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REVIEW: Horimiya Vol. 2

REVIEW: Horimiya Vol. 2

Their schoolmates would say Kyouko Hori and Izumi Miyamura are total opposites: Hori is cheerful, pretty, and popular, while Miyamura is a gloomy, loner otaku. But Hori's really a total homebody, and Miyamura (who does admit he's pretty gloomy) isn't [...]

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REVIEW: Orange by Ichigo Takano

REVIEW: Orange by Ichigo Takano

Today...we chose a different path from the letter. Even if we do things differently...it's all right if it leads us to a bright future. Author’s note: This article contains spoilers for the manga Orange. Lately, I've been reading a lot of manga [...]

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REVIEW: Puella Magi Tart Magica Vol. 1

REVIEW: Puella Magi Tart Magica Vol. 1

In the countryside of France, a young girl changes the course of the war between France and England in only four months. History remembers her as La Pucelle, the Maiden Jeanne, but before that, she was just a simple girl [...]

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REVIEW: Horimiya Vol. 1

REVIEW: Horimiya Vol. 1

Everyone has a side they hide from everyone else, and appearances and first impressions can be terribly deceiving. This idea is at the core of Horimiya, a manga series newly publishing in the U.S. by Yen Press.  At school, Hori looks pretty, [...]

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REVIEW: Puella Magi Suzune Magica, Vol. 1

REVIEW: Puella Magi Suzune Magica, Vol. 1

A magical girl fights a monster in an alley. Just when things look dire, another magical girl with white hair saves her in the nick of time. She’s never met another magical girl, and she’s eager to be friends, especially [...]

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REVIEW: Love at Fourteen, Vol. 4

REVIEW: Love at Fourteen, Vol. 4

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: Citrus, Vol. 3 by Saburouta

REVIEW: Citrus, Vol. 3 by Saburouta

Yuzuko Aihara, a high school girl interested in fashion and fun, is transferred to a conservative all-girls school following her mom’s sudden remarriage. On her first day of class, she manages to make enemies with the beautiful but serious Student [...]

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REVIEW: Solanin by Inio Asano

REVIEW: Solanin by Inio Asano

Isn't it better to regret things you've done than regret things you've never even tried? Author’s note: This article contains spoilers for the manga Solanin. Recently, I've been on the lookout for a short, one-shot manga with characters and a story that [...]

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