Afterschool Charisma, Vol. 1 (Houkago no Charisma #1)
by Kumiko Suekane
SHIRO KAMIYA (2XXX– )
The only non-clone at St. Kleio Academy, a school dedicated to the clones of great historical personages. Shiro’s father is a professor at the academy. Why is a regular kid taking classes at the school? Nobody seems to know for sure. Summary from Goodreads.
Soul Eater Not! 1
In this side-story that takes place prior to the main Soul eater series, freshmen halberd Tsugumi Harudori and her friends Meme Tatane and Anya Hepburn take part in the NOT (Normally Overcome Target) class at Death Weapon Meister Academy, a school dedicated to training transforming weapons and the meisters who will wield them. Many NOT students aspire to join the elite EAT (Especially Advanced Talent) class, but it may take Tsugumi some time to gain more confidence and find a suitable weapon partner at this unorthodox school. Summary from Viz.com
Chihayafuru, Vol. 1 (Chihayafuru #1)
by Yuki Suetsugu, 末次 由紀
All her life, Chihaya’s dream was to see her model sister become Japan’s best… That is, until a quiet, unassuming transfer student named Arata tells her otherwise. A dream, he explains to her, is something she needs to work at herself. Arata plays a competitive version of a traditional Japanese card game–known as Hyakunin Isshu–in a way Chihaya has never seen before. After taking Arata’s place in a game, Chihaya discovers she has a passion for it. Now Chihaya wants to become number one in the world, the Queen of Karuta. Summary from Goodreads.
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