Daytime Shooting Star manga by Mika Yamamori

Daytime Shooting Star

Name: Daytime Shooting Star (Hirunaka no Ryuusei)
MangakaYamamori, Mika

Volumes: 12 (Complete)
Licensed: Viz (12 Volumes: Digital/Paperback) – (Complete)
Type: Manga
Genre: Slice of Life
Age Group: Teen

Summary:  
15-year-old country girl, Suzume Yosano, has to move to Tokyo to live with her uncle due to her father’s transfer. She bumps into a mysterious man who ends up taking her to her uncle’s place after she gets lost. Turns out, Suzume will be seeing him a lot more often once she starts school because… he’s her homeroom teacher!?
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Graphics Rating: 4/5
Plot Rating: 3/5

Opinion: This series is SO POPULAR I’m surprised it took me so long to read it. But beyond that, I ended up being disappointed.

The art is very nice and fairly unique. This Mangaka has a very identifiable style and I quite like it. It remains very soft and shoujo while avoiding all the sparkle and excess.

As for the plot. I won’t post spoilers but there are quite a few twists and turns throughout the series. I was kind of cringing the first half of the series but I really enjoyed the ending. It was at least interesting to keep up the suspense until the very end. That said, if you’re here for loving romantic relationships it’s mostly conflict until the relationship is resolved in the end.

My biggest struggle with this series was how boring the heroine was. All her friends seemed SO much more interesting than her. They had hobbies and struggles, ups and downs, all the heroines’ struggles seemed to revolve around men. Boring.

If you’re a fan of persistently positive heroines that have no personality this is the series for you. It’s not bad, I just expected better due to popularity.

Final Rating: 3/5

Extra: None

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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

mikami sensei way of love, kodansha series

Mikami Sensei’s way of Love

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Name: Mikami Sensei’s way of Love (Mikami-sensei no Aishikata)
Mangaka: Aikawa, Hiro

Volumes: 8 (Complete)
Licensed: Kodansha
Current Licensed Volumes: V.08 (Complete)
Type: Manga
Genre: Comedy, Smut
Age Group: Older Teen


Summary:  
Without a single boyfriend in sixteen years, Natsume has zero relationship experience … and it’s all thanks to her super overprotective neighbor—high school teacher, Mikami-sensei!! Whether at home or at school, Natsume is always being manipulated by his strangely overbearing affections. But while it may have seemed like sibling love at first, their relationship soon takes an unexpected turn … !

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

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honnou honey screenshot from manga

Honnou Honey

Name: Honnou Honey
Mangaka: Shiina, Chika

Volumes: 1 (Complete)
Licensed: No
Scanlations: V.01 Ch.05 (Ongoing)
Scanlator: Midnight Scans
Type: Manga
Genre: Drama
Age Group: Older Teen

Summary: He can’t stop the girls from gossiping…
The invitation from those gentle eyes is irresistible…
I want him to love only me…
I want him to be only with me…
All the girls are drawn to him…

The moment he is unable to stop it, he entices more, but he is still far from getting embraced?!

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Graphics Rating: 4/5
Plot Rating: 2/5

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Yuki no Kuni Kara

Name: Yuki no Kuni Kara
Manga-ka: Shibata, Asuka

Volumes: 4 (Complete)
Licensed: No
Scanlations: V.01 Ch.03 (Hiatus)
Scanlator: Ochibichan (inactive) and Manga Yobai
Type: Manga
Genre: Drama
Age Group: Teen

Summary: In order to be able to get into the University of her choice with a hundred percent passing rate, Fujino Yuki went into Private Suidou All-Girl Academy, a high school that boasts about the students’ marvelous achievements. Yet, there’s a secret to the school’s excellent results- good looking guys as their teachers! Without knowing about the secret and only having a pure intention of going into that high school, what would happen to Yuki’s fate…?!

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Graphics Rating: 2/5
Plot Rating: 1/5

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