A Silent Voice, Vol. 3

January 21, 2016 1 comment

A Silent Voice, Vol. 3A Silent Voice, Vol. 3
by Yoshitoki Oima
Kodansha Comics, 192 pgs
Rating: Teen (13 +)

Shoya’s struggles with his guilt over his shoddy treatment of Shoko in elementary school continues and grows in Yoshitoki Oima’s A Silent Voice, Vol. 3. In his latest attempt to make amends for his past, Shoya tries to reconnect with other kids from their elementary school class for Shoya, but he soon finds that not everyone shares his change of heart.
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LDK, Vol. 1

January 13, 2016 1 comment

LDK, Vol. 1LDK, Vol. 1
by Ayu Watanabe
Kodansha Comics, 176 pgs
Rating: Older Teen (16 +)

When her parents relocated for work, Aoi chose to stay in her home town. Now living alone in an apartment, Aoi’s basically your typical high school student. Things are about to change though! After her best friends asks out Shusei, the hottest guy in school, and is coldly rejected, Aoi discovers that he’s now her next door neighbor! To make matters even more complicated, circumstances quickly force Shusei and Aoi to share an apartment! From Ayu Watanabe comes Kodansha Comics’ latest Shojo series, LDK, Vol. 1!
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Say I Love You, Vol. 9

January 6, 2016 1 comment

Say I Love You, Vol. 9Say I Love You, Vol. 9
by Kanae Hazuki
Kodansha Comics, 176 pgs
Rating: Older Teen (16 +)

Kanae Hazuki’s solid exploration of love, romance, friendship and all the tangled feelings that come with them continues with Say I Love You, Vol. 9! Following the contest in the previous volume, it’s time for the King and Queen to have their date! As Mei struggles with her insecurities and feelings for Yamato, he must venture on his date with Mei’s romantic rival, Megumi. Meanwhile, we catch up with Yamamto’s brother Daichi and learn about his own personal story of love and loss.
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Fairy Tail, Vol. 50

December 19, 2015 1 comment

Fairy Tail, Vol. 50Fairy Tail, Vol. 50
by Hiro Mashima
Kodansha Comics, 208
Rating: Teen (13 +)

As Natsu and Lucy attempt to rebuild Fairy Tail after a one year time skip, a new threat rears its head. The Avatar Black Magic Cult has appeared and is planning a ritual to summon Zeref. With Fairy Tail’s members separated and their fates unknown, who will be able to protect the world from this new danger? Hiro Mashima’s Fairy Tail, Vol. 50 ushers in a new age for the series!
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Devil Survivor, Vol. 1

November 24, 2015 1 comment

Devil Survivor, Vol. 1Devil Survivor, Vol. 1
created by Atlus, manga by Satoru Matsuba, original characters by Suzuhito Yasuda
Kodansha Comics, 208 pp
Rating: Teen (13 +)

Kazuya and Atsuro make plans to meet the enigmatic Naoya in Shibuya, but their plans are turned on their head when another friend, Yuzu, arrives with gifts from Naoya… three mini-computers. Once Atsuro cracks the passwords on computers the trio find a mysterious email detailing events that have yet to occur, including demonic attacks! From Satoru Matsuba comes the first volume of Devil Survivor!
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Kiss Him, Not Me!, Vol. 1

November 6, 2015 1 comment

Kiss Him, Not Me!, Vol. 1Kiss Him, Not Me!, Vol. 1
by Junko
Kodansha Comics, 160 pp
Rating: Teen (13 +)

After undergoing an emotional trauma, Kae returns to school with a new attractive body that gains the attention of her handsome classmates. Sadly, for Kae this isn’t a blessing but a nightmare because her mild exterior hides a dark secret.. Kae’s a fujoshi who enjoys shipping her pretty boy classmates! Now Kae’s shipping fantasies are being derailed thanks to her newly attractive body! From Junko comes the comedy, Kiss Him, Not Me, Vol. 1!
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Sword of Honor

October 27, 2015 Leave a comment

It’s been a while, I know. Sorry about that, classes have been running me ragged. I’ve got something a little different for you today, a novel review! The news and manga reviews will be returning shortly, but for today I’ll be taking a look a Sword of Honor by David Kirk!

Sword of HonorSword of Honor
by David Kirk
Doubleday, 464 pgs
Rating: Not Rated

David Kirk’s Sword of Honor is the second book is series about the life the legendary Japanese swordsman, Minamoto Musashi. Beginning shortly after the last, major battle of Japan’s Warring States Period in 1600, it depicts the feud between Miyamoto Musashi and the esteemed Yoshioka Sword School in Japan’s former capital of Kyoto.
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