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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…

Danza

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In Danza, Creator Nasume Ono (Not Simple) presents an uneven collection of short stories surrounding the bonds of human relationships through parenthood, friendship, brotherhood, and, in the most touching story, cross-cultural family by marriage. The first story is pat and…

Arisa, vol. 1-3

Twin sisters Arisa and Tsubasa look alike, but couldn’t be more different. Tsubasa is known as the Demon Princess to her classmates. She’s as tough as nails and, even if she does have good intentions, often acts without thinking. Arisa…

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…

Codename: Sailor V, volume 2

Codename: Sailor V is to Sailor Moon what the Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie is to the Buffy the Vampire Slayer television series. It’s almost there, has many of the same elements, but doesn’t have quite the same oomph that…

Codename: Sailor V, volume 1

Many Americans got their first taste of anime through the television show Sailor Moon. Due to the popularity of the television show, the now defunct U.S. publishing division of Tokyopop released the manga in 1998 to American audiences. Over the…

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…

Monster Hunter Orage, vol. 1

What I’m reviewing today is a cookie cutter, wait, no it’s Monster Hunter Orage, vol. 1. Monster Hunter isn’t bad, it’s just so very shonen. If you’d like to run down the checklist with me: Does it have a protagonist…