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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 …

Manga Updates

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…

Manga Updates

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: Heroine Shikkaku (No Longer the Heroine)
Manga-ka: Koda, Momoko

Volumes: 10 (Complete)
Licensed: No
Scanlations: V.10 Ch.36 (Ongoing)
Scanlator: Anime-tion Scanlations
Type: Manga
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Age Group: Teen

Summary: This could be any girl. Imagine being a heroine of a love story. Hatori also believed that one day she would get married to her childhood friend, Rita.

But that’s not how the world works! This is a hilarious comedy that honestly paints a painful unrequited love story of this young girl!

-From Mangaupdates

So yesterday 09/28/2010 the website was down, for what I can assume was half the day.
I have NO IDEA WHY.
I went on the host, and everything was working fine except my wordpress section.
The files weren’t touched or anything but everyone on the wordpress forum was convinced that it had to be my host.
Sorry, but no.

So I was wondering: Should I get a paid domain?
Paid domain means 100GB of bandwidth and unlimited disk space.
As well I would change the domain to www.yourgimmick.net (yourgimmick.com is actually a website on inventions. Who knew?)
I know I don’t need the space really but the idea of a new domain appeals to me.
Plus I want to avoid the down times like what happened yesterday.
So guys, you come here: Should I get a paid domain? Yes or no. Just leave a comment.
If no one says anything (which I’m just going to guess you will do) then I’ll wait till I really need it if ever.
Thanks

On to my life? School, Work (Halloween store atm it’s crazy!) and my life.
I’m exhausted. But I’m still reading, still posting, and still trying to figure out ways to make the site better.

Love you guys!
Mellow out to Mind Shift by World Order

XoXo Kitteh

PS: Main Singer? SO HOT! ♥

Name: Magnolia
Manga-ka: Naked Ape (Not kidding)

Volumes: 7 (Complete)
Licensed: No
Scanlations: V.07 Ch.38 (Complete)
Scanlator: Omari’s Sister
Type: Manga
Genre: Action/Drama/Comedy/Gender Bender/Fantasy
Age Group: Teen

Summary: Crown “Prince” Ayato has neither the body of a boy nor the body of a girl. What Ayato does have is a pair on “wings” located on “his” back, that he’ll lose when he falls in love.

-From Mangaupdates

Name: Pika Ichi (First Flash)
Author: Maki, Youko
Artist: Mochida, Aki

Volumes: 7 (Complete)
Licensed: No
Scanlations: V.07 Ch.28 (Ongoing)
Scanlator: Omari’s Sister joint with Hyper Parfait
Type: Manga
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Age Group: Teen

Summary: “Pika Ichi” is the story of two painfully shy teens who love yakuza movies. An incident at school pushes them over the edge, and they decide to drop their mousiness in order to dispense some “justice.”

-From Mangaupdates

Name: Pureblood+Boyfriend (Junketsu+Kareshi)
Manga-ka: Shouoto, Aya

Volumes: 10 (Complete)
Licensed: YenPress
Scanlations: V.04 Ch.17 (Dropped)
Scanlator: Omari’s Sister
Type: Manga
Genre: Supernatural/Fantasy
Age Group: Teen

Summary: “From now on, I will destroy you…” This bewitching, heartrending, most wicked boyfriend appeared in front of Kanami!? A dangerous and sweet new serialisation starts!
Takachiho Kanami who attends a distinguished private school is bright, well-behaved and extremely soft-hearted no matter what the time. She’s neat, and doesn’t seem to have any problems, but she carries a darkness within her heart. On the night of the full moon, the world around her starts to grow loud.
The meeting that changes Kanami’s fate is already drawing close.

-From Mangaupdates

Watched the Glee season opening, awesome! Watching the news now.
School has been… intense to say the least. I’m excited but stressed. SO MANY PROJECTS!
I’m on a crew for a documentary about Canadian freshwater surfers, and the crew is perfect.

I got a twitter account: YourGimmick
I’m kinda vulgar but I have my good moments. It’s not going to be about manga specifically but also as a sound off for my life.

If you noticed I’ve finally moved the counter to the bar on the right. -phew-
I’ve noticed I get tons of views now and I have no idea what has change really. -shrugs- Nice to meet you guys!

Kinda busy with work ect but I’ll live. Enjoy.

XOXO Kitteh

So I know this isn’t asian but I absolutely love My Chemical Romance and they have a new album coming out. (YAY)