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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A man kissing a girl, scene from Abe-kuns got me now manga

Abe-kun’s Got me Now

Name: Abe-kun’s Got me Now
Mangaka: Iwai Aki

Volumes: 5 (ongoing)
LicensedKodansha (2)
Type: Manga
Genre: Slice of Life, Comedy
Age Group: Teen

Summary:  
Talk about losing to an irritating guy who is in love with you!!! A run away and be chased after all out love chase! “Don’t get careless” said Akari but after a 2 day 1 night stay at a Karate Club summer camp the members around all misunderstood that she is Abe’s girlfriend?!!
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Graphics Rating: 4/5
Plot Rating: 4/5

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Renai Gokko Sayokyoku

Name: Pretend Lovers Serenade (Renai Gokko Sayokyoku)
MangakaNekome Tochika

Volumes: 4 (ongoing)
Licensed: no
Type: Manga
Genre: Slice of Life, Josei
Age Group: Older Teen

Summary:  
Tough luck for Sayo, who was suddenly presented with the sight of her boyfriend cheating on her while at work. Thereafter, her boss forces a close coverage program on her, but the composer, Kobuchi Chizuru, outright rejects her! However, he will agree to do the program if Sayo agrees to be his contract lover?! An eccentric composer who doesn’t know what love is x a really unlucky girl at both her job and love life, a heart-racing lovers’ contract!
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Graphics Rating: 3/5
Plot Rating: 3/5

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Snapshot from A Sign of Affection by Suu Morishita

A Sign of Affection

Name: A Sign of Affection (Yubisaki to Renren)
Mangaka: Suu Morishita

Volumes: 1 (Ongoing)
LicensedKodansha
Releases: V.02 (Ongoing)
Type: Manga
Genre: Josei, Slice of Life
Age Group: Older Teen

Summary:  Yuki is a typical college student, whose world revolves around her friends, social media, and the latest sales. But when a chance encounter on a train leads to her meeting friend-of-a-friend and fellow student Itsuomi-san, her world starts to widen. But even though Itsuomi-kun can speak three languages, sign language isn’t one of them. Can the two learn to communicate the budding feelings between them?

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

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A man and woman sleeping side by side from manga knight on ice by yayoi ogawa

Knight on Ice (Ginban Kishi)

Name: Knight on Ice (Ginban Kishi)
Mangaka: Yayoi Ogawa

Volumes: 11 (Complete)
LicensedKodansha
Releases: V.01 (Ongoing)
Type: Manga
Genre: Josei, Sport, Slice of Life
Age Group: Older Teen

Summary:  Chitose is a serious young woman, working for the health magazine SASSO. Or at least, she would be, if she wasn’t constantly getting distracted by her childhood friend, international figure skating star Kokoro Kijinami! In the public eye and on the ice, Kokoro is a gallant, flawless knight, but behind his glittery costumes and breathtaking spins lies a secret: he’s actually a hopeless romantic otaku, who can only land his quad jumps when Chitose is on hand to recite a spell from his favorite magical girl anime!

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

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