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A short but funny M*doka Parody

Feb/03/2012  

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Homu Mado
Merumeto no Yakata
$0.95 / 108 JPY | 10pt (Point 10%)
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To save her fried from her captors, magical girl Homu Homu goes to battle.
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  • Release: Jan/26/2012
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HomuMado by Merumeto no Yakata is a short, but entertaining parody off Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica. In it Homura is torn between her "mission" and staring at Madoka's panties.

The art is HomuMado is pretty decent. All the characters are recognizable. The dialogue is pretty clever and funny and the situation itself is pretty hilarious. The only issue with this is that it's only 4 pages.

Overall HomuMado is a worthy purchase if you're a fan of Madoka.

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Another entertaing entry to the Sakura-Gumi series

Feb/03/2012  

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Sakura-Gumi Vol.3
TOMIHERO
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3rd episode of the series.
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  • Release: Nov/11/2009
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Volume 3 (and all the other volumes for that matter) of Tomihero's Sakura-Gumi is a slice of life comedy manga about middle school students. In this volume Sumomo Sensei decides to just sleep and leaves the class to the (less than competent) Class President Ruchan.

Anyways everything from the last volumes pretty much applies to this one as well. The art is very good and all the characters are attractively drawn. The situations and dialogue are entertaining and a joy to read. The only problem with this volume is that it seems a bit shorter than the previous 2 (at only 8 pages for the actual comic portion). In the end though the short length doesn't hurt it too much.

Overall volume 3 of Sakura-Gumi is a pretty worthwhile purchase, especially if you liked the rest of the series.

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An entertaining four coma about girls obsessed with BL

Feb/03/2012  

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Fu-Otome Road 1
TOMIHERO
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4-scene comics about the maidens' daily life in Ikebukuro full of yuri events.
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  • Release: Dec/06/2009
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Tomihero's "Fuotome Road" is a doujin manga about a girl named Haru whom is rather obsessed with BL/yaoi. This 1st volume shows various situations including Haru and her sister Hina "stalk" two guys around Ikebukuro (in Tokyo) because they think they're a couple.

As with Tomihero's other series Sakura-Gumi, the art is quite good and characters are all drawn quite well. The dialogue and situations are quite clever and the manga as a whole was very fun and entertaining to read.

In all Fuotome Road is an entertaining parody of BL "fangirls" and I definitely recommend picking it up if you like a good comedic 4-coma or enjoyed Tomihero's other works.

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A Decent Fantasy/Action Manga

Feb/01/2012  

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Wonder World Story - Ash Stride 1-
Hideyoshi
$0.95 / 108 JPY | 10pt (Point 10%)
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A story about Ash Stride who lives in Wonder World.
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  • Release: Oct/16/2009
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Hideyoshi's Wonder World Story is a manga which tells about a battle on Earth against the Forces of Chaos. The story follows the hero Ash Stride.

Featuring a very detailed amount of lore and background, Hideyoshi certainly put a lot of work into making sure the world in this manga was deep (4 pages alone are dedicated just to background information). However despite this I found the story lacking (though my insufficient Japanese skills may be to blame). The art is OK, I'd say at least sufficient.

Overall volume 1 of Wonder World Story is a pretty decent Doujin and a worthy purchase for anyone with good enough Japanese skills.

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Somewhat Entertaining

Feb/01/2012  

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My Cute Angels.
Nonbiriya
$0.95 / 108 JPY | 10pt (Point 10%)
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Two sensitive girls clash over fantastic female issues!?
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  • Release: Jan/13/2012
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Nonbiriya's "Boku no Kawaii Tenshitachi" (My Cute Angels) is a short manga which basically just consists of 2 girls (Lora and Maria) arguing. I'm not entirely sure, but this Doujin may or may not be related to the Yukyu Gens*kyoku video game series (I'm pretty sure one of the minor characters in this is from it).

To start the art is quite good. The character designs are quite good and cute. As for the story, it's not much (simply an argument as I said before). Regardless of this lack of story though, the dialogue and the course the epic argument takes is quite entertaining. However it's not THAT funny and thus I can only call it decent at best.

Overall Boku no Kawaii Tenshitachi is a decent doujin and a good entertainment for a few minutes.

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A pretty good continuation

Feb/01/2012  

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Sakura-Gumi Vol.2
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A slow hilarious comic about a life in junior high-school.
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  • Release: Nov/08/2009
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Tomihero's Sakuragumi is a slice of life doujin manga about Middle School Students. Volume 2 continues with more of the same stuff from volume 1 and also introduces some new characters including Yamada Sensei (whom is depressed she didn't get the new Dragon Qu*st).

Most of the stuff that was good about the 1st volume is back in the second. The art is very good, the characters are endearing and the dialogue is clever and entertaining. From Aruru's "Tsundere" personality to Yuuta's complete lack of masculinity; you'll definitely be very engaged by the great characters.
The only real problem I found with this is that it wasn't quite as entertaining as the first volume. Nonetheless that doesn't mean it was bad; just not as good as its excellent predecessor. Either way I loved reading this though.

In conclusion I'd recommend the Sakura-Gumi series to anyone whose looking for a fun and easy to read Slice of Life manga.

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The Continuation of a Great Doujin

Jan/31/2012  

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Yuro Fantasy 2
Minomushi-ya
$0.95 / 108 JPY | 10pt (Point 10%)
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Original moe fantasy 4-panel comic. Part deux.
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  • Release: Jul/23/2011
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Part 2 of Oota Minoru's Yuro Fantasy continues the story Yuro, Fan, Reia and the others with more funny 4-coma comics.
This volume introduces some new characters including the Half-Elf Jenny (whom speaks in Kansai-ben), Yuro's "rival" Ruvi and the spirit of Yuro's Sword, Guillotine Kaizer (whom bears an uncanny resemblance to a certain enemy of Gamera...).

In any case everything that was good about volume 1 is back again. The art is downright amazing, the characters are entertaining, the writing is clever, etc.... I honestly can't think of anything bad to say about this Doujin; I only wish it was longer.

Overall I'd recommend this series to anyone who wants to read a funny 4-coma. There are only 2 out so far here on DL site but I believe the author has written others (judging from his site) so hopefully they will be added to DL site eventually.

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A Good Slice of Life Manga

Jan/31/2012  

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Sakura-Gumi Vol.1
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A slow hilarious comic about a life in junior high-school.
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  • Release: Oct/28/2009
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Tomihero's Sakura-Gumi is a Slice of Life manga about the lives of middle school students Aruru, Ruchan and Yuuta. This first volume introduces the characters and tells a cute little story about Aruru adopting a stray cat.

The art in Sakura-Gumi is very good and looks as good as (or even better than) most regular commercial/serialized manga.
The Characters are all entertaining and fall under the usual slice of life manga cliche character types (Aruru is a Tsundere etc...).

One big bonus as well is that nearly all the kanji are given furigana so this should be quite easy to read even for those still learning the Japanese language

Overall I'd highly recommend Sakura-Gumi. There are 5 volumes in total and seeing how good this one was I definitely plan to eventually pick up the rest.

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Awesome Parodies of Many 2011 Anime

Jan/30/2012  

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Gottani 1st Meal
poco ae poco
$0.95 / 108 JPY | 10pt (Point 10%)
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9 total parodies:. Madoka, Iroha, Oreimo, AnoHana, Holmes, Steins;G*te, G*sick, Nichij*u, Umineko
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  • Release: Nov/19/2011
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poco ae poco's "Gottani 1st Meal" contains parodies of many 2011 anime including Madoka, OreImo, Nichij*u, GOSICK and others. Unfortunately I haven't seen all the anime parodied in this and thus can't really comment on the humor of some of the parts but I can say the parts I fully understood were quite enjoyable.

The art is decent enough, more than good enough for a parody.
Of course the thing that matters most in this work is the humor and that is where this Doujin shines. If you've seen any of the anime parodied in this you will definitely enjoy this Doujin. Even if you don't understand all the jokes this is still worth buying since it has a very reasonable price given its length (it's more than twice the length of most similarly priced Doujin).
So in any case I definitely recommend this.

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A Cute Slice of Life Doujin Manga

Jan/25/2012  

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Now Loading! Ep. 1 - Odekake Summer
Bear Rider
$0.95 / 108 JPY | 10pt (Point 10%)
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How about a nice manga about girls who love gaming?
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  • Release: Mar/19/2011
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KumaRider's "Now Loading...!" is a Slice of Life story about 4 girls (Mizuki, Mai, Kurumi, and Tomo) who enjoy gaming and are in what I assume is a gaming club at school (though this is never directly stated). In the first chapter, Odekake Summer, Mizuki is bored and tries to convince the other girls to go outside and do something (since it's summer).

Anyway the art in "Now Loading...!" is quite good and the character designs are all cute.
Although this is only the first chapter, the characters still all have clear personalities (for example Mizuki is hyper and Mai is somewhat tsundere).
The story and dialogue is something I'd expect from a Slice of Life style manga and is pretty entertaining. For those just learning Japanese, most of the kanji aren't too hard though there may be a few those new to the language might have some trouble with.

Lastly I should mention that in addition to the first chapter, the PDF also include a bonus 2 pages of 4-coma comics. These are quite entertaining.

In any case Now Loading..! is quite good so far and I would highly recommend this to anyone who likes slice of life manga.

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