Adaptation of the anime series. Cool and cocky heartthrob Daisuke and his undercover android partner Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken work as crime fighters in the city of Jewde. The art and shading are crisp and well-done, and the anime and manga look similar; however, in the anime Daisuke has more street cred and a gaggle of lovesick prostitutes to follow him around, while in the manga he is clearly moonstruck for Antonia, the curvy scientist who designed J in the image of her father. Neither variation makes him a sympathetic character. A faithful adaptation of screen to script, down to individual lines of dialogue. (KT)


A romantic comedy by the creator of Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken. Our heroine Rinne sees (and exorcises) dead people, and when a delinquent classmate ends up in a coma after saving her life, she does her best to stop the local ghosts from possessing his vacated body. But her efforts are for naught as an unwelcome intruder ends up seizing control of the comatose punk’s body, leaving the do-gooding ne’er-do-well trapped in the body of a cute and very pink stuffed monkey. Like they say, no good deed goes unpunished. (MS)



After he is turned into a cyborg by the Bloody Sea, an all-powerful weapons developer, teenage Asuka Kano gathers a group of allies and vows revenge. (When cybered out and wearing his helmet, Asuka resembles a tokusatsu action hero, and his enemies are mostly square-jawed suits and goons with filed teeth.) With angst-ridden superhumans fighting the powers that made them, Xenon’s plot is similar to Arms—or more accurately, they both walk the well-trodden path of countless action movies, anime, and superhero comics. Car chases and military scenes abound, but Kanzaki’s stiff art probably didn’t look original even in 1986. The series was canceled abruptly in Japan; a continuation, begun in 2006 in Tokuma Shoten’s Comic Ryu, has not been translated.

Kore ga Watashi no Goshujin-sama, “Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken” (  ) • Mattsuu (story), Asu Tsubaki (art) • Seven Seas Entertainment (2007–ongoing) • Square Enix (Gangan Powered, 2002–ongoing) • 5+ volumes (ongoing) • Otaku, Romantic Comedy • 16+

Hot girls end up working as maids for a spoiled, lecherous, and voyeuristic fourteen-year-old millionaire orphan. Tons of fan-service, guns, and general lunacy.


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