Screenshot from Takane and Hana. A highschool girls is asleep leaning on an older man who is also asleep.

Takane and Hana

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Name: Takane and Hana
MangakaShiwasu, Yuki

Volumes: 18 (Complete)
Licensed: Viz (Ongoing – Digital/Paperback)
Type: Manga
Genre: Comedy
Age Group: Everyone

Summary:  
Hana is a high schooler who ends up replacing her big sister at a marriage interview. Little does she expect that the potential groom, a handsome 26-year-old businessman named Takane, immediately insults her and calls her a gold digger! Furious, Hana throws her wig in his face and leaves.

Against all odds the two end up going on dates on a regular basis. Takane is a rich kid who’s much more immature and inexperienced than his good looks and flashy manners suggest, so they find it easy to forget that their ages are ten years apart. But how will these two ever find love when they’re so busy teasing each other?
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Graphics Rating: 3/5
Plot Rating: 3/5

Opinion: I wanna start by saying I think I would have enjoyed this series much more if it were much much shorter. Say, 5 volumes instead of 18.

The art is very girly and shoujo but often distorted for comedic effect. It doesn’t stand out but it’s not in any way bad.

Like I started with this series would have been much better if shortened. While the antics between the heroine and the male lead start off very cute, it becomes grating quickly. We are talking 10+ volumes of them still being very childish to each other.

While they inevitably reach bumps along the way in their relationship it feels like every new volume brings them back to square one. This may add to the “Comedic” effect, but the comedy style gets old as well. It’s like a comedian who just shouts their jokes the entire time. It isn’t that charming.

While the series may be great for someone who is new to shoujo or doesn’t care about romance much, if you are deep in the shoujo fandom this isn’t that good. It isn’t TERRIBLE either but it is hard to read.

Final Rating: 3/5

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Mangaka to Yakuza


Name
: Artist and the Beast (Mangaka to Yakuza)
MangakaKoda

Volumes: 4 (Complete)
LicensedeBook Renta! 
Current Licensed Volumes: V.04 Ch.25 (Complete)
Scanlations: None
Scanlator: None
Type: Manga
Genre: Smut
Age Group: Mature

Summary
Annoyed by everything and lacking any interest in love whatsoever, manga artist Rui gets an unexpected visit from a built, scary-looking yakuza. After carelessly becoming the guarantor for her friend’s loan, she is told to settle his debt of tens of thousands of dollars… “I’ll wait for payment. That is, if you let me have sex with you.” And just like that, she’s pulled into it. “But, I’m a virgin… Am I gonna be okay?” Just as she thinks she’s going to be made to suffer, she gets treated kindly and gently, making her first sensual experience all the more confusing…

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Graphics Rating: 3/5
Plot Rating: 4/5

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Can I Kiss you Everyday?

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Name: Can I Kiss you Everyday?
Mangaka: Hatsuharu

Volumes: 4 (Complete)
LicensedKodansha
Current Licensed Volumes: V.04 (Complete)
Type: Manga
Genre: Slice of Life
Age Group: Teen

Summary
Kurumi lives under one roof with her father and her overprotective brother, Ataka. One day, she reunites with Nagio, her childhood friend. Now a young man, Nagio doesn’t hesitate making advances—much to Kurumi’s dismay—kissing her out of nowhere and telling her how he has always liked her, in the process totally wrapping her around his finger. And while Kurumi is put off at first, she eventually finds herself head-over-heels for Nagio … This childhood-friend romance starring a black-hearted-yet-loving (?) boy is filled with sweet and passionate kisses!

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

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Namaikizakari

Name: Namaikizakari
Mangaka: Mitsubachi, Miyuki

Volumes: 20 (Ongoing – Feb 2021)
Licensed: No
Scanlations: V.?? Ch.123 (Ongoing 2021)
Type: Manga
Genre: Sports
Age Group: Teen

Summary: Upon first sight Machida Yuki knows that she doesn’t want anything to do with Naruse Shou, but how can she keep her cool when he is a part of the basketball club she manages?

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Graphics Rating: 3/5
Plot Rating: 3/5

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He Was Cool

Name: He Was Cool
Manga-ka: Gui, Yeoni

Volumes: 3 (Complete)
Licensed: No
Scanlations: V.03 Ch.015 (Ongoing)
Scanlator: Bamboo Garden
Type: Manhwa
Genre: Drama/School Days
Age Group: Teen

Summary: Ye-won was trying to climb up the fence of the school in order to cut self-study and accidentally kissed the leader of the 4 smartest guys in the school. Due to the kiss, Ji, Eun-sung forced Ye-won to be his girlfriend because he doesn’t even try to grasp a girl’s hand if the girl is not going to be his wife. At first, Ye-won hated him who is selfish and finical, but unconsciously, she was attracted to him. This guy seems to have a broken heart. Finally, Ye-won decided to hug and embrace his hurt…

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

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