Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Shojo Madness!!!

Since its Valentines Day (bleh), I wanted to post a whole bunch of manga recommendations that I've read and are shojo! Why? Because shojo's have tons of Romance in it and if you ever are need of love or some romance books then.....shojo's are your best bet! I'd like to start this one out with my personal favorite, Faster than a kiss.

Title: Faster than a Kiss
Author: Tanaka Meca
Genres: Romance, Comedy, Drama, Shojo, School life, Slice of Life
Reading Direction: Right to Left
Age Rating: 13+ Teen
Status: Ongoing

Summary: After the death of their parents, Fumiko and her brother have been moving from one relative to another. Fed up with all this moving, Fumiko decides to quit school and find a job so she can support herself and her brother. One day sitting in the park thinking about her problems, she finds her teacher standing in front of her. Right out of the blue he proposes to her and he promises that he will support and take care of Fumiko and her brother. Is this a joke or is he really serious?! What if the school finds out that she is living with her teacher??

I really love this romance manga. Its so cute and romantic.......^_^ Tanaka Meca is the creator of Pearl Pink. Also a very cute manga.

Title: Bloody Kiss
Author: Kazuko Furumiya
Genres: Romance, Fantasy, Comedy, Drama
Reading Direction: Right to Left
Age Rating: 13+ Teen
Status: Completed (Sadly)

Summary: Kiyo Katsuragi has just inherited her grandmothers house. She didn't know that the house is already inhabited with 2 vampires named Kuroboshi and his servant, Alshu. Things go crazy when Kuroboshi suddenly wants Kiyo to be his bride. Will she live these two? What will become of her so called fortune?

Title: Kamichama Karin
Author: Koge Donbo
Genres: Romance, Magical girl, Comedy, Drama,. Fantasy, Drama, Supernatural
Age Rating: 13+ Teen
Status: Completed

Summary: Karin Hanazono is an average girl that gets pretty much poor grades in every subject. She lives with her aunt because her parents are dead. Her parents only left her with a ring and The only one who can comfort Karin is her pet cat, Shii-chan. Unfortunately he is now dead. During her visit to his grave one day she meets a boy named Kazune. Of course she doesn't get his name but she meets him again along with his cousin Himeka. Things start to go all funny when a strange light comes from her ring. Even a scary guy starts tries to take her ring. The most outrageous thing is that Kazune tells her that she has the power of a goddess. When things go wrong, will Karin find the power within her to stop it?

There is a second season of the manga and it is called Kamichama Karin Chu and it continues the story. The art is really adorable and cute! I find it easy to draw this style. Koge Donbo also is known for his manga Pita-ten. Due to Kamichama Karin's popularity it has earned its own anime which is now completed.

Title: Kitchen Princess
Author: Natsumi Ando
Genres: Romance, Shojo, Cooking, Drama, School life, Slice of Life, Tragedy
Reading Direction: Right to Left
Age Rating: 13+ Teen
Status: Completed

Summary: Najika Kazami is an orphan from Hakkaido and with the ability to cook she transfers to Seika Academy with a directors recommendation to chase the career of a chef. Also she is determined to find her "Flan Prince" who saved her from drowning and touched her heart with an amazing flan. The only clue she has is a silver spoon that lead her to Seika Academy. There she meets 2 brothers, Daichi and Sora. She feels that one of them can be her flan prince. Could one of them be her flan prince?

Title: Mikansei no.1
Author: Majiko! artist of Code Geass
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Fantasy
Reading Direction: Right to Left
Age Rating: 13+ Teen
Status: Completed (Funny ending)

Summary: Neo Takigawa is odd one out in the 23rd century where women are gentle, modest and wear longer skirts. But Neo is a girl who loves loud music and clothing that is like the style in the 21st century. She has no possible way to fit it......but during an accident she finds herself teleported back in time in the 21st century. There she meets Saya Kudou. She convinces him to be in a band with her. Will it work out? How will she get home?

Title: Moe Kare
Author: Ikeyamada Go
Genres: Romance, School life, Comedy, Shojo, Slice of Life, Tragedy
Age Rating: Older teen 16+
Status: Completed (Such a beautiful ending...)

Summary: 15 year old Hikaru Wakamiya is a teenager who reads shojo manga all the time and wants a boyfriend that can protect her. One day she was kissed by a handsome perverted boy. She calls him the perverted prince. The next day she finds the same guy but she notices that he has different eyes. What is this? Their personalities are even different! What is going on???

Title: Black Bird
Author: Sakurakoji Kanako
Genres: Romance, Supernatural, Action, Shojo, Drama
Reading Direction: Right to Left
Age Rating: 16+ Older Teen
Status: Ongoing

Summary: If you devour her, you will be granted eternal life. If you make her your bride your clan will prosper. Harada Misao has the power to see "things" or spirits but nobody else can see them. She tries to live her life as normal as she can. She dreams of meeting her friend from her childhood again. But when she turns 16 things start to go all weird. The spirits start to bother her more than ever and a guy suddenly asked her to out with her. It turns out that he is a demon wanting to eat her so he can have eternal life. But when was about to kill her another mysterious guy named Kyo comes along and rescues her. Kyo turns out to be her childhood friend and a Tengu a type of demon. Kyo wants her to be his bride so that his clan will prosper. Will she become his bride? What a great present this is!

Title: Hana to Akuma
Author: Oto Hisamu
Genres: Romance, Supernatural, Drama, Shojo, Comedy, Fantasy
Reading Direction: Right to Left
Age Rating: 13+ Teen
Status: Completed (I was balling when the end came!! So sad and good!!)

Summary: 14 year old Hana has been living with the demon Vivi for quite some time now. Vivi decided to leave his home and go to the human world and there he found a baby, abandoned on the side of the road. So on a whim he decided to keep her. Hana finds herself with these mixed feelings for Vivi. Could it be love?

This is a beautiful manga......sooo good! I really love it!

Have a great Valentines day!!!!!!