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46 minutes ago
Umibe no Onnanoko (Manga) add
A heads-up before reading: This story includes a lot of sexual content and can be quite dark and gloomy. If you do not enjoy these type of stories, I recommend that you stay away from this one.

WARNING! Subjectively Speaking, this review contains spoilers.

Review: Through a sleepy, small town,a story is told of two lovers( Koume and Keisuke), that love each other, but are not brave enough to admit it. However, that does not stop them from using each other, reflecting the term, "friends with benefits". However, as time passes by, they become more fond of each other, but as mentioned before, can not admit this because of the complex situation that they are both in. On the side however, actions are portrayed that show they really care about each other, and wouldn't want the other to go away. Some of these actions even risk their lives, putting danger in front of their own self for the benefit of the other. However, as the story comes to a close, Keisuke is tired of doing these things, and decides it is better for both of them if they don't continue their love interest. At the same time, Koume is falling in love with him, and cannot believe the denial she receives when she asks if he will go out with him. The story closes with them in their high school (11th grade I believe) and shows that Koume has found someone else, and has accepted the fate of what transpired years ago.

My thoughts: I was kind of shocked at first with the amount of sexual content at first, but overtime, it made sense in my head of why they were doing it. The characters themselves don't have a large personality, but it is fine in this story to not have a huge one. Both characters are seen struggling in different scenes, and it is portrayed in a very realistic manner, and can be quite relatable. The artwork is exactly like other Inio Asano works, in the fact that it gives off a ugly character, but beautiful art-style, and shows a more realistic protrayal of events. It is a great read if you like drama and romance, because it gives you a variety of both.

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3 hours ago
Hanazono no Kioku (Manga) add
I don't know what it is about this story, but I'm so full of warm feelings after finishing reading this. I do like the art, but it's the characters and the story that I really like. It's just really beautiful. I love Chris and Yuu and I would love to read an entire novel about these two and their past life stories and their future lives together. At first I thought this would be like other mangas I've read, but I'm glad I kept reading because it turned out to be really sweet and different. Oh, but there aren't INTENSELY hot sex. Some scenes are sexy but nowhere on like smut level. It's the story, their developing love, and the well-paced revelations of the questions you might ask at first. Nothing too deep, or overly emotional or overly sappy, rather it had a nice balance of making you wonder, be annoyed at, and then begin loving the characters.

I like reading a lot of yaoi, and many of them are kind of similar (like high schoolers, butlers, even yakuza ones). I don't mind though if they're still not boring. Maybe one of the reasons I liked this one so much because it was different for me. I have many top mangas, and this is one of the top of those favorites. I really hope I never forget it. I'm not sure what else I should include in this review, so I'll end it here: if you like romance with some yaoi scenes then I highly recommend this.
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3 hours ago
Hatsukoi Zombie (Manga) add
Not so unoriginal as far as these things go, and the pacing and plot development is good in the beginning. It drags on a bit later, but that sort of thing can be alright depending on personal taste. I did like how it kept us guessing about some things, but I found other things frivolous.

Art: Typical manga art. Lots of semi-naked ladies all the time.

I liked Ibusuki, though not so much later on when his character was modified to be 'appealing' and vulnerable. The main character, Tarou, was average, kind of dull but at least slightly different to the cookie-cutter Harem Main Character (though still had that standard 'unfathomable mysterious allure'). The others were two-dimensional and not really worth mentioning.

Overall: An entertaining enough manga (most so early on), I just personally found it lacking substance other than fluffy love and needless drama.

Also, it bugged me a lot how all of these First Love Zombies were men's fantasies of females. Why did only men have them? What about gay men? And so on. Questions I will never have the answers to.
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3 hours ago
Arakawa Under the Bridge (Manga) add
I wanted to like this manga. I really tried to like it, persisting in the hopes it would improve. Maybe you'll have better luck with it but I just couldn't get myself to care about any of the characters. I was promised "charming" and amusing, I personally wasn't getting either.

The issue I have with the story is that it strains believable far beyond anything I can cope with. Not in the sense that it's physically unbelievable, though from a quick skim of the last few chapters it seems it did end up that way, I mean the characters and their behaviour is unbelievable.

Actually, let me summarise the premise as it appears to me:
Business dynasty heir experiencing extreme pressure and expectations discovers a colony of homeless lunatics and criminals and decides the most rational way to repay a life debt is to join them and pretend to be insane as well, somehow overlooking the multiplicity of issues and better ideas.

Spoiler: Seems like 410 chapters later he's still living under the bridge and things are even less sane.
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8 hours ago
Fuuka (Manga) add

Okay, so I was super hyped hearing about the Fuuka anime and loved the synopsis so I checked out the manga. I'm going to say this right now: I put this manga on hold and possible, and probably, will drop it. I found out about the manga through the anime and I am SO disappointed.

Fuuka had the potential to be fantastic, but it went downhill, and extremely fast. The character Fuuka was one of my favorite characters I've seen in a while. She was cute, fun, really nice, and overall a good character. She didn't have much development though. There was practically NO development for any of the characters in this show at all, aside from the Yuu and Koyuki past stuff, which i cant even consider development. It was just another aspect to add to the unnecessary drama in this manga and soon to be show. Just saying this again, but I haven't completely finished this manga, so please don't bash me.

Execution ( I added this bc why not ):
This manga could've been a fantastic music anime, which I love a good music anime from time to time, but instead it turned into extreme unnecessary drama without any substance. There was just intense overdone scenes every chapter and the scenes weren't executed properly. The way most scenes were executed were just abysmal, being as they all felt rushed and surprising, but not in the good way. *SPOILER* An example of this is the most ridiculous scene I have seen in a long time. Fuuka, the main character, drops her charm in a crosswalk during a stoplight. She goes back to pick up her charm, and a the light turns green. This truck then proceeds to go at 30 mph to hit Fuuka who was obviously there beforehand. There is no way I believe this truck would just "Full Speed Ahead," while a schoolgirl is standing in the way. I understand main characters CAN die, and I'm 100% fine with that, I've seen it before. I'd be completely fine with it, but the way they killed her off felt so rushed and out of place. Her funeral was rushed, every scene I read in that manga, from what I've read thus far, most things were out of place and it made this less enjoyable. It was absolutely absurd. This manga was just extra drama when it could've been a sweet and light-hearted music anime with it's own twists.

Fuuka started off strong with so much potential, and as I've said multiple times, went so far downhill there was no saving it. It was strong but it turned into "OMG I love him now im sad:(," and "My girlfriend is dead," and "OMG love triangle !!!" What was the whole point? It could've been a dram that would've been enjoyable. I could've respected it. I felt like I was reading a poorly scripted soap opera. I know they carry on the band in Fuuka's honor, but it was just poorly executed like read more
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Before I start this review let me mention I never read the first volume. I read the manga just past the metastasis event then picked up the translated light novel on baka-tsuki which contained many machine translated chapters.

The story had an interesting premise that I felt wasn't executed well. The magic system is something the main character excels at, he's even said to have more mana than a demon lord named Laplace who was previously two of the 7 most powerful living beings even after having his soul split in two, but we never learn how it works. The author teases us saying that it's like computer programming and demonstrates that magic can be done with chants, through scrolls or without chants. To me this system had greater potential than was explored for example we're told that all beings contain mana and that it exists everywhere but when Rudeus learns magic the author doesn't tell us about the process of learning he only tells us the outcome which leads to magic which should be a science being, well, like magic.

The story involved Rudeus fighting a lot of people far weaker than him and rarely having to try, the fight with Demon Lord Atofe and her assistant Moore was one example of a fight where he had to try, it was also a chance for the author to show off an intelligent solution to a difficult problem that was instead solved by making someone very powerful come along and solve it, the least intelligent solution and a solution that was used throughout the story including during the fight against Auber, Water God Reina and Alexander Raibaku off the top of my head. In fact I can't recall a single time that the author relied on using Rudeus' existing skillset to defeat an enemy that looked more powerful than him, the 'genius' Rudeus never outsmarted a single enemy to gain victory. As a side note whenever Rudeus would be beaten seemingly easily (Randolf, Orsted) the victor would always claim it was close after they had won effortlessly. The fight with Aldebaran near the end was just the kicker for me "Oh no, we're all defeated there's no hope" followed by a random power up that could have been put in any shounen anime. I've read that the Japanese interest in mecha was a result of the feeling of powerlessness against superior technology but as a plot device it's a cop out. The thing that annoyed me the most about this story was how unintelligent the solutions were.

Of course the story isn't just about fighting, it had some great slice of life moments, a touching moment for me was when the Millis Miko conveys the thoughts of a woman who was once trapped in a magic stone in a labyrinth. However I hate harems, they are unrealistic and mainly used by authors so they don't have to choose a pairing, when Rudeus was married it should have been left at read more
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Yesterday, 12:28 PM
Paradise View (Manga) add
This manga is like a roller coaster ride. There's excitement and fun as you go up, going through life. Then, suddenly, you're at the top and then you go falling down at great speed. Although, the calm,as you're almost done, is the most painful.

I would recommend this to all people who enjoy a true love story with a realistic beginning, middle, and end to one. I believe this to be one of the greatest manga's I've read. Its prequel, Kimi to Parade, is a great read too. You get a chance to see how it all started and how they came together after some struggles.

The art is pretty great too, there's nothing to complain about. The characters have a realistic view and show their emotions quite realistically to the situations they face, considering the possibilities ahead of them. The story is also quite realistic to an extent. They live out their life with their careers hoping to do good.

Overall, this story is very realistic, which makes it a great read. If you're unsure by the rating this manga was given, don't be. Experience it yourself .
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Yesterday, 11:44 AM
Black Clover (Manga) add
I can't read more of this manga, I dropp.
The manga its terrible in nearly any aspect, the art at least is ok and sometimes is good, but the rest is very bad.
All in this manga is cliche, Asta is a copy of Naruto, Noelle is the tipical girl who going to be the romantical interest of the protagonist...probably this going to be the Naruto x Hinata 2.0
Yuno is Ok and the rest of characters is just boring or doesn't have time in the manga.
I only see 34 episodes, and in that episodes there are very plots devices for make advance the history.
Adicionally, the power ups are in this manga, the comedy based in nearly all time in faces than is very hard to make laught (in my opinion) and take very elements of other mangas, the originality doesn't exist.
The Story go very fast and the antagonist are very simple and only wanna kill, don't expect very of they.
For end, I need say, Asta gets a overpowered weapon with constantly power ups, so you can imagine how he defeat enemies than nobody more can defeat just for the effect of the weapon, and also you can't forget the beautiful friendship speech :D least the manga has good least...
2/10, I hate the manga, if you wanna someting new and interesting, please don't read this.
(Sorry if doesn't understand, I'm actually spanish but I did what I could to fully understand it)
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Yesterday, 9:26 AM
Fairy Tail Zerø (Manga) add
Fairy Tail, one of my favorite anime's of all time and it is a great story but from here on out is just garbage upon garbage upon garbage and the sad thing is, it's killed by it's own creator...

The story of the beginning of Fairy Tail was amazing and captivating but i gotten spoilers of the manga of the things about to come and the story just becomes stupid and idiotic...

We understand that he is being pressure to get the story rolling so the anime can continue but the story is just awful...

First off Natsu being brother's with Zeref is just stupid and out of peoples mind and i can't for the love of me think how is this a good idea, also saying that Natsu is actually END is also the most ridiculous thing to have ever come from a brain, probably filled with worms because is a dead brain...
These things alone destroy the story for me because they are stupid and not ingenious at all...
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Yesterday, 6:00 AM
ReLIFE (Manga) add
whats good about Relife?
- a fresh type of story
- each chapter brings excitement towards its readers
- everything is colored (meheheh)
- and many more!

whats bad about it?
- no issues yet. relife is still ongoing (current chapter: ch 168)

I never read a manga that changed my view about life and studies. relife also gives its readers, a mixture of feelings. and the story also tackles present issues in our society; like, being jobless after college and other stuff. the story sends a message to its young readers; Relife teaches us to enjoy life to the fullest and always take the risks, because what you do today may affect your life in the future.

PS. This is my first review. comments and suggestions on how to make a good review is highly appreciated.
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Yesterday, 12:54 AM
Ibitsu (Manga) add
in the beginning I was very excited to read it , I'm ok with reading horror , but this one made me feel colic a lot , and some times grosses me , the art was good , and the story was good too , but the END was such a waste for all that , I didn't like the way thee things end up with , it can end with a better way actually .
after finish reading it I felt a little bit disappointing , cuz it end with such an unsatisfying way .
the Lolita girl really pissed me off , and the way things was going into made me want to kill her for real .
at the end , it will take me a while before start reading another horror manga .
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Jan 20, 2017
Omamori Himari (Manga) add
Generic, pretty much sums up this manga. A story of a boy, who inherited some powers and a cat demon, add in a childhood friend, a few more demons, and there you have it.

The story doesn't have much of a plot anyways since there's just 1 bad guy in the entire series, ending was poor, MC doesn't really get that much stronger anyways, still an unreliable boy with naive dreams. I don't even think it's much of a conclusive ending. Fight scenes were pretty lame too. All the other character is also pretty generic, there's not much background story that'll make you emotional or anything so i didn't really get attached to any of the characters.

wouldn't recommend this manga, except you're just a harem completionist, nothing really stands out, a pretty borish manga I would say.
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Jan 20, 2017
First Love (Manga) add
Warning this review may contain spoilers,
and yes I am putting a spoiler warring for a hentai manga big deal.

First impressions, I watched the anime version of this which I thought was quite nice and I wanted to see what else this series has in it bag of tricks.

Story, 5/10

The story is basically a group of short stories of love which end in sex Because hentai reasons.
There pretty much basic vanilla story's at lest for hentai standards.
So no hard core Fetishs or weird kinks.
Just very nice love story's,
Like for example my favorite is the one with the older brother and his shut in little sister who became a shut in because she wanted his D or something.
My other favorite is the one about this rich high school girl that wants to get sexual with her butler who she has known since she was 5 or something.
There all very straight forward and to the point,
And there quite a few feels there was well.
So nothing is forced it just natural emotion which has now reached it climax literally.

My only complaint is that I wish some of the story arcs where longer, because there some which don't have time to enough focus on and build up the story.
They also felt very rushed.

Characters, 5/10

All the main characters are pretty nice people who just want to make things right,
All the other characters are fine.
There just people who are having a hard time explaining there emotions.

Art, 6/10

The artwork I thought was quite decent,
The sex scenes also look alright.

It has Very plain style to it.

I really like the character designs, especially for the chicks.
Don't know why but they look very nice to me.

Enjoyment, 5/10

I enjoyed this as a Very short hentai and somethings to read every now and then if I am bored or in the mood.

Overall, 6/10

If you like basic hentai or trying to get into hentai this would be a decent place to start,
Because when it comes to hentai you want to go slowly.

If you into more hard core shit probably go some where else.
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Jan 20, 2017
Kimochi no Katachi (Manga) add
Please excuse me as I don't write reviews at all. I do think "Kimochi no Katachi" deserved at least one though as it was a manga I stumbled on and rather enjoyed reading.

The story is of a nervous girl who is in a bit of denial about being gay... Even to the point she compares herself to a reptile. The characters had good development that made the story have some nice depth and made the characters east to like.
Whilst it isn't the most realistic of love tales, it was cute and had some adorable Yuri moments.

It's a plesant and cute read for and Yuri/Shoujo Ai fan.
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Jan 20, 2017
Sankarea (Manga) add
Sankarea is a mysterious zombie romance that sounds kind of diffrent and funny, i first watched the anime back there in 2012, and i remember that i really loved it, so why not read the manga and know the end of the story?

my frist reaction was that it was going to be a really great love story just like the way of the anime... but the anime just covered 2 volumes of the manga, so thats almost nothing of the story, later on the volume 4 it got a bit more darkness than the expected, and in fact that the anime had a focus on the romance of the protagonists and not on the horror love story so i got a little bit surprised, but after the volume 7 the story got a diffrent way and a little bit confusing, and in the end it was corny how was the character development ended, and also poorly explained
at all but on the other way, the main horror zombie story was interesting and good, but since the volume 1 the fanservice and ecchi scenes was killing slowly the magic of the story, and the own autor said on the specials (Mero asking japanese questions part) that the feed of the manga was the ecchi/fanservice that in the case was 13 years old girls naked, but the back story was good at all... but i have to confess that i got disappointed but not surprised.
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Jan 20, 2017
Koe no Katachi (Manga) add
A beautiful story that really hits the right buttons to make you initially dislike the protagonist before making you happy when he redeems himself. The portrayal of school bullying in this story is fairly realistic and it didn't shy away from showing that not everyone will be nice to someone just because they have a disability but also showed that when the bullies lose a target, they move onto the next. My expectations were actually subverted as I had expected the story to end very differently and more tragically but it's definitely to the story's benefit that it didn't. At just 62 pages, it's definitely worth the time to look at.
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Jan 20, 2017
Leviathan (Manga) add
(Caution: Spoiler hints)

Listen if you're here for the plot and are expecting something 'deep' out of this, you don't really have to bother yourself. But if you just wanna have fun, chuckle and look at good art at a comfortable pace, then this might be for you. I loved the series. The art was great, the characters were likeable, the subtle humor was just right up my alley, and the overall vibe felt very unique.

However, at the end of chapter 70, I find myself riddled with questions. Not necessarily a good thing I would say- it was more of a "Wait, what the f*** just happened?" kind of thing. Was it all a dream? A dream within a dream? Time travel? Parallel world? I don't know what was real anymore lol, and since there wasn't much discussion about this series I gave up trying to decipher the meaning behind the conclusion. The right word would be 'scammed'- yes, I felt scammed. But damn it was one hell of a nice scam going on. I did enjoyed it.

Sadly though I'm only gonna have to give it a 5, no more and no less. This however made me wanna check out Otsuka Eiji's other works, and I can't wait to start on another one. But like I said, don't expect anything complicated out of this series and take everything with a pinch of salt. Enjoy!
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Warning: contains mild spoilers (but nothing we haven't seen in other isekai stories before).

Death March begins with the protagonist Suzuki being transported to a fantasy world and wiping out armies of mobs with an inexplicably-obtained spell. This leads to him becoming so powerful, that nothing poses any real threat.

Now, an overpowered protagonist isn't a bad thing if the story manages to present it in a humorous way, or if there are equally strong enemies. This isn't the case with Death March, however; you can expect Suzuki to destroy any opponent with ease, as long as he isn't holding back for some silly reason. Most of the time, he is.

You see, Suzuki is some sort of a pacifist, which is funny considering wiping out hundreds of sentient lizardmen doesn't bother him much. In fact, no one talks about the cataclysmic event that his arrival caused besides a few casual mentions. Acquiring the obligatory harem is much more important, apparently.

To no one's surprise, the secondary characters are all female. Shortly into the story, Suzuki purchases no less than five (mostly loli) slave girls, who are, of course, completely devoted and love him for being such a kind master. At least Naofumi from "Shield Hero" had good reasons to purchase a slave. Here, it is nothing more but a cheap way to instantly build a harem of girls who will never leave the protagonist. Don't expect anything raunchy, though. Among his many sins, Suzuki is a complete herbivore.

I enjoyed "Mushoku Tensei", so it's not like I hate wish fulfillment stories or harems. It's just that Death March is an awful example of both. I'm legitimately surprised that this tripe is considered good enough to get published and get an anime adaptation in Japan.
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Jan 19, 2017
Umibe no Onnanoko (Manga) add
Its hard capturing how sex and desire conflict with a blossoming maturity both physically and emotionally as a teenager.The two lead characters in A Girl on the Shore are entangled in a sexual relationship that neither can quite make sense of. It is portrayed as a source of comfort and exploration and confusion especially when confronted with each outside the bedroom.
While the sex scene are very -very- explicit, Asano really lets the story develop in a series of artfully crafted moments, gestures, and even facial expressions. Sato's struggle with her modesty, shame and her sexual awakening (instigated by her crush on an older boy who assaults her) and Isobe's depression and grief over his brother's suicide unfold in a really authentic way. That is to say one that is not always satisfying but heart-wrenchingly realistic.
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Jan 19, 2017
G-Maru Edition (Manga) add
It's a shame that this didn't last very long. G-Maru is one of the better ecchi comedies that I've come across. The best part is undoubtedly the outstanding art by Mizuki Kawashita. It's fun watching her get her full ecchi on. The story isn't anything special but it provides plenty of opportunity for comedic situations. One problem is that the only character that is very interesting is Aruto (she is great) but I'm willing to put that down to Kawashita only having a short time to develop them. It only takes a day or two to get through all the chapters so if you like ecchi comedy, I'd suggest giving it a try.
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Jan 19, 2017
Last Game (Manga) add

Story - 10
!!!!!!!!!!!!!! need i say more without spoiling anything. see: Enjoyment

Art - 9
art is typical for a shoujo manga. just rly happy the mangaka didnt make yanagi look too much like the Typical Leading Male In A Shoujo Manga if u know what i mean. yanagi looks plain and blond and most certainly does not have long tousled hair and a stoic face which is amazing because u have NO IDEA how often that appearance appears in shoujo manga IT MAKES ME SICK. the art isnt so good as would merit a 10, but it was ok and fairly consistent too considering this manga took like 4 years to complete

Character - 10
AMAZING kujou is amazing her determination to study and work hard for her dreams since she was a little girl is amazing. she deserves everything good in life because she worked hard for it. also shes not tsundere which is amazing because HONESTLY there are too many tsundere girls in shoujo mangas already. tho if i had to pick a fav character in this manga itd probs be yanagi even though hes tsundere. it is amazing how expressive he is you would think he is the Overly-Dramatic Leading Lady In A Shoujo Manga Who Overthinks Everything even though he is technically not (spoiler alert he actually is). also he is NOT COOL AT ALL nope he is completely dorky and awkward and really really spoiled and sheltered. which is why i like him bec hes not like those other leading males in shoujo mangas who are Too Perfect For Life and Women (im looking at u usui takumi). i love yanagi he is dramatic, annoying, funny, and MOST IMPORTANTLY VERY EXPRESSIVE and ANIMATED, which u dont really see in many leading males in popular shoujo manga who are all like 'wat do u want stop bothering me and my cold, cool facade u wont see through until after a hundred chapters when u have broken down by stoic walls'. i love him even though i wouldnt want him as a boyfriend because FUQ HE IS SO NEEDY. all the other characters are great. i love the astronomy club and my country boy KEI-CHAN. i love how they all developed as characters throughout the whole ordeal between yanagi and kujou. the characters are what makes this manga so great and enjoyable and FUNNY

Enjoyment - 10
I Love Everything the humor the romance the fact that THERE IS LITTLE TO NO CRINGE-WORTHY DRAMATIC SCENES amazing. im very nitpicky about shoujo manga because i hate mangas which are too much of an emotional roller coaster like nope no thanks im experiencing enough drama in my life to devote a portion of it to READING drama nope. this manga just had the right balance of comedy and romance that would satisfy such a shallow person like me lol if i could give it a 10000/10 read more
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Jan 19, 2017
Noblesse (Manga) add
Noblesse is one of those manhwas which you know wont end its story is on repeat here are the simple steps to make this manwha
Step1:Get your friend captured
2:Search for your friend for nearly 50 chapters each arc
3:Destroy enemy without effort
4:Enemy is now on your bandwagon because they know if they arent they are screwed for life
5:Rinse and repeat
No I'm not kidding this has been the same plot for each and every arc I don'k know how the author gets away with it.
Characters are probably the best part of this story besides those uninteresting brats who i thought were the mc.
Rai is a cool dude who you want to hang with and would never get bored from. He is the strongest in the series currently with the most retarded drawback on his powers which I wont spoil but since i led you up heres why its retarded, Its because no one cares that drawback is so useless i dont even get it he almost 1 shots everybody in 2 seconds and the drawback isnt even severe since he has been spamming it like almost every move when he could easily take down oponents in a different manner. Ok im done btching so heres rai he wakes up from his slumber from 800 yrs ago and is now learning how new technology works barely gets any character development besides him learning housemaid works.
Frankenstein-Did i mention rai having a retarded drawback for his power? that could easily be fixed with this guy but plot wont allow it for comedy reasons not to mention they actually take the drawbacks seriously. Frank is a useless Principal on his school who needs to keep dog leash on his allies to not make them go lost everytime he does his job doing nothing in a pricipals office besides his cleaning habbits he is a very strict naughty boy who lieks antics and pissing off his enemies and he aslso has a yandere lover
AK47 Probobly the most developed character in the series through the ways of being kidnapped every second he doesnt kiss rais ass. He was originally a bad guy gone good with the help of friendship
Enjoyment 9
With all the bullsht that i spouted you would honestly think this was a bad series yet its full of laughs
Overall 7
The story is going nowhere the comedy is good only if it wasnt always overused and the wide array of characters actually hold this off from being bad
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Jan 19, 2017
Golden Boy (Manga) add
Back in the 90's after watching the anime "Golden Boy" I could never understand why they never made more episodes? After all it was one of the best animated, and unique stories I had ever seen.

Well fast forward 20yrs, and thanks to the scary power of the internet I was finally able to read the manga...And now I know.

After chapter 5, things get really lewd really fast!

Part of the charm of the first 5 chapters and the Anime. Is that Kintaro never quite gets the girl, or so to say he gets the girl but leaves before he gets to score.
Unfortunately after chapter 5 there's an abrupt change in writing style. Kintaro not only gets the girl, and multiple girls, but he's also sometimes the girl with scenes of cross dressing, and being a BDSM slave.

I can't help wonder if the writer after chapter 5 was pressured by his editor to add more smut? Or if he was in collage taking a psychology 101 class? Either way, you'll either love the change or dislike it.
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Jan 19, 2017
Aho Girl (Manga) add
Like a lot of 4-koma, Aho Girl takes a little while to get going but once all the major characters are established, it is relentlessly funny. It's a very simple story about an idiot and the people around her who have to deal with her antics. It's really just dumb fun but the jokes land pretty consistently. This is mostly because of the great characters, who are all hilarious in their own way. The best part about it is how unsympathetically things are portrayed. Yoshiko is a proud idiot has no concern for the people she causes problems for. The main male character Akutsu seems to actually (justifiably) hate her. She would be infuriating to be around in real life but reading about her is hysterical. The art is pretty simple but works well with the comedy.
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Jan 18, 2017
Sankarea (Manga) add
I have failed.
So many people have departed from this story with results that they love.
I have not.

I have randomly found this manga, while having had aimed to find something completely random and new to indulge myself with!
Something I'll have no idea about so that it can be a totally genuine experience.
And Sankarea was just that.
I love the way the manga's covers look.

I've started reading this, and almost every single thing, every page, I had known what would come in the next.
Everything was so predictable to me.
While reading, I have stopped numerous times simply to laugh a bit at how what I was looking at was something I had expected to happen.
It wasn't laugh really, it was just averting my attention from the pages to the wall of my room with a big grin.

The story is cute, Rea is beautiful in every possible way, but I'm unfortunately blind to truly enjoying the beauty of her and everything else in this story.
I think nothing bad of this story, I have simply failed at enjoying it, and the proof for that is the simple fact that so many others have fully enjoyed the experience of going through this story.
To me it was just a cliche after a cliche.

When I think about it, I think that the reason that this is the outcome I'm left with after the story, is the way that characters are.
Overuse of blushing.
Blushes are nice and all, but in this story, everyone are blushing all the time, not my cup of tea.
The characters are what was the most cliche thing, to me.
I am upset that I've not fully grown to love this story.
I do love it, it's beautiful, and as I say that, I know that that's just something I wish would be the full truth.

Spoiler about the conclusion of the story bellow:
I did however, after finishing the story, wake up during the night, and in the morning, without being able to proceed with my sleep, duo to what this story ends up as.
Rea, that angel of a person, ending up all alone.
All alone.
It's scary, how this story ends. That suffocating feeling of loneliness that is not even yours (how I feel when I think about the end of the story).
If I had gone through this story long before, that ending would've kept me awake so many nights, I'd cry.

If this was "packaged" somehow differently, perhaps it would've been just my thing, but this way it was barely anything.
I know though, that if this was my first manga ever, if I had read this back when I was still a kid, I'd have probably fallen in love with everything about this story. Everything.
Perhaps the problem is that I'm "too-grown-up" and thus this story is just too perfect for me..
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Jan 18, 2017
Shinshi Doumei Cross (Manga) add
Art :
Arina sensei sure have a good talent on drawing manga. I read Sakura hime kaden too (well, not finished because publisher in my country dropped the series) and I like it a lot. but not in Shinshi doumei cross. first book, I have to re-read it to remember the character (every chara look same!). I can't tell the different of Ushio and Haine when they close up. well, mailman and the strahl too (but I can look the different from the hat and hair when reading chapter 2).
Arina sensei drawing is good, but it's tiring reading this manga because almost of page is full (with flowers and unnecessary things).

Story :
I just read 2 title manga from Arina sensei, and I prefer the tale-type than high school type like shinshi. but the main story is unusual, it fresh and I mean it's good.

Characters :
Arina sensei's heroine usually one type : cheerful, dark past, already love the hero. but in shinshi, more chara in love with same sex type. I... don't like it. I still prefer cross dressing, but not with love in it.

Enjoyable :
the manga have 59 chapters, and my eyes is tired reading it. like I said before, the flowers and the details it's too much. it's good for the cover, but not in the manga.

Overall :
I hope Shinshi Doumei Cross is color manga, so I can enjoy the details (LoL). The story is good, art is good, and if I throw the fact that my eyes can't stand too much detail, it's very good manga.

I hope Arina sensei can improve the chara draw so they all don't look same.
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I loved the story in the beginning but this manga is not what I expected to be. I wouldn't recommended to anyone to read this and if you are maybe you are wasting your time because as the story goes it becomes very complicated and a story of love becomes something that is not at all love anymore. If you are a person without a faint heart then read maybe you will enjoy it. I myself a faint hearted person and I very much enjoy love stories but my personal feeling right now is why did I read this manga.
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As Mermaid Melody was my very first anime I watched about 8 years ago, I felt like I had to read the manga sometime. I was curious for the "original" story of the anime, wondering if it was any different. And here we are.

Now where to start...


This was something that kind of really surprised me. Mostly, when having watched an anime and being curious for the manga, you expect a broader approach to the story with much more content. This is actually opposite here. The anime is much more developed with its 50 episodes per season. This manga only has 35 chapters.

Personally I felt like the first part of the manga series (The Gackto arc) was so rushed compared to the anime. It felt like many parts were missing and the story jumped to different plots, but that could also be because pretty much all manga reader sites have listed the chapters in a weird way which concluded in me reading the wrong follow-up chapters sometimes (please fix this oh my god it was so confusing).

It's also safe to say that the manga is quite more mature than the anime. I was 12 years old when I started watching the anime and looking back at it now, it's kind of childish and happy/romantic feeling. Let's say I'd compare it to Winx Club which I used to watch around that time as well. Of course, it has its typical Japanese favorite romantic moments thrown in, but the fact that the anime had such a big succes in Italy with children says enough.

In which aspect is the manga more mature then?

There is much more nude shown. For example: in the anime, when the mermaids were bathing, they would never show you how they turned back into humans after getting out. In the manga, they often show how the girls actually wipe off the water with towels and turn parts of their body humanly that way. So needless to say, there are many drawings of the girls naked (with parts covered of course) using a towel.

It's not like this is a bad thing, but it certainly helped making the anime more child-friendly by leaving out parts like this.

Another thing which clearly showed the older targetted audience in the manga was the dialogue. Now I know some things get lost in translation, but the dialogue was kind of long and annoying sometimes. I'm not talking about the parts where the girls are just humans and have fun, it's more about the actual fighting parts. Especially the Michel arc made my brain hurt. so. much.

I am still very confused about that Michel arc. Everything was so unclear to me, and I'm definitely not too young to understand complex stories, but this... It felt like they tried to fit too much information in a few chapters. I must admit it has also been a long time since I saw the anime, so I can't compare if it was explained better in there. Overall, this arc read more
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Jan 18, 2017
Girl Friends (Manga) add
If you are told that this one of the better yuri mangas, then you'll probably expect too much. For me yuri is basically a more challenging romance, the thing is that this manga's focus isn't the romantic relationship, but the daily lives of our couple. In essence this is a Slice of Life manga about high school teenage girls doing their best to be cute through appearances. If you like conversations about cute make up, cute shopping, cute dresses, cute hairdos, cute faces, cute school events and basically cute girls doing cute (commercialized) things, this is the manga for you. This is so because the romance gets scarce development between the daily activities, which overshadow it. Near the end of every volume, you're reminded that this is supposed to be a romance between two people who are not used to it, yet are as close as they can be in terms of friendship. As he tags mention, it's better to approach this manga as a Slice of Life with romantic elements thrown in, rather than a Romance that takes its time.

The art is serviceable, but seemingly busy due to how often 3+ characters are in a scene. It's more often too busy for its own good and has a lot of background conversations laid in a small panel, it's excessive, noisy and doesn't contribute much in terms of presenting a scenery, atmosphere or a feel for the setting our characters are in, at least aesthetic wise. The ending impression is that their lives are filled with a lot noise, that is, if you're also counting their own monologing about the state of their relationship, which would usually take effort for someone to space out as such. But in the end it does its job at presenting cute characters in a pleasant manner and keeps it safe.

As a Slice of Life, there isn't much story to go around. Again, it's 4 girls being materialistic in conventional ways, talking about make up, clothes, boys, hooking up, how cute the other looks, etc. The school setting at least provides non-club activities like the festivals, field trips, vacations, so the setting often feels varied and there is a certain feel of a timeline in that regard.
Now it's the romantic plotline that gets the short end of the stick, it's the usual avoidance, unrequited emotional responses, jealousy, mixed signals and so forth. But again they are only truly explored in the end of a volume and just laid to the background after a new volume begins. They are present and mentioned during all the fluff, but mostly in monologues, kept there right before the climactic kiss for the volume ending. And when Akko and Mari(our main couple) really try to dedicate themselves to their relationship, it feels wholly different from what you've been reading up to that point, it's basic, it's cute, it works, but is done for a few pages, not for an entire chapter. That is, if you don't count them read more
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Jan 18, 2017
Uzumaki (Manga) add
I basically read through the entire thing in one sitting and man, was it a ride.

Story: 7

The story was surprisingly good and felt very well constructed. I really liked the episodic style of it. It gave off a Tales from the Crypt type vibe (this gaijin loves him some crypt keeper) while staying interconnected. The pacing was also great and made each chapter feeling brief but still feeling like its own little thing. The pacing was absolutely ideal for the story, constantly ramping up the tension until the climactic page turn reveal(that moment in the comic where a character's face is focused on, the next page being what they were reacting to, for the uninitiated). Of course a big flaw with the story was that sometimes it got campy. Like, super campy. Otherwise, really well done.

Art: 10

The art in this series is on a whole other level. The art style may be a bit dry but there's also something aesthetically "off" you could say about each frame. like everyone just looks kinda weird in an unnerving way rather than a distracting way. It's these dark nuances that never reduce Uzumaki to a visual bore. Also, elaborating on the page turn reveal. The sheer amount of detail put into these panels is astonishing, Ito's medical training also really contributing to the vivid nature of the visuals. Phenomenal stuff here.

Characters: 6/10

Can you really do much with characters in an episodic format? Of course the lack of any real depth to them is natural and wasn't too much of a bother. We know just enough about the major cast to care about them enough to stay invested. Nothin' much here.

Enjoyment: 10

I thoroughly enjoyed this story. I wasn't at all bored when reading and the visuals were awe-inspiring at points. It satiated my hunger as a fan of the genre well.

Overall: 9

Overall I'd recommend this to any horror fan or jkust someone looking for a good (albeit nightmarish) time.
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Jan 18, 2017
Kuzu no Honkai (Manga) add
Ok this review is very bias but i will do what i can to try to make it fair
The FMC is the most insecure girl ever does every manga/anime need to portray girls with so much insecurities if they are perfect.
The Male lead, its so hard to call him an mc since he basically has 0 to none screentime at all and he is basically a walking plot device with 0 personality and when he does have a character development they dummed him down for the female teacher which i will get in a sec.
The Female teacher has the most forced romance ever for some reason the mc and the male teacher have almost everything in common yet she for some reason doesnt like the mc yet is drooling for the male teacher which is your typical nice guy gets every women.
The Male teacher is the most oh jesus deus ex machina faggot I've seen with the love of his life suddenly having a crush on him for no reason besides his somewhat sister being the reason.
The other 2 girls who are somewhat important to the story=who cares about them they barely do jacksht besides that one lesb with the most retarded backstory to be relevant

Your generic can't you see I'm too deep to be understood its pathetic on how almost every scene has inner monologue it simply doesn't understand how show don't tell works.

Its great i guess

I'm one of those people who doesn't binge read and wait weakly i actually enjoyed first couple of chapters thinking that it would be unique but no it wasn't. Imagine almost every chapter ends with a cliffhanger and next chapter nothing happens

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I'm going to start by getting this out first: I love Junjou Romantica. Now it's obvious this would come up given that both works are by the legendary genius Shingiku Nakamura whose BL/yaoi have made for one of the best-selling yaoi of all time. Sekaiichi Hatsukoi is somewhat of a 'spin-off' of of Junjou, taking place in the same universe and following a similar style and formula. A guy hired as a manga editor for Makawa Publishing surrounded by men trying to mimic their shounen demographic by way of getting in touch with their feminine side? SOUNDS LIKE AN A+ PLAN TO ME.

But I didn't like this as much honestly. And I really wanted to. I know I'm in the minority here but I thought the panels were pretty cluttered and I didn't feel the same endearing quality of Junjou, nor the likability of the characters. It's a decent story and a ton of fun but I couldn't enjoy it as much as I wanted to--I'm not going to knock it for being a sweet romance though.
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Jan 17, 2017
Mitsuami no Kamisama (Manga) add
Mitsuami no Kamisama is a short manga with a very pleasant, simplistic art and writing style. Partially due to this, I was not expecting such profound thematic and metaphorical depth that I was presented with while reading.

Mitsuami no Kamisama follows just a select few human characters in a setting which already seems to lack extensive human involvement. However, with the prevalent use of personification, much of the manga’s focus, as well as the source of nearly all of its dialogue, is the vast number of normally-inanimate objects which occupy its world. This use of personification is relatively common in literature, but with it, Mitsuami no Kamisama manages to portray countless themes and allegories in very unique ways. The contrast between the deep themes explored in this manga and its overall charming presentation helps make Mitsuami no Kamisama a special and memorable experience.

As the characters, story, and setting are built upon, a central theme aimed at the reader begins to form: taking aspects of daily life for granted, or unjustly finding trivial. There are numerous additional concepts within the manga that stem and branch out from this idea. The author sets up these sub-themes in ways which could let them have multiple meanings, or be interpreted in different ways thanks to her slightly vague, simple, and open-ended writing style. Because of this I am certain that everyone can find something to connect to while reading. The overarching story in Mitsuami no Kamisama proves to be surprisingly expansive; throughout the plot's progression, its tone and further messages manage to range anywhere between happy and lighthearted to quite somber and tragic. Once I reached its conclusion, I was left extremely satisfied and somewhat in awe of how well different aspects of the story and themes managed to come together and reflect each other.

I have nothing but praise for Mitsuami no Kamisama, I consider it an incredible piece of literature and easily one of my favorite manga. A wonderful experience whether you choose to interpret it as a nice, light read, as something deeper which provides plenty to think about, or as something between the two. I highly recommend it and hope that over time it can receive more exposure as I feel it greatly deserves.
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Jan 17, 2017
Paperweight Eye (Manga) add
I wanted so badly to enjoy this manga. Such an interesting and original concept, such beautiful artwork, and a yandere-ish, mysterious male lead to boot - it had so much potential.

Story: 6

The ONLY reason I gave this manga's story a 6/10 is because of the originality and potential of the concept. The pacing of this manga is awful, and this is one of the main reasons that I struggled to finish it. I've never read anything like it before, and that automatically meant that I considered it a 3/10. Top it off with one point for my general (but infinitesimal) enjoyment of the story and one point from sheer generosity, and there you have it.

Art: 9ish/10

The art was gorgeous! There were times when I could tell that the mangaka had been feeling a bit rushed, or perhaps a bit tired of drawing, but this didn't bother me at all. Other than that, expressions and emotions were well executed, and plenty of detail was provided. This manga was pretty, if nothing else.

Character: 4/10

This is where the manga reeeally lost my attention. The characters are shallow, two-dimensional, and seemed silly. Don't get me wrong, there certainly were interesting aspects of the main and main supports, BUT with no character development, it all fell flat.

Enjoyment: 5/10

As I said, I really wanted to like this manga. I'm disappointed because this sort of thing is right up my alley, yet I had to literally drag myself through the last half of it.

Overall: 5/10

See above. I have nothing else to say. :c
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Jan 17, 2017
Onanie Master Kurosawa (Manga) add
Onani Master Kurosawa was hands-down, one of the worst mangas I've ever had the displeasure of sitting through. Sure, it wasn't viscerally disgusting like Haou Airen but it certainly wasn't a "so-bad-it's-good" type of read either. It's yet another addition to the ever-growing pile of mangas that could've gone somewhere meaningful and instead decided to embrace mediocrity. If you're the kind of person who enjoys reading manga with wasted potential, you're probably gonna like this. For those of us who don't, however - let's go at length and explain /why/ this manga was (and might very well be) a terrible experience.

For starters, the eponymous protagonist certainly wasn't a compelling lead. From the very beginning, there's no semblance of originality to Kurosawa's characterization - he's an introvert with the telltale signs of ASPD, complete with edgelord haircut. Oh look, he doesn't get along with his peers! Oh look, he thinks terribly of the people around him! Oh look, he has a dirty little secret! Oh look, he gets curved by a girl he thinks is cute and shares common interests with! What the fuck is there to this guy that makes him different from someone like Kasuga from Aku no Hana anyway? The fact that he's a chronic masturbator who can only get off to the /very/ graphic daydreams he has about raping his classmates? Say what you will about Kasuga, but at least he felt trapped in the town that he lived in and was dying for a way out.

Now right off the bat, the concept lends itself well to an overarching plotline that has Kurosawa dealing with his antisocial tendencies but that certainly doesn't happen. Instead, the manga opts to go for a "oh look, he didn't really think all those terrible things about everyone, he was just misunderstood and made a mistake!" approach. You know, never mind the fact that he had /VERY/ explicit and extremely detailed rape fantasies. Never mind the fact that when the manga started off, he was exhibiting the telltale signs of sociopathy. Never mind the fact that Kurosawa made decisions that in the real world, would have EXTREMELY dire repercussions. He was just a misunderstood introvert who people needed to give a chance, and he ultimately redeems himself in the eyes of his peers.

I'm certainly not expecting this manga to live up to the standard that I hold Goodnight Punpun to, especially considering how many breaks from reality Punpun ended up having upon retrospect. At the same time though, I would at least expect this manga to have the same kind of depth and detail in regard to Kurosawa's that Inio Asano put into Punpun's character. I mean, it's easy to call Kurosawa an edgelord but that's basically all that he is. It's impossible to take this kind of shit seriously, especially considering how deeply entrenched the depiction of edgelord teenagers in high school that think they're better than everyone else is in the world of anime/manga. If the mangaka decided to actually read more
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Jan 17, 2017
Mahou Sensei Negima! (Manga) add
Negima! is an odd series; it begins as an obnoxious ecchi comedy, but by chapter 20 or so begins a transition into a bombastic shonen battle series, with writing that is alternately brilliant and frustrating. While I enjoy this series, I am fully aware of its largest faults, and I feel I have to elaborate on these a bit first since they could be a breaking point for potential readers.

The Negatives:

The biggest elephant in the room for Negima is that, at its core, it's a harem comedy starring a 10-year-old boy protagonist. He is constantly put into uncomfortably erotic situations that would absolutely NOT be considered ok if genders were reversed. This bothered me throughout the series, but was eventually able to acknowledge it and move on.

Related to this, Negi's harem consists of the girls middle school class he teaches, and the majority of them eventually develop crushes on the 10-year old boy. How icky this feels can vary; one girl only develops feelings for the adult body Negi uses to disguise himself, but one of the primary side characters has a "crush" on him FROM THE BEGINNING. This is not natural or normal.

Lastly, despite not being the full ecchi comedy suggested in the first 20 chapters, elements of it remain throughout the series. Middle school girl characters constantly have their clothes blown off by magical attacks, and Negi is frequently in suggestive or compromising situations with his students/potential love interests. To be honest, i still can't figure these scenes out, because they seem so dissonant from the majority of the content. Was there an editorial demand to fit in this content? Was the author trolling the readers? Or does the author simply really, really like underage ecchi content? Sadly, i suspect it's the latter.

The Positives:

One reason I was so baffled by the presence of the ecchi content later on is because the writing in the rest of the series is very clever, and sometimes even brilliant. As an example, there is a massive arc in the middle of the series surrounding a high school festival, that is the writing equivalent of juggling 10 chainsaws. It features at least 3 separate sub-arcs all linked through time travel, with later sub-arcs fore-shadowed in earlier ones, without any plot holes or contradictions (that I could find). It also features tear-jerking plot lines, an excellent tournament arc, and an outstanding climax with a great villain with complex motives. What's even more impressive is that, based on my multiple readings of the series, later plot twists and events were absolutely planned from the beginning. It's fun to read the innocent early chapters, and see the later events foreshadowed, or background characters that later become central to the plot.

Another strong point are the characters. Yes, some of the characters are off-putting for reasons i mentioned previously, but many more are complex and well written. The biggest example is Negi himself, who is quite different from the vast majority of shonen protagonists. read more
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Jan 17, 2017
Mai-chan no Nichijou (Manga) add
I like gore and dark mangas those are some of my favorite genres. Now mai-chan no Nichijou is one of those typical loving mangas where you can enjoy a maid in her daily life*is it?!?!* Sure there's a bit of blood in the chapters*A BIT?!?* and you might see a lot of naked moments but it is not sooo bad. If you honestly liked it then you need some help...

I give the story a 3 : I can't go lower cause some of the chapters weren't as bad as the rest, they were decent enough to not jump in to the eye balls sex scene..really?

Art 6: yes a 6 I don't like the manga at all but the art was fair and well detailed, It can't be helped...ugh

Characters 3: In the manga it is only focused on one character and that is mai chan, everyone else is meh.

In my own words, I have encountered so many gore and disturbing/dark/etc. mangas before but this one...Is the most terrible one I have ever read, My friend told me about this and he said to NOT read it. He spoiled me what happens in it cause he doesn't want anyone to fall prey to it but since I have encountered so many of these mangas, I thought this one wasn't gonna be as bad as the rest of I wrong.
This one traumatized me for almost a week, not by fear but by that one disgust picture that keeps appearing in my mind when I go to sleep.
and it's the damn baby on a dudes crotch REALLY CREATOR WTF? That was just depressing as fuck and it is not worth reading it at all. But it honestly was based on how reality is. You might not see this happen infront of you but all that happens somewhere.(not the tiger) But the child porn, rape, death, sex slavery, etc. They definitely exist.
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Jan 17, 2017
Sangatsu wa Oresama ni Narimasu (Manga) add
I can't believe that there is no review for this manga yet. I only read 4 chapters so far (well, actually only 4 chapters have been scanlated when this review is written) but this manga is so funny! I almost miss the chance of reading this manga because I initially thought it was a shoujo manga, but the art is very clear and clean (it doesn't adopt the shoujo-manga-esque-super- big - eye sketches type). I'm glad I gave this manga a try because it is hilarious!

The main character, Sangatsu Sumire is downright naive and pure. Even when the love-teacher Nanami pulls his killer moves on her, instead of having a heart-thumping moment and blush like a normal girl, she doesn't falter and naively admiring her master's confidence and ability to pull such moves. She even attempts to do it to her crush and oftentime ended in failing hilariously.

The story so far is great and because it is still new, the manga only show a purely platonic, master-student relationship between Sangatsu and Nanami. There is also Sangatsu's protective friend introduced in the latest chapter, but not much can be said since the character is very new.

Overall, this is a great manga. The art is clean, the storyline is progressing good so far and each character is developing slowly and steadily at their own pace without the need to forcefully shove romantic storyline between the main character. It somehow gives HoriMiya kind-of vibe when I'm reading this, so I love this manga.
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Jan 17, 2017
Kuzu no Honkai (Manga) add
If I had read this when I was younger, I would be crying a lot to most of the pages of this story, and would have perhaps been left traumatised. It's a realistic possibility duo to how I was when I had first gotten in to anime and manga.
The way I am though(mature, I do calim to be), it only causes me to be instantly fully awoken up in the mornings when I regain my dream-staggered consciousness , with the first thing on my mind even before I have opened my eyes being the characters of this story.

I remember my first anime, Fate/Stay night, and how for 6 months after having had gone through the story, 8 years ago, I couldn't think of much of anything, other than Saber.
I had fallen in love with her, and she was gone. It doesn't matter if you know Fate/Stay Night or not, it was the feeling of someone you love, and who loves you, not being your possibility simply because the world doesn't allow it(not in the sense that I was actually wishing for an anime character to be alive (I WAS(I DO), DEFINITELY), but in the sense of that what happened in the story I had projected on to myself).

Another example.

5 Centimeters per second.
That, I've gone through only less than a year ago, and as rugged as I've developed to be, due to my age and the amount of stories that I have gone through thus far, 5 Centimeters per second made me feel alive, really alive.
Alive by not being able to close my eyes at night in my bed even though I was exhausted and tired.
Alive in the way of, I hope you know what it is that I'm going to try to describe now(never quite found an expression to describe the feeling with, not one I was satisfied enough with to have memorised it);
Alive in the way of having the feeling of breathing being really difficult.
Having to, not physically, struggle to breathe in. That compressing feeling of sadness and knowing that what is making you sad is reality itself.

Kuzu no Honkai is basically the two things that I have described above, from start to finish(though the manga is not yet over, at the time of writing this).
To draw a line with a metaphorical comparison..
You, the reader, are a freshly open wound. No, that's not good, naturally you don't have such kinds of wounds, hopefully..
This story is, a stick, doesn't matter what really, but something solid.
This story pokes at your heart, if you read it sincerily.
It's like poking at the inside of your flesh, but in a sense of thought, your mental state.
Do you get sick with sadness by the thought of the person you love.. Not loving you.. Leaving you.. Leaving you for another...
If you delve in to this story with full respect, the respect I believe you should approach to every story with, the respect that allows you to take the whatever the read more
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Jan 17, 2017
Naruto (Manga) add
My first manga review I will try to make it good

Story: 9/10

The story is well written and it's not confusing although it does have some two loop holes but that's just a nitpick in the whole chapter. What does bother me is that the chapter doesn't explain why the security guard killed Takashi and stole the picture. And also since Takashi was Naruto's first friend they could still make Naruto a bit more vengeful then letting both of the main antagonist live.

Art: 9/10

It's classic Naruto art. It's great but nothing too amazing or too bad

Characters: 9/10

The characters are made out great, the only problem is that they show up only in this chapter (I hope some of them will then show up in the main series of the manga)
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Jan 16, 2017
Tokidoki (Manga) add
The saving grace of this story was the plot twist, otherwise it would be at its best average. At first, its main character has greats similarities with Nisekoi's, that is, the dullest character that can be made, it is at the beginning even worst than Raku, because the last has at least had some basic relationship with his crush, making us sympathize with him, Poppo on the other hand, seem to be attracted to her only in a physical way, sealed by the scene of seeing her half naked, and only then starting a conversation with her. At first I was disappointed, ok, she is dying, but his actions towards her had no weight, it was just predictable to be, a course that normal main character would make(coff Raku coff). However, this changes because of the plot twist, all of his actions after her revelation are painted in a new way, he helped her at first, not because she was pretty, but because he felt empathy towards her, and this gave more depth to its characters and story.
I am deeply disappointed by authors such as this one or Fairy Tail, because they endanger their pacing, development and even plot in favor of fanservice. That scene of her half naked was unnecessary, this was a story of drama and light hearted moments, so it made no sense to put her in that way, it just showed a lack of creativity on the author's part by using such a ridiculous cliche. When I read Nisekoi's one shot and the beginnig of Fairy Tail I was hooked, but both series made the same mistakes, put stupid ecchi cliches and fanservice above all else, destroying all the potential, it is not bad in itself to use ecchi and cliches, but there is a time and context, not in the middle of a relationship in a drama that did not even begin. Like really, the trigger that starded their bond is an ecchi trope cliche???
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Jan 16, 2017
Berserk (Manga) add
Wow hey look it's another perfect 10 for one of the most beloved manga series of all time, what are the chances? Shouldn't I be rating this low so I can be a cool delinquent contrarian?

Whatever, I still want to get my thoughts down, because not only is Berserk the best manga I've ever read, it's one of the best pieces of media I've ever consumed. I've read this damn thing 4 or 5 times all the way through (it's not even finished), and I'm always reminded as to why it's my favorite. Let's go down the list.

Story - 9.5 to 10

What a fucking ride. Most authors could look at the Golden Age arc alone and call that their magnum opus, but with Berserk it's simply an (albeit large) drop in the proverbial bucket.

Arc after arc I find myself truly impressed at the way Kentaro Miura is able to keep the plot feeling fresh and active despite the story continuing for ~350 chapters. The twists and turns the plot speeds through are breakneck and oftentimes devastating. If you like your fiction light and happy this is not the manga you'll want to be reading.

At its core I think Berserk is a character study on how constant and unrelenting torture and suffering can shape a character. Berserk is ugly, it's exhausting, it paints a picture of a cruel and uncaring universe where the very laws of causality fight against you, driving you to the edge of madness. Without that suffering, though, the beauty of this work would never be able to shine as brightly as it does. Those moments of reprise, where the characters can look around among themselves and breathe that well earned sigh of relief, even if it only lasts one night? That's what real beauty is in the world of Berserk. There's a scene a bit farther into the series where the characters are plodding along the shore of the ocean with a sunset painting the background. In fiction that's a rather common scene, it's beautiful, sure, and the picture it paints in your mind is relaxing. But in Berserk? In Berserk that scene might as well be the gates of heaven. The fact that fans reading this can point out this exact page and nod knowingly is the very reason Berserk is so special.

As you might have noticed, I'm taking a tentative 0.5 points off in this section, and the reason for that is the PAINSTAKINGLY slow rate at which Miura works. This manga has been going on for 27 years and 4 months, and is currently still in hiatus until "early 2017(tm)".

Art - 11? 12? More?

For this section I could rant and rave about what a fucking incredible artist Miura is, or, I could save you a paragraph of writing and have you google "Berserk full page art". Scroll through Google Images until I've made my point.

Characters - 10

Honestly, the more I think about it, the more I'm convinced read more
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Jan 16, 2017
Shoujo Gensou Necrophilia (Manga) add
Shoujo Gensou Necrophilia is an interesting manga. Well, the thing is, I didn't really like it. I couldn't get through it. It took me a day or so to complete, when a manga with around 15 chapters shouldn't take that long to complete. Mostly because... the series felt really slow to me. I read about 5 chapters at once, and then I got really bored. I usually don't let stuff like that stop me, but it happened. But, eventually, I finished the entire thing. Eventually, of course, being a day.

The story follows a brother, George, trying to revive his sister with the magic book known as Necromonicon. The sister is basically a walking corpse, who has to feed off of carrion at night to survive. Though, the people see her as a normal girl, because her scars are not seen. She is pretty much, just a corpse. It's pretty... fair, I guess. It develops more, but I don't think I can say much without spoilers.

The art is okay. I mean, it could be better, like most manga, but, for this, it's okay. It's fine. I don't really think I can say much about the art, other than, it's readable, so that's okay.

Now... the characters... I barely cared for any of them. Didn't really care. Trying to make the audience feel for your character in just 15 chapters can be tough, but I did not feel anything when something happened to any of the characters. But, they were designed well, drawn well, so that's good.

I didn't enjoy this manga too much. But, the thing is, I really loved the ending. The ending was nice. It was my favourite part about this manga. It's a fitting end for a manga like this. It's a simple, kind of, and sweet ending. It's the reason I rated this a 7 instead of a 6 or 5. Don't read this if you don't like slow stories that take a while to pick up. Read it for the ending.

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Jan 16, 2017
Grand Blue (Manga) add
Grand Blue is a diving manga.

It is about college freshmen confused with what club they want to join and how to spend their college lives. They get invited by their incredibly nice senpai and join the diving club. This review will focus on how this manga portrays diving and how people discover love for an activity they were completely new to.

The story of Grand Blue is quite simple yet very satisfying to read. It follows the generic new students don't know what they want to do with their lives and end up joining a club out of curiosity but Grand Blue executes this very well. They outline diving in a very simplistic yet intriguing way. You do not need any knowledge on diving beforehand as they explain most of the basics as well as different stages of diving as you start to get more comfortable with the water. They outline how easy it may look on the surface but how difficult an essentially dangerous this activity can get, which leads to some really gut wrenching scenes in the manga. We don't have much stories that go in depth on diving so this feels refreshing to read, definitely on the unique side in that aspect.

The art is best described as simplistic yet beautiful. The diving scenes are drawn with so much detail, it really tries to put the reader in the position the characters are in. The character's faces are beautifully and realistically drawn in almost every panel. You can tell the mangaka put time and research into figuring out the minute details of a human body. Since it's a diving manga, the character's take their clothes off almost all the time and the author did an amazing job showing male and female aesthetics.

The cast of Grand Blue seems a bit generic at first glance, but really grow on you as the series goes on. We have our MC, Kitahara Iori, a college freshmen who is confused on how to spend his college life and ends up discovering a passion for something he previously had no interest in. Grand Blue isn't just all diving though, the characters interact with one another outside of diving in multiple ways developing their relationships with one another, especially the members of the diving club. We have Imamura Kouhei, an outgoing handsome man who doesn't care what other people think of him. He likes to truly express what he has a passion for even if other people may label him in a negative way. He is the first friend Iori makes and the story mainly focuses on their friendship, the struggles that come from it, and their new found love for diving.

If you want a unique manga that outlines the beauty of diving, give Grand Blue a shot.
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Jan 16, 2017
SKET Dance (Manga) add
i gave it a 7, the story is kinda weird, even though i kinda like the characters and how they solve the mistery, i didn't like the mistery, it's just that i don't see anything ggod about the motivation, and the kid who started the mistery seemed crazy to me, but well, the art was good, and i love the idea of a club who solves peoples's problems, also the villain was pathetic, but well what can you expect from an ordinary high schol, i could have been better to me but i really didn't like the twist, the art was good, though most of the time i didn't know who was saying what
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Jan 16, 2017
The Voices That Call Me (Manga) add
A brief and entertaining one-shot for those who understand firstly that this is bizarre and explicit. Other reviewers seem to feel that there's nothing going for the story meaning-wise to justify, in a sense, the goings-on. It's one thing for a manga to entertain through strange happenings, but when a manga attempts to directly philosophize it and bring meaning to it, the audience suddenly shrinks. I'd actually wager that if the mangaka took a more subtle approach it might've connected better with people, as while we all understand words on a basic level, we don't all understand things well through the same use of them.

Anyways, "The Voices That Call Me" is a mild exploration of the "hikikomori", which is a person who chooses to live to themselves within a room - their finances sustained by another. This story in particular explores the basic idea that every human being seeks companionship, but that through the experience of a hikikomori they grow to only really care about themselves. The hikikomori's search for companionship shows how although they want interaction, it's down to a physical level. We're social creatures, so it goes to show how much of an outcast this hikikomori truly is, even if he leaves his room right now. It goes to show they can't re-enter society without assistance.
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Jan 16, 2017
Hikkatsu! (Manga) add
This one is a weird one in that I only just found out that the author wrote and drew “Those Who Hunt Elves” or basically isekai way way way before everyone decided to ruin the “genre”. The art style is so lively it looks totally different than his previous work which was much more standard. This manga has a more noodly and storyboard like approach to it's art that I really enjoy. But as a trade off it is short as heck, only 3 volumes. I feel like it could have been a lot longer by how it was set up but it was an oddly cute read all the same.
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I find the art and the fact that it ran for a really perfect amount of time to be the stand out qualities of this series. This one was so interesting to me back in the day that I picked up all the volumes as they were coming out.
It's a tight series.
What I mean by tight is that it ran for an amount of time to have a good few arcs that began and ended, had it’s overarching plot that was interesting, had a colorful character cast, and then finished with very little loose ends to tie up. The author has a really nice art style for horror work, he knows how to make monsters look good, and his ink work is strong. The art is very non standard for manga bringing to mind a lot of German illustration at times, it’s very detailed inside. It’s just a really solid 8/10 with some problems to be sure but just something that feels kind of comforting to read in a sea of stuff that just goes on too long or stuff that gets axed too early.
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Jan 16, 2017
Thermae Romae (Manga) add
Bathing is something both Rome and Japan hold dear as not only an act to get oneself clean but also as an act of socialization. Based on this concept we find our hero Lucius, a down on his luck architect from ancient Rome transported to modern Japan through the baths he comes to love to learn all about the art of the bath and to experience a major case of culture shock every time he shows up. It’s a relatively short and sweet manga, with a heavy base in comedy.

I love this manga because of the incredibly silly premise that is taken quite seriously. You come out of the manga learning a lot as well as being entertained. The historical sections are incredibly well researched.
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Jan 16, 2017
Tokyo Ghoul:re (Manga) add
So I originally watch Studio Perriot's (studio clown) anime for Tokyo Ghoul, I loved it and went onto the manga. I read it pretty quickly and moved onto Tokyo Ghoul:re, but I did get stuck in the earlier chapters and left it for a while.
But I came back, and goddammit I'm so glad I did.
In the beginning not much happens, but the chapters get better, I have currently read all of the released chapters, and currently it is my favorite manga.
The amount of foreshadowing and little hints is outstanding, the terot cards that show so much meaning to characters, the ties between things, the meanings, the art, it is all so amazing.
This is a beautiful written tragedy that can make me ball my eyes out (seriously chapter 83... it still makes me cry and it has been months).
You won't be disappointed with this series, let me just lay down some amazing characters here on the table.
Kaneki and his inner insanity, who is shown to actually have multiple personalities disorder, Suzuya and his amazing character development, Arima and how he actually felt doing his job as the CCG's grim reaper. Furuta and his joker esque personality.
Not to mention that the first chapter of Tokyo Ghoul (not TG:re) foreshadowed to Tokyo Ghoul:re chapter 53. That is absolutely amazing.
The fight scenes are great, the characters are so lovable and fantastic, the meaning/symbolism and foreshadowing blows me away, the tragedy is written correctly and beautifully. Just let me... *shoves in face*
Seriously, read it and don't drop this manga, you'll regret it so much.
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