Manga Monday: Kioh x Kioh by Muranaka Souta


This week for Manga Monday I’m covering another One-Shot! It’s Kioh x Kioh by Muranaka Souta!

Plot Synopsis: What will Kioh do when he meets his alter ego from another dimension?! And what’s this….

Plot: The plot is very fast paced, but given that it’s a one-shot it’s not surprising. Frankly I would love to read a serialization of this series, maybe one day it’ll actually happen. Doubtful, but one can hope right?

Characters: Kioh is a pretty stubborn male lead, although his alter ego is just as stubborn. Frankly I prefer his alter ego over the normal one. Inutsuki, the only other character we really get to meet is pretty hilarious though.

Art: The art is very good, frankly I’m sad that this series wasn’t serialized, it could have a lot of potential.

Overall: For a good short story with some supernatural elements, Kioh x Kioh is a very good pick to read.

For those who like: One-Shots, Action, Supernatural, Drama, Great Cast of Characters, Good Plot, Awesome Artwork.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.

Sensate Saturday: Ane Golem by Horiizumi Inko


This week for Sensate Saturday I’m covering a really short and sweet One-Shot! It’s Ane Golem by Horiizumi Inko!

Plot Synopsis: What happens when your long-deceased older sister decides to pay you a visit because you’re behaving too much like a freeter in high school? And what’s more, she’s become a golem to put you back on track?!

Plot: The plot is very short and sweet, I enjoyed it quite a bit. Frankly I wasn’t expecting it to end that abruptly, but being less than 25 pages long I can’t blame it for that.

Characters: Mari is a kind elder sister, if somewhat klutzy. Sou is a fairly typical male lead, frankly not all that interesting.

Art: The art was good, not super amazing, but not terrible either.

Overall: For a short and sweet read, Ane Golem isn’t a bad choice.

For those who like: One-Shots, Romance, Drama, Slice of Life, Supernatural, Good Artwork.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.

Sensate Saturday: Hatsukoi no Itazura by Ichikawa Shou


This week for Sensate Saturday I’ve got another One-shot! It’s Hatsukoi no Itazura by Ichikawa Shou!

Plot Synopsis: A childhood promise made to meet again when they turn 16… Now that 10 years have passed, will my first love, Sei-kun, be the same as how I’ve remembered him all those years ago..

Plot: The plot for this One-shot is pretty great, and while it starts off on a fairly stereotypical concept I have to say it was handled amazingly well despite that.

Characters: Anju is a pretty stereotypical female lead in a Shoujo Manga, but it was handled very well. Sei on the other hand was quite interesting. Why I’ll leave to you to find out, but I enjoyed him quite a bit.

Art: The art is very good, but not Shueisha quality work.

Overall: A fun little romance for anyone looking to read a short one.

For those who like: Shoujo Manga, Romance, Slice of Life, School Life, Drama, One-shots, Great Plot, Fantastic Leads, Awesome Artwork.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.

Sensate Saturday: Koakumagic by Ichikawa Shou


This week for Sensate Saturday I’ve got another One-shot! It’s Koakumagic by Ichikawa Shou!

Plot Synopsis: Himari is a beautiful model that is a little too honest, and therefore making her friendless. She only wishes that she had friends that can like her for who she is. One day she meets a cute boy and as per usual, became a bit too honest with him…

Plot: This being a One-shot it was short, sweet and pretty much straight to the point. I really enjoyed this quick One-shot. Koakumagic wasn’t super amazing, but it could probably easily be serialized and do pretty well.

Characters: Himari is really blunt, which is a quality I admire in people quite a bit. Even if it gets them into trouble I still appreciate it. Kanata on the other hand is a real teaser, and I have to admit I really liked him as a Male Lead. These two lead characters could easily allow this to become a full series in the future. Who knows if it’ll happen, but I’ll be hopeful for it.

Art: The art is great, but not quite Shueisha level work.

Overall: This a quick read who want a fun little romance to read.

For those who like: One-shots, Romance, Drama, Fashion Modeling, Slice of Life, Good Plot, Fantastic Lead Characters, Great Artwork.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.

Manga Monday: Yogen no Nayuta by Fujimoto Tatsuki


This week for Manga Monday I’m covering another One-Shot! It’s Yogen no Nayuta by Fujimoto Tatsuki!

Plot Synopsis: A tale about a prophecy involving a girl with horns who is said to bring destruction upon the world, and her brother.

Plot: The plot is pretty tense, and I really didn’t expect this to run in a Shounen publication, but it did. That being said it was a One-Shot so maybe it was able to get away with more than a full serialization would. The plot is also really screwed up, so if you have any squeamishness you probably don’t want to read this.

Characters: Kenji is our main PoV character for this One-Shot and his sister Nayuta is our titular female lead. She’s definitely not normal, and is pretty disturbing. The rest of the characters we meet are never named, so I can’t really comment on anyone else.

Art: The art matches this screwed up One-Shot very well, but given the author’s other work which is even more seriously screwed up I found Nayuta to be much more tolerable.

Overall: If you can handle the gore, this One-Shot might be worth a read. Otherwise move on with your life, you really don’t want to read this.

For those who like: Drama, Action, Violence, Gore, Tense Plot.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above, especially the Gore.