Posts Tagged ‘Kodansha Comics’

Ninja Slayer Kills, Vol. 1

August 29, 2015 Leave a comment

Welcome to a very belated midweek manga review. It’s so late it should probably be called something else, but it won’t be because, reasons. Another fairly slow news week, but I still managed to ferret out a few stories to tide you over before heading off to this weeks review!

And now, onto this week’s review of Ninja Slayer Kills, Vol. 1!

NinjaSlayerKills1Ninja Slayer Kills, Vol. 1
Manga by Koutarou Sekine, Created by Bradley Bond and Philip Ninj@ Morzez
Kodansha Comics, 208 pgs
Rating: Older Teen (16 +)

Neo-Saitama, a futuristic dystopia straight out of a 90s cyberpunk novel, is controlled by the ruthless Soukai Syndicate. On their path to domination their cybernetically enhanced ninja battled rival gangs, uncaring of the civilians caught in the middle of the bloody gang war. Now, one year later, their actions have finally caught up with them in the form of the enigmatic Ninja Slayer! From new comer Koutarou Sekine comes Ninja Slayer Kills, Vol. 1!
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Say I Love You, Vols. 7 + 8

August 24, 2015 Leave a comment

Say I Love You, Vol. 8Say I Love You, Vols. 7 + 8
by Kanae Hazuki
Kodansha Comics
Rating: Older Teen (16 +)

With Say I Love You, Vol. 9 being released this week, it’s time to finish catching up with Kanae Haruki’s romantic drama and take a look at Say I Love You, Vols. 7 + 8! As Mei and Yamato celebrate their one year anniversary together, teen model Megumi deals with the fall out of her actions and attempts to correct the direction her life is taking. Unfortunately for Mei, part of this correction involves Megumi entering and attempting to win the annual “School Idol Contest”! The prize? A date with the winner of the male competition, and the odd’s on favorite to win that is none other than Yamato!
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Say I Love You, Vols. 5 + 6

August 21, 2015 Leave a comment

Welcome to a belated midweek manga review! This week I’ll be taking a look at Say I Love You, Vols. 5 + 6. It’s been a rather slow news week, but there’s still an item or two that’s caught my eye.

And now, onto this week’s review of Say I Love You, Vols. 5 + 6!

Say I Love You, Vol. 6Say I Love You, Vols. 5 + 6
by Kanae Hazuki
Kodansha Comics
Rating: Older Teen (16 +)

After a lengthy break it’s time to return to one of last years pleasant surprises, namely Kanae Hazuki’s Say I Love You! As the date of Mei Tachibana and Yamato Kurosawa’s one year anniversary draws near, they’re relationship hits a rough point thanks to the arrivals of Yamato’s old friend, Kai, and a rival for Yamato’s affections in the form of up and coming model, Megumi. Will their relationship weather this unexpected onslaught of adolescent desires and misunderstandings, or will Mei return to the life of solitude she had when the series started? All this and more in Say I Love You, Vols. 5 + 6!
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Fairy Tail, Vol. 49

August 10, 2015 1 comment

Fairy Tail, Vol. 49Fairy Tail, Vol. 49
by Hiro Mashima
Kodansha Comics,208
Rating: Teen (13 +)

As the last volume came to its conclusion, all seemed lost. Tartaros’ plan to activate the anti-magic bombs seemed to be unstoppable, despite the efforts of Fairy Tail and their allies. Then, as all seemed lost the dragons returned! Now,Igneel and Acnologia clash in the air as the Tartaros arc comes to an end, but what will become of Fairy Tail? Hiro Mashima brings this story arc to it’s explosive, heart wrenching climax and sets the stage for the next arc with Fairy Tail, Vol. 49!
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Sankarea, Vols. 9 – 11

July 30, 2015 1 comment

Welcome to another midweek manga review! This week I’ll be taking a look at the final three volumes of Sankarea with my review of Sankarea, Vols. 9 – 11, but first, some news items from Otakon and elsewhere!

And now, onto this week’s review of Sankarea, Vols. 9 – 11!

Sankarea, Vol. 11Sankarea, Vols. 9 – 11
by Mitsuru Hattori
Kodansha Comics,
Rating: Teen (13 +)

The climatic volumes of Mitsuru Hattori’s zombie horror/comedy/romance series, Sankarea, are here! After the life altering events at the ZOMA island, Chihiro and Rea return to Japan. Unfortunately, Rea’s memory has been altered and her relationship with Chihiro has fundamentally changed. Struggling to keep Rea ignorant of the truth of her nature as a flesh eating undead monstrosity drives Chihiro to look deep into his family’s past, finally uncovering the truth of the elixir and learning the ultimate fate of his late mother. Will this information prove to his advantage, or is Rea doomed to become a mindless zombie?
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Your Lie in April, Vol. 2

July 22, 2015 4 comments

After a longer than planned absence, I’m back with a new midweek manga review! The past couple of weeks have seen us go through San Diego Comicon and Anime Expo, so there’s plenty of manga related news bits floating around right now. This isn’t all of them by any stretch of the imagination, but these are the highlights that really caught my attention.

And now, onto the featured review of Your Lie in April, Vol. 2!

Your Lie in April, Vol. 2Your Lie in April, Vol. 2
by Naoshi Arakawa
Kodansha Comics, 224 pp
Rating: Teen (13 +)

Young Arima Kosei is forced to confront his fears in an attempt to help Kaori Miyazono in her violin competition. Is this the push Arima needed to regain his confidences and embrace music once again, or will it break him even further? And just what is Kaori to him anyway? Love, music and more abound in the Naoshi Arakawa’s Your Lie in April, Vol. 2!
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xxxHolic Rei, Vol. 3

July 10, 2015 1 comment

AX is behind us and we’re eyeball deep into Comicon, so there’s a ton of manga and manga related news to catch up on.

And now, onto the featured review of xxxHolic: Rei, Vol. 3!

xxxHolic Rei, Vol. 3xxxHolic Rei, Vol. 3
Created by Clamp
Kodansha Comics, 208 pgs.
Rating: Older Teen (16 +)

All good things must come to an end as Watanuki is about to discover within the pages of Clamp’s xxxHolic Rei, Vol. 3. The little mysteries and oddities that have been plaguing Watanuki throughout the previous volumes of the series have been building this moment, when Watanuki is forced to make a choice…
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