Tag Archive: shoujo

Manga Review – Gakuen Prince [Redux]

Gakuen Prince Volume 1

Gakuen Prince
学园王子 (Gakuen Ouji)
YUZUKI Jun
Shoujo – Comedy, drama, mature, romance, reverse harem
12 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

At one elite high school, girls don’t just dominate the guys in numbers; they dominate them — literally. Desperate to escape the crazed female populace, transfer student Azusa bumps into Rise, an unsophisticated girl who has no interest in fighting over any other guy. Azusa thinks he has found the perfect fake girlfriend, but Rise just wants to not stand out in any way. Will either of them find peace here, or will they keep attracting unwanted attention? (more…)

Manga Review – Tangled

Tangled Manga

Tangled
Disney塔の上のラプンツェル (Disney Tou no Ue no Rapunzel)
KANAKI Shiori
Shoujo – Fantasy, romance
1 Volume (complete)
TOKYOPOP

Summary:

Rapunzel loves the strange stars she sees every year on her birthday. But due to the healing magic in her hair, her mother forbids her from going outside. So when a thief sneaks in, Rapunzel sees this as an opportunity to sneak out and fulfill her dream! But this adventure will turn out to be bigger than either of them realize.

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Manga Review – Love in Focus

Love in Focus Volume 1

Love in Focus
蓮住荘のさんかく (Renzu-Sou no Sankaku)
NOGIRI Yoko
Shoujo – Drama, romance, slice-of-life
3 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Mako loves photography, and she decides to attend her friend Kei’s high school and boarding house because of the school’s club. On her way to her new home, Mako accidentally takes a picture of a guy, and he turns out to be another resident! But unlike most of the other boarders, Mitsuru seems to dislike pictures…

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Manga Review – Beauty Bunny

Beauty Bunny Volume 1

Beauty Bunny
ビューティー♥バニィ
YOSHINO Mari
Shoujo – Comedy, gender bender, romance
8 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Just when things are going well at her new school, one of Kohane’s classmates calls her ugly! Iori has pro-level makeup skills while Kohane has no interest in beauty treatments. But when Kohane’s in a jam, Iori helps Kohane at the request of his sister. However, the cost for the makeover may be higher than she expected…

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Manga Review – Behind the Scenes!!

Behind the Scenes!! Volume 1

Behind the Scenes!!
ウラカタ!! (Urakata!!)
HATORI Bisco
Shoujo – Comedy
7 Volumes (complete)
VIZ Media

Summary:

College student and pessimist Ranmaru is scared out of his wits when he runs into zombies attacking. In actuality, he wandered into a college club’s movie shoot. Ranmaru is ordered to help with the set after passing out, but can the no-good Ranmaru really be of assistance?

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Manga Review – Beware the Kamiki Brothers!

Beware the Kamiki Brothers! Volume 1

Beware the Kamiki Brothers!
神木兄弟おことわり (Kamiki Kyoudai Okotowari)
ONDA Yuji
Shoujo – Comedy, romance
6 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

After failing a test badly, Iroha definitely didn’t want the most famous guy in school announcing it to the whole class! But while Iroha intended to keep her bad grade a secret, her mom has been keeping one of her own: her fiancé’s sons aren’t 6 and 4 — they’re 16 and 14! And the older is very familiar to Iroha…

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Manga Review – A Kiss, For Real

A Kiss, For Real Volume 1

A Kiss, For Real
セキララにキス (Sekirara ni Kiss)
AKUTA Fumie
Shoujo – Romance
9 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

In order to avoid being hated, Chitose acts like a cheerful and agreeable girl. So when a guy saves her from a voyeur, she expects her flattery to work as she thanks him. But as she tours his art school, he sees right through her! Are Chitose’s peaceful days in jeopardy, or is her true self about to shine through?

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Manga Review – My Boy in Blue

My Boy in Blue Volume 1

My Boy in Blue
PとJK (P to JK)
MIYOSHI Maki
Shoujo – Comedy, drama, romance
16 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics
Review copy/copies

Summary:

Sixteen-year-old Kako is pushed into a group date and has to pretend she’s in college. While she feels awkward there, Kako is happily surprised when one man, Kota, is interested in her. But his attitude completely changes when she blurts out her real age, as he’s a police officer! Is this the end for Kako’s love?

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Manga Review – Black Panther and Sweet 16

Black Panther and Sweet 16 Volume 1

Black Panther and Sweet 16
黒豹と16歳 (Kurohyou to 16-sai)
TORIUMI Pedoro
Shoujo – Comedy, drama, mature, reverse harem, romance, smut
11 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

While exploring her new neighborhood, Taiga finds an old house — and a body inside! However, the guy is very much alive… and hungry. Taiga reluctantly gives him a drink, and he pays her back by passionately kissing her! Not the type of romance she was dreaming of — and definitely not when he offers to be her pet!

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Manga Review – Prince Freya

Prince Freya Volume 1

Prince Freya
偽りのフレイヤ (Itsuwari no Freya)
ISHIHARA Keiko
Shoujo – Action, drama, fantasy, gender bender, historical, war
4 Volumes (ongoing)
VIZ Media

Summary:

Crybaby Freya is delighted to see her dear friends Aaron and Aleksi drop by their village for a visit. But once they leave,  she overhears the prince is on his deathbed and Tyr is in danger. So Freya sneaks to the capital to warn them. There, she sees an eerily similar face with a request…

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