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Manga Series Review – DearS

Friday, May 15th, 2009

DearS (ディアー)

Summary:

A year before the start of the story, a UFO crash lands into Tokyo Bay. The aliens that were in the UFO looked almost exactly like human beings. Beautiful, talented, and friendly, they were accepted by humans and called DearS. Unfortunately, there was more to these new friends than it would seem. A year after the crash, Japan, the DearS’ host country, was getting ready to integrate some of the DearS into their schools as part of a Home-Stay program. Takeya Ikuhara, a normal Japanese high school student, doesn’t really care about the whole ‘DearS phenomenon’ and just takes life as it comes. Even though his high school is one of those selected to host a DearS, he’s not that excited about it. However, as he is walking home, he saves a girl from getting run over by a truck. She happens to be a DearS who escaped and has no idea about Earth culture. She kisses Takeya and ‘imprints’ herself onto him. Takeya doesn’t know the significance of this act, but this DearS has just chosen him as her Master. Click to continue »

Manga Series Review – Chrono Crusade

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Chrono Crusade (クロノ クルセイ)

Chrono Crusade is a shounen manga series with action, adventure, fantasy, and a dash of sci-fi.

Summary:

It’s the Roaring 20’s in America, right after World War I and before the Second World War. An organization of Demon hunting priests and nuns called the Magdalan Order are busy dealing with Demons trying to come through the borders. Enter Rosette Christopher and her Demon partner, Chrono. Despite being a Demon himself, Chrono is faithful to his partner Rosette and together they hunt Demons who torment the human world. This relationship may be in part due to the contract made between Chrono and Rosette, but it probably is due to the emotional bond these two shares. Things start stirring and it feels like something big is about to happen. How strong is the bond between these two different beings?

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Manga Series Review – Hyper Police

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Hyper Police (はいぱーぽり)

Summary:

In the future, monsters, hybrids, and mutants take over as the dominant species and humans are on the verge of extinction. They don’t seem too worried about it though. Society has changed dramatically, leaving the catching of criminals to bounty hunters. Enters Natsuki Sasahara, a half-cat half human hybrid bounty hunter just taking life one step at a time. Natsuki is joined by an eclectic cast of friends whom she meets through interesting circumstances. Watch Natsuki and friends journey through life in a not-as-grim-as-it-sounds future. Click to continue »

Manga Series Review – Ceres, Celestial Legend / Ayashi no Ceres

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Ceres, Celestial Legend (Ayashi no Ceres /妖しのセレス)

Ceres, Celestial Legend, also known by its Japanese name, Ayashi no Ceres is a shojo manga (or shoujo manga) that progresses through normalcy and tragedy, then ending in romance. This series is written and illustrated by Yuu Watase, who also wrote and illustrated Fushigi Yuugi.

Summary:

Aya Mikage lived a normal high school life with her twin brother Aki until the day of their 16th birthday. When attending a family ritual for their birthday, a strange occurrence happens and Aya turns into Ceres, a Celestial Maiden. Ceres has vowed to destroy the Mikage family. The relatives turn on Aya/Ceres to kill her and stop the rampage, but Aya manages to slip away. Confused and conflicted, she determines to find out about Ceres, the Mikages, and how to save her twin brother.

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