Thursday, April 18, 2013

Manga Recommendations: Shounen

Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
Author: Hayashi Fumino & Satou Tsutomu
Artist: Kitaumi Tsuna
Genres: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Martial Arts, Romance, Sci-fi, Shounen, Supernatural

Plot Summary
                The story’s setting is that people who can use magic can apply to the nine high schools scattered in the country, where in the First High School being affiliated to National University of Magic is considered one of the best school. But on this school, the students are divided into class 1; the blooms and class 2; the weeds, where the ‘blooms’ look down on the ‘weeds’ just because of their magical capabilities. The two sibling protagonists Shiba Tatsuya and Shiba Miyuki are both enrolled as freshmen  in this school but the two of them belongs in different class, with Tatsuya on the ‘weeds’ and Miyuki in the ‘blooms’

Why I dig it?
                The story is really good! The plot is really interesting and fascinating. As you go on the chapters you’ll be more and more intrigues with the characters, especially with the main protagonist, why is he or she like that? Why did it happen? And why are they doing it? I believe these questions are what make a manga really interesting.
                The manga is still on-going but if you find it really interesting, you can check out the translations or summaries of the light novel on the net too. 

You can read it here: Mangafox site

Author: Furudate Haruichi
Artist: Furudate Haruichi
Genres: Comedy, Drama, School Life, Shounen, Sports

Plot Summary;
Hinata Shouyou, upon seeing a volleyball match, is aiming to become "The Small Giant", and joins his middle school volleyball club. After finding new members, they set out for the middle school tournament, where they've cross paths with a formidable school with the "King of the Upper Court", Kageyama Tobio. Although their team lost, Shouyou is still determined to aim for the top and exact revenge on Kageyama. Upon entering high school, he received the biggest surprise--he and Kageyama are on the same school and club! (Taken from:

Why I dig it?
                I really love sports manga, I’m so into them I think I can play ALL of the sports I’ve read/watched TECHNICALLY (hello Eyeshield 21, Kuroko no Basket, Big Wind Up and Daiya no A). Not really a big fan of volleyball but I can’t get enough of this manga! There’s just so much character development that it’s not hard to get sucked into their world. Its action packed as it is comical.
 If you love sports manga like I do, you won’t regret reading this :D

You can read it here: Mangafox site

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