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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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Vampire Dormitory Manga

Vampire Dormitory

Name: Vampire Dormitory
MangakaToyama, Ema

Volumes: 7 (Ongoing)
Licensed: Kodansha (6 Volumes: Digital)
Type: Manga
Genre: Drama/Supernatural
Age Group: Teen

Summary:  
For Mito, being the thrall of a vampire is the least of her worries. Mito’s lived life on the streets since she graduated from middle school, dressing as a boy to stay safe. She’s managed to eke out a grungy, friendless existence, but when a handsome vampire, Ruka, rescues her from sure-death, he makes her an offer that sounds too good to be true: become his subservient thrall from which he can feed whenever he wants, and she can live with him—in the boys’ dorm.
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Graphics Rating: 3/5
Plot Rating: 2/5

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Bring It On by Baek HyeKyung

Bring It On (Blooming)

Name: Bring It On (Blooming)
MangakaBaek Hye-Kyung

Volumes: 5 (Complete)
Licensed: Yen Press (Out-of-Print & No Digital Options)
Type: Manwha
Genre: Comedy
Age Group: Teen

Summary:  
Tomboy Mi-Ha is an extremely active and competitive girl who never likes to lose to anyone. She’s such a tomboy that all boys are scared of her, and that’s exactly what her brother wanted and trained her to be. It took him six long years to train her into a pseudo-military-style girl to protect her from anyone else. Bishonen Sung-Suh is a new transfer student who’s got the looks, the determination, and attitude to sweep her off the feet. Could this male beauty be able to tame the beast? Will Miha’s brother let them be together and happily ever after? If you want it you’ve got to Bring It On!

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

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Sheik in his Harem by MIasa Rin

With the Sheikh in His Harem

Name: With the Sheikh in His Harem
MangakaMiasa, Rin

Volumes: 8 (Complete)
Licensed: Kodansha (2 Volumes: Digital)
Type: Manga
Genre: Comedy
Age Group: Teen

Summary:  
Sanagi loves nothing more than money—not even love. After all, it’s what keeps her small family going. But when a chance encounter with a stranger leads her to push away his offer of riches, she wonders if she’s gone crazy…and starts to believe she really has when he reveals that he’s a Sheikh, and proposes to her! She rejects him, but soon finds out that a marriage with him might be the only way to keep her family safe…!
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Graphics Rating: 3/5
Plot Rating: 2/5

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Screen grab from Suteki na Kareshi. A teen boy leans in to kiss a teen girl.

Suteki na Kareshi

Name: Suteki na Kareshi
MangakaKawahara Kazune

Volumes: 14 (Complete)
Scanlations: V.04 Ch.14 (2021)
Type: Manga
Genre: Drama
Age Group: Teen

Summary:  
“I want a boyfriend!”

Kozakura Nonoka always fancied having a boyfriend. Upon entering high school, she was certain that she was finally going to get one, but fast-forwarding eight months to December, she was still single as ever. Desperate, she attended a goukon (a group blind date) where she met Kiriyama Naoya, whose first words to her was “You’ll never get a boyfriend.”

Now, what would this strange meet-up lead to?

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

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