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

The Gods Lie by Kaori Ozaki

Natsuru Nanao, a 6th grader who lives alone with his mother, strikes up an unlikely friendship with the reserved and driven Rio Suzumura. Natsuru plays hookey from soccer camp that summer, and instead of telling the truth to his mother, he spends all his time with Rio and her kid brother at their rickety house,… Continue reading The Gods Lie by Kaori Ozaki

Books

Tokyo Tarareba Girls Vol. 1 by Akiko Higashimura

"I spent all my time wondering 'what if,' then one day I woke up and I was 33." She's not that bad-looking, but before she knew it, Rinko was thirty-something and single. She wants to be married by the time the Tokyo Olympics roll around in six years, but...that might be easier said than done!… Continue reading Tokyo Tarareba Girls Vol. 1 by Akiko Higashimura

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

T5W, Weekly Meme

T5w: Characters You Are Most Like

Top 5 Wednesday was created by GingerReadsLainey and has passed down the torch to Sam from Thought On Tomes, our current host for T5W.  Go join the group on Goodreads. °˖✧◝(⁰▿⁰)◜✧˖° Whelp, it's Thursday! Ha ha. Still wanted to post my picks for this week's topic which is Characters You Are Most Like. I thought about it at work today and… Continue reading T5w: Characters You Are Most Like

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