Manga Review: Slam Dunk V 29 by Takehiko Inoue @vizmedia @shonenjump


May Contain Spoilers

This volume, like the previous one, focuses on an small sliver of time in the second half of the no holds barred game between Nationals champions, Sannoh, and the upstart Shohoku team. The action covers a little more than three minutes of game play, and what glorious three minutes they were! After Hanamichi’s bold entrance back into the game, the entire team has a lot to live up to.

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Manga Review: Slam Dunk V 28 by Takehiko Inoue @vizmedia @shonenjump


May Contain Spoilers

Things are not looking so great for Shohoku. Despite going into the second half of the game with a two point lead, they haven’t scored one point so far. Hanamichi is on the bench, trying to soak up Coach Anzai’s wisdom, while the rest of the team looks like they have already lost. Enter the Phenom, who  has such an overinflated ego that he can’t see the writing on the wall. After making an obnoxious declaration and making himself a villain for the Sannoh crowd, he’s ready to show the world what he’s got! Will it be enough?

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Manga Review: Honey So Sweet V 8 by Amu Meguro @shojobeat


May Contain Spoilers

Honey So Sweet ended much like it began; gently, with understated standalone chapters, a little bit of angst, and a whole lot of heart. Much like Onise and Nao, the entire series was quiet and reflective, focusing on feelings and the importance of friendship. I’m glad I picked this up.

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Manga Review: Honey So Sweet V 7 by Amu Meguro @shojobeat


May Contain Spoilers

When Nao realizes that Miyabi has a crush on Onise, at first she dismisses the other girl as harmless. She trusts Onise, and she knows that she doesn’t have anything to worry about. But when Miyabe invites herself to the festival with Nao and her friends, she starts to feel the sting of jealousy. Is her relationship with Onise really safe from interference from Miyabi?

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Manga Review: Honey So Sweet V 6 by Amu Meguro @shojobeat


May Contain Spoilers

Who knew that throwing a surprise birthday party for Onise would be so complicated? When Nao is rushing meet Taiga, a strange boy sidetracks her. He’s being chased by classmates that want to beat him senseless. When they see Nao with Nishigaki, they think they’re together and start chasing her, too!

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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: 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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