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Kamisama Kiss

Name: Kamisama Kiss
MangakaJulietta Suzuki

Volumes: 25 (complete)
Licensed: Viz (25 Volumes: Digital/Paperback) – (Complete)
Type: Manga
Genre: Supernatural/Adventure/Comedy
Age Group: Teen

Summary:  
Momozono Nanami’s dad, a man with a penchant for gambling, disappeared after accumulating a huge amount of debt. Thus, she was chased out of her house by the debt collectors. When she met a timid guy being chased by a dog, he told her that he’d give her his house. She believed his persuasive talk, but when she went to his house… it turned out to be a shrine. Moreover, a guy with fox ears appeared, which made Nanami even more confused. What will become of homeless and confused Nanami?

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Graphics Rating: 5/5
Plot Rating: 4/5

Opinion: Swear on my life I was reluctant to start this series, especially when it first took off because it looked a little childish. Then during lockdown I was compelled to purchase the entire series (in this manga economy – I know). I had to buy two volumes digitally but I’m so glad I bit the bullet and just read the entire series before collecting each volume.

The art is really straightforward and unique to the author. I love how she draws all of the ayakashi and the fashion is really cool.

The heroine is really fun without being annoying. She is very optimistic but also realistic. She is a really great “strong heroine”, she isn’t perfect but keeps on going with a smile.

The only reason this didn’t get a 5/5 on the plot was due to some weird pacing issues from time to time. While the romance was absolutely perfectly timed the entire series, the adventures were a bit janky. There was an overarching plot that was brought in and forgotten from time to time. Lots of filler, meeting new friends, etc.

That said the world is really well fleshed out as a fantasy. I really enjoyed learning about her friends and the ayakashi even though I don’t usually enjoy side plot.

I really loved this series and I think it’s a great starting point for anyone looking to get into Shoujo. It’s also great if you’re an old-timer like me ;)

Final Rating: 4/5

Extra: There’s an anime :)

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Bibliophile Princess Manwha by Yui

Bibliophile Princess

Name: Bibliophile Princess
MangakaYui

Volumes: 5 (Ongoing)
Licensed: J-Club Novel (3 Volumes – Digital)
Type: Manga
Genre: Historical/Drama
Age Group: Teen

Summary:  
Usagi Tsukino is a normal girl until she meets up with Luna a talking cat who tells her that she is Sailor Moon. As Sailor Moon Usagi must fight evils and enforce justice in although only the fiancée of the Crown Prince, Christopher, in name, Eliana, is a noble lady that enjoys her life by reading books all day. One fateful day, Eliana ended up knowing that there was a noble lady that apparently the prince was all affectionate with. Instantly, she thought that a girl that actually loved the prince appeared!! And, while thinking about that, Eliana started to prepare for the approaching time of when her engagement would be cancelled…
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Graphics Rating: 4/5
Plot Rating: 3/5

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Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Manga

Pretty Guardian: Sailor Moon

Name: Pretty Guardian: Sailor Moon
MangakaTakeuchi, Naoko

Volumes: 18 (Complete)
Licensed: Kodansha (Condensed into 12 Volumes – Digital/Print) (Complete)
Type: Manga
Genre: Fantasy/Action/Drama
Age Group: Teen

Summary:  
Usagi Tsukino is a normal girl until she meets up with Luna a talking cat who tells her that she is Sailor Moon. As Sailor Moon Usagi must fight evils and enforce justice in the name of the Moon and the mysterious Moon Princess. She meets other girls destined to be Sailor Senshi (Sailor Scouts) and together they fight the forces of evil.
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Graphics Rating: 5/5
Plot Rating: 3/5

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Marmalade Boy Manga

Marmalade Boy

Name: Marmalade Boy
MangakaYoshizumi, Wataru

Volumes: 8 (Complete)
Licensed: Tokyopop (8V Print)-(Out of Print)
Type: Manga
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Age Group: Teen

Summary:  
All Miki Koishikawa wanted was an ordinary family and that’s exactly what she had until her parents decided to move in with another couple (as in switching spouses!) and turned Miki’s world upside down. Now she lives in a house with four parents and her totally cute stepbrother, Yuu. It’s bad enough being brought into her parents’ strange soap opera, but Miki will star in a soap of her own as she deals with friends having affairs, trying to survive in school and ending up torn between her long-time crush, Ginta, and her new stepbrother!
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Graphics Rating: 4/5
Plot Rating: 3/5

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The Prince in His Dark Days Manga

Prince in His Dark Days

Name: Prince in His Dark Days
MangakaYamanaka Hiko

Volumes: 4 (Complete)
Licensed: Kodansha (4 Volumes: Digital/Print)
Type: Manga
Genre: Drama/Slice of Life
Age Group: Teen

Summary:  
Atsuko is a young high-school girl who leads a troublesome life. Working a scandalous job for the sake of survival, her reputation is in tatters and she is scorned by her peers. But one day she is noticed by one of three rich boys, Itaru, which she resembles in an uncanny way. Immediately she finds herself whisked away from her everyday life and into a new world where she is forced to take on the role as Itaru’s double and replace him as the “Prince”.
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Graphics Rating: 4/5
Plot Rating: 5/5

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