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REVIEW: Takane & Hana, Vol. 1

REVIEW: Takane & Hana, Vol. 1

Hana's gorgeous but willful twenty-three-year-old older sister refuses to attend a marriage meeting, so Hana -- dutiful daughter that she is -- agrees to pretend to be the glamorous Yukari (and seven years older) for the sake of her father's [...]

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REVIEW: Your Name., Vol. 1 and Vol. 2

REVIEW: Your Name., Vol. 1 and Vol. 2

Author’s note: This article contains spoilers for the manga and anime Your Name. Kimi no Na wa. (君の名は。) or Your Name. centers on the lives of two high school students, Miyamizu Mitsuha and Tachibana Taki. Mitsuha lives in rural Japan in [...]

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REVIEW: Puella Magi Tart Magica, Vol. 3

REVIEW: Puella Magi Tart Magica, Vol. 3

Jeanne, called La Pucelle by the people of France and Tart by her friends, continues to battle the English invaders at Orléans in a faceoff against two of England's magical girls. After liberating the city, Tart meets a new French [...]

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REVIEW: Horimiya, Vol. 8

REVIEW: Horimiya, Vol. 8

Volume 8 picks up the hanging plotline of Volume 7: the school's sports festival is about to begin! Hori gets competitive in a surprising way, Miyamura's motivated by his girlfriend's enthusiasm, and the couple gets split onto different teams, leading [...]

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REVIEW: Girls’ Last Tour, Vol. 2

REVIEW: Girls’ Last Tour, Vol. 2

After splitting ways with their friend in Volume 1, Chito and Yuuri continue to explore the ruins in search of food, supplies -- whatever they can find. And whether they're on the road or waiting out a sudden storm, their [...]

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REVIEW: Horimiya, Vol. 7

REVIEW: Horimiya, Vol. 7

Hori's friend Yuki is asked out by a boy named Yanagi from another class -- and when Hori and Miyamura follow along to watch her reject him, they're shocked to see how unbelievably good-looking he is. Meanwhile, Miyamura is mildly [...]

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REVIEW: Love at Fourteen, Vol. 6

REVIEW: Love at Fourteen, Vol. 6

Kanata Tanaka and Kazuki Yoshikawa are very grown-up for middle schoolers. Between Kanata’s womanly grace and Kazuki’s sophisticated manliness, the rest of Class 2-B is awed – and a little intimidated – by their maturity, seriousness, and good grades. But Kanata [...]

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REVIEW: Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun, Vol. 8

REVIEW: Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun, Vol. 8

Typical rom-com manga plotline. Girl meets boy, girl falls in love with boy, girl attempts to confess to boy, boy completely misunderstands what she’s actually trying to say and instead of accepting or rejecting her love, hands her an autograph [...]

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