14 Sai no Koi

Name: 14 Sai no Koi
Manga-ka: Mizutani, Fuka

Volumes: 11 (Ongoing)
Licensed: No
Scanlations: V.11 Ch.45 (Ongoing?)
Scanlator: Playground
Type: Manga
Genre: Comedy/Josei
Age Group: Everyone

Summary: A story about two unusually mature young people. They are both smart, very together and they are in love. But, as grown-up as they act, they are still just 14 and their feelings for each other are captured with tenderness and lack of nostalgia, but very cutely.


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

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Paradise Kiss

Name: Paradise Kiss
Mangaka: Yazawa, Ai

Volumes: 5 (Complete)
Licensed: Tokyopop
Type: Manga
Genre: Drama/Fashion/Psychological/Josei
Age Group: Teen

Summary: Yukari wants nothing more than to make her parents happy by studying hard and getting into a good college. One afternoon, however, she is kidnapped by a group of self-styled fashion-obsessed artists who call themselves “Paradise Kiss.” Yukari suddenly finds herself flung into the roller-coaster life of the fashion world, guided by George, art-snob extraordinaire. In a glamorous makeover of body, mind and soul, she is turned from a hapless bookworm into her friends own exclusive clothing model.

-From Mangaupdates

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

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Kingyo Sou

Name: Kingyo Sou
Mangaka: Fujitsuka, Yuki

Volumes: 2 (Complete)
Licensed: No
Scanlations: V.02 Ch.08 (Complete)
Scanlator: Esthetique and Aerandria
Type: Manga
Genre: Drama
Age Group: Teen

In the spring of her second year in high school, Asuka sees Masami playing Japanese drums in a festival, and she falls in love with him. However, Masami is deaf, and he has locked his heart in a world without sound. And thus, the two’s melancholic love miracle quietly begins. This is a pure love story in the middle of summer that will make your heart ache.

-From Mangaupdates

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

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Name: Orange
Mangaka: Benjamin

Volumes: 1 (Complete)
Licensed: Licensed
Scanlations: None
Scanlator: None
Type: Manhua (Chinese)
Genre: Slice of Life/Drama
Age Group: Teen

Summary: This story is about Orange. Orange finds no reason to live anymore. Not for her parents, for grades or a career, not for her shallow normal friends. Orange finds the world stained and fake. When she’s ready to go off a roof she notices a drunk man near here and begins to rethink what it means to live.

Graphics Rating: 6/5
Plot Rating: 3/5

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