Decided to do a new thing to bring back some of my favourite Shoujo manga… Top 4’s! Once a month I would like to do a new Top 4 with a new theme. Until I run out of themes I guess! Have a theme in mind? Leave a comment below!
It’s easy to love vampires, but the market has become so saturated since Twilight was released it’s hard to pin down which ones are really great. I have assembled a list of my favourite vampire shoujo manga, which some are actually my top favourites ever. Disagree with my list? Have changes? Put them in the comments!
Name: Kyou no Kira-kun (kira-kun Today) Mangaka: Mikimoto Rin
Volumes: 9 (Complete) Licensed: Kodansha Scanlations: V.07 Ch.26 Scanlator: Chibi Manga Type: Manga Genre: Drama Age Group: Teen
Summary: In 360 days, there were bright days and disappointment while I was staring at you. Though they were neighbors, Nino and Kira had never talked to each other. But when Nino found out about Kira’s secret, her life changes and everyday became more interesting!! Their link will lead them to a love close to paradise.
Name: So Cute it Hurts!! (Kobayashi ga Kawai Sugite Tsurai!!) Mangaka: Ikeyamada, Go
Volumes: 15 (Complete) Licensed: Viz (Complete) Scanlations: V.04 Ch.16 Scanlator: Chibi Manga Type: Manga Genre: Drama/Gender Bender Age Group: Teen
Summary: The comedy starts when the cross-dressing begins! The Kobayashi twins, Mego and Mitsuru, were named after historical figures, but only Mego has grown up with a taste for history. So when Mitsuru is in danger of losing his weekends to extra history classes, he convinces his sister to swap clothes with him and ace his tests! After all, how hard can it be for them to play each other?
But Mego can’t rely on just her book smarts in Mitsuru’s all-boys, delinquents’ paradise of a high school. And Mitsuru finds life as a high school girl to be much more complicated than he expected!
Volumes: 3 (ongoing) Licensed: No Scanlations: V.03 Ch.10 Scanlator: Chibi Manga Type: Manga Genre: Drama Age Group: Teen
Summary: The story centers around Yuna and Akari who have two very different views of love: Yuna is someone who sees love as a dream and Akari is someone who is very realistic about her romance choices. Meanwhile, there are two boys, Kazuomi and Rio, who also have different views of love: Kazuomi’s an airhead and doesn’t understand the concept of love while Rio grabs the opportunity when confessed to as long as the girl looks cute.
Volumes: 8 (Ongoing) Licensed: No Scanlations: V.04 Ch.14 (Ongoing) Scanlator: Summer Rain Type: Manga Genre: Comedy Age Group: Everyone
Summary: Although Koharu is a little taller than the average person, she’s a 15-year-old girl who lives a much simpler life than the average person. Having no experience with love, she thought she’d spend her days peacefully with her group of ordinary friends. However, a destined encounter will change Koharu…!!
Volumes: 2 (Complete) Licensed: No Scanlations: V.02 Ch.08 (Complete) Scanlator: Summer Rain Type: Manga Genre: Drama Age Group: Everyone
Summary: Miyu, an ordinary new first-year student who hopes to become a mangaka meets the schools’ class president who seems to have a hidden side to him. While being pushed around by the cool but private class president, the curtain on Miyu’s stormy school life is raised.Miyu, an ordinary new first-year student who hopes to become a mangaka meets the schools’ class president who seems to have a hidden side to him. While being pushed around by the cool but private class president, the curtain on Miyu’s stormy school life is raised.
Volumes: 10 (Complete) Licensed: No Scanlations: V.01 Ch.04 (Ongoing) Scanlator: Papermoon Scans Type: Manga Genre: Josei/Drama Age Group: Adult/Older Teen
Summary: Naho dreamt to become an OL but while she was waiting to have the aptitude to become one of them, she started to work in a Design company. But because her manager, Sakisaka, had a bad impression about her, he just played with her. But then, he decided to help her and he even comforted her?!
This love story isn’t to be dealt with by ordinary means!