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Hatsukoi no Itazura


this is an amazingly cute shoujo by Ichikawa Shou which means that it’s incredible 😉

it’s about a girl who can’t forget a promise she made with her first love that they would meet on a hill on her 16th birthday. When the day comes, there is a boy there waiting for her but he seems a little bit different from what she remembers

this is a gorgeous shoujo that people should definitely read!!!


Kyoto Animation’s SWIMMING ANIME


well if you haven’t heard about this yet, i am so happy to be telling you. this new anime (if enough votes are gathered) will be a huge step for women in anime!!! this will be filled with hot guys and swimming and anyone who likes bishounen swimmers should sign the change.org to make it into a real anime!

the link to the actual CM is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aT_I8-E_Bo

it only needs 7,324 more signatures as of whenever i post this and i was considering creating 7,000 change.org accounts so please vote for this!!!!

this is the link for the change.org petition https://www.change.org/petitions/animation-do-and-kyoto-animation-make-swimming-anime-cm-into-an-actual-series

i’m counting on you bishounen lovers!!!!

Animation DO and Kyoto Animation.: Make "Swimming Anime" CM into an actual series.


Renai Demo Classic


this is another amazing manga about the taisho era that is so adorable!

it’s about Aoi whose family used to be a merchant family but became wealthy because their business was successful. unfortunately, she is nowhere near a lady yet and so for six years reiichirou, a fallen noble,  has been teaching her the skills she needs. the story follows her daily life so it’s funny and cute

anyone who likes shoujos with a historical twist should definitely read this!

Renai Demo Classic Manga Vol.1 Ch.1 Page 8

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Bara to Juudan


i’ve been meaning to make a post about this manga ever since it came out because it’s by Kayoru so of course the art is gorgeous (seriously, the art is freaking beautiful) and everything is adorable 😉

it’s about a girl named himemiya mitsuki who was just a normal high school student with a cruch on her neighbor. But on her 16th birthday, she notices some changes which lead to her everyday life being drastically changed. (i didn’t really want to spoil that much so im sorry if my summary is weird!)

anyone who likes shoujo mangas, good art, or just a sweet romance should definitely read this!

Bara to Juudan - Chapter 1 - 35

Bara to Juudan 1 Page 26


Shinigami Hime no Saikon


this shoujo just came out really recently and i absolutely love it. it’s kind of weird because the prologue is under Shinigami Hime no Saikon and a chapter that just came out recently that doesn’t really follow the story chronologically is Shinigamihime no Saikon – Baraen no Tokei Kousaku.

it’s about a girl named alicia faitlin who is the daughter of an aristocrat but her first marriage ended with the death of the fiance and thus gave her the label of “”the princess of death”. a year later, her uncle finally is able to arrange a marriage for her but her new fiance is rumored to be a tyrant

the art is adorable!! seriously, it’s gorgeous so shoujo lovers should read this!

 


Brundage no Mahou no Shiro


this manga is so cute! it’s absolutely adorable, the art is gorgeous, and the characters are all so cute!

it’s about a girl named adrienne who is kidnapped by a former prince named donatian christian so that she could bear his child. at first, adrienne hadn’t liked him but now she’s in love with him. this story follows their life together and the people they meet and the challenges they face.

any shoujo manga lover definitely should check this out!!

Brundage no Mahou no Shiro Manga Vol.1 Ch.1 Page 65


Warau Kanoko-sama/Koi Dano Ai Dano


this is one of my favorite mangas because kanoko is not at all like your typical heroine

warau kanoko-sama is about kanoko during middle school. her family has always moved around a lot so she never really got close to any of her classmates and thinks of herself as a “refreshing girl” and basically observes the other students and keeps a journal about them. at a certain school, she meets the three most popular students and gets involved with them so it’s about how crazy she acts at all the schools she attends.

koi dano ai dano is about her high school but now one of the students she met at her middle school is her classmate and together they disrupt the club status quo at the school while tsubaki (the guy from her middle school) tries to get her to realize he likes her.

they are both hilarious, the art is alright, and all the characters are amazing so anyone who likes a good shoujo should just read koi dano ai dano but anyone who likes humor and a strong female character should read both 😉


Akuma to Duet


another beautiful shoujo manga with romance and a supernatural twist

it’s about a girl named Mel who has been persecuted all her life for being a witch since she can tame demons. one day, she visits prince claude and he asks her to marry him but prince claude is actually not what he says he is.

the art is gorgeous and the characters are all hilarious so i definitely recommend this!


Hakamori Majo Bianca


this is one hell of a good manga. it’s pretty recent but im absolutely in love with the story. and if anyone reads this post and wants to help me understand what the uncle says at the end of chapter three then please comment because it’s really confusing me

so the story follows a witch named bianca who, unlike the other witches, still looks like the traditional scary witch (i think she looks good anyway) instead of cute like the other witches but she has strong magical powers and is in charge of watching over an important graveyard. there, she talks to her uncle, the legendary magician girrick. it follows her life and how she finds love.

the art is great, everything is absolutely adorable, and you’ll love bianca and her uncle so i would recommend this to basically anyone and everyone


Ghost Hunt


i’ve never been a person who read/watched horror stuff. the only sort of horror thing im willing to watch is ghost hunt because even though it sometimes scares me the hell out of me, it’s great. 

it’s about a girl named mai who was telling ghost stories with her friends after school one day and meets kazuya shibuya. the next day, she accidently bumps into a camera he has set up in the school’s abandoned building and, instead of paying for the camera, has to help him exorcise the building. along the way, she meets a monk, a shinto priestess, a woman who can speak with the dead, and a priest and helps to solve cases.

personally, i like the anime much better than the manga but i definitely would recommend both for anyone who likes shoujo or mystery stuff. the art is good, the story is amazing, and the characters are all just awesome! there are some creepy moments but, trust me, if i can survive it and still fall in love with the story then that means ghost hunt is amazing 😉


Siesta


this is an amazing shoujo that’s got a few twists but is pretty good

it’s set in a world where there are bullet users who have special abilities but are discriminated against by others. Dia Canto is just your average girl except that she’s an orphan and is in love with her foster brother, Loe. after finding out that Loe is dating her friend, she uses her ability and meets Cid Leon who she eventually becomes hired to protect

the art is amazing actually, the story i good, and it’s interesting to read so definitely check this out!


Teki wa Ousama


this is new shoujo that just came out today that is pretty good far! 

it starts off as your typical shoujo with the heroine, nobara, entering the school in order to find the prince she met with a kid. once she meets him, his attitude and his reaction to her are nothing like what she expected.

it sounds pretty typical but it’s by Ishihara Keiko so you know that the art is gorgeous and that there will be some sort of amazing twists coming up soon so all shoujo lovers should definitely check this out!


Cubism Love


i’ve been meaning to recommend this manga for a long time now and finally i’ve gotten around to remembering 😉

this is pretty interesting because it’s really different from your typical shoujo manga. it’s about a girl named noriko who gets into an accident during a track competition but when she opens her eyes she meets a doctor who tells her that they were only able to preserve her brain in a black box. then she slowly learns to live and falls in love only as a brain in a box.

it’s interesting, cute, and the art is amazing so all shoujo lovers should read this!


Chihayafuru 2


i’m so excited! chihayafuru just came back and judging by the first season, the anime will just get better and better.

for those of you who didn’t watch the first season, i suggest that you watch it as soon as possible. it’s funny, the art is gorgeous, and all the characters are absolutely amazing.

it’s about chihaya ayase who loves karuta which is a card game in japan (just google karuta, it’s hard to explain…) that is also extremely competitive. when chihaya was younger, she met a boy named arata wataya who basically taught her how amazing karuta really was. ever since then, she’s been striving to be the best karuta player in japan and now she’s in high school and of course she starts a club and meets incredible people while playing karuta.

so far in season 2, it’s been great. it’s still hilarious, the art is still as good, and things seem like they’ll get better so definitely watch this anime!


Hakkenden: Touhou Hakken Ibun


here’s another promising new anime for all the supernatural action lovers out there.

it’s about a boy named shino who was a survivor of a neighboring town that burned down. since there are a bunch of rumors about why the village burned down, he and the others that he is close to are shunned by the other villagers. Shino was also given the blade called Murasame which is extremely powerful. everything peaceful in his life is disrupted when the imperial church tries to take murasame and force him to go to the capital.

the anime had a pretty slow start but i think that within an episode or two it’ll become really good. the art is great and there’s a lot of action to come, i think. anyways, i think that supernatural lovers should at least try watching the first episode and maybe the second when it comes out


Amnesia


this is one of the new animes that are part of the winter simulcast and i’m just going to review each of them after i watch them.

this anime is actually pretty strange/confusing. it’s about this girl who, at the beginning of the episode, passes out at the cafe where she works and loses her memories. then she meets two guys who are supposedly her two childhood friends but of course she can’t remember them. next, she talks to this spirit that only she can hear and realizes that his soul bumped into hers which caused her to lose her memory and she learns that she should go about her daily life and hope to regain her memories.

it’s okay if you like stories with amnesia. the art is amazing though. seriously, the art is gorgeous, the male characters are all really really REALLY hot, and the plot seems to be going somewhere. you should watch this if you’re more into the girly-shoujo animes

 


Dear Brother!


this is a great josei manga that’s got a lot of cute sibling stuff 🙂

it’s about a 23 year old office lady named Komatsu Momo who was separated from her three brothers fifteen years ago. now she’s planning to get married soon and so she contacts her brothers and soon everything gets turned upside down.

it’s by Enjouji Maki so the art is good, there’s a lot of humor, and you’ll grow to love all the characters!

josei readers will love this!


Yashio to Mikumo


this is a cute shoujo manga that i stumbled on a few months ago that is pretty interesting

it’s about two cats in a cat society. mikumo is this adorable and reckless cat who is rescued from a car accident by yashio who is a debt collector and he basically makes sure that when a cat loses one of its nine lives, their name gets changed (you’ll get it once you read it….). eventually mikumo starts to work together and the one of the most adorable cat/debt collector duos is formed.

it’s funny, the art is cute, and you’ll love all the characters especially mikumo


THE END OF MOST OF THE FALL ANIMES! :(


i just finished watching Sukitte Iinayo, Kamisama Hajimemashita, K, and Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun which have all ending during the week. It always makes me feel so old whenever i look forward to shows for so long and then they end. 😦

anyways, im here to just give you guys a little review on all of them so that you can go and watch them and then grieve later

Sukitte Iinayo

it’s about a high school girl named tachibana mei who had always been let down by her friends so early on she had decided that she didn’t need friends. then she meets the most popular guy in school named yamato who is nice and once they start dating, he basically helps her to view everyone in a different way.

it’s sweet,  funny, the art is gorgeous, and there are so many heartwarming scenes! all shoujo lovers should definitely check this out

Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun

this manga has been my favorite for a long time. it’s about this girl named shizuku whose life basically revolves around studying. one day her teacher asks her to bring handouts to a guy who hasn’t shown up to school since the first day when he beat up some upperclassmen. once she meets him, he’s actually a huge weirdo and once she promises to be his friend, he comes to school and then everything at school changes for her.

it’s adorable, all the characters are hilarious, and you’ll just sit there not knowing whose love to root for

Kamisama Hajimemashita

this is about a girl who is kicked out of her house since her dad left her with a bunch of debt and meets a weird guy who offers her a place to stay When she goes to the place he tells her to, she arrives at a shrine and meets tomoe, a fox youkai shrine familiar, and two other helpers (?). apparently the man that she had met was the previous god of the shrine who left twenty years ago and now she has to take over his job.

one word can summarize this anime and manga perfectly: CUTE! any one who likes adorable shoujos should definitely check this out

K

this anime was pretty interesting yet really confusing to explain so im just going to use the one that anime news network has

Ashinaka High School is known for its unique setting: the entire campus is built on an island. Yashiro Isana, aka Shiro, is having lunch with a cat on one of the school rooftops. After his lunch break, Shiro goes on an errand for his classmate Kukuri to prepare for their upcoming school festival, only to be chased by some intimidating-looking men.

i don’t love that summary so i’m just gonna add some extra stuff. the country is secretly ruled by seven kings and apparently shiro killed on of the red king’s clansmen but he doesn’t remember it and after he meets kuro, a bunch of things start to be triggered.

there’s a lot of good music, the art is amazing, and a ton of amazing voice actors are in this (Daisuke Ono (;)) Yui Horie, Jun Fukuyama) and there is a lot of action. this is more of a shounen anime so all shounen lovers should watch this

there’s a few more animes that i’d like to suggest like Psycho Pass (love it!)  but i’ll probably do the suggestions for those once they end.


Love Sick


i’ve just returned from my social hibernation but now i’ve got a ton of great mangas that I want to share and so i’ll start with a great one that i just read the updated chapter of.

it’s about a girl named Shiki who came to a prestigious school all for the sake of getting revenge for her father’s death. She thinks that the principal of the school killed her dad so she disguises herself as a boy and starts her plan for revenge by asking the four students with the most influence in the school for help who all used to know her dad and have secrets of their own.

it’s amazing, the art is beautiful, the plot keeps you on edge after every chapter, there’s a lot of action, and you’ll fall in love with all of the characters so definitely check this out!