Put an order in for some new manga books which I should get soon. I am aware manga reviews havent been on this site for ages but I am hoping to do a manga review marathon soon.
Azumanga Daioh Omnibus
The classic returns! This four-panel comedy chronicles the everyday lives of six very quirky high school girls. Meet the child prodigy Chiyo, the animal-loving Sakaki, the spacey out-of-towner Osaka, the straight-laced Yomi and her best friend Tomo, and the sports-loving Kagura throughout their high school lives. As the first four-panel comic to gain popularity in the U.S., Yen Press is proud to present the complete fan-favorite in a single volume, complete with all the original color pages and an updated translation so new and old readers can enjoy the best, most authentic Azumanga available!
After finding out that Yen Press redid the whole Azumanga Daioh manga series, originally released by ADV Manga and then crammed all the volumes into one big book for one low price, who could say no to a purchase like this. I look forward to spending an afternoon reading this!
Higurashi: When They Cry Curse Killing Arc – Volume 2
Keiichi is relieved when Satoko returns to school after an unexplained three-day absence, but the little girl is not her usual cheery self. It seems her uncle has returned, and Satoko is once again at his mercy. Keiichi is furious at his friends’ reluctance to step in and help her, but until there’s definitive proof of her uncle’s abuses, there’s nothing they can do. Unwilling to accept inaction, Keiichi plots to end the abuse once and for all. On the night of the Cotton Drifting, blood will be spilled once more…
I have collected the 5 books prior to this volume and this was a natural 6th addition to the shelf. Would have bought Time Wasting Chapter Volume 1 as well, however it wasnt released until later this month. This was most probably my favourite chapter out of the whole series, especially since it is the first time you actually get to notice something weird occur (Except for the normal psychotic rages and time jumps)
Bunny Drop Volume 1
Going home for his grandfather’s funeral, thirty-year-old bachelor Daikichi is floored to discover that the old man had an illegitimate child with a younger lover! The rest of his family is equally shocked and embarrassed by this surprise development, and not one of them wants anything to do with the silent little girl, Rin. In a fit of angry spontaneity, Daikichi decides to take her in himself! But will living with this overgrown teenager of man help Rin come out of her shell? And hang on, won’t this turn of events spell doom for Daikichi’s love life?!
I have had my eye on this series for a fair while, however just decided to purchase it now. The series sounds oddly familiar to other series such as Aishiteruze Baby and the like, however from what I have seen, it definately takes a more serious route, and it is interesting to see the psychological changes within each of the characters.
Pandora Hearts Volume 1
The air of celebration surrounding fifteen-year-old Oz Vessalius’s coming-of-age ceremony quickly turns to horror when he is condemned for a sin about which he knows nothing. He is thrown into an eternal, inescapable prison known as the Abyss from which there is no escape. There, he meets a young girl named Alice, who is not what she seems. Now that the relentless cogs of fate have begun to turn, do they lead only to crushing despair for Oz, or is there some shred of hope for him to grasp on to?
This was one of the random purchases that I have no real idea about what the story is like. I did watch the first episode of the anime and even through I lost track of it, I did like the designs. Hopefully this wasnt a waste of money~
One Fine Day Volume 1
Take one fussy dog, a rain-loving cat, and a little mouse with a big sweet tooth, mix in a sprinkle of sunshine and a dash of magic, and you’ve got a recipe for adventure! Whether they’re baking cookies, cleaning up, or helping out a friend, this trio always manages to stir up a healthy helping of mischief and fun. Tumbling straight from the pages of YEN PLUS, see how every day can be a fine day indeed.
I have no idea what convinced me to purchase this, but I suppose it would be good to review something that is targetted towards younger children. That being said, comments that I have read state that it is pretty good for people of all ages so~ who knows, might be good for all ages.
As well, I have two other manga which I shall keep quiet about until I do the review of them. Lots of manga to be reviewed, so little time~
Credits for the images and descriptions goes to the Yen Press official website.