The Promised Neverland
May

Categories: (Ongoing) Manga Review
Name: Yakusoku no Neverland (約束のネバーランド)
Alt Name: The Promised Neverland
Author: Demizu Posuka (Art), Shirai Kaiu (Story)
Status: Ongoing
Genres: Mystery, Horror, Sci-Fi, Shounen

On reddit manga they talked a lot about this manga, so back in 2017 I started reading it and I wait every week for a new chapter.
(I'm a little sad that the author announced that we entered the last arc ;_;)

Story: we are at Grace Field House were a lot of orphans live togehter with pther kids and "Mama", a woman who takes care of all the orphans. All children live happily until the age of 12, when they finally finds someone that will take care of them.
They daily life is simple: in the morning, after breakfast, they take some tests and after that they are free to play outside. There are some rules: to not leave the orphanage since the outside world is dangerous and to never venture past the gates.
One day, two children, Emma and Norman, break the rules and discover the secret about Grace Field House and the outside world.

The story is really good, the first arc is a little horror and really interesting. The manga have some major arcs that are really good (while after the first one it wasn't that interesting).
There's a lot of characters and they are well developed. Everyone has a role and it's easy to remember every character that appeared in the manga. Plus, there's a lot of mysteries that are slowly discovered.The art is good but sometimes seems that the drawing were made really quickly... but that's not a problem since they are cute. The landscape, later in the manga, are really well drawn.

My rating: 8/10

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Chuuka Ichiban!
May

Categories: (Completed) Manga Review
Name: Chuuka Ichiban! (中華一番!)
Alt Name: Cooking Master Boy
Author: Ogawa Etsushi
Volumes: 5 - Chapters: 36
Genres: Comedy, Shounen, Action, Adventure

A manga about food.... if you have to read this manga be sure to have something to eat XD

Story: in the 19th century many chefs in China tried their best to improve their skills. But that's not all! This China is one that has many famous chiefs that cooked for important persons. If you were to insul a high-grade chef you could land a person in hail but fopr chiefs it's not all that easy: they have to gain respect and power or else they can lose everything in a few minutes.
Our main character, Mao Hsing Liu, lost his mother at the age of 13 years old but it's not sad because he has a dream: take his mother's restaurant. He win in a "Battle of cuisine" but before becoming the chief at his mother restaurant, Mao needs to travel China in order to learn more of the many ways of cooking and to take the title of Ultimate Chief.

The story is really straightforward but in a few of chapters you can't stop reading. The main character Mao is a character really well made, you don't notice his development because it's the food he makes that is his development or how he solve some issues.
Tha manga is really old (1995!) but I enjoyed it a lot, same for the food battles and the story. I'm a little sad that the last chapters are more of a a collection of short stories than the main story but they are nice to read. The true problem with this series is that there's a sequel, Shin Chuuka Ichiban!, and for now there isn't any fan tranlsation so we can say that the series is incomplete.

The art of the characters sometimes is simple and the author at times use funny faces but all the pages are really good to look. There's some double pages and they are really detailed and really well made!
The strong point of this manga is the food. Yes. The food is drawn really well... that well that it seemd real! (It's not real... but I wanted to eat all the food in this manga XD)

My rating: 8/10

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2019 Manga Reading Challenge
May

Categories: (Completed) Manga Review

Like always, here's the annual manga Reading Challenge!!
Here’s my entry on MAL: https://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1759337&show=100#msg56674145

Challenge Start Date: January 09, 2019
Challenge Finish Date: DATE (example: December 01, 2019)
Link to your completed manga list: https://myanimelist.net/mangalist/yu6?status=2
Link to your Manga+: https://graph.anime.plus/yu6/profile
Completed Manga (at sign-up): 715
Difficulty: Expert

[color=SEAGREEN][Started: Jan 1] [Finished: Dec 17][/color] (#) Read an award-winning manga: [url=https://myanimelist.net/manga/1224][color=SEAGREEN] 3-gatsu no Lion[/color][/url]

NOTE:

Notes

- Challenge list with explanation: https://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1759337&show=0#msg56620394

  • This challenge follows a section-upgrading system.
    -- Everyone must begin the challenge as a Novice.
    -- You can only move to the Apprentice level after you have completed 10 of the Novice items.
    -- To move to the Intermediate level, you must first complete 15 Apprentice items.
    -- And so on...
  • This means you can only read manga for one section at a time.
    -- If the last manga you completed for Novice has a finish date of January 31st (on your form), then all Apprentice level items must have start dates of January 31st or later (on your form). You cannot begin reading manga for Apprentice items on January 30th.
  • There are two exceptions to this rule:
    -- Manga which have more than 20 volumes can be started at any time during the challenge period.
    -- Expert bonus items can be started at any time during the challenge period; however, remember that you must complete the Advanced level before you can turn-in your form as Expert.

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☆ [Level]  =  [Total Items Needed]
★ Novice:   10
★★ Apprentice:  15
★★★ Intermediate: 20
★★★★ Advanced:   15
★★★★★ + Expert:    5 bonus items

Novice (10/10 items)
Finish Date: Feb 15, 2019

  1. [Started: Jan 18] [Finished: Jan 24] (N.01) Read a collection of short stories.
    Gundam Legacy
  2. [Started: Jan 18] [Finished: Jan 22] (N.02) Read an award-winning manga.
    Kiseijuu
    (Kiseijuu won the 17th Kodansha Manga Award for Best General Manga in 1993.)
  3. [Started: Jan 12] [Finished: Jan 16] (N.03) Read a best selling manga.
    Touch
  4. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (N.04) Read a manga from a magazine with less than 250 titles listed in the database.
  5. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (N.05) Read a manga serialized in a shoujo magazine.
  6. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (N.06)Read a manga serialized in a shounen magazine.
  7. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (N.07) Read a manga that started serialization before 2015.
  8. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (N.08) Read a manga that has been adapted to anime.
  9. [Started: Jan 18] [Finished: Jan 18] (N.09) Read a manga series you can finish in one day.
    Kimi to Koi ni Ochiru Mahou de
  10. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (N.10) Read a manga that is 1 to 5 volumes in length.
  11. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (N.11) Read a manga ranked BELOW 1,000.
  12. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (N.12) Read a manga with less than 10,000 completed members.
  13. [Started: Jan 26] [Finished: Feb 13] (N.13) Read a manga with a score of or above 8 on MAL.
    Mob Psycho 100
    (Score: 8.56)
  14. [Started: Feb 14] [Finished: Feb 15] (N.14) Read a manga with a score of or below 6 on MAL.
    Haratama Kiyotama (Score: 5.85)
  15. [Started: Jan 09] [Finished: Jan 12] (N.15) Read a manga about food, music, or art.
    Chuuka Ichiban!  (Food)arrow[1]My review
  16. [Started: Jan 14] [Finished: Jan 14] (N.16) Read a Drama or Romance manga.
    Haru yo, Koi! (Drama)
  17. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (N.17) Read a Comedy or Slice of Life manga.
  18. [Started: Feb 14] [Finished: Feb 14] (N.18) Read a manga with a non-human main character.
    Kabocha no Bouken
  19. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (N.19) Read a manga about school.
  20. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (N.20) Read a manga that is on one of the active MRC staff's to-read list.
  21. [Started: Jan 14] [Finished: Jan 17] (N.21) Read a manga with a number in the title.
    20 Seiki Shounen: Ujiko Ujio Sakuhinshuu

    Apprentice (8/15 items)
    Finish Date: DATE
  22. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (Ap.01) Read a web/4-koma manga.
    MANGA_TITLE
  23. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (Ap.02) Read a manhua or a manhwa.
    MANGA_TITLE
  24. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (Ap.03) Read a prequel/sequel to a manga that you've already read.
    MANGA_TITLE
  25. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (Ap.04) Read a spin-off or side story of a manga that you've already read. - https://myanimelist.net/manga/9403/Love_Letter
    MANGA_TITLE
  26. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (Ap.05) Read a manga by one of your favorite authors/artists. -Origin
    MANGA_TITLE
  27. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (Ap.06) Read a manga from a magazine with less than 150 titles listed in the database
    Nekomichi
    (Young King OURs - 97)
  28. [Started: Apr 03] [Finished: Apr 13] (Ap.07) Read a manga by a female author/artist.
    Pokémon Chamo-Chamo☆Pretty♪
  29. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (Ap.08) Read a manga serialized in a josei magazine.
    MANGA_TITLE
  30. [Started: Feb 15] [Finished: Mar 17] (Ap.09) Read a manga serialized in a seinen magazine.
    Lupin III
  31. [Started: Mar 24] [Finished: Apr 11] (Ap.10) Read a manga that started serialization before 2005.
    Yakitate!! Japan (2002)
  32. [Started: Apr 12] [Finished: Apr 21] (Ap.11) Read a manga that started serialization after 2016
    Golem Hearts
  33. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (Ap.12) Read a manga that has been adapted to live-action.
    City Hunter
  34. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (Ap.13) Read a manga based on a one-shot that got serialized. https://myanimelist.net/manga/42545/Half___Half
    MANGA_TITLE
  35. [Started: Feb 16] [Finished: Feb 18] (Ap.14) Read a manga that is 6 to 10 volumes in length.
    Nana-iro Kakumei
  36. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (Ap.15) Read a manga ranked BELOW 5,000.
    MANGA_TITLE
  37. [Started: Mar 10] [Finished: Mar 23] (Ap.16) Read a manga with less than 5,000 completed members.
    Reigen: Reikyuuchi Max 131 no Otoko
    (As of March 23: 553 Completed)
    [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (Ap.17) Read a manga with more users listed in Plan to Read than Completed.
    MANGA_TITLE
  38. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (Ap.18) Read a manga about or involving mythology/folklore/etc.
    MANGA_TITLE
  39. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (Ap.19) Read an Action or Adventure manga. https://myanimelist.net/manga/134/M%C3%84R (Action)
    MANGA_TITLE
  40. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (Ap.20) Read a Fantasy or Mystery manga. https://myanimelist.net/manga/12309/Arisa (Mystery)
    MANGA_TITLE
  41. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (Ap.21) Read a Sports or Games manga.
    MANGA_TITLE
  42. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (Ap.22) Read a manga with a child main character.
    MANGA_TITLE
  43. [Started: Feb 19] [Finished: Mar 21] (Ap.23) Read a manga with an adult main character.
    Kidou Senshi Gundam: Gyakushuu no Char - Beltorchika's Children
  44. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (Ap.24) Read a manga with a cast consisting of mostly one gender.
    MANGA_TITLE
  45. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (Ap.25) Read a manga that has a protagonist who is the gender opposite to the demographic.
    MANGA_TITLE
  46. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (Ap.26) Read a mahou shoujo manga. Madoka Magica
    MANGA_TITLE
  47. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (Ap.27) Read a GAR manga.
    MANGA_TITLE
  48. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (Ap.28) Read an active MRC staff member's listed favorite manga.
    MANGA_TITLE

    Intermediate (0/20 items)
    Finish Date: DATE
  49. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (I.01) Read a gekiga manga.
    MANGA_TITLE
  50. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (I.02) Read a light novel.
    MANGA_TITLE
  51. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (I.03) Read the first or earliest work of your favorite creator (writer, etc).
    MANGA_TITLE
  52. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (I.04) Read a manga from a magazine with less than 100 titles listed in the database.
    MANGA_TITLE
  53. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (I.05) Read a manga published in the same magazine in which your favorite one was serialized.
    MANGA_TITLE
  54. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (I.06) Read a manga published in an online magazine.
    MANGA_TITLE
  55. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (I.07) Read a manga of a demographic that can apply to you.
    MANGA_TITLE
  56. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (I.08) Read a manga of a demographic that does not apply to you. - https://myanimelist.net/manga/3350 (Shounen)
    MANGA_TITLE
  57. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (I.09) Read a manga that started serialization before 1995.
    MANGA_TITLE
  58. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (I.10) Read a manga that has been adapted to drama CD.
    MANGA_TITLE
  59. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (I.11) Read a manga adapted from light novel, video game or original anime.
    MANGA_TITLE
  60. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (I.12) Read a manga that is 11 to 15 volumes in length.
    MANGA_TITLE
  61. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (I.13) Read a manga ranked BELOW 7,000.
    MANGA_TITLE
  62. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (I.14) Read a manga with less than 1,000 completed members.
    MANGA_TITLE
  63. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (I.15) Read a manga that is scored higher than its anime adaption.
    MANGA_TITLE
  64. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (I.16) Read a manga about otaku.
    MANGA_TITLE
  65. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (I.17) Read a Sci-Fi or Horror manga.
    MANGA_TITLE
  66. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (I.18) Read a Psychological or Supernatural manga.
    MANGA_TITLE
  67. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (I.19) Read a manga that takes place outside of Japan, but in the real world.
    MANGA_TITLE
  68. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (I.20) Read a manga that has a main character that is a professional in their field.
    MANGA_TITLE
  69. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (I.21) Read a manga about angels or demons.
    MANGA_TITLE
  70. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (I.22) Read a delinquent manga.
    MANGA_TITLE
  71. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (I.23) Read a manga about space.
    MANGA_TITLE
  72. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (I.24) Read a manga from the ones listed under manga relations in the Hidden Gems of Manga club.
    https://myanimelist.net/manga/15193
  73. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (I.25) Read a manga recommended to you by another participant in the discussion thread.
    MANGA_TITLE
  74. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (I.26) Read a featured manga.
    MANGA_TITLE
  75. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (I.27) Read a manga that with cover art that is primarily one color
    MANGA_TITLE
  76. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (I.28) Read a manga that has 6 or more words in its title.
    MANGA_TITLE
  77. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (I.29) Read a manga with a one word title.
    MANGA_TITLE
  78. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (I.30) Start and catch up to the current chapter of an ongoing manga.
    MANGA_TITLE
  79. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (I.31) Read any manga recommended to your Favorite Manga listed in profile.
    MANGA_TITLE

    Advanced (0/15 items)
    Finish Date: DATE
  80. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (Ad.01)Read a manga from a magazine with less than 50 titles listed in the database.
    MANGA_TITLE
  81. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (Ad.02) Read a manga that started publishing the same month as one of your listed favorites.
    MANGA_TITLE
  82. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (Ad.03) Read a manga that started serialization in the 70s or 80s.
    MANGA_TITLE
  83. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (Ad.04) Read a doujin based on a series you've read.
    MANGA_TITLE
  84. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (Ad.05) Read a manga that is 16 to 20 volumes in length.
    MANGA_TITLE
  85. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (Ad.06) Read a manga ranked BELOW 10,000.
    MANGA_TITLE
  86. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (Ad.07) Read a manga with less than 500 completed members.
    MANGA_TITLE
  87. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (Ad.08) Read a completed manga scored 10 or 9 by the user that posted directly above/below you.
    MANGA_TITLE
  88. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (Ad.07) Read a manga based on a real event or person.
    MANGA_TITLE
  89. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (Ad.10) Read a manga about or involving the Yakuza.
    MANGA_TITLE
  90. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (Ad.11) Read a Historical or Military manga. - Versailles no Bara
    MANGA_TITLE
  91. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (Ad.12) Read a genderbender manga.
    MANGA_TITLE
  92. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (Ad.13) Read a manga that another participant has completed for this challenge.
    MANGA_TITLE
  93. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (Ad.14) Read a manga suggested by MAL or by Anime+.
    MANGA_TITLE
  94. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (Ad.15) Re-read a manga.
    MANGA_TITLE
  95. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (Ad.16) Finish an on-hold or dropped manga.
    MANGA_TITLE
  96. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (Ad.17) Read a manga which title starts with the first letter of your username.
    MANGA_TITLE
  97. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (Ad.18)Read a manga with only one English letter in the title.
    MANGA_TITLE
  98. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (Ad.19) Read a random manga assigned to you by a challenge staff member.
    MANGA_TITLE

    Expert (1/5 items)
    Finish Date: DATE
  99. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (E.01) Read a manga from a magazine with less than 25 titles listed in the database.
    MANGA_TITLE
  100. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (E.02) Read a manga that started serialization before 1965. - Astro Boy
    MANGA_TITLE
  101. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (E.03) Read a manga that is 50+ volumes in length.
    MANGA_TITLE
  102. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (E.04) Read a manga ranked BELOW 15,000.
    MANGA_TITLE
  103. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (E.05) Read a manga with less than 100 completed members.
    MANGA_TITLE
  104. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (E.06) Read a manga with a score of or below 5 on MAL.
    MANGA_TITLE
  105. [Started: DATE] [Finished: DATE] (E.07) Read a manga scored 4 or less by an active MRC staff member.
    MANGA_TITLE
  106. [Started: Jan 14] [Finished: Jan 14] (E.08) Read a manga with no reviews.
    Gekijouban Pocket Monsters: Celebi - Toki wo Koeta Deai
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