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  • Ouran High School Host Club (Manga) Review

    Ouran High School Host Club
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    Plot:

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     When Haruhi Fujioka starts his new school year at the prestigious Ouran Academy for the rich and powerful as a scholarship student, he thinks nothing of it. But when he breaks an 80,000 yen vase in the Host Club’s room, he is thrown into an even richer world. In debt to them, he agrees to become their dog. But the club soon realizes his good looks that were hidden by his bed-head, old sloppy clothes, and grandfather glasses. The new and improved Haruhi now has to get 1,000 people to request him so he can be free. But the Host Club starts to notice something… Haruhi is a girl!!!

    Characters:

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    Haruhi Fujioka is a 1st year at Ouran Academy. She was mistaken for a guy at first and spent the rest of her time there pretending to be a boy. Her type in the club is The Natural Type; she is also the “daughter”.
    Tamaki Suoh, the flashy, idiotic, beautiful king of the Host Club. He is the last to discover Haruhi’s gender, then the last to realize his feelings for her. He sees his club as a family, with him as the father.
    Kyoya Ootori is the shadow king in the Host Club and the real brains behind it. His type is The Cool Type. He knows all and always gets his way. He is the “mother”.
    Hikaru Hitachiin is the oldest of the Hitachiin twins, and the more mischievous one. He and his brother work together in the club, often going into Twincest for the yaoi fangirls, but aren’t really like that before and after club hours.   He is viewed as the brother in Tamaki’s delusional family.
    Kaoru Hitachiin is the younger of the Hitachiin twins; Kaoru is the nicer one when he’s by himself. He is also a brother in Tamaki’s family. He and Hikaru often tease Tamaki about Haruhi and sees people as their playthings.

    Mitsukuni “Honey” Honinozuka is a boy-loli; but don’t let his size and personality fool you, he’s 18. His obsession is any and everything cute or sweet. His type is The Cute Type, and role in the family is Neighbor.

    Takashi Morinozuka is the Strong/Silent Type that only says one word a chapter. He is loyal to his friends and is Honey’s cousin. He is also a neighbor in the family.

     

     

    My Thoughts:

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    Totally awesome. I have never laughed or fangirled so hard in all the manga I’ve read! A very good manga from Viz Media/Shojo Beat.

    Character Design: A-;  the legs are a little too long at times, and arms too skinny.

    Background Design: A; makes me wish I could draw bunnies and flowers like that!

    Romance: A+; Amazing!  If only guys were like this in real life~!
    Overall: You need to see!

    – Review by Daydreamer Kate


  • Inuyasha (Manga) Review

    Inuyasha Manga Review

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    A well-made manga by Rumiko Takahashi. The beginning is a little slow, but picks up speed after the first fight. It’s mainly action, but has a lot of romance.

     

    Plot of Inuyasha

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    After falling into an old well and being transported to ancient Japan, a fifteen year old girl named Kagome discovers that her destiny is linked to the half demon called Inuyasha! As Kagome learns more about her connection to the past and to Inuyasha, she comes into conflict with the terrible demons that are drawn to the Shikon Jewel, a powerful gem that grants the possessor any wish. Finding the shards of the Shikon Jewel is going to require powerful magic, strange allies, and a strong heart. Kagome’s got plenty of heart, but she’s going to need Inuyasha’s help for the rest of it, and he may not be so willing to lend a hand!

     

    Characters of Inuyasha

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    Kagome-A modern-day Japanese school girl who is a reincarnation of Kikyo, a priestess who imprisoned

    Inuyasha for fifty years with an enchanted arrow. As for Kikyo’s reincarnation, Kagome has the power to see Shikon Jewel shards, even ones hidden inside a demon’s body.

    Inuyasha- A half-human, half-demon hybrid, Inuyasha has dog-like ears, a thick mane of silver hair and inhuman strength. He assists Kagome in her search for the shards of the Shikon jewel, mostly because he has no choice in the matter- a charmed necklace allows Kagome to restrain him with a single word.

    Shippo- A young fox demon orphaned by two demon brothers, who’s powers have been boosted by the Shikon Jewel. The mischievous Shippo enjoys goading Inuyasha and playing tricks with his shape-shifting abilities.

    Miroku- An easy-going Buddhist priest of questionable morals. Miroku bears a curse passed down from his grandfather and is searching for the demon Naraku, who first inflicting the curse.

    Sango- A proud demon slayer from the village where the first Shikon Jewel was born. Her clan and family lost, she fights on against the demonic Naraku along with Inuyasha.

    Naraku- An enigmatic demon mastermind behind the miseries of nearly everyone in the story. He has the power to create illusions to confound his enemies

    Kagura- Kagura was produced as a doppelganger from part of Naraku’s body. Kagura inherited her abilities from a demon that controlled the wind.

    Sesshomaru- Inuyasha’s half-brother by the same demon father, Sesshomaru is a pureblood demon who covets the sword left to Inuyasha by their father.

    Kikyo- A village priestess who was  the original protector of the Shikon Jewel. She died fifty years ago.

     

    Thoughts on Inuyasha

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    Character Design: A; Even if some of Rumiko’s characters look alike, their personalities aren’t.

    Background Design: A; The mangaka pays close attention to the little details. Most of the time…

    Action Scenes: A+; Even if I was a kid when I first found Inuyasha, the action scenes always had me reading as fast as I could to find out what happens.

    Romance: A-; It’s one of those kind of moments where you want to whack a person because they are too stupid to figure out they’re in love!

    The series is a little old, and there are probably more detailed manga that people are used to, but hey, when did manga have an expiration date?

    Overall: A very good manga! I would highly recommend it!

     

    -Daydreamer Kate