Manga Monday – On or Off Vols. 1 & 2 / March Manga Haul

It has been forever since I’ve done a Manga Monday post… mostly because I haven’t been reading any manga for a while. I stumbled upon used copies of a BL manga on Pango and couldn’t resist ordering the first two volumes. (Side note: Pango has become a damn addiction… I’ve ordered so much stuff, and I cannot seem to stop. Please send help before I’m buried alive under all the book mail.) My wife has been trying to get me to read BL manga forever, and now I see why. I devoured the two volumes in one day and immediately went in search of others. Let’s just say I now have enough to last a while, which you’ll see down below. lol. First things first, though, here’s what I thought of the first two volumes of On or Off by A1.

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Manga Monday – The Way of the House Husband Vol. 5

Goodreads Synopsis

Tatsu is ambushed by a yakuza with a beef, and there’s only one way to settle things—an epic rap battle! But this throwdown is only a warm-up for the buffet battle yet to come, because when you’re the Immortal Dragon, you don’t choose the househusband life, it chooses you!It’s a day in the life of your average househusband—if your average househusband is the legendary yakuza “the Immortal Dragon”!

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Manga Monday – The Way of the House Husband Vol. 2

Goodreads Synopsis

A former yakuza legend leaves it all behind to become your everyday househusband. But it’s not easy to walk away from the gangster life, and what should be mundane household tasks are anything but!

The legendary yakuza “the Immortal Dragon” has washed his hands of the gangster life for something far more dangerous—becoming a househusband! Cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping, cooking… These days he’s doing everything he can to succeed as man of the house, if it doesn’t kill him first! The cozy yakuza comedy continues!

My Thoughts

I really enjoyed this volume. I thought it was funnier than the first and laughed out loud many times as I read through it. He experienced so many things in this volume that I related to. He acquired too much stuff because of his hobbies (LEGO and books for me 😊), joined a workout class to try to stay in shape, tackled the tough job of getting stains out of clothes, and had an impromptu visit from the in-laws. Although, he’s much better than I am because he actually agreed to sell some of his stuff. He also experienced many adventures related to his past on the streets, which led to some pretty funny misunderstandings with the cops and a cook off with a formal gang rival. I absolutely adored the short story at the end about the cat, who goes to poop in someone else’s yard but gets caught. Overall, this was a volume that shouldn’t be missed due to the hilarious hijinks. So, I rate the book 5 out of 5 stars.