Not so bad. In fact pretty well done. the onlybproblem i can say is that the series drags on a little longer than it really had to. The 3 and final (so far) series was weak and unfortunately diminished the impact of the first two. The chaacters are strong if somewhat one dimensional and though there's some development between the first and second series, the third series offers very little. The art is the only thing that maintains high levels trhoughout. FInal point. Good stuff, fun read, been better if it had ended sooner.See full review
This manga was so good that I literally could not put it down. If you dig shojo or romance, this is definitely worth reading. This story sort of struck me as a cinderella story. Not that the girl was poor in the beginning, but rather that she's a goof with no talent in the art of being a ninja, yet the leading male character, who's pretty much perfect in every way, manages to warm up to her anyway. The story starts with a girl, Usagi, who's the great grand daughter of the leader of her clan (who happens to be a very powerful ninja). She's slow, dimwitted, and pretty much incapable of being a ninja... See full review
I only started reading this manga because I had just finished Digimon Savers at the time, and there was no more Digimon media around I had yet touched. This manga was surprisingly good. For a Digimon manga. For anything else, this is just pretty mediocre. But for Digimon, it was pretty decent. The story was something like this: Digimon World is in danger. Humans thrown in with Digimon partners to save it. Pretty normal for digimon, however there are special digimon called "Illegal Digimon" which are more powerful then normal digimon, as you see the Digimon in this series, at least the main... See full review
As a note, I don't hate yaoi, I just dislike bad yaoi, like this rather horrible example. The storyline of this manga is pretty much a bad romance novel. The plot is pretty broken and at times doesn't make much sense. I had to find a synopsis of the manga just to make sure I wasn't getting mixed up. And it basically falls into the category of "It's not rape, you just didn't know you wanted it." The characters are basically the mail delivery kid and the office worker, and the perverted monkey-game character. Neither chracter (human, not computer) have very little in the way of personality. The... See full review
This was a very, very dark romance story. It seemed pretty light hearted at first, but the story quickly moved towards very dark themes of "possible" rape, betrayal, revenge, mafias, kidnappings, assasinations, attempted suicide, murder, and violent relationships. The ending was very good, but the story throughout was just a little too dark for my tastes. The entire story is focused on the two main characters romance, and how Jarte deals with his obsessive need to control Jay. Jarte is a king, so the lifestyle that Jay enters into is much different than she's used to, and she is often the target... See full review
I’ve never been quite sure what to think of horror mangaka Junji Itou, master of mainstream macabre. I find his manga highly entertaining, but for all the wrong reasons- as a fountain of camp and nonsense instead of a pit of unsettling despair. You can imagine my interest when I learned that he had penned an actual comedy manga, shedding the façade of horror and leaving behind only the wonderfully deranged comedy that had hindered his previous works from becoming truly terrifying.
The autobiographical slice-of-life/gag manga revolves around the unwilling... See full review
Story: A nerd/geek/outcast, or at least that's how I see him, enters highschool. Being bullied when he was younger and having no friends, Kenichi reads books. One day while walking to school he meets a girl, who throws him, causing a book to fall out of his hand. Opinion(s): I pretty much read the manga two months ago, so I can't remember the beginning. The plot shows Kenichi become stronger through training, surprise the dude is just a regular person with no out-of-nowhere power ups, with the help of 4 masters. The reason for his training is that Kenichi has become a target to local delinquents... See full review
My first review... This manga is the story of a teenage girl who runs away from her mentally abusive adoptive family and her sexually abusive stepbrother. She instead goes to start over, living with her true, somewhat 'long lost', older brother. He tracks her down and comes to rescue her; the story follows their relationship and her struggles with school and putting trust in others. There are confessions of plagiarism from the author, but, please, this story still has elements of its own and it is quite a good read. It was heartbreaking and moving, on par with the sadness I felt after stumbling my... See full review
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
i was disapointed with Hidarite no love letter. it was slow to a point i had a hard time sticking with it. and every chapter it was a diffrent story. if you like that sure its good. but not me. not much happend in the story. maybe this is just me cause i love supernatural/action and romance. but still it wasn't what i was expecting. i could be wrong so see for your self. i am just giving you my opinion. thats what this is for :)See full review
Story: Rito is just another school boy, rolls eyes, who happens to have a crush on a girl and every time he tries to confess he just fails. One day when Rito was at his home taking a bath, a girl pops in, or teleports, naked in the bathtub Rito is currently in. The girl's name is Lala and she's is an alien. Opinion(s): I'm not sure if it's just the fact I read this months ago or I had nothing to dislike about the story... I'm going with I read this months ago. Anyhow, let's begin with the fact that what I though would be important to the story was nothing more then an issue for 20 chapters or so, in... See full review
Story: The story is about a world which has computers in shape of humans. Here we are introduced to a college student who can't afford to get a persocom and is "Computer Illiterate". One day he finds a persocom on a pile of trash and decides to take it home. Opinion(s): To give a general view of the whole story, it's about love. Not much I can say about that now can I? Anyhow, the story is about finding love and being accepted regardless of who, or what, you are. It's a Fairy Tale/Happily ever after sort of deals. Art: Better than anything I could draw free... See full review
Witch hunter has really interesting character! Each of them has his own uniqe abilities! Although author created a really interesting magical world with a lot of interesting creatures. Also made a really great job on the interactions between characters? world and it's objects.See full review
For being a one-shot it made me very teary. It is written by the person who wrote suzuka and kimi no iru machi. This is one of the few mangas that i read over and over again. Since the site didn't put up a summary i'll write it very briefly here. Its about a guy and a girl they suddenly get into a car crash and god calls to them. He tells them that both of them have one week to live. When that one week is over one of them will die while the other one lives. Of course, god doesn't chose who lives and who dies. One of them will choose to die for the other. The ending is very sad and it will give yo a teary... See full review
I haven't read it in such a long time so i forgot all the characters name.~ The manga is very romantic and cute. Since the site didn't put up a summary i will write it very briefely. The story is about a girl who just transferred to a new school. On the day of the school she gets lost and ends up somewhere and meets a guy, who is the main guy, under a tree. The story is about those two but maianly about the girl. If you like reading a romantic story you should read it and its not that long so you will be able to finish it in a hour or so.See full review
Ane-Doki was a pleasurable manga to read. It was very comidic all throughtout the story but also had a romantic side to it. I would have love to read more.... it was too short.. If you enjoy reading a love triangle/comedic manga you should try it out. ps. they have an extra ending for ane doki and its kinda hard to findSee full review
Angel's coffin... At first i had my doubts because it sounded a little weird. but then i read it... it suprised me. even though its a short story. i loved it. sure it depends on each person's veiw but still. the peopl who made this blending so much into so little. it was amazing. well maybe i am overpraising it but maybe not. i give this a 10/10See full review
Digimon Next isn't a very entertaining manga, even for someone like me who loved the original tv series. Story: The story was simple; kids get sucked into the digital world to save it. They each have problems that they must face and overcome at some point to beat the baddies. Other than using Tamagachi-type things, the story isn't much differnt from any other digimon series. The one difference is it's not as long, so events are more rushed than in the tv shows. Art: Extremely average, some pages were too blank. Characters: Very generic. ... See full review
I just finished Gokujou Drops, and I have to say that I loved it! Very cute, funny, and romantic. Story: It wasn't a very complex, intricate story line, but it was really sweet. I really enjoyed reading it because it seemed to flow well and the relationship between Yukio-chan and Komari-chan was well described. The story itself wasn't very deep or original, but the characters and situations really capture what it means to be in love and to have friendship. Art: I liked the art, it wasn't amazing, but it was cute which seemed to go well with the story and setting. Characters: I loved the characters in... See full review
The premise just begs for some absurd crap to happen and the magic shrooms or plants did their work. It's completely bonkers in it's premise and downright ridiculous as it progresses to the sexual content. Absolute lunacy. It's ugly, crazy and a disturbing ending to launch the last firecracker. Santa doing fly-by's had me sold, swarming people with presents they don't want. It's a one shot so five minutes for the fast readers and not much lost for some whacked-out gains.See full review
okay this story, even though its short, it is sooo good. its about a girl who is terribly lonly and a guy who, litterally, falls into her life (well into her yard) and OMG so good. i wish they would of made it longer. 10/10See full review
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
Well, the story itself was pretty basic. There weren't really many shocking twists or amazing plot ideas going on. However, it was definitely enjoyable, and there wasn't anything wrong with it, per se. I guess for me it was just a classic shounen at its finest. Art: 9/10
The art was awesome. It was always nice to look at, and I felt like it slowly changed throughout the series. If I had to say, by the end everything looked a little bit prettier. Characters: 10/10
I feel like the characters are part of what made this manga so enjoyable for me. I fell in love with Train and... See full review
Imagine if the adjective awesome was personified in the form of a man with long black hair, wearing a torn leather jacket, smoking a cigarette, and he has the world's most powerful handgun in a holster at his side. His blood is pure adrenaline. He breathes smoke. He can never die. Now forget all that, because that guy is not nearly as cool as this series. Black Lagoon is the coolest shoot-em-up series I have ever picked up. First, let's discuss the story. The story is pretty simple to understand, and has a satisfying, easy to read structure. Each story arc is excellent. They have the... See full review
I wonder how many good things can I say about xxxHolic while holding my breath. Short answer: so many that I wouldn't be able to finish due to a little conditon called asphyxiation. xxxHolic is wonderful. Just truly wonderful. I haven't read such a great manga in quite a while. First off, the story. The story is excellent, though it can be confusing at times. It takes the structure of having a main plot they introduce at first, and a later plot they only allude to at the beginning. It then takes both plots, and switches them around constantly, without warning, and....I can't think of another way to... See full review
Manhole is what happens when you mix detective stories, Japanese virus flicks, and disturbing imagery. It opens fairly dark, bleak, and weird. The story flows nicely, and doesn't hit any snags along the ways. Pretty soon after the opening, everything goes absolutely nuts, but not so much as to where you cannot understand a single thing. The art design isn't bad. On the level of gore, it has appropriately enough for the given story and context. It does have a major cringe factor, which you see quite a few times, and one scene in particular just makes my skin crawl to the nearest bottle of sanitizer. One... See full review
This manga...was interesting. To say the least. Only 9 pages long, but for something that's only 9 pages long, it managed to express the message of the manga pretty well. Basically, this manga will either be really good or really bad. If you go in expecting something normal or serious, then it'll be bad. If you go in expecting something...weird, like I did, then chances are you'll get a good laugh. It's only 9 pages, so you really have no excuse for not reading. Go now!See full review
Kamisama no Iutoori Is a fabulous story. it blended romance, supernatural, and drama so well that it turned into a well written story that makes it so you dont want to put it down. The Story: I thought this was exelent. it took me a few pages to get into it but by the time i was done with the story i was in love with this story. it really gets your emmotions going. the girl and the death god have a weird relationship but it really fit in with the plot. actually i could go on and on what i liked about this story but then i would give stuff away which we dont want that. so obviously i'll give this a... See full review
Greetings fellow manga readers, it's RandomRedneck, once more branching into a manga review. And for this one, I tackle a manga I read because the TvTropes page said, "A very good yuri action series". What a load that was. I give you, Hakodate Youjin Buraichou Himegami(AKA Tales of the Hakodate Youjin Outlaws: Himegami.) Let us begin, shall we? STORY The story goes as such. Hijikata Hyou, a girl living in the small port town of Hakodate, is by night, the mysterious Youjin hunter, Miburo. She bears some kind of freaky mark on her back, indicating how many Youjin exist at any given time... See full review
Omg, this is the most tragic manga I had read up to date and it made me cry at the end, but I wont give it away to those who want to read it. All I have to say is TomoyoxTomoya forever and that Tomoyo is better than Nagisa. Oh god I'm crying again!See full review
Aquarion Age: juvenile Orion, as a supernatural fan, i think it is great. it captured my attension immediatly. I did take me a bit to get going and at first i wasn't sure. But sure enough in a few pages i couldn't put it down. If you like supernatural story's this is what you would like. The Story: I thought the plot and the theme was very well thought out. The action and the character's normal actions, like school, was very well balanced out. The only bad thing i have to say about it is that i think that more could of been done with it if they would of extended the story. so i will give it a 9/10 The... See full review
I bought this back when it was just being released, at the time I didn't even know this was origionally based off of an american comic. Story: The story isn't all the origional but it is amazing. It follows along the lines that you would expect but does differ slightly from the other versions of Witchblade that are floating around out there. Art: The artwork is amazing, though it is slightly on the more adult side. All in all it's some of the best manga artwork I've seen. It's right up there with Blood+. Characters: While the characters could have had much more depth to them, I can't complain. Seeing... See full review
I picked this up because it's extremely popular, and most popular manga are true to their popularity. I love shoujo manga and I eat it up, my favorites include masterpieces like Glass Mask, Hana Yori Dango and Dengeki Daisy. In those manga, stuff happens. In this manga, nothing happens. Each volume is about nothing. It's all talking, and they don't say anything interesting. The main chars are head-over-heels for each other right away so who cares how long it takes them to get together. There's no real conflict. The only mildly interesting part of this manga is the main char's friend Chizu. Her personality... See full review
If I had to describe this manga with one word it would be depressing. I say that meaning you have to watch (read) as all of the characters deal with emotions 24/7. Whether it be through past events, relationships or friendship. Most shoujo mangas I end up skimming through some part of it just because a particular situation at the time doesn't make sense to me or I could not apply it to some real situation. Speaking as though it could actually had/ve happened in real life. In this story you have a girl, Ao, asked by, Riku, to be his fake girlfriend all for the sake of saving his friendship with a guy, Kai... See full review
I liked the story because it's rare that the girl makes a lot of effort into the relationship. The worst point the the story is the ending.... what the hell is that?! I'd never seen something that cheap. They stopped arguing over a kiss and settled a long distance relationship where they sware they love to each other. We were just about to reach the romantic peak of the story and the author choosed to end it. It would have been better if there was an extra chapter with a little date, or a scene of the future where they meet on the week-end (because they study far from each other.. ) ANYTHING would have... See full review
My take on Ame nimo Mayuwanai has left me with mixed emotions. It was a good story no doubt. Had it been a longer I believe I would've been left with the feeling of "Now I get it." There were a few questions that I had to ask myself. And still won't be able to get the answers to them simply because this was a one shot. Having an unrequited love has to be of the most heart wretching emotions anyone could experience. Getting your luck to change and being able to experience what you thought you wanted with that person? Wonderful. What could possibly run through your mind if everything you had... See full review
Story: The concept was interesting and if you like high stake games, then you probably like this. It does go by incredibly quickly and is hard to put down. I found myself finishing this in one sitting. There are some predictable moments but it's still interesting enough to contine reading and would make a nice re-read. There is quite a bit of violence but that is expected. Don't anticipate a happy ending though. Art: The characters aren't particular memorable but were well drawn for the most part. Expressions were done sufficiently. The main points the art does get is for creating the atmosphere. The cover... See full review
Uzumaki is Junji Ito's classic horror manga about a town that becomes increasingly obsessed with spirals and the effect this has on the people and the town itself.
The story follows main character Kirie, a high school girl in the small village of Kurôzu-cho. Her boyfriend Shuichi's father has recently been acting strangely, obsessively collecting anything inscribed with or in the shape of a spiral. What appears at first to be an odd curiosity soon becomes inhuman obsession, leading to events only a mastermind like Ito could conjure.
The story of Uzumaki is... See full review
Very cute and cliché manga. ^^ I reccomend it for those who like romance, I think it's pretty cute. Wish the manga itself was a little longer. Hmmmm, normal girl, becomes model, your typical shoujo manga. One of my top faves!See full review
As much as it spooked and grossed me out, I couldn’t put it down. Some of the images will stay with you LONG after you’ve read it; I’ll never be able to see a spiral again without flinching. If you’re into horror manga, I highly recommend it.See full review
It should be pretty obvious just by the picture that this is a manga involving echhi elements. And quite a few at that. But that doesn't mean it's all just about that.
I had quite few laughs even litteraly to the point of worrying about my neighbors because of my LOL (insomnia makes me continue way past midnight, so got to keep it down...).
But there's some drama moments as well, actually also multiplying towards the end.
And even though I could already predict the end about halfway through, it does not mean it made the story any bit less fun.
Reading this manga, it should be pretty hard... See full review
The fastest growing sport in the world is solidifying itself in manga. Teppuu is an MMA student's delight. If one knows the industry it is apparent that much research as gone into this work as evidence by the many real life references to current stages for competition (I.E. subdhabi = Abu Dhabi Combat Club, G-Girl = Smack Girl or even JEWELS) and accuracy of positioning during fights/training. The story even touches on real life issuse with the mma world (I.E. lack of attention and sometimes funding female fighters recieve in comparison to male fighters and the need of some fighters to work a full... See full review
Story: The manga revolves around a 30-year old bachelor who decides to take care of the recently found out illegitimate young child of his grandfather, after no one else in his family decides to step up to the responsibility. This follows the developing relationship between the single man Daikichi and child Rin and Daikichi understanding how to be a parent and care for a young child. The story mainly has two arcs. The first was absolutely heartwarming and beautiful, depicting death, divorce, difficult marriages, family strain, and the hardship of juggling a full-time career and caring for a child in a... See full review
Yubisaki Milk Tea was/is one of the most unique romance stories I've ever read. A boy, tormented by his own obsession with crossdressing, and a myriad of conflicting romances and stimuli. What originally caught me with Yubisaki was the story and the art. I'm not a typical romance reader (Including Yubisaki, I have maybe 5 true romance/dramas on my bookshelf--and that's out of over 50 titles!) but the fact that it was such an off-beat type of romance caught my eye. Every relationship has it's own seediness that in some ways is disturbing but compelling. And at times the average reader may find some of... See full review
its short........ that being said i can get to the review.. a girl goes ro a school cus she has godd grades and its cheap so when she finds out that the dorms are being done she freks she is told she could live in an app on the campuse for staff but a boy lives there they end up having to share the space...... the story is okay it has no plot..... almost.... i guess to watch them devloep feelings then get married is kinda a plot SPOILERS they get married and he is the chairmen of the school also the main is abstnait smart and stuped at the same time lolSee full review
I initially didn't want to review this, but since there's so little information about it on the site I changed my mind and decided to go for a relatively short look on what is probably the most macabre Manga I've read. Story: 5/10 Story wise, Midori is comprised of a somewhat unoriginal premise: a traveling circus of freaks reminiscent of the movie from the 30's performing in front of amused visitors. An orphan named Midori is forced to join the circus as a performer and is constantly abused physically, mentally and sexually by her cruel and deformed colleagues. The story itself is a pretty good and... See full review
I started reading Detective Conan/Case Closed a while ago, and dropped it. My friend made me pick the serise back up again, and I'm really glad she did. The one things I really dislike about this manga, though it truly is necessary, is the number of cases that they have to do before they actually encounter the Black Organiztaion. It really annoys me, in my opinion the onyl chapters that really matter are the ones with the member of the BO, but the build up is also needed. So it's agravating to read the 20-30 odd cases before you see a glimspe of on of their members. Other then that I really love this manga... See full review
Umi no misaki is the best harem manga that I have read because unlike other manga this on you can't tell who the guy is going for. Also, it gets better at the right time. All you need to do is read the first five chapter, and you will be hook.See full review
Aside for the description/bio, this is a well paced sport/slice of life story. The story itself is fairly straightforward, with no real deviations and twists along the way. Unless you are looking for a story with a consistently changing plot, this one should suffice. The art is farily clear and drawn well in the "fast paced" scenes. What I mean by this is that the reader is less likely to have to "re-read" a scene to understand what chain of events had just taken place. (Some mangas require a re-examination to understand what took place). Lastly, the characters all have their own... See full review
Stright from my blog!
Every once in a while, works of art get released but are overlooked by other mainstream articles. MxO starts out great, keeps on rolling, then is a victim in a head on collision with Mahou Sensei Negima!. Thus enters MxO, a magic school manga that in my honest opinion could of been as good if not better than others in its genera.
It's plot is centered around the generic magic... See full review