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Saturday, October 13th, 2012 01:11 pm
This is our first guest-review. The one who wrote it will remain anonymous, but we shall call her P. for now. P. is 11 years old and lives in the Netherlands. She only recently learned English at school, so yes, the grammar and spelling are not amazing. Please keep that in mind when you're reading this. I hope we will receive more reviews from her, so we can all see her grow.

Title: Mermaid Melody, Pitchi Pitchi Pich (all 7 manga volumes)
Original title: マーメイドメロディーぴちぴちピッチ (Māmeido Merodī Pichi Pichi Pitchi)
Author: Written by Michiko Yokote, Art by Pink Hanamori
Language: English
Reviews for other books in this series (up till now): None
Format: Manga volume
Pages: Depends on the volume and they are not numbered
Publisher: Del Rey
Year published: All English editions were bought right after the release (2006-2007)
ISBN number: Volume 1: 9780345491961 , Volume 2: 9780345491978 , Volume 3: 9780345491985, Volume 4: 9780345491992 , Volume 5: 9780345492005 , Volume 6: 9780345492012 , Volume 7: 9780345492029
Topic of the book: Magical Girl, Shoujo, Mermaids, Idols, Singing
Reason for reading: P. saw the anime and wanted to read the manga, which Kitty Ocean owned. This is the first manga P. read.
Recommended: Yes

Back cover text:

I (Kitty Ocean) won't list all the back cover text, but will summarize the story for you, before we head over to the review. Luchia is a mermaid princess who gave away her magical pearl to save a human boy. However, without her pearl, she can never become a true princess and goes to shore to find that boy and her pearl. Meanwhile, strange things are happening in the seas, as mermaid princesses are captured by an unknown foe...

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Thursday, July 12th, 2012 10:44 pm
Title: MANGA for the beginner - Chibis
Original title: MANGA for the beginner - Chibis
Author: Christopher Hart
Language: English (I also owned the Dutch variant, but I donated that one to my sister XP)
Series: MANGA for the beginner
Reviews for other books in this series (up till now): None
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
Publisher: Watson Guptill
Year published: 2010
ISBN number: 9780823014880
Topic of the book: Drawing Chibis
Reason for reading: I wanted to get better at drawing Chibis
Recommended: Yes

Note:

I know quite some people really hate Christopher Hart/ his books. Please, keep an open mind and judge a book by its contents, not by the person who wrote it. My own opinion will be listed in this review as well.

Back cover text:

The back cover text could be considered a novel on its own. Apparently, the big font 'The Ultimate Guide to Creating Chibis' is not enough. I think the backside text is about 200-300 words. That's a lot.

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