Koi shiTagari no Blue

Name: Koi Shitagari no Blue
Mangaka: Fujiwara, Yoshiko

Volumes: 6 (Complete)
Licensed: No
Scanlations: V.06 Ch.24 (Complete)
Scanlator: Forbidden Garden
Type: Manga
Genre: Drama/School Life
Age Group: Everyone

Summary: “Won’t you become my girlfriend?”
On the day of her high school entrance ceremony, Ao got asked that by Riku, a guy that she has only just met. But by that, he meant to ask her to become his fake girlfriend, just to pretend. Ao was surprised by the sudden request, but after knowing Riku’s true feeling, she decided to agree to become his fake girlfriend…?

-From Manga Updates

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

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Usagi Drop: Bunny Drop

Name: Usagi Drop (Bunny Drop)
Mangaka: Unita, Yumi

Volumes: 9 (Complete)
Licensed: Yen Press (Set to release Volume 1 March 2010)
Type: Manga
Genre: Josei/Slice of Life/Comedy
Age Group: Mature

Summary: Returning to his family’s estate for his grandfather’s funeral, thirty-something bachelor Daikichi is floored to discover that the old man had an illegitimate child with a much younger lover! Needless to say, the rest of the family is shocked and embarrassed by this turn of events, and not one of them wants anything to do with the little girl, who refuses to say a word. In a fit of angry spontaneity, Daikichi decides to adopt her! But is living with an overgrown teenager who can barely take care of himself the key to making Rin come out of her shell?

-From Manga Updates

Graphics Rating: 3/5
Plot Rating: 1/5

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Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You

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Name: Kimi ni Todoke (From Me to You)
Mangaka: Shiina, Karuho

Volumes: 30 (Complete)
Licensed: Viz
Licensed Volumes: 30 (Complete)
Type: Manga
Genre: Comedy/School Life
Age Group: Teen

Summary: Sawako is a normal girl with the nickname Sadako. You know the girl from the ring? That’s Sadako. Despite her harsh looks, Sawako is a beautiful and pure person who tries to do one good deed a day, even if it isn’t always well received. Sawako is in awe of the most popular boy in class who makes it his job to become friends with Sawako. Will their relationship develop into something more?

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

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Nana

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Name: Nana
Manga-ka: Yazawa, Ai

Licensed: Viz. Volume 21 (Hiatus)
Volumes: 21 (Hiatus)
Type: Manga
Genre: Romance/Fashion/Drama/Tragedy/Slice of Life
Age Group: Older Teen

Summary: Nana Komatsu is on a train to Tokyo to start a new life. Nana Osaki is on a train to Tokyo to become a huge rock star. Two girls, one name, and completely different lifestyles. The possibilities are endless in the big city.

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

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Honey & Clover

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Name: Honey & Clover
Manga-ka: Umino, Chika

Licensed: Viz {Serialized in Shoujo Beat}
Volumes: 10 (Complete)
Type: Manga
Genre: Josei/Romance/Drama/Comedy
Age Group: Older Teen

Summary: Takemoto lives in a run-down student apartment, where his greatest worry is when he’ll next be able to afford to eat meat and whether he’ll get to class on time. Although he’s away from home and living on his own, Takemoto is far from finished growing up. Along with his crazy cast of friends, Morita, Mayama, Yamada, and Hagumi, Takemoto sets out to discover life and his true self. –Mangaupdates

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

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