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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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Saving Sweets for After Hours Manga

Saving Sweets for After-Hours

Name: Saving Sweets for After-Hours
MangakaKanae Sato

Volumes: 1 (Ongoing)
Licensed: Kodansha (1 Volumes: Digital)
Type: Manga
Genre: Josei/Smut
Age Group: Mature

Summary:  
Reika Fujisaki is a manager at a confections company. Despite her beauty and success, she is actually a 32-year old virgin who has never had a boyfriend. Reika thought she was fine with being alone, until her handsome and talented subordinate Hasegawa-kun started to approach her. But he has a secret of his own!?
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Graphics Rating: 4/5
Plot Rating: 4/5

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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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Marmalade Boy Manga

Marmalade Boy

Name: Marmalade Boy
MangakaYoshizumi, Wataru

Volumes: 8 (Complete)
Licensed: Tokyopop (8V Print)-(Out of Print)
Type: Manga
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Age Group: Teen

Summary:  
All Miki Koishikawa wanted was an ordinary family and that’s exactly what she had until her parents decided to move in with another couple (as in switching spouses!) and turned Miki’s world upside down. Now she lives in a house with four parents and her totally cute stepbrother, Yuu. It’s bad enough being brought into her parents’ strange soap opera, but Miki will star in a soap of her own as she deals with friends having affairs, trying to survive in school and ending up torn between her long-time crush, Ginta, and her new stepbrother!
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Graphics Rating: 4/5
Plot Rating: 3/5

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