Monthly Archives: January 2012

Natsume Yuujinchou


this has to be in my top favorite shoujo mangas ever. it’s sad, funny, and there’s an anime!

the story follows the book of friends that is a collection of numerous youkai‘s signatures and gives the owner of the book the power to control all those youkai. then natsume, who can see youkai, inherits the book from his grandmother who was notorious for defeating youkai back in her day. when he was younger his parents died and forced him to be moved from relative to relative and each of them ended up not liking him because he could see youkai. after moving with the fujiwaras who are kind and let him live with them, he starts to meet youkai and gets to know them more

it’s a touching story and the art in the manga is a little bit messy but i just love this so definitely check it out


Keishichou Tokuhanka 007


sorry for not posting in so long but it’s just been hectic…

anyways, this is an amusing josei manga with a strong female character, a bit of supernatural power mixed in, and of course romance

fuyuki is a 17-year-old bishoujo who has esp abilities. when she gets transferred to the “special crime department 007” she gets paired up with the mysterious bishounen detective named kuze. together they start solving cases and it just shows their crazy personalities.

this is a very fun story and you’ll fall in love with all the characters. the art on the cover might seem a little hard to deal with but the art in the actual manga is pretty good so just try it


Happy Asian New Year!


i’ve had my hands full with leaning, cooking, going to the temple, and studying for finals for the last few days and so the day is finally here!

since it’s a special holiday, here are a few mangas/animes that have a few asian new year scenes or episodes:

-fruits basket episode 9

-Shugo Chara Doki! episode 64

sorry, i could only remember two. expect lots of updates throughout the week because i’ll probably get distracted while studying for finals 😉


Sengoku Strays


man, i love historical-shoujo mangas. and here’s agood one that has a totally badass heroine who beats up guys using either a wooden sword or even a hoe.

the story is about kasane who is your average high school girl but she’s also really good at kendo. one day when she saves her brother from getting run over by a truck, she grabs on to a sword and gets transported back to the warring states era. after a few things happen and she saves a group of prisoners from a castle using her skills, she gets caught up with Oda Nobunaga‘s rise to power. (for those of you who have no idea what i’m talking about, nobunaga basically started the unification of japan in the 1500s and was a military guy so he conquered a lot of japan). then everything gets pretty entertaining when she gets pulled into all the fights and gets involved with revolts.

the art is really good, you’ll love kasane, and the story is amazing so definitely check this out


TISTA


this is for the people who like action, gore, and shounen stories.

it’s about this girl named Tista Lone who by day is just a plain looking girl with good grades and not that many friends. But in actuality she’s Sister Militia, a notorious assassin with special eyes that can see a target whether it’s moving or not and kill with a single bullet. (how cool is that?) she’s an assassin working for the church to kill criminals and it just shows her day to day life a bit.

warning: very sad. i don’t want to spoil the story but it’s sad. the art is more graphic novel art than regular manga art.

i totally recommend this for those who want a good action read


Ibara no Okite


this is a really sweet and sad shoujo because it’s so sweet and i cried at some moments but i loved it

it’s about this really unfair world where social status is what dominates your life. then there’s “the demon king’s” castle where the master of the castle is an orphan and took over when he was young so now all the butlers have control. there’s also a rule that whenever the master walks by, all the servants have to face the wall and never look into his eyes or at his face. (geez, prejudiced much?) priscilla is a maid at the castle and on her day off, she meets the master of the castle himself but actually he turns out to be just a regular guy. then the trouble starts

the art is gorgeous and the story is really good. plus, it’s kinda short if you just want a quick read so definitely check this out

Yukimura Yuni also wrote this adorable oneshot that i absolutely love. it’s about a witch and how she’s not as bad as witches are supposed to be. then she takes on a job to wake up the prince. it’s really cute so read this too


Jormungand


for all those who like intense fighting and a strong female character who is funny and a bit insane, you’ll like this.

it’s about an underground arms dealer and her group of accomplices who are all colorful characters. then a new member joins her group and he’s just a little kid and hates guns. the story follows their dealings around the world and it’s a good read.

the art is good, the characters are awesome, and the fighting scenes are amazing so read this!