Mangas For Girls – Recommendations

Manga: Nishiki-kun no Nasugamama Author: Shiraishi Yuki Chapters: 5 “Classic” shojo: cute & short. Loved the characters, the story is as simple as it gets. Worth the while. Manga: My Girl Author: Sahara Mizu (aka Yumeka Sumomo) Chapters: 10 My Girl is a story about happiness, sadness, loss; about being a parent, being a child, being…

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How I Got Cheated by a Manhwa (Dangu)

WARNING: What follows is another post in which I go apeshit about being cheated out of hours of my life. Before I go apeshit, I’ll sum up the issue: DO NOT READ DANGU (a.k.a. Shaman Warrior). Manhwa: Dangu Artist/Writer: Park Joong Ji (CURSE YOU!!!) Genre: Seinen, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Mature… Status: Completed (MY ASS!!!!!) But really? What…

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Ultimate Shōjo Experience! with pictures

What is it that makes Skip Beat! the ultimate shōjo experience? Hot, tortured male protagonist; Adamant, gutsy female lead; only slightly clueless; Opportunity to act on mutual attraction without changing the underlying friendly relationship necessary to continue the story = catharsis without main conflict resolution Love triangle, sometimes square, occasionally pentagon; plenty of jealousy; Secret…

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A pudding can go on a vacation, yet why can’t I?

Earlier I wrote about Josei Hell, and said I regretted nothing. Shuukatsu – Kimi ni Naitei is one of the reasons I think my trip into hell paid off.   I hate to admit just how much I enjoyed this manga because it makes me feel immature and too girly to suit the self-image I…

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Windows 4 Manga

Some time ago, I researched and reviewed free manga-reader apps for all those strugling to keep it free and still enjoy a reasonably pleasing experience. This was back in the day when I was limited to iPhone 4s and an Android operated tablet. I’ve decided to invest in this: Motivation behind the investment was primarily…

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Manhua in a Nutshell: The Other Side of the Mirror

The Other Side of the Mirror is a story about two people who got lost. Through unfortunate events their lives become connected and somehow they manage to find a way to keep going, with a chance of actually reaching happiness. I decided to mention this manhua in a separate post because I found the art…

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Welcome to Josei Hell

Two weeks ago I have embarked upon a journey to ascertain the real difference between Shoujo and Josei manga. Shoujo is supposedly targeted at younger female audiences while Josei is intended for +18 female readers. I’ve read enough Shoujo mangas, and all I needed was several Josei titles. Looking through completed titles sorted by user ratings…

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COWBOY BEBOP and SAMURAI CHAMPLOO Heavyweights Collaborating on New Series

Originally posted on Another Castle:
Source: Naruto Forums.com What could be cooler than director Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Kids on the Slope, Space Dandy, Samurai Champloo), composer Yoko Kanno (Cowboy Bebop, Macross Plus, Kids on the Slope), and character designer Kazuto Nakazawa (Samurai Champloo, House of Five Leaves, Kids on the Slope) coming together again for…

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Wolf Guy

Other titles: Inugami; Wolf Guy – Emblem of the Wolf; Wolf Guy – Ookami no Monshou; Wolf Guy – Wolfen Crest Author: Tabata Yoshiaki Artist: Yugo Yuuki Status: Complete (12 volumes) Genre: Seinen, Supernatural, Psychological, Action, Drama Summary: Inugami Akira transfers to a school which is basically run by a yakuza’s son and his followers. Violence and bullying, which Inugami…

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See You Space Cowboy…

Writing about something I feel strongly about is a real bitch. I’ve been at this post forever, and I have revised the shit out of it. The general idea was to tell the reader how great Cowboy Bebop is, how deep, thought-provoking and beautiful. But it seemed too simple to just write that. Which is why…

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Anime Review: Kyoukai no Kanata (2013)

Kyoukai no Kanata was aired in 2013, and with its 12 episodes it is one of the rare animes not based on ongoing manga with no end in sight. You can read the details here. If you decide not to watch KnK you will not miss out on an anime that would plague you and beckon…

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