[Graphic Novel] Heartstopper (Volume 1)

Heartstopper (Volume 1)

Story and Art: Alice Oseman

Summary from Amazon:

Shy and softhearted Charlie Spring sits next to rugby player Nick Nelson in class one morning. A warm and intimate friendship follows, and that soon develops into something more for Charlie, who doesn’t think he has a chance.

But Nick is struggling with feelings of his own, and as the two grow closer and take on the ups and downs of high school, they come to understand the surprising and delightful ways in which love works.

So I blame the Netflix show for my latest addiction called Heartstopper. I’ve rewatched the series three times now, but I still couldn’t get enough of it. Since the second and third seasons are still in progress, I thought I’d use that time to catch up on the webcomic instead.

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[Manga] Uemura-kun wa Majime na Iiko. (上村くんは真面目ないい子。)

上村くんは真面目ないい子。 | Uemura is a Good Boy.

Story and Art: Megane (めがね)

Translated by: Amimaru Translation and Localization Services Ltd

Status: Completed

Available at futekiya (EN), Rakuten KOBO (JP)

Summary from futekiya

To his teachers, classmates, and parents, Uemura is a model student. But, that is hardly the truth. Beneath his serious exterior, Uemura loves masturbating more than anything else and spends his day thinking dirty thoughts. His facade as a serious student slips when his playboy underclassman, Matsuoka, catches him at school jacking off to dirty panties. Has Uemura finally found someone who can accept his true self?


What prompted me to read this was the contrast between the title and the cover. The title roughly translates “Uemura-kun is a Good Boy,” but the cover I saw was this?

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[Manga] Hatsukoi Encounter (初恋エンカウンター)

初恋エンカウンター | Hatsukoi Encounter

by Nanatsuno Wataru (ななつの航)


That cover ticks off all my favorite tropes. But will this be just eye candy?

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[Game] Enamored Risks

Enamored Risks

Developer: Crystal Game Works

Platform: PC, Android

Category: Visual Novel, Otome Game

Official Site: https://crystalgameworks.itch.io/enamored-risks


I know, I’m so late. I meant to play and write a post about this last year, but RL turned hectic while I was transitioning to a new job. On top of that, I was just not in the mood to play any games for a while. So there’s that. 😅

For those unfamiliar with NaNoRenO, it is an annual event that happens every March as game developers take on the challenge to create a visual novel within a month. Enamored Risks is Crystal Game Works’s entry for the NaNoRenO 2020. The story follows Alex, a college undergrad who feels burned out from her school works and her parents’ hassling. She overhears about a group of urban explorers and their adventures on abandoned buildings and other structures. Wanting to get out of her ordinary life, she decides to do some explorations. With the help of her newfound friends, she discovers not just the beauty within the ruins but also a different side of herself.      

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[Manga] 素人ヤンキー♂危機一発!! [Shirouto Yankee Kikiippatsu!!]

素人ヤンキー♂危機一発!! | Shirouto Yankee Kikiippatsu!!

Story and Art: Happy Yaku (八百)

Available at Rakuten (JP)

A story about a wolf (not really… or is he?) and a delinquent. Sounds delicious and sexy, no?

Except that’s not exactly the thing that pulled me in.


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[Manga] The Apothecary Diaries 1

薬屋のひとりごと 1 | Kusuriya no Hitorigoto 1

Story: Hyuuga Natsu (日向夏)

Art: Nekokurage (ねこクラゲ)

Compiled by: Nanao Ikki (七緒一綺)

Status: Ongoing

Available at Amazon (EN), Rakuten Kobo (JP)


Summary from Goodreads:

After breaking a “curse” on the imperial heirs, a palace servant with training in herbal medicine is promoted up the ranks to food taster…and right into the thick of palace intrigue in this lushly illustrated period mystery series!

Maomao, a young woman trained in the art of herbal medicine, is forced to work as a lowly servant in the inner palace. Though she yearns for life outside its perfumed halls, she isn’t long for a life of drudgery! Using her wits to break a “curse” afflicting the imperial heirs, Maomao attracts the attentions of the handsome eunuch Jinshi and is promoted to attendant food taster. But Jinshi has other plans for the erstwhile apothecary, and soon Maomao is back to brewing potions and…solving mysteries?!

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Hello 2021!

Photo by Rakicevic Nenad on Pexels.com

2020 has been a real wild ride. Everything started well, things looked hopeful, and then bam, new normal. On top of the pandemic, my country has been hit by every possible natural disaster. So it’s like trying to stay alive while being constantly vigilant on our surroundings. Personally, this year is also full of ups and downs. But I’m focusing on the ups instead.

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[Web Novel] Every Day the Protagonist Wants to Capture Me part 2 (主角每天都想攻略我)

主角每天都想攻略我 | Every Day the Protagonist Wants to Capture Me

Author: 青端 | Qing Duan

Novel Updates: https://www.novelupdates.com/series/every-day-the-protagonist-wants-to-capture-me/

Raws: http://www.jjwxc.net/onebook.php?novelid=2878285

Translation: http://bcnovels.com/table-contents-every-day-protagonist-wants-capture/

Summary from BC Novels:

Transmigrated into the body of a cannon fodder villain, Chu Yu has three major worries:

1. How can he help the protagonist turn into a real harem master?

2. How can he develop a good relationship with the protagonist?

3. How can he live properly without holding on to the protagonist’s thigh?

The protagonist has three major worries:

1. Eldest disciple brother changed

2. Eldest disciple brother really changed

3. How can he marry eldest disciple brother?

System: Congratulations! ~ sprinkle flowers ~ grow old together happily!

Chu Yu: … Wait, what about the harem novel?

Author’s note – This 1vs1 (no harem) and HE (happy ending)

Translator’s Note: Suitable for all ages (no smut scenes)


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[Manga] Link and Ring (リンクアンドリング)

リンクアンドリング | Link and Ring

Story and Art: Tsuyuki Yuruco (つゆき ゆるこ)

Translated by: Amimaru Translation and Localization Services Ltd

Status: Completed

Available at futekiya (EN), Rakuten Kobo (JP)

 

Summary from futekiya

“If I ever get brave enough to say I like you from the top of my lungs–” Bessho coincidentally meets Makita in a university lecture they share, finding out that they both like cute things. While Bessho hides his preferences like a dirty little secret, Makita makes no excuses for who he is and what he likes. Despite the twists and turns, they encounter along the way, the pair of lovers deal with their possessive and jealous urges on their slow journey to answering the age-old question: what is the best way to fall in love?

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[Manga] Love Awakening x Syndrome (恋⼼×シンドローム)

恋⼼×シンドローム | Koigokoro x Syndrome

Story and Art: Machida Tomato (町田 とまと)

Translated by: Amimaru Translation and Localization Services Ltd

Status: Completed

Available at futekiya (EN), Rakuten Kobo (JP) (both digital)

What it is (summary from futekiya)

College student Sano, who is curious about love but has never felt it, decides to go to associate professor Kigami, who’s famous for doling love advice out to his students. When he’s mistaken for a part-time assistant, however, Sano gets roped into cleaning the Archaeology department’s room for Kigami instead. Impressed by his work, Kigami gives him advice in exchange for his trouble and suggests Sano be his teacher’s assistant for real. But would his advice still successfully snag Sano a girlfriend, even though Kigami’s only ever liked guys?


Another title I picked up because it is on the first page lol. Surprisingly, I enjoyed it.

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