A man and a woman with a butterfly, snippit from Seirou Opera Manga

Seirou Opera

Name: Seirou Opera
MangakaSakurakoji Kanoko

Volumes: 12 (Complete)
Scanlations: V03, Ch12
Type: Manga
Genre: Mystery, Historical, Drama
Age Group: Older Teen

Summary:  
The story unfolds in the Edo era in the Yoshiwara red-light district of Tokyo. Akane, a girl whose family is from Samurai, is sold to a brothel to be orphaned. To be the “little sister” of the “lady” No 1 spot. This will bring a client ask, then she meets a stranger very peculiar man. What will happen after that meeting?
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Graphics Rating: 4/5
Plot Rating: 4/5

Opinion: I’m glad I’m reviewing this series right after “Somethings Wrong with Us” because I feel like Seirou Opera does a way better job. You’ve got a murder mystery but at the same time you feel really connected to all the characters.

To start the art is fantastic. Right away I recognized the art from Black Bird and I love it. Her art style always looks so fantastic with a historical backdrop. Very detailed but not sparkly. She definitely has her own specific style and it consistently delivers.

For the Heroine I would love to say she is strong and I think she is, but she is quite emotional. Overall I quite like her regardless.

The pacing of the series is slow but fast all at the same time. There is a lot of historical jargon that can make it confusing. I would recommend reading Sakuran which is pretty short and sweet but does a great job explaining the ins and outs of the pleasure district.

I’m absolutely hooked on this series. When it’s not the pining of a forbidden relationship, the murder mystery will keep you hooked! A must read.

Final Rating: 4/5

Extra: From the author of Black Bird

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Kyou no Kira-kun (Kira-kun Today)

Name: Kyou no Kira-kun (kira-kun Today)
Mangaka: Mikimoto Rin

Volumes: 9 (Complete)
Licensed: Kodansha (V.04)
Type: Manga
Genre: Drama
Age Group: Teen

Summary: In 360 days, there were bright days and disappointment while I was staring at you. Though they were neighbors, Nino and Kira had never talked to each other.
But when Nino found out about Kira’s secret, her life changes and everyday became more interesting!!
Their link will lead them to a love close to paradise.

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

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I’ll Still Love you Tomorrow

Name: I’ll still Love you Tomorrow
Manga-ka: Fuji, Akemi

Volumes: 4 (Complete)
Licensed: No
Scanlations: V.04 Ch.13 (Complete)
Scanlator: Jshoujo
Type: Manga
Genre: Drama
Age Group: Teen

Summary: MITSUKI is on top of the world when IMAI, her former tutor and sister’s friend, agrees to begin dating her. Even with the seven year age gap, she’s determined to make it work, even though she hardly ever gets to see him. But her happiness slowly gives way to doubts when a year passes without ever breaking down the barrier she feels between them. Does Imai-san even like her at all? Or is the person he’s really in love with her older sister and he’s just going out with her because he didn’t have the heart to turn her down? Maybe he doesn’t take her seriously because she’s still in high school? When she’s with him, he always seems more of the serious type—but what is this about his playboy past?!

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Graphics Rating: 2/5
Plot Rating: 3/5

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Itoshiki Bodyguard

Name: Itoshiki Bodyguard
Author: Leanne Banks
Artist: Kishimoto, Keiko

Volumes: 1 (Complete)
Licensed: No
Scanlations: V.01 Ch.01 (Complete)
Scanlator: Shoujo Manhwa Scans
Type: Manga
Genre: Drama/Action/Josei
Age Group: Mature

Summary: Dara helps her godfather, Harrison, with his campaigns for a U.S. presidential election. Being blessed with beauty and intelligence, she soon gains popularity as Harrison’s poster girl. But it also means she is a target of political enemies. Therefore, Harrison hires one of the best bodyguards for her– Ridge Jackson. Dara is stunned when she sees his shadowy gold eyes. How seductive he is… Isn’t it more dangerous to be with this sexy guy than to be a target of political rivalry?

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Graphics Rating: 4/5
Plot Rating: 2/5

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Sensei No Koibito

Name: Sensei no Koibito
Manga-ka: Shiiba, Nana

Volumes: 1 (Complete)
Licensed: No
Scanlations: V.01 Ch.01 (Complete)
Scanlator: Midnight Scanse
Type: Manga
Genre: Drama
Age Group: Everyone

Summary: Story about a girl in love with her literature teacher. They both love the tale of Genji.

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

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