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Crimson Spell

Darby's avatar
Dec 26, 2012

In order to protect his people from attacking demons, Prince Val uses a demonic sword and curses himself in the process. He leaves his kingdom to find a cure, and his search leads him to Hallwil, the person rumored to be the only one who knows how to break the curse. Hallwil agrees to help Val... for a price.

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10/10 story
10/10 art
10/10 characters
10/10 overall

Hetalia: Axis Powers

IBZYZY's avatar
Dec 23, 2012

This is really good. It has a great main storyline even if you have search a lot to find it! (if reading online). The thing is since it started as a webcomic and then became a manga, the ability of finding it on a site which is in english and is regularly updated is quite hard. I do recommend buying the volumes as the tranlations on the internet vary somewhat. Happy reading!

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

Alice in the Country of Hearts

Rhaynebow's avatar
Dec 23, 2012

There's a trick to adapting dating sims into ANY form of media; choosing which storyline for the protagonist to follow. This will inevitably lead to some displeased fans who may have preferred a different story, but they would have to accept that it would be the most popular storyline with the token suitor of the series that would be adapted. Alice in the Country of Hearts, while otome games aren't nearly as adapted as the typical sims, has no excuse to ignore this staple of adaption. Yet it does, and it leads to an unpredictable mess of a manga with characters that just HAPPEN to be named after Alice... See full review

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

Absolute Boyfriend

NarkyOtic's avatar
Dec 22, 2012

Story - 7.5 The story is solid enough, with the teenage protagonist enacting the typical teenage girl with burgeoning hormones and about as little clue as to what to do with them as they have about the consequences of their actions upon others. Lucky that the 15-year-old, astoundingly virginal Riiko accidentally orders a doll to practice her feelings on and to bumble around the cluttered wasteland that is 'emotional firsts'... However, when she discovers that her new toy is designed for something far beyond her expectations, Riiko goes about her life as best she can, with the ever-present true nature of... See full review

7.5/10 story
8/10 art
7/10 characters
7.5/10 overall

Enigma

baralia22's avatar
Dec 18, 2012

Story 8/10 The plot is similar to many other survivial mangas. Trapped in a place and having to solve puzzles to escape. I thought about the DS game 999 and Persona 3 a lot while reading. I thought the plot was really good and had me wondering what would happen next. However, SPOILERS AHEAD, after the gang escapes from the school I felt the whole manga took a significant drop. The story became confusing and it did not have the same suspenseful atmosphere as it did in the first half. If the manga ended when they escape I thought it would have been better. END SPOILERS Art 10/10 I am not great a judging... See full review

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

Detroit Metal City

Thrawn's avatar
Dec 17, 2012

Story: I'm going to be writing this review in a manner that suits it and to make sure you know what I mean, here's some statistics from the first 100 chapters on two words: Rape: Used over 250 times. Fuck: Used over 250 times. You can't make this shit up. There's even a 10 rapes per second feature that shows up. And killing your mother and fucking your dad the day after, all in a song's work for DMC. Things like that, killing and rape, it makes mention of it in spades and considering it's split between Krauser and Negishi makes it even more impressive. One page has fuck 20 times on it! For all it's fun... See full review

7.5/10 story
5.5/10 art
7/10 characters
7/10 overall

100% Perfect Girl

NarkyOtic's avatar
Dec 15, 2012

Aside from being the first manga I ever opened, it's also the absolute standout.

Firstly, the art is positively gorgeous. Wann obviously places a lot of heart into the detail and complexity of the characters and surroundings. This ensures that regions are distinct and the setting is strongly woven to hold the impending action. It all beautifully underlines the delicately torturous emotions that feature as the driving undercurrent to the story. If anyone has even felt a fraction of the trials of complex relationships and the journeys they can take, - granted, we're not all whisked away by royalty... See full review

9.5/10 story
10/10 art
8.5/10 characters
9.5/10 overall

Nineteen, Twenty-One

Cuco's avatar
Dec 14, 2012

Really good manhwa! The story is great even though it feels like it ends a bit too soon, but you really feel like you can relate to the characters and clearly understand what they are going through. It also has a really deep phisolophical side to it. The art is just astonishing. The characters are really pretty and it feels really natural and clean overall. Defenetively the one with most qualitie that I've read until now. Absolutely recommend it.

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9/10 story
10/10 art
10/10 characters
10/10 overall

Uzumaki: Spiral into Horror

FableStory's avatar
Dec 14, 2012

A small seaside town turns upside down when its occupants become mysteriously obsessed with spirals. How can something so small and insignificant become the catalyst for an entire population's descent into insanity? Only Junji Ito, Japan's master of horror manga knows, and he's not telling until you get to the last volume of Uzumaki. Uzumaki is a series of short horror stories that have one thing in common: the spiral. Each story can stand alone, but also works cumulatively to build suspense as the spiral's grip on the villager's sanity tightens and more people, young and old, succumb to its hypnotic... See full review

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

Gunmania

EmpressMadara's avatar
Dec 13, 2012

Surely, this is manga by famous Hellsing author - Kouta Hirano. Story - Well, this was something chaotic. Most of the time I didn't understood about what most chapters are because there was only violence (in Alucard style, lol) and some gay jokes. Yeah, I laughted one time or two, but that's it. Maybe it's just because I'm not very fond of gay jokes. Art - All, who read Hellsing, can recognise the style, it's same as Hellsing art. I mean face angles, shooting angles, blood, gore and etc. Characters - Well, main hitman is something different from what I expected, and he dissapointed me very much. He was... See full review

2/10 story
5/10 art
7/10 characters
6/10 overall

Uroboros no Wa

EmpressMadara's avatar
Dec 13, 2012

Uroboros no Wa is manga about urban legends, but it doesn't felt quite like it, because two stories is not exactly about urban legends, it's rather about people and how they manage to survive in touch with the curse. Story - I have read better stories, but this ones plot is pretty captivating. I had pleasure figuring out whats gonna happen next. Well, second part of manga wasn't as strong as first one, but no less interesting. Art - very good. Very pretty boys, very pretty girls (ha ha). I liked art very much, it was very pleasant for the eye. Characters - well, this manga has strong and weak... See full review

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

Onani Master Kurosawa

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Dec 9, 2012

"Onani" means "masturbation. "Masturbation Master Kurosawa." Now, about what do you think this manga will be? A parody of "Death Note," perhaps? Story: Kurosawa Kakeru has an interesting daily routine: He goes to a stall in the girls' bathroom and masturbates as he pretends to have violent sex with a random classmate. This is working quite well for him, but one day an antisocial girl discovers him in the stall. They talk, and it turns out that Kurosawa's passion for justice and righteousness is matched by the girl, only she believes that anyone she dislikes deserves to... See full review

6.5/10 story
5/10 art
4/10 characters
5/10 overall

Voice Over! Seiyu Academy

Wafarasu's avatar
Dec 2, 2012

What I really love about this manga is that it can show the hardships of pursuing a dream, even when the mother is doesn't approve wholeheartedly. I just love the tadbit of angst when Hime is shadowed by her little sister, and her mother acts like Hime is less important. But I like how the characters are interspersed in this manga [ too bad there is no anime for it :( ] and it is the little expressions I like, too. It has a lot of potential, thinking about what could happen might happen. So for now, I'm just waiting anxiously for the next update. ^^

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10/10 story
10/10 art
10/10 characters
10/10 overall

Pandora Hearts

nekoangel12's avatar
Nov 26, 2012

I read up to the 79th chapter, and I absolutly fell in love with the story of Pandora Hearts. The little rich boy named Oz being dragged into the abbys by a mesterious person, we find out who the person was sometime later in the manga. It started off quite funny, as Oz and Ada were exploring the mantion putting a lot of tention on the house keeper, while teazing Gilbert (servent of Oz) who was found infront of the gate leading to the Abyss that was owned by the Vessalious family. Sometime later in Vol. 1 Oz came bck from the abyss with the power of the Black rabbit after missing for 10 years.  At... See full review

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

Choku!

JAhU's avatar
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

Welcome to the NHK!

Doomoo's avatar
Nov 24, 2012

The story is absolute fucking bullshit. That's all I have to say, the end is shit, the interpersonal relationships all go NOWHERE. Everything as far as relationships go just collapse and are thrown out the fucking window. The end is terrible, you never get to see if they really fall in love and it turns out every one of the girls in the manga is a lying bitch and the guys have no courage. Words cannot describe the amount of rage I had when I reached the end of the last chapter. WHAT THE HELL! NO CLOSURE, NOTHING CHANGED AT ALL! HIS HAIR CHANGED! THAT'S IT! He even says "I'm not sure it ever happened at... See full review

2/10 story
8/10 art
6/10 characters
3/10 overall

Biomega

coffeebreath's avatar
Nov 24, 2012

I am a huge sci-fi fan, and a huge horror fan. So, typically, when these two genres mesh I am in my element. However, I tend to wet my appetite with live-action, novels, and comics. I tend to move slowly through the offerings anime and manga present for a fan such as myself because I know the sheer quantity and quality to be enjoyed. To purchase and read Biomega was a leap of faith and a personal treat. Not being the widest read manga fan in the world, I also managed to avoid high expectations by treating it as a continuance into new territory. So, it is within this context I chose to review my... See full review

5/10 story
8/10 art
6/10 characters
7/10 overall

Kitchen Princess

NicoNicoDesu's avatar
Nov 23, 2012

I'm not the world's biggest food manga fan, and I'm not afraid to admit it. However, I decided to give this shoujo a try. Story: Kazami Najika, an orphan girl living at a wonderful little orphanage called Lavender House, is accepted into the elite section of a rich-kid school. She goes to the school in search of the boy who saved her and gave her a silver spoon--her "Flan Prince." At the school she meets more rude girls than the people Yagami Light kills... but she also meets a kind pretty boy and his tsundere-like brother. And, for half of the whole series, this is basically the... See full review

6.5/10 story
5/10 art
5.5/10 characters
5.5/10 overall

Metroid (2002)

NettoSaito's avatar
Nov 22, 2012

"Metroid" was a manga released along side the Gameboy Advance game "Metroid: Zero Mission" with a soul purpose of telling the story of Samus' childhood. The manga opens up with young baby Samus watching her home planet be destroyed by the space pirate, and it follows her story up until the point she joints the Galactic Space Federation. Although the Metroid manga is created as a way to show Samus' back story to fans, you really don't have to be a fan to read it. The thing is, this is an origin story, and a story that we have never seen before until now. Even if you don't know anything... See full review

10/10 story
10/10 art
10/10 characters
10/10 overall

Death Note: Another Note - The Los Angeles BB Murder Cases (Light Novel)

ElyOfIce's avatar
Nov 22, 2012

I am open to any type of novel. Western, Horror, Science Fiction, you name it, I have probably read a book of its type. But one thing the younger version of me was always skeptical about was reading novels based on well...TV and movies. I mean that is pretty much fanfiction. Which is mostly written by twelve year old horny fan girls. Right? Right? Wrong. What we have here is an interesting case. Written by NISIISIN in responses to the Death Note success the writer has taken it among himself to create a new chapter in the Death Note saga in the most fascinating of ways. Written amazingly well the writer... See full review

8/10 story
?/10 art
9/10 characters
9.5/10 overall

Vampire Rose

ElyOfIce's avatar
Nov 20, 2012

I don't expect one shot mangas to be anything extraordinary, heck I may be the most biased one shot reader on the planet. But with certain authors it is wise to maintain high expectations and Arina Tanemura is one of those authors. However Arina, whom I found to have written some of the better one shots out there, really disappointed me with this one. Really what is up with the vampire craze? Has Twilight spread seas too? Dear lord help us all. Now without any further ado let's dive right into this rather short review for a short manga. Story: Mira is a young girl who is constantly being... See full review

3/10 story
8/10 art
6/10 characters
5/10 overall

Fruits Basket

Sakurasans's avatar
Nov 19, 2012

I LOVED this story! It kept me till the end. And I LOVED the ending! :D I was so happy with who Tohru picked! :D I screamed I was so happy! :D

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10/10 story
9/10 art
9/10 characters
9/10 overall

Instant Teen: Just Add Nuts

ElyOfIce's avatar
Nov 19, 2012

Okay I admit it, I used to collect terrible manga, no I used to collect cringe worthy manga. Name every generic Shojo you can think of and I probably have it hidden in my collection. But what can be expected from a nerdy third grader who just thought she was so hardcore just for owning manga? And what can be expected from a third grader who thought she was so awesome for owning a manga rated ten and up? But yes folks this manga is exactly that, a generic Shojo trying to disguise itself as a cleaver plot. Or cereal, or nuts or whatever the hell it is supposed to be. The first question Instant Teen... See full review

3/10 story
1/10 art
2/10 characters
2/10 overall

12 O'Clock Bell Rings

Thrawn's avatar
Nov 17, 2012

Cinderella, it has all the makings of it except most of them are skewered and twisted, but not enough to make you forget where it's roots are. Aside from the completely roundabout ending that changes what you just read, it also alters the... "Fairy Godmother", who is more like the classical witch, complete with that awesome witch hat but minus the wart on the nose, green skin (Black and white) and all-around ugliness. But witchiness aside, or with it, the writing is pretty entertaining: Snarky, sarcastic, hardly befets a Disney princess or a truly sympathetic heroine but it goes perfectly with... See full review

?/10 story
?/10 art
?/10 characters
8/10 overall

Gatcha Gacha

ElyOfIce's avatar
Nov 13, 2012

Yes folks here it is. The example of everything a Shojo manga should not be. The one that if your mother finds you reading you feel instant shame. The kind that...oh never mind you get the point. Gatcha Gacha really is one of the most terrible mangas I have ever read. And this is coming from a person who has only read one volume. I just couldn't read the rest. Oh lord I just couldn't. Let’s dive right in to this nightmare world in which there is no escape shall we? Story: Gatcha Gacha has one of the most incredibly deep stories on the face of the planet. Poor Yuri, Our "loveable"... See full review

1/10 story
3/10 art
0.5/10 characters
1/10 overall

Sailor Moon

ElyOfIce's avatar
Nov 12, 2012

   Sailor Moon, the godmother of all Maho Shojo manga and puny old me is the first to review it? How the heck does something like this happen?     Anyone who is not familiar with the story of Usagi and the Sailor Soldiers should get off Anime Planet. Now. Your presence is not desired here. Shoo with all your weeabooness.                 But anyway let’s get right into the review shall we? Story: Sailor Moon follows a basic Maho Shojo story line. A young, average girl (and in this case a young... See full review

10/10 story
9/10 art
9.5/10 characters
9.5/10 overall

Afghanistan

MOJ's avatar
Nov 11, 2012

A Short review for a short (yet wonderful) one-shot manga Afghanistan is a very well made, interesting, and i dare say, cute one shot production. It basically chibifies the modern history behind Afghanistan, Pakistan, America and many other related countries. It is funny and very informative (text beside each page gives the actual history). The pictures do an amazing job telling the story from a chibier perspective.

Story:
This manga covers the pre-Soviet invasion of Afghanistan to the aftermath, all shown through the daily lives of little girls playing around, making "friends"... See full review

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

Hibiki's Magic

ElyOfIce's avatar
Nov 11, 2012

I rarely give out tens, heck most of my most beloved mangas in my collection have only received an eight or higher. Hibiki's Magic is a special exception though. It is that one rare manga that is not flawed in anyway. The problem? The writers cancelled it. What could of become a manga classic they cancelled, sad, especially because this manga was genius. But enough of my pointless rant; let's get right into the review. Story: Hibiki's magic follows a young girl who is named Hibiki. She is the apprentice of a powerful sorcerer named Shirotsuki. However even under his teachings, which is renowned in the... See full review

10/10 story
10/10 art
10/10 characters
10/10 overall

Black & White

Lizard's avatar
Nov 11, 2012

Tekkon Kinkreet, is, and always will be, one of my favorite manga of all time, and with some of the richest and most visually striking art in any comic, regardless of country of origin, it’s not hard to see why. Kuro, and his brother Shiro, who are the main characters, are residents of the ever changing Treasure Town. Kuro is as fiercely protective of his home as he is with his brother, despite causing trouble stealing and fighting in its streets and alleys and rooftops, and… you get it. Shiro, is the naïve younger brother, who frequently displays surprising moments of intuition and... See full review

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

Beauty Pop

Lizard's avatar
Nov 11, 2012

The manga Beauty Pop tells the tale of our charmingly aloof protagonist, Kiri Koshiba, as she explores the world of high-class glamorization, and her encounters with the school-sponsored group of beautification prodigies, the Scissors Project. If you’re looking for a lighthearted shoujo read to lift your spirits on a hard day, then this is the comic for you! The story moves along at a good pace, and keeps moving over all ten volumes, if not terribly plot-heavy in places that could be expanded upon. One of my favorite things about this is that despite Kiri’s ambivalence to becoming a beautician... See full review

7/10 story
7.5/10 art
7.5/10 characters
8/10 overall

Alive!

Thrawn's avatar
Nov 10, 2012

At War on Halloween MM I truly don't know where to start with this one. It wasn't outstanding, but it also wasn't bad. Pretty good for a one volume work though, which is a plus. Has a good premise and deals with inmates saved from death, isolation and comfort within said isolation. And a deal with the devil, but that's what you get when some mysterious saviour gives you a choice of death or coming with them. So, good premise and it delivers. After the introduction of the girl, things get dicey and more interesting and once the second half kicks in, it takes a turn for the odd. It's... certainly not what... See full review

?/10 story
?/10 art
?/10 characters
7.5/10 overall

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai - Tsumihoroboshi-hen

Thrawn's avatar
Nov 9, 2012

This one's kinda tough to review. It's a pie slice from the Grand Higurashi Pie that goes well with the other slices, even though they have different flavours. There is a hint of flavour of the other arcs but it still has it's own distinct flavour. So, pie. It's a late bloomer in the baking cycle, considering that it's in the mid teens of the series and being Kai, here meaning Answer. Answering questions from earlier on and providing it's own. Lets say you read one or two of the arcs preluding this, that doesn't mean you should dig your fingers into the squishy innards of this one from your half-baked... See full review

?/10 story
?/10 art
?/10 characters
8.3/10 overall

Chaosic Rune

Thrawn's avatar
Nov 5, 2012

October's Badass War on Halloween MM
Story: To be frank, this is a world of badass. Cards that summon monsters and shit, where if the monster gets injured, so does the summoner and none of that "punch monster, oooh! Summoner is bruised! And he's cut?!" kinda shit, this is where if a monster fucking rips the arm off of another monster, the summoner's arm gets fucking ripped off. This is card games at it's finest: Chockful of violence, blood, mutilations and shitloads of killing. None of that pussy ass hologram shit from Yu-Gi-Oh!, this is as manly as fuck. But I can't neglect how many people... See full review

8/10 story
8/10 art
7.5/10 characters
8/10 overall

Kill Me, Kiss Me

NicoNicoDesu's avatar
Nov 5, 2012

I don't know about you guys, but this is one heck of a title. Seriously, "Kill Me Kiss Me?" HELL YEAH! Story: The story in volume one is about a girl who learns that her idol goes to her school so she convinces her cousin to become her and she becomes him (she's now a guy and he's now a girl) so she can meet her idol. This is kind of pointless, because the rest of the volumes (two through five) revolve around a completely different story: Que-Min Ghun is a hot-headed former delinquent who can beat up any guy. She falls in love with Jung-Woo Im (the actual guy from scenario one) and vows to... See full review

5/10 story
3/10 art
4/10 characters
4/10 overall

Yu-Gi-Oh!

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Nov 3, 2012

Ahh yes, this is Yu-Gi-Oh! this is what Yu-Gi-Oh! was meant to be. This is the King of Games.  Yu-Gi-Oh! the original Manga is everything the later Manga series isn't, dark, moody, character based, intriguing in it's own mythology and not all about Card Games. Story: The story basically follows Yugi's adventures as he tries to live a normal life, the first chapter is about him first completing the puzzle and, unbeknownst to him, gaining the power to get possessed by an ancient spirit who smites anyone who dares to harm him or his friends. It starts out very episodically, Yugi encounters a villain... See full review

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

Kino's Journey: The Beautiful World (Light Novel)

ElyOfIce's avatar
Nov 2, 2012

As I type up this review I am suffering from a terrible stomach ache. I shouldn't have eaten that whole plate of cookies and ice cream. Bad idea, Ashely. Way bad, but I will try to ignore this and write a good review. I found this book at a library several years ago, but I remember it well enough to do a review about it. I only ever was able to find the first book however, so this review will be on volume one. Story: Kino's Journey has one of the most orginal story lines I have ever seen from a light novel. A young eleven year old girl who lives with her family in the land of grownups is soon due... See full review

8/10 story
7/10 art
9/10 characters
9/10 overall

Soul Eater Not!

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Nov 1, 2012

HOLY COW CAKES! As a fan of Soul Eater I was worried about starting a spin-off series, yet to my surprise I loved it. Our heroine, Tsugumi, is a weapon attening DWMA for the first time and is in search of a partner. Atsushi Ohkubo delivers a new adventure in the Soul Eater universe with new and old characters. The art seems a little diffirent from what I remember but perhaps I'm wrong. 

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10/10 story
10/10 art
10/10 characters
10/10 overall

Miyuki-chan in Wonderland

ElyOfIce's avatar
Oct 31, 2012

This is perhaps one of the most interesting and bizarre manga I have read in years. In CLAMPS take in the Alice of Wonderland tale, all of the major characters have been turned into sensual and at often times voluptuous women. One day while rushing to school our heroine Miyuki falls into a portal that literally opened in the sidewalk. What she then goes through is a very different and should I say very lesbian take on the Lewis Carroll classic. Story: Since this follows Alice in Wonderland almost to a tee the story is not original in any sense. But traveling deep into the perverted mind of CLAMP can... See full review

6/10 story
8/10 art
2/10 characters
6/10 overall

The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan

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Oct 31, 2012

In this refreshing spin-off series, Nagato is very different from how I've encountered her before. Nagato Yuki is a normal girl that goes to a normal school and has normal friends; no aliens, espers or time travellers. With the focus on Nagato, we follow her as she learns to overcome her timid nature. Enough for synopsis. What I really enjoyed about this series was two things: the theme and the familiarity. What I mean by familiarity is the use of characters I knew from the anime "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya". Seeing the same group of friends in a new light gave endless room for personally... See full review

10/10 story
10/10 art
10/10 characters
10/10 overall

Saint Tail

ElyOfIce's avatar
Oct 30, 2012

*Notice Because Saint Tail holds such a special place in my heart this may be one of my most biased reviews. This is one of my most favorite mangas. Period. This is the manga that started my love for collecting manga, the manga that I searched high and low for as a young child because it was out of print, and the of the anime, the first anime that I really wanted to see. Kaitou Saint Tail may not be anything extraordinary by today’s standards but back in the day this WAS how manga was written, and not to mention this was the first manga I have read that I found pulls off the "monster... See full review

8/10 story
7/10 art
9/10 characters
9/10 overall

A Little Snow Fairy Sugar

ElyOfIce's avatar
Oct 29, 2012

"A Little Snow Fairy Sugar" is not a mind blowing manga; it was not created to be a mind blowing manga. What it is instead is a comforting story for young children that reads very much like a bed time story. "Sugar" revolves around an eleven year old girl in modern Germany living with her grandmother and whose mother has deceased three years ago. She is a gifted pianists and dreams of raising enough money to buy back her mother's piano that was sold to a local music store. That is until she meets a little snow fairy sugar, a season fairy only she can see. Art: The art is the... See full review

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

Assassination Classroom

JtkBasketball's avatar
Oct 29, 2012

UPDATED: I went back and read more of this manga after dropping, and I am currently up-to-date. I am glad that I revisited this manga.  The first few chapters set the story which is a very strange one. An octopus like alien creature who can move at mach 20 speed and will destroy the world in a year will... teach a classroom for school. The goal of the manga is to have his students assassinate him. Do not be fooled by the first few chapters which appear to follow a generic "each student gets their own chapter" type of thing. The story progresses nicely, new characters come into play, and... See full review

8/10 story
7/10 art
7/10 characters
7.5/10 overall

Doubt (Yoshiki TONOGAI)

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Oct 29, 2012

I am mildly depressed right now—I was (stupidly) working on my review without saving it or anything when I clicked the wrong button and lost it. I will try to forget that I am pretty mad right now and will try to create a coherent review. Story: There’s a new game going around called “Rabbit Doubt.” It’s basically the same thing as the card game Mafia, except that a wolf replaces the mafia. The rabbits choose to hang one rabbit within their group. If the hanged rabbit is actually the wolf in disguise, they survive! If it’s just an innocent rabbit… yeah&hellip... See full review

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

sola

ElyOfIce's avatar
Oct 28, 2012

Sola" was one of those mangas that first attracted me by the beauty of the cover art. Many a year ago I was about 13 when this manga first came out. I was short, nerdy kid who felt they needed to own every manga in the world. And seeing a manga that "OH MY GOD I HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE!" was the highlight of my existence. Art: Sola shows us right away that a redeeming quality of this story is going to be the art, and which convinced me to buy the manga in the first place. The art is gorgeous, especially the clothing design of the characters. I know for creation that if I ever saw those... See full review

7/10 story
9/10 art
2/10 characters
3/10 overall

Goth

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Oct 28, 2012

"Teenagers scare the living sh*t out of me/They couldn't care less, as long as someone will bleed/So darken your cloaks or strike a violent pose/Maybe they'll leave you alone, but not me!" Story: Kamiyama Itsuki is just like any other high school student except for one itsy-bitsy little detail: He is obsessed with death. Morino Yoru is just like any other high school student except for [...] detail: She is obsessed with death. Yep, this is one of THOSE stories. The two of them have an odd relationship. Do they want to kill each other, kill themselves, kill everyone else, burn the world down... See full review

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

Uzumaki: Spiral into Horror

Thrawn's avatar
Oct 26, 2012

Story: I will never look at spirals the same way again, and never did after reading this. Or snails. Or hospitals. Quite frankly, this is some disturbing shit. It doesn't simply create a shock scare or two, you see it gradually going to shit, the transformations of the spiral, the horror that is right there infront of you. It doesn't shirk on that front and that just makes it even more chilling.

Bone-chilling, as some of the chapters are simply nightmarish. Transformation body horrors first and foremost, with some blood mixed in for good measure and a dose of Vitamin Die. Too many chapters to list... See full review

8.5/10 story
9/10 art
6/10 characters
8/10 overall

Battle Royale

Thrawn's avatar
Oct 25, 2012


Story: Brutal, gory, remorseless, violent. All part of the underage student killing glory. Student killing, you say? How could a government do such a thing? It's explained, and the series does a good amount of explaining about the program itself and the government that conducts it. Have to give it props for explaining the ones pulling the strings. Dat violence, but I'll tell ya this; it's not all about the violence. On the outside at least. On the inside, they're beaten down, torn apart and ripped to shreds as their minds break to the twisted game they're forced to play. Players go insane, turn... See full review

8.5/10 story
9/10 art
9.5/10 characters
9/10 overall

Elfen Lied

wildtygra221's avatar
Oct 25, 2012

Please note that this is my first ever manga review, so please treat this kindly. "Elfen Lied" was one of those titles that I avoided like a hawk when I was just starting to find the gem that is the anime genre. I thought I didn't have the stomach for the notorious limb-flying and frequently naked female cast. I will admit that the darkness humanity can venture in and psychology that serves as the backbone of the manga truly got me intriguied. Since even the sound of spliced limbs and blood squirts can make me cringe, I decided to read the manga first though I watch more anime. When finished, I... See full review

4.5/10 story
4/10 art
5/10 characters
5/10 overall

Haigakura

CrazySapphire's avatar
Oct 24, 2012

I find the story to be really good. Not everything has been revealed yet, but I still find the plot to be very enjoyable, with all their "gods" and wanting to bring certain ones back to save their world. The men are hot, the women are pretty, and the little ones are adorable; so I don't see what I can complain about. Even the "gods" are drawn really well, which can appear in monster forms, like Ryuu who is a Raijuu. I love the characters. So far, each one I have met I have not disliked. All are unique in comparison to each other, with troubled lives and mysterious origins. I'm loving... See full review

10/10 story
10/10 art
10/10 characters
10/10 overall

Drifting Classroom

Thrawn's avatar
Oct 23, 2012

Story: Survival Horror, one of my favorite genres, and this one does it justice. It's a tale about an elementary school, like the one you went to, except they deliver bread to it. But one day, it gets sent to a wasteland devoid of life. And the kids, teachers and that delivery man, are stuck there. What ensues is the usual by human standards: panic, hysteria, denial and the usual, except for a twist or two that elevates the shock and disturbing factors. The series is quite good on being disturbing, and not just because it's focusing on little kids. They're human still, and think like humans and being in a... See full review

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