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Apr 6, 2016
If you're familiar with Rikako Iketani's work, then you've probably read Bitou Lollipop and you will most certainly know just what to expect from Six Half. It is a moderately long and elaborate manga, very dramatic at times, extremely emotional both in a sense of emotions conveyed by the characters and emotions evoked by the story, and it is not in the least boring.

The art is top-notch and the mangaka's style is easily recognizable. Although at the beginning it takes some time getting used to (for example, I saw people commenting on the eyes, but it really is just a matter of taste), the read more
Apr 4, 2016
If you're looking for a unique romcom josei, Nimo Kakawarazu is just what the doctor ordered!
At first I wasn't sure what to expect from this manga, since I wasn't familiar with Tsutsui-sensei's work and the synopsis was rather vague. I recommend reading Chocolate Junkie before reading Nimo Kakawarazu, because some of the characters appear in both manga, however, it doesn't affect the plot in any way, so if you accidentally read Nimo Kakawarazu first (just like I did), have no worries.

Story: 10. It was hilarious, it was heartfelt, it was so damn good! A very humane story, if I may say so. Realistic read more
Apr 2, 2016
Ichibanboshi Kirari was a true pleasure. Even though there are so many student x teacher manga out there, most of them drag out for a long time and over-complicate things with too much drama. Life isn't all candy and butterflies, but there are sweet and kind people out there, so I believe that perfect encounters are still possible. And that is the premise of this manga - a perfect encounter between an honest open-minded girl from a small island and a teacher who tries very hard to do his best. Something that started as admiration, transformed into strong one-sided feelings, and ended up being mutual read more
Mar 27, 2016
Since it's been a long time Kore wa Koi no Hanashi was last reviewed, I feel like an update was overdue. I cannot guarantee giving an unbiased review, however, I am quite sincere in my assessment of this manga. Now that I finished reading it, I can say with absolute confidence that Kore wa Koi no Hanashi found its place in the top of my all-time favorites. This manga received various comments and a lot of critique. Some argue that a romantic relationship between characters with such a huge age gap is bizarre and indecent. But I can assure you, there is nothing indecent about read more
Mar 24, 2016
Oh boy, that was one hell of manga. One of the most sensual mangas I've ever seen. Who would have thought that archery can be so erotic. Mikami's love is a little on the extreme side - he is emotional, aggressive, completely attached to Kishimoto - every fiber of him screams, breathes, lives and dies for her. A yandere character in essence. That kind of high-risk love is not healthy, yet you cannot turn away, and you keep longing for more... That's pretty much how you'll feel after reading Ichirei shite, Kiss.

Character gets a '7'. I was hoping for more in terms of character read more
Mar 13, 2016
I'm surprised to see Oiran Girl has never been reviewed on MAL. Although it's a regular historical shoujo in terms of story (heroine that lost all her fortune, forbidden love, the dashing hero who protects her and is obviously deeply in love but is bound by the shackles of their previous master/servant relationship, the obvious historical setting of Yoshiwara, yada yada, you know the drill), the delicious art and the most wonderful expressions of the characters turn it into a worthy read. Obviously, not the first and not the most original manga about Yoshiwara, it still manages to grab and hold your attention from the read more
Jan 2, 2016
The art is unfortunately the only redeeming feature of this manga. Honestly, that was the only thing that kept me from abandoning Koi to Kemono to Seitokai halfway through. The story is unbelievably cliche. This manga is an agglomeration of various features from other successful (and not so much) mangas. InuYasha, Kamisama Hajimemashita, etc etc. Yeah, the romance is fulfilled. Yeah, it's beautiful. Yeah, there are ultra-handsome and strong bishies present, but the characters are bland and underdeveloped. The story is too fast-paced to the point it's forced. So much wasted potential, it hurts! If only there was an original story, this manga could have read more
Dec 30, 2015
QQ Sweeper is a prequel to Motomi-sensei's latest manga Queen's Quality. It's amazing how the quality of art improved since Dengeki Daisy.
I'm judging this manga from the perspective of a prequel, meaning - if there are things that are not entirely explained by the end of the last chapter or anything that can be deemed unsatisfactory - it will surely be explained later on in Queen's Quality. The story is great. It's a splash of Motomi-sensei's usual humour and light drama, with a tenderly developing romance, and a intriguing supernatural premise. The synopsis doesn't explain much, but the story is basically about exorcism and read more
Oct 11, 2015
I'm really surprised there are no reviews on Nakanmon! A relatively short manga for its genre, but very enjoyable regardless. Remarkable characters, beautiful art, fulfilling romance, lighthearted humor - what's there not to like? The female lead is not your typical shy or stupid girl, and even though she is a crybaby, there is a reason behind her tears. Nevertheless, she is bold, enthusiastic, and strong. The romance between Tsukasa and Yoichi is refreshing. Even though I feel like the manga had a potential for a longer serialization, the story is fulfilled and the ending doesn't leave room for any regrets. I wasn't sure if read more