Sukami Kyouichi was born into an exorcist family, and his older sister is an expert exorcist. She’s been putting together a notebook where she has written how to handle all of the different monsters she’s met in her work. One day, Kyouichi and his friends in the Occult Club at school go to investigate a supposedly cursed shrine, and he ends up needing to be rescued by his sister. Shortly afterward, she goes missing, presumed by many to be dead, and leaves her little brother with only the notebook.
Kyouichi stays in the Occult club, and as he grows up, he remains dedicated to the search for his beloved older sister. One day, his search starts to finally make some progress, when a shinigami who claims she was his sister’s friend appears… Summary from My Anime List.
Oushitsu Kyoushi Haine
Accepting the post of Royal Tutor at the court of the king of Grannzreich, Heine Wittgenstein is a little professor with a big job ahead! Each of the kingdom’s four princes has a rather distinct personality. Does their diminutive new instructor have what it takes to lay down some learning? It’s a comedy of educational proportions! Summary from My Anime List.
GE: Good Ending is a one shot that follows main character Utsumi’s interactions with Kurokawa Yuki, a member of the school tennis team, in order for Utsumi to confess his feelings to the captain of the tennis team. It is implied that the title of the manga is derived from the “good endings” that are achieved in visual novels.
Due to a heavy response to this one shot, a follow-up full version was made five months after the original, which includes identical characters and settings. Summary from My Anime List.
My thoughts so far…
I personally loved this manga it was really good. This isn’t the only one it’s one of many in a series. It follows the somewhat cliché I guess you could say main character in a love triangle plot. Caught between the girl who’s been helping him with his crush and the girl he has a crush on. Sounds like the typical story right? But don’t let that fool you because Good Ending tends to focus more on the darker side of their characters. Everyone has problems they have to deal with in this manga. But more so the heroine, Yuki Kurokawa, her problems are very traumatizing in a way that’s really uncomfortable to deal with. Even when I was reading it as a reader I had to put it down and step away a few times.
To me this manga really shows that relationships can be a lot more complicated than ” I like you, you like me let’s date”. Because I think we all know that, that’s not always how it works. But they did a really good job with this idea in the manga because they deal with this type of personal drama, without going into soap opera land. So because of this their characters are more complex and have more depth. Also side note before I finish this post Good Ending sometimes goes into ecchi territory occasionally but it’s not an ecchi manga. Those times it goes there usually signifies a serious point. You’ll understand what I mean if you decide to read the manga series. I think it’s good but it’s definitely not for everyone. I think I’m going to continue the manga series though because I would like to see what they do next.
Goodreads is having a giveaway once again this time for the US, CA, GB, BR, CN and FR. So if you are interested the books they are giving away are…
Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers, Vol. 1 ( Rokka no Yuusha #1)
by Ishio Yamagata, Kei Toru (Visual Art)
When the world is threatened with destruction, six chosen heroes will rise to save it. One of them is Adlet Meyer–who calls himself “the strongest man in the world.” But when he answers the call to assemble with the other heroes and face the darkness, there are not six heroes, but seven. Who is the traitor in their midst? Summary from Goodreads.
The giveaway dates for Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers are Jan 12 – Jan 24, 2017.
The Isolator, Vol. 1 (manga)
by Reki Kawahara, Naoki Koshimizu (Visual Art)
Mysterious objects from space have landed, embedding themselves within human beings around the world and granting them impossible powers according to their deepest wishes. Seventeen-year-old Utsugi Minoru’s only wish is to be able to live apart from the world and events around him. But will he remain the same after experiencing his new powers–and new dangers? Summary from Goodreads.
The giveaway dates for The Isolator are Jan 12 – Jan 31, 2017.
Hajime no Ippo, Vol. 1 (Hajime no Ippo #1)
by Joji Morikawa
Magunochi Ippo is an ordinary high school student in Japan. Since he spends most of his time away from school helping his mother run the family business, he doesn’t get to enjoy his younger years like most teenagers. Always a target for bullying at school (the family fishing business grants him a distinct odor), Ippo’s life is one of hardship. One of these after-school bullying sessions turns Ippo’s life around for the better, as he is saved by a boxer named Takamura. He decides to follow in Takamura’s footsteps and train to become a boxer, giving his life direction and purpose. Ippo’s path to perfecting his pugilistic prowess is just beginning. Summary from Goodreads.
Strawberry 100% 1 (Ichigo 100% #1)
by Mizuki Kawashita, Mizuki Kawashita
Against all odds, Junpei starts dating the most gorgeous girl in school, Tsukasa, believing that she is the mysterious beauty. But could his strawberry muse actually be a bookworm named Aya? Soon a tense love triangle forms between the beauty, the boy and the geek! Summary from Goodreads.
My-HiME, Volume 1 (My-HiME #1)
by Noboru Kimura, Kenetsu Sato
When Fuuka Academy is attacked by strange creatures called Orphans, the school sets up a special task force of its female members–called HiMEs–who must team up with a unique “Key” to battle these invaders! Yuuichi Tate is the new boy in town, thrilled to be at a new school. But he soon discovers that he’s the Key for not just one but two HiMEs! Two highly competitive, rival schoolgirls. One overzealous boy. And that’s just the start of the trouble!
Here is the hot new manga series based on the mega-popular anime by Yatate Hajime, the creative team behind the anime classic Cowboy Bebop. Summary from Goodreads.
Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!, Vol. 1 (manga)
by Natsume Akatsuki, Masahito Watari (Visual Art)
Kazuma Sato is a video game-loving shut-in-or at least he was, until a humiliating traffic accident brings his young life to an untimely end. But after his death, a beautiful girl claiming to be a goddess invites him to enter another world and gain some respectable perks in the process. But Kazuma’s choice is going to have serious consequences for the goddess and the dead man alike… Summary from Goodreads.
Twinkle Stars, Vol. 1 (Twinkle Stars #1)
by Natsuki Takaya
Sakuya Shiina lives with Kanade, her male cousin and foster parent. In times of pain and sadness, she’s always taken comfort in looking up at the stars. One day, a mysterious boy suddenly shows up at Sakuya’s house for her birthday. He leaves her with kind words, but she has no idea who he is!
All she has to go on is his name–Chihiro! Not one to let that deter her, she sets out in search of him with the reluctant help of her two best friends, Yuuri and Sei. Everyone says that Sakuya should just forget him, but she’s oddly drawn to the curious boy. Then, a twist of fate allows them to meet once more! Will this meeting bring them closer together…or will the feelings between these lone stars remain forever in the dark? Summary from Goodreads.
Wish Upon the Pleiades
The sky is the limit in Houkago no Pleiades. With telescope in hand, Subaru is set to go to the observation room of her school in order to get a view of that night’s meteor shower. What she least expects is that behind the observatory door was not the starry skies, but a lavish garden, complete with a resplendent fountain and a mysterious young boy with long red hair.
But the garden soon disappeared, as if Subaru was only imagining things. All that remains of that brilliant sight is an odd, bouncing blob creature that leads her to another magical door, occupied by other girls in magical witch-like costumes. Revelations start hitting Subaru one after the other: one of the girls in the room is her childhood friend Aoi, the little blob is actually an alien of a species called the Pleiadians trying to return home, and Subaru has been selected by him to become the newest member of their group!
Now Subaru’s dreams of the stars have come true in the wildest way, as she and her friends attempt to gather pieces of the Pleiadian spacecraft engine to return the being to his home. But they’re not the only ones after the engine parts, and they have no idea why! Summary from My anime list.
Kaoru-kun to Hana no Mori #1
by Yuki Shiraishi
Kaoru is as kind as a prince towards girls. She would love to met men stronger than her!
And then, two men appeared in front of her… Summary from My anime list.
Daisuki Datta yo, Sensei…
by Yuki Shiraishi
A girl whom experienced unsuccessful “threads” of love with her teacher, encounters her fated person!? A very kind, dramatic love! Summary from Goodreads.
Nishiki-kun no Nasugamama
by Yuki Shiraishi
Chii, who’s like a hamster, is always with her neighbor Ikumi-kun who’s like a snake. Today, she looked at him and understood that he will never let her run away… Summary from My anime list.
Bokura no Himitsu o Kyouyuu Shiyou ka
by Yuki Shiraishi
Yuka goes to Ikimonogakari’s room to ask them to solve her love problem, but unfortunately, they couldn’t help her. To make her feel better, the people in the club gives her a piece of candy. Yuka eats it, and she suddenly gets cat ears and a tail! What happened to her? Will she ever go back to normal? Summary from Goodreads.