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!
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 😉
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!
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!
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!
i was watching kuroko no basket and having a blast when i realized that i didn’t even post anything about the new spring animes. i’m sorry for that. so here it is:
of course kuroko no basket
Fate Zero part 2 (i’m so happy it came back! don’t ever end!)
hiiro no kakera
Jormungand (https://hilarypham.wordpress.com/2012/01/11/jormungand/ OMG! THEY MADE AN ANIME! I CAN DIE HAPPY!)
Tasogare Otome x Amnesia (i’d give this a 3/5. if you’re into more shounen stuff then try this)
this a great new manga/anime that just came out and so far, i’m loving the story
in the past three years of basketball history, there was a “generation of miracles” consisting of middle schoolers at teiko (did i spell that right?) middle school and all five were prodigies. but there was supposedly a sixth phantom member that was thought of as the best player by the other five members. so now, with the new school year, all the members of the “generation of miracles” have gone to their own prestigious high schools. at a certain school, the sixth player joins the basketball team and instead he’s weak and extremely easy to miss.
there’s a lot of humor, sports, and the art is amazing (for all the shoujo lovers out there, all the guys are good looking) so shounen people: you should watch this
usually i don’t do posts for oneshots but this one was absolutely amazing
it was about a demon named rin who has been collecting beautiful body parts for his body. one day, he sees a girl named miwako play the piano and asks her to give him her hands. then she promises to give them to him after she plays the accompaniment for a wedding.
the art is gorgeous and the ending is perfect (well, a little more romance would have been nice). read this if you like sweet shoujo oneshots
i did an earlier post of Takagi Shigeyoshi’s works but here’s just another list if you haven’t read the other post:
Bara to Dangan
Hana ni Arashi
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
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
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
this manga is a mix of shoujo and shounen but it’s really fun to read when you’re bored.
Hayaka was just a regular girl when her parents got divorced and now she and her mom have moved to anew town to make a fresh start. (it isn’t another story about ghosts in the countryside) To make things easier for her mom, she decides to go to an industrial high school. When she arrives she finds that the school is filled with delinquents who always get in fights and that there aren’t any other girls in the school. Then she becomes friends with the school’s strongest fighter and other colorful characters and after a lot of things happen she becomes the school gang leader of the school.
the art is nice, the story is cute and full of humor so if you want a few laughs then try this one
this an anime i’ve been meaning to watch for a long time now and i finally started it!
the show is about a girl named ohana who has a really bad mom. one day, her mom runs away with her boyfriend and tells her to go to a hot spring inn called kissuiso since her grandma is there. the second she arrives, ohana is put to work to earn her keep and she undergoes training to become a waitress at the inn. it’s a really good slice of life story that makes you laugh sometimes then makes you cry.
it’s got romance, a cute tsundere, a lot of humor (but you have to get through the first two episodes then you start to love the show), and it’s just a good anime so i totally recommend it!