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Monster Collection - Majuutsukai no Shoujo  
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From CMX:
Kasche may have a talent for controlling beasts, but she's got a lot to learn about self-control before she can become a full-fledged summoner. When disaster strikes, her principal chooses her to avert it.
Joined by an unusual crew of allies both human and not, Kasche must recapture the relic from an evil summoner before she can use it to unlock the ancient Encyclopedia Verum and call up the most powerful monsters ever seen!


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Monster Collection

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Latest Release(s)
v.3 c.Perfect Edition by Anime Waves (4671d ago)
v.6 c.33 by Anime Waves (4678d ago)
v.6 c.32 by Anime Waves (4737d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
6 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (139 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.66 / 10.0
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February 23rd 2016, 3:59am PST



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CMX (6 Volumes - Complete)

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Not really like Slayers   
Rating: N/A
by 04801
February 23rd, 2014, 1:17am
besides the obvious sword/sorcery this slightly parodies the RPG style. Slayers, however, parodies this, like a double parody. And this still has some serious drama where in Slayers, not so much. Oh, and if this had romance, it would be much worse. Don't ruin a female fighter like that. Don't even know why you'd read when there's no romance tag anyway; should know what to expect.

... Last updated on February 23rd, 2014, 1:26pm
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Quite good   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Trejon
June 5th, 2011, 8:25pm
For some reason this remembers me of Slayers, the art its quite good and the story its also good, the jokes are sometimes unncesesary XD, the only thing that this manga lacks its romance... if this manga had romance it would be so much better... -_-
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Rating: N/A
by Ronix
July 22nd, 2009, 1:09pm
Dont be fooled by how average and generic the summary of the manga makes it sound. At first, Monster Collection may seem like standard action fantasy manga with a dash of ecchiness and comedy. However, as we progress through the narrative, each of these elements is combined in a very skillful way by the authors (Itoh and Yasuda) in order to create a very entertaining and enchanting tale.

Story wise, dont expect a deep and involving storyline in this manga. Its quite a straight, point A to point B ride and serves mainly as a framework for the character interactions. The narrative flows fast and easy to serve the action.

Its the characters and the way they deal with each other that bring this manga truly to life. Unique design and interesting personalities clash and collaborate to create comedy, flashy violence and impressive summons. Almost every character (save for the main villains) has an unusual twist to him/her and at some point the main heroine exclaims - if anyone were to read a story about us, they would assume WE are the BAD guys smile

The quality of the comedy bits is very high and consistent throughout. The humour feels natural and not forced and there were several laugh-out-loud moments scattered throughout each volume.

In the initial volumes, the art is good but has that "seen-it-all-before" feel. However, around volume 3 it really takes a turn for the better and really impresses with detailed and beautiful drawings of various monsters and creatures.

Overall, this manga was a fast-paced and immensely enjoyable ride. It does not offer anything deep and truly profound. However, it is not meant to be. Its a quick and easy read that you can go for when you want to take a rest for all the serious manga.

Rating - 8/10
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Not bad.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by drunkguy
September 5th, 2008, 7:21pm
In this case the story/art were better than the covers. Decent for a light read. Fairly bloody but no more than other action titles like Bleach or One Piece. The reptilian characters were definitely the most interesting in the read and, by themselves, make the series worth a peek if you are just waiting for other stories. The villains were a bit lackluster though.
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Good Read!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kiumi
September 25th, 2007, 1:36am
This series starts off at a fast pace, but it is expected since it ends at 6 volumes. Though it is short and I feel it leaves me hanging at the end I'd recommend anyone to try it. The drawings are beautifully executed. A lot of details and great characters. I've been hoping that the mangaka would write a prequel or a sequel^^
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by paradoX
August 26th, 2007, 8:48am
this is to be read for fun. because it is fun. pure entertainment. absolutely loved the 7 lizard squad.. the way I see it, every single introduced character entertains. really good. smile
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Became a favorite, reading it again...   
Rating: N/A
by ChaperonNoir
April 15th, 2007, 2:58pm
Sometimes, i felt it was a bit similar to Houshin Engi for the quality of the characters (exceptional), except that the story's really well done (6 volumes, but well made). I really recommend reading this.

You will enter a fantasy world that will make you dream for a good while =)
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Get this and read it   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by BiNumber3
August 29th, 2006, 4:31pm
Among my favorites, it's a really quick read at 6 volumes, but the characters are fun, and the story is well done.
The only qualm i have with it is that a lot of characters are introduced, especially at the end, which i thought could mean prequels or sequels, but havent found any.
For comparison's sake, id say this is most similar to Slayers, but better imo
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