Name: Defying Kurosaki-kun 
Mangaka: Makino

Volumes: 12 (Ongoing)
Licensed: Kodansha
Current Licensed Volumes: Ch.08
Scanlations: V.05 Ch.20
Scanlator: Chibi Manga (Stopped since Licensed)
Type: Manga
Genre: Romance, Drama
Age Group: Mature

Summary
“I demand absolute obedience.” Yu Akabane has worked hard to reinvent herself for high school, and there’s only one step left in her plan to leave her plain Jane days behind: asking out her idol, the “White Prince” Shirakawa-kun. When circumstances lead to Yu moving into the school dorm where Shirakawa-kun boards, she thinks she’s found her lucky break. But unluckily for Yu, “Black Devil” Kurosaki-kun, the boy everyone at school (including the teachers!) is afraid of, lives there too—and when Yu defies him, he’s all too eager to punish her …

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Name: Bee-Sting Babe and the Gorgeous Guy (Chippai Kanojo to Bijin Kareshi )
Mangaka: Neco

Volumes: 1
Licensed: eBook Renta! 
Current Licensed Volumes: Ch.08
Scanlations: None
Scanlator: None
Type: Manga
Genre: Romance, Drama
Age Group: Mature
Summary:  Though she’s a tomboy with a hangup over her tiny chest, Iori has a crush on Sota Seto, who is the pastry chef at the cafe where she works. Iori was sure that he wasn’t interested in her until one day, he suddenly professes his love for her and goes on to kiss her. She sees him unclothed for the first time – and my, he’s huge!! She never would have expected the graceful man’s lips to be caressing her all over. It’s terribly embarrassing, but she discovers that his you-know-what isn’t gross at all…

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Name: Anonymous Noise (Fukumenkei Noise)
MangakaFukuyama, Ryouko

Volumes: 16 (Ongoing)
Licensed: Shojob Beat (Viz)
Current Licensed Volumes: 9
Scanlations: None
Scanlator: Phoenix Serenade Scans
Type: Manga
Genre: Romance, Drama
Age Group: Teen
Summary: Nino is a girl who harbors feelings towards her friend, Momo. Just when she can no longer suppress her feelings, she encounters a boy who composes music…,” and “What is the promise Nino made to a boy she met who composes music?”–Manga Updates

Hey everyone long time no see/here/speak.  New manga reviews on the way just in the process of updating the website.

New Layout

I’ve updated to a new layout that works a bit better for my content. The old one no longer supported updated summary text which was a bummer. The new one has a cool Instagram widget so you can follow YourGimmick on Instagram for nice shoujo manga related pics. I have also cleaned up the right bar and added search by popular tages. Another fun feature: featured catagories on the top. Unrequited Love is my most searched keyword right now so check it out!

New URL

So when I originally ported the website over to WordPress I had no idea about SEO practices or even the real technical knowledge to change the domain so since I moved to wordpress the url has been “www.yourgimmick.net/wordpress“. It’s ugly and drove me crazy but I didn’t have the technical knowledge to know how to change it properly.

Now, fortunately, I do have all of the knowledge and have removed the /wordpress/ directory from the URL. The new url is just a sleek “www.yourgimmick.net”

I also have added an ssl certificate which means the website is https instead of http for any other seo nerds out there!

Site Cleanup – Broken Links

For a heavy information site there are SOOOO many outlinks and unfortunately the online manga communtiy is fickle. To be honest I don’t even know of any readers at the moment except for Manga Fox which is unfortunate because they suck. I will do my best to continue to clean up links to make sure everything is working one review at a time!

*Feature Image Manga: Kuragehime (Jellyfish Princess)

Name: Black Panther and Sweet 16 (Kurohyou to 16-sai)
Mangaka: Toriumi, Pedoro

Volumes: 6 (Ongoing)
Licensed: Kodansha USA
Licensed Volumes: 1
Scanlations: None
Scanlator: None
Type: Manga
Genre: Comedy/Harem
Age Group: Older Teen

Summary:

Taiga moves into the city and meets a boy at an abandoned house. Later, he ends up kissing as “thanks,” to which she responds by slapping him and running off.

The next day, at her first day at her new school, she find out that the boy also goes to her school and is the super popular Anri, who publicly declares himself her pet.

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