Author Archive for Emily Serven

Strobe Edge, vol. 1

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Story Ninako Kinoshita had never been in love until the most popular boy in school, Ren Ichinose, accidentally breaks her cell phone charm on a train ride. Despite her thinking that was her last encounter with him, he replaces the…

Shugo Chara, vols. 1-9

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Story Amu is an unintentionally popular girl who wants to change who she is. One night, she wishes to be her true self, had she not been so popular. The next morning, she wakes up to find in her bed…

Aria: The Scarlet Ammo

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Story – Aria: The Scarlet Ammo is about butei, crime fighters approved by the government who train in specialized fields. The female protagonist Aria Kanzaki is a butei ranked Level S, the highest level of a butei. In almost complete…

Vampire Knight: Guilty

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Story- The story takes place in a school composed of a day class and a night class. The day class is composed of people you would find anywhere in your daily life. The night class, however, is composed completely of…

Naruto Shippuden Box Set 8

Story- Wanting to improve as always, Naruto is training to be able to synchronize his attacks with toads to greatly increase their power. However, being someone who prefers getting stronger faster, he’s having a hard time with the slower teaching…

Soul Eater NOT! Volume 1

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Story- Soul Eater NOT! is a spin off story of the popular shounen manga Soul Eater (a personal favorite). The story takes place before the events in Soul Eater and it’s recommended that you read Soul Eater first so you’re…

Genshiken Omnibus, vol. 1

Story- The story centers around an otaku club, the Genshiken (Society for the Study of Modern Visual Arts) at a college in Japan. It follows two main characters, Kanji Sasahara and Saki Kasukabe, both dealing with the otaku subculture. Sasahara…

Delotra Quest, vol. 1-6

Story- This manga is an adaptation of a children’s series by Emily Rodda and is told in a classic children’s story format. The Kingdom is in darkness, there’s only one hope (our hero), and he comes, he sees, and he…

Shugo Chara Chan!, vol. 1-3

Warning: I’m far enough out of the intended age range for the audience of these books, but I will keep this review as fair as possible knowing that fact. Story- There’s no contiguous story in these three volumes. At max…