Bring It On by Baek HyeKyung

Bring It On (Blooming)

Name: Bring It On (Blooming)
MangakaBaek Hye-Kyung

Volumes: 5 (Complete)
Licensed: Yen Press (Out-of-Print & No Digital Options)
Type: Manwha
Genre: Comedy
Age Group: Teen

Summary:  
Tomboy Mi-Ha is an extremely active and competitive girl who never likes to lose to anyone. She’s such a tomboy that all boys are scared of her, and that’s exactly what her brother wanted and trained her to be. It took him six long years to train her into a pseudo-military-style girl to protect her from anyone else. Bishonen Sung-Suh is a new transfer student who’s got the looks, the determination, and attitude to sweep her off the feet. Could this male beauty be able to tame the beast? Will Miha’s brother let them be together and happily ever after? If you want it you’ve got to Bring It On!

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Graphics Rating: 5/5
Plot Rating: 3/5

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Screengrab from Ichinose Kyoudai wa Gaman Dekinai. A teen boy holds a teen girl as he kisses her.

Ichinose Kyoudai wa Gaman Dekinai

Name: Ichinose Kyoudai wa Gaman Dekinai
MangakaSakurai Mayu

Volumes: 2 (Complete)
Scanlations: V.02 Ch.08 (Complete)
Type: Manga
Genre: Slice of Life
Age Group: Older Teen

Summary:  
A new big beautiful guy is transferred in Hoshino’s class. Wait! He’s Ichinose, the troublemaker of middle school. At that time Hoshino has written a love novel between Ichinose and his new stepbrother. When the novel was discovered by a classmate, they make fun of them and triggered Ichinose’s wrath. Then ichinose transferred. Maybe was Hoshino’s fault? And now he’s back!
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Graphics Rating: 5/5
Plot Rating: 5/5

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A Girl and Her Guard Dog Manga Screenshot. A man looks up at a high school girl as she holds his head in her hands.

A Girl and Her Guard Dog

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Name: A Girl and Her Guard Dog (Ojou to Baken-kun)
MangakaHatsuharu

Volumes: 5 (Ongoing – Feb 2021)
Licensed: Kodansha (1V: Digital – Feb 2021)
Type: Manga
Genre: Drama
Age Group: Teen

Summary:  
Senagaki Isaku will be a first year high school student starting in spring. Her grandfather is the third head of the Senagaki group, a yakuza organization, so she is feared by those around her. However, starting from spring, she hopes to make normal friends and normally fall in love.

She is admitted into a high school further from her hometown, however, the overprotective young head of the Senagaki group, Utou Keiya, falsifies his age and enters the school with her through a backdoor admission…?! Keiya proclaims that love is too early for her although Isaku is perfectly ready. In truth, she has held an unrequited love for Keiya for quite some time
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Graphics Rating: 4/5
Plot Rating: 4/5

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Screenshot from Manga Boss Wife, Man leans in and Kisses woman

Boss Wife

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Name: Boss Wife
MangakaSakurai, Mayu

Volumes: 1 (Ongoing)
Licensed: Kodansha (Digital – 1V)
Type: Manga
Genre: Comedy/Smut
Age Group: Mature

Summary:  
When Hasumi has a chance meeting with her old high school crush, Yamato Kujo, she figures she might as well spend one night in bliss before she deals with the debt collectors that hound her steps. But when Yamato reveals he’s become a yakuza member, Hasumi panics and runs away—only to have Yamato pop up again, but this time with a proposition: He’ll buy her debt if she becomes his bride. But can she take the pressure and drama of becoming a yakuza wife?
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Graphics Rating: 5/5
Plot Rating: 4/5

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Top 4 Shoujo Bad Boys

Top 4: Shoujo Featuring Bad Boys

So last month I did a Top 4 about Possessive Lovers and I’m gonna kinda piggy back on that idea moving into Bad Boys. This Top 4 is a lot more PG featuring delinquents and bad boys. There is something so fun about the misunderstood bad boy whose heat is softened by the heroine.

Like the other Top 4 lists this isn’t an exact ranking, but a list of four series that fit the sub-genre. I love them all in their own unique way.


Oboreru Knife (Drowning Love)

Oboreru Knife is hands down one of the best Slice of Life manga I have ever read. The series follows a child model who moves out to the country side and falls for the local wild child bad boy Kou.

This series follows the heroine from childhood all the way to adult hood. It’s interesting to watch all the characters grow up. An enduring story of first love. Even as Kou refuses to give up his bad boy ways as a teen.

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Top 4 Bad Boy Manga Series Oboreru Knife. A teen male holds his hands around a teen girls neck under water as they stare at each other longingly.
Oboreru Knife by George Asakura

Mars

Screenshot from Mars: Teen girl give teen boy a painting
Mars by Fuyumi Soryo

Rei is the blue print for all bad boys in manga. He rides a motorcycle, smokes, shows up to school when he wants and lives in his own apartment while in high school. Paired with the mousey heroine Kira, Mars is the perfect high school mix matched couple romance.

Mars was created in the 90’s and is without a doubt a classic must read for anyone who enjoys shoujo manga.

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Lovenista (18+)

Hiromichi stands out in this list cause while he is definitely a hard hitting delinquent his secret passion is makeup! Of course his bad boys ways create a lot of issues for our heroine regardless.

I can’t get over Kayono’s art and the way she portrays bad boys. It’s really too bad that she stopped writing.

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Lovenista by Kayono

Candy Life (18+)

Candy Life by Ogawa

While Candy Life is short (1V) it is wild. The heroine must choose between the rich and caring CEO or his delinquent son.

The series really puts a perspective on what truly matters when it comes to love. Live in luxury or be poor and have passion.

Candy Life is also by Yayoi Ogawa so take a peek at Sumires sisters from Tramps Like Us.

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