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Jan 12, 2010
Preliminary
A new star in the genre of shoujo comedy, Obaka-chan Koigatari by Sato Zakuri starts off with a cliche but hilariously presented premise which soon takes a plot twist to become a spectacular love-polygon drama. The high ratio of early chapter jokes will keep the reader laughing from page to page, and before they know it the plot has already thickened, its depth pulling them in.

Starring in Obaka is Sonodo Neiro, a heroine of the strong, stubborn, and violent (but not tsundere) variety. After being known as a delinquent with the reputation of "Kansai's strongest woman", Neiro transfer schools to Kantou region and decides to read more
Dec 1, 2009
Preliminary
Truly a hidden gem amongst Manga. Akagami no Shirayuki-hime is like another modern rewrite of the Cinderella story, except fairy tales has never had so much sensibility, or such a well balanced relationship between the main couple (as opposed to one simply sweeping the other off their heels).

I never thought I'd see so much rationale in a fantasy shoujo manga. I mean not only is the entire cast (all of them that matters) likable, but they're all intelligent and hard-working people, whose actions are logical, and whose emotions are balanced, considered, and developed only in response to other character's actions (rather than any plot device).

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Jul 11, 2009
Preliminary
As a manga based on the Three-Kingdoms era, I thought this was another one of those unoriginal Chinese attempts on making money off the hugely popular historical epic Romance of the Three Kingdoms...

Boy was I ever more wrong... because not only are the details of this manga original, it is an absolute masterpiece. For once I have to bow down to the author and declare that I'm not even worthy of being a critic of his work.

Basically, we're talking about a manga that perfectly combines the genres of martial action, epic battlefield combat, political/factional scheming, military strategy, detailed character development, and a very complex but read more