Tag Archive: shoujo

Manga Review – Wild Act [Redux]

Wild Act Volume 1

Wild Act
TAKADA Rie
Shoujo – Adventure, comedy, romance, mystery, smut
10 Volumes (complete)
Tokyopop

Summary:

Superfan Yuniko loves to collect the possessions of a deceased actor — all with a five finger discount! Her next target is a statue owned by Ryu, a young actor being compared to her favorite idol. During her mission, her cover is blown, but Ryu encourages Yuniko to try again?!

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Manga Review – Wake Up, Sleeping Beauty

Wake Up, Sleeping Beauty Volume 1

Wake Up, Sleeping Beauty
おはよう、いばら姫 (Ohayou, Ibara-hime)
MORINO Megumi
Shoujo – Comedy, drama, romance, psychological, supernatural
6 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Money-loving Tetsu works as a housekeeper, but he’s caught sleeping on the job by his client’s daughter! Shizu agrees to keep that a secret if he visits her. Tetsu can’t help wondering why the mysterious Shizu can’t leave home, nor can he keep his feelings for her from growing stronger.

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Manga Review – Kenka Bancho Otome: Love’s Battle Royale

Kenka Bancho Otome: Love's Battle Royale Volume 1

Kenka Bancho Otome: Love’s Battle Royale
喧嘩番長 乙女~恋のバトルロワイヤル~ (Kenka Bancho Otome ~Koi no Battle Royale~)
Shoujo – Comedy, gender bender, reverse harem, romance
SHIMADA Chie (story & art), Spike Chunsoft (original story)
2 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

Hinako has one goal for high school: make friends. But on her way to school on the first day of classes, she bumps into a guy — and he says he’s so injured, he can’t go to school! The boy, Hikaru, looks a lot like Hinako, so he convinces her to take his place at his all boy’s school. However, Hinako’s about to find out that Hikaru’s school is no ordinary learning institution: it’s an academy for delinquents, where fights break out every day!

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Manga Review – MARS [Redux]

Mars Volume 1 (Kodansha Comics digital)

MARS
マース
SOURYO Fuyumi
Shoujo – Drama, psychological, romance, slice-of-life
15 Volumes (complete)
Tokyopop / Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Kira, a quiet girl with a love for art, is taken aback when the most popular guy in school suddenly asks for directions. Kira knows of Rei’s unsavory behaviors, but she sketches a quick map and dashes off without saying a word. Although she expects that will be the end of any interaction between the two of them, when Rei compliments her drawing, the two form a rather unusual friendship — and maybe something more.

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Manga Review – Chocolate Cosmos

Chocolate Cosmos Volume 1

Chocolate Cosmos
チョコレートコスモス
HARUTA Nana
Shoujo – Comedy, drama, romance
4 Volumes (complete)
VIZ Media

Summary:

Sayuki loves romance and nail art, but her sharp gaze and blunt demeanor scare off others. Her luck finally appears to change thanks to an encounter at the beach, but he doesn’t give his name. Saiyuki thinks her mystery guy is from her school and swears to find him. But she’s in for a shock!

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Manga Review – Missions of Love

Missions of Love Volume 1

Missions of Love
わたしに××しなさい! (Watashi ni XX Shinasai!)
TOYAMA Ema
Shoujo – Drama, romance
19 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics

Summary:

Yukina’s sharp eyes scare most people, so her cousin is her only friend. But at least she has the online stories she writes! The one thing she can’t write about is love since she has no experience. When Yukina discovers her classmate’s secret, she blackmails him into playing her boyfriend!

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Manga Review – Anonymous Noise

Anonymous Noise Volume 1

Anonymous Noise
覆面系ノイズ (Fukumenkei Noise)
FUKUYAMA Ryoko
Shoujo – Drama, romance
18 Volumes (complete)
VIZ Media

Summary:

Nino is devastated when her neighbor, Momo, moves away, but he says her voice can one day reunite them. Not long after, she meets Yuzu, a boy who likes to compose. Singing his songs gives Nino a sense of peace and happiness, but Yuzu disappears as well! Years pass, but music causes paths to cross again…

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Manga Review – A Polar Bear in Love

A Polar Bear in Love Volume 1

A Polar Bear in Love
恋するシロクマ (Koisuru Shirokuma)
Koromo
Shoujo – Boys’ love, comedy, gag, romance
4 Volumes (ongoing)
Yen Press
Review copy/copies

Summary:

For Polar Bear, it was love at first sight! For Seal, it was fear at first sight! What kind of connection will form between these two when one wants to be a doting partner and the other just doesn’t want to be eaten?

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Manga Review – W Juliet

W Juliet Volume 1

W Juliet
Wジュリエット
Emura
Shoujo – Comedy, drama, gender bender, romance, supernatural
14 Volumes (complete)
VIZ Media

Summary:

Handsome and strong Ito is perfect for the role of Romeo… but she’s a girl! But Ito is happy to form a friendship with Makoto, the beautiful transfer student. However, Ito is shocked to discover Makoto is really a guy… and “she” is playing Juliet?! All the world’s a stage, but with a jealous schoolmate and a strict father, what will happen to the performance?

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Unlicensed Spotlight – Kamisama Gakuen at Armeria

Kamisama Gakuen at Armeria Volume 1

Kamisama Gakuen at Armeria
The God Academy at Armeria

Armeria: The School with Gods
神サマ学園@あるめりあ
KAKIZAKI Muku
Shoujo – Action, comedy, fantasy, magical girl, romance
12 Volumes (complete)
Tosuisha (Ichiraci)

Summary:

Three years ago, a god revealed themselves to the populace with a declaration: turn evil gods back into their holy selves. To do so, 30 teens were chosen to by gaining the ability to house and fuse with gods. But Rikka, one of these 30, doesn’t have a god! But as she witnesses a battle against a pair of evil gods, she sees the rumored savior who can also defeat gods. But who is he, and why can he carry a god while Rikka can’t?

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