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The Stories of Those Around Me

wasabiwars's avatar
Jul 4, 2016

This story follows a group of friends, each telling their own individual story. The creator really develops each character and spends time dedicating it to one particular character at a time as well as the group as a whole. It's pretty interesting to see where things go, and I feel like any reader can relate themselves with at least one of the characters. 

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

Itsuka Tomodachi ja Nakunaru to Shite mo

IzumiNagisaChan's avatar
Jul 3, 2016

The story is so fluffy and cute. It's only 4 chapters but I got attached to the characters in that short time. It's really short but it's a really cute manga and definitely worth reading. 

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

Renai Idenshi XX

SarinPoison's avatar
Jul 1, 2016

Single-sex society for the win!  I say sex because the characters are divided into men and women all the same and are expected to act different, so the society still basically has two main genders.  So many single-gender society manga are really weirdly backwards in that they still expect the world to opperate under the same sex/gender stereotypes, but that goes with the genre I guess. The story revolves around a new transfer student determined to shake the school by the foundations in order to get what she (he?) wants which is the restructuring of the government to allow for same-gender couples... See full review

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

Ever After

SarinPoison's avatar
Jul 1, 2016

Basically some of the famous fairy tales with a couple twists, the main one being all the couples are gay.  There are good, other twists as well like the beast being a bear (as in large, hairy gay man) instead of a literal beast.  The Cinderella story twist had me laughing so hard. The characters are what you'd expect.  They're the same characters retold again.  The art is good at times, bad at others.  You like it or you don't.  It was okay for me. The main kicker is that you'll want to know the original stories.  Cinderella and The Beauty and the Beast were all well... See full review

8/10 story
7/10 art
7/10 characters
7.7/10 overall

From Far Away

SailorMoonRocks's avatar
Jun 30, 2016

While transported to an unfamiliar world, Noriko has to learn the language and learn the ways of the new world. I found this very similar to Red River, where the main character is transported to a new world, where they meet the person they want to stay with. I really enjoyed this manga because Noriko shows a kind of strength you don't expect to see from someone in her situation. Reaching the end of the manga, I felt like I'd entered the light (you'll understand when you read to there) and I learned so much at the end! I truly felt refreshed from this manga and loved the ending and epilogue! If you are... See full review

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

Say I Love You.

LupaLunae's avatar
Jun 29, 2016

I really enjoyed this manga because of the characters. Each character, even the side characters, has something that they are dealing with, such as body-issues, bullying, regret, etc, which makes the characters feel more realistic. Also, the manga doesn't fall into the usual shoujo trap where it takes forever for the characters to relize their feelings for eachother. Instead, they realize pretty quickly. The story is well paced and I really enjoyed it. The art is also pretty good, and so is the adaptation.

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

Sakurasaku Shoukougun

CassieFleurs's avatar
Jun 27, 2016

This is one of the sweetest  Mangas I've ever read. The characters are so realistic and the story itself feels like it could be happening to you.The protagonist are struggling with becoming adults and choosing what is it they want of their lives at the same time trying to make sense of what loving someone means , the manager grasped the yearning that growing up means. The art is really well crafted and  flows natural while you read it.It is quite similar to the one from Silent Voice. If you like realistic and sweet love stories you will definetly love this.

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10/10 story
9.5/10 art
9/10 characters
9.8/10 overall

Gakuen Alice

yesenia's avatar
Jun 26, 2016

ok so gakuen alice was my very first manga that actually made me feel emotion and it is a beautiful manga i cried many times the story is about mikan sakura a 10 year old girl who is a bit of an air head and has a strong heart and a beatiful smile,she goes to japan to follow her best friend the cool beauty named hotaru imai who is an alice. a alice is a child that has a gift of a certain type hers is technology and can make a bunch of strange and useful machines for certain situations which you learn in chapter 2 and 3. so when hotaru leaves it takes a couple months until she decides to follow her to... See full review

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

Tonari no Koigataki

CassieFleurs's avatar
Jun 25, 2016

Seriously  Seriously It was all going good, I get it we all love a good love triangle and then out of nowhere with no warning whatsoever the story changed into a different one about badminton and it was also a love triangle  ,then for like 4 chapters we had that story, that's messed up. We were left with a gray but cliche cliffhanger in chapter 5 in which she was finally gonna decide between the 2 but when we finally went back to the main story they did a huge skip in time and she was already dating one of them !!, like how and she also suddenly super loved him, where is my development. This... See full review

6/10 story
4.5/10 art
0.1/10 characters
3.2/10 overall

Sengoku Youko

Victor02's avatar
Jun 25, 2016

Sengoku Youko is a must if you are into historical-action based manga.It differs a lot from the usual mangas and it's characters are very cool!It definetly needs an anime and I hope my words will be heard and they will someday make an anime out of it!!!

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

Ame no Hi no Iris (Light Novel)

SemilunarLiri's avatar
Jun 23, 2016

Iris on Rainy Days is, most prominently, a dark and engaging tale about loss and reclamation. Beyond the surface, Rainy Days is also lined with simplistic but meaningful symbolism. Make no mistake--Rainy Days is by no means light-hearted or faint-hearted. It does not pull its punches and it does not dare to suppress any of its views. Nothing is shoe-horned in to make the narrative more 'tasteful'. There is no hastily constructed, poorly thought-out romance subplot or an extremely happy or extremely depressing ending appearing out of left field based only on the writer's whims. Everything that occurs... See full review

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

Kamisu Reina Series (Light Novel)

SemilunarLiri's avatar
Jun 23, 2016

Perhaps you've heard of a little-known light novel that goes by the name of 'Utsuro no Hako to Zero no Maria', and perhaps you might've heard of the mass critical acclaim it has received. Widely considered to be one of the greatest light novels ever writtenーand rightly soーit's an understatement to say that HakoMari is highly regarded in the light novel community. Eiji Mikage, the author of HakoMari, has written several other works that are, unfortunately, typically overshadowed by this giant. Kamisu Reina is one such series. 

Much like HakoMari, Kamisu Reina is a psychological... See full review

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

Inari Konkon

TheCountess's avatar
Jun 20, 2016

Weeeell, i have to say I loved this manga. From the synopsis, I thought it would be interesting and it lived up to my expections and went above and beyond. The relationship of the main character Inari and Uka meld together to form a tangle of emotions not just between the two of them but also between their friends and family. It was sensitive when it needed to be and also funny and totally engaging. If you like romance not just between the main character but also between multiple people as well, you'd do to pick this up. The story is well written and the drama unfolds beautifully. 

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9/10 story
7.5/10 art
10/10 characters
8.9/10 overall

Hanshin

harvestmoon07's avatar
Jun 20, 2016

This was a great one shot about conjoined twins and their everyday struggles. While one sister is ugly but very intelligent, the other sister is beautiful and mentally challenged. The ugly sister is treated terribly because of her looks while the pretty sister is praised and called an angel because of her innocence of the world, which causes her to hate her sister. After a life changing surgery the ugly sister is given the chance she has always longed for, a chance to get away from her sister she has to constantly care for and be her own person. But all this comes at the at the cost of her sister's life... See full review

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

Uzumaki: Spiral into Horror

FullmetalDragon's avatar
Jun 20, 2016

This manga tries so hard to be dark and horrifying. Granted, it does manage to pull it off some of the time, especially at the beginning, but at other points it made me cringe at how hard it was trying.  A town, who's name you will probably not remember, is haunted by spirals. The pattern drives everyone there to insanity, and makes some pretty crazy things happen. It's hard to explain without spoiling the story, but believe me when I say some pretty messed up things happen, regardless of whether they make sense or add to the story.  As with most horror series, the characters are pretty much... See full review

6.5/10 story
8/10 art
5/10 characters
6/10 overall

Fake

IcyAnnie's avatar
Jun 18, 2016

By the heavens above, thank you for FAKE. After years and years of reading the same type of BL-manga, I have come to realize what a rare treasure Sanami Matoh’s FAKE truly is.
When Randy ‘Ryo’ MacLean starts working for the infamous 27th precinct, he is immediately teamed up with Dee Laytner in hopes that he will be able to bang some sense into the boisterous slacker. However, Dee proves himself to be quite a handful, who instead manages to rile the otherwise calm and level-headed Ryo up.
What I love about this series is that the two main characters don’t meet and instantly... See full review

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

Ten Count

Aerythrin's avatar
Jun 18, 2016

*As of chapter 31, as spoiler-free as possible* I don't read much manga (honestly it's just too darn expensive), I was scrolling through some manga online on a whim and I came across Ten Count. Shamelessly, I was entranced by the bishie on the cover. :D But what I got is a really heartwarming and pretty deep look at the relationship between two guys, one with Mysophobia, and the other of whom is a psychiatrist. Now, to begin; the story in itself is an interesting one. Mental illnesses are very rarely explored in anime (and if they are, they become a plot device or the source of comedy), and to my... See full review

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

Angel no Oka

brierbeauty's avatar
Jun 17, 2016

Exciting, charming, and original from start to finish! Definitely action-packed but balanced with adorable friendships and inspiring themes. I was impressed that I became attached to Luna, since at first she comes off as a boring character--pure and selfless, etc. But she is very genuine and not boring at all! Great manga! Exceeded expectations.

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

Magi

Gunpowder's avatar
Jun 16, 2016

I don't write reviews very ofton, so bear with me please.  I know this alreday looks like I am a stupid fangirl that is just hitting 10 in each category for the sake of fangirling, but let me explain... story: All over the world strange buildings caled dungeons appeared. They offer great treasures and also power to the ones who conquer them, but few dare to try, since many failed already and never returned. However, Alibaba decides to try his luck together with the strange kid Aladdin wh turns out to be a magican.  I can't tell you more because i don't want to spoil anything however the... See full review

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

Butter!!!

fuzzyirulz's avatar
Jun 15, 2016

Butter!!! is one of those kinda slow paced, high school setting, growing up/learn from your mistakes kinda mangas.  You're first introduced to your supposedly main character who is outgoing and looking to join the dance club to do some hip hop dancing.  The club turns out to be a ballroom dancing club.  In the club you have odd range of personalities: outgoing, cool, confident, quiet, pushover, etc... They come together to form a small dance club. 2 senpais and 4 inexperienced dancers.  As the members learn the ropes, they also learn to get to along with each other.They start... See full review

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

Black Bird

SailorMoonRocks's avatar
Jun 12, 2016

Wow! What to say indeed! I absolutely LOVED this manga!! The characters were so cute, showing so much growth from the beginning of the story to the end! Misao was such a strong character, showing a lot of strength in wanting to follow Kyou in the "unknown" path, only believing in their love for each other and everyone around them. Kyou, the ever protective and loving tengu (with a perverted side) showed so much, so much love toward Misao that if you were her, you'd even pick him! A lot of other themes, like sacrifice, loyalty, and understanding of other people, gained major story points from me... See full review

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

Their Christmas Wish Come True

casandra29's avatar
Jun 12, 2016

Read a christmas story in June? Why not? Should be entertaining right? Well... in this case not so much. Why? Cause it's filled with super depressed people who want to think their lives are more unfortunate than anyone else in this world. It's not a good look for a harlequin love story in my opinion, but it is true that opinion's differ greatly from person to person.  So as to the story. It had it's highlights. I especially enjoyed the part where the lead male took the lead female's book of "impossible dreams" which she used to wallow in her depression and made most of them come true. That... See full review

3/10 story
7/10 art
3/10 characters
4/10 overall

Royal Seductions

casandra29's avatar
Jun 12, 2016

Story: 3/10 - neither story was worth my time though there were a couple panels that were fun to read (that's out of the whole 2 stories I've read so far) Art: 2/10 - Horrible the characters all look the same as eachother with exception of some background characters. Sometimes the hair changes and the outfits change but the people themselves are identicle and they have triangle faces. Characters 3/10 - Awful, but there were a few scenes where the main female from the first story (the wife of the king) was interesting and funny. Overall: 2.5/10 - This is the best score I could give based on my own... See full review

3/10 story
2/10 art
3/10 characters
2.5/10 overall

Usotsuki Mi-kun to Kowareta Ma-chan - Totteoki no Uso

RickGrimes's avatar
Jun 10, 2016

Before reading this question yourself. DO YOU ENJOY PYSCHOPATHIC PSYCOPTAHS? Seriously this manga has the biggest idiotic psychopaths that I have ever seen. This was an adaption from a rather well-known LN in Japan, especially known for its tense mystery theme. Now either the Japanese were idiots to call this a good mystery (which I doubt) or the source material was really good. I haven’t read the source material yet and I never intent to. But the so-called mystery is nearly non-existent, if at all it’s a thriller with some mildly shocking events as it progresses. It’s not a... See full review

6/10 story
6/10 art
7/10 characters
6.3/10 overall

My Secret Brother

wilsonkristen17's avatar
Jun 9, 2016

I'm not finished with this manga, in fact I'm only on chapter 14. But the character development is constructed well, the art style is vivid and the story is unique to what I've read so far. However, on the site that I was reading it on, it makes you pay to read it after a certain chapter. Which, I understand, but I've personally never been comfortable giving out my credit card information online. So, I tried to find where I could purchase it elsewhere (preferably at a bookstore) but I cannot find it anywhere. I suppose it's because it's a new-ish manga series, but it is a little unnerving since I have... See full review

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

Nariyuki Makase no Tengu Michi

Kailenrulzu's avatar
Jun 8, 2016

This is a very good ecchi manga that has a decent plot with par drawings, with different characters. Considering this manga has no links or character information its no wonder why i am the first reviewer. Its also not surprising as well considering that only 40 people have read it, but it is surprising that only 64 have even started it 2 years after it ended. Anyway the main character gets a tengus mask after a card game bet when hes a young child and he uses it to disappate or defeat unsettled spirits. His power increases based on his level of lust. Its a quick read that is over too quick, that... See full review

9.5/10 story
7/10 art
8/10 characters
8.2/10 overall

The Night of the Wedding

casandra29's avatar
Jun 8, 2016

STORY: The Night of the wedding is a manga I'd rate as average for a harlequin romance. The story is about a budding romance between lifelong friends which is very down to earth and I find it refreshing for a harlequin since many of them are more like romantic fairy tales that could never happen in real life. The only real issue I had as far as the story is concerned was the abruptness of the ending. I've mentioned in other harlequin reviews before that I understand that it is hard to fit a novel into a one volume manga and still make the story good and for the most part this manga does well doing this... See full review

6.5/10 story
7/10 art
6/10 characters
6.5/10 overall

Last Game

AM3L14bug's avatar
Jun 8, 2016

This is my first Review ive writen so i hope it dosent sound too bad. Overall i tought the story was great every chapter it made Yanagi and Kojous relationship progress or decrease. It gave funny moments and sad momment which kept readers keep coming back for more. I liked all the characters axcept momoka, She acted as a snob to everyone except yanagi and i dont really like anyone who gets in the way of them two...

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

Lords of the Underworld: The Darkest Prison

casandra29's avatar
Jun 6, 2016

 I had the privilage to read this one for this months course on Balloons & Chapters. I was interested in the Lords of the Underworld Harlequin Series so I was glad it ended up being one of the 80 titles I was given this month. However, as it turns out, it wasn't as good as I had hoped.  Story: The first issue was that I had assumed from the Series title that it would be about demons, devils, monsters or something of that nature... but in fact it was a love story between a greek god and godess that were on opposing sides. The godess Nike, was on Zeus's side and the god Atlas was on... See full review

2/10 story
8/10 art
3/10 characters
4.5/10 overall

Nozomu Nozomi

RickNoel's avatar
Jun 6, 2016

I've said before that Gender Bender is the king of fanservice genres, and I will continue to say it every time I have the opportunity. Nozomu Nozomi, being somewhat fanservicey on its own anyway, is a prime piece of supporting evidence for this claim. I think every man, at some point or another, has wondered what it would be like to be a girl. And one fun thing about the genre is that the story completely changes depending on the circumstances of this alteration:  Does the protag become a girl for a minute? An hour? A day? Month? Year? Forever? Can he change back and forth? Can he do so at will?... See full review

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

Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto

Kailenrulzu's avatar
Jun 5, 2016

Don't take the score to be bad, it just an overall score this is one of those low scoring mangas that definately deserves to be read once, but only once. As of all my manga sources there are only 20 chapters not the 27 this and another site have but i digress. The story gets such a low score for many reasons it ends way to soon, but then again there was no end goal for series either just Sakamoto doing his thing being Sakamoto and the end fight never really happened; yet. Seeing as this mangaka likes to take a six month break... See full review

3/10 story
9/10 art
7/10 characters
6.3/10 overall

Futatabi

RinoaAeris's avatar
Jun 4, 2016

It's hard to believe this was Kentaro Miura's original style! Berserk has become so detailed and wild, with such a rich story and characters, compared to Futatabi which exudes 80's manga general style.
While the story is not particularly amazing, it follows some of the tendencies from american comic of that moment.
You can already observe him developing his first big and detailed backgrounds, and also characters that try to scape to a more westernized look.

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

The Gods Lie

LateFragment2016's avatar
Jun 1, 2016

This is a short, and essentially rather simple story at its heart, but my word, it is wonderful. 'The Gods Lie' is the story of 11 year old Natsuru Nanao, a football loving boy who has just moved to a new town with his mother, and Rio Suzumura, the tallest girl in their sixth grade class. Natsuru's football team has just accquired a new coach whom he dislikes, and in addition to this, he has been outcasted by one of the girls because he rejected one of them on Valentine's day, whereas Suzumura is isolated from everyone because of the secrets she carries- starting with the fact that she and her little... See full review

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

Skip Beat!

NyaThePanda's avatar
May 31, 2016

I really Liked this story. I found volume 1 at a library.  It's fun and the characters are good! I can't figure out how to read it on this website though...

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

Black Haze

LupaLunae's avatar
May 31, 2016

This is by far one of my favorites. When I first started reading it, I thought it was going to be one of those works that never explains any of its mysterious aspects and just expects the reader to forget about any plot holes. However this is NOT one of those series. All of the mysterous things and plot points get explained as the story goes on, and in a way that doesn't feel forced. It's nicely paced, with unique characters that each get their own back story explained at a time when it makes sense for the plot. The plot is not predictable, you never really know what's going to happen next, but it never... See full review

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

Haou Airen

SailorMoonRocks's avatar
May 30, 2016

Although I'm usually a big fan of Shinjo Mayu's work, Haou Airen really was not one that I could like, let alone enjoy. The characters fall in love way too quickly, especially Hakuron, who kidnaps Kurumi Akino in the first few chapters to come to Hong Kong. Disillusioned for pretty much the whole manga of the concept of love, Kurumi Akino constantly debates and questions both her love and his love for her. Scenes of consensual rape, murder, and violence are shown throughout the manga, so this is definitely not for the light-hearted romantic type of readers. Hakuron is seen at one point trying to leave the... See full review

6/10 story
8/10 art
5/10 characters
4/10 overall

Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki

TaigaTsundere's avatar
May 30, 2016

Wolf Children was a movie I loved. So when I saw the manga at chapters, I immediately bought it.  The story did not disappoint me at all. It is the same as the movie. It made me cry, just like I had cried after watching the movie.  The art is stunning. The artist drew the characters to fit perfectly with the story. In fact, I personally think the art in the manga is better than in the story. The characters are amazing, but I gave it a 9/10 because of Ame's decision. Overall, if you are a fan of wolf children, I would definitely recommend this. If you plan on buying it, buy the hard copy... See full review

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

Homunculus

helloitsmia's avatar
May 29, 2016

Hideo Yamamoto sucessfully created a story that explores the hollowness of humanity and how it damages people turning them into souless/shallow beings.   A gripping manga with a very interesting premise. Not something for the faint of heart, as the story deals with mature themes such as violence, rape, and major psychological issues that the characters had to deal with throughout. It is an intense manga with a blend of mystery, horror, and drama.  It also explores the fragility of humans, and how it expresses itself as "homunuculi" or in the form of monsters that is hidden in the... See full review

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

Only Sense Online

Medievalman22's avatar
May 27, 2016

<> Good but Incomplete <>
 ヽ(≧Д≦)ノ <I WANT MORE! I decided to start reading this as it reminds me of Sword Art Online (the names tho, rly) and I am currently waiting for more chapters to appear in this light novel based manga and have resorted to read the actual light novel due to my lack of patience (^^;). At the time of writing this review this manga only has 1 volume and 6 chapters. The light novel I am reading has 8+ volumes and 316+ chapters (the english translated one only has like 30 chapters at the moment), so the manga should have... See full review

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

To Aru Majutsu no Index (Light Novel)

TheIceQueen's avatar
May 24, 2016

Honestly, this is my favorite light novel. I really the anime and I saw some of the novels in a bookstore near where I live so I thought what the heck? and I bought 'em. My expectations were around 6.5 or 7,I'd place the anime around 7 or 7.5, but I thought a book wouldn't really capture the action and character interaction as well. boy was I wrong. Story: The story takes place in a technologically advanced city full of different kinds of schools, appropriately named academy city. In this city students are taught to use psychic abilities. They are ranked levels 0 to 5, five being the strongest and zero... See full review

9/10 story
7/10 art
9.7/10 characters
9.5/10 overall

Bokura wa Bara no Ko

N1N1's avatar
May 24, 2016

Two words: ABSOLUTE MASTERPIECE. If you read the summary your impression will surely be that this manga is not a remarkable one. Just another one you'll read which plot you'll be able to anticipate to the point there's no excitement nor whatsoever... Well, let me tell you, you're all wrong.
It does starts being a cheesy, lovely and most of all, adorable story with some points of drama. However, as you advance, as you read the plot becomes dark, tragic and twisted. Out of all the characters, the most remarkable are Inori, Yuki and, of course, the alien. These three are more than what they seem at first... See full review

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

Kemono wa Hana no Yume wo Miru ka

N1N1's avatar
May 24, 2016

I felt disgusted while reading this manga. Basically the main character, Hana, is raped and fucked against her will throughout the whole story. You CAN'T read a page without finding, at least,  a maleness comment.  The male lead is a possesive maniac who treats Hana like a sex toy and opress her to the point she blames herself for THE SLIGHTLEST SILLY THING like, for instance, cooking or colapsing at school. I HATED IT.

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

Boku Girl

Medievalman22's avatar
May 22, 2016

=^w^= <>Splendid Fun<> =^w^= I am waiting for chapter 76 and in the meantime I decided to write a review that may contain mild spoilers out of boredom. I am not a patient man... (╥﹏╥). Boku Girl is the first manga created by Sugito Akira, I think he has done exceptionally well, perhaps to make a good impression or something.
Currently I do believe that this is much better in comparison to the other manga using the gender-bender thing (don't judge meh ;-;) and would gladly recommend this to anyone as long as they're fine with seeing lewd... See full review

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

Buso Renkin

MegaTen's avatar
May 20, 2016

Buso Renkin is a really fun manga, not because the story is especially good (though it's not the worst I've read by far), but due to the comedy (which is brilliantly funny at times) and the memorable protagonists throughout the series. Firstly, Kazuki. Though rather generic himself, he's fun to read about because of his interactions with others and how he effects them. Tokiko on the hand is a wonderful character in her own right, with a brilliant catchphrase ('I'll splatter your guts!') and all the aggression to back it up. The fact that to discover her full backstory you have to read a not so great second... See full review

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

Only Sense Online

cacicu0001's avatar
May 19, 2016

great manga ~! useless sense turn out to be profitable and a good support nice ~

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

Pet on Duty

ffbfran's avatar
May 19, 2016

This is amazing. Sweet and adorable and I would read it over and over. The character are funny and end up being deeper than you would think for something so short. I would love this to continue. Even after the couple gets together the story is endearing and funny. I must find more like this :)

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

Planetes

BlackShipSailor's avatar
May 19, 2016

Makoto Yukimura delivers a strong performance in his first major work in a rather down-to-earth sci-fi story covering the lives of garbagemen IN SPACE.

STORY There's relatively little plot here, at least in the sense of big, overarcing events that the cast reacts to. The lives of the characters take center stage. That's not to say there are no developments or ongoing storylines, it's just that events don't drive this series but rather the characters do. There is a strong recurring theme of what the social, political, and personal ramifications of humanity starting to truly take its first steps away... See full review

7/10 story
9.5/10 art
8/10 characters
8/10 overall

Orange Planet

emartinez206's avatar
May 17, 2016

It was really funny and cute I love the triangle the characters are in and their personalities just make it so much more enjoyable. Definitely two thumbs up.

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

Saikano: Love Story, Killed

casandra29's avatar
May 17, 2016

STORY: The idea behind this manga's story is not bad. It's actually pretty unique. If the story was presented right and it was blessed with a less retarded translator it could have came out more than decent... unfortunately this wasn't the case. So because of the crappy childish translator, the oneshot does things that no actual professional writer in literature of any kind would do. What the translator does is force readers to listen to their personal opinions and genralisations about the story's content during the stories beginning and ending as if it was part of the manga itself. It's not... See full review

2/10 story
7/10 art
4/10 characters
3.5/10 overall

Long Vacation

hamletsmage's avatar
May 16, 2016

In the fan fiction world, there is a phrase "plot, what plot?" And I think it applies to this one shot rather well. The premise is that the two men have been friends for 14 years, and friends-with-benefits for about 5 years. And that's about it.  Story: It's the sex scene from every yaoi without the courtship or drama. (Sarcastic Hurray!) Ok, there's a little drama since one of the guys doesn't really consider himself gay, but it's never really played out. Maybe if it had been longer, it would have had some depth.  Art: it's not the greatest, and I've seen better yaoi out there, but... See full review

?/10 story
?/10 art
?/10 characters
3/10 overall