Oboreru Knife: Drowning Love

Name: Oboreru Knife (The Knife that Dropped in Water)
Manga-ka: George, Asakura

Volumes: 17 (Complete)
Licensed: Kodansha Comics (Drowning Love)
Type: Manga
Genre: Slice of Life/Drama
Age Group: Teen

Summary: A beautiful and mature sixth grade girl from Tokyo suddenly has to move out to the country side of Japan with her family. The girl, Natsumi, then meets a boy and from then on she begins to feel ‘something’ in her body, like a surging wave….

-From Mangaupdates

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

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Honey X Honey Drops

Name: Honey X Honey Drops
Mangaka: Minami, Kanan (AKA Queen of Smut)

Volumes: 8 (Complete)
Licensed: No
Scanlations: V.08 Ch.47 (Complete)
Scanlator: Three Different Scanlators
Type: Manga
Genre: Drama/High School/Smut/Prince and Pauper
Age Group: Older Teen

Summary: Yuzuru is a fifteen year old girl who is attending her first year in Houjou Academy. At her summer job, she met a troublesome rich boy, Renge Kai, who is attending the same school as her. Kai is part of the Kugeka, a class opened only to the rich students of Houjou.

At the end of the summer break she finds out that she has become Kai’s “Honey”. This nickname is given to all the students from the regular class choosen by the Kugeka to become their assistants, so that the rich boys can be successful without any problem. The up side to being a Honey is that all their school fees will be taken care of.

Although Yuzuru’s family has some financial problems, she doesn’t want to accept her role of being Kai’s honey. But the only way to quit is to leave the school… What is she to do?

-From Manga Updates

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

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Name: Life
Mangaka: Suenobu, Keiko

Volumes: 20 (Complete)
Licensed: Tokyopop but Dropped it at #9 so yeah, no one (STOOOOPID)
Scanlations: V.20 Ch.80 (complete)
Scanlator: Zoom Manga (Inactive) Eclipse Scans
Type: Manga
Genre: Thriller/Suspense/School Life/Drama
Age Group: Older Teen

Summary: Ayumu is just struggling with everyday life as a teenager; Getting into a nice school and balancing school and friendships, when it all goes down the drain. Ayumu fights with her only best friend and finds life at her new school unbearable when she is ostracized by all her peers. This manga takes bullying to a whole other level.

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

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