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A Speedy Manga Review II

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I have decided to do another “Speedy Manga Review” on some manga which I most probably wouldn’t get time to do a full review on. These are three books released by Tokyopop and they are:

  • Fruits Basket Volume 1 by Natsuki Takaya
  • Kamichama Karin Volume 1 by Koge-Donbo (But I would consider fully reviewing other volumes)
  • A.I. Love You Volume 1 by Ken Akamatsu

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“Tohru Honda was an orphan when one day fate kicked her out of the house and on to land belonging to the mysterious Sohma family. After stumbling upon the teenage squatter, the Sohmas invite Tohru to stay in their house in exchange for cooking and cleaning. Everything goes well until she discovers the Sohma family’s secret, when hugged by members of the opposite sex, they turn into their Chinese Zodiac animal!”

Artwork: 3.5
Storyline: 3.5
Characters: 4
Extras: 3
Personal Opinion: 3.5
Overall: 3.5 (B)

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kamichamakarin“Karin is an average girl… at best. She’s not good at sports and gets terrible grades. On top of all that, her parents are dead and her beloved cat Shi-chan just died too. She is miserable… but everything is about to change. Little does Karin know that her mother’s ring has the power to make her a goddess!”

Artwork: 4
Storyline: 4.5
Characters: 4.5
Extras: 3.5
Personal Opinion: 4.5
Overall: 4.2 (A)
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ailoveyou“Hitoshi Kobe is a poor student, a bad athlete and may be the unluckiest man alive… though he does have a knack for creating artificial intelligences. Number Thirty is Hitoshi’s favorite A.I. and the only girl he can talk to. If a freak accident can turn Thirty into a real girl, can Thirty turn Hitoshi into a real man?”

Artwork: 4.5
Storyline: 4
Characters: 3.5
Extras: 4
Personal Opinion: 3.5
Overall: 3.9 (B+)

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Sam
Founder of The Otaku's Study. I have been exploring this labyrinth of fandom these last fourteen years, and still nowhere close to the exit yet. Probably searching for a long time to come.

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