Thursday, December 12, 2013

Bunches and Bunches of Manga

Title: Mamotte! Lollipop 1
Description: BOY CRAZY Junior high schooler Nina is ready to fall in love. She’s looking for a boy who’s cute and sweet–and strong enough to support her when the chips are down. But what happens when Nina’s dream comes true . . . twice? One day, two cute boys literally fall from the sky: they’re both wizards and they’ve come to the Human World to take the Magic Exam. The boys’ success on this test depends on protecting Nina from evil, so now Nina has a pair of cute magical boys chasing her everywhere she goes! One of these wizards just might be the boy of her dreams . . . but which one?
My Review: This is a very cute, fast moving manga which I grabbed to fill in space between reading novels :)

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Title: Twilight v.2
Description: Check out what happens when you line up the covers of The Twilight: Graphic Novel Volume 1 with the newly released image of Volume 2. What do you think of the art by Young Kim picking up on Stephenie Meyer’s description? Do you like the idea of the meadow scene being on the cover?
My review: Yawn... I think I'm over this now.





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Title: Full Moon wo Sagashite v.1
Description:  A bittersweet tale of puppy love, tragedy, and aspirations of pop-star fame. A spark of hope ignites to a blaze in twelve-year-old Mitsuki Koyama's life when a comical pair of magical beings appears to prove to her that dreams really do come true. Young Mitsuki loves singing and dreams of becoming a pop star. Unfortunately, a malignant tumor in her throat prevents her from pursuing her passion. However, her life turns around when two surprisingly fun-loving harbingers of death appear to grant Mitsuki a temporary reprieve from her illness and give her singing career a magical push start.
My Review: Hmmm it was exactly like the anime I watched years ago :))

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Title: Bakuman v.1
Description: R to L (Japanese Style). Is becoming a successful manga artist an achievable dream or just one big gamble? Average student Moritaka Mashiro enjoys drawing for fun. When his classmate and aspiring writer Akito Takagi discovers his talent, he begs Moritaka to team up with him as a manga-creating duo. But what exactly does it take to make it in the manga-publishing world? Moritaka is hesitant to seriously consider Akito's proposal because he knows how difficult reaching the professional level can be. Still, encouragement from persistent Akito and motivation from his crush push Moritaka to test it
My Review: Liked it!

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Title: Toradora! Vol. 1
Description: Guy likes one girl, tho that girl doesn't know it. But another girl does... but same goes with that girl. But tempers get in the way. Tehe.
My review: I liked it!








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Title: Lizzie Newton: Victorian Mysteries, v.1-2
Description: Lizzie Newton, a young upper crust lady with a budding career as a mystery writer, is expected to know her place in Victorian society. Her father has arranged for her to marry the handsome Edwin White, who has put his rising career as a lawyer on hold to prove his love to Lizzie. While the headstrong Lizzie tolerates earnest Edwin, she is not yet ready to accept him as her fiance. Besides, Lizzie is distracted by something far more important: an apparent suicide has occurred in the manor, and Lizzie is ready to solve her first real life murder case!
My review: This was a fun read!


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Title: Model v.1-2
Description: A lifetime of deceit and pain is exposed to Jae! The truth about Adrian is revealed...but what will it mean for Ken? And as for Michael, the years of loneliness and emptiness have taken their toll. Can he allow himself to hope for something more with Jae--or will this truly be the end of it all? The final volume of Model will reveal everything!
My review: Didn't like the story much. Or the artwork.





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Title: My Boyfriend is a .... v.7-8
Volume 7 Description: Serena Stevens is already popular in her new school in the tiny Texas town of Rojo—so popular she has two guys interested in her. Self-assured Lance is a football star, and introverted Cam is an intellectual who gets nervous just working with her on their English project about Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde . In a town with a single-minded obsession with football, Lance is a great catch, but there's something unique about Cam. Between the two of them, Serena has the perfect boyfriend . . . if she can figure out how to keep them apart. Soon there's much more to worry about when two cheerleaders go missing. Serena starts to wonder: could one of the guys be responsible? Appearances might be deceiving . . . and who will Serena end up with when things come to a boil?
Volume 8 Description: Life isn't exactly paradise for aspiring comic book artist Morning Glory Conroy. Anxious about an upcoming comics festival and worried about her best friend Julia's deteriorating home life, Glory has enough to juggle without also being swept off her feet by the guy Julia likes. But Gabriel is the answer to every girl's prayers: sweet, full of wonder at the world, and divinely handsome. But does he count as a real boyfriend if his overbearing guardian forbids even kissing? Not to mention the added complication of his mischievous cousin Luci trailing Glory's every move just to cause trouble. Glory is in for a startling revelation when she discovers Gabriel's true identity—and learns that their romance has distracted him from an important mission. Will it take a miracle to sort out this mess, or can Glory move heaven and earth to help the people she loves?
My review: Both enjoyable.
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Title: Maoh v.1-2
Description: R to L (Japanese Style). What do you do when the city's savior is actually a devil in disguise...? Ando is a high schooler who posses the ability to force others to vocalize his thoughts. As a child he was shunned and ridiculed for this ability, and so he quickly learned to suppress it. But now, despite all his effort to act normal and fit in, he's dragged into a situation that forces him to reawaken his gift. The catalyst is the actions of a group called “Grasshopper,” lead by a charismatic and mysterious young man, Inukai. Grasshopper portraysitself as a civic group, but the events Ando witnesses point at something far more disturbing. As the organization grows in strength and numbers, Ando begins a dangerous shadow game to check Inukai's plans.
My review: Interesting... wish my library had more of the story!
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Title: Rin-ne  v.1
Description: Reads R to L (Japanese Style). As a child Sakura Mamiya mysteriously disappeared in the woods behind her grandma's home. She returned whole and healthy, but since then she has had the power to see ghosts. Now a teenager, she just wishes the ghosts would leave her alone! At school, the desk next to Sakura's has been empty since the start of the school year, then one day her always-absent classmate Rinne Rokudo shows up, and he's far more than what he seems!After school one day, Rinne helps Sakura deal with the ghost of a boy who has a crush on her. Rinne it seems, knows just how to handle such ghosts, and has the skills and tools to properly dispatch them to the afterife (for a small fee of course). Sakura starts to learn more about her mysterious classmate, and her curiosity about Rinne draws her deeper into the amazing world between life and death.
My review: Another Inuyasha like characters... but its from the same artist :)
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Title: Pretty Face v.1-2
Description: He wanted to be her boyfriend... He'll settle for being her twin sister! When his school bus crashes, teenage karate star Rando is sent into a coma. A year later he wakes up to find that his disfigured face has been reconstructed in the image of his secret crush, Rina! Not knowing what Rando originally looked like, the mad plastic surgeon Dr. Manabe used a photo in Rando's pocket as the model for his reconstructive surgery. Abandoned by his friends and parents, the all-new Rando is mistaken for his would-be girlfriend's long-lost twin sister and adopted into her family. Can he put aside his feelings and be a good "big sister" to Rina...when he's still a teenage boy from the waist down?
My review: This manga made me laugh out loud a lot :)






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