy about that. The girl is totally dere-dere over him and the guy is the tsun-tsun one for a change. It's awfully cute and leaves you with a grin on your face.

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8/10 overall

Tubame Syndrome

on Feb 15, 2012

I tried to read a number of manga\manhua by Dal-Young IM lately. While I did like Unbalance x Unbalance, the rest of them didn't make me think too highly of the author. He is just a sick bastard who does some half-decent drama occasionally. And so, I picked up Tubame Syndrome for a change of style. At first I thought that, despite being a generic harem series, it had some potential (and is actually better than some crap from Dal-Young Im I read). However after a few chapters it got into "harem... See full review

4/10 story
6/10 art
3.5/10 characters
4/10 overall

Wild Ones

on Oct 25, 2011

This review may contain grammar and orthographic errors. I'll try to fix them later.I fixed the errors, but there still might be some of them in the text. If you see any, just let me know.   Arakure (AKA Wild Ones) was the first shoujo manga I ever read. You may wonder: how did a guy (that would be me) end up reading such manga? The answer is: the setting seemed similar to the one found in Gakusen (which I liked quite a bit), besides that, I just wanted to read something different from the usual senien and shonen stuff I read\watch. While Arakure succeed at being something new to me, I couldn't help... See full review

4.5/10 story
5.5/10 art
5/10 characters
6/10 overall

Gokusen

on Oct 3, 2011

Story: Gokusen is a manga about a math teacher, who outside of work also happens to be grand daughter of a yakuza boss. The concept is somewhat similar to GTO, but both of those do differ quite a bit. Although the heroine faces a number of difficulties similar to those Onizuka had to face, she has a different way of dealing with them. In GTO winning over the students was prominent part of story, but in Gokusen, Yankumi (as her students had nicknamed her) gets past that part rather quick. So what is Gokusen all about you might ask? Well, it's a quite hilarious comedy. Yankumi tries really hard to hide the... See full review

7/10 story
7/10 art
8/10 characters
8/10 overall

Maniac Road

on Sep 19, 2011

I picked up this manga at random and I was pleasantly surprised. It's certainly not the best thing ever and it felt cheesy at times, but was quite enjoyable most of the time. Maniac Road is a manga about a hard-working otaku who opens a shop in Akichabara. It also about 3 sisters who actually own that shop. It's very fun to read, but has one major flaw: the last chapter is a total bummer... The art isn't great here: the backgrounds are usually very simple or are not there at all (there are a few exceptions with very detailed backgrounds), the characters are not very detailed (though they don't really need... See full review

6/10 story
6/10 art
7/10 characters
6/10 overall