Reimei no Arcana: Dawn of the Arcana

Name: Reimei no Arcana (Dawn of the Arcana)
Manga-ka: Toma, Rei

Volumes: 13 (Complete)
Licensed: Viz (Complete)
Type: Manga
Genre: Fantasy/Drama
Age Group: Teen

Summary: Between the two countries, there has been a constant war for 200 years and Nakaba has become a sacrificial goat for her country despite the discrimination of her red hair and of the sub-person (half-human, half-animal) Loki, who is her only friend and attendant at Caesar’s estranged palace.

But what will Nakaba do when she foresees an event pertaining to Prince Caesar’s demise? Will she save him? Or let him die in return to all the hate directed towards her by the people of Belquat?

-From Mangaupdates

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

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Name: Sakuran
Manga-ka: Anno, Moyoko

Volumes: 1 (Complete)
Licensed: Vertical (complete)
Scanlations: V.01 Ch.14 (Complete)
Scanlator: (Closed)
Type: Manga
Genre: Historical/Seinen/Comedy
Age Group: Mature

Summary: A poor peasant girl was sold to a brothel in Edo. Her new life started from the day when she had her first full bowl of rice. After many struggles, she became a cultivated oiran. While her beauty never failed, her hope for freedom faded with the passing seasons. Yoshiwara of Edo was a man’s heaven, but a woman’s hell: all was sakuran.

-From Mangaupdates

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

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Tonari no Shugoshin

*For Ashleigh again because she loves Lance. And so do I. :D

Name: Tonari no Shugoshin
Manga-ka: Shimaki, Ako

Volumes: 2 (Complete)
Licensed: No
Scanlations: V.02 Ch.08 (Complete)
Scanlator: Tenshi Tachi (Closed), Saigo no Shou (Closed), Evil Flowers
Type: Manga
Genre: Fantasy/Smut
Age Group: Teen

Summary: After losing her parents when she was young, Rio has been supporting herself and her brother. Rio believes that it’s useless to rely on others. One day, she buys a trump card of the jack of club, modeled after Sir Lancelot, believing she could gain good money auctioning it off the internet. That night she meets Sir Lancelot in her dreams, which recur every time she sleeps. When Yuuki-kun asks her to go out with him and nearly kisses her, Lancelot suddenly appears out of nowhere and says he has come to save her?!

-From Mangaupdates

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

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Cat Street

Name: Cat Street
Mangaka: Kamio, Youko

Volumes: 8 (Complete)
Licensed: No (No idea why it hasn’t)
Scanlations: V.08 Ch.35 (Complete)
Scanlator: Condensation (closed) and Willful Muse
Type: Manga
Genre: Life/Drama
Age Group: Teen

Summary: The story centers around Keito Aoyama, a former famous child actor. Due to a childhood incident, she retired from her career early and withdrew from normal society. Now 16, she passes her days in boredom and without purpose. But one day she runs into a stranger who takes her to El Liston–a free school for high school students like herself, who don’t have a place where they belong. Though hesitant at first, Keito decides to enter El Liston and subsequently, she begins a new stage in her life. With the help of her only remaining childhood friend, Taiyou, and her new classmates Rei, Momiji, and Kouichi, Keito slowly finds the courage to open up to others and to accept their support. Will Keito return to acting? Will she find true friends? Love?

-From Mangaupdates

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

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Merry Christmas!

*Here’s a yummy piece that you can gawk at while I’m away. It’s Gackt! <3

So I just found out an hour ago that I will be leaving to go to my grandmothers at midnight rather then tomorrow morning. I haven’t packed or anything but my first instinct was to give something to you guys! At midnight I’ll post a series review just before I leave (for Christmas Eve).

I just downloaded Paradise Kiss the whole series for the four hour ride to my g-ma’s. So expect that review when I get back boxing day. I still don’t know what manga I’ll download for the ride back. Hmm.

Anyways. My grandmother has no idea what internet is let alone how to use a computer. So I will have no internet access to give you guys a Merry Christmas post so here it is. Have lots of fun on your Christmas. Spend it with family and/or loved ones. Eat a lot of food and have a blast! Hope you get everything you wanted! To those who don’t celebrate Christmas enjoy the long weekend! In my spare time for the next three days I’ll probably be cleaning Heart scans for Willful Muse and playing the Sims 3.

See you when I get back! MUWAH! <3