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Manga Review: “Koisuru Harinezumi” (“A Hedgehog in Love”) Volume 1 by Nao Hinachi

Title: 恋するハリネズミ / Koisuru Harizumi / A Hedgehog in Love Mangaka: ヒナチなお / Nao Hinachi Publisher / Publication: Shogakugan / Betsucomi ISBN: 9784091362995 Purchase: Amazon JP (third party only) / Amazon US (third party only) / Kinokuniya US / Yes Asia Synopsis: High school girl Kii falls in love with tough-boy Hazuki after witnessing his remorse after he nearly punches

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Manga Review: “Hatsu * Haru” by Shizuki Fujisawa

  Title: ハツ*ハル (Hatsu * Haru) (“Adolescent Hearts”) Mangaka: 藤沢志月/ Shizuki Fujisawa Publisher/Publication: Shogakukan / Betsucomi Series Start / Status: July 2014 / 2 Volume ongoing Genre: Shoujo, romance, school life, drama ISBN: Volume 1: 9784091360908 Volume 2: 9784091363992 Purchase: Volume 1: Amazon JP / Amazon US / Yes Asia / Kinokuniya US Volume 1: Amazon JP / Amazon US

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Manga Review: “Zetsubou Baby” by Hina Sakurada

Title: Zetsubou Baby (絶望ベイビー) (Hopeless Baby) Mangaka: Hina Sakurada (桜田雛) Language: Japanese Publisher/Publication: Shougakukan / Monthly Cheese! Year: Aug 2014 – Feb 2015 Genre: Shoujo, romance, drama, comedy Warnings: There is a near rape scene that I found frightening. It serves the purpose of the story and is portrayed as violence and hate as it should be. ISBN: Volume 1

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Manga Review: “Kageno Datte Seishunshitai” (“Even Kageno wants a Lovely High School Life”) Volumes 1 – 4

Title: “Kageno Datte Seishunshitai”/”影野だって青春したい” Mangaka: Yuka Kitagawa / 北川夕夏 Publisher: Kodansha Publication: Bessatsu Friend (Betsufure) Genres: Shoujo, romance, comedy, High School Life ISBNs: Volume 1: 9784063418835 Volume 2: 9784063419047 Volume 3: 9784063419405 Volume 4: 9784063419610 Use the ISBNs to search online bookstores for these books. Volume 1 – 3 are available through third parties on Amazon US under the title

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Manga Review: “Ichireishite, Kisu” (“Bow Down and Kiss” / “My Poison Arrow”)

Title: 一礼して、キス / Ichireishite, Kisu (“Bow Down and Kiss” / “My Poison Arrow”) Mangaka: 加賀やっこ / Kaga Yakko Publisher / Publication: Shogakugan / Betsucomi ISBN: 9784091350831 Language: Japanese Genre /Category: Shoujo, sports, romance Purchase: Amazon JP / Amazon US / Yes Asia / Honto / Kinokuniya US Synopsis: Ann Kishimoto is a third year student who retired from the archery

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