A Rogue Librarian's Reading List

{September 11, 2011}   Comics and manga of the week (6)

Nothing but manga this week. Enjoy!

Ashita bo Joe, volume 3 (French) by Tetsuya Chiba and Asao Takamori

  • A classic manga about a young dilinquent with the potential to become a great boxer.

Berry Dynamite, volume 1 (French) by Aya Nakahara

  • Mai goes to Tokyo to become a rock star but instead finds herself part of a duo of ultra cute idols.

Blue Sheep Reverie, volume 4 by Makoto Tateno

  • This is a pretty bad boys love series about gang wars and falling in love with people you shouldn’t. I don’t know why I keep reading it.

Bokurano, volume 4 by Mohiro Kitoh

  • A group of school kids must pilot a strange robotic weapon to save Japan though it will mean their deaths.

Butterflies, Flowers, volume 8 by Yuki Toshihara

  • The silly and raunchy romance between the daughter of an empowerished noble family and her former servant and current boss comes to an end in this volume.

Cat’s Eye, volume 9 (French) by Tsukasa Hojo

  • The continuing adventures of three female art thieves.

Cat Street, volume 7 (French) by Yoko Kamio

  • The story of a child actress turned recluse andhow a special school and several talented friends with similar social problems helped her come out of her shell. Beautiful and touching.

La Corda d’Oro, volume 14 by Yuki Kure

  • Kahoko is preparing for her last concert with the beautiful boys she befriended during the music school competition.

Eden, volume 13 by Hiroki Endo

  • In a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by a horrible disease, where cartels, armies and governments clash, young Elijah tries to save his sister. Volume 12 came out 2 years ago, I’m vague on the details.

Fruits Basket, volume 8 (French) by Takaya Natsuki

Fruits Basket, volume 9 (French) by Takaya Natsuki

Fruits Basket, volume 10 (French) by Takaya Natsuki

  • Ok, I admit it. I have a series Fruits Basket ptoblem at the moment but this truly is a series worth revisiting.

Letter Bee, volume 1 (French) by Hiroyuki Asada

  • In a world where an artificial sun illuminates only the city where the rich reside, the letter bees risk death and their very hearts to deliver messages.

Library Wars, volume 6 by Hiro Arikawa

  • The library task force continues to protect free access to information in a near future where the government tries to censor books and documents it finds inappropriate.

Oresama Teacher by Izumi Tsubaki

  • The former head of her middle school gang, Mafuyu wants to experience High School as a normal girl.

Sawako, volume 10 (French) by Shiina Karuho

  • Shy, misunderstood Sawako and Kazehaya, beloved by all, are finally able to make their feelings for each other understood in this sweet high school love story.

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