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Full Moon (Arina TANEMURA)

DarkDollmaker's avatar
Oct 1, 2012

I have to say this now: the end... was almost unecessarily sappy and cheesy. Or rather, it went from unnecessarily sappy to unnecessarily cheesy. But I still loved it. The characters were wonderful. I loved Mitsuki, Takuto and Meroko from the moment I saw them. The whimsicle animal-eared appearance of the shinigami really detracted from the gloomy atmosphere that shinigami tend to bring to instead help the comedic air that most of Tanemura's series tend to have. And yet it got serious and sad at all the right moments. I'll admit that I had a lump in my throat a few times as I read this series, with all the... See full review

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

A Drifting Life

Thrawn's avatar
Sep 30, 2012

A Drifting Life has been at my library for lord knows how long. Sitting there, amongst all the short volumes of more known works and volumes numbering in the teens. Picked it up when it finally dawned on me that it was on my to-read list and immediately started on it when I got home. What ensued wasn't a fast-paced tour-de-force or a high intensity rollercoaster or anything that encompassed speed or particularly excitement. What it was was history, life, the old way and a realistic view on a budding mangaka. This was the age of Tezuka, as the A-P description states. It was an old era, where rental book... See full review

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

Gantz

JtkBasketball's avatar
Sep 23, 2012

I had always wanted to read Gantz, but all the reviews and stuff I would find said how mature themed it was. It would say something like, "If you like a lot of boobs and tons of unneeded bloody scenes than this is for you." That kind of thing turned me off from reading it, but eventually I gave in. One of the best decsions of my life. 
Story: There are three arcs to Gantz. An introduction one, a middle one, and a finale. That is not very descriptive, but that is how it goes in my mind. One sets up the next very well. So basically you die and are sent to the Gantz room. The Gantz room... See full review

10/10 story
9.2/10 art
9.5/10 characters
9.8/10 overall

Jisatsutou

JtkBasketball's avatar
Sep 23, 2012

Story: This story is about a boy who commits suicide but fails. He then signs a contract and is sent to an island filled with other suicidal people. The story moves along well and is very realistic. There are mysteries and action scenes throughout. I really enjoy the survival aspect of it. The survival on its own is good, but it becomes much more interesting because it involves suicidal people. Watching a group of people who have already tried to kill themselves find the will to survive and the meaning of their life is very interesting. It is sometimes the little things that keep us going, or even the... See full review

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

Cage of Eden

KingArthur13th's avatar
Sep 20, 2012

If you haven't read it start reading it. Cage of Eden is by far one of the best ongoing manga today and combines some of the best genres into an beautifully put together masterpiece. Panty shots, loli, horror, tragedy, intense violence, adventure, romance, psychological, mystery, giant extinct animals, and perseverance describes what this manga is all about. Cage of Eden centers around a young teen named Akira Sengoku and his classmates who returning home from a trip to Guam. The plane he, his classmates and others are on board soon crash land on a mysterious island which is inhabited by prehistoric... See full review

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

Re:Birth - The Lunatic Taker

KingArthur13th's avatar
Sep 20, 2012

Re:BIRTH The Lunatic Taker is an amazing, tragic, action packed manhwa (Korean Manga) that deserves more chapters than it has. Re:Birth is brought to us by the famous Korean manhwa artist Lim Dall-Young, the creator of Unbalance X2, Black God, The Legend of Maian, Koimoku and Freezing. The short 29 chapter long manhwa focuses on the life of a wimpy teenager named Reiji and his yandere older sister named Ayaka. In this world lies angel like creatures known as Tenshi and during every full moon, these creatures swarm the world in an moment between time and space where they feed upon the souls of humans (The... See full review

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

No Matter How I Look at It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular!

KingArthur13th's avatar
Sep 20, 2012

"It's not my fault I'm not popular" is a manga by Tanigawa Nico who is also the author of "Choku!". The manga centers around a socially awkward, socially inept, shy shut in named Kuroki Tomoko who has just entered high school and is searching for someone to call a friend or a boyfriend. Tomoko has absolutely no social skills, can barely hold a conversation longer than a minute and considers hellos and goodbyes as some of her most successful attempts at conversing with people. Deep down she wants to have friends and be able to talk with boys normally, but doesn't have the nerves or social... See full review

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

Genju no Seiza

Murdacion's avatar
Sep 18, 2012

The story follows a high-school student named Fuuto Kamishina who has recurring dreams of  being attacked by a flock of birds.  As the story develops Fuuto finds out he is the "True" heir to the throne of a mystical kingdom known as Dhalashar. Its a good read, but I continue to get stalled on it.  It does incorporate a lot of Japanese astrology and divinities into it - actually thats probably the largest part of the story.  Fuuto continues to develop "powers" either by accident or through the help of his guardians.  Not sure how it will turn out or if I will even... See full review

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

Noblesse

ali0889's avatar
Sep 16, 2012

Genre:
Shounen, supernatural, comedy, action, mystery, drama Story Noblesse is an amazing Korean manhwa about a man named Rai who awakens after being asleep for 820 years. After he awakens he takes on the looks of a high school student and unknowingly meets an acquaintaince of his, named frankenstein, who also happens to be the chairman of the highschool he wandered into.  From then on Rai decides to stay enrolled at the school as a student in order to learn about the 820 years he happened to miss.  All the while making new friends at the school, learning about the new technology, customs... See full review

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

Ability Shop

NicoNicoDesu's avatar
Sep 16, 2012

Is this my first one-shot manga review? Booyah! Story: Toshiki-kun is "inept," and cannot seem to do anything school-related particularly well. He's a little upset about it, but then he finds the "Ability Shop" (think Yuko-san's shop in "XxXHolic") and is able to be granted any ability. However, he loses some of his life span every time. Soon after, he's no longer viewed as worthless by his classmates, and he is happy. No spoilers (despite the fact that this is only a chapter long), but I will say that the ending is one of those "Let's eff up our moral and make this... See full review

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

Velvet Kiss

MikeSinner's avatar
Sep 13, 2012

Seeing as how there's no synopsis or anything,
the stroy starts with a salaryman who seems to have just found his lucky streak, but soon finds the good luck to take a turn for the worse when he finds himself shouldered with a huge debt of 80.000.000 Yen. The company that had got him into the debt though has a strange suggestion for him to freeze his debt on the condition he befriends a certain person.
That's where it starts to get more and more complicated because this person turns out to be a whimsical girl who can just order him around at any time she pleases, while he still has his own job to hang... See full review

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

Open Sesame

Nusakan's avatar
Sep 7, 2012

This is my first review so I apologize for how bad it may be. But since this manga doesn't have any reviews I wanted to post one.

I want to start off by saying that I really enjoyed the manga. The flow of it and setting fit well for me. However I will try to review it without being too biased based on my own personal preferences.  

We'll start off with the story. For the most part, the story/plot is weak. It drops hints throughout of a major event that occurred, but it takes until near the end to tell you what it is. The rest of the manga is random events or encounters with new or... See full review

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

Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches

fluffybunnifeet's avatar
Sep 6, 2012

From the 2 volumes I have read so far, this is quite an entertaining read!  Story: Yamada, the school deliquent accidently falls down the stairs kissing the schools brightest student, Shiraishi and switching body's with her. Switching body's with someone is a story we have all heard before, but Yoshikawa Miki makes it her own and a good page turner, it has a little bit of romance without the added melodrama and plenty of comedy. Although if you're offended by panty shots then I recommend to stay away from this one.  Art: Not bad but nothing special either. Although I... See full review

5/10 story
7.5/10 art
6/10 characters
6.5/10 overall

24 Colors - Hatsukoi no Palette

LydiaShi's avatar
Sep 6, 2012

I LOVE THIS STORY!!!! The art is awesome. I love the story, its so sweet. How a girl falls in love with another fellow painter. Also, it isn't romance packed to the core where everyone is lovey dovey. It's......... simple and straightfoward and draws you in. The characters are also realistic. It's not like other manga's where the guys are all perverts and the girls are all stupidly dense or superly aggresive. They are like any other person in your typical school classroom. This manga is a must read. GO READ IT NOW!

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

King of Hell

MajehSama's avatar
Sep 5, 2012

It’s been over 10 years now since this series has been first released in South Korea and after a decade later it’s still one of the best manhwa series that I’ve read and still going strong in South Korea. When I first started reading King of Hell I never expected this series to last as long as it has. The series introduces our protagonist going by the name of Majeh in sort is kind of like a soul reaper that collects souls and brings them over to the next world for the King of Hell. When some evil spirits started escaping to the living world, the King of Hell had Majeh’s spirit... See full review

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

Love Letter (Kouji SEO)

MikaShinigami's avatar
Sep 5, 2012

Oh god, I can't describe how much I LOVE, LOVE, absolutely LOVE this manga. It might only have two chapters but it made me cry like crazy. My point isn't that it made me cry or anything like that but the plot itself. This is the first manga I read that was completely logical and had a pure romance ( not that there aren't others but ). It was a simple story, a story that was common a lot of people in the world war. But just seeing it like that, the letter he wrote to her in the end, I really couldn't stop crying. In both actions and the letters, love was expressed so strongly and purely that it really... See full review

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

.hack//Legend of the Twilight

anmanre's avatar
Sep 4, 2012

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

Naruto

JtkBasketball's avatar
Sep 3, 2012

Naruto in a nutshell is about a young screw-up orphan who is determined to become the Hokage (leader and most powerful ninja in the village) of The Hidden Leaf Village. Naruto is a very fun read because Naruto starts off as a weak and incompatent fool. As time progresses, he slowly becomes very powerful. It is a very slow progression so it seems more realistic. Also, unlike some other manga/animes even weak characters can beat stronger ones. In Dragonball and Bleach only the main characters could beat someone important, but this is not always the case in Naruto.  The story in ridiculously deep... See full review

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

Tom Sawyer

MordredMS's avatar
Aug 31, 2012

When I bought this one-volume manga I didn’t know yet Takahashi Shin, the author, as the genius who created “She, the ultimate weapon” (also known as “The last love song on this little planet” or “Saikano”), one of the masterpieces that, in my opinion, make the medium of manga worth defending as art. Actually not based but rather inspired by Mark Twain’s book (which, as a side note in this premise, at the time of writing I have yet to read…I know, shame on me…), this is the story of one girl’s summer adventure into adulthood.
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9/10 story
10/10 art
9.5/10 characters
9.7/10 overall

Voice Over! Seiyu Academy

Shanalogic's avatar
Aug 30, 2012

• I rly love this manga. :DDD So i might be biased. OH WELL~ • Btw if ur too lazy to read, u can just skip to 'Overall' part. -.- Story: Its a very unique story about seiyuus (voice actors) in training!!! The main character is a girl named Hime Kino, who wants to be a seiyuu becuase she was inspired by a person named Sakura Aoyama. But the problem is, she really sounds like a gorilla or an old geezer when shes under pressure, and ends up in the lowest class possible (but she makes some friends). After that it seems Hime has a talent for voice acting, and becomes a seiyuu as a guy and a penname... See full review

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

No Matter How I Look at It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular!

DreamSaint's avatar
Aug 29, 2012

It's Not My Fault That I'm Not Popular! Author(s): Tanigawa Nico Genre(s): Slice of Life, Shonen Status: Ongoing Other Work from Author: Choko! / Chokko! Based on: 10 Chapters from 25. Type: Web-Manga Story: Tomoko Kuroki is a young girl awaiting her high school life. With a lot of romantic expierence and more than one hundred male admirers this is going of a good start, isn't it? Though this might've been interesting to read, she's a total Neet without any expierence in social life and not knowing the reason why. She never had a real converrsation, aside from her brother but that was years... See full review

6/10 story
7/10 art
8/10 characters
7.5/10 overall

Darker Than Black

PinkyIvan's avatar
Aug 28, 2012

Have to say I am dissapointed. 20 bucks spent and Hei gets a soul and feelings for a girl who he should have killed. So basicly I was expecting cool Hei and he was ruined. So sad. It will look nice on my shelf but there is no need for you to read this.

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

Battle Royale

NicoNicoDesu's avatar
Aug 26, 2012

The novel "Battle Royale" is an incredibly well-done character-driven survival story. Of course I wanted to read the manga! (A quick note: "Battle Royale" is one of those stories which is difficult to review without spoiling. Spoilers will be marked, though.) Story: In the Republic of Greater East Asia, there is a reality TV show called "The Program." On it, students fight to the death. Nanahara Shuya is a popular, rock-and-roll-loving student. One day, instead of having a class trip, his classmates and he learn that they are the newest participants in the "BR... See full review

7/10 story
4/10 art
7.5/10 characters
5.5/10 overall

Kasutoro Shiki

Thrawn's avatar
Aug 24, 2012

It took me a minute to type the summary of this review: The fuck? You see it in the title: Abstract. This is some real- man, I can't even begin to explain it to you. You probably wouldn't get it. "2D panels translating into anal bleeding 3D", you say? "What else is there?" your peeble, feeble mind asks. God, it's so much more than that. This is a work of art that is so fucking insane and represents the juxtaposition of- that it's just-  factory of fucks, you wouldn't even appreciate it or understand it even if I tried to explain it. Quite simply, if Lord of the Ring is his... See full review

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

Taisougi

Thrawn's avatar
Aug 23, 2012

I'll be honest, I laughed at this one. Might have been from some brain contagion corruption, the amount of fetishes it packs in in 20 pages or how completely eye fucking crazy it is. Most of his stuff is off the wall and has some crude sexual content that might scar the brain and some shitty art and this one has it's fair share of it, that and on par. There's no main character but it's snippits of other people and their fucked lives of getting the wrong room. It's perverse, it's twisted, it's Kago and it's quotable! "Lift your ass, bitch, I've got to tear you apart!" Mileage may vary... See full review

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

Children Can't Choose Their Parents

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Aug 22, 2012

This is... definitely one of the most interesting premises of a manga grounded in the real world, ever. This story is about a man who decides to introduce his girlfriend to his best friend, and in only nine pages, manages to go through what is... almost definitely the most traumatic thing to ever happen to this guy, I think. Uhm. The characters work for the little bit they are there, given that there are only three of them. There is the main guy, who is hopelessly in love with his girlfriend and can't see why people would think it is 'wrong,' even though it is most definitely very very very wrong... See full review

?/10 story
?/10 art
?/10 characters
4/10 overall

Mugen Spiral

NicoNicoDesu's avatar
Aug 22, 2012

Back when Tokyopop was the manifestation of Kami-sama (at least, in my mind), I saw a bunch of advertisements for an interesting manga called "Mugen Spiral." I finally got around to reading the damn thing only recently. Story: The premise sounds really good, if you're a fan of "InuYasha" or shoujo. (And there should be A LOT of people who fit that description). Suzuka Yaoyi is a teenager in a long, long, long, LOOOOOOONNNNNNNG line of family mystics. A million demons want her power, so they try to defeat her (but, unfortunately for them, Yaoyi always manages to find the Mew Aqua and... See full review

3.5/10 story
4.5/10 art
3/10 characters
3.5/10 overall

Future Diary

squidybit's avatar
Aug 21, 2012

I like the concept a lot, and the art is nice (I like the style of drawing hair) but the characters so far don't seem to be very complex or realistic. This is a problem since the entire story is driven by how the characters play off each others' actions. The main characters is pretty relatable and believable even if he doesn't do much or have very complex emotions, (hey, he's a teenager) but his stalker doesn't make a lot of sense, (if she's the popular girl, why didn't she just tell him she liked him? She's obviously not shy about it. Stalkers stalk from a lack of confidence..) and so far none of the... See full review

7/10 story
7.5/10 art
4/10 characters
5.5/10 overall

Aiomou Hito - Sex Friend

MikaShinigami's avatar
Aug 21, 2012

I actually wanted to talk about the third story but I'll probably talk about everything as a whole. Story 9/10 :  The plots for the 1st, 2nd and last were quite cliché, not so groundbreaking but the characters weren't overly annoying or defenseless. My favourite has to be the 3rd one, I suddenly realised that tears had unknowingly leaked out of my eyes at the last page. It's strange how it just gripped me like that, the ending was absolutely, completely unexpected. Also, there wasn't excess smut, just really light ones so people should be able to stomach it without the urge to puke... See full review

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

Let's Fight Ghost

BlueKat12's avatar
Aug 19, 2012

MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS UP TO CHAPTER 10!!! Okay, I only made it to chapter 10 before dropping it. Why? The art made everything look odd in my opinion it kept making me shift from "Oookaay" to "wtf?" to "Ew! GROSS!"(all though this is probably because i'm a girl :P ) and to "LMAO" then all the way back to "Oookaay" and "WTF IS GOING ON!?" Is it suppose to be romance or action or what in terms of genre? the whole thing itself is just, i dunno how to describe it.  Bottom line is, it couldn't keep my interest. It confused me and I don't... See full review

?/10 story
?/10 art
?/10 characters
1.5/10 overall

Mamacolle

Sugerrush's avatar
Aug 13, 2012

This is a really cute story, perfect if you just to read something that will make you happy. The manga is about a girl that want the new pet, baby. Everyone else has one, accept her. One day see find three babies and finally she have her beloved pets. 
The story is super sweet. The babies are really cute and her friend that is in love with her are even cuter.  If you like cute mangas you wil love this one, a really nice read when you just want something easy and happy. 

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

Eureka Seven

Komirai's avatar
Aug 12, 2012

Of the many merits the Eureka Seven anime hold, the series is well-known for its outstanding soundtrack and slick animation. So naturally, the question that dwells on the mind of anyone who is considering the manga is: "Would the manga adaptation fare well within a medium devoid of these things?" The answer is "yes". With a darker and more mature story, great artwork, and extremely engaging drama, the Eureka Seven manga is well worth the time of newcomers and anime veterans alike.

The story centers around the adventures of Renton Thurston, who upon meeting a peculiar mecha-riding... See full review

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

Tomoyo After - Dear Shining Memories

Komirai's avatar
Aug 12, 2012

I must say this was very enjoyable read despite its short length.

Story: Simply outstanding story, as expected from KEY. An excellent story from start to finish, however I did find a few things confusing such as Tomoya's memory loss, like many of KEY's works, its a finely tuned story.

Art: I wouldn't say it is a masterpiece in artwork, but the drawing is well done nonetheless. A good mixture of fights, touching moments, and chibis here and there.

Character: A small cast of characters, but definitely one that I loved very much. However, from what I have seen in the Clannad anime... See full review

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

Clannad

Komirai's avatar
Aug 12, 2012

“Shall I take you away, to the place where dreams come true” A quote that tells almost everything about this Manga or anime or light novel its all connected to that one dream world where your every wish comes true!

I have gathered every single of my thoughts about these series from Manga , light novel and anime so here it is:

If we are talking about reality and love that is meant to be the writer of this Manga told us a story that makes us literally cry With tears of joy or tears of sadness Adding events one after another he created world of Pain and Never ending happiness. With... See full review

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

Fly High!

darklight60's avatar
Aug 12, 2012

 I Love this manga! It was interesting from the start. The Main Character Will keep you on edge because you never know what she will do~ *Spolier Alert* It's interesting because it goes from 1 friend to many then back to 1 and eventually...A LOVE TIRANGLE xD well i dont wanna spoil it for you to much so READ IT :D

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

Da Capo

Komirai's avatar
Aug 9, 2012

Story - 6

Junichi Asakura is a pretty normal Japanese teenager in a typical harem world. He will encounter various girls, and eventually have to make a decision on one of them, whether the read likes the outcome of said decision or not. The day-to-day antics can be amusing; the personalities of some of the girls gel together well. Other than that, there's nothing special at all here, so don't expect anything out of the ordinary for a harem series.

Art - 8

I did enjoy the artwork quite a bit. All the female designs are quite KAWAII I would say. It kept me going through some of the... See full review

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

Akuma de Koibito.

akumachan's avatar
Aug 8, 2012

Cute story, shows how the heroine feels very well, the boy's also cute, he doesn't express his feelings very well and you may feel frustrated reading it. But in the end, a nice story

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

Alice in the Country of Hearts

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Aug 8, 2012

This is a review for Soumei Hoshino's reverse harem manga called "Alice in the Country of Smexy Bishounen." The Japanese name is "Smexy Bishounen no Kuni no Alice." It's supposed to be based off of Lewis Carroll's classic tale. I've read the original book and, well, this isn't very similar. Story: The story of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" has been retold many times and in many media. The animated Disney® movie is fantastical and lovable and probably one of my favorite movies (and is pretty faithful to the book). The one with Johnny Depp is a total letdown, and it's... See full review

4/10 story
5.5/10 art
4.5/10 characters
4.5/10 overall

12 O'Clock Bell Rings

akumachan's avatar
Aug 8, 2012

the story went against the normal happy ever after and gave it a twist, I was surprised, I liked the story but the ending was a complete horror and kinda disgusting

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

Rust Blaster

BlueKat12's avatar
Aug 6, 2012

Perfect Score! I loved this manga, I hated how short it was though. I'm not going to say anything else because then there would be spoilers. What I am going to say though is I RECCOMEND THIS! Vampire lovers, Tragedy Lovers, and people like that, you will LOVE this.

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

Boku ni Natta Watashi

BlueKat12's avatar
Aug 6, 2012

Okay, I haven't read much Shoujo so far but this is an ok manga. Only thing is, I wouldn't reccomend it unless you've had the birds and the bees talk from your parent/gaurdian...if you don't even know what i mean, then you probably shouldn't read it.

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

Darker Than Black

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Aug 5, 2012

I thought the "Darker than Black" anime was a kickass action show, so I was thrilled to find the manga (it came second, just saying). I eagerly read it, and can easily say... THEY TOTALLY EFFED UP THE ANIME! Story: There are basically two intertwining scenarios in the manga's two volumes. The first follows a young girl named Kana. Her dad is dead, but, one day, she sees him walking down the street. Kana is startled, but then is determined to find him once again. Her only lead is the name he said--"Klang." (At least, I THINK it's Klang. I don't really care.) She's strolling along... See full review

4/10 story
5.5/10 art
3/10 characters
4/10 overall

Fruits Basket

NicoNicoDesu's avatar
Aug 2, 2012

I reviewed the anime version of "Fruits Basket" a while ago, and I hate the low review I gave it. This being the first manga I continued after reading volume 1 (okay, it was actually volume 6, but shut up!), I truly love it. Here, to complement my review of the anime, is my review of the manga. Story: Honda Tohru is a goody-goody girl living on her own in the woods. After the tragic death of her mother and father, she was to live with her family. However, since she didn't want to burden them (and because their rude and inconsiderate of her feelings), she decided to make it on her own. So, she... See full review

7/10 story
6.5/10 art
7.5/10 characters
7/10 overall

Puchi Houndo

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Aug 2, 2012

There are some days when it'd be better to just stay in bed... so says Kazuma, an apprentice demon-hunter, on the day when he finds a strange creature in the forest. It's not a bloodthirsty monster, but a young half-human, half-dog girl. Just what type of creature is she? And why does Kazuma sees her at his school right after escaping from the encounter?

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

Garden (Yuichi YOKOYAMA)

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Aug 1, 2012

STORY Despite the middling score I'm giving this, Garden is far from average. I've read a fair share of manga, but have yet to see anything else quite like it, and the atypicalness of the thing makes it difficult to shove into a tidy 10pt scale. As for the actual plot: Some characters break into a garden and explore. Granted, it's not a normal garden: instead of trees and various shrubbery there are huge, inorganic structures. But that's it. There's no drama, no mystery, no conflict beyond "how do I cross this river made of balls?" or "why is there a mountain made of glass?". Though... See full review

?/10 story
?/10 art
?/10 characters
5/10 overall

Glamorous Lip

bekybooo's avatar
Aug 1, 2012

A short series of one-shot yaois all interconnected (except for the last chapter) Not much of a story line but still quite gripping for each chapter. The Charaters in the first two chapters were both quite similar with a uke who longs for the seme but is still quite innocent, and a seme who has felt the same way all that time. Once you get to the third chapter the character personalities change alot. Then again with the forth chapter. To me the forth chapter was a little strange because of the shota involement but it was okay. The fifith chapter, was the chapter i found to be the best. It seemed to have... See full review

3/10 story
9/10 art
6/10 characters
5/10 overall

Rave Master

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Aug 1, 2012

 I started reading Rave Master after I started reading and watching Fairy Tail. I had high expectations for it since it was another one of Hiro Mashima's works. So when I read the first 100 chapters I wasn't disappointed at all!  The story is really good and it's very easy to get into it. It's very simple. Boy lives happily with his sister on an island, he meets a strange old man with a powerful weapon and he gets drawn in the old man's mission. The story is not complex at all and is really easy to understand. It is also very good and as it progresses there are some very nice... See full review

10/10 story
7/10 art
9/10 characters
8.5/10 overall

Ao Haru Ride

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Aug 1, 2012

This manga is great, and I say this because I'm not into shoujo manga, but this manga captured my interess and made me want more of it. I mean, the moment when Futaba and Kou meet for the first time it's genius, there's like this group of friends who want to play "cops and robbers". Futaba and a friend of hers join them and she ends up a robber. She then runs and finds the same exact hiding spot that kou chose. And it's just sweet how a simple game can join so many good emotions into a scene. And when they meet for the second time, both of them are completely different, as stated by Futaba in... See full review

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

Serial Experiments Lain: The Nightmare of Fabrication

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Jul 29, 2012

Before Serial Experiments Lain was made into an anime series, writer Chiaki J Konaka and artist Yoshitoshi ABe both collaborated on the story itself, and ABe created a doujinshi based upon their idea. This was a short one-shot doujin, yet didn't get too complicated for newcomers to not completely understand.  This doujin was Serial Experiments Lain: The Nightmare of Fabrication The concept of Serial Experiments Lain itself focuses a lot on reality and what defines it, what is God or what religion is, who we are and other things focused on identity and on communication. For those who have not seen... See full review

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

Makai Ishi Mephisto

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Jul 28, 2012

Doctor Mephisto is a man who is as skillful and handsome as he is mysterious and terrifying. He can cure any illness, heal fatal injuries, transform lead to gold, summon vicious monsters to do his bidding and perhaps even...revive the dead!?

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