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Heroine for Hire

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Name: Heroine for Hire
Mangaka: Amakura Fuyu

Volumes: 4 (Complete)
Licensed: Kodansha (Complete: Digital)
Type: Manga
Genre: Slice of Life
Age Group: Teen

Summary:  
Shuko Kodakamine is strong—too strong, by the standards of some. She hopes to make a good high school debut, but that plan goes up in smoke almost immediately when she injures the attractive, charismatic Serizawa-kun…and later suplexes him, to boot! But when Serizawa-kun finds himself in hot water with a jealous boyfriend, it’s Shuko who comes to his aid…and he comes up with a ridiculous proposition: If Shuko becomes his bodyguard, he’ll make her the most important girl in his world!
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Graphics Rating: 3/5
Plot Rating: 3/5

Opinion: I really hoped to like this more than I did. Overall it just didn’t wow me and was very much OK.

Art was very unique and very sketchy but I didn’t really enjoy it. It seemed more unfinished rather than a specific choice. A lot of nice scenes seemed to be rushed due to the art style and it was dissapointing.

The plot is cute but it was lacking. Usually when you have the super strong heroine she has more personality to her. I found the heroine incredibly boring, and to be honest I was more interested in her best friend.

The male lead wasn’t anything special either just another popular male lead. As a shoujo the series did well but it was predictable and boring. Sometimes super entrancing art can elevate it to something more but this wasn’t it.

If you’re bored this is an interesting shoujo series. Unfortunately, if you’re looking for something to be deeply invested in or see something unique it’s not here.

Final Rating: 3/5

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Araki Won’t Be Tamed

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Name: Araki Won’t be Tamed
MangakaKapparappara

Volumes: 2 (Complete)
Licensed: Kodansha (1 Volumes: Digital)
Type: Manga
Genre: Comedy/Slice of Life
Age Group: Teen

Summary:  
A high school girl who lives alone in her parents’ home, away from her sister and mother who are working as actresses in Tokyo. Under such circumstances, my family’s birthday, for a long time, somehow, popular actor Shiraki Araki appears instead of the family! Araki rushed to the confused Yakko, saying, “He became a star to help him find her.” “Keep me”…?! A gift (?!) that arrived at JK who was worried that there was nothing for me. It’s the start of a half-lived love comedy with a superstar!
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Graphics Rating: 3/5
Plot Rating: 4/5

Opinion: I’m impressed with how cute this series is I’m just disappointed it’s so short!

The art is actually very unique. In some parts it’s gorgeous and others it seems a bit rushed. I find the heroine to be quite bland, and I get that it’s a plot point, but her sister isn’t that dazzling either. Otherwise, the male lead looks amazing and I love all the poses he does!

This series is actually a very cute take on the low self esteem girl with the persistent and loving male lead. While the heroine starts off super annoying and plain it’s fun to watch her grow more confidant over the first volume.

It’s also refreshing to read a series where the male lead is loving and supportive to the heroine. I really loved reading this just wish it was longer!

Final Rating: 4/5

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We Must Never Fall In Love Manga

We Must Never Fall in Love

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Name: We Must Never Fall in Love
MangakaTsukishima Haru

Volumes: 7 (Ongoing – Feb 2021)
Licensed: Kodansha (4 Volumes: Digital – Feb 2021)
Type: Manga
Genre: Comedy
Age Group: Teen

Summary:  
Sakura confesses to Hatano-kun one summer and is rejected instantly, but does not have time to fall into a depression. She returns to her house to meet her new “younger brother,” what she never expected was her “little brother” to end up being bigger than her…
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Graphics Rating: 3/5
Plot Rating: 3/5

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Story of Our Unlikely Love by Mizuki Sora Manga

The Story of Our Unlikely Love

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Name: The Story of our Unlikely Love (Kimi ga Kirai na Koi no Hanashi)
Mangaka: Mizuki Sora

Volumes: 2 (Complete)
Licensed: Kodansha (2 Volume -Complete – Digital)
Type: Manga
Genre: High School
Age Group: Teen

Summary:  
Good-natured Chihiro Hiyoshi takes being the class rep seriously, but her partner, Haruka Kizaragi does not. He’s got too many rumors swirling around him, but when a chance meeting brings them into each other’s lives for just a moment, they form an unsteady bond. But bad boy Haruka may be too much for a good girl like Chihiro to handle…but something in her may have just awoken a hidden softness in him, too.
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Graphics Rating: 4/5
Plot Rating: 3/5

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I’ll Win You Over Sempai

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Name: I’ll win you Over Sempai ( Senpai! Ima Kara Kokurimasu! )
Mangaka: Shin Shinmoto

Volumes: 5 (Complete)
Licensed: Kodansha
Releases: V.05 (Complete)
Type: Manga
Genre: Comedy
Age Group: Teen

Summary:  Koharu’s has lived her young life by her mother’s motto: a good woman never gets rejected. But when the most popular guy in school turns her down before she even gets the words out, her whole world comes crashing down … until she realizes, if she just keeps confessing, she’ll never get rejected! And as an unlikely friendship begins between the two, she’s given an ultimatum: he’ll say yes when his heart leans 100% towards her! A goofy, assertive romantic comedy!

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

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