Manga Monday! #86- Meteor Prince by Meca Tanaka

Meteor Prince by Meca Tanaka

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Review: As soon as I saw this series in the bookstore, I could not stop myself from grabbing it and reading it in one sitting. Although this short and sweet manga series is a lot of fun, packed into to two  volumes… The art and the story plot are something to look forward too. I am happy to say that this is a step into the newer manga series that we will hopefully be seeing a lot more of now. instead of the same old stuff that keeps repeating classics or just re-publishing them. So Meteor Prince is one heck of a silly ride!

4 out of 5 stars.

1-2 volumes.

Manga. Romance. Fantasy. Science Fiction. Drama.

Published by VIZ Media LLC.

Summary: Strange accidents always seem to happen around Hako Natsuno—so much so that she’s been dubbed “The Queen of Bad Luck.” It’s hardly surprising then that a naked alien prince falls from the sky to tell her that out of all the girls in the universe, he’s come to Earth to mate with her. Does this mean Hako’s luck has changed, or…?

-Summary from GoodReads.com

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Manga Monday! #85- Romeo x Juliet Omnibus (Romeo x Juliet #1-2) by COM (Illustrator), William Shakespeare, SPWT (Original Animation), GONZO (Original Animation)

Romeo x Juliet Omnibus (Romeo x Juliet #1-2)  by COM (Illustrator), William Shakespeare, SPWT (Original Animation), GONZO (Original Animation)

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Review: I thought that this adaption of the anime was not all that good and had no real depth to it. It was as if it was rushed, and re-telling of Romeo and Juliet  needs time to sweep you up in their story. it is also a story that has been told many times all through time, and if you want to grab peoples attention you have to do this story in a whole new way that has not been done yet. And sadly this was not it.

2 out of 5 stars.

2 volumes in 1.

Manga. Romance. Action. Adventure.

Published by Yen Press.

Summary: Neo-Verona was once peacefully ruled by the Capulet family, but the rival house of Montague led a coup against the Capulets, wiping them out. Fourteen years later, Lord Montague rules Neo-Verona with an iron fist. But there is hope for the suffering citizens: Juliet Capulet survived the massacre and now turns her sword against the wealthly Montagues in an effort to aid the poor. When she meets the son of Lord Montague at the Rose Ball, she discovers that he is similarly disturbed by his father’s cruelty. As Juliet finds herself falling in love with her sworn enemy, she is conflicted…
Is there any hope for a love that crosses enemy lines?

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Manga Monday! #84- Miyuki-Chan in Wonderland by CLAMP

Miyuki-Chan in Wonderland by CLAMP

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Review: This book is just a cute one short story of Alice in Wonderland, that CLAMP does a really good job on. Lots of funny and silly, but lots of detail and great artwork to go along with the loveable plot and characters.

3 out of 5 stars.

1 volume.

Manga. Shojo. Fantasy. Comedy. Fiction.

Published by TokyoPop.

Summary: There are many worlds in the universe outside of our own, connected by doors that are hidden to the eye. but if you chance upon those doors, you can be transported to a place where supple beauties reign supreme and all of your fantasies come allve. Should you pass through the doorways, be most careful, for the creatures you will meet can be as dangerous as they are beautiful. Many would die for a glimpse at those worlds–Miyuki would do anything to have them go away.

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Manga Monday! #83- W Juliet by Emura

W Juliet by Emura

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Review: I really enjoyed this series, I liked the plot and how you got to know the characters so well. Even the side characters, such as the siblings getting their own happy endings as well. The artwork was also a big part I loved, because I’m a sucker for classic style manga…

Anyway, even though the plot and characters don’t make you want to jump out of your seat or send the book flying through the air… The series is overall simple with a hint of fun and humor to it.

3 out of 5 stars.

1-14 volumes.

Manga. Shojo. Romance. Contemporary. Comedy. Drama.

Published by VIZ Media LLC.

Summary: Sixteen-year-old tomboy Ito Miura has been chosen to play Romeo in Romeo and Juliet! The problem? She doesn’t want the male role! So, who will be Juliet? The favorite for the part, beautiful and vain Tsugumi, must compete with the cute new transfer student, Makoto Amano. Makoto not only has the looks, but her audition proves that she has the acting chops to play any role assigned. But Makoto has a secret, and if rival Tsugumi, or anyone in the school, finds out, it could ruin Makoto’s life dragging Ito down as well!

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Manga Monday! #82-Alice on Deadlines by Shiro Ihara

Alice on Deadlines by Shiro Ihara

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Review: This is one of the weirdest series I have ever read. Although I liked the art style and the humor or the series. I did not like the characters or plot, all that much. I felt it could have been better if the series did not focus on the nudity and perverted times going on. And put more thought into the characters and story line.

2 out of 5 stars.

1-4 volumes.

Manga. Mature Themes. Mature Content. Romance. Action. Comedy.

Published by Yen Press.

Summary: As punishment for slacking on the job, the shinigami Lapan is ordered to go to the Human Realm in the body of a skeleton to retrieve a wandering soul. However, much to Lapan’s lecherous delight, a slip-up lands his soul in the body of the young Alice, a buxom student at a local all-girls’ school. With the skirt-chasing shinigami (as Alice) leaving a storm of sexual harassment allegations in his wake, whatever is poor, beskeletoned Alice to do?!

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Manga Monday! #81- Library Wars: Love & War by Kiiro Yumi (Story & Art), Hiro Arikawa (Original concept), Kinami Watabe (Translator)

Library Wars: Love & War

by Kiiro Yumi (Story & Art), Hiro Arikawa (Original concept), Kinami Watabe (Translator)
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Review: This is one of the best new series that has come out in the last couple of years from VIZ media. The plot and characters are never dull, and as each volume came out the story line and the ships got even better. I was so sad to find out last week that this series was coming to an end this month. I still feel like there could have been more volumes that the story could have progressed to, along with the characters. Anyhow, the final volume ( 15) was everything I could have hopped for and more. I was not at all disappointed with how the story or characters ended up.

5 out of 5 stars.

1-15 volumes.

Manga. Shojo. Action. Romance. Fiction.

Published by VIZ Media.

Summary: In the near future, the federal government creates a committee to rid society of books it deems unsuitable. The libraries vow to protect their collections, and with the help of local governments, form a military group to defend themselves–the Library Forces!

Iku Kasahara has dreamed of joining the Library Defense Force ever since one of its soldiers stepped in to protect her favorite book from being confiscated in a bookstore when she was younger. But now that she’s finally a recruit, she’s finding her dream job to be a bit of a nightmare. Especially since her hard-hearted drill instructor seems to have it in for her!

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Manga Monday! – #76 Fake by Sanami Matoh

Fake by Sanami Matoh

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Review: This is one of my all time favorite manga classic’s! I am just so loving this series, mostly because the characters and plot are great and lots of fun. The manga is totally normal with just the added spice of Yaoi sprinkled on top. Trust me when I say that you will have a lot of fun with this series and all the jokes ( and don’t forget Binky!)

4 out of 5 stars.

1-7 volumes.

Manga. Yaoi. Mature Themes. Mature Content. Romance. Contemporary. Police.

Published by TokyoPop.

Summary: Ryo and Dee, two of New York City’s finest, are called in to investigate the activities of some two-bit street punk. The operation goes south rather quickly when Dee is kidnapped and Ryo must put all of his skill and training to the test to get his partner back in one piece. Their partnership is on the line as electrified emotions raise feelings between the two guys that are hard to ignore.

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Manga Monday! – # 75 Happy Marriage?! by Maki Enjoji

Happy Marriage?! by Maki Enjoji

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Review: This one my favorite new series that I read last year! It was funny and adorable!

Lots of feels for the plot and characters too. Even though the plot of the story was a bit simple/typical shojo manga, the author was able to knock this series out in a whole new way!  I just could not get enough of this series, I was so sad that it ended so soon! But at least I was able to find a new author/artist that I can read more from online!!

5 out of 5 stars.

1-10 volumes.

Manga. Shojo. Romance. Mature Themes. Mature Content. Contemporary. Humor.

Published by VIZ Media.

Summary: In order to help her father, Chiwa Takanashi agrees to an arranged marriage with the company president, Hokuto Mamiya—a man she doesn’t know—at the request of Hokuto’s grandfather. Chiwa believes the arrangement isn’t binding, but her new partner seems to think otherwise. Can two strangers living together find their way to a happy marriage?!

-Summary from Amazon.com

Manga Monday! – # 73 Butterflies, Flowers by Yuki Yoshihara

Butterflies, Flowers  by Yuki Yoshihara

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Review: One of the newer series I just finished up a couple of weeks ago. Very funny and a fun story line. Even though it was a short manga series it makes you laugh and have fun with the characters that make it a good story line.

4 out of 5 stars.

1-8 volumes.

Young Adult. Romance. Manga. Contemporary. Mature Themes. Mature Content. Humor.

Published by VIZ Media.

Summary: Choko Kuze is the sensible daughter of a venerable family who went bankrupt. She joins a real estate company as an entry-level office worker, but her eccentric boss is harder on her than anyone else in the company! After hearing him inadvertently call her “milady,” she realizes he was the young servant boy she knew as a child. At work he’s a tyrant, but after hours he insists on treating her like a lady of the nobility. Is romance even possible for a couple locked in such a crazy role reversal? 

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Manga Monday! – # 72 Very! Very! Sweet by Ji-Sang Shin, GEO

Very! Very! Sweet  by Ji-Sang Shin, GEO

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Review: Although at times this series seemed a bit too dull or too dramatic for my taste. It still managed to keep me well interested throughout the whole series. Most likely due to the funny situations the characters got into, or because the covers along with the art style for this series is so beautiful.

3 out of 5 stars.

1-8 volumes.

Young Adult. Manga. Contemporary. Drama. Romance.

Published by YEN PRESS.

Summary: A spoiled brat from a wealthy Japanese family, Tsuyoshi is unceremoniously shipped off to Korea by his strict grandfather who tells him the family secret – they’re Korean! Sparks fly when the resentful high schooler arrives at the airport and shares an impromptu cab ride with Kang Be-Ri, a plucky girl who happens to be his new neighbor. Will the two ever get past their differences? And will Tsuyoshi learn to accept his new destiny? 

-Summary from GoodReads.com