Screenshot from Spell of Desire Manga by Tomu Ohmi. Woman leans into a man holding her she looks upset.

Spell of Desire

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Name: Spell of Desire
MangakaOhmi, Tomu

Volumes: 5 (Complete)
Licensed: Viz (Print/Digital – Complete)
Type: Manga
Genre: Supernatural/Smut
Age Group: Mature

Summary:  
Kaoruko Mochizuki runs an herb shop in a small seaside town. One day, a mysterious man dressed in black named Kaname Hibiki enters her shop and reveals that Kaoruko is actually a witch. And what’s more, Kaoruko needs Kaname to help control her awakening power!

Among the shocking news that Kaname imparts is that Kaoruko’s mother is still alive and has entrusted Kaoruko with the immense power of the Witch Queen. As long as Kaoruko has that power, she will be the target of humans and demonic spirits alike. Kaname claims to be a “knight” that protects witches, but then he steals a kiss from Kaoruko…!

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

Opinion: I really enjoyed this unique portrayal of witches! This series did a fairly good job of introducing the supernatural world but I felt like it could have been a bit longer.

Art is very unique to this mangaka. It gives an old school vibe that is kind of sketchy but it’s still modern. Very sharp looking. The male lead is quite handsome and the heroine is stunning as she develops throughout the series.

Plot was interesting and unique. I predicted some stuff that actually didn’t happen which was pleasantly surprising. I think the series could have been a bit longer to have some more fun with the world but the ending is satisfying. Very cute sexy series about witches.

Final Rating: 4/5

Extra: From the same mangaka of Midnight Secretary

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Crown of Thorns Manga by Kamio

Crown of Thorns

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Name: Crown of Thorns (Ibara no Kanmuri)
Mangaka: Yoko Kamio

Volumes: 2 (Complete)
Licensed: Viz (2 Volumes – Digital only)
Type: Manga
Genre: Supernatural
Age Group: Teen

Summary:  
Nobara, a high-school girl who lives alone in a western style house, has a curious power. She can see things others can’t. Three months ago, a curious blonde guy appeared in front of her, but she is the only one who can see him…
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Graphics Rating: 4/5
Plot Rating: 4/5

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Jigoku to Enra Manga by Shimada Chie

Jigoku to Enra

Name: Jigoku to Enra (Enra goes to Hell)
MangakaShimada, Chie

Volumes: 4 (Complete)
Licensed: No
Scanlator: Shoujo Sense
Scanlations: V.04 Ch.17
Type: Manga
Genre: Supernatural/Comedy
Age Group: Teen

Summary:  
Komachi, an extremely straight laced high schooler, encounters Enra, the son of the King of Hell, who is out to eliminate her as punishment of a grave sin that she will commit in the future.

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Kainushi wa Akuma

Name: Kainushi wa Akuma
Mangaka: Kaji, Eiri

Volumes: 11 (Complete)
Licensed: No
Scanlations: V.11 Ch.25 (Ongoing)
Scanlator: Phoenix Serenade Scans
Type: Manga
Genre: Drama/Fantasy/Historical
Age Group: Teen

Summary: Most people love red hair. It’s so vibrant and striking. But not our protagonist Nora. Many people in her village hate her because she has red hair because of an old legend in the village. Though some people hate her, she still pulls on. But her not -so-ordinary life might become mysterious and dangerous soon…in more ways than one?!

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Graphics Rating: 2/5
Plot Rating: 3/5

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