Star Crossed Shoujo Manga by Junko

Star Crossed!!

Name: Star Crossed!! (Oshi ga Watashi de Watashi ga Oshi de)
MangakaJunko

Volumes: 4 (Complete)
Licensed: Kodansha (3 Volumes: Digital and Print)
Type: Manga
Genre: Comedy
Age Group: Teen

Summary:  
Azusa lives for only one man: Chika-kun, of the idol group Prince 4 U. But when she accidentally dies trying (and failing) to save him, she can’t believe her luck—to be in literal Heaven with the man she loves! But never one to lie, God says this one is on him, and sends them both back to continue their lives … but there’s just one little problem. Their souls have been sent to the wrong bodies! And not only that—they can switch back and forth by kissing? What on Earth does fate have in store for them?
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Graphics Rating: 4/5
Plot Rating: 4/5

Opinion: Considering I could never get used to Kiss Him Not Me I wasn’t sure how much I’d like this series. I bought the first volume and was instantly OBSESSED. This series was so funny and so wonderful in so many ways, I binged the first 3 volumes instantly. (My poor budget)

The art is really amazing. It is very modern but very unique in it’s own way. The author mainly writes yaoi and honestly yaoi mangaka have the best art style usually. The guys are obviously drawn super handsome and the girl is super cute as well.

Biggest draw of this series is the comedy. The heroine is a prim and proper high school president during the day, and a near psychotic obsessed fan girl in her free time. The heroines crazy antics are balanced by the emotionally constipated male lead who gradually learns how to express himself from the heroine.

This series ended up being very cute with many “doki doki” moments. I think above that despite the switched bodies genre being popular this series still manages to stand above as super unique. Can’t wait for the last volume!

If you enjoy shoujo with a bit of comedy and have ever been a “Fan Girl” this is a must read!

Final Rating: 4/5

Extra: From the Mangaka of the wildy popular “Kiss Him Not Me!

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Top 4 Shoujo: Age Gap

Top 4: Age Gap Shoujo Manga

There’s something so wonderful in the taboo and especially when it comes to Shoujo Manga. What’s more taboo than a teenager dating an adult? Continuing my “Top 4” series I list some of my favourite series in each popular “genre” of shoujo.

Since Age Gap is such a popular genre in shoujo manga I wanted to set some ground rules when searching. Basically why do people love this genre so much? These series include adults and teens and are steamy romantic. That being said, sometimes it is creepy, so I’ll avoid those ones. What’s your favourite Age Gap series? Let me know in the comments!

Note: These are not in an order I love them all in their own special way! Also! All these series are complete and bingeable ;)


Kinkyori Renai (Loves Reach)

The most popular sub-genre of age gap shoujo is definitely teacher and student. Who didn’t have a major crush on some hot young teacher in high school?

Kinkyori Renai is without a doubt my favourite teacher/student series. In a rare combo this series also has the Heroine as a Tsundere making the series irresistible.

Read my full review on Love’s Reach


Love So Life

Another key sub-genre in age gap series is the “substitute family”. A heroine thrown out on her own left to rely on an adult man to take care of her. While the set up is mildly creepy, this series is the best of that sub-genre and manages to stay sweet as pie.

Love So Life is a heartwarming adorable series about a high school girl just trying to find a home. The kids she takes care of are a super cute sprinkle on top. A great read if you’re looking for a WHOLESOME slow romance age gap series.

Read my full review on Love So Life


Hana to Akuma

For variety I knew I wanted to add in a supernatural series. While my heart was torn between this series and Black Bird, the latter did end up being a little creepy.

All the series listed have a popular sub-genre and Hana to Akuma is no different. The age gap in this series is from the “father figure”. Hana is adopted and raised by the male lead but the series isn’t creepy by any means! Very sweet slow romance but very well rounded series.

Read my full review on Hana to Akuma


Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight

This series is one of the most recent age gap series I’ve read/collected. It is also the healthiest relationship in this collection I’ve gathered. While none of the selected series are creepy, this series actually promoted proper communication. Super refreshing to read!

The sub genre for this series is: Celebrity! Our Heroine becomes entangled with a popstar turned actor. They definitely face many challenges due to their age gap it still feels very sweet. Not to mention many fun steamy moments.

Read my full review on Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight

A man and a woman with a butterfly, snippit from Seirou Opera Manga

Seirou Opera

Name: Seirou Opera
MangakaSakurakoji Kanoko

Volumes: 12 (Complete)
Scanlations: V03, Ch12
Type: Manga
Genre: Mystery, Historical, Drama
Age Group: Older Teen

Summary:  
The story unfolds in the Edo era in the Yoshiwara red-light district of Tokyo. Akane, a girl whose family is from Samurai, is sold to a brothel to be orphaned. To be the “little sister” of the “lady” No 1 spot. This will bring a client ask, then she meets a stranger very peculiar man. What will happen after that meeting?
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Graphics Rating: 4/5
Plot Rating: 4/5

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Image of a woman and man from manga Somethings Wrong With Us

Something’s Wrong with Us

Name: Something’s Wrong with Us (Watashitachi wa Douka Shiteiru)
Mangaka: Ando Natsumi

Volumes: 12 (ongoing)
LicensedKodansha (2)
Type: Manga
Genre: Mystery, Psychological, Josei
Age Group: Teen

Summary:  
Following in her mother’s footsteps, Nao became a traditional Japanese sweets maker, and at 21, she’s about to take the industry by storm. With unparalleled artistry and a bright attitude, she gets an offer to work at a world-class confectionary company. But when she meets the young, handsome owner, she recognizes his cold stare … It’s none other than Tsubaki, her childhood friend and first crush-the same boy who stood over his father’s bloodied body 15 years ago, and framed Nao’s mother for the murder. As the only witness of that fateful night, Nao is eager to chase down the truth and confirm her suspicions. Since Tsubaki has no clue who she is, she seizes her chance to get close to him, but instead of finding any answers, she begins falling deeper for Tsubaki’s allure …
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Graphics Rating: 3/5
Plot Rating: 3/5

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A man and woman sleeping side by side from manga knight on ice by yayoi ogawa

Knight on Ice (Ginban Kishi)

Name: Knight on Ice (Ginban Kishi)
Mangaka: Yayoi Ogawa

Volumes: 11 (Complete)
LicensedKodansha
Releases: V.01 (Ongoing)
Type: Manga
Genre: Josei, Sport, Slice of Life
Age Group: Older Teen

Summary:  Chitose is a serious young woman, working for the health magazine SASSO. Or at least, she would be, if she wasn’t constantly getting distracted by her childhood friend, international figure skating star Kokoro Kijinami! In the public eye and on the ice, Kokoro is a gallant, flawless knight, but behind his glittery costumes and breathtaking spins lies a secret: he’s actually a hopeless romantic otaku, who can only land his quad jumps when Chitose is on hand to recite a spell from his favorite magical girl anime!

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

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