Monthly Archives: February 2012

Sayonara Football


if you haven’t noticed from all my other posts, i love mangas that have a strong female character. this manga is no exception

it’s about this girl named Onda Nozomi who is amazing at soccer (football) and she can keep up with the male players at her school’s soccer team but soccer is a very physical sport and since she’s a girl, things are tough. but she’s determined to play in an official match and uses all her tactics to try to get the coach to agree.

if i make the manga sound like she does something illegal, she doesn’t. it’s nice to see a girl try to be equal to guys so definitely read try this


Guruguru Meguru


this is a hilarious shoujo that’s, I’ll admit it, a little weird

it’s about a pure and innocent girl named Meguru who went to school at an all girls school but now is starting her high school life at a co-ed school. Her parents have been overseas for the last eight years so her older brother practically raised her and developed a sister complex. Then Meguru meets her classmate named Yuuma who immediately falls in love with her and it just follows her crazy life as her brother and Yuuma try to win her over.

it’s funny, the art is gorgeous , and you’ll love it

some other works by HATTA Ayuko are also great so definitely read them too:

Boku No Sekai Kimi No Real

Ookami Shoujo To Kuro Ouji which is about this girl who always lies to her friends that she has a great boyfriend then claims that a guy she met off the street was her boyfriend. turns out he’s her classmate and despite his looks is actually kinda mean so they’re forced to act like a couple. (you can imagine the rest)

Warui Ko no Mikata


Antimagia


here’s a great shounen with magic, a lot of gore, and fighting but it’s good

the story is about a country that was taken over by this huge ass called Demonas and he made the entire country suck then tried to forcibly marry the princess. the prince of the country supposedly died a few years before but at their wedding, he comes and summons this huge creature which kills Demonas. There have only been three chapters out so i’m pretty sure it’s about how Lucas, the prince, gets back his power and kills bandits around the country.

the art is great, lots of action, and some of the guys are really hot (see the end of chapter 3 😉 )


Fetish Berry (Happy Valentines Day!)


this is a hilarious shoujo and very romantic (ish)

it’s about a girl named hiyori who is obsessed with guy hands, hair, voices, etc. to the point that she has to wear a mask and sunglasses to school in order to restrain herself. then she meets narita, the perfect guy that has all the great qualities that she loves. when he finds out about her secret, her entire high school life gets turned upside down

very funny, the art is adorable, and hiyori has hilarious reactions so read this! it’s a very promising manga

Fetish Berry

personally, i love Aki Arata so here’s some of the other mangas you should read too:

Houou Gakuen Misoragumi which is about this girl who hates guys so she acts like a guy. In order to make her girlier, her parents send her to an all boys school. crazy, funny, and sometimes kinda weird but you’ll like it

Houou Gakuen Misoragumi

Sousoukyoku Nightmare which is about this store named Aries where a child incarnation of Baku, a dream dweller, is and  he basically gives you human experiences and he feeds on your nightmares. it’s a good read.


Blood Parade


this a good shoujo/shounen manga with vampires and something i’d like to consider romance

it’s about this guy named Gile whose family was killed by the original pureblood vampire and tried to become one of the twelve apostles, and orginaization who protects the world from vampires, and kill that original pureblood. one day he gets partnered up with a girl named luna who is mysterious and has a witty attitude. as they work together and get to know each other better, it seems there’s more to luna than he had first thought. (that’s as far as i’m willing to say without spoiling the story)

the art is absolutely gorgeous, luna is a really cute character, and you’ll love the story


Xue Lian


usually i can’t find any good chinese mangas (manhwa, whatever you call it) but is a good shoujo

it’s another great demon and human love story thing. but don’t just not read it and pass it off as a bad version of hana to akuma! it’s pretty good in it’s good way. this demon named nian picked up a human baby he found in the forest and after fifteen years he falls in love with her. then some other things happen and at first i liked him but then i didn’t. ok, i’ll stop there before i spoil the story 

anyways, it has great art, nice romantic plot so check this out


Pureblood Boyfriend


Another great shoujo but it’s also got a nice vampire twist.

it’s about this girl Kana who came to her famous school on a sports scholarship but got injured. one day she saves girl from getting run over in the street and gets hurt herself. then her childhood friend appears, bites her throat and turns her into his servant. turns out he’s a vampire (and very hot 😉 ) and he’s participating in a game that is he can find and collect all the other stigmas (these weird tattoo things) in the world, he’ll become the ultimate being.

there’s a lot of romance, kind of weird lines here and there, but the art is absolutely gorgeous and all the guys are really hot so anyone who wants a really good shoujo, read this


Red Raven


for all you shounen and action lovers out there but there’s also a little bit of romance for the shoujo lovers out there, here is a really great manga with a lot of fighting and really cute characters

the story is about this society that is really corrupt, there’s mafia everywhere and the government is really weak. but there’s an organization that’s merciless and famous for their agents who kill without hesitation, the Last Enforcement Organization (aka Red Raven). then there’s the daughter of a mafia boss but she wants to turn her group into a good group and she meets this weird guy (hey, i thought he was cute 😉 ) and after a few things happen he turns out to be a Red Raven agent.

lots of action and what i really want to call romance but definitely give this a try


Yui


she has one of my favorite voices ever; it’s clear, high, and absolutely amazing. and her songs are in a lot of good animes/live action movies

here’s a list:

Rolling Star and Life (from Bleach)

Again (opening of Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood)

You and Hello (Paradise Kiss the movie insert songs)


Love So Life


to all those people who love a good shoujo that’s really warm and cute, this is for you

it’s about a high school girl named shiharu and lives in an orphanage. since she grew up in that orphanage and learned to take care of other kids at a young age, the famous news reporter matsunaga asks her to help baby sit the twin babies his brother left behind before running away. then the story gets really cute when they start treating her like family and shiharu starts falling for him (it’s been 33 chapters and nothing has really happened yet. noo!!)

if you love an adorable shoujo with really really really cute babies, read this! it’s one of my top five favorites


Samurai Drive


to all those who love a good manga about modern kendo and samurai, you’ll like this.

in this society, people who are direct descendants of samurai can openly carry around swords and in a city, there’s a swordsman called Shiroyasha who is defeating strong swordsmen so strong swordsmen come to city to hunt down shiroyasha (they weren’t really clear about the whole shiroyasha part in the manga but it’s just implied that). then there’s Ibuki, a descendant of a samurai but has a very strong sense of justice. when he sees the mysterious transfer student, kokonoe, fight one day he realizes kokonoe is shiroyasha and starts to get to know him better. after figuring out that they are both fans (maybe not fans but if i said they were believers it would sound like a cult) of a kendo instructor who was slandered two years before, they team up and try to discover the truth.

the manga really has a lot of potential so if you like action and kendo, read this


Anata ni Hana o Sasagemashou


this is a really cute josei with a bit of a supernatural twist.

the story is about seri who is part of a rich family with no social status and Yuzuki who is part of a family who isn’t that rich but has a good social status. so their parents make them marry each other and it turns out that sons of the Yuzuki’s family always die young from a curse. seri has been fighting the engagement for 12 years but then she starts to fall in love with him.

it gets cute and the guys are pretty hot so i definitely recommend this if you want a romantic read

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