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Nov 25, 2015
Anyone who's a fan of Suzuki Julietta's work will like these one-shots. They're cutesy, to-the-point, and adorable. Some of them are funny, while some -- most, actually -- are touching.

Thank goodness these are one-shots and not 1000-volume long manga because then I'd be bawling my eyes out. As I tend to get attached to manga really quickly and often suffer from feels, these one-shots were perfect. They were long enough to make me all giddy and everything, and, at the same time, short enough not to get me attached!

Note: the last chapter is the one that's really similar to Kamisama Hajimemashita (in case read more
Nov 22, 2015
There are some manga that make me go "Huh? Da fuq did I just read?" This is one of them. Do I mean this in a good way? Kinda yes, kinda no. I decided to read this manga because, well, the synopsis seemed interesting. The reviews looked good, too, so why not? I thought. To be honest, I don't think the manga should be as praised as it is here on MAL.

"After School Nightmare" is a solid 7, but not anything higher than that. The manga definitely has its good moments -- there are deep, meaningful layers that make it 'good.' However I found read more
Nov 7, 2015
I decided to read this manga because I knew that it was short, and I wasn't ready to emotionally prepared to invest in something a manga that had 20+ chapters. All I wanted was a quick, light-hearted read. Well, I was half wrong and half right.

Sarashi Asobi only has 7 chapters. Now, normally I'd be crying and complaining about how I wished the mangaka drew more chapters, but I think 7 chapters is enough for this story. Every chapter did a good job at developing the plot, building up tension, and leading to the end. I am satisfied with how the manga turned out. read more
Sep 28, 2015
M.A.X. (Manga) add (All reviews)
After having read so many serious manga/manhwa, I was looking for something funny and lighthearted. M.A.X was the perfect solution!
I was a bit tired of reading heart-breaking love manga. Although M.A.X does have some romantic moments, it's mostly about secrets, adventure, and money.

Story (8/10):

Don Namu (which means money tree in Korean, btw) attends an elite school crawling with rich students. One day, a new transfer student named Taehu arrives. He's smart, handsome, and has a secret -- he's looking for a secretive organization called M.A.X. Namu, unlike Taehu, is lazy, clumsy, and poor. She also has an unhealthy love for eating meat and read more
Sep 19, 2015
Don't be fooled by the summary of this manga. I was. The summary made it sound rather interesting. I wasn't looking for anything serious -- I mean, Oretachi has 4.5 chapters, how serious can it be? I just wanted a light read to waste time. Whatever. But this was more than a waste of time.

Story (2/10):
There is no development whatsoever. But then again, I guess you shouldn't expect much from a manga that only has 4 chapters.

Art (4/10):
You know how there are some crappy manga that people still read because the art's drop dead gorgeous? Well this is not one of those manga. read more
Sep 3, 2015
Story (7/10):

Boku to Kimi to de Niji ni Naru isn't your typical shoujo in the sense that the main character isn't some disgustingly annoying, doubtful girl whose world revolves around love. Boku (I'm too lazy to write the entire name again, so bear with me), is more about friendship. There is love in the story, yes, but it develops slowly.

It's very, very similar to Kimi ni Todoke.

Character (8/10):

Toudou is a tsundere. She's candid, which causes other girls in her class to hate her. Toudoulives on a strict schedule and wants to have an arranged marriage in the future -- for good reason, too. Her read more
Sep 3, 2015
Preliminary
I discovered Tsubaki-chou Lonely Planet due to Yanamori Mika's other, more well known, work Hirunaka no Ryuusei. I'm sure a lot of people who are considering reading this manga are here for the same reason.

Story (7/10):

I think this manga is unfairly underrated. Although it is a bit cliche -- I mean, 16-year-old girl begins working as a housekeeper for a writer who happens to be ridiculously good-looking? C'mon. Anyone who has read a lotta shoujo knows what's up by now. Going back to my main point, I believe that this manga deserves more attention.

Other than the somewhat cliche storyline, I would definitely recommend read more
Jul 29, 2015
**Review contains spoilers**

Story (9/10):

This is one of the sweetest manga I've ever read. It's lighthearted, funny, and entertaining. I never felt bored while reading it. It was not the best that I've ever seen, but it was definitely worth reading.

While the story progresses slowly and steadily, Taiyou no Ie leaves nothing unsatisfactory. Even the ending was good (and this is rare! Most mangakas rush the ending and as a result ruin the story).

I fell in love with every one in Taiyou no Ie. I wonder how I am going to let them go.

Character (9/10):

First of all, each character in this manga is unique. read more
Jul 27, 2015
Before I begin this rant-filled review, I have one more thing to address. Why in the world does this manga have so many "Eh~?!"s and "Haa?!"s?! Okay, let's begin the review.

Story (6/10):
Mairunovich is your typical shoujo. It's about a girl with low self-esteem who undergoes a great transformation. She learns how to love and let go.

I found myself feeling frustrated one too many times. All the manga ever talks about is love, relationships, boyfriends, breakups, and LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. It can get boring after a while but it's difficult to stop reading in the middle. It's not that the story's captivating or anything, read more
Jul 26, 2015
I stumbled across this manga after reading one of Momoko Koda's other manga. Although I'm not a huge fan of Koda's works, I must admit that I was interested in her art style. So I decided to give this one a go.

Story (7/10):
I found the story funny. It wasn't extraordinary but it made me laugh. It's very lighthearted so if you're looking for something that won't make you emotionally attached, this is for you!

Art (9/10):

The art is not gorgeous or breathtaking...it's your average shoujo-style art. But what sets Koda apart from all the other mangakas is her ability to draw hilarious faces. In most read more