Manga Review: Honey So Sweet V 2 Amu Meguro @shojobeat


May Contain Spoilers

Honey So Sweet is really sweet! The romance will give you cavities if you aren’t prepared for the sappiness of both Nao and Taiga, but it’s sappy in a good way. They are both kind, gentle teenagers, and they both have so much respect for each other’s feelings. This is a feel good, slice of life, high school drama, and this volume will have you smiling all the way through. Except for the last few pages, but more on that later.

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Manga Review: Bakuman V 4 by Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata @shonenjump


May Contain Spoilers

I think my opinion of Bakuman has hit a turning point. I found volume Four fascinating. The “battle” aspects between Moritaka, Akito, and the other Gold Future Cup entries made for some stressful moments. Who would win? Who would get offered a series? Would Miho and Moritaka EVER speak to each other on the phone?? Read more

Manga Review: One-Punch Man V 1 by ONE and Yusuke Murata


May Contain Spoilers

I grabbed this while strolling through the library last week. I have seen the manga previously, but didn’t really know much about it. I’m caught up on Black Clover, so I need another fighting manga to pass the time until May, when the next volume is released. I don’t know if this is going to be the one I go with. It was nothing special, though the fight scenes were fun, and some of the humor got a chuckle, too.

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Manga Review: Kuroko’s Basketball Omnibus V 6 by Tadatoshi Fujimaki @shonenjump


May Contain Spoilers

Ugh, I started reading these out of order again. I caught my mistake when I was about 25% of the way through Vol 7, wondering what the heck the guys were doing at a hot spring. Anyway, this was a terrific volume. We get insights on how the team was formed, Kiyoshi’s injury, and a dramatic basketball game against a dirty playing team with a psycho captain. This is my favorite volume of the series so far, and I think the story just keeps getting better and better. Read more

Manga Review: Honey So Sweet V 1 by Amu Meguro @shojobeat


May Contain Spoilers

I noticed that one of the libraries in our network had Honey So Sweet, and knowing that I would be home with Poppy all weekend, I requested the first two volumes of it, as well as some other manga I’ve been wanting to read. When this first came out, I was a little put off by the old school feel of the cover. While the art has a retro vibe, I found myself quickly warming up to it, and in the end, enjoyed this sweet book about a scary looking guy and a shy girl, and their quietly developing friendship.


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Manga Review: Kuroko’s Basketball Omnibus 5 V 9 & 10 by Tadatoshi Fujimaki @shonenjump


May Contain Spoilers

After the Seiren players watch a nail-biter between To-oh and Kaijo during the Inter-High quarterfinals, we get back to delving into what makes the Seiren players tick. Kuroko finds an abandoned dog in the park, and promptly adopts him. While the rest of the team is overcome with puppy love, Kagami demands that he take it back. Who knew big, bad Kagami is afraid of fluffy little dogs?

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Manga Review: Bakuman V 3 by Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata @shonenjump


May Contain Spoilers

I am finally gaining some traction with Bakuman. Volume 3 was the best so far, mainly because of Eiji. The genius manga creator is shockingly unique, and I really enjoy his personality. He is so lost in his stories that he doesn’t even notice the real world, taking extended visits into his vivid imagination. While I thought he was going to be conceited jerk, he was far from it in this volume. He’s just a comic geek, magnified by 100, and he doesn’t have the best social graces. Then again, neither do Moritaka and Akito.

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Manga Review: Black Clover V 9 by Yuki Tabata @shonenjump


May Contain Spoilers

After all of the magic slinging and sword swinging and fisticuffs at the Underwater Temple, the Black Bulls finally get a little bit of down time. Asta hasn’t come through the battle with Vetto unscathed, and he is nursing not one, but two broken arms.  He seems to have taken the brunt of the beating, but he’s still gungho and rearing to go on another mission.

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