Romantic Killer Vol. 1 Manga Review

Romantic Killer is a comedy romance shojo series from Wataru Momose and published by VIZ Media. Romantic Killer was first released as a full-color vertical webcomic series, and even won the Shonen Jump 2nd Vertical Scroll Manga Award. And like most independent webcomics, it retains a bit of a tongue and cheek vibe to it that I think is missing from most manga series. It’s snarky in it’s commentary and ridiculous in it’s setup, but that makes this one of the more refreshing new reads.

Manga Details

High schooler Anzu Hoshino has a great life. Every day she plays video games, pigs out on snacks, and pets her beloved cat. But this blissful existence is turned into a confusing mess when a magical creature transports her to an altered reality bereft of her favorite things. Now she’s stuck with hot guys instead! How can she possibly survive in such an awful world?!

Anzu must play along in this altered reality before she can return to her normal life, so she begrudgingly makes friends with Tsukasa Kazuki. He unfortunately happens to be one of the hottest and most popular guys at school, and what’s worse, she realizes that he might not even be that bad of a person!

Official Synopsis
  • Genre: Romance | Comedy | Drama
  • Author: Wataru Momose
  • Publisher: Viz Media
  • Price: $16.99 USD
  • Length: 4 volumes (Ongoing)
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The Other World’s Books Depend on the Bean Counter Vol. 1 Manga Review

The Other World’s Books Depend on the Bean Counter is an isekai boys love manga series from Kazuki Irodori based on the original story by Yatsuki Wakatsu & character design by Kikka Ohashi and published by Yen Press. Follow Kondou, a workaholic accountant from modern Japan who accidentally gets isekai’d to a another world alongside a young woman destined to save the world… While she’s off protecting the world he’s off trying to whip the kingdom finances into shape!

Once upon a time, in the not too distant past, a holy maiden was summoned. Not just any holy maiden—one hailing from modern Japan. But this story is not her story. This is the tale of the humble accountant, Kondou, who accompanied her and his trials and woes as he accounts in a new world… But no tale is complete without a love interest. And who better to play that role than the handsome knight captain Aresh? Will he begin a personal quest to save said bean counter—who toils around the clock—or is Kondou doomed to be married to his work evermore…?!

Official Synopsis

Manga Details

  • Genre: Boys Love | Isekai
  • Author: Kazuki Irodori | Original Story: Yatsuki Wakatsu | Character Design: Kikka Ohashi
  • Publisher: Yen Press
  • Price: $13.00 USD
  • Length: 2 volumes (Ongoing)
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Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan Vol. 1 Manga Review

Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan is an ongoing comedy manga series by Gaku Kuze and published by Kodansha. Never in all my years have I felt more seen by a manga series; follow a jaded 31 year old and his fellow cast members as they work on the children’s show ‘Together with Maman’ and navigate the hellscape that is adulthood with grudging grace…?

Uramichi is a 31-year old children’s TV host who leads physical exercises and teaches life lessons colored by one main theme: adulthood sucks. Alongside mascots played by a couple of bushy-tailed millennials, and a singing duo whose music embodies the notion of being kicked while you’re down, Uramichi wades through the misery of working life, one sardonic comment at a time…

Official Synopsis

Manga Details

  • Genre: Comedy | Slice-of-Life
  • Author: Gaku Kuze
  • Publisher: Kodansha
  • Price: $17.99 USD
  • Length: 3 volumes (2-in-1 omnibus) (Ongoing)
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Two New Boys’ Love (BL) Licenses from futurecomics!

Tarako Nekokawa’s “Elite Inma-kun wa Ikasetai!” and Shiero’s “Morechau Aoharu” to be released close to the Japanese edition

Ikebukuro, Japan – futekiya, the online Boys’ Love (BL) manga subscription service, is excited to announce the license acquisition of the following BL titles* from futurecomics Co., Ltd.:

Elite Inma-kun wa Ikasetai! by Tarako Nekokawa

Shin Kaels gets sent to Earth as he attempts to pass the demon world’s higher placement exam. It might seem way too easy to ask an infamously prolific incubus to take a man to bed – but Shin’s about to find out why his next target deserves that five-star difficulty rating!

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Blerdy Otome April 2022 Manga Haul

Hey Blerdy Tribe! Trying something new this month. Since I buy a lot of manga, I’m going to start incorporating more manga related content here on Blerdy Otome. So, I’ll start with a monthly manga haul recap and share some of the manga titles I’ve added to my ever growing collection! This month I picked up over 41 new manga volumes, 20 of which were sent as part of an influencer pack from the awesome folks at Viz Media! So, lets dive in and see which series I picked up in April 2022!

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futekiya Licenses 10 New Boys’ Love (BL) from Shonengahosha!

Samba Maekawa’s “Ore Tachi no Hanashi wo Shiyou”, Sainosuke’s “Boss to Yasu”, and eight other BL titles to be released on futekiya!

Ikebukuro, Japan – futekiya, the online Boys’ Love (BL) manga subscription service, is happy to
announce the addition of the following titles* from Shonengahosha:

  • Ore Tachi no Hanashi wo Shiyou by Samba Maekawa
  • Boss to Yasu by Sainosuke
  • Koi wo Shiru niha Mada Aoi [Tankoubonban] by Ryo Ito
  • Gnossiennes -Seinen Tachi wa Yuukaku de Koi wo Siru- [Gassatsuban] by Makuya
  • Suki ni Natta Hito ga Barineko de Shita- [Gassatsuban] by Haine
  • Kouda-san! Uchi Kimashou! -Nigerare Otoko to Batsuichi Otoko- [Gassatsuban] by Taguru Nakamaru
  • Yuusha-sama no Are ga Cheatkyuu Sugite Komattemasu by Merino
  • Koi ni Kizuita Sono Hi kara [Gassatsuban] by Ryo Ito
  • Aseta Tsuki to Amai Kiba by salty
  • Kyou mo Futago ni Semararete masu by Kanna Aizumi
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10 BL Manga Series You Should Be Reading

If you’ve been following my socials, you already know that after gaming my biggest obsession is manga, specifically BL manga. My Instagram is pretty much just pictures of all the manga I buy, and at last count I own over 550 volumes of manga, with about half of them being boys love titles. So I figured, I should make use of my obsession by curating a list of BL manga titles I think you should be reading!

All of these titles are available in English, either digitally or in print–no non-licensed titles–and are among some of my favorites.

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10 Rules for Watching Sports Anime

Sports anime are a staple of just about every new season’s lineup, with new seasons of popular franchises like Free and Haikyu or series like Tsurune hitting the scene. There is literally an anime series for every sport you can think of from the more mainstream sports like basketball, baseball, and soccer to the more traditional Japanese pastimes like kyudo, karuta, and shogi. But, what if this is your first time giving sports anime a try? Well, I have just the list of you! I’ve compiled a list of the ten tried and true rules you need to know before watching sports anime! Each of these rules will help you make the most of your sports anime experience! So sit back relax and give this list a gander!

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Blerdy’s Comfort Manga

Hey Hey Blerdy Tribe! Do you ever feel overwhelmed? Between work, responsibilities, and bills… life can be pretty stressful and it’s kind of hard to fit in time for just relaxing. Hell, even hobbies can seem like work. So when I start to feel burn out rearing its ugly head I like to take a step back and chill with one of my tried and true comfort manga. A comfort manga is a series that you love, that you can read over and over again without having to worry about how the story ends. Comfort manga are like a warm embrace or an old friend, it makes you feel good to read it and when you’re not feeling your best these series are great for relieving stress. Comfort manga don’t have to be the best and they more often than not aren’t wholesome or comfy, in fact they can be downright trashy (most of mine are pretty questionable), but what’s most important is how reading the series makes you feel! 

So today, I’m sharing my comfort manga, these are the series that I can read over and over again and even though I know how they end I never seem to get bored… When life gets me down these are the series that I read to mellow out… 

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I Wanna Give Myself a Chance to Believe in Myself Again: How Shizuo Never Gives Up Hope in ‘I’ll Give It My All… Tomorrow’ – April 2020 “Hope” OWLS Blog Tour

Hey Hey Heroes, Travelers, and Wandering NPCs, its been awhile since I last participated in an OWLS Blog Tour. We all started this year full of hope, but the recent COVID-19 pandemic has put many of us in a tight spot. Many have already succumbed to the virus and those that haven’t are facing economic hardships brought on by stay at home orders and mandatory social distancing. It’s hard not to feel discouraged, when the impacts of the virus is such an ever present part of our lives. Whether you have been personally affected by the pandemic or know someone affected by COVID-19, it’s important that we keep moving forward. So, it’s only fitting that in the wake of the current pandemic, that the April 2020 Blog Tour topic should be Hope.

We are in the midst of a pandemic which has led people to live in fear and anxiety over the coronavirus. For this month, rather than seeing the dark side of the situation we are living in, we will be exploring anime and other pop culture mediums that bring hope for humanity and why they have such a positive impact on us.

-OWLS April 2020 “Hope” Blog Tour Prompt

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