Tag Archive: shoujo

Manga Review – Captive Hearts of Oz

Captive Hearts of Oz Volume 1

Captive Hearts of Oz
MARUYA Ryo (story), FUJIMARU Mamenosuke (art)
Shoujo – Adventure, drama, fantasy, reverse harem, romance
4 Volumes (complete)
Seven Seas

Summary:

Dorothy is an orphan, but she’s happily living with her aunt, uncle, and little dog Toto. But when a tornado tears through their farm, Dorothy finds herself in a strange land. Told to go see the Wizard of Oz in order to return home, Dorothy can’t help but have a nagging feeling there’s something oddly familiar about all this…

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Manga Review – Shuriken and Pleats

Shuriken and Pleats 1

Shuriken and Pleats
手裏剣とプリーツ (Shuriken to Pleats)
HINO Matsuri
Shoujo – Action, drama, mystery
2 Volumes (complete)
VIZ Media

Summary:

Dedicated wholeheartedly to her mission, ninja Mikage spends her days protecting her beloved master. But while ninja are trained to suppress their emotions and desires, Mikage is torn when her master asks her to quit and instead live life as a normal schoolgirl. But even when the opportunity presents itself, is it possible to leave the path of the shinobi?

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Manga Review – Shugo Chara Chan!

Shugo Chara Chan! Volume 1

Shugo Chara Chan!
しゅごキャラちゃん!
MIZUSHIMA Naphthalene et al (story/art), Peach-Pit (original story)
Shoujo – 4-koma, comedy, fantasy, magical girl
4 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Amu’s Guardian Characters may be small, but their personalities are not! With each of the eggs having such different interests — not to mention the search for the Embryo –, every day is a big adventure!

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Manga Review – Shugo Chara!

Shugo Chara!
しゅごキャラ!
Peach-Pit
Shoujo – Comedy, fantasy, magical girl, romance
12 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Everyone sees Amu as a cool, confident young girl with a bit of a rebel streak. In truth, Amu is shy, easily flustered, and wants to be more feminine. After wishing to be more like her true self, Amu discovers three eggs have appeared out of nowhere. Before she knows it, she’s boldly confessing to her crush in front of the entire school. What is going on?!

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Manga Review – The Young Master’s Revenge

The Young Master's Revenge Volume 1

The Young Master’s Revenge
君のコトなど絶対に (Kimi no Koto nado Zettai ni)
TANAKA Meca
Shoujo – Comedy, romance
4 Volumes (complete)
VIZ Media

Summary:

After 10 years, Leo is returning to Japan as a wealthy, well-respected heir. His first order of business? Get revenge on Tenma, the rich girl who bossed him around and humiliated him. He’s has got the perfect scheme: make Tenma fall in love with him and then reject her. And now that Tenma’s family is broke, it should be even easier for Leo to woo Tenma’s heart. But even the best-laid plans can go awry, especially when love is involved!

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Manga Review – Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary Volume 1

Bloody Mary
ブラッディ+メアリー
SAMAMIYA Akaza
Shoujo – Drama, mystery, supernatural
10 Volumes (complete)
VIZ Media

Summary:

Ichiro has spent his days being mobbed by vampires. But this latest vampire doesn’t want his blood; he wants Ichiro to kill him! But he’s not about to grant any vampire’s wish, even one who displays some very un-vampire-like traits. Just who is this red-headed vampire? And what secrets are being kept from Ichiro about his family’s bloodline?

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Unlicensed Spotlight – Ogawa to Yukai na Saitou-tachi

Ogawa to Yukai na Saitou-tachi

Ogawa to Yukai na Saitou-tachi
Ogawa and the Delightful Saitous
Ogawa and Team Saitou
小川とゆかいな斎藤たち
Sakyou
Shoujo – Comedy, reverse harem
9 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha (Nakayoshi)

Summary:

Rio’s only special talent seems to be getting bossed around by all her classmates. One day, a classmate orders her to kick the three scariest students in school. Ogawa tries to run away, but she ends up accidentally attacking all three! She fears they’ll want revenge, but instead, she’s drafted into a friendship circle with these three friendless boys.

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Manga Review – Moon & Blood

Moon & Blood Volume 1

Moon & Blood
YAZAWA Nao
Shoujo – Romance, supernatural
4 Volumes (complete)
Digital Manga Publishing

Summary:

It was supposed to be just another day for Sayaka — until she woke up and found a stranger in her house! Kai turns out to be the son of her father’s friend, and he is going to live with her family for a while. Kai is smart and athletic, but he isn’t too interested in socializing. But Kai’s secrets may be more than what Sayaka could ever imagine…

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Manga Review – Say I Love You. [Redux]

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, mature
18 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha USA

Summary:

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

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Manga Review – Takane & Hana

Takane & Hana Volume 1

Takane & Hana
高嶺と花 (Takane to Hana)
SHIWASU Yuki
Shoujo – Comedy, romance
5 Volumes (ongoing)
VIZ Media

Summary:

When her older sister refuses to go to an arranged marriage meeting, 16-year-old commoner Hana is forced to stand in and meet rich heir Takane. His attitude makes Hana storm out in anger, but to her surprise, Takane seems to take an interest in her! Hana finds herself enjoying spending time with him, but what will happen when he learns the truth?

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