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Heroine for Hire

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Name: Heroine for Hire
Mangaka: Amakura Fuyu

Volumes: 4 (Complete)
Licensed: Kodansha (Complete: Digital)
Type: Manga
Genre: Slice of Life
Age Group: Teen

Summary:  
Shuko Kodakamine is strong—too strong, by the standards of some. She hopes to make a good high school debut, but that plan goes up in smoke almost immediately when she injures the attractive, charismatic Serizawa-kun…and later suplexes him, to boot! But when Serizawa-kun finds himself in hot water with a jealous boyfriend, it’s Shuko who comes to his aid…and he comes up with a ridiculous proposition: If Shuko becomes his bodyguard, he’ll make her the most important girl in his world!
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Graphics Rating: 3/5
Plot Rating: 3/5

Opinion: I really hoped to like this more than I did. Overall it just didn’t wow me and was very much OK.

Art was very unique and very sketchy but I didn’t really enjoy it. It seemed more unfinished rather than a specific choice. A lot of nice scenes seemed to be rushed due to the art style and it was dissapointing.

The plot is cute but it was lacking. Usually when you have the super strong heroine she has more personality to her. I found the heroine incredibly boring, and to be honest I was more interested in her best friend.

The male lead wasn’t anything special either just another popular male lead. As a shoujo the series did well but it was predictable and boring. Sometimes super entrancing art can elevate it to something more but this wasn’t it.

If you’re bored this is an interesting shoujo series. Unfortunately, if you’re looking for something to be deeply invested in or see something unique it’s not here.

Final Rating: 3/5

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Araki Won’t Be Tamed

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Name: Araki Won’t be Tamed
MangakaKapparappara

Volumes: 2 (Complete)
Licensed: Kodansha (1 Volumes: Digital)
Type: Manga
Genre: Comedy/Slice of Life
Age Group: Teen

Summary:  
A high school girl who lives alone in her parents’ home, away from her sister and mother who are working as actresses in Tokyo. Under such circumstances, my family’s birthday, for a long time, somehow, popular actor Shiraki Araki appears instead of the family! Araki rushed to the confused Yakko, saying, “He became a star to help him find her.” “Keep me”…?! A gift (?!) that arrived at JK who was worried that there was nothing for me. It’s the start of a half-lived love comedy with a superstar!
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Graphics Rating: 3/5
Plot Rating: 4/5

Opinion: I’m impressed with how cute this series is I’m just disappointed it’s so short!

The art is actually very unique. In some parts it’s gorgeous and others it seems a bit rushed. I find the heroine to be quite bland, and I get that it’s a plot point, but her sister isn’t that dazzling either. Otherwise, the male lead looks amazing and I love all the poses he does!

This series is actually a very cute take on the low self esteem girl with the persistent and loving male lead. While the heroine starts off super annoying and plain it’s fun to watch her grow more confidant over the first volume.

It’s also refreshing to read a series where the male lead is loving and supportive to the heroine. I really loved reading this just wish it was longer!

Final Rating: 4/5

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A Girl and Her Guard Dog

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Name: A Girl and Her Guard Dog (Ojou to Baken-kun)
MangakaHatsuharu

Volumes: 5 (Ongoing – Feb 2021)
Licensed: Kodansha (1V: Digital – Feb 2021)
Type: Manga
Genre: Drama
Age Group: Teen

Summary:  
Senagaki Isaku will be a first year high school student starting in spring. Her grandfather is the third head of the Senagaki group, a yakuza organization, so she is feared by those around her. However, starting from spring, she hopes to make normal friends and normally fall in love.

She is admitted into a high school further from her hometown, however, the overprotective young head of the Senagaki group, Utou Keiya, falsifies his age and enters the school with her through a backdoor admission…?! Keiya proclaims that love is too early for her although Isaku is perfectly ready. In truth, she has held an unrequited love for Keiya for quite some time
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Graphics Rating: 4/5
Plot Rating: 4/5

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Boss Wife

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Name: Boss Wife
MangakaSakurai, Mayu

Volumes: 1 (Ongoing)
Licensed: Kodansha (Digital – 1V)
Type: Manga
Genre: Comedy/Smut
Age Group: Mature

Summary:  
When Hasumi has a chance meeting with her old high school crush, Yamato Kujo, she figures she might as well spend one night in bliss before she deals with the debt collectors that hound her steps. But when Yamato reveals he’s become a yakuza member, Hasumi panics and runs away—only to have Yamato pop up again, but this time with a proposition: He’ll buy her debt if she becomes his bride. But can she take the pressure and drama of becoming a yakuza wife?
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Graphics Rating: 5/5
Plot Rating: 4/5

Opinion: I really enjoyed this so far (1 volume) as I can’t really resist the recent Yakuza trend. I’m very excited to continue reading!

The art is my favourite part honestly. It reminds me so much of my favourite mangaka Izumi Kaneyoshi. It’s very unique and mature but still very feminine. I can’t resist the way she draws men or women.

The plot is very good I love the setup and the male lead is lovable. Unfortunately the heroine is kind of annoying. She is always running away scared waiting until the last minute to stand up for herself. It’s understandable the situation for her is weird but sometimes it’s a little grating.

Overall I really love the series and can’t get enough of the art of the male lead! Also this series is pretty dang good for smut.

Final Rating: 4/5

Extra: Reminds me a lot of Dangerous Lover if you need something similar!

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We Must Never Fall in Love

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Name: We Must Never Fall in Love
MangakaTsukishima Haru

Volumes: 7 (Ongoing – Feb 2021)
Licensed: Kodansha (4 Volumes: Digital – Feb 2021)
Type: Manga
Genre: Comedy
Age Group: Teen

Summary:  
Sakura confesses to Hatano-kun one summer and is rejected instantly, but does not have time to fall into a depression. She returns to her house to meet her new “younger brother,” what she never expected was her “little brother” to end up being bigger than her…
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Graphics Rating: 3/5
Plot Rating: 3/5

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