Boku no Hatsukoi wo Kimi ni Sasagu: I Give my First Love to You

Name: Boku no Hatsukoi wo Kimi ni Sasagu (I Give my First Love to You)
Mangaka: Aoki, Kotomi

Volumes: 12 (Complete)
Licensed: No
Scanlations: V.12 Ch.67 (Complete)
Scanlator: Starry Heaven and Tenshi Tachi (Closed)
Type: Manga
Genre: High School/Drama
Age Group: Teen

Summary: When Mayu was 8 she fell in love with Takuma. Takuma has a serious heart condition and he will only live to be 20. How much love can be exchanged in such a short lifespan?

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

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Name: Lovenista
Mangaka: Kayono

Volumes: 2 (Complete)
Licensed: No
Scanlations: V.02 Ch.09 (Finished)
Scanlator: Shoujo Manga Maniac
Type: Manga
Genre: Smut/Makeup/Comedy
Age Group: Older Teen

Summary: This is the story of an ordinary girl who seems to fall for all the wrong guys. When she finds herself falling for the, seemingly, worst guy possible, she sees that maybe he was the best thing she’d ever met.

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

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Black Bird

Name: Black Bird
Mangaka: Sakurakoji, Kanoko

Volumes: 18 (Complete)
Licensed: Viz (Complete)
Type: Manga
Genre: Fantasy/Highschool/Smut
Age Group: Teen

Summary: There is a world of myth and magic that intersects ours, and only a special few can see it. Misao Harada is one such person, and she wants nothing to do with magical realms. She just wants to have a normal high school life and maybe get a boyfriend. All that changes one day when Misao is attacked by a demon. Her childhood friend Kyo suddenly returns to save her and tend to her cuts–with his tongue! It turns out Misao is the bride of prophecy, whose blood gives power to the demon clan who claims her. But most demons want to keep her power for themselves–by eating her! Now Misao is just trying to stay alive…and decide if she likes it when Kyo licks her wounds.

-From Viz

{Note: Is it just me or was that freaking HILARIOUS?! When they ended Shoujo Beat, Viz must have had to lower some standards in other places as well…}

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

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shoujo manga screenshot of heroine kissing lead male

Boys Over Flowers: Hana Yori Dango

Name: Boys Over Flowers (Hana Yori Dango)
Mangaka: Kamio, Youko
Volumes: 37 (Such a painful number)
Licensed: Viz (Complete)
Scanlations: Complete
Scanlator: Too many
Type: Manga
Genre: Drama/High school/Comedy/Unrequited Love/Bullying
Age Group: Teen

Summary: Tsukushi attends an elite school, not because of wealth but because of intelligence. Because of this she has become aquainted with the F4. The F4 are the richest and hottest (Debatable) guys at school. Not to mention the biggest bullies ever. Like a weed, Tsukushi decides to fight back against her bullies and finds one of the guys is falling for her. Now press play.

Graphics Rating: 3/5
Plot Rating: 4/5

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Crimson Hero

Name: Crimson Hero
Mangaka: Takanashi, Mitsuba

Volumes: 20 (Complete)
Licensed: Viz (Volume 14 – Incomplete)
Scanlations: V.20 Ch.83 (Complete)
Scanlator: IvyScan, Enchantment Scans
Type: Manga
Genre: Sports/High School
Age Group: Everyone

Summary: Nobara just wants to play volleyball. Nobara’s mother just wants her tomboy daughter to take over the family hotel. Nobara specifically goes to a school with an amazing volleyball team. Too bad that male volleyball team is for males only.

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

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