Bride of the Water God

Name: Bride of the Water God
Manga-ka: Yun, Mi-Kyung

Licensed: Dark Horse (Dropped)
Scanlations: V.20 Ch.153
Scanlator: 11 Different Scanlators at the same time=LAME
Volumes: 24 (Complete)
Type: Manwha (Korean)
Genre: Romance/Fantasy/Drama/Historical
Age Group: Teen

Summary: Soah’s village hasn’t had water for a while, and people are dying. The only way it will rain is if someone is sacrificed as a bride for the water God Habaek. Being the prettiest woman in the village Soah is forced to go. Soah now has to learn to live in a new magical world, as well as learn to understand her new husband.

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

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Kou Kou Debut: Highschool Debut

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Name: Kou Kou Debut (Highschool Debut)
Manga-ka: Kawahare, Kazune

Licensed: Viz (Complete)
Volumes: 13 (Complete)
Type: Manga
Genre: Romance/Sports/Comedy
Age Group: Everyone

Summary: Haruna is an amazing baseball player, but apparently thats not enough to get the boys coming in. Haruna longs to be cute and girly, like the girls in her favourite manga, but she just can’t seem to get it right. Along comes cool and handsome Yoh, can he turn Haruna into the girl she wants to be? Or is she just a lost cause.

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

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Honey Hunt

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Name: Honey Hunt
Manga-ka: Aihara, Miki

Licensed: Licensed By Viz
Volumes: 6 (Discontinued – Hiatus)
Type: Manga
Genre: Romance/Drama/Harem/Film Industry
Age Group: Teen

Summary: Timid Yura has a sad life. Her mother is a huge actress and her father is a famous violinist, so life must be amazing, right? Wrong. Yura is bullied by her mother whose never home and her father is in America. The breaking point is when Yura comes home to find out that not only are her parents getting a divorce; but her mother is having an affair the boy next door. Who just so happens to be Yura’s childhood friend and major crush. Determined to destroy her mother Yura decides to leave home and become an actress. Too bad she’s so shy and awkward. Love interests include her manager, a musician, and the musicians cute twin who will act beside Yura in a drama. Can it get any better?

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

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Skip Beat

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Name: Skip Beat
Mangaka: Nakamura Yoshiki

Volumes: 45 (Ongoing)
Licensed: Viz
Type: Manga
Genre: Romance/Drama/Comedy
Age Group: Everyone

Summary: Kyoko moves to Tokyo from a rural town with her childhood friend/love, Sho, so he can become an idol. Unfortunately when he makes it he leaves Kyoko behind, saying he only brought her as a maid. Furious and determined to get back at him Kyoko decides to do whatever she can to make it in the entertainment business. Revenge has never been so funny.
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Graphics Rating: 3/5
Plot Rating: 4/5

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Fruits Basket

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Name: Fruits Basket
Mangaka: Takaya Natsuki

Volumes: 23 (Finished)
Licensed: YenPress
Type: Manga
Genre: Comedy/Fantasy/Romance
Age Group: E- For everyone

Summary: Cute and optimistic Tohru ends up living with the Sohma family after her mother dies. Tohru soon realizes that the family has a secret, they turn into animals of the zodiac when hugged by someone of the opposite sex! Story follows the family’s search for a way to break the curse.

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

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