Tag Archive: shoujo

Manga Review – Sweet Rein

Sweet Rein Volume 1

Sweet Rein
よろしく・マスター (Yoroshiku Master)
TSUKUBA Sakura
Shoujo – Comedy, romance, supernatural
3 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

It’s almost Christmas, and Kurumi expects to spend the day alone. While walking home one day, she bumps into a guy. Suddenly a rein appears and binds them together. The overjoyed guy, Kaito, then introduces himself as a reindeer and reveals Kurumi is his Santa Claus!

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Manga Review – Beauty Pop

Beauty Pop Volume 1

Beauty Pop
ビューティーポップ
ARAI Kiyoko
Shoujo – Romance, comedy, slice-of-life
10 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

Although her father runs a salon, Kiri has no interest in being a beautician. Meanwhile, three guys at her school run a makeover club called the Scissors Project. Shogo, one who cuts hair, won’t stop until he becomes the best stylist in Japan! But there may be another person with Shogo’s skill nearby…

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Manga Review – The Legend of Chun Hyang

The Legend of Chun Hyang

The Legend of Chun Hyang
新・春香伝 (Shin Shunkaden)
CLAMP
Shoujo – Historical, action, fantasy, adventure
1 Volume (complete)
Tokyopop
Out-of-print

Summary:

A village is ruled by a cruel Yang Ban who raises taxes and terrorizes the people who live there. Chun Hyang, a strong, spunky girl, uses her strength to defend the townspeople. One day, she meets a stranger, but Chun Hyang has a bigger problem: the Yang Ban has his sights set on her mother, the town apothecary.

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Manga Review – So Cute It Hurts!!

So Cute It Hurts!! Volume 1

So Cute It Hurts!!
小林が可愛すぎてツライっ!! (Kobayashi ga Kawai Sugite Tsurai!!)
IKEYAMADA Go
Shoujo – Romance, comedy, gender bender
3 Volumes (ongoing)
Viz Media

Summary:

Mitsuru is failing history. Instead of studying (which would interfere with his dates), he decides to have his twin sister Meguro fill in for him! Meguro doesn’t want to, but she’s left with no choice when Mitsuru goes to school as her. But both twins may get more than they bargained for while impersonating each other…

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Manga Review – Peach Girl: Sae’s Story

Peach Girl: Sae's Story Volume 1

Peach Girl: Sae’s Story
裏ピーチガール (Ura Peach Girl)
UEDA Miwa
Shoujo – Comedy, drama, romance
3 Volumes (complete)
Tokyopop
Out-of-print

Summary:

Sae is ready to start her wonderful college life. There’s just one issue: she’s actually still in high school! But Sae isn’t going to let being held back a year stop her from going to campus and meeting guys. And now some annoying guy from her past and his dog has moved in next door to her…

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Manga Review – Peach Girl

Peach Girl Volume 1

Peach Girl
ピーチガール
UEDA Miwa
Shoujo – Romance, comedy, drama
18 Volumes (complete)
Tokyopop
Out-of-print

Summary:

Momo has a lot of problems. People think she’s a party girl, her “friend” Sae is a two-faced copycat, and her crush Toji doesn’t like dark-skinned girls. To hide her feelings, Momo covers by saying she likes popular boy Kiley. But Kiley is now saying they’ve kissed! Will Momo ever find peace and get the guy of her dreams?

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Manga Review – Let’s Dance a Waltz

Let's Dance a Waltz Volume 1

Let’s Dance a Waltz
ワルツのお時間 (Waltz no Ojikan)
ANDO Natsumi
Shoujo – Romance, sports, drama
3 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics USA

Summary:

Tango is one of the coolest kids at his middle school. However, he doesn’t want anyone to know his family runs a dance school. Meanwhile, shy, overweight Hime wants to change. Her first step: dance lessons! Will Tango’s image be ruined? Will Hime change? And why does Tango refuse to go back to the world of dancesport?

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Manga Review – Voice Over!: Seiyu Academy

Voice Over!: Seiyu Academy Volume 1

Voice Over!: Seiyu Academy
声優かっ! (Seiyuu Ka!)
MINAMI Maki
Shoujo – Romance, comedy, drama, gender bender
12 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

When she was young, Hime met a voice actor and now dreams of following in her idol’s footsteps. There’s only one thing standing in Hime’s way: her horrible voice acting! She’s managed to be accepting into a high school specializing in voice acting, but her classmates — including her idol’s son — all think she has no talent.

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Manga Review – He’s My Only Vampire

He's My Only Vampire Volume 1

He’s My Only Vampire
純血+彼氏 (Junketsu + Kareshi)
SHOUOTO Aya
Shoujo – Romance, supernatural, drama, action
3 Volumes (ongoing) of 10 Volumes (Japanese, complete)
Yen Press

Summary:

Kana was a track-and-field star, but after a certain incident, she’s had to give up her dream. One day, Kana spots someone who looks eerily like someone she knew, someone whom she thought was gone forever. Before their reunion can take place, Kana jumps in to save a girl and may now lose her own life…

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

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Manga Review – Heaven’s Will

Heaven's Will

Heaven’s Will
TAKAMIYA Satoru
Shoujo – Supernatural, drama, gender bender
1 Volume (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

Mikuzu can see spirits, and she’s constantly being chased by them. Now she has another problem: she’s gained a stalker. Desperate and afraid, Mikuzu asks for help at the rumored haunted house. The person inside agrees to help her, but much to Mikuzu’s surprise, it’s a boy dressed as a girl!

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