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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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Katakoi Lamp Review

Tokyopop continues its streak of releasing cute and fun BL titles that I thoroughly enjoy. Written and illustrated by Kyohei Azumi, Katakoi Lamp is a fluffy little romance…

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Magical Angel Creamy Mami and the Spoiled Princess Vol 1 Review

Magical Angel Creamy Mami is a famous magical-girl franchise from the 80’s which follows the adventures of Yū, a young girl who’s granted the use of a magic…

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Golden Japanesque: A Splendid Yokohama Romance Vol 1 Review

Golden Japanesque: A Splendid Yokohama Romance, by Kaho Miyasaka, is a shojo romance that takes place during the Meiji era, a period in Japan’s history characterized by great…

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Penguin Gentlemen Review

I saw someone I follow on Instagram describe Kishi Ueno’s manga, Penguin Gentlemen, as a delightful book of “penguinology”, and I immediately knew that I had to buy…

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Beast Complex Review

Beast Complex, is an early work by Paru Itagaki and a precursor to the popular manga series, Beastars. It’s set in the same world of anthropomorphized animals as…

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Manga Mini Reviews (The Cat Proposed & MADK Vol 1)

The Cat Proposed Souta Matoi is at the end of his rope. He’s over-worked, exhausted and feels like his life is empty. On the way home from work…

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I Cannot Reach You Vol 1 Review

Ready for some will-they-or-won’t-they hijinks between a pair of childhood best friends? How about some misunderstood confessions and willful ignorance of the other parties’ intentions? Then look n…

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Beastars Vol 10 Review

We’re gearing up for a big showdown in this volume of Beastars! Will Legoshi be able to defeat the murderer in a head on fight? Well, we don’t…

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Alter Ego Review

Alter Ego is a yuri romance, by Ana C. Sánchez, that’s been released by Tokyopop, as a part of their International Women of Manga line. Dealing with themes…

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The Rainbow Connection! Tagging Stories With Colour Challenge

I really need to get caught up on my tag posts! The Tagging Stories with Colour Challenge is a bright, shiny, new tag, and one of the cuter…

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The Day I Was Forced to Marry God & The Day I Divorced God Review

The Day I Was Forced to Marry God and The Day I Divorced God are autobiographical manga, by Tamosan, which chronicle her experiences with joining the Jehovah’s Witnesses,…

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Spiritfarer Review

I was introduced to Spiritfarer by my brother, who purchased the game for me because he wanted to have someone to talk to about it. Playing this game…

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The King’s Beast Vol 1 Review

Rei Toma is a mangaka whose works I’ve all loved and I’ve been really looking forward to her newest series, The King’s Beast, which is set in the…

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Sasaki and Miyano Vol 1 Review

Well, this has got to be the most adorable Boys Love manga I’ve read in a good long while! Shou Harusono’s Sasaki and Miyano was originally self-published on…

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How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom (manga) Omnibus Vol 1 Review

Based on an isekai light-novel series by Dojyomaru, this manga adaptation of How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom by Satoshi Ueda, initially drew me in with its…

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Mama Akuma Vol 1 Review

Mama Akuma, by Kuzushiro, is a series that I decided to pickup simply because the cover looked cute and this turned out to be an example of a…

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Mint Chocolate Vol 1 Review

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, so it seemed like the perfect time to do a review of a new, romance manga! As an added bonus, Mami Orikasa’s shojo series,…

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The Peer Tag – Let’s Talk About #peerpressure

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these tag posts, so a hearty thank you to y0uc4n7kn0w for tagging me! The pressures we experience as bloggers…

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The Dark History of the Reincarnated Villainess Vol 1 Review

The Dark History of the Reincarnated Villainess is a shojo isekai manga by Akiharu Touka and it’s one of the series that I’ve been most looking forward to…

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