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Manga Review: Maid-sama!, Omnibus 1

Maid-sama 1Author: Hiro Fujiwara
Genre: Shoujo, Comedy, Romance
Publisher: Viz Media (US) / Hakusensha (JP)
Release Date: August 4, 2015
Original Magazine: Lala

Having climbed the ranks, Misaki Ayuzawa is the well-respected student council president of the previously all boys Seika High School. Now co-ed but still mostly boys, Misaki keeps a watchful eye on all of her peers, including class pretty boy, Takumi Usui. Unfortunately Usui just so happens to find out Misaki’s one well-kept secret — she works part time at a maid cafe!

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The Oddity of Adulthood: Pondering Punpun

PunpunThe adults in Asano Inio’s Goodnight Punpun are very strange, and very destructive. The stranger set, like one of the school administrators, play hide and seek with an gleeful abandon normally only reserved for children. The homeroom teacher might seem fairly normal, until someone trips a nerve about undone homework and he’s banging his head against the desk at top speed. Then there’s the more destructive set of adults, like Punpun’s father. He’s a bit too fond of alcohol, but decidedly less fond of his wife — or at least the responsibility and failure she reminds him of. Punpun’s mother isn’t much better, lamenting the life she has, wishing she were childless and untethered. There are Punpun’s friends too and even his acquaintances — somewhere along the line, all the parents, all the adults, forgot to put the kids first.

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