Tag Archive: shoujo

Manga Review – RG Veda

RG Veda Volume 1

RG Veda
聖伝 ‐RG VEDA‐ (Seiden -RG VEDA-)
CLAMP
Shoujo – Fantasy, adventure, action, war, tragedy, romance
10 Volumes (complete)
Tokyopop / Dark Horse

Summary:

Although the Ashura clan fought hard, Taishakuten and the Ashura queen overthrew the God-King and now cruelly reign over Tenkai. Meanwhile, Yasha is told of a prophecy about Six Stars who “will become the schism that splits the heavens”. Then he finds the abandoned child of Ashura, once thought dead…

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Manga Review – Tears of a Lamb

Tears of a Lamb Volume 1

Tears of a Lamb
ひつじの涙 (Hitsuji no Namida)
HIDAKA Banri
Shoujo – Romance, comedy, psychological, mystery
7 Volumes (complete)
CMX
Out of print

Summary:

Kyosuke moves into a new apartment, but his neighbor, a classmate named Kei, suddenly requests to be let into his apartment! Kyosuke just wants to be left alone and refuses to let this crazy girl get her way. But why does Kei want to come over? And why did Kyosuke move into there in the first place?

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Unlicensed Spotlight – Dr. Rin ni Kiitemite!

Dr. Rin ni Kiitemite! Volume 1

Dr. Rin ni Kiitemite!
Ask Dr. Rin!
Dr.リンにきいてみて!
ARAI Kiyoko
Shoujo – Magical girl, romance, action, drama, reverse harem
8 Volumes (complete)
Shogakukan (Ciao)

Summary:

Meirin believes she’s destined to be with her neighbor Asuka. In fact, she can do fortune-telling with feng shui and secretly runs the popular Dr. Rin feng shui website. But Asuka doesn’t believe in feng shui or fate! Then Dr. Rin gets emails from someone who knows her real identity, and he claims he’s Meirin’s fated one.

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Manga Review – Rasetsu

Rasetsu Volume 1

Rasetsu
Rasetsu’s Flower
らせつの花 (Rasetsu no Hana)
SHIOMI Chika
Shoujo – Romance, supernatural, drama, horror, comedy
9 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

In this sequel to Yurara, Yako, a man with the ability to create water barriers, goes to an agency specializing in exorcisms to ask for their help. He isn’t impressed by its workers, especially when their star member has the stench of an evil spirit on her. Furthermore, she looks eerily similar to someone from Yako’s past…

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Manga Review – Yurara

Yurara Volume 1

Yurara
Yurara’s Moon
ゆららの月 (Yurara no Tsuki)
SHIOMI Chika
Shoujo – Romance, supernatural, drama, comedy
5 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

Yurara’s schoolmates think she’s weird. In actuality, she can sense spirits, and Yurara is often affected by their emotions. When a spirit haunts her desk, she wonders what to do. It suddenly retreats, but why? Just then, two classmates suddenly enter the room: the flirtatious Mei and the sarcastic Yako.

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Manga Review – Kare First Love

Kare First Love Volume 1

Kare First Love
“He” is My First Love
「彼」 first love
MIYASAKA Kaho
Shoujo – Romance, drama, slice-of-life
10 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

Karin just wants to get along with her classmates, which is why she bites her tongue at her “friend” Yuka’s comments and demands. One day, she mistakes a good-looking guy for a pervert and is forced to go along on a mixer. The guy, Kiriya, finds Karin interesting, but Yuka has her eye on him.

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Anime Review – Uta no Prince-sama Maji LOVE Revolutions

Uta no Prince-sama Maji LOVE Revolutions

Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji LOVE Revolutions
Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Revolutions
うたの☆プリンスさまっ♪マジLOVEレボリューションズ
Shoujo – Romance, comedy, reverse harem, musical
13 Episodes (complete)
Crunchyroll

Summary:

While working as ST☆RISH’s composer, Shining Saotome gives Haruka a new job: write a song for QUARTET NIGHT to compete to be the opening act in an international sports event. ST☆RISH, however, can’t help but be envious of their senpai…

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EXPIRED Deal Alert – Get Up to 46% Off Shoujo Titles from Viz Media

In honor of Shojo Beat’s 10th Anniversary, Shojo Beat and Right Stuf have teamed up for a special sale. From now until July 9th, everyone gets 40% off Viz Media’s shoujo titles with coupon code AX-SHOJO. This includes the Shojo Beat line as well as Viz Media’s older (pre-Shojo Beat) titles. If you’re a Got Anime member, you’ll get titles for 46% off MSRP. As usual, US customers get free shipping on $49+. The complete list of what’s on sale is available here.

This is a great sale, as generally studio sales with Got Anime is about 40% off. So right now, everyone gets the Got Anime price, and Got Anime members get an even better deal than usual. For many volumes, this sale is cheaper than getting a secondhand copy, and plus you are supporting the creators and publishers directly! This is a great way to get caught up or add to your collection. Titles all the way up to November are available to preorder!

What are you picking up? If you need some ideas, click on the Viz Media tag and read some of my shoujo reviews.

Manga Review – Prétear – The New Legend of Snow White

Prétear – The New Legend of Snow White
新白雪姫伝説プリーティア (Shin Shirayuki-hime Densetsu Prétear)
NARUSE Kaori (manga), SATOU Junichi (creator)
Shoujo – Magical girl, romance, action, reverse harem
4 Volumes (complete)
ADV Manga

Summary:

Himeno’s father has just remarried a wealthy woman. But Himeno just can’t get used to life as a rich princess. One day, after meeting a little boy, a group of men introduce themselves as the Leafe Knights and claim Himeno is the Prétear, the one who can revive the source of life (leafe) stolen by the Princess of Disaster.

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Manga Review – Say I Love You.

Say I Love You. Volume 1

Say I Love You.
好きっていいなよ。(Suki tte Ii na yo.)
HAZUKI Kanae
Shoujo – Romance, drama, slice-of-life, smut
7 Volumes (ongoing)
Kodansha USA

Summary:

Mei is a loner. She doesn’t have friends, and she doesn’t want friends. After she mistakenly kicks the most popular boy in school, Yamato, he wants to be her friend. But Mei insists she wants nothing to do with him…

Note: this review has been updated and can be found here.

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