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

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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Teito Hatsukoi Shinjyu Manga

Teito Hatsukoi Shinjyu

Name: Teito Hatsukoi Shinjyu
Mangaka: Mitsuki Miko

Volumes: 7 (Ongoing)
Licensed: No
Scanlated: V.1 Ch.02 (Ongoing)
Type: Manga
Genre: Drama/Historical/Smut
Age Group: Mature


Yoshino Kaori, her parents were killed, she is all alone in the world. the noble son of her family’s rival company, the mysterious Earl Misono Tamaki.

Kaori is getting attracted to Tamaki, but a love that started from a marriage without love, makes it difficult for her to be honest about her feeling to him… Even so, being loved deeply and forcefully by Tamaki makes Kaori can’t go against him…

Sweetness and excitement, upgraded, erotic love story from Taisho period.

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

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Joou no Hana

Name: Joou no Hana
Manga-ka: Kaneyoshi, Izumi

Volumes: 15 (Complete)
Licensed: No
Scanlations: V.08 Ch.21 (Ongoing)
Type: Manga
Genre: Historic/Drama
Age Group: Teen

Summary: Aki, an exiled princess of the Akoku kingdom, lives a happy, if simple life, taking care of her mother. One day, the cheerful princess meets Hakusei, a slave with hair the color of gold and eyes rivaling the blueness of the sky. Despite hailing from different backgrounds, the two become friends. Will their relationship advance or is our princess destined for someone else?


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

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Name: Yukarism
Manga-ka: Shiomi, Chika

Volumes: 4 (Complete)
Licensed: Viz (4 Complete)
Type: Manga
Genre: Historic/Supernatural/Gender Bender/Comedy/Drama
Age Group: Older Teen

Summary: “Yukarism” is the story of a young man named Yukari who is born with the memories of his past life, and so at the tender age of 17, he is an Edo period novelist.
Yukari “meets cute” with Mahoro on the first day of the new school term and even though they’ve never met before, he has the sense that he knows her…
From there our story of the past and the present begins!


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

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Oiran Girl

Name: Oiran Girl
Manga-ka: Hibiki, Wataru

Volumes: 2 (Ongoing)
Licensed: No
Scanlations: V.02 Ch.09 (Ongoing)
Scanlator: Doko Demo Doa Manga Scanlations
Type: Manga
Genre: Drama/Historical/Gender Bender/Comedy
Age Group: Teen

Summary: 8 years ago, Tsubaki, a daughter of a successful businessman, was reluctantly given to the Yoshiwara (red light) district of Tokyo after a tragic fire burned down the entire family’s wealth and belongings. Shin, a childhood friend of Tsubaki’s, coldly turned his back on her now that she was poor. Furious, Tsubaki, threw herself into becoming a top oiran girl to beguile him with her looks and then reject him one day! But plans are never as easy as they seem. For one, the beautiful and cold-hearted Takao oiran stands in her way…

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