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Monthly Girl's Nozaki-Kun: Complete Collection (2014/Sentai Blu-ray Set)

Picture: B Sound: B Extras: B Episodes: B+

Chiyo Sakura has a secret crush on Nozaki-kun, but when she finally works up the courage to ask him out. Instead, she finds out he is secretly a shojo manga artist and ends up being his assistant. Soon, she meets the others who either knows of Nozaki-kun's secret or are his other assistants. Together, her friends are the basis and character's inspirations in Nozaki's manga. Could Nozaki-kun, the man's man turn out to have the heart of girl? And will Sakura ever get her feelings across to Nozaki-kun?

In Monthly Girl's Nozaki-Kun: Complete Collection (2014), the truth is often stranger than fiction as Sakura soon discovers, that her ideal man Nozaki-kun is secretly a girl's manga artist (and he maybe more feminine than her). Nozaki-kun misunderstands Chiyo and Chiyo gets roped into helping him with his manga, but Chiyo doesn't mind as long as it brings her closer to him. Chiyo helps him research people and scenarios for his manga and discovers her friends (who are all characters themselves) are the heroes, heroines and protagonists in his manga (expect all their character's genders get reversed in the manga). Will Chiyo be able to find her happy ending with Nozaki-kun?

This was a comic romance, it is about boys who can also be into shojo (girls) manga and the girl(s) who love them. Girls are into romance and drama; how come reality is so different?

The 1080p 1.78 X 1 digital High Definition image may not be the most complex Sentai or anime Blu-ray release we've seen, but this looks really fine throughout for the style chosen, while the lossless DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 2.0 Stereo is here in good English and better Japanese language tracks equal the image in quality. Extras include Nozaki-kun shorts, Japanese Promos/commercials, clean opening and closing animations and trailers.

Episodes include...

This Love is Being Turned into a Shojo Manga - When Sakura attempts to ask Nozaki-kun out on a date, instead she learns he is a shojo manga artist and ends up being his assistant.

Say Hello to the New Heroine - Sakura meets Mikoshiba, a playboy in life but in truth he really is sensitive and shy, and plays a 'girl' character in Nozaki-kun's manga.

Violence vs. the Prince - Sakura meets Kashima, also a playboy ...BUT she is a GIRL. And she also meets Hori, who helps out with Nozaki-kun's manga.

There are Times When Men Must Fight - Nozaki and Mikoshiba have a sleepover and research on girls ...through dating sim games.

The Man Who Envisions Love - Sakura meets Nozaki-kun's neighbor, who also so happens to be a beautiful female manga artist.

I'll Cast a Spell on You - Nozaki gets sick and is bed ridden, it is up to Sakura and Hori to help Nozaki make his deadline.

The Manga Artist's Brain Nozaki-hun - Sakura goes out on her first 'date' with Nozaki-kun ...or is it manga research?

The Prince (girl) of the School's Problems - Kashima the 'Prince' misunderstands Hori and thinks he wants to play a role of a girl and be 'her' princess.

Do You Have Enough Excitement? - Sakura gets stuck with Nozaki-kun in school in a 'rainy day' scenario scene.

What's Strengthened is Our Bond and Our Reins - Waka goes out on a date with Yuzuki. Hori wants Kashima to play a musical.

Let's Rice - The guys get spend the night together and having a boy's night about 'girl's talk', which female manga characters they prefer and are in Nozaki's manga.

If this Feeling Isn't Love, Then there is No Love the World - It's the last episode, will Sakura be able to finally confess her feelings to Nozaki-kun at the festival?

- Ricky Chiang


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