funny and fluff

Fly Me to the Moon: Vol 2 – Kenjiro Hata 

Contemporary, romance, manga, older teens, fiction.

Rating 9/10

Nasa takes his new wife, Tsukasa, to the bathhouse since his living arrangements currently don’t have a shower or bath. They come back when her sister arrives and declares that she doesn’t approve of Nasa. Her sister kidnaps him and tries to ruin the relationship but he is loyal to Tsukasa. Tsukasa sees the loyalty and Nasa proposes to her, even though they are married. We follow them through their lives together. 

I was hunting down this series like a mad woman. I needed to read more and more of this. I want to know who and what Tsukasa is. There are some hints of possibly a being from the moon and or different planet. The artwork is splendid and the dialogue. I was laughing and going ‘aww’ throughout this volume. I highly recommend reading this manga series. This might take a while to complete but one hundred percent worth waiting.

sweet

Our Wonderful Days (Vol 1) – Tsurezure Biyori, story and art by Kei Hamuro

Contemporary, romance, LGBTQ+, manga, teen, fiction. 

Rating 9/10

Years have gone past when Mafuyu left unexpectedly and Koharu had been missing her best bud for the longest of time. Mafuyu returns to town to go to the high school that Koharu attends. Koharu is very shocked and thrown off when she sees her best buddy all grown up and really pretty. She begins to have a crush on her and the feelings are felt the same way with Mafuyu.

I don’t typically read a lot of contemporary romances like this but I gave it a try. I am glad I did because this was so darn cute. When I was finished with the book, I reread it because I wasn’t fully done with this book and was not ready to read another novel. I really love the plot and the dialogues. The artwork was phenomenal. I do wish that I could’ve gotten the sequel to see what happens next but I might do so on my next manga run and or manga purchases.

this was hilarious and fun to read

Reincarnated as a Familiar: Vol 1 – D.S. Craig

Magic, familiars, manga, light novel, fiction.

Rating 10/10

An elementary teacher gets hit by a box and falls becomes unconscious. When she comes to, she sees a rather large girl in front of her. Confused, she asks the young woman what happened. The young woman introduces herself as Lesti and tells her where they are at which is Alandrian Central Magic Academy. She begins readjusts to her new life and goes on a journey with Lesti.

This was so interestingly different and loved reading this light novel. A vastly different premise and plot than I am used to personally, but this was great. I would have preferred to read the manga version, but this sufficed for sure. The writing was great, and the characters were interesting. Interactions felt natural and the lore felt genuine. Can’t wait to find the manga to add to my collection, however.

one more secret keeper…

My Hero Academia Vol. 23 – Kohei Horikoshi

Heroes, villains, crime fighting, drama, comedy, manga, school, fiction.

Rating 8/10

Deku discovers a new quirk during the training battle. After the battle, the results are in and class I.A. wins and class I.B. loses and more optimistic than ever. Deku goes to talk to All Might and Bakugo confronts him as well as Todoroki about his second quirk. Deku explains what happened to All Might and Bakugo. Bakugo now is well aware of Deku’s acquired quirk that its One for All and connected the pieces that All for One is connected to One for All. Meanwhile, the League of Villains plan and there is a new enemy on the horizon, Meta Liberation Army.

I am so disappointed in the fact that I binge read the series like its nothing. After some deliberation of finishing this volume, I found myself liking new characters as well as appreciating the existing characters. This one was bittersweet to finish, and I realize the next one doesn’t come out until July. Which it’s sad but this was worth it completely. I don’t like the new enemy at all. Why can’t the League of Villains and this new group get it that heroes are going to squash them no matter what nomus they produce. Anyways, I do have to say, I do recommend the entire manga series. :]

FIGHT

My Hero Academia Vol. 22 – Kohei Horikoshi

Heroes, villains, crime fighting, drama, comedy, manga, school, fiction.

Rating 10/10

The class versus class pairings and each team is pitted against the other. As they all fight in training, each student thinks of where they are and where they stand. Something strange happens to Deku during his training fight. The League of Villains are plotting once more of something more sinister.

This adds on to the great character development and that shows during these battle trainings. The weird thing that happens to Deku is oddly strange. Can’t say much until I read the next volume. Id really love to find out soon enough though! Other than that, loved the detailed battle scenes here. Didn’t want to get into details of the fight scenes and what each character reflects on their life up to the point in which they are all at.

dreams reveal all truths

My Hero Academia Vol. 21 – Kohei Horikoshi

Heroes, villains, crime fighting, drama, comedy, manga, school, fiction.

Rating 8/10

The fight leaves Endeavor damaged and weakened. Hawks is acting shady and suspicious. Endeavor goes home and so does Todoroki, the family has a conversation about the past, Deku learns from his dreams more about One for All and All for One, and the previous users of One for All. Deku goes to All Might to talk to him about the dreams. They discuss that its normal to see their memories through dreams. Its time for a class against class training battle with a guest hoping to get into the hero course, Shinso. The pairing begins and so does the training battles.

This one was alright; I did like more insight in regards of All for One and One for All. The topic was sparsely discussed in earlier volumes, but this volume gave more clarity. I don’t necessarily feel bad for Endeavor but still can’t pity him. The reason is one has to read the manga to find out for themselves. I suspected a traitor given that somehow the villains know where the students and heroes are going to be. I might know who the traitor is, but I won’t tell a soul. Read the manga. However, the art gets better and better. I do like the costume or hero gear upgrades to winter versions. They are still useful without losing practicality. Which in my opinion is important and vital? I mean… They are ought to do hero work and need to have customized gear that is attuned to their quirks and the environment conditions such as the seasons at least.

anything to make her smile..

My Hero Academia Vol. 19 – Kohei Horikoshi

Heroes, villains, crime fighting, drama, comedy, manga, school, fiction.

Rating 9/10

Deku goes to visit Eri and Mirio in the hospital. They find out that she has never smiled before. Mirio and Deku begs Eraserhead to figure out a way for her to go to the school festival. That is approved under a condition. Only way the school festival happens is if no villains attack, if they do, its all canceled. Deku will ensure that. The entire class prepares just in time for the school festival. However, a new villain by the name of Gentle Criminal has plans to disrupt. Those plans are destroyed as soon as Deku comes across him and La Brava, Gentle’s sidekick. Deku does what anyone would do in this case. Try to protect the school at all costs.

I am happy that things were starting to go back to normal until Gentle Criminal and his accomplice decided to go attack the school. Not good. I do approve what Deku does and that is the best school spirit anyone can have. If that isn’t school spirit, then I don’t know what is. I hate the fact that U.A. students, specifically, Class I.A. can’t get a break! I just like how Deku took matters into his own hands.

recovering after the ultimate fight

My Hero Academia Vol. 18 – Kohei Horikoshi

Heroes, villains, crime fighting, drama, comedy, manga, school, fiction.

Rating 8/10

The fight between Chisaki and Deku ends. Only some injuries and a fatality, Sir Nighteye, dies from his injuries during the fight. Everyone goes to the hospital to recover. Everyone wonders, including Deku, what quirk that Eri has. Meanwhile, Todoroki and Bakugo are finishing up their hero licensing remedial work. A new and peculiar villain pops up. A school festival is in the works and class 1.A. plans to do a concert. All Might has private tutoring sessions with Deku about using more of One for All.

This wasn’t much eventful other than the finishing of the epic fight battle. I was so sad of the fatality. I had grown to love Sir Nighteye cause if his peculiar personality. I’m anticipating how to see the unfolding of the concert goes. I would love to see it honestly. That is something of normalcy that these students should experience. Especially since their year has been mostly them fighting off no good villains. I do feel bad for this class.

the child has a unknown quirk

My Hero Academia Vol. 17 – Kohei Horikoshi

Heroes, villains, crime fighting, drama, comedy, manga, school, fiction.

Rating 8/10

The raid goes full blast and in full swing. Mirio faces Chisaki and tries to protect Eri. Sir Nighteye comes and tries to help. Only when Deku arrives, he takes over and engages Chisaki in a deadly fight of survival. The key is right there for Deku to use his full strength.

Again, epic fight scenes are everything in this volume. Really detailed and it feels as if I was watching the fight unfold in front of me. This whole fight is mainly because of a little girl whose quirk is unknown at the moment. There is some speculation.

the countdown begins NOW

My Hero Academia Vol. 16 – Kohei Horikoshi

Heroes, villains, crime fighting, drama, comedy, manga, school, fiction.

Rating 8/10

The collective of pro heroes and some interns plus the police execute their plan. Each of them has been prepared with a list of the villains and their infamous quirks that have been proven to be lethal. All of them go inside and the clock does a countdown as they try to reach their goal. To stop the drug distribution and to save Eri. The group splits apart to fight the villains and some persist forward.

I can’t say really much other than really good fight scenes. The characters do have some character development and we learn more of the characters. Including their passion drives to be better. The artwork for the fight scenes is remarkable because it’s really detailed. Horikoshi really goes in depth with these scenes.