My Shoujo Manga Reading List #1

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Hey lovely people on the internet! It's me Jenny~



Everyone dreams about finding true love, right? Some people are trying really hard and are showing a lot of effort and then there are some people, who are like me. People who don't have the time or wish for that. People who are quite lazy and show their passion for unreal characters... I guess that everyone should accept these type of people! So here I am....a girl who loves shoujo manga and is quite picky about them^^ So today I want to recommend you 3 shoujo manga, which I absolutely adore! Actually, I'm reading over 15 shoujo manga right now (haha) 

Hirunaka No Ryuusei ひるなかの流星

Volumes:12
Chapters:87
Status: Completed
Published: May 20, 2011 to Nov 5, 2014
Genres: Comedy, Romance, School, Shoujo, Slice of Life
Authors: Yamamori Mika
Serialization: Margaret


Plot: 
15-year-old country girl, Suzume Yosano, has to move to Tokyo to live with her uncle due to her father's transfer. She bumps into a mysterious man who ends up taking her to her uncle's place after she gets lost. Turns out, Suzume will be seeing him a lot more often once she starts school because... he's her homeroom teacher!?

My Opinion:
The story is deceptively simplistic in that it reads like any other school, slice of life shoujo manga you have ever seen. Suzume is a country girl that moves to the city, and the mysterious man that helps her when she gets lost in the city happens to be her homeroom teacher. It would only sound more cliche if there was some romantic development between the two. Well, of course there is—its a romance manga, after all. But at her school she meets a classmate, named Mamura, and there is also going to be a love triangle.
I like that the student-teacher relationship is a really realistic shoujo manga, but I won't tell you with who Suzume ends up.....It was for me a very hard decision between Shishio (teacher) and Mamura (classmate), because every character is unique and lovable in their own way. Almost everyone is multi-faceted and goes through a development. I need to say that the art is phenomenal, not just because it is beautiful! It totally gave you the feeling, that you belonged to the story.
I do love this manga series and I keep rereading it c: It's very funny and I laughed a lot. I think that this is one of my favorite manga. I'm still crying, because of the ending haha 
Btw I've heard that Yamamori Mika will release a new manga soon and I'm really excited! She is a really talented and hardworking mangaka!! :)
Shishio

Suzume 
Mamura



 





Hana-kun to Koisuru Watashi - 花君と恋する私



Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: On Going
Published:Apr 13, 2011 to ?
Genres:Comedy, Romance, SchoolShoujo, Slice of Life
Authors: Kumaoka, Fuyu
Serialization: Bessatsu Friend




Plot:
Nanase Sakashita is good at playing the role of Model Student but that doesn't stop her from taking an interest in Hana-kun, the schools delinquent. Hana-kun accidentally drops a small box while sneaking around on the school grounds. When Nanase tries to return the box, Hana-kun tells her to keep it for its already too late to give it to the person he likes, who is this person?

My Opinion:
Hana-kun to Koisuru Watashi is somehow something new to the shoujo world. Why? At first, you see the boy introduced as a "delinquent." Yes, I know that's been used a lot, but wait. So the „delinquent“ Hana is misunderstood, however. He isn't not the typical tough guy with a rarely shown kind side, he's a bit on the quiet side and because of the way others talk about him, he's mistaken as a bad boy. Nanase, the heroine, didn't exactly see him in a good way. She was a bit afraid of him, but, after a while and after just a few initial misunderstandings (which are resolved pretty quickly), she learns that he's kind, a good person, and that he's caring. I really like how Nanase is not the typical shoujo girl, who blushes a lot, isn't smart/pretty or a loner. But she is the opposite, which I find amazing!
The art is not as pretty as 'Hirunaka No Ryuusei', but it's still nice. I love how the characters are handled and written. Plus, the recent plot twist made my heart skip a beat!








Rere Hello - ReReハロ

Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: On Going
Published: Mar 13, 2013 to ?
Genres: Romance, School, Shoujo
Authors: Minami, Touko
Serialization: Bessatsu Margaret


Plot:
Ririko lost her mother when she was 5, therefore she has to take care of her father and her younger brother. Minato the male protagonist has the same loss and a broken relationship with his father. There is a huge distance in their financial and social position, but still a slowly growing relationship starts between them.


My Opinion:
ReRe Hello is a cute, refreshing shoujo manga with surprisingly normal, yet lovable characters. It's nice to see that this shoujo manga is not overdramatized, even though the two characters have got a very tragic background. For some it could be a bit boring, but their relationship is really cute and funny! You will definitely fall in love with the characters, because the female lead is such an admirable girl. She's not the typical shoujo girl, instead of that she is very brave and hardworking. The boy is adorkable! The art is very pretty and nice to look at.



Stay tuned for the other manga which I will show you soon <3

Question: What's your favorite shoujo manga?

Jenny

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19 comments

  1. I've read all of them. Hirunaka was really good, though I would've liked a longer ending with a few more scenes between Suzume and Mamura. ReRe is great but there are no good scanlations of all volumes and it's driving me insane. Hana-kun was really nice in the beginning but now I just don't know anymore, too much back and forth for nothing.

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    1. HNR should have been longer! I totally agree with you!! We need more SuzumeXMamura scenes! Maybe this could have changed the Shishio shippers into Mamura shippers xD
      Really? I didn't notice at all or I am just too stupid haha
      Idk but I really like Hana-Kun...You can see how the mindset of Hana slowly changes. The back and forth can be annoying for some people, but for my case this is different!
      Thank you for telling me your honest opinion <3 I'm really happy about it! :)

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  2. Ohh *-* so cute, i love shoujo <3
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    1. Same goes for me! I will never get tired of it haha

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  3. Thanks for sharing your shoujo list. I have read Hnr, but not the others so I will go check them out. :> I agree that the artwork for Hnr is so pretty I liked all the characters, haha, although I wasn't too happy with the ending initially, I have accepted it after rereading the story again. :p

    I haven't been reading any Mangas too lately but I really like liar x liar

    xx Courtney

    Daiisoo.blogspot.com

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    1. You don't need to thank me c: I really enjoyed talking about few of my current manga~
      The artwork of HnR makes my heart skip a beat! I'm totally into this kind of style and Yamamori sensei is very blessed with her talent! I love how she gave Suzume a lot of cute hairstyles *.*
      At first my heart was totally confused, because of the ending...I felt pain and happiness at the same time!! It's so hard to choose between Mamura and Shishio lol

      Hopefully, you will like the other manga and thank you for telling me your opinion c: ♥

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  4. Omggg thanks for sharing this! I love shoujooooo even though everything is just so typical and you already know whats going to happen in the end when you barely read the first chapter, I just can't help but love to read it!! *-* lmao

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    1. Omg same goes for me!! XD Shoujo manga are so addictive! I cannot survive without them lol Sometimes, the ending seems clear. But in a few shoujo manga the ending hits you right in the feels xD The unexpected endings are killing me lol
      Shoujo is life xD

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  5. I read shoujo mangas too! So unrealistic though, like what are the chances of the scenes happening in real life? 0.01% haha >.< I've never read any of the ones you recommended but some I've heard of but never started reading them since I've got tonnes of mangas still yet to read for myself lol.

    I even read mangas to animes that I've already watched because they're so good! Just like you I'm so picky with my shoujo mangas, especially the art :P

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    1. You're so right! A perfect boy would never slam his hand against a wall, because he only wants to stop me or go near me xD I would punch the boy, because it would be such a sudden attack lol
      Just take your time haha I still have got a tons of shoujo manga and it really takes my time away ><
      I'm the same hahah If I don't like the art, I won't read it even though the story is amazing. I'm so picky towards art and characters!

      Thanks for leaving a comment!~

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  6. Ah I love reading shoujo mangas! I was actually starting to run out of ones to follow since a few of them are either completed or haven't been translated for a long time T_T I haven't read any of the ones you recommended so I'm excited to check them out!!

    Mia - Rainbow Road

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    1. It's great to see that you will check them out c: It makes me so happy c: You need to tell my afterwards how you liked the manga!
      Thanks! ♥

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  7. omg i'm freakin in love with shoujo manga, but it also makes me realize the real world is so.. yeah.. not cute? hahah :'') nd I'm always melting inside when reading it lolol. I definitely want to read the first one you recommended~ ^^ thanks for sharinngggg!! >.<

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    1. The real world isn't that lovey dovey...But I still wish that someday a shoujo manga will apply to my life xD I've always wanted to find my Ikemen LOL
      I'm a person who expresses their feels very loudly and my sister is so annoyed of me when I read shoujo xD
      You will definitely love HnR!! It's amazing!!
      Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment ♥

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  8. omg I love shoujo manga the most!! will definitely look back to this post to find new mangas to read ^-^

    LISA, www.mochamori.blogspot.com

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    1. Sorry for the late answer >< I'm very happy that you liked it c: I should do part two soon xd

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  9. thanks for the list, I haven't read shojo manga's for a very long time now. Do you also read other genres?

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    1. Yeah I like Shonen and Action as well, but I'm more the shoujo girl xD

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  10. I haven't read any of those mangas! I definitely need to get back on my game with reading them. Been so busy that I barely even read mangas or watch anime. :'( I'm hoping when my maternity leave comes I can actually get some time in to read mangas.
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