Manga Monday! #89 -Short-Tempered Melancholic and Other Stories by Arina Tanemura

Short-Tempered Melancholic and Other Stories by Arina Tanemura

Review: One of the more fun and silly one shots done by Aria Tanemura. Although still enjoyable to read, I do like the longer more complex storylines that go over more then a single volume.
Would I? Buy this book on the spot? yes, because I did. Enjoy the short stories? yes. Recommend this to all my friends? Maybe, it depends if they love this author like I do…..
Rating:2 out of 5 stars.
Volumes: 1.
Manga. Romance. Short stories. Shojo. Young Adult.
Published August 5th 2008 by VIZ Media LLC.

Summary: A collection of four short stories from the famed mangaka Arina Tanemura!

Short-Tempered Melancholic:
Kajika Yamano is a female ninja whose job is to protect her family’s legendary weapon. But when a boy she has a crush on tells her she should be more ladylike, she vows to give up all ninja deeds.

This Love is Nonfiction:
Yuri sends her pen pal Ryo a picture of herself–but it’s really of her best friend Karin, who is prettier than she is. Now Ryo wants to meet her, so she has no choice but to send Karin instead!

Rainy Afternoons are for Romantic Heroines:
Minori falls in love with Takato, a boy who shared his umbrella with her one rainy afternoon. Now she “forgets” her umbrella every time it rains in hopes of becoming closer to him.

The Style of the Second Love:
Mana secretly likes her friend’s boyfriend, but Nakamura, a younger boy, is determined to win Mana’s heart.

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