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Feb 11, 2020
Preliminary
This is going to be a short review because there's not much to say about this series.

In the simplest terms, Maou no Musume wa Yasashisugiru is easily one of the sweetest and most wholesome manga I've come across.

This episodic comedy is about a little demon girl named Dou, who happens to be the daughter of the Demon King, Ahriman. As the description states, the Demon King had to stop his goal of conquering the world for the simple fact that his daughter is far too kind. She wants to help anyone and everyone she meets, regardless of whether it's a human, a demon read more
Jan 24, 2019
Preliminary
There's not much need of giant review for this series.

Mado Kara Madoka Chan is a simple episodic gag-comedy series based around the idea of a girl named Madoka who opens a new shop out of her room's window every time the male lead happens to pass by. It could be a sushi place one day, but a shooting range the next day. Part of the charm of the series comes from what random thing the adorable Madoka chan will be doing, which is often unexpected.

It's a cute and adorable episodic series, with a charming art-style that may need some getting used to, but read more
Jan 17, 2019
Preliminary
I never thought I would be writing up a review for a manga as weird as this one, but there's no harm in it, so why not?

High-Risk Mission Therapy is a weird manga. That doesn't go far to explain much, but it's a good start. And based on the description alone, you can gauge the kind of content that will be present here as well. But even then, there's more than what meets the eye.

And I don't mean that it does it in a deep and profound way. This manga is, for all intents and purposes, an absolute comedy that in no way should be read more
Oct 29, 2018
For a short story like this, describing it in much details is not that easy without spoiling the story. So, I will try to keep it as subtle as possible, trying my best to not spoil anything.

Fukanzen na Hito no Tame ni aka For Imperfect People was an unexpected surprise. When I first came across it, the cover image and the title gave off a melancholic vibe for some reason despite the cute character designs. When I delved into the story, it was exactly how I expected it would be. The story is about our protagonist and his senior, who we only know as senpai read more
Jul 20, 2018
Preliminary
It is incredibly surprising how much this manga has impressed me so far.

The idea of stories starting with a character being magically wooshed away into another world is not new. Many great stories have started with this trope. But the recent boom in these kind of stories in the manga medium, what I call "The Modern Isekai Boom", has left many people exhausted because of the tired, unoriginal and generic plot elements used in them.

In an onslaught of similar sounding stories, those that are indeed original and interesting enough to be recognized, always have a chance of standing out. Koushaku Reijou no Tashinami, known otherwise read more
Jul 5, 2018
Preliminary
(Before reading this series do note that the series has an abrupt ending because the magazine it was being published in was terminated.)

Jikkyou!! Izumi-kun no Koi Moyou is the story of an introverted high-school student with a communication problem. This wouldn't be the first time a story with this premise has been written. But an idea is only as good as its execution, and this a manga that I can say has been executed very well.

While the main character description doesn't sound all that unique, it can be an interesting premise for a story to develop around, especially when dealing with a story about character read more
May 1, 2018
Preliminary
5-toubun no Hanayome has an interesting premise for a harem by having not two nor three sisters, but five sisters as part of the harem. And to top it all off, they are quintuplets. They are each given a personality quirk and an appearance quirk in order for them to stand out. Our male protagonist is a standard, book-smart and uptight guy who has been hired to be a tutor to the sisters. As it turns out, the sisters are really bad when it comes to studying and are reluctant to have him as a tutor. But the guy has to stick to this job read more
Apr 15, 2018
Akai Mi Hajiketa is a collection of 13 beautiful short stories with a common theme, and that theme is love. Because it is an anthology, it's not incredibly easy to generalize my views across all stories, because even though I say that the common theme is love, it doesn't mean it's all about romance.

This is an anthology that celebrates the idea of love in all its form, whether it is the romance between two people who spent eight years together only for it to fall apart, whether it is the love for life itself, whether it is the love between friends and companions who read more
Jan 14, 2018
When it comes to romance stories, authors often opt for a plot-driven story instead of a character-driven one. What this often leads to is the creation of fairly forgettable and shallow characters with personalities that don't spread out in a more human fashion. This is especially true for high-school romance dramas.

However, people often forget that what works best for a romance drama is a character-driven story. Without going much into the depth of the internal conflicts of a character, it is easy to not find emotions to attach to a character. And this is a very essential device that an author must use read more