Manga Update! *Sept 2017 Edition*

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Updated: September 8, 2017

Read any good manga recently?  I came down upon volumes with a vengeance since last month’s dud.

This is what I’ve read so far in this latest manga update:

New Manga

  1. Ai Yori Aoshi by Kou Fumizuki
  2. Dragon Ball by Akira Toriyama
  3. FLCL by Gainax
  4. The Legend of the Zelda: Four Swords by Akira Himekawa
  5. Puella Magi Madoka Magica by the Magica Quartet
  6. Soul Eater by Atsushi Ohkubo

Updated Manga

  1. Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama
  2. Azumanga Daioh by Kiyohiko Azuma
  3. Black Butler by Yana Toboso
  4. Black Clover by Yuki Tabata
  5. Blood Lad by Yuuki Kodama
  6. The Demon Prince of Momochi House by Aya Shouoto
  7. Fairy Tail by Hiro Mashima
  8. Haikyu by Haruichi Furudate
  9. Magi by Shinobu Ohtaka
  10. Monthly Girls’ Nozaki – Kun by Izumi Tsubaki
  11. My Hero Academia by Kohei Horikoshi

Nostalgia Hits!

For those who don’t know, Dragon Ball is the first series before all of the others came out. The story begins with young Goku and Bulma on their first grand adventure tracking down the legendary dragon balls. If they collect them all, Shenron the dragon will appear and grant one wish.

Back in the day, I used to wait for Cartoon Network’s Toonami to watch Dragon Ball Z. At some point, they brought the original Dragon Ball on TV too.

Instead of tracking down where I left off watching Dragon Ball Z by reading the manga, I’ve decided to start at its origins.

Read All the Zelda Manga!

I enjoy reading The Legend of Zelda manga.

About a year ago, I read Akira Himewaka’s manga adaptation of The Ocarina of Time. If you barely play the video games, stories like Four Swords will fill you in on Link’s quests.

Being a Magical Girl Can Be Scary…

The volume cover of Puella Magi Madoka Magica looks cute and friendly until you uncover its dark side you will never forget. The story takes the magical girl genre into a surprising path. Don’t want to spoil much of the story…

I thank my friends for recommending this to me! Wish I’ve started reading Madoka Magica sooner.

Conclusion

August was indeed a great manga reading month and it has given me many manga series to add in my “to-read” list!

The latest manga volumes has been updated in my manga list.

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Read any of the manga listed? Recommendations? Feel free to comment below!

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Manga Update! *August 2017 Edition*

The Manga Mecca

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I’m pleased to announce I’ve found a new library with a fresh, breathtaking manga selection in this manga update! The library had manga series I haven’t seen in years (Zatch Bell, Dragonball), based on my friends’ anime recommendations (Soul Eater, Puella Magi Madoka Magica), and a couple I stopped reading after I was distracted by other manga (Black Butler, Negima!).

Below are the new manga series I’ve picked up and read (so far) from my newly-discovered “Manga Mecca”.

 New Manga

  1. Blood Lad by Yuuki Kodama
  2. High School of the Dead by Daisuke Sato

And one teeny update from a series I’ve already started:

Updated Manga

  1. Kimi ni Todoke by Karuho Shiina

Conclusion

I highly recommend Blood Lad. Great action scenes and humor fill this supernatural adventure.  Vampire Staz loves everything connected with human culture. He loves to play video games, read manga, and collect fandom memorabilia.

A girl from the human world accidentally steps through a magical portal and ends up in Staz’s demon world. Unfortunately, the girl dies in his world before he can ask her a million questions about her world. Now, the girl’s a ghost and Staz must seek the spell to transform her back to a living human before she disappears forever.

High School of the Dead is The Walking Dead with Japanese high school students fighting their way of their zombie-infested city. Fair warning: there are plenty of panty shots and other obvious fanservice (random shots to please readers) scenes. Overall, this manga series is a captivating “fight for your life” story.

Interested in the latest manga I’ve read so far? Check out the full list with the latest titles highlighted in bold. Make sure to look out of next month’s manga update too!

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You’ve read the manga listed above? Any recommendations you would like to share? Please comment below!

 

 

Manga Update! *July 2017 Edition*

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I have a pretty short list this month due to the lack of new manga discoveries. However, I did create a list of interesting titles I found while I was hanging out at Barnes & Noble.

About 95% of them are not found in any libraries near me (boo). Looks like I’ll be ordering serious inter-library loans in a next couple of months!

Here’s the latest on the manga I’ve been reading so far:

Updated Manga

  1. Black Clover by Yuki Tabata
  2. Fairy Tail by Hiro Mashima
  3. Haikyu!! By Haruichi Furudate
  4. Magi by Shinobu Ohtaka
  5. Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-Kun by Izumi Tsubaki
  6. One Piece by Eiichiro Oda

You’ll find the fully updated manga list here.

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Got any recommendations for next month’s manga update? Feel free to comment below!

Manga Monday #22: “Maid-Sama!” by Hiro Fujiwara

 

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Maid-Sama! by Hiro Fujiwara is a shojo manga about a high school girl who secretly works at a maid café and falls for the most popular boy in her school. This story appears to be like any other ol’ typical shojo story but this one has a tiny twist: the female protagonist doesn’t care about the boy (until later).

Seika High class president Misaki Ayuzawa only cares about maintaining stability in her wild, mostly-male dominated school. It only has become co-ed until recently. Misaki’s distaste in men originates from her father abandoning the family while she was very young. To take care of her sick mom, Misaki serves customers in cute maid outfits after school to keep up with the bills.

Soon-to-be love interest Takumi Usui is the first person from Seika High to discover Misaki at her job.

The shojo manga I’ve read in the past always tend to be about a girl who falls in love with a guy, goes through a serious of obstacles, and finally lands a happy ending after an enduring test of love. Maid-Sama! takes on these familiar scenarios and flips it around a bit.

Throughout the series, Misaki and Takumi slowly form a deep relationship despite the craziness happening all around them. From time to time, Takumi saves Misaki’s maid identity from being uncovered while Misaki tries to figure out her true feelings for Takumi and keep their relationship alive. Takumi may be popular and rich, but he has some dark secrets of his own.

If you’re a big fan of shojo manga, I’d recommend this series. It’s a good one I haven’t read for a while.  I’m not finished with this story yet and I pray it has a fulfilling ending.

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The last kind of shojo manga I want to read is the love interest dying and the main character moves on with a sad smile on their face. Seriously, I read a series like that and I cried out of anger and sadness for the rest of the day.

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Comment below if you’ve read this manga or you have some shojo  series you’d like to share! 😉

Manga Update! *June 2017 Edition*

 

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I love spring time (and it’s almost over)! Spring’s the season when most of my favorite manga series carry out their latest volumes from the cliffhangers left over from the winter. The most anticipated manga series for me was My Hero Academia. It felt like 2,000 years since I read the last volume.

Special note: I’ve added “reading the omnibus volumes” to certain titles in the manga list. For instance, I’m reading the omnibus collections of Maid-Sama and Princess Jellyfish instead of the individual volumes.

Here’s my latest manga update:

New Manga

  1. The Manga Classics
    • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (adapted by Crystal S. Chan)
    • The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling (adapted by Crystal S. Chan)

 

Updated Volumes

  1. Fairy Tail by Hiro Mashima
  2. Haikyu!! by Haruichi Furudate
  3. Magi by Shinobu Ohtaka
  4. Maid-Sama by Hiro Fujiwara
  5. My Hero Academia by Kohei Horikoshi
  6. My Love Story by Kazune Kawahara

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Read any of the manga above? Feel free to comment below!

Recommendations are welcome too! ^_^

Manga Updates! *May 2017 Edition*

Good news! I’ve made another manga list titled “The Manga List II: Beyond the Journey” so you can still catch up the latest manga I’ve been reading. Eventually, the list will be posted up on the Manga Corner.

Here’s what I’ve read the past month:

New Volumes

  1. Boruto: The Next Generation by Ukyo Kodachi
  2. Maid-Sama by Hiro Fujiwara

Updated Volumes

  1. Ajin: Demi-Human by Gamon Sakurai
  2. Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama
  3. Black Clover by Yuki Tabata
  4. Haikyu!! by Haruichi Furudate
  5. Princess Jellyfish by Akiko Higashimura

Have you read any of these volumes?  Any recommendations?  Better yet, which manga series have YOU been reading lately?

Feel free to comment below!

The Manga List II: “Beyond The Journey”

Welcome to the Manga List II: “Beyond The Journey”! For those who are not familiar with my past manga journey, this list is the continuing log of the manga I’ve been reading.

The titles highlighted in bold are the most recently updated and/or added to the list.

The Manga List II

*LIST UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2017*

A

  1. Absolute Boyfriend by Yuu Watase (6 volumes) *completed series*
  2. Ai Yori Aoshi by Kou Fumizuki (4 volumes)
  3. Ajin: Demi – Human by Gamon Sakurai (9 volumes)
  4. Amazing Agent Jennifer by  Nunzio DeFilippis (1 volume)
  5. Angel Beats!: Heaven’s Door by Jun Maeda (1 volume)
  6. Animal Land by Makoto Raiku (6 volumes)
  7. Apollo’s Song by Osamu Tezuka (2 volumes) *completed series*
  8. Assassination Classroom by Yusei Matsui (9 volumes)
  9. Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama (22 volumes)
  10. Azumanga Daioh by Kiyohiko Azuma by (4 volumes) *completed series*

B

  1. Backstage Prince by Kanoko Sakurakoji (1 volume)
  2. Bakuman by Tsugumi Oba (1 volume)
  3. Barakamon by Satsuki Yoshino (13 volumes)
  4. Barefoot Gen by Keiji Nakazawa (10 volumes) *completed series*
  5. Black Butler by  Yana Toboso (20 volumes)
  6. Black Clover by Yuki Tabata (8 volumes)
  7. Bleach by Tite Kubo (68 volumes)
  8. Blood Lad by Yuuki Kodama (7 volumes – omnibus) 
  9. Blue Exorcist by Kazue Kato (10 volumes)
  10. Boruto: The Next Generation by Ukyo Kodachi (1 volume)
  11. Buddha by Osamu Tezuka (8 volumes) *completed series*

C

  1. Cantarella by You Higuri (6 volumes)
  2. A Centaur’s Life by Kei Murayama (3  volumes)
  3. A Certain Magical Index by Kazuma Kamachi ( 8 volumes)
  4. A Certain Scientific Accelerator by Kazuma Kamachi (4 volumes)
  5. A Certain Scientific Railgun by Kazuma Kamachi (11 volumes)
  6. Chi’s Sweet Home by Kanata Konami (12 volumes) *completed series*
  7. Comic by Ha SiHyun (2 volumes)

D

  1. Dance in the Vampire Bund by Nozomu Tamaki (14 volumes) *completed series*
  2. Dark Water by Koji Suzuki (1 volume) *completed series*
  3. Death Note by Tsugumi Oba (12 volumes) *completed series*
  4. The Demon Prince of Momochi House by Aya Shouoto (9 volumes)
  5. Dragon Ball by Akira Toriyama (5 volumes)

E

  1. Emma by Kaoru Mori (10 volumes) *completed series*
  2. Excel Saga by  Rikdo Koshi (12 volumes)

F

  1. Fairy Tail by Hiro Mishima (61 volumes)
  2. Fairy Tail Blue Mistral by Hiro Mashima (2 volumes)
  3. FLCL by Gainax (2 volumes) *completed series*
  4. Flower of Life by Fumi Yoshinaga (3 volumes)
  5. From Far Away by Kyoko Hikawa (14 volumes) *completed series*
  6. Fruits Basket by Natsuki Takara (23 volumes) *completed series*
  7. Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa (27 volumes) *completed series*
  8. Fushigi Yugi by Yuu Watase (18 volumes) *completed series*
  9. Fushigi Yugi: Genbu Kaiden by Yuu Watase (10 volumes)

H

  1. Haikyuu!! by Haruichi Furudate (13 volumes)
  2. Handa-Kun by Satsuki Yoshino (4 volumes)
  3. Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakomoto by Sano Nami (4 volumes) *completed series*
  4. The Heiress and the Chauffer by Keiko Ishihara (1 volume)
  5. Hellsing by Kohta Hinaro (2 volumes)
  6. High School of the Dead by Daisuke Sato (5 volumes)
  7. Honey Blood by Miko Mitsuki (3 volumes)
  8. Horimiya by Hero (1 volume)

I

  1. Inu-Yasha by Rumiko Takahashi (45 volumes)
  2. I”s  by Masakazu Katsura (13 volumes)
  3. Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon? by Fujino Omori (2 volumes)

K

  1. Kamisama Kiss by Julietta Suzuki (23 volumes)
  2. Kimi ni Todoke by Karuho Shiina (2 volumes)

L

  1. The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords by Akira Himekawa *completed series*
  2. Library Wars by Hiro Arikawa (14 volumes)
  3. The Limit by Keiko Suenobu (1 volume)
  4. Log Horizon by Mamare Touno (1 volume)

M

  1. Magi by Shinobu Ohtaka (25 volumes)
  2. Maid-Sama by Hiro Fujiwara (5 volumes) *reading the omnibus collections*
  3. Manga Classics: The Count of Monte Cristo by Crystal S. Chan (1 volume) *completed series*
  4. Manga Classics: Great Expectations by Stacy King (1 volume) *completed series*
  5. Manga Classics: Jane Eyre by Stacy King (1 volume) *completed series*
  6. Manga Classics: The Jungle Book by Crystal S. Chan (1 volume) *completed series*
  7. Manga Classics: Pride and Prejudice by Stacy King (1 volume) *completed series*
  8. Manga Classics: The Scarlet Letter by Stacy King (1 volume) *completed series*
  9. Manga Classics: Sense & Sensibility by Stacy King (1 volume) *completed series*
  10. Mermaid Saga by Rumiko Takahashi (4 volumes) *completed series*
  11. Merman In My Tub by Itokichi (5 volumes)
  12. Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-Kun by Izumi Tsubaki (8 volumes)
  13. Moyasimon: Tales of Agriculture by Mayasuki Ishikawa (2 volumes)
  14. Muhyo and Roji’s Bureau of Supernatural Investigation by Yoshiyuki Nishi (18 volumes) *completed series*
  15. My Hero Academia by Kohei Horikoshi (9 volumes)
  16. My Love Story by Kazune Kawahara (12 volumes)

N

  1. Nana by Ai Yazawa (21 volumes) *completed series*
  2. Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto (72 volumes) *completed series*
  3. Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring by Masashi Kishimoto (1 volume) *completed series*
  4. Natsume’s Book of Friends by Yuki Midorikawa (1 volume)
  5. Negima by Ken Akamatsu (21 volumes)
  6. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan by Hiroshi Shiibashi (14 volumes)
  7. Nobari No Ou by Yuhki Kamatani (1 volume)

O

  1. Oh My Goddess! by Kosuke Fujishima (2 volumes)
  2. One Piece by Eiichiro Oda (82 volumes)
  3. One Punch Man by ONE (11 volumes)
  4. Orochi Blood by Kazuo Umezu ( 1 volume) *completed series*
  5. Ouran Host Club by Bisco Hatori (18 volumes) *completed series*

P

  1. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney by Kenji Kuroda (3 volumes)
  2. Presents by Kanako Inuki (1 volume)
  3. Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon by Naoko Tekeuchi ( 12 volumes) *completed series*
  4. Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon: Short Stories by Naoko Tekeuchi (1 volume)
  5. Prince of Tennis by Takeshi Konomi (2 volumes)
  6. Princess Jellyfish by Akiko Higashimura (4 volumes) *reading the omnibus collections*
  7. Princess Knight by Osamu Tezuka (2 volumes) *completed series*
  8. Puella Magi Madoka Magica by the Magica Quartet (3 volumes) *completed series*

R

  1. R.O.D. by Hideyuki Kurata (4 volumes) *completed series*
  2. The Royal Palace Goong by So Hee Park (1 volume)
  3. Rurouni Kenshin by Nobuhiro Watsuki (3 volumes)

S

  1. Sailor V by Naoko Takeuchi (2 volumes) *completed series*
  2. Scary Book by Kazuo Umezu (3 Volumes) *completed series*
  3. School Rumble by Jin Kobayashi (16 volumes)
  4. The Secret Notes of Lady Kanoko by Ririko Tsujita (1 volume)
  5. A Silent Voice by Yoshitoki Ooima (7 volumes) *completed series*
  6. Soul Eater by Atsushi Ohkubo (1 volume)
  7. The Spanish Duke’s Virgin Bride by Keiko Kishimoto and Chantelle Shaw (1 volume)
  8. Spice and Wolf by Isuna Hasekura (3 volumes)

T

  1. The All-New Tenchi Muyo by Hitoshi Okudo (2 volumes)
  2. Trigun by Yasuhiro Nightow (1 volume)
  3. Twin Star Exorcists by Yoshiaki Sukeno (5 volumes)

V

  1. Vampire Knight by Matsuri Hino (17 volumes)

W

  1. The Wallflower by Tomoko Hayakawa (8 volumes)
  2. Witchcraft Works by Ryuu Mizunagi (1 volume)
  3. With the Light by Keiko Tobe (3 volumes)

Y

  1. Yukarism by Chika Shiomi (4 volumes) *completed series*
  2. Yu Yu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi (10 volumes)

Z

  1. Zatch Bell by Makoto Raiku (1 volume)
  2. Zelda: Ocarina of Time  by Akira Himekawa (2 volumes)