Manga Review: Silver Spoon V 1 by Hiromu Arakawa


May Contain Spoilers

This is a humorous slice of life manga about a guy obsessed with being Number 1 in everything, and his new life at an agricultural high school. Hachiken, a city boy, applied to Ezo Ag because it was far from his home, and there are dormitories. Now that he’s in rural hell, and he knows nothing about farming or animal husbandry, he’s beginning to rethink the wisdom of this particular life choice.

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Manga Review: One-Punch Man V 8 by ONE & Yusuke Murata @shonenjump


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This volume of One-Punch Man features a short story arc featuring King, a Class S hero who really isn’t anything of the sort. An video game okatu, he was in the wrong place at the wrong time several times, and was mistaken for a monster slayer. He’s really just an ordinary guy with few people skills and a propensity for staying home and playing his beloved romance games. When he puts people at risk, Saitama asks if he is going to continue to be a pretend hero, or fess up to his deception.

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Manga Review: Honey So Sweet V 4 by Amu Meguro @shojobeat


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This series is really cute, and as a bonus, it’s only eight volumes long. Since some of the Shonen Jump series I’m following are over 20 volumes and counting, a short, compact story is appreciated. This is a slice of life romance about a group of high school friends, and how their friendships change and enhance each other. It’s funny and angsty and sweet.

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Manga Review: Kamisama Kiss V 2 by Julietta Suzuki @shojobeat


May Contain Spoilers

When Nanami learns that super-idol Kurama will be attending her old high school, she decides to put her reservations about facing her classmates aside and start attending classes again. Who wouldn’t want a chance to breathe the same air as Kurama? Rumored to be a fallen angel with black wings, Nanami can’t get to class fast enough. Tomoe isn’t convinced that it’s a good idea.

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Manga Review: One-Punch Man V 7 by ONE & Yusuke Murata @shonenjump


May Contain Spoilers

The heroes on the ground are still busy fighting Melzargard, but as the tide of the battle turns in their favor, fractures appear between the heroes. Some of them are just so selfish! Genos, who used to be a douche, recognizes a lot of similar behavior in himself before he met and was influenced by Saitama. While he is still pretty darn unemotional, Genos has realized that the ends don’t always justify the means.

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Review: Song of Blood & Stone by L Penelope


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This has been getting a lot of buzz, and it’s a fantasy, so my interest was piqued. I went into this without really knowing what it was about, and I find that that usually works best for me. I like to discover a book’s plot by working my way through the pages, instead of having it handed to me in a cover blurb. This was an engrossing book that didn’t always work for me, but I enjoyed it enough to want to read more of the author’s works.

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