This is week 4 of Manga Hoarder’s Manga Reading Challenge!
For this week I read: Kamisama Kiss vol. 18, Gintama vol. 1, Gintama vol. 2, and a graphic novel “Real Friends”.
Kamisama Kiss vol. 18
Another great volume in this series. This volume focused more on Nanami and Tomoe’s relationship. It was very sweet and enjoyable, except for one trope. Continue reading
I have finally finished Dengeki Daisy! I started the series in April and finished it on December 23rd. The series is 16 volumes long.
This manga series quickly became one of my favorites. I loved the characters, the relationships between them ,and the overall story.
I really liked how Teru and Kurosaki’s relationship was depicted. I considered it a very healthy relationship and I really like how the author focused on communication between the two. They had their ups and downs, but they always learned from their mistakes. All the characters were flawed in some way, but they really tried to work through their shortcomings by talking and relying on each other. Continue reading
Kamisama Kiss by Julietta Suzuki
Nanami Momozono is alone and homeless after her dad skips town to evade his gambling debts and the debt collectors kick her out of her apartment. So when a man she’s just saved from a dog offers her his home, she jumps at the opportunity. But it turns out that his place is a shrine, and Nanami has unwillingly taken over his job as a local deity!
Nanami has all kinds of new responsabilities she doesn’t understand, dangers she’s unaware of, and a cranky ex-familiar who’s… actually pretty hot. What’s a new-fledged godling to do? – Goodreads
Instead of a review of the manga so far, I would like to take this opportunity to talk about what I like about Nanami as a character. Continue reading
When Teru’s home gets burglarized, she ends up staying at Kurosaki’s apartment. The close quarters lead to tension, but things get even more complicated when a woman named Riko Onizuka shows up, bringing up a past that involves Kurosaki… – Goodreads
Volume 2 was way better and a lot more exciting that the synopsis makes it sound. I just can’t really write a synopsis without giving spoilers, so I decided to stick with this simple one from Goodreads.
I have a couple of things I want to discuss about the series so far, which is why volume 2 is getting its own post. I’ll probably start doing bulk reviews with the next volume. Continue reading
After orphan Teru Kurebayashi loses her beloved older brother, she finds solace in the messages she exchanges with DAISY, an enigmatic figure who can only be reached through the cell phone her brother left her.
One day at school Teru accidentally breaks a window and agrees to pay for it by helping Kurosaki, the school custodian, with chores around school. Kurosaki is a slave driver and a bit of jerk. Despite their constant disagreements Kurosaki is there to help Teru in her greatest time of need.
Previously on The Devil is Part-Timer (dun dun):
After being defeated by the Hero Emilia, the Devil King has no choice but to leave Ente Isla and escape to another world. He and his trusty general, Alciel, end up in modern Tokyo. Powerless and penniless, the Devil King, now known as Maou Sadao, has no choice but to get a job at a fast food restaurant while Alciel, now known as Ashiya, stays home as the homemaker. To make things worse the Hero Emilia, now known as Yusa Emi, has followed them into this new world still vowing to destroy him. Continue reading
After being soundly thrashed by the hero Emilia, the Devil King and his general beat a hasty retreat to a parallel universe…only to land plop in the middle of bustling, modern-day Tokyo! Lacking the magic necessary to return home, the two are forced to assume human identities and live average human lives until they can find a better solution. And to make ends meet, Satan finds gainful employment at a nearby fast food joint! With his devilish mind set on working his way up the management food chain, what will become of his thirst for conquest?! –Goodreads Continue reading