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Dec 31, 2015
There are a few revenge related manga's out there right now, but by far this is one of the worst ones I've read (and I don't make that claim lightly).

The only positive thing I can say about this manga is that the art is decent. It's not great art, but it's not bad and the character designs are actually well done (I hate manga where there are so many characters that look so similar that I can't figure out who is talking).

Other than that, everything from the plot, to the characters themselves, to the pacing of the manga is terrible. This really feels like read more
Nov 22, 2015
A short, but brilliant manga that combines horror, mystery and romance together in an awesome package. Perhaps the most refreshing thing about this story is that the protagonist is a relatively smart and decisive type of fellow - he doesn't sit back and let events happen around him only to be drawn into them, instead he figures out what it is that he wants to do and then pursues it. After reading so many crappy romance manga with wimpy or sad-sack protagonists, Muo from Sugar Dark is the type of guy that you really want to cheer for.

I particularly loved the spooky atmosphere of read more
Nov 22, 2015
Shinwa Ponchi is a comedy/harem style manga with a semi-interesting plot that never quite picks up the steam it needed to avoid being eventually axed. The main character Deigo is an odd fellow who wants to be left alone which is where most of the conflict comes from considering he has a plethora of goddesses around him trying to keep his "curse" in check. In a way this is kind of refreshing because he isn't a normal wimpy protagonist, but still there isn't enough conflict between him and the girls that is believable enough to make the series funny.

That aside, the romance aspect read more
Nov 20, 2015
This manga was much, much better than I thought it was going to be. First off, I'm not one for gender bender stories so I almost passed this one over, but I read the one-shot story and got intrigued by it so started reading the series properly. The comedy in the early chapters is pretty good, but also somewhat predictable considering the setting - however somewhere along the line the tone of the series changes from a regular gag manga into a much more serious and interesting manga due to a variety of sub-plots that get introduced.

To me, this is where "Sekai No Hate de read more
Nov 12, 2015
First off - anyone reading this that is expecting it to be a yuri-centric manga, drop those expectations right now. The story clearly focuses on Takashi and his relationships with various women, including the main heroine Sae. Sae herself is obviously bisexual and her meeting with Takashi was through her relationship with Takashi's sister who is an experimenting lesbian. Other than that tenuous link and a few panels of ecchi drawings, the story does not focus on characters sexual orientations at all.

That being said, this manga is pretty good. The art is nice and clear, with panels easy to follow and without overblown tones read more
Nov 10, 2015
This is probably one of the highest ratings I've given to all of the manga that I have read so far, but I feel that it's well deserved. Ashita Double is a great sci-fi romance story that has bits of sweetness, sadness and laughter mixed into it.

It's hard to talk too much about this manga without spoiling the plot because there is a central mystery here that gets unraveled over the 30 chapters that concerns Ashita herself. That being said, the pacing of this reveal as well as the overall pacing of the story is a real treat. It's nice to see a manga read more
Nov 10, 2015
None of the summaries I've read of "Fukigen Cinderella" have really done it any justice. Despite it's short length as a series, it's a very well done psychological drama. The thing that really stands out to me is that the pacing right up until the end feels very tight and key components of the plot are revealed with key precision. To give you an example of what I mean, initially the reader will likely detest the main character Haruhiko because of his behavior, but just as when you're about to entirely give up on him, something about his backstory is revealed that makes him more read more
Nov 8, 2015
"Velvet Kiss" is basically a hentai/erotic manga dressed up with a corporate thriller plot. The sex scenes aren't bad, but they are for the most part fairly pedestrian. On the plus side, unlike a lot of hentai manga, some (but not all) of the scenes do actually serve the plot or at least make some sort of sense. The overall plot of the manga centers less around the growing relationship between Kanoko and Niita and more about the machinations that are happening around them in the back ground until it all builds up to a head. The resolution comes on fast and furious, too fast read more
Nov 7, 2015
Preliminary
I just couldn't get into this manga. For starters, each chapter is pretty much a self contained story and each one is incredibly short which means not very much happens. Then there is the entire premise that for some reason these middle school students can't reveal that they are dating or that they like each other - unless there is a law against this or this is back in the early 90's in Japan, I don't see how anyone would really care. There's literally no reason ever explained in what I read that makes any sense here.

On top of that, there's no real overarching plot read more
Nov 6, 2015
"Living Game" is an enjoyable romance drama based in the early 1990's that combines an age gap couple, issues with maturity and growing up as well as the individuals search for purpose in life. As the title might suggest, the plot itself centers around the various living conditions of the main couple - their first meeting and initial living situation being caused by seemingly two random acts of real-estate terrorism. As the story progresses the changes in living situations start to portray the characters quest to find a place for themselves, or more succinctly, a place where they belong.

On the whole the plot and read more