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REVIEW: Another by Yukito Ayatsuji

REVIEW: Another by Yukito Ayatsuji

Koichi Sakakibara doesn't want to spend his last year of middle school in the middle of nowhere town where his mother grew up. But his father's off researching in India, leaving him in the care of his maternal grandparents. A [...]

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REVIEW: Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-Kun, Vol. 3

REVIEW: Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-Kun, Vol. 3

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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REVIEW: Horimiya, Vol. 3

REVIEW: Horimiya, Vol. 3

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: Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun, Vol. 1

REVIEW: Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun, Vol. 1

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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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: 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: 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: Sword Art Online 1: Aincrad

REVIEW: Sword Art Online 1: Aincrad

There were tons of things competing to catch readers' eyes at this year's Book Expo America, but what dragged me in wasn't the giant Lego statues (although I admit those were a little distracting), the dogs in a playpen, or [...]

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