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My Love Mix-Up! Vol 1 Review

Written by Wataru Hinekure and with art by Aruko, My Love Mix-Up! is a cute boys love manga about a series of mistakes that might just lead two…

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Hello World The Manga Review

Hello World The Manga, by Manatsu Suzuki and Yoshihiro Sono, is a sci-fi adventure story about a withdrawn boy who discovers that he’ll need to come out of…

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Life of Melody Review

Life of Melody, by Mari Costa, is a LGBT romance/fantasy comic that was published physically as a part of Seven Seas Entertainment’s partnership with Hiveworks. I’ve been looking…

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When Will Ayumu Make His Move? Vol 1 Review

Soichiro Yamamoto is probably best known in the west as the creator of Teasing Master Takagi-san. I haven’t actually read that manga though, so When Will Ayumu Make…

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The Masterful Cat is Depressed Again Today Vol 1 Review

I’m feeling spoiled by the plethora of cat manga that’s been coming out lately! While The Masterful Cat is Depressed Again Today, by Hitsuzi Yamada, is a bit…

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I Am A Cat: The Manga Edition Review

Soseki Natsume’s I am a Cat is a famous work of classic Japanese literature that follows a wise cat as he observes his fool-hardy master and his bumbling…

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Making Friends: Third Time’s a Charm Review

Dany and Madison are back in another magical adventure where reality has been turned upside-down and, for once, it’s not Dany’s fault! Synopsis: Something about the state of…

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Manga Mini Reviews: BL Edition

A little while back, I did a batch of mini reviews of all yuri manga titles, so I had the thought to clear through some of my review…

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Lil’ Leo Review

Moto Hagio is a hugely influential and award-winning shoujo manga creator who’s works have received wide spread acclaim. Her ground-breaking series, like The Poe Clan and The Heart…

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Otherside Picnic (Manga) Vol 1 Review

Eita Miyazawa’s Otherside Picnic manga is an adaptation of a series of sci-fi/adventure novels that were written by Iori Miyazawa. I haven’t read these books, or seen the…

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The Faraway Paladin Omnibus Vol 1 Review

Based on the light novels by Kanata Yanagino, The Faraway Paladin manga by Mutsumi Okubashi is an atmospheric fantasy series that takes it’s time establishing it’s world and…

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Beastars Vol 13 Review

Yeah, Gosha is on the cover this time around. Not surprisingly, this volume features a lot of everyone’s favourite scaly grandfather and he gets plenty of opportunities to…

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Bad Boys, Happy Home Vol 1 Review

Are you ready for a story about some tough boys playing house? Written by Shoowa and with art by Hiromasa Okujima, Bad Boys, Happy Home is a humorous…

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Skip and Loafer Vol 1 Review

Misaki Takamatsu’s Skip and Loafer is a high school romantic comedy/slice-of-life manga that I decided to pick up because I thought it looked and sounded cute. And, I…

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Happy Kanako’s Killer Life Vol 1

Can a story about a professional assassin be endearing? Toshiya Wakabayashi’s manga, Happy Kanako’s Killer Life, answers that question with a resounding: Yes! Synopsis: Nishino Kanako i…

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I’m in Love with the Villainess Vol 1 Review

Well, here’s a first. I’m actually reviewing a manga adaptation of a light novel series where I’ve read the source material (shocking, I know)! The I’m in Love…

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I Belong to the Baddest Girl at School Vol 1 Review

I want to extend my thanks to One Peace Books, who were nice enough to provide with a digital review copy of volume one of Ui Kashima’s I…

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Mashle: Magic and Muscles Vol 1 Review

I think the best way to describe Hajime Komoto’s Mashle: Magic and Muscles is that it’s basically the main character from One Punch Man as a teenager attending…

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The Whole of Humanity Has Gone Yuri Except for Me Review

Hiroki Haruse’s The Whole of Humanity Has Gone Yuri Except for Me is a manga with a title that just screams “Buy Me!” Or, at least that’s what…

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The Dangers in My Heart Vol 1 Review

I can’t quite remember why I originally put Norio Sakurai’s The Dangers in My Heart on my “To Buy” list, but I can say that the promotional blurb…

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Devil’s Candy Vol 1 Review

Devil’s Candy is an OEL (Original English Language) manga that has a surprisingly long history. Written by Bikkuri and with art by Rem, this title began as a…

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Her Royal Highness Seems to be Angry Vol 1

Neko Yotsuba’s Her Royal Highness Seems to be Angry is an action/fantasy manga about a former princess who’s been reborn years into the future, where she’s dismayed to…

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Sadako-san and Sadako-chan Review

Sadako-san and Sadako-chan is a comedy manga starring the ghost from the popular horror franchise, The Ring, and a little girl she intended to curse, but winds up…

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Kageki Shojo!! Vol 1 Review

It’s finally here! Kageki Shojo!! The Curtain Rises was one of my favourite new manga series from last year, and I’ve been greatly anticipating the arrival of Kumiko…

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Like Two Peas in a Pod Review

Gorou Kanbe is quickly becoming one of my favourite BL manga creators. Both, Don’t Call Me Dirty and Don’t Call Me Daddy contain touching and powerful stories that…

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I Swear I Won’t Bother You Again! Vol 1 Review (manga)

Based on the light novels of the same name by Reina Soratani, the manga adaptation of I Swear I Won’t Bother You Again!, by Haru Harukawa, feels right…

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The Tale of the Outcasts Vol 1 Review

Lovers of the Monster Boyfriend genre rejoice, Makoto Hoshino’s The Tale of the Outcasts is here to serve up some spooky and sweet supernatural romance! Synopsis Marbas is…

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Beastars Vol 12 Review

Volume 12 of Beastars seems to be kicking off a new era in the series. With the murderer storyline resolved, the plot is moving on and introducing new…

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Yakuza Lover Vol 1 Review

Yakuza Lover, by Nozomi Mino, is a shojo manga that feels like it should be a josei series. This steamy romance stars a college student who gets caught…

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Wonder Cat Kyuu-Chan Vol 1-2 Review

Who’s that dapper littler cat with the bowtie? It’s Kyuu-Chan! A wonderful cat and a wonderful friend. Sasami Nitori’s Wonder Cat Kyuu-chan is a 4-panel manga about a…

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I Was Reincarnated as the Villainess of an Otome Game but the Boys Love Me Anyway! Vol 1 Review

I’m apparently continuing to just eat-up the increasingly prolific sub-genre of isekai stories where someone is reincarnated as the villainess in a game or novel. I don’t know…

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Dick Fight Island Vol 1 Review

Reibun Ike’s Dick Fight Island has turned out to be the raunchy little BL manga that could, reaching #1 in Amazon’s Romance Manga and Yaoi & LGBTQ+ Manga categories and,…

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Sex Ed 120% Vol 1 Review

When I first heard about Sex Ed 120%, I assumed that it would be a raunchy comedy, with a bit of educational content thrown in. This turned out…

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My Top 5 Favourite 2 Volume Manga Series

This month marks the Two Year Anniversary of the relaunch of Al’s Manga Blog! I wanted to do a special post to celebrate the occasion, and one of…

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Our Not-So-Lonely Planet Travel Guide Vol 1 Review

Now here’s an example of a manga that completely lived up to my expectations! Mone Sorai’s Our Not-So-Lonely Planet Travel Guide is a BL manga that follows a…

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Manga Mini Reviews: Yuri Edition!

So many new manga series have been coming out lately that I’ve been falling seriously behind on reviewing them all. So, it seemed like a good time to…

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Your Turn To Die: Majority Vote Death Game Vol 1 Review

Your Turn to Die: Majority Death Game is a horror/mystery manga, written by Nankidai and with art by Tatsuya Ikegami, that’s based on a game of the same…

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I Think Our Son is Gay Vol 1 Review

Okura’s I Think Our Son is Gay is an LGBTQ+ manga that I’ve been greatly looking forward to reading. I’d enjoyed That Blue Sky Feeling, another manga written…

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I’m the Catlords’ Manservant

The release of I’m the Catlords’ Manservant, by Rat Kitaguni, kind of snuck up on me. I don’t remember hearing about it getting licensed and I didn’t have…

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Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town Review

Story of Seasons is one of my favourite video game franchises and I’ve been playing the games since the N64 days, back when the series was still known…

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I’ve been chosen: You Are a Magical Girl Tag

Pinkie has come up with a sparkly new blog-tag-award thingy, and was kind enough to tag me in it. The You Are a Magical Girl Tag is all…

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Superwomen in Love! Honey Trap & Rapid Rabbit Vol 1 Review

Superwomen in Love! Honey Trap & Rapid Rabbit is a yuri manga by sometime (unusual pen name, but whatever), which I included on my Top 10 Most Anticipated…

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This Wonderful Season With You Review

Opposites attract in This Wonderful Season With You, a fun BL manga by Atsuko Yusen, the mangaka of Deko-Boko Sugar Days. Synopsis: Enoki is both shocked and thrilled…

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The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent (Manga) Vol 1-2 Review

Allow me to introduce you to my new obsession! Adapted from the light-novel series of the same name, by Yuka Tachibana, The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent is…

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Love of Kill Vol 1 Review

Fe’s Love of Kill began life as an online comic, before eventually being published as a print manga, and it’s one of the series that I’ve been most…

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Roll Over And Die (Manga) Vol 1 Review

I originally became aware of Roll Over And Die: I Will Fight for an Ordinary Life with My Love and Cursed Sword through reviews of the light novel,…

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Class 6 Review

Class 6 is a LGBTQ superhero comic published by Kraven Comics, who provided me with free access to the first seven episodes of the series, in exchange for…

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A School Frozen in Time Vol 1 Review

A School Frozen in Time is a mystery/psychological thriller manga with a bit of a supernatural twist. Written by Mizuki Tsukimura and with art by Naoshi Arakawa, of…

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Beastars Vol 11 Review

It’s finally happening! Volume 11 of Paru Itagaki’s Beastars, the official midpoint of the manga, FINALLY features the climactic battle between Legoshi and Tem’s murderer! And boy, do…

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Dear NOMAN Vol 1 Review

I’m a fan of a good supernatural manga and I’m also always on the lookout for exciting new yuri titles. So it’s a joy to find a series…

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