Glass Mask by Suzue Miuchi is 46 volumes long in Japan and has never really been brought out in the English-speaking world, although I do remember seeing some volumes of it on sale on my last trip to France. A shame, really, because it's damn good. It's about a poor girl called Maya Kitajima, who wants nothing more in the world than to become an actress. However, this dream is on hold, as she and her mother work as waitresses and delivery-girls in a Chinese restaurant, and don't bring home very big pay cheques. Maya's passion is unrivalled, and even though she has not had any stage training, her... See full review
Mirai Nikki is a 14 volume manga by Sakae Esuno, about a young boy called Yukiteru Amano who is a complete loner and spends most of his days writing down the details of his life into a diary on his mobile phone. Naturally, he has no friends and is teased constantly by his classmates. However, he does have two friends in his imagination: the god of space and time, Deus Ex Machina, and his little demon assistant, Murmur. Deus Ex Machina comes up with a game one day that could change his life forever. He takes Yukiteru's phone and makes it so his diary gives him little memos of the future ahead, the Random... See full review
<div> <div> Sometimes, you just have a miserable day and want to escape from it all. In the figurative sense, of course. I was at college one day and had a horrible stomach bug, and I'd arranged my mother to pick me up and take me to the doctor's. It would be an hour before she arrived, though, so I just holed myself up in a secluded corner of the library and read some manga. I wanted some fluff, so I chose Devil and her Love Song, a manga about Maria, a girl who gets kicked out of her private Catholic girls' school, and has to adjust to life in a normal high school. However, Maria says... See full review
This manga may hands down be one of the best that I have ever read. And I do not make that statement lightly. I may not have the biggest manga shelf in the world, but what I have read of Monster makes me want to sing its praises from the rooftops. It's very rare in my history of reading manga for me to have given such high ratings with every single volume I've read. Usually with manga you get one bum volume every now and again, with a story arc that goes nowhere or just silly one-shot gag settings that may have seemed hilarious to the creator at the time, but are lost in translation. Not in Monster. Oh... See full review
At first, I wasn't that interested in Pandora Hearts. I started reading the first volume, and its first chapter focused on a rambunctious little rich kid named Oz who runs around his mansion hiding from the housekeeper and teasing his servant Gilbert. Then it took a turn down a rather dark street after he found that pocket watch, and my interest was piqued. Oz is the heir to the Vessalius dukedom, and on his fifteenth birthday he has to take part in a coming of age ceremony. However, as he's doing this, the clock that has been silent for one hundred years suddenly starts ringing. Oz is then dragged... See full review
A late-bloomingly heart-grasping mix of humor, vividly strong emotions and a fairly big dose of fan-service. The latter may be too much for some readers, especially if they haven't seen worse before and/or simply cannot like the rest of Ichigo to make an exception. From start and until the beginning of the very end of the series, Ichigo seemed to be clearly different from other harem mangas, in the way that a support-ish kind of character seemed to be the "main/ultimate" heroine of the stories. Upon finishing the manga and finding that I had got the wrong idea, I was disappointed in... See full review
I have only read the first chapter, but i decided to drop it because in my eyes it didn't make sense to me. The main issue i had was that in the descriptions of Blaue Rosen that i read, it said that a guy was supposed to be joining a girls band, but to me it just looks like it's a guy dressing like a girl to join a guys band. The art is good, but all of the "girls" just look like boys. Yeah, they're good looking, but more handsome than cute. This had potential to be a very interesting story, and in my opinion if you just change around some of the context you could make it so that it was a girl... See full review
I personally LOVED this manga! I am not much of a shoujo reader myself, but I really enjoyed how the story is misleading, the whole way you like then hate one guy, then hate and like the other! The twist was weird in an emotional way because I did cry once or twice :) I also liked that it is realistic on how a girl would react to decisions like what she has to face. Not overplayed like some other works I have seen. Overall I really enjoyed it and I think anyone who likes Romance mangas would too! :)See full review
I give this a 9 overall due to it was a great read. Plenty of story to keep you entertained and enthralled with the characters and their world but not so much story that it fries your brain. The art was well done for it's intended audience (13+). And I personally really enjoyed and liked most of the characters, even the bad guys. It's one of those series that made me anxious to read the next chapter once it got going. I say "get going" because like with all good stories it takes the first few chapters to get you acquainted with the characters. But what really stood out for me is that I have read... See full review
Story: 'Epic' is a word which has been appropriated by our modern times to mean anything which is beyond great, something which not only exceeds our expectations but shatters them, leaving an impression which remains with us long after the initial experience. In other words: something truly awesome. Tezuka's Buddha is certainly 'epic' in this modern sense but more so in the word's true sense - for it is the story of the life and achievements of a heroic figure living in a heroic age, told with (for manga/comics anyway)... See full review
oh god.. hot gimmick what can i say... well.. its.. somewhat good..maybe so the thing i really dislike about thi bs manga is that the main girl lets almost everyone be mea or rude to her or sexually abuse her and she's just like.. oh its okay.. or she has no idea whats going on and then she starts to fall in love with the jerk who purely wants to use her for sex.. and the sad part is when her childhood best friend comes in the picture we think oh yay we got a nice guy who's gonna save her from the jerk but nope he's an asshole too.. still for people who ebjoy seeing the not so smart main... See full review
so ths is one of your typical shojuo manga's its about a girl named misao who could see demons since she was little and a boy named kyo who turns out to be one of those demons promises to protect her, then he disappers for awhile and shows back up on her 16th birthday claiming the only way he can protect her is for her to become his fiance.. IMO if your a fangirl and go fangirl crazy when there are hot guys who say really romantic things to thier girlfriends and are kinda pervy, you'll love this manga.. as for character development its really slow misao starts showing sighns of maturity in about... See full review
Dang, looks like I can't put in a negative score. This won't be too long. I believe that White Album is based off of something else actually, a visual novel maybe? Anyway, on to the review. Story Bad. Nothing very good. Nothing makes it stand out. Short, which personally I don't like, but with a nice difference in themes, the world of celebrities. The part I hated was that it had some promise, was a growing story, starts building up something around Chapter 23. Then comes Chapter 24, which smashes my hope for this manga. And then the final Chapter is 25, which takes the shattered pieces of my hope only... See full review
This manga, is one of my rememberable ones and during the whole time i was reading this, I LAUGHED SOOO MUCH! The humour is simple but, it leaves an impression. The main genres are comedy and a tinge of romance and school life. If you didnt already know, the main character is Kiri Koshiba, a girl who has that easy breezy look, in her eyes and her attitude. Another main character is Narumi, who is loud, mostly hot headed and gets wound up about most things concerning Kiri.... CHARACTERS - The characters in this manga are unique and funny, even serious characters are shown to have their moments. The... See full review
Now, don't get me wrong here. Excellent Manga, I would highly recommend reading it. You should read it. Right now. Go. Read. But I am not writing a review just to tell you that, right? From my perspective of a reader after I had just finished it, I was thinking, "Yeah! 10/10! Excellent!" But If that truly was the case, why bother with a review? After some real thinking about it, I decided on a 7.7, but don't let this rating keep you from this truly great Manga. I write this review as a judge, to any and all Manga fans that actually bother reading reviews. Were I writing this as only a reader... See full review
A little ecchi nonsense story you can use to kill some time. (like 30 minutes.)
Boobies, funnies and complete randomness.
Really, not much else to say I guess...
Except to avoid if you don't like nudity that happnes just because the artist could.
As a very short horror story, I've read better. The twist on the plotline is predictable but as those things you are happy to see you're completely right. The author tries to create an environment where the real monsters are the girls, as the mermaids, really don't try to kill them but fails miserably with the lack of elements that make the girls scary or the murdering repulsing. Really this story is only good if you don't have anything better to do.See full review
This managa was a great manga to read!
It was enjoyable, fun and at times pretty interesting and somewhat serious.
The story was very unique with the main character having a disorder which he uses to his advantage (photographic memory) and is a photographer. I doubt that there is any manga similar to this or the theme of photography.
The only regret in this is that the story seemed to have been cut short or it should've been continued but was not. Shame, but maybe it's just my opinion because I've read it multiple times and desire more. Art was also great in this, the characters were amusing and... See full review
The entire series was finally released on manga fox so i could finally complete it. It is actually a very touching story even though they are blood related they can have a truer form of love that can even transend forbidden lines. I have read it all and watched it all and if your looking for a romance story and can have a broader form of thought not to judge it because of its theme then you will most likely be very happy with this title.See full review
If you do not care about the old fashoined art this manga will entertain you with an interesting character development and a quite fascinating plot. I enjoyed reading it a lot. Funny thing is I actually came to this manga by accident and wasn't really sure wether to read it. Now I am in the position to write a review for people who are in the position I was back then. I can say this, if you enjoy 'Monster' or 'Homunculus' you will most likely love this manga too. If you have never heard of those two titles before read them first and if you enjoy them you can read this if you do not care about the... See full review
Let me start by recommending 'Liar Game'. Read that first before you start reading 'One Outs', if you do not like that chances are high you will not like this manga (by the same author) either. Now that we have sorted that out let's come down to business. I am actually not a baseball fan and I must say, this manga is cool. If you are into psychological battles and all that stuff you will find it here however if you do not like baseball you will only like this if you enjoy 'Liar Game' and even if you enjoy 'Liar Game' chances that you might not like this are quite high. My suggestion on wether you should... See full review
I recommend this manga only for people who have already read the better stuff
1. Liar Game
3. Death Note
6. Doubt (although it has the worst ending I have seen in a long time...)
7. Manhole (and anything by this author, which is not much but it is all worth the read)
if you have read all those seven (or at least confirmed that you do not want to read them) go ahead it is 8th on this list :)
De gustibus non est disputandum, cheers
I can tell you one thing in advance, do NOT read this manga. It is unfinished because the author was forced to end it due to dropping reader ratings (at least that's what I have heard). The story itself is so interesting it pains me that it is unfinished also it is quite the refreshing storyline in a shounen manga. cause of the forcing the author to wrap up the story quickly --> ending sucks and it has about a thousand cliffhangers. HOWEVER if you don't mind the cliffhangers you will find in Asklepios a good manga that is worth the read. (low score because of the ending) De gustibus non est... See full review
I think it is quite sad that this manga has such a low rating. I read it some time ago (3 years or even more) therefore I don't recall the details of the story. What I do remember is that I enjoyed reading this manga quite a lot and that I can recommend it to anybody who likes slice of life/comedy. I also remember that I found it kind of amusing to read and I laughed really hard at some points. De gustibus non est disputandum, cheersSee full review
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***This is a spoiler free review*** After a run of over five years, Negima! Magister Negi Magi has finally come to a close. With thirty eight volumes and 355 chapters, the series is a very long and drawn out story that at first strikes as a normal high school harem but suddenly transforms into a magical epic. Story: 8.5/10 As I stated in my intro, the manga is very, very long and is split up into many different arcs. Within the first 250 chapters I... See full review
The comical storyline alongside the leading male characters where great, but when it comes to the leading female, she was to weak and irritating for me! it's a shame though because the manga seemed unique and had potential. if not for her!. Her character ruint the entire manga for me, and so the manga was dropped.See full review
This is one of the rare ocassions where the anime is actually better than the manga. The manga didn't explain the story very well, and it seemed rather disorganized. The art was okay, not much background, and the characters could have been developed so much more! It was rather disappointing, however I would definitely reccomend the anime. It is one thousand times better than the manga.See full review
Interesting! The fact that in the end was Kucabara was actually a half-angel and was orded by God himself to come to heaven was priceless, and that elimona too was an angel claiming for redemption only made the battle between Kucabara and Legato even more and more interesting! Even though there wasn't much drama I cried when Legato said "Lets go snowboarding again, ne nii-chan?", when I was reading those words I started to cry out of nowhere. This is truly a remarkable piece. End - I was so sucked into this manga I started to draw cards for it - Legato : Prince of hell, Kucabara : The... See full review
Quite interesting I was willing to watch it because of the fact that they decided to pretend she still was still alive. Although I was quite baffled when Misaki and Sakakiba were talking - about the "Dead one","The other one","Non-existence" and so forth, I just couldn't understand!. But! It became clear to me when they had declared that Reiko was the "Dead one". Other than that it was awesome! The fact that they had the intention to kill each other because of the suspision of "The Dead one" got me tingling with excitement. EndSee full review
I'm calling it right now: Hot Gimmick is the Twilight of manga. Hear me out on this one. We have a main character who is appealing to almost every guy she comes across, though she considers herself (and the audience is supposed to, as well) wholly plain; and a male lead who's romantic actions are borderline/are abusive, manipulative, and controlling. And yet, people LOVE both series. It's possession/obssession played as love and people can't seem to get enough of it. I, however, can and did. Story: If you've read any Mayu Shinjo, you basically have the general tone to this manga. A girl (Natsumi) lives in... See full review
CHOBITS REVIEW We can love our dog, we can love our cat, hell, we can even love our pet bird but can we love robots? Chobits is a very unique manga that tries to answer this question. Art The first thing you will notice is CLAMP's style. CLAMP's artwork to me seems a bit more simplistic but it is still very appealing and at times CLAMP can draw some amazing images. I found it took a bit of reading for me to get used to their drawing style but afterwards I started appreciating it. Story This is a seinen manga without action for the most part. There is really no... See full review
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'What the hell have I just read...? Did i really just read a manga about a girl who fight using bananas?' Those WERE my innitial thoughts about Banana no Nana, not much changed there though. Story: So, a story about 2 girls that do on an adventure, one having strong legs, the other having the power to manipulate bananas, right. And on their way people to stop them. Awesome! (and banana scented) A story about friendship througout everything, even with chances of death. Love it! It even has it wierd moments like this pic.
Art: Just look back to that pic, and start... See full review
I would advise against anyone picking this series up. While the art, story, characters, and everything else are quite good, it's naught but an exercise in frustration. It was dropped right in the middle of a cliffhanger, they didn't even give it a rushed ending. The final chapter ends with the good guys in trouble, in the midst of an ongoing plot, and that's it. I've been waiting an eternity for more chapters, and only just now realized that it was cancelled. I gave it a low overall score due to it's lack of an ending, for this ruins the whole experience.See full review
Based on reading the first volume, Cage of Eden has a Hackneyed plot premise that reads like a 3rd rate "Lost" ripoff. I was bored and the characters were mostly uninspiring. The dinosaur chase scene was so predictable as to be completely unengaging. Will not be continuing this series.See full review
Story: So the story is incredibly far fetched, but if you can suspend your disbelief then it will be a very good read. There were plenty of twists and turns that kept you on the edge of your seat, yet still a fair amount of predictability, but what can you expect from a shoujo romance? I was hooked from the beginning, though, and couldn't put it down. Art: The art is old, yes, but I still liked it. Miki was adorable and I loved the chibi drawings :) Characters: I really loved the characters. There was a good amount of character development, but I would have liked to see more. It was hard... See full review
The first thing to know about the Strawberry Panic! manga is that it does not have an ending. I've bought the "complete" manga collection for it which shows all the chapters the series has, but alas there is no ending. Strawberry Panic! is a manga taking place in Astarea Hill with three competing girl's only Catholic schools. The main character Nagisa Aoi ends up transferring to one of the schools in the area called St. Miator's academy and ends up having the most popular girl in school called Suzuma having Nagisa in her sights. How does this yuri play out? Let's... See full review
Alright so Sarashi Asobi! Before I talk about here's what the friend that recommended it to me had to say "It was adorable all the way through~ And the ending made me go, “Whoot!”' This is so true, I loved it so much! The characters are lovable too! The story is pretty much about this guy Shinigami Ai who gets really bored with his job, he goes to reap peoples souls for a living- kinda. He gets interested in this girl, Ren, who only has a few days to live left. D: She is the student council president at her school and acts meanly/harshly towards people. Secretly though she is nice... See full review
Thoughts: When i found out there was a sequel to Tokyo Mew Mew, was about three years ago, just after I finished reading the original series, but I haven't gotten a chence to read it, until now. Oh, and the was the WORST MISTAKE EVER. It was just really bad. Story: The story was very undeveloped and short. The whole idea of this second series was very, very pointless. First, to find out that Ichigo went to England with Masaya, well, that actually wasn't so bad. Next was to find a new mew? Like, what is that? You just CANNOT just get a new freaking mew, it's just not done. And to... See full review
Berserk. My God this manga gets me every time. After having read to the last release, I reminisce the wild ride i've had so far; I remember picking it up and not wanting to stop for a moment because of how engrossing the story of our tortured hero, Guts, is. I was filled with incredulity at most, if not all of the plot twists. As our hero begins his descent into the hell of his past through flashbacks, we relize just how hard of a time this guy has had. I can still feel the sense of dread I got from finishing a chapter, and being filled with horror, but also excitement at what twist was coming up next. The... See full review
Now, this manga I would not reccomend reading. It may seem like an interesting one at first, but it winds up mostly being cliche, cheesey, and in my opinion, boring. Story I was feeling pretty meh on the story. Not that good, not terrible either. It is the cliche, 'Hero sent out to kill terrifying monster, but won't for some reason or another.' I really didn't like it, but maybe it is just personal opinion? Art Art, oh God, the art. My opinion is that art is usually personal opinion, but I am confident that you would share this opinion. The art let me down. A lot. I hated it. The eyes on every... See full review
This story is certainly endearing to all who enjoy a simple romance story line. Although the story line of a "student-teacher" relationship is extremely overused, it is always nice to see new takes on the old ideas. In this particular story, the heroin, Uni Kururugi, is a stony faced bishoujo who is willing to look foolish if it means achieving a goal. Another stereotypical personality trait you see in many manga heroin. However, she puts a new spin on it; instead of yelling and expressing her love loudly in public, as is so often seen in series like this, she realizes that... See full review
This is a manga that pretty much has it all, bit of blood, bit of gore, bit of lovey-dovey, you name it. It really takes you on an emotional roller-coaster! I even held off reading the last 10 chapters for more than three months since I didn't want it to to end D:. It was even able to really soften up the heart of an industrial-loving and gore-crazy maniac like myself. I'm genuinely impressed! I recommend this one to fans of any genre!See full review
Alternating between 4-Koma and the normal... non-4-Koma format, Hozuki-san Chi no Aneki is about a brother, Gorou, who lives with his sister, Haru, (Not related by blood; step siblings?), and has a sister complex. A huge sister complex. BIG. It's what drives most of the jokes, concerning him at least, and how the sister trolls him about it; with him ending up in compromising positions infront of his classmates and peers; him trying to prove his worth and manliness, the usual stuff. It has the requirements for a comedy about a brother/sister duo and it works. The short volume series does work in it's favor... See full review
This will be my first review, so I hope it helps! I will try not to spoil too much, but parts of this manga will be spoiled to those reading this.
I have read plenty of manga from innocent humor to...well this manga here. This is most definatly an explicit content, harem manga, and would certainly not go over well if seen by a manager or family member.
Story But anyway, like most ecchi or harem mangas/animes, not too much room for creativity in the story is allowed. This manga doesn't do amazing in this perspective, but it isn't simply fan service the whole way through. (There is quite a lot... See full review
Kujou Kiyosumi is a nerd who acutally a bookworm , back in elementary school he conffessed his love for a girl but she totally refused him in front of the school .. now he is a highschool who want to be handsome and popular he asked a popular guy to help him now he is popular what girls thinks about him ? and what about the girl he love ?See full review
This might be some kind of prequel to outlaw star, but it really bears no resemblance at all to it. Far from being a space based story, this thing is entirely a high school story, and not a very good one at that. The artwork also looks nothing like outlaw star, it bears a much stronger resemblance to ranma or to dragonball. If you're looking for a screwball school comedy, this is a decent choice. However, that is not what it is marketted as. It is promoted as being a space adventure, but that is just false advertising.See full review
Average but as usual fairly interesting while reading it. The first chapter is more promising than those that follow. Honestly i can't say that much about this manga because while not bad it's ultimately forgettable.See full review
Below average is the ebst I can say for this story. Certainly not the author's best work.
Story/Characters: The story can be summed up as a 'Run for your Life' set up and that's really what it's about. None of the characters are very well fleshed out.
Art: The art is pretty much the only high point and pretty much par for the couse for this fellow. If only the story had been better.
Overall: If thios were a movie, it'd be one of those with excellent special effects and camera work but witha lackluster story and poorly acted characters.
Mediocre at best but still interesting enogh to keep me reading.
Story: ince this is a collection of stories in each volume and each one acting as a stand alone without any real chronology. Some are better than others, some have clear allegories and messages, some have none. All in all it's quite random.
Art: Again reasonable. The style is actually pretty clean but nothing outstanding. There seems to be a bit of unintentional repeating of faces though.
Characters: Again since this functions as a collection very few of the characters have a chance to be defined in depth or in anymeaningful... See full review
Okay this is one of those creepy stories that turns out to be way sadder than expected. All said it's a good read.
Story/Characters: The only characters that are really fleshed out are the father and the titular character the latter hardly present and the former having no dialogue. That said they both manage to convey a great deal.
Art: It's hard to comment on art in manga, because there's no one way to draw. Each artist has a particular visual style and to critique style is like critiquing some's preference for coca cola as opposed to pepsi. That said the artist's visual style does... See full review