Image of a woman and man from manga Somethings Wrong With Us

Something’s Wrong with Us

Name: Something’s Wrong with Us (Watashitachi wa Douka Shiteiru)
Mangaka: Ando Natsumi

Volumes: 12 (ongoing)
LicensedKodansha (2)
Type: Manga
Genre: Mystery, Psychological, Josei
Age Group: Teen

Summary:  
Following in her mother’s footsteps, Nao became a traditional Japanese sweets maker, and at 21, she’s about to take the industry by storm. With unparalleled artistry and a bright attitude, she gets an offer to work at a world-class confectionary company. But when she meets the young, handsome owner, she recognizes his cold stare … It’s none other than Tsubaki, her childhood friend and first crush-the same boy who stood over his father’s bloodied body 15 years ago, and framed Nao’s mother for the murder. As the only witness of that fateful night, Nao is eager to chase down the truth and confirm her suspicions. Since Tsubaki has no clue who she is, she seizes her chance to get close to him, but instead of finding any answers, she begins falling deeper for Tsubaki’s allure …
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Graphics Rating: 3/5
Plot Rating: 3/5

Opinion: So this is another “mystery” series from the author of Arisa. I’ll be honest I was expecting a lot more since Arisa was so good. This series over the past few volumes just fell flat.

Art is ok, it’s not my favourite. I find the people very child like and I don’t think it works for the josei tone this series is aiming for. It’s very sparkly and run of the mill shoujo.

The characters are so boring. The heroine feels like such a flat character only meant to drive the plot. It feels like the plot came first and everything else was inconsequential. Because of this I really didn’t care about the heroine and her plight, the magic of suspense disappeared.

In terms of romance it’s really flat and boring as well. It feels like there could have been no romance and the story would be the same. Disappointing but if you’re bored you might as well read. It’s not unreadable.

Final Rating: 3/5

Extra: From the author of Arisa

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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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Boy carries girl on back laughing, from manga Baby I love you by Komori Mikko

I Love You Baby

Name: I Love You Baby
Mangaka: Komori Mikko

Volumes: 4 (Complete)
Licensed: Unlicensed
Releases: V.04 (Complete)
Type: Manga
Genre: Slice of Life
Age Group: Everyone

Summary:  You are the “first” of everything for me who is afraid of guys.

A 7th grade girl by the name of Mirei is not allowed to do anything after school due to her strict parents, but one day she goes out on her own after her mom has left for work. That day, she meets a boy that seems to be younger than her. What will become of this meeting.

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

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Kakuriyo Manga

Kakuriyo

Name: Kakuriyo (Bed & Breakfast for Spirits)
MangakaWaco Ioka

Volumes: 5 (Ongoing)
LicensedViz
Licensed Volumes: V.03 (Ongoing)
Type: Manga
Genre: Isekai/Supernatural
Age Group: Teen

Summary
Female college student Aoi inherited her deceased grandfather’s ability to see ayakashi. One day, while Aoi is feeding some ayakashi, a demon appears! He declares that Aoi’s grandfather owed a great debt, and as compensation, Aoi must marry the demon! Aoi refuses, and decides to pay off the debt by working at the inn of the afterlife, the Tenjin-ya.

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

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Walls Between Us, Kodansha

The Walls Between Us

Name: The Walls Between Us (Watashi-tachi ni wa Kabe ga Aru)
Mangaka: Tsukishima, Haru

Volumes: 7 (Complete)
LicensedKodansha
Licensed Volumes: V.05 (Ongoing)
Type: Manga
Genre: Comedy
Age Group: Teen

Summary
Makoto is suddenly confessed to by her narcissistic childhood friend Kikuchi Reita. Not even just any confession, he stands in the street and publicly says «If you want a boyfriend that badly, I don’t mind going out with you.» Which was obviously a no, since Makoto has never considered Reita to be a man, especially a man of interest. What will become of her daily life now that Reita insists on her going out with him?

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

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