Manga of the Week: Card Captor Sakura

Hi, there! I have to excuse myself and apologize, as this is going to be my only post today, but first day at the new job, so I have to focus 🙂 The chosen manga for my Manga of the Week is Card Captor Sakura, by Clamp 🙂

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from my Instagram 🙂

summary

From Clamp comes the thrilling adventures of Sakura, a fourth-grader who accidentally finds an enchanted book called The Clow. The book once contained a set of magical Clow Cards, but they all escaped while the guardian of the book fell asleep. Now, Sakura is thrust into a mystical journey to capture all the cards before they wreak chaos and destruction!

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Why I think it is interesting: IT IS A CLASSIC! It was my third manga series in life and it holds very special memories for me ❤ Also, it was one of my first animes and I could use a re-read and a re-watch of it. Card Captor Sakura mixes magic with the daily problems of a 12 year old girl and all kind of funny moments come from this clash 🙂 You really should read it if you like light, warm hearting titles packed with subtle messages, haha!

That’s it, thanks for reading and I see you all tomorrow 😀

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Manga of the Week: The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons, by Akira Himekawa

Hi, there! Today I have something different to present as my Manga of the Week 🙂 How about something inspired by a famous game? Let’s talk about The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons, by Akira Himekawa!

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In a small village in Hyrule, there lives a boy called Link who has the mark of the Triforce on his left hand. It is a mark of destiny that leads Link on a fantastic adventure! Transported to the land of Holodrum, Link meets Din, the Oracle of Seasons. When a plot to steal the seasons from Holodrum unfolds, Link must battle the evil General Onox to save Holodrum and his friends from a terrible fate!

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Why I think it’s a worth-reading manga: first, because it is Zelda. I love videogames, but Zelda is a title that I never had the chance of playing due lack of opportunity. I like the game’s concept, characters and plots (I have an offline friend that is a Zelda fan and she used to fill me in with the news pretty much always, so thank you for that, Lu! <3), so when I saw the opportunity to read something about Zelda, I just grabbed the manga as quickly as possible, haha! And it was cute and lovely as I expected it to be! So you should read it too 😀

That’s it, thanks so much! Have you ever read a manga based on a game? 🙂

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Manga of the Week: XXX-Holic, by CLAMP

Hello, there! Good night to you 🙂 It’s time to yet another manga recommendation as we reached another Wednesday! Today I chose a title from CLAMP called XXX-Holic

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from my Instagram 🙂

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Watanuki Kimihiro is haunted by visions of ghosts and spirits. Seemingly by chance, he encounters a mysterious witch named Yuuko, who claims she can help. In desperation, he accepts, but realizes that he’s just been tricked into working for Yuuko in order to pay off the cost of her services. Soon he’s employed in her little shop–a job which turns out to be nothing like his previous work experience

Most of Yuuko’s customers live in Japan, but Yuko and Watanuki are about to have some unusual visitors named Sakura and Syaoran from a land called Clow…

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Why I think it’s a worth-reading manga: First: it’s CLAM; therefore, it is worth reading. Second: this is one of the best CLAMP titles in my humble opinion. A perfect harmony between comedy, drama, mystery, shoujo, fan service with the dubious relationship that Watanuki has with his “sworn enemy”, magic and, of course, CLAMP sweetness! ❤ If you like fantasy, strong and crazy females, cute and naïve boys and a very good plot, READ XXX-HOLIC! *–*

That’s it, thanks for reading! Have you read XXX-Holic or watched the anime? 🙂

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Manga of the Week: Ouran High School Host Club, by Bisco Hatori

Hello, there! We reached another middle in another week and it’s time for me to recommend a manga title again! Today’s title is dedicated to Hachiyumi, who’s coming over my place on the holidays!! God knows what we will be getting ourselves into, haha! But anyway, she introduced me to this title (just as so many others) and it’s only fair that Hachi gets her credits, haha! Without further ado, our Manga of the Week: Ouran High School Host Club, by Bisco Hatori!

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One day, Haruhi, a scholarship student at exclusive Ouran High School, breaks an $80,000 vase that belongs to the ‘Host Club’, a mysterious campus group consisting of six super-rich (and gorgeous) guys. To pay back the damages, she is forced to work for the club, and it’s there that she discovers just how wealthy the boys are and how different they are from everybody else.

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Why I think it’s a worth-reading manga: BECAUSE IT IS SO FUNNY! I know the title sounds a mouthful (and it is), but you will never stop laughing at this title! You know when people say that money makes people go insane? That’s the case. Poor Haruhi has to endure a bunch of very rich and very crazy boys and they don’t even know that she is a girl! Hahaha! Seriously, just read it and come fangirl with me later, please!!

That’s it, thanks for reading! Have you read the manga or watched the anime for OHSHC??

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Manga of the Week: Nana, by Ai Yazawa

Hello! Quick late post today, just to recommend a manga for this week! I’m trying to gather a bit of everything that I have already read here on the blog, so today it’s time to show you Nana, by Ai Yazawa!

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Nana Komatsu is a young woman who’s endured an unending string of boyfriend problems. Moving to Tokyo, she’s hoping to take control of her life and put all those messy misadventures behind her. She’s looking for love and she’s hoping to find it in the big city. Nana Osaki, on the other hand, is cool, confident and focused. She swaggers into town and proceeds to kick down the doors to Tokyo’s underground punk scene. She’s got a dream and won’t give up until she becomes Japan’s No. 1 rock’n’roll superstar. This is the story of two 20-year-old women who share the same name. Even though they come from completely different backgrounds, they somehow meet and become best friends. The world of Nana is a world exploding with sex, music, fashion, gossip and all-night parties.

Why I think it’s a worth-reading manga: Nana is that kind of shoujo (romance) that stars cute and light and then goes darker with each volume. Secrets, lies, problems, dramas… Everything pops up. It’s not only real life, it’s a sad real life. I admit that I couldn’t keep going with the series after volume 7, as I would open it and immediately started to cry, but Yazawa-sensei’s art is wonderful, just like her plotting skills. If you like a good drama, you have to pick this one up 🙂

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Manga of the Week: Death Note, from Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata

Hi, there! Good morning and happy Wednesday! I’m kind of freaking out today, as my graduation ceremony is tonight, but I’ll try to act normal, okay? HAHAHA

Today’s Manga of the Week is Death Note, from Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. This title left me glued until the very end, as there were so many twists and intriguing characters. And did I mention that the main character is basically a villain? ❤

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Goodreads’ blurb:

Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects – and he’s bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami, a death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and now Light has vowed to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of evil. But when criminals begin dropping dead, the authorities send the legendary detective L to track down the killer. With L hot on his heels, will Light lose sight of his noble goal…or his life?

Why I think it’s a worth-reading manga: BECAUSE THE MAIN CHARACTER IS A VILLAIN! Okay, not just that. This title is intriguing, delicious, full of fandoms and room for ~interpretations~, if you catch my drift (and if you don’t, just google Light and L yaoi to see what I mean, haha!), and so much more. Until the end, you don’t know what’s going to happen and it is awesome!

That’s it, haha! I have a couple of bookish news to share and, hopefully, I’ll get to post two reviews today, after I get back from my graduation ceremony. That’s the plan, at least…

Thanks for reading!

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Manga of the Week: Kare First Love, from Kaho Miyasaka

Good morning! Another Wednesday kicks in, another manga is brought! My recommendation for today’s Manga of the Week is a beautiful and light hearted romance [aka shoujo] called Kare First Love, from Kaho Miyasaka!

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from my Instagram 😀

Goodreads’ blurb:

The age-old dilemma of choosing between your friend and the one you love is the lesson for the day for these bubbly high schoolers. 16-year-old Karin Karino finds herself torn between keeping the friendship of her classmate Yuka and entertaining the advances of a boy named Kiriya. Plain-Jane Karin experiences the gut-tingling roller coaster ride for her love and first kiss as fate pairs her up with Kiriya, who also happens to be Yuka’s object of affection.

Through a series of chance meetings, Kiriya discovers the exquisite beauty lurking behind Karin’s thick glasses and coy demeanor, and asks her to be his girlfriend. But living happily ever after in high school isn’t on the curriculum, as Karin soon finds herself the center of Kiriya’s attention, as well as the bulls eye in embittered pal Yuka’s dart-board of hate.

Why I think it’s a worth-reading manga: this was one of the most classic shoujos I’ve ever read that didn’t bore me to the core. I’m very specific in my tastes to get swept off my feet for simple romances (reads romances without a supernatural or gay or dystopian touch to it). Also, I don’t like drama books or mangas, so shoujo isn’t my go-to genre most of the time. Unless Hachiyumi says the series is worth my time. Then I’ll read it and love it ❤ Point is, Kare First Love was adorable and perfect and you have to read it if you like real characters and a twisting plot!

That’s it, thanks so much for reading ❤ Have I convinced you yet that you need to start reading mangas?? ;D

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Manga of the Week: Sade, from Senno Knife

Good morning and congrats, you managed to reach the middle of the week once again and I am proud of you ❤ Our Manga of the Week this time is a very different title: Sade, from Senno Knife!

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from my Instagram!

Goodreads’ blurb:

It consists of a one-shot edition of comics based upon erotic tales written by the Marquis de Sade, the Grimm Brothers and Pauline Réage. Its format is shoujo, manga for girls.

This is one of the most helpful blurbs of the history.

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Why I think it’s a worth-reading manga: because it is different. This is a 18+ rated title because it contains sex and torture scenes, be warned, but the art is peculiar – not my usual type, but harmonic – and it’s not vulgar as you would expect from a manga with sex scenes. Also, the stories are manga adaptations from classic tales, so it’s a kind of high culture manga, if that makes sense lol Anyway, if you enjoy 19th century manga titles, adaptations from the classics and highly intriguing plots, read this one shot!

That’s it, thanks for reading 😀 Later we shall have a blitz and a book review, stay tuned!

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Manga of the Week: Ultramaniac, from Wataru Yoshizumi

Hello and Happy Wednesday 😀 Today will be another day full of book news, but let’s stick to our good and old Manga of the Week section for now, haha! Our star today is a lovely title: Ultramaniac, from Wataru Yoshizumi-sensei!

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from my Instagram 😀

Goodreads’ blurb:

Shy Ayu Tateishi has just made a new friend at school. But this new friend, much to her surprise, is no ordinary classmate. Nina Sakura may look like a normal middle school girl, but she’s got a big secret.

She’s a witch.

Or, rather, she’s studying to be a witch. And, apparently, she’s not doing her homework. Her spells are devastating in their ineffectiveness and often result in the most embarrassing situations for poor Ayu.

But things wouldn’t be so bad if Nina’s sorcery didn’t make Ayu look silly in front of the one boy she secretly adores. All she wants is a simple love potion. What she gets, however, is a new best friend who almost flunked out of witch school!

Why I think it’s a worth-reading manga: this title is light and funny, but not silly. If you want a good high school romance title to pass time, cheer you up or rest your brain, Ultramaniac is the perfect one! 😀

That’s it! Thank you for reading and brace yourself for another day full of news, haha! Have you heard of Ultramaniac before??

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Manga of the Week: The Cain Saga, from Kaori Yuki!

Good morning! We have reached another middle of the week day and I want to hear everybody saying: “Manga of the Week day!” when I count to three! One, two… Three!

No? Not really? Okay, I can live with that, haha! Anyway, today’s chosen one is the second title that I’ve read from Kaori Yuki-sensei: The Cain Saga!

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Goodreads’ blurb:

Born under an evil moon harboring dark secrets, Earl Cain C. Hargreves, the youthful heir of the aristocratic Hargreves family, is a man on a quest to find the truth about his family’s past. Written in dark, harrowing episodes, The CAIN Saga chronicles how Cain solves the strange crimes that seem to plague his cursed existence, yet somehow bring him closer to deciphering the puzzling circumstances surrounding his father’s tragic death.

Why I think it’s a worth-reading manga: Kaori Yuki owns one of the most beautiful and flawless art of all times and her stories are always dark, disturbing and highly entertaining. The mysteries contained on The Cain Saga will make you grip your chair while reading. Cain himself could be Sherlock Holmes’ son, as he is eccentric, intelligent and deadly to his enemies – both metaphorically and literally. Also, he has a weird relationship with his butler and to this day I’m not sure if the butler was a trustworthy person lol

That’s it, thanks for reading 😀 Have you ever read a title by Kaori Yuki-sensei??

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