Archive for the ‘REVIEWS’ Category

PHANTOM THIEF JEANNE VOLUME 1

Posted by RommelS On May - 18 - 2014
KAMIKAZE KAITO JEANNE @ 1998 by Arina Tanemura/SHUEISHA Inc.

KAMIKAZE KAITO JEANNE @ 1998 by Arina Tanemura/SHUEISHA Inc.

An all new fantasy adventure series from the creator of The Gentlemen’s Alliance and Full Moon.

 

Maron is a school girl and gymnast club member by day but at night she uses magical powers to find and capture demons hiding in priceless works of art. These demons take over the heart of humans and as a thief working for the angels (literally), Maron as Jeanne does her best to free people from this evil and cleanse their hearts and save their lives.

 

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APPARITIONS: GHOSTS OF OLD EDO

Posted by RommelS On May - 18 - 2014

APPARTIONS GHOST OF OLD EDOThis book contains a collection of nice, short stories that all take place during the Edo period. As the title suggests, all stories involve ghosts and spirits in one way or another. The way these spirits behave is different from the usual Japanese ghost stories, though. In this case, the spirits aren’t always evil. In fact, in a number of the stories, the spirits actually help or warn the people who can see them. For example, in one of the stories a spirit reflects the intentions of the person looking at it, what the characters use when doing business. So for good people the spirit shows himself as a child, but to people who intend to harm someone or cheat them, he apparently looks very frightening.

 

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TIME BOKAN: ROYAL REVIVAL

Posted by RommelS On April - 23 - 2014

TIME BOKAN ROYAL REVIVALSYNOPSIS:

The Japanese public goes crazy when it’s announced that the beloved and long-running classic anime Time Bokan will be remade.  There’s just one problem:  the original show was broken into multiple separate series featuring multiple teams of heroes pitted against multiple teams of almost identical villains, so how to choose which ones will star in the remake?  Unwisely discarding the idea of a public opinion poll, the producers instead insanely opt for a race between the bad guys in their favorite mecha.  Which might not be a completely bad idea, except for the fact that they’re all cheaters and saboteurs, and none of them have ever created a mecha that didn’t eventually self destruct in an extremely violent fashion!  In a race between these born losers, the only winner is the audience as the villains from Time Bokan, Yatterman, Zenderman, Otasukeman, Yattodetaman, Ippatsuman, and Itadakiman compete for the dubious privilege of getting the **** beaten out of them once again!  It’s Grand Theft Mecha vs. Super Moron Kart as the baddies slam, bash, and dirty trick each other to the finish!

 

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GOOD LUCK GIRL! BINBOGAMI GA! THE COMPLETE SERIES

Posted by RommelS On April - 23 - 2014

GOOD LUCK GIRLSYNOPSIS:

Ichiko gets lucky a lot.  She’s rich, beautiful, smart, stacked, and better than you at everything.  But there’s a reason life always goes her way:  she unwittingly steals happiness energy from everyone else!  Momiji—a poverty god with a freakishly huge syringe and a bunch of oddball charms—has to take Ichiko’s extra good fortune and return it to her various victims of circumstance.  Like an Adderall-addled cat-and-mouse chase in a funhouse full of pop culture references, the spirit of shortcomings and her self-absorbed subject stick each other with jabs, gags, bizarre bets, and dirty tricks aplenty.  It’s a side-splitting ride, and everyone’s seatbelt is defective.  But how many blows to the ego can Ichiko take before she grows a sympathy gland and stops hogging all the happiness?

 

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NURA: RISE OF THE YOKAI CLAN – SET 1

Posted by RommelS On April - 23 - 2014

NURA RISE OF THE YOKAI CLAN SET 1SYNOPSIS:

Rikuo Nura is the grandson of Nurarihyon, Supreme Commander of the prestigious Nura Clan of yokai. However, Rikuo is only one-quarter yokai, able to assume his yokai form only at night while remembering nothing the next day. What’s more, he doesn’t want to be the clan heir, preferring to hang out with his human friends and try to lead a normal life. This does not sit well with many in the clan, and when some of them take action Rikuo is faced with a choice between life as a human and his yokai heritage.

 

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NURA: RISE OF THE YOKAI CLAN – SET 2

Posted by RommelS On April - 23 - 2014

NURA RISE OF THE YOKAI CLAN SET 2SYNOPSIS:

Rikuo has come to terms with his dual heritage, and not a moment too soon, because there’s a new opponent in town! It’s Inugamigyobu Tamazuki, a yokai from Shikoku with nothing less in mind than the destruction of the Nura Clan and his own rise to power as the supreme ruler of all yokai. Backed by the legendary Seven Phantom Travellers and the mighty 88 Demons of Shikoku, he’s without doubt the Nura Clan’s greatest challenge yet. And to make things worse, Rikuo’s grandfather has vanished without a trace! With his friends and his clan in danger, can Rikuo successfully take on his newfound leadership role?

 

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MIDNIGHT SECRETARY VOLUME 1

Posted by RommelS On March - 11 - 2014
MIDNIGHT SECRETARY © 2007 Tomu OHMI/SHOGAKUKAN

MIDNIGHT SECRETARY © 2007 Tomu OHMI/SHOGAKUKAN

Love the Vampire Diaries? Think Jonathan Rhys Myers makes a yummy Dracula? Well don’t worry manga fans because we have our own version right here with Midnight Secretary!  Part soap opera romance, other part supernatural mystery, and all fun!

 

KAMISAMA KISS THE COMPLETE SERIES

Posted by RommelS On March - 11 - 2014

KAMISAMA KISSSYNOPSIS:

Nanami was just a normal high school girl down on her luck until a stranger’s lips marked her as the new Land God and turned her world upside down. Now, she’s figuring out the duties of a deity with the help of Tomoe, a reformed fox demon who reluctantly becomes her familiar in a contract sealed with a kiss.

 

The new responsibilities – and boys – are a lot to handle, like the crow demon masquerading as a gorgeous pop idol and the adorable snake spirit who’s chosen the newly minted god to be his bride. As the headstrong Tomoe tries to whip her into shape, Nanami finds that love just might have cute, pointed fox ears. With romance in the air, will the human deity be able to prove herself worthy of her new title?

 

 

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GIRLS UND PANZER COMPLETE OVA SERIES

Posted by RommelS On March - 11 - 2014

GIRL UND PANZER OVASYNOPSIS:

The girls from Oarai are back in six special episodes!  And whether they’re shopping for swimsuits, camping out or doing the Ankou Dance, they bring their own special brand of Tankery to the task at hand.  There’s also a tour of the Oarai school ship, a look at what REALLY happened while Yukari and Erwin were out doing reconnaissance and a team talent contest that’s not to be missed!  It’s a very special collection featuring everybody’s favorite Tankery girls:  GIRLS und PANZER Specials!

 

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MARIA HOLIC COMPLETE COLLECTION

Posted by RommelS On March - 4 - 2014

MARIA HOLICSYNOPSIS:

It’s not easy to find the perfect girl, even when you’re the same sex! Kanako thought attending an all-girls school would be the perfect way to meet the girl of her dreams, but after her hot new roommate turns out to be a guy in drag and catching the eye of the most popular girl in school only brings down the wrath of all the other similarly obsessed girls, she’s not so sure!

 

Complicate things with a cat-eared dorm leader, her roommate’s rude-mannered maid and identical twin sister (who attends an all-boys school, of course) and way too many attractive girls of questionable persuasions and the question becomes whether Kanako can die from frustrated nosebleeds! (Life would be SO much easier if guys didn’t literally give her the hives!) Will Kanako ever find a non-polar opposite of a compatible non-opposing polarity?

 

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ZETMAN THE COMPLETE SERIES

Posted by RommelS On February - 3 - 2014

ZETMANSYNOPSIS:

Jin and Kouga may come from very different walks of life, but both boys are searching for the real meaning of justice and what it means to be a hero!

 

Jin may be poor, but he lives a happy life with his grandfather – until the day tragedy strikes and changes his life forever. Kouga, born into a wealthy family, is in line to inherit his family’s power and fortune. But what is true strength? What does it really mean to be human? Jin and Kouga’s fates intertwine in their struggle to harness the power that lies within each of them!

 

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NAKAIMO ~ MY LITTLE SISTER IS AMONG THEM! COMPLETE COLLECTION

Posted by RommelS On February - 3 - 2014

NAKAIMOSYNOPSIS:

Is insanity hereditary?  Shougo Mikadono’s beginning to think so, because the terms of his late father’s will seem crazy and following them may drive Shougo bonkers as well.  Oh, it sounds simple at first:  before Shougo can claim his VERY large inheritance, he just has to start attending a certain new school and find a nice girl to marry.

 

It’s a little unromantic, but perfectly do-able, right?  After all, all the girls seem quite friendly, so all Shougo has to do is find one he has something in common with.  Except, and here’s the kicker, it turns out that Shougo has WAY too much in common with one of them, because she’s actually his long-lost sister!  And he has no idea which one she is!

 

Will Shougo meet and court his Miss Right without committing something very morally wrong?  Can he find his future bride without slipping into the wrong set of genes?  And if his little sister does reveal herself, just how much will be revealed and under what circumstances?

 

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HIGH SCHOOL DXD COMPLETE COLLECTION

Posted by RommelS On February - 3 - 2014

HIGH SCHOOL DXDSYNOPSIS:

A war between heaven and hell is raging on Earth – and a hot mess of hormonal fury is raging in Issei’s pants. The guy is dying to get some action. Which is funny, since his first date ever turns into a winged monster and tries to kill him. Fortunately, ridiculously curvy redhead Rias comes to his rescue. She’s president of The Occult Research Club, a club that doesn’t actually research the occult. They ARE the occult – and Rias is a Devil. Rias takes Issei as a more-than-willing slave and begins training him to use magic in battle against the Fallen Angels, the long-time enemies of Devils everywhere. If Issei can improve his mystical skills, he’ll be able to help his hotter-than-hell master and her scorching supernatural schoolgirl friends defeat their foes. Even better, he might end up with a few sexy slaves of his own.

 

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VOICE OVER! SEIYU ACADEMY VOLUME 2

Posted by RommelS On February - 3 - 2014

VOICE OVER - SEIY ACADEMY VOLUME 2REVIEW:

Hime has met her first challenge and triumphed! But this is only the beginning of a long uphill climb to the top of voice acting! The next lunch broadcast is coming up and they have the animator they want but it is none other than Ume, the president of the Aqua fan club. She blames Hime for taking away her crush and now she has lost all motivation. Hime’s solution is simple – find Ume a new crush, but what happens when it turns out to be the boy of few words that is nervous around girls turns into hilarity and over the top melodrama all done with comedic flair in Voice Over.

 

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WOLF CHILDREN

Posted by RommelS On January - 28 - 2014

WOLF CHILDRENSYNOPSIS:

When Hana discovers that her boyfriend is descended from wolves, her love for him does not change. But after they have children and he dies while hunting in his wolf form, she finds herself raising two kids who can turn into wolves alone. When living in the city proves too much, she decides to move to the country. But even as she adapts to her new surroundings and learns how to cope as a single mother, her children are growing older, and starting to feel conflicted about their dual nature.

 

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