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Name: Kataomi Shoten
Mangaka: Hata, Akimi

Volumes: 3 (Complete)
Licensed: No
Scanlations: V.01 Ch.02 (Ongoing)
Scanlator: Chibi Manga
Type: Manga
Genre: Josei/Slice of Life
Age Group: Adult/Older Teen/Teen

Summary: To work in a bookstore has been her life long dream and when she finally does get the job her boss makes her into a slave. What is she to do?!

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Name: Douse Mou Nigerarenai
Mangaka: Kazui, Kazumi

Volumes: 10 (Complete)
Licensed: No
Scanlations: V.01 Ch.04 (Ongoing)
Scanlator: Papermoon Scans
Type: Manga
Genre: Josei/Drama
Age Group: Adult/Older Teen

Summary: Naho dreamt to become an OL but while she was waiting to have the aptitude to become one of them, she started to work in a Design company. But because her manager, Sakisaka, had a bad impression about her, he just played with her. But then, he decided to help her and he even comforted her?!
This love story isn’t to be dealt with by ordinary means!

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Name: Lip Smoke
Mangaka: Nishitaki, Mai

Volumes: 1 (Complete)
Licensed: No
Scanlations: V.01 Ch.04 (Complete)
Scanlator: Crimson Flower 
Type: Manga
Genre: comedy/drama
Age Group: Teen

Summary: High-school student Setsuna Iwato works part-time for a publishing agency. When her employer’s having trouble with an erotic fiction novelist she becomes his assistant to help him rediscover the feeling of a “Pure Kiss”.

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Name: Nounai Poison Berry
Mangaka: Mizushiro, Setona

Volumes: 5 (Complete)
Licensed: No
Scanlations: V.02 Ch.09 (Ongoing)
Scanlator: Forbidden Garden
Type: Manga
Genre: Josei/Comedy/Romance
Age Group: Mature

Summary: Sakurai Ichiko is a 29-year-old woman whose head contains council members (each with differing personalities) that dictate her every thought and decision. While waiting at the train station one day, she encounters Saotome, a man whom she met and made short conversation with at a drinking party with friends. Although she’s interested in him, being a much a older woman, Ichiko hesitates over whether or not she should approach him, causing a wave of uproar between her intracranial council members.

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Name: & (And)
Manga-ka: Okazaki Mari

Volumes: 3 (Ongoing)
Licensed: No
Scanlations: V.01 Ch.04 (Ongoing)
Scanlator: Stiletto Heels
Type: Manga
Genre: Drama/Josei
Age Group: Mature

Summary: Aoki Kaoru is a 26-year-old woman who has never had a boyfriend. Normally unattached and unmotivated in her own life, Kaoru decides to start up a nail salon as a side business in addition to her regular job as a medical clerk. Although having a severe adversity to physical touch, she is forced to confront that fear when she meets a man who can’t help but touch others.

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*Boku something something lol

So I pulled out all the stops at my ConBravo panel tonight! I’m making this now on Thursday and this will publish at midnight tomorrow. No idea how my panel is going to go (or if anyone will show up) but I’ll give it my best!

Shoujo: Dengeki Daisy
Josei: Suppli
RedKomi: Fetish
Smut (Josei): Candy Life
Smut (Shoujo): Hot Gimmick
Fantasy Josei: Ilegenes
Manhwa: Bride of the Water God

Unique Art: Usagi Drop
Strong Female Lead: Hana no Kishi
Kind Love Interest: Kimi ni Todoke
No/Low Romance: Oresama Teacher
Male Lead: Men’s Kou
Low/No Cliches: Hakuji
Unpredictable: The Tarot Cafe

Honourable Mentions:
Oboreru Knife
Cat Street
Kingyo Sou

If you are interested in personal recommendations I now have an email specifically for that! (Yay)
E-Mail me at recommend@yourgimmick.net

Also! Expect a contest SOON!

xoxo Kitteh

Name: Suppli
Manga-ka: Okazaki, Mari

Volumes: 10 (Complete)
Licensed: Yes (Tokyopop – 5 Volumes Cancelled)
Scanlations: V.01 Ch.01 (Discontinued)
Scanlator: Shoujo Manga Maniac
Type: Manga
Genre: Drama/Slice of Life/Josei
Age Group: Teen

Summary: Minami Fujii is an employee at a high-powered advertising firm. She’s good at her job but finds herself torn between the pressure and expectations of her career and her attraction to two of her coworkers: the younger, arty Ishida, and the classy, put-together Ogiwara!

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

Volumes: 1 (Ongoing)
Licensed: No
Scanlations: V.01 Ch.05 (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.

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Name: Piece of Cake
Manga-ka: George, Asakura

Volumes: 5 (Complete)
Licensed: No
Scanlations: V.03 Ch.16 (Ongoing)
Scanlator: Shoujo Manga Maniac
Type: Manga
Genre: Slice of Life/Drama/Josei
Age Group: Older Teen

Summary: How a young woman, romantically and professionally broken, will once again get a taste for life when she leaves the city to live in the countryside…

Shino feels totally lost in her life. She goes out with a past work colleague, Masaki, quite macho… and troubles at her work make her leave it. She moves out, takes her independence, moves away from Masaki and settles in a tiny room in an old building of suburbs. On her arrival, she finds a little garden she shares with her neighbours, a couple her own age. And little by little, she feels more and more attracted to the mysterious man who lives next door.

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Name: Paradise Kiss
Mangaka: Yazawa, Ai

Volumes: 5 (Complete)
Licensed: Tokyopop
Scanlations: V.05 Ch.?? (Complete)
Scanlator: Parakiss (Dead)
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.

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