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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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

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Ill win you over sempai manga of girl and guy

I’ll Win You Over Sempai

Name: I’ll win you Over Sempai ( Senpai! Ima Kara Kokurimasu! )
Mangaka: Shin Shinmoto

Volumes: 5 (Complete)
Licensed: Kodansha
Releases: V.05 (Complete)
Type: Manga
Genre: Comedy
Age Group: Teen

Summary:  Koharu’s has lived her young life by her mother’s motto: a good woman never gets rejected. But when the most popular guy in school turns her down before she even gets the words out, her whole world comes crashing down … until she realizes, if she just keeps confessing, she’ll never get rejected! And as an unlikely friendship begins between the two, she’s given an ultimatum: he’ll say yes when his heart leans 100% towards her! A goofy, assertive romantic comedy!

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

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Boys Over Flowers S2 Manga by Yoko Kamio

Boys Over Flowers Season 2

Name: Boys Over Flowers Season 2
Mangaka: Kamio Youko

Volumes: 15 (Complete)
Licensed: Viz Digital (V14)
Type: Manga
Genre: Drama
Age Group: Teen

Summary:  Eitoku Academy has a legacy of being a school for the ultimate elite, the best of the best. And the most rich and powerful students there have formed the Correct 5 clique to maintain the integrity of their school. Unfortunately, new student Oto Edogawa doesn’t have the pedigreed background of her peers and has to work part-time jobs to help make ends meet. Will a chance encounter with Haruto Kaguragi, the leader of the Correct 5, put everything at risk?

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

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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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