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Mar 5, 2018
An excellent story with characters that aren't grating! I enjoyed reading this story from beginning to end though the ending is majorly lackluster. #sorrynotsorry :p

I adored Ukyou greatly, and his and Kureha's cat-and-mouse (better yet rabbit) relationship sets a great foundation for the story. Honestly, I enjoyed finding out about his familial background a lot!

Also, I liked Kureha. At first, I thought she was going to be annoying, but she is an actual shoujo female character that can stand up and protect herself. Since entering this school, she is able to form real friendships and romantic relationships (come on now, it's shoujo. we live read more
Dec 31, 2017
Absolute trash. This is emotional abuse the shoujo.

If you want a shoujo lead with no self-esteem and who cries all the time and ignores the well-meaning advice of her friends and family to drop her butthole of a boyfriend, then this is for you!

Shoujo-lovers, we are all used to angsty or playboy tsunderes, but this guy, Hayato, is basura (read: trash). He constantly disrespects Fumi, cheats on her countless times (within 4 chapters), and only spends time with her when her legs are opened if you know what I mean. He's so used to dogging her out that when he even thought she was with read more
Dec 13, 2017
I didn’t enjoy this show, but it had some redeeming qualities. The best way I can put it is that The Seven Deadly Sins is like a strawberry smoothie with a little mucus mixed in. Ban and Gilthunder and King’s past are some of the absolute best things about this show. I enjoyed the slow development of who the big bad bosses really were and some information about Meliodas’ true origin. Fight scenes are nicely-executed as well.

However, I was really turned off by the copious blood vomits/spit-takes (it's like the blood spews out in two forms: bite-sized nuggets and water hose pressure DX), Meliodas’ read more
May 18, 2017
I wasted too much time trying to read 28 volumes. If this story could have been condensed and stopped its repetitiveness (Nakia's evil schemes, whether or not Prince Kail and Yuri will have relations, and Yuri getting framed for some scandal, etc) I would have liked it much more. I just wish almost raping the female MC would stop being used as a plot device. This shoujo is from the 90's and I still see that in modern shoujos.

Now, I'm not saying Red River (English Name) didn't have its shining moments. I liked seeing Yuri go from a confused high school girl to read more
Mar 10, 2017
Brave 10 is too concerned with looking cool than telling a decent story. I understand this is derived from a manga franchise, but as a standalone, it's lacking. First, I don't understand any of the characters because they are so flat. Saizou is the typical angsty, loner archetype while Isanami is the perky, clingy priestess girl. Cool. Let's actually build on that and not leave them flatter than a steamrolled pancake. I will give some slack because it’s probably hard to convey characters well in twelve episodes.

I did like the actual significance of the Brave 10 a lot. It would have been too easy to read more
Dec 29, 2016
I don't understand the purpose of this manga. It seems like the mangaka tried to make the most unlikeable bunch of characters possible in sixteen chapters. The main characters are hard to connect with excluding Nico, and the story is more violent than I expected with a lot of blood and knives and guns.

Edgar had no redeeming value; he was manipulative and abusive. He also choked a chick out with his bare hands and barely blinked, which is dark for a shoujo manga. I don't know if he loved his friends/servants or not, as one of his closest friends jumped off read more
Dec 15, 2016

So, the premise of Cheonnyeon-yeowoo Yeowoobi (Yobi, The Five Tailed Fox) is Yobi, a shape-shifting ninetail, lives with her alien friends near a school of kids, whom do not fit into society or adjust well in school because of difficulties (ex:some of the children are autistic, violent, obese, etc). Wacky hijinks ensue when the naughtiest alien gets taken by a little girl from the school. Although Yobi is supposed to rescue him, she finds herself getting distracted with the kids and enjoying her life as a human.

The story drags often and I skipped ahead in the beginning, but toward the middle, it recaptured my interest read more
Nov 26, 2016
STORY: (I read this story so long ago, but the final chapter hadn't been translated until now).
Sengoku no Danshi Hana no Ran was pretty mundane with no antagonist until vol 4, and the only looming threat was the samurai boys living out their ill-fated histories if they returned to their era.

In the beginning, I thought Hana's family idol agency and time traveling made the story over-packed, but I like how it developed.

I was surprised this manga touched briefly on child molestation and date-rape drugs in the entertainment business, which is what made Hana become weary of men. The light slice-of-life tone is nearly read more
Nov 25, 2016
Kanata Kara was an interesting read with a few twists that makes it one of the better "teenager transported to another world stories." There is a constant feel of dread and after every two pages of happiness and two cracked eggs and milk, the readers are in for two arcs of trouble. The Murphy Law is fully in effect here, and nothing stays perfect for long. What's a story without (constant) mishaps? Well, it isn't Kanata Kara without it that's for sure.

The ending was really lackluster, but I enjoyed the journey and finished the series in two days, so I think it was decent fun, read more
Apr 12, 2016
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The gist of the story is about a girl, Satoko, who is conflicted about her feelings for two guys. She's a giver by nature of her time, advice, and life. Her friends constantly vent to her, and she feels as if she is the head of the household due to childish parents. At a couples mixer (she had to set up), she ends up alone, but briefly meets an intelligent airhead, Shinguuji. Satoko then begins dating a guy Kenji, who is attractive but doesn't stimulate her. The story doesn't have a linear plot, and bounces between wondering when Kenji's going to find out and who read more