Tag

first love

Browsing

Name: Boys Over Flowers Season 2
Mangaka: Kamio Youko

Volumes: 15 (Complete)
Licensed: Viz Digital
Scanlated: V.12 (Ongoing)
Type: Manga
Genre: Drama
Age Group: Teen

Summary:  Eitoku Academy has a legacy of being a school for the ultimate elite, the best of the best. And the most rich and powerful students there have formed the Correct 5 clique to maintain the integrity of their school. Unfortunately, new student Oto Edogawa doesn’t have the pedigreed background of her peers and has to work part-time jobs to help make ends meet. Will a chance encounter with Haruto Kaguragi, the leader of the Correct 5, put everything at risk?

Manga Updates

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

Opinion: If you know me you would know I am a pretty big Boys Over Flowers fan. I haven’t watched the anime or drama but I spent a lot of money on collecting all the books and I make it a point to re read the series once a year. So this review is probably biased.

The art is great, it’s obviously improved since she started in the 80s. While the art may not be my favourite it is definitely unique and polished and unique really isn’t a bad thing in a sea of manga.

The story is very reminiscent of the original series to the point that it is kind of predictable. Kamio has a way with unrequited love that she just does so well so it’s entirely forgivable, it works. The main character is more confident this time around and the main guy is a lot less of a hot head.

Main reason to read this as a fan is to check out the cameos of the characters from Boys Over Flowers. While Tsukushi and Tsukasa haven’t shown up YET I can’t wait to see my fav characters living their best lives.

You do not need to read the original series to get this series and it does well as a stand alone. I do recommend this series but maybe I’m too biased.

Final Rating: 4/5

Extra: n/a

Read Online
Comixology
Viz
*Some chapters are free from Viz and previous chapters you can sign up online to read

Name: Our Fake Marriage (Usokon)
Mangaka: Tokina Kiwi

Volumes: 2 (Ongoing)
Licensed: Kodansha Comics
Licensed Volumes: V.03 (Ongoing)
Type: Manga
Genre: Drama
Age Group: Mature

Summary
An ordinary girl, Yae, loses her home and job at age 29 and has nowhere to turn. But when she runs into a childhood friend, Takumi, he “proposes” she live with him in a high-rise condominium in the city, acting as his fake spouse … A tale of deceit … involving a handsome architect!

Manga Updates

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

Name: The Walls Between Us (Watashi-tachi ni wa Kabe ga Aru)
Mangaka: Tsukishima, Haru

Volumes: 7 (Complete)
LicensedKodansha
Licensed Volumes: V.05 (Ongoing)
Type: Manga
Genre: Comedy
Age Group: Teen

Summary
Makoto is suddenly confessed to by her narcissistic childhood friend Kikuchi Reita. Not even just any confession, he stands in the street and publicly says «If you want a boyfriend that badly, I don’t mind going out with you.» Which was obviously a no, since Makoto has never considered Reita to be a man, especially a man of interest. What will become of her daily life now that Reita insists on her going out with him?

Manga Updates

Name: A Springtime with Ninjas
MangakaHasegaki, Narumi

Volumes: 4 (Complete)
LicensedKodansha
Licensed Volumes: V.04 (Complete)
Type: Manga
Genre: Fantasy/Drama
Age Group: Everyone

Summary:  
Kasugami Benio is the sheltered daughter of the richest family in Japan. According to her family tradition, the first man she kisses will be the one she marries. Now that she’s old enough to gain some freedom, Kageshita Tamaki, a handsome playboy is assigned to be her bodyguard… Master x Servant love story starts here!

Manga Updates

Name: Coffee & Vanilla
Mangaka: Takara, Akegami

Volumes: 10 (Ongoing)
Licensed: No
Current Scanlations: V.06 Ch.23
Scanlator: Chibi Manga
Type: Manga
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Age Group: Mature

Summary:  
Would you like an older man dressed in suits? She was never this popular before university but before she knew it, Risa was way out of everyone’s league. The one who saves her from this cruel fate is a handsome man who can rock his suits, Fukami-san. What will he offer Risa, who is a beginner at love…!?

Manga Updates

Name: Kiss me at the Stroke of Midnight
MangakaRin Mikimoto

Volumes: 9 (Ongoing)
LicensedKodansha
Current Licensed Volumes: Ch.08
Type: Manga
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Age Group: Teen

Summary:  
Hinana is a high school girl who wakes up at 5am to prepare for school every day. She’s also the Student Committee secretary. While she’s quite serious, in reality she actually dreams of one day finding herself a prince. When a famous actor, Ayase Kaede, shoots a movie at their school during golden week, the Student Committee’s members have to act as extras. Hinana thinks Ayase is just like the prince of her dreams until she finds out that in reality he’s actually a pervert who has a butt fetish? A comedy romance starts.

Manga Updates

Name: Perfect World
MangakaAruga Rie

Volumes: 8 (Ongoing)
Licensed: Kodansha
Current Licensed Volumes: Ch.07
Type: Manga
Genre: Slice of Life
Age Group: Older Teen

Summary:  
Kawana Tsugumi works for an interior design company. She goes to a drinking party at a client’s architectural office and happens to meet her first love, Ayukawa Itsuki. He’s more handsome than ever and it isn’t until he’s leaving that she realizes something has changed: Ayukawa is in a wheelchair.

Manga Updates

Name: You Got me Sempai! (Mairimashita, Senpai )
MangakaMase Azusa

Volumes: 5(ongoing)
LicensedKodansha
Current Licensed Volumes: V.05
Type: Manga
Genre: Slice of Life
Age Group: Teen


Summary:  
Serina arrives at school one day to discover her desk has been vandalized—someone’s scratched the lyrics to a love song in it … and that someone turns out to be Mizukawa-sempai, a boy who’s one year her senior. She wants to get to know him better, but if his frosty demeanor is any indication, she doesn’t have a chance! But it seems he might be awkward—not simply mean—and before she knows it, she’s asking him out … ! With each passing day, her heart races a little faster! Don’t miss out on this school-romance story!

Name: Kyou no Kira-kun (kira-kun Today)
Mangaka: Mikimoto Rin

Volumes: 9 (Complete)
Licensed: Kodansha (V.04)
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.

Manga Updates

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!

Manga Updates