Category Archives: Manga Reviews

Manga Review: Uchi no Maou Kamimasen Yo

Author: Otousan
Volumes: 4 
Chapters: 39
Status: Completed
Summary:
In a world where people have supernatural creatures as pets, a certain family has a pet demon-lord Satan. The main carer of Satan is the son, Yuuhei. From initially coaxing the new Satan out of his pet-carrier, to walking him, playing with his ball, and keeping him from fighting with the neighbor’s pet Hero, this is the comedic story of a boy and his Satan. (Source: MU)

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7 Mangas You’ve Probably Never Heard Of Before

The manga and anime community is now so large that a lot of mangas become so cliche, you feel like you’re just reading the same thing over and over again. They have the same plot and the characters’ personalities are all pretty much the same too.

However, there are  some mangas out there that are unique and original, but they are not known by a lot of people. Here are 7 of them.

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Manga Review: BERSERK!

Warning: The following series contains extreme gore and violence

 

Author: Miura Kentaro
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Mature, Seinen, Supernatural
Volumes: 39 (currently)
Chapters: 347 (currently)
Status: On-going

 

Summary:
Guts, known as the Black Swordsman, seeks sanctuary from the demonic forces attracted to him and his woman because of a demonic mark on their necks, and also vengeance against the man who branded him as an unholy sacrifice. Aided only by his titanic strength gained from a harsh childhood lived with mercenaries, a gigantic sword, and an iron prosthetic left hand, Guts must struggle against his bleak destiny, all the while fighting with a rage that might strip him of his humanity.

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Deadman Wonderland

Warning: This series contains extreme gore and violence.

 

Author: Kazuma Kondou & Jinsei Kataoka
Genres: Action, Drama, Horror, Science Fiction, Shounen
Volumes: 13
Chapters: 58
Status: Completed

 

Summary:
After a powerful earthquake nearly destroyed all of Tokyo, a prison known as Deadman Wonderland rose from what was left of the city. Privately-run through the guise and functions of a theme park, Deadman Wonderland takes in prisoners from all over Japan, using them as attractions for tourists. Little do the public know about the true purpose of this “theme park” and the horrors that take place within. (Source: MyAnimeList)

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Black Bird

Warning: The following manga contains topics unsuitable for ages 15 and below.

 

Author: Sakurakouji Kanoko
Genres: Shoujo, Romance, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Fantasy
Volumes: 18
Chapters: 84
Status: Completed

 

Summary:
The world is filled with mysterious beings, but not everyone can see them. High schooler Harada Misao has the special ability to see these “things”, but she decides not to tell anyone and attempts to live a normal life. Her goal is to get a boyfriend, except she keeps having dreams about a boy named Usui Kyo from her childhood who could see them too. One day, she is attacked by someone under the guise of a confession and he returns to protect her. That is when she finds out Kyo is a demon, so was her attacker, and she is their “food”.

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Taiyou no Ie (House of the Sun)

Author: Taamo
Genres: Slice of Life, Shoujo, Romance
Volumes: 13
Chapters: 53
Status: Completed

 

Summary:
“Back in the day, that place was a house filled with magic—a place where you ended up smiling even if you were crying. Surely, an invisible wizard must have lived there. Or so I thought.” What’s a young child to do when her mother leaves her father for another man? Or when her father remarries a woman who brings along a child from a previous marriage? Or when her childhood neighbor friend invites her to live with him?

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Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo (Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches)

 

Author: Yoshikawa Miki
Genres: Comedy, Ecchi, Shounen, Mystery, Supernatural, Romance, School Life
Volumes: 21
Chapters: 189
Status: On-going

 

Summary:
Ryuu Yamada is a second year student at Suzaku High. Ryu is always late for school, naps in class and gets abysmal grades. His life is a dead bore. The beautiful Urara Shiraishi, on the other hand, is Suzaku High’s brightest student. One day, after the two bump into each other and fall down the stairs, their bodies are swapped! The two try to reverse the change and discover that kissing triggers the body swap.

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Fullmetal Alchemist

 

Author: Arakawa Hiromu
Genres: Shounen, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Volumes: 27
Chapters: 108
Status: Completed

 

Summary:
The rules of alchemy state that to gain something, one must lose something of equal value. However, there exists an object that can bring any alchemist above these rules, the object known as the Philosopher’s Stone. The young Edward Elric is a particularly talented alchemist who through an accident years back lost his younger brother Alphonse and one of his legs. Sacrificing one of his arms as well, he used alchemy to bind his brother’s soul to a suit of armor. This lead to the beginning of their journey to restore their bodies, in search for the legendary Philosopher’s Stone. (Source: MyAnimeList)

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Gakuen Babysitters (School Babysitters)

 

Author: Tokeino Hari
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Shoujo, Slice of Life
Volumes: 11
Chapters: 59
Status:  On-going

 

Summary:
After a plane crash that left Ryuuichi and his younger brother Kotaru parentless, the chairman of an elite school who also lost her son and her daughter-in-law in the same accident takes them in. However, in return for caring for them until adulthood, Ryuuichi must take the role as the babysitter for the school’s daycare!

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