Books, Manga

First Impressions: Love Is Like After The Rain | 恋は雨上がりのように Vol. I by Jun Mayuzuki

MAL Synopsis: Akira Tachibana is a soft-spoken high school student who used to be a part of the track and field club but, due to an injury, she is no longer able to run as fast as she once could. Working part-time at a family restaurant as a recourse, she finds herself inexplicably falling love with… Continue reading First Impressions: Love Is Like After The Rain | 恋は雨上がりのように Vol. I by Jun Mayuzuki

Books, Manga

Manga Classics: Emma

Just in time for the 200th Anniversary, Manga Classics: Emma brings Jane Austen's classic tale of youthful folly and romantic exuberance to a modern audience with this beautiful, new manga adaptation. The impulsive match-making of Emma Woodhouse delivers both humor and heartache through the gorgeous artwork of manga-ka Po Tse (Manga Classics: Pride and Prejudice).… Continue reading Manga Classics: Emma

Books, Manga

The Nightmare Before Christmas Manga

I received The Nightmare Before Christmas Manga in exchange for an honest review on Netgalley. The Nightmare Before Christmas is one of my favorite Halloween and Christmas movie, and I am sure that many have seen it. I love the plot and the songs, and how dark it is. When I saw the manga on NetGalley,… Continue reading The Nightmare Before Christmas Manga

Books, Manga, Uncategorized

Manga Classics: The Scarlet Letter

Author: Stacy King, Nathaniel Hawthrone (original) Genre: Graphic Novel, Manga Links: Goodreads | Amazon  Goodreads Synopsis: A powerful tale of forbidden love, shame, and revenge comes to life in Manga Classics: The Scarlet Letter. Faithfully adapted by Crystal Chan from the original novel, this new edition features stunning artwork by SunNeko Lee (Manga Classics: Les Miserables) which… Continue reading Manga Classics: The Scarlet Letter

Manga, Shoujo

Beast Master by Kyousuke Motomi: Manga Review

☆.。.:*・°☆.。.:*・°☆.。.:*・°☆.。.:*・°☆ Summary: Leo Aoi looks like a crazy animal with wild eyes--and no one at his new high school will go near him! He does seem to have a special connection with animals though, which intrigues overzealous animal-lover Yuiko Kubozuka. In reality, Leo isn't as frightening as he appears, but Yuiko finds out that he goes… Continue reading Beast Master by Kyousuke Motomi: Manga Review

Manga, Shoujo, Slice of Life

Cat Street by Yoko Kamio: Manga Review

☆.。.:*・°☆.。.:*・°☆.。.:*・°☆.。.:*・°☆ Summary: The story centers around Keito Aoyama, a former famous child actor. Due to a childhood incident, she retired from her career early and withdrew from normal society. Now 16, she passes her days in boredom and without purpose. But one day she runs into a stranger who takes her to El Liston--a free school for… Continue reading Cat Street by Yoko Kamio: Manga Review

Manga, Shoujo

Orange by Ichigo Takano: Manga Review

☆.。.:*・°☆.。.:*・°☆.。.:*・°☆.。.:*・°☆Synopsis: One day, Takamiya Naho receives a letter written to herself from ten years in the future. As Naho reads on, the letter recites the exact events of the day, including the transfer of a new student into her class named Naruse Kakeru. The Naho from ten years later repeatedly states that she has many regrets,… Continue reading Orange by Ichigo Takano: Manga Review

Manga, Shoujo

Yajirobee (Balancing Toy) by Aiji Yamakawa

*spoilers*  ԅ(≖‿≖ԅ) This manga needed to be longer! I can’t believe that it is only two volumes long. The ending disappointed me; I needed at least one more chapter! I thought this was a cute manga and I loved the drawing style. I liked the story overall, but I felt that it ended too soon. Though… Continue reading Yajirobee (Balancing Toy) by Aiji Yamakawa

Manga, Personal Thoughts, Shojo

Mairunovich by Sato Zakuri: Personal Thoughts

There are plenty of good shoujo out there, but Mairunovich is by far the worst. I don't understand why so many people love this manga. Synopsis: Kinoshita Mairu has a cute name and she's apologetic for it, because she's ugly. In fact, she's apologetic for her very existence because she's not cute. Classmates call her "Poison… Continue reading Mairunovich by Sato Zakuri: Personal Thoughts

Contemporary, Manga, Webtoons

Nineteen & Twenty-one by Yohan & Zhena: Korean Webtoon

Goodreads Synposis: A 19-year-old boy, Dong-hui, who still wants to stay as a kid. A 21-year-old girl, Yuni, who became an adult still doesn't feel like one. They met each other through street cats and share their precious things. Beautiful illustration and their sweet love story will make you happy! Commentary: For one volume, I was highly satisfied with the… Continue reading Nineteen & Twenty-one by Yohan & Zhena: Korean Webtoon