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Demelza

Adventuring Alchemist
AUKN Staff
The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady volume 1 (LN)
Cooking with Wild Game volume 17 (LN)
Death Note Short Stories
Frieren: Beyond Journey's End volume 3
Horimiya volume 4
A Galaxy Next Door volume 1

I Want to Be a Wall volume 1 - Heard a lot of good things about this one but hadn't expected it to be such a sweet slice of life! Very intrigued to find out how and why these two characters got married given Volume 1 doesn't explain that. The artwork is great and I love how the two interact with one another while dealing with their respective problems. I just wish there was more of it right now because it's clear we've barely scratched the surface of their stories.
 

Taihei

Hikikomori
Volume 1 of Skip-Beat! :)
Awesome! Still in volume 1 myself too.

I feel like Kyoko is a good cautionary tale to teenagers these days. She wants an education because she was denied one...she's working to pay back others for their kindness and to improve herself, and so she realized that she has to put HER life first before anyone else...boys, parents, other girls.

Great expectations for SB!:)
 

Sarah

Staff
AUKN Staff
I Want to Be a Wall volume 1 - Heard a lot of good things about this one but hadn't expected it to be such a sweet slice of life! Very intrigued to find out how and why these two characters got married given Volume 1 doesn't explain that. The artwork is great and I love how the two interact with one another while dealing with their respective problems. I just wish there was more of it right now because it's clear we've barely scratched the surface of their stories.
I requested this from Diamond to review but, alas, it still hasn't turned up so far - but it's good to know that it'll be an enjoyable read. :) (At least I Cannot Reach You #4 arrived!)
 

Demelza

Adventuring Alchemist
AUKN Staff
My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! Girls Patch (complete) - A fun but unsubstantial anthology for the villainess series here. I think it made a lot more sense before we reached the point the LNs are currently at where Katarina is beginning to work through her feelings for everyone.

Ascendance of a Bookworm volume 19 (LN)
Slayers volume 13 (LN)

The Untouchable Midori-kun volume 1 - Unconveined I'll carry on with this one. The set-up is decent but I find the characters annoying and the art isn't good enough for me to be able to look past that, especially when Kodansha regularly put out so many romance titles digitally now.

Sensei's Pious Lie volume 2 - Another heavy and difficult read. On the one hand, I'm glad Vertical are putting these out in an omnibus format because it means the story does move from volume to volume, but on the other hand, I felt like way less happened this time around than in Vol 1. But I suppose that's what happens when you're trying to carry so many messed up and complicated relationships...

Piano Duo for the Left Hand volume 3 - Still incredibly silly, but somehow I find myself compelled to come back for more. I suppose it has that typical shounen make-up that however ridiculous the plot may be the characters hold a certain charm.

I requested this from Diamond to review but, alas, it still hasn't turned up so far - but it's good to know that it'll be an enjoyable read. :) (At least I Cannot Reach You #4 arrived!)

I certainly hope your copy turns up soon, I'm eager to see how you'll review it and hope you'll enjoy reading it. :)
 

Demelza

Adventuring Alchemist
AUKN Staff
I am Blue, In Pain, and Fragile (complete, novel)
Something's Wrong with Us volumes 7-8
The Holy Grail of Eris volume 1 (LN)
Housekeeping Mage from Another World: Making Your Adventures Feel Like Home! volume 1
 

Dragon Slayer

Guild Member
Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody ch 87

Even If The Sword Saint is Boring He's Still the Strongest ch 66 - 69

Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest ch 108

Houkago no Goumon Shoujo ch 124

How Not to Summon a Demon Lord ch 84.1 - 84.2

Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san ch 160

Karakai Jouzu no (Moto) Takagi-san ch 227

Wise Man's Granchild ch 68

Why the Hell are You Here, Teacher! ch 109 - 110
 

Demelza

Adventuring Alchemist
AUKN Staff
Call of the Night volume 6 - The plot is getting way more interesting these last couple of volumes.
My Dress-Up Darling volumes 1-2 - Finally managed to get my hands on physical copies of this one!
Fire in His Fingertips volume 3
 

Demelza

Adventuring Alchemist
AUKN Staff
Koigakubo-kun Stole My First Time volume 1 - A cute enough premise that I'll follow it into Volume 2. It's far more innocent than the title suggests.

Holmes of Kyoto volume 10 (LN)
The Tales of Marielle Clarac volume 5
My Dress-Up Darling volume 3
The Misfit of Demon King Academy volume 1 (LN)
The Necromancer Maid volume 1
Black Summoner volume 9 (LN)
Cross-Dressing Villainess Cecilia Sylvie volume 2 (LN)
 

Sarah

Staff
AUKN Staff
Let's Go Karaoke! by Yama Wayama Yen Press - review to follow
Seaside Stranger #3 Kii Kanna Seven Seas (If you liked the film of Seaside Stranger/Harukaze no Etranger) than you'll want to follow what happens to Shun and Mio next. However, Kii Kanna is more interested, it seems, in slice-of-life observational comedy - and sometimes, I fear, at the expense of the main pair. (I wish someone would license her Qualia under the Snow which I think is better than this series.)
Dick Fight Island #2 Ike Reibun SuBLime - just a hoot from start to finish - but also rather sweet in places too (interesting scenes in Oxford?!) and, of course, very splendidly drawn.
His Favorite #12 (digital) Suzuki Tanaka SuBLime - more of the same. Gently mischievous BL character-based comedy, still fun to read.
 
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Demelza

Adventuring Alchemist
AUKN Staff
Seaside Stranger #3 Kii Kanna Seven Seas (If you liked the film of Seaside Stranger/Harukaze no Etranger) than you'll want to follow what happens to Shun and Mio next. However, Kii Kanna is more interested, it seems, in slice-of-life observational comedy - and sometimes, I fear, at the expense of the main pair. (I wish someone would license her Qualia in the Snow which I think is better than this series.)
I wouldn't mind seeing someone pick up Mahou ga Tsukaenakutemo either, that one seems fun from what little I've seen of it. I certainly like Seaside Stranger since I'm attached to the main pair, but I confess I often wonder if it would have been left as that single volume rather than being expanded into this longer running series. Maybe that's where the author's talents really lie since we're both wishing to see her single-volume works licensed...
 

Sarah

Staff
AUKN Staff
I wouldn't mind seeing someone pick up Mahou ga Tsukaenakutemo either, that one seems fun from what little I've seen of it.
Yes, agree this one would also be a good choice (I think I've read an extract from the French edition)nos-meilleures-vies-casterman kii kanna - Copy.jpg
and maybe Seven Seas could be persuaded to pick it up after they've published #4 of Etranger... 🤔 I get the feeling that maybe she hadn't expected Etranger to be such a success and the succeeding chapters have been a little random.
 

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Demelza

Adventuring Alchemist
AUKN Staff
The Tales of Marielle Clarac volume 9 (LN) is another excellent volume, but now we're back to being caught up with Japan, so waiting for a new volume will be painful! 😭

Loner Life in Another World volume 6

My Hero Academia: Vigilantes (complete) - Not super impressed with how this one wrapped up. I enjoyed the final arc, but then that final chapter undermines everything it had been building to. I'm especially disappointed that Crawler and Pop didn't get together after all that, given that was the central theme of that arc. It doesn't even seem like they talk to one another anymore??? Definitely a letdown given how good the series has been overall.

Seaside Stranger volume 3 - I can see what you mean @Sarah when you say these chapters have been quite random. I like the underlying themes the author is trying to address, particularly with Mio's growing understanding of who he is and Shun's feelings about their relationship but there's this overriding sense that everything is a bit disjointed in the storytelling department. Hopefully, it comes together a bit better in the volumes to come...
 

setokaiba

Student Council President
Recently started watching Kaiji and fell in love with it so I had to pick up the manga. In the middle of reading the first volume right now and I can't get enough, even though I've already seen this so I know what's going to happen, experiencing it in manga form is just as exciting. I love this mangaka's style and it suits the characters perfectly, I don't know why it seems to be so offputting to others just because it's atypical.
The series is just so fantastically human and keeps you on the edge of your seat wondering what will happen next, or how will he get himself out of this situation. Kaiji himself already scores a spot in my favourite characters and looking forward to complete the manga.
 
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