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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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REVIEW: So Cute It Hurts!! Vol. 1

REVIEW: So Cute It Hurts!! Vol. 1

Twins Megumu and Mitsuru were named for historical figures, but only Megumu grew up with a taste for history -- so Mitsuru asks her to fill in at his all-boys' school to take his tests for him. They're twins, and they [...]

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REVIEW: Sweet Rein Vol. 1

REVIEW: Sweet Rein Vol. 1

What are the holidays without Santa Claus and reindeer? In the first volume of Sakura Tsukuba's SWEET REIN, protagonist Kurumi is about to spend Christmas alone - with no Santa or reindeer - when she bumps into Kaito, who suddenly tells [...]

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REVIEW: Voice Over! Seiyu Academy Vol. 1

REVIEW: Voice Over! Seiyu Academy Vol. 1

VOICE OVER! SEIYU ACADEMY follows the journey of Hime, a first-year high school student who has been accepted to Holly Academy High School, a performing arts school specializing in voice acting. She's there to follow her dream of becoming a [...]

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