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Kamisama Kiss

Name: Kamisama Kiss
MangakaJulietta Suzuki

Volumes: 25 (complete)
Licensed: Viz (25 Volumes: Digital/Paperback) – (Complete)
Type: Manga
Genre: Supernatural/Adventure/Comedy
Age Group: Teen

Summary:  
Momozono Nanami’s dad, a man with a penchant for gambling, disappeared after accumulating a huge amount of debt. Thus, she was chased out of her house by the debt collectors. When she met a timid guy being chased by a dog, he told her that he’d give her his house. She believed his persuasive talk, but when she went to his house… it turned out to be a shrine. Moreover, a guy with fox ears appeared, which made Nanami even more confused. What will become of homeless and confused Nanami?

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Graphics Rating: 5/5
Plot Rating: 4/5

Opinion: Swear on my life I was reluctant to start this series, especially when it first took off because it looked a little childish. Then during lockdown I was compelled to purchase the entire series (in this manga economy – I know). I had to buy two volumes digitally but I’m so glad I bit the bullet and just read the entire series before collecting each volume.

The art is really straightforward and unique to the author. I love how she draws all of the ayakashi and the fashion is really cool.

The heroine is really fun without being annoying. She is very optimistic but also realistic. She is a really great “strong heroine”, she isn’t perfect but keeps on going with a smile.

The only reason this didn’t get a 5/5 on the plot was due to some weird pacing issues from time to time. While the romance was absolutely perfectly timed the entire series, the adventures were a bit janky. There was an overarching plot that was brought in and forgotten from time to time. Lots of filler, meeting new friends, etc.

That said the world is really well fleshed out as a fantasy. I really enjoyed learning about her friends and the ayakashi even though I don’t usually enjoy side plot.

I really loved this series and I think it’s a great starting point for anyone looking to get into Shoujo. It’s also great if you’re an old-timer like me ;)

Final Rating: 4/5

Extra: There’s an anime :)

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Requiem of the Rose King Manga by Aya Kanno

Requiem of the Rose King

Name: Requiem of the Rose King (Bara Ou no Souretsu)
MangakaAya Kanno

Volumes: 15 (ongoing)* July 2021
Licensed: Viz (13 Volumes: Digital/Paperback) – (Complete)
Type: Manga
Genre: Historical/Tragedy/Action
Age Group: Older Teen/Mature

Summary:  
Richard, the ambitious third son of the House of York, believes he is cursed, damned from birth to eternal darkness. But is it truly fate that sets him on the path to personal destruction? Or his own tormented longings? Based on an early draft of Shakespeare’s Richard III, Aya Kanno’s dark fantasy finds the man who could be king standing between worlds, between classes, between good and evil.

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Graphics Rating: 5/5
Plot Rating: 5/5

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Queens Quality

Name: Queens Quality (Sequel to QQ Sweeper)
MangakaMotomi, Kyousuke

Volumes: 12 (ongoing)
Licensed: Viz (12 Volumes: Digital/Paperback) – (Complete)
Type: Manga
Genre: Supernatural/Fantasy/Drama
Age Group: Teen

Summary:  

The adventures of mind “Sweepers” continue in this supernatural romance sequel to QQ Sweeper!

As Fumi’s dangerous new powers blossom, Kyutaro might be the only one who can help her keep them under control. Then, when Kyutaro tells Fumi that he’ll never leave her side, she unexpectedly starts to fall for him!
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Graphics Rating: 4/5
Plot Rating: 4/5

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Will I Be Single Forever by Mari Okazaki

Will I Be Single Forever?

Name: Will I Be Single Forever?
MangakaMari Okasaki

Volumes: 1 (Complete)
Licensed: Viz (1 Volume: Digital) – (Complete)
Type: Manga
Genre: Slice of Life
Age Group: Mature

Summary:  
Mami is 36 and unmarried, and the entire world seems to be telling her she must be miserable. But is she? Does she really need a ring on her finger to be happy when she has a job she loves and friends who support her? A collection of interconnected stories that explores the hazards and joys of unmarried life through the eyes of three single ladies.
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Graphics Rating: 5/5
Plot Rating: 4/5

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Daytime Shooting Star manga by Mika Yamamori

Daytime Shooting Star

Name: Daytime Shooting Star (Hirunaka no Ryuusei)
MangakaYamamori, Mika

Volumes: 12 (Complete)
Licensed: Viz (12 Volumes: Digital/Paperback) – (Complete)
Type: Manga
Genre: Slice of Life
Age Group: Teen

Summary:  
15-year-old country girl, Suzume Yosano, has to move to Tokyo to live with her uncle due to her father’s transfer. She bumps into a mysterious man who ends up taking her to her uncle’s place after she gets lost. Turns out, Suzume will be seeing him a lot more often once she starts school because… he’s her homeroom teacher!?
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Graphics Rating: 4/5
Plot Rating: 3/5

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