So far the story is intresting. Each character is different, which makes the manga so much better. It's ongoing, so it's only to chapter 15(book 4). I do recommend Necromancer to people. Some people wont like this manga of course, but still give it a try!See full review
The story revolves around Reiji Tachibana, a relatively normal high school freshman that lives with his overprotective sister, Ayake Tachibana. That day, Reiji hears a rumor about a series of suicides/murders revolving around people who come across random fashion accessories. One day, he happened upon a bracelet, and moments later, he was killed by a thief that he confronted. Through the powers of the bracelet, he was able to stay alive based on his life number that is tattooed on his chest. These reborn people are known as takers. The number correlates with the number of days he can stay alive. In order to... See full review
It's decent enough, with the premise of a merciless beating and some recovery that makes the man who never looks someone in the eye unable to see anyone's eyes. It retains a bit of a creep factor with those eyeless faces but doesn't have a whole lot of suspense. I did like the aftermath of his hospital stay but the ending left me confused. As a one shot, it's worth a quick read.See full review
It goes from dramatic reasoning to psycho lunacy and only gets better from there. From a man's good intentions of trying to reconcile with his wife to his intent to commit murder, it starts off a tad dreary and goes to hell as things take a turn for the creepy. It's an unpleasant read, but in a good sense. In the single volume that encompasses it, we get to know enough of the main to feel like he isn't just a cog in the machine to move the plot along. He has depth and his wife is given some padding out, who is simply more than a miffed miss. We know more about how they got there instead of just a... See full review
Review in Greek - Κριτική στα Ελληνικά
Τίτλος: のーぶら, No Bra, Χωρίς Σουτιέν
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Its been a while since I've read something that I like so much. The creepy loli woman was a perfect incarnation of madness; I couldn't figure her out. She seemed to be aware but at the same time lost in her own contorted world. The way she killed and maimed her victims was creative and interesting to look at. Also, the victims had the perfect reactions to her twisted actions. Although the setting was a little cliché(i.e. average, small town; school; insane asylum)the idea that it happened in an average town made it all the more scary. Finally, the ending was great. Nothing was resolved. Overall... See full review
well, the story is very good! i don't know if the others think like me, but i must admit that this is one of the best manga i'd ever red! i wonder why some stopped in reading Faster than a Kiss, but at least many people love this manga :). the story is unique, romantic, funny, and it's like it happened in real life. it is not like the other mangas i red that was romantic, then .... well, it's hard to explain. But here in Faster than a Kiss, the mix of emotions is well done. the emotions i felt changed everytime i red every happening they experienced. the surge of romance, then it will be followed by... See full review
Why would anyone want to read this manga? Really what is the point? The characters...the story...the plot...everything in this horrid of a manga is just awful. The story follows around two teenage girls named Ami and Noa. For all of their lives they have been competing with one another for love. But in the end, they fall for the same guy, and scare him away leaving them both without dates. But one day at a party, they both fall for two different guys. Despite the fact that their targets are different the two of them now intend to compete for one another for their firsts: first kiss, first dates... See full review
Dream Saga, although it begins to be a very typical Fantasy Shojo Manga, soon begins to reveal it's very unique take on a very ancient, but much respected Japanese legend. When ten year old Yuuki on her way to school is suddenly surprised when a curved shaped stone literally falls right in her hand. She soon learns of others who hold these stones are the chosen that can enter the land of Takamagahara, the world of dreams. Their mission? To save the dying sun and restore nature's faith in humanity to save the Earth. Although Dream Saga has a very strong story and solid art, the problem lies in the... See full review
This popped up in the random manga section, I was mighty bored and a little horny. It was the perfect procrastination tool. I read it all in one day. So what do I have to say? Well, seeing as I read it all in one day, I can tell you one thing. It actually does not get repetitive. A lot of the stories are one chapter stories, but they sometimes have 3 chapter arcs. I'm surprised it doesn't get repetetive, seeing as it's more or less just smut and fan-service. You really get to know the characters, and as a guy, you definitely understand the sexual frustration the other guys that are there go through, you... See full review
While this Fruits Basket wasn't too bad, there were a couple things that made it go stale for me after a while. The story wasn't bad, it was different from other mangas. But while saying that, there was also something about that was... generic. Typical. I'm not sure exactly what made that happen, but after a while it was like, 'Okay, I read this before'. It may have been overlapping on itself, I don't really know, but it just kind of lost its spark after a few volumes. The thing that made me turn away the most was the characters. Tohru was the worst, being the most annoyingly nice character on the... See full review
Where to start....
It's kind of hard to come up with the right things to say, because I did enjoy reading most of it, but there are also quite a lot of things lacking in the story and the characters.
Also, I should warn you about chapter 6. I thought that was the most disturbing one for several reasons that I cannot express without spoilers, so I shall refrain to do so, but I must warn you that even for adult content mixed with drama, this one really gets the gears in your head cracking.
I thought that it was also rather amusing how, despite it being pretty explicit they still kept on going... See full review
Tsubasa: Resevoir Chronicles is a story that chronicles the adventures of Syoaran Li and his comrades, the endless struggle to save what means most to him, and the sacrifices that are made in the process. At first glance, this series can start out to seem like another Light-Hearted Adventure that reaches its finale with no climatic ending. Don't let it decieve you. Once you get deeper into the plot, and increasingly attached to the characters, the whole story takes a dive into the depths of suspense and confusion. This series struck me at my core, with intense bursts of action, an unexpected flip of... See full review
Story: I usually enjoy manga by Arina Tanemura, and I did kind of like this one, but the story was rushed and it uses the 'I knew all along thing' thing way too many times, and many times becomes extremely improbable, with a sweet but kind of disappointing ending. I liked it, but not nearly as much as most of her other works Art: I always have and always will love Arina Tanemura's artwork. A little generic in some ways, maybe, but beautiful nonetheless. Admittedly, I prefer her recent style (examples in Gentlemen's Alliance Cross) to her older style, which Time Stranger Kyoko is drawn in, but it's still... See full review
I love this manga out of all the sport manga's i've read this is the best (admittily ((i know i spelt that wrong)) i havent read that may sport manga's) its a Must read in my oppinion.See full review
Kendo literally means 'the way of the sword' (or 'Japanese fencing' as my mother would explain if asked), and it's one of the most popular martial arts in Japan at junior, high school, and senior levels. I've done quite a fair bit of kendo, but unfortunately my local group disbanded two years ago. However, I'd noticed something rather odd in the world of manga - there weren't any series really dedicated to kendo. Well, none that's available on Western shores. Let's see, there's Musashi no Ken, Ippon, Kaiouki, I'm Teppei, and... that's about it. Kaoru from Rurouni Kenshin runs a kenjutsu dojo, but the main... See full review
When the licence for this manga was announced last year, I know of quite a few people (myself included) whose initial reaction was thus:
“You're releasing the manga, Yen Press? Why not the light novels!? And why aren't the Baccano! novels out in English when that show is an established hit?”
I eventually shrugged this off, seeing as the publishers aren't exactly enamoured with the idea of putting out translations of Japanese light novels and expecting to make profit. These books almost always get bunged into the manga section of book shops and libraries, and thus enjoy a very... See full review
Could you kill your best friend? This is the tag line that initiates the mother of all mangas. There is a reason Battle Royale tends to be on people's lists of "Must Read Manga", right up there with Neon Evangelion. It is that good. Believe the hype because it is true. Now, the nitty gritty. Story: It's the future and the Japanese government has decided to randomly select one 9th grade class to battle to death on national television each year. This totalitarian government does this (It is called The Program) in order to instill fear into its citizens and remind people just how weak they are. BR... See full review
I've been on a real manga kick recently. I've caught up to some of my favourite series, checked out spin-offs and popular series I never gave a chance, and discovered new series based on my likes and dislikes. One of the series I really liked (enough to get through four volumes, at least) was Midnight Children, a 2006-2009 manga by Tomu Omi, who I know for the fairly decent Barairo My Honey. The story revolves around Kaya, the private secretary to Kyohei Toma, the director of the Toma company. All is going well for her (despite Kyohei being quite sharp-tongued about her dress sense), until the day she... See full review
Bloodhound is about a schoolgirl called Rion, who is investigating the disappearance of her best friend Shihoko. She only has two things to go off of - one being a card Shihoko gave her before she went missing, and two, her knowledge that Shihoko was in love with a vampire. Rion heads to the shady escort club Krankenhaus (the German word for 'hospital' - a word I know well ever since I broke my collarbone on holiday in Germany and they charged me nearly 400 Euros for a 2km ambulance ride and a few X-rays), firmly believing all the male escorts at the club are vampires. However... See full review
Ah, Sugar Princess! You had just begun serialisation in Viz's magazine Shojo Beat when I first started ordering it at my local comic shop way back in 2007. Oh, the good old days... still, nobody would begrudge £4.25 for an imported monthly magazine. In that issue, there were a few series I knew of but couldn't follow because they were so far into their run that nothing really made sense to me. Of course, I was also a big fan of Vampire Knight at the time, but as my dear old mother said, issuing an ultimatum, I either coughed up £6.99 every once in a while to buy the manga volumes, or paid... See full review
This is one of the funniest shojo manga I have ever read. No word of a lie. And it has one of the cutest stories. All the guys, Ranmaru, Kyohei, Takenaga, and Yuki... well, they're gorgeous in a rather effiminate way. XD It's also a lot of fun to watch Sunako constantly drive them crazy with her refusal to do anything girly. I've read several chapters and had a big grin on my face throughout. However, the one critique I could have is that Sunako maybe took her rejection a little bit too hard, a little bit too... melodramatically. I've been rejected by guys before, but I didn't turn into some... See full review
This manga is highly appealing, as most high-school shojo stories are. It is like Gakuen Alice by Higuchi Tachibana - girl goes to secretive school that is especially for children with special powers. However, this lacks the charm and the story GA had... Neko, our main lead, is quite sweet and tolerable. She begs and begs and begs (yes, this happens a few times in the beginning of the manga) for the teachers to give her a place, while they begrudgingly give her the okay, and trap her within the school gates the moment they have her. Neko has just enrolled at a school for shapeshifters, and must keep her... See full review
Once upon a time, V was 12 years old. It was 2004, and her mother had taken her out shopping. However, back then there was a bookshop called Ottakar's, and to V's total and utter surprise, there was a little carousel filled to the brim with manga. Manga! This magical commodity she had only read of, as nowhere in her area stocked it, and she spent her days out sadly flipping through the sci-fi/horror/world cinema sections of Virgin Megastores and other DVD outlets hoping there would be some anime there. Naturally, she grabbed two manga which caught her eye, one of which was Pita-Ten, the focus of this... See full review
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