Manga Review: Liselotte & Witch’s Forest V 1 & 2 by Natsuki Takaya



May Contain Spoilers

Here’s a quick combo review of the first two volumes of Liselotte & Witch’s Forest. To be honest, the first volume didn’t do much for me, but I like Takaya’s art, so I borrowed V2 from the library. This series features a saccharine sweet heroine, who is modest and self-effacing to a fault. I find this kind of character in shojo manga to be very boring, so after V1, I wasn’t expecting much. Liselotte is a lot like Tohru Honda from Fruits Basket, but without the conflicts of the Sohma’s, it fell flat for me. Then came the end of V2, and I’m a little more invested in the series.

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Manga Review: Slam Dunk V 2 by Takehiko Inoue


May Contain Spoilers

This volume is a nice mix of showing how little Sakuragi knows about basketball, and how much of a tough guy he is. We all know that he has a marshmallow center, mainly where Haruko is concerned, but he’s got his rep to think about, too. When the captain of the judo team makes a play for Sakuragi to join his team, things don’t go exactly the way he expects.

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Manga Review: Honey So Sweet V 5 by Amu Meguro @shojobeat


May Contain Spoilers

Okay, this volume got really weird and awkward during Nao and Onise’s Christmas date, and the grade is getting dinged for it. After a fun gathering with Misaki, Yashiro, and Futami, Nao and Onise find themselves – alone! They are interrupted from their tender handholding by Onise’s mother. She gives Onise chocolates, and because they have booze in them, he passes out. Seems he can’t tolerate alcohol, and even the littlest taste knocks him unconscious. Hmmmm.

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Manga Review: One-Punch Man V 9 by ONE & Yusuke Murata @shonenjump


May Contain Spoilers

Bwahaha! There is new villain in town, and he’s a monster admiring human. Allowed into the Heroes Headquarters to attend the Earth is in Danger Prophecy, he immediately announces his intentions to punish cowards who commit evil, and kill EVERYONE! Gotta love his dedication to pulverizing everyone at the meeting, both heroes and villains.

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Manga Review: Bakuman V 8 by Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata


May Contain Spoilers

Akito’s chickens finally come home to roost. Kaya discovers a letter from Iwase, and immediately jumps to the wrong conclusion. When she and Akito stop talking, Moritaka wonders what’s going on. When Miho gives him a piece of her mind, and then breaks up with him, he’s distraught. What did he do??

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Manga Review: Slam Dunk V 1 by Takehiko Inoue


May Contain Spoilers

I read the first five volumes of Slam Dunk, but for some reason, I never blogged about them. I read them eight years ago, and while I remember enjoying them, I don’t remember much plot wise. Since a local library has most of the volumes in their collection, I decided to start running through them again, given that I have almost caught up on Kuroko’s Basketball, and I am caught up on Haikyu!! How I love these sports manga. Which is mystifying, because I don’t really like sports.

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