There are lots of vampire stories in the manga world. One example would be Midnight Secretary. Compared to other popular vampire stories, it is more inclined to reality as it deals with the conflicts and relationship between humans and vampires. No magical stuff. No showing off of powers. No fight scenes. Just the struggle of a couple to defy the norm.
Continue reading ➞ [Manga] Midnight Secretary (ミッドナイト・セクレタリ)
I’m not a fan of yaoi yet I love this series. Haha! *everyone raises eyebrows*
Continue reading ➞ [Scribble] My First BL Manga
Warning: This is a smutty story.
If I’m not mistaken, this is the very first smut manga that I’ve read. I, at that time, still do not know what smut is nor have been introduced to the other works of Shinjo Mayu like Kaikan Phrase. I thought that this is so vulgar and that I would be wasting a lot of time reading this. What surprised me more is that it definitely has a story.
Continue reading ➞ [Manga] Love Celeb (ラブセレブ)
It is already the 20th century. Yuuri is enjoying her date with her boyfriend. As she steps on wet soil, something grabs her and take her to the time of the Hittite Empire. Later, she learns that she is transported there to be a living sacrifice by the Queen. Fortunately for her, Prince Kail saves her and take her as his concubine. Caught between political intrigues and wars, how could Yuuri go back to modern Japan? Also, what will happen to her relationship with Prince Kail when the two of them are slowly developing strong feelings for each other?
From the present Anatolia (Turkey), let us go back to the ancient time as the story’s heroine, Yuri is transported from 20th century Japan to Anatolia. We are introduced to the era where the rulers in the Middle East are the Hittites. There is also Egypt ruled (at the start of the story) by Tutankhamen. Chie Shinohara did a good job in making a connection of history and fiction.
Continue reading ➞ [Manga] Sora wa Akai Kawa no Hotori (天は赤い河のほとり)
Surely, Minami Maki came up with a quite unique title. It really caught my attention. Just a random fact about S.A: ZA Hana to Yume is a sister magazine to Hana to Yume. The ZA is just the Japanese transcription of “THE” (since the “th” sound doesn’t exist in Japanese and one of closest sounds that can be used to substitute it is “z”).
ZA Hana to Yume has a less frequent publishing schedule – issues appear something like four times a year, I think. S.A was first serialized in ZA Hana to Yume (before moving to the regular Hana to Yume), which is why the first four chapters kept reintroducing Hikari, Kei, and everyone else and why the art between chapter 1 and 2 looks rather different. This is all thanks to Kaeyko from S.A LJ page.
Continue reading ➞ [Manga] Special A (スペシャル・エー)
I hate this series. It made me feel sad and ended up crying. The story is indeed dramatic and heartwarming. ^_^
I hate this for making me cry but I love the fact that this is such a good story. I know, you’ve been always hearing that this manga is just so good. Allow me to make a review of this one.
Continue reading ➞ [Manga] Fruits Basket (フルーツバスケット)
Pure Erotica (1st story)
When she was in middle school, Rika’s first love only left her with an emotional scar. Now, she learned about her first love’s weakness. It’s payback time…
It’s a good cliched one-shot. The story is predictable, so as the characters.
Continue reading ➞ [Manga] Ouji Romantica & Akuma na Kare to Ikenie Tenshi
Haruka was shocked to see that Konno is her classmate. That guy used to bully her when they were children. What surprised her more is when Konno confessed to her. She agreed to date him on the plan of dumping him later for her revenge. What will she do when she realized the Konno is a nice guy after all? Will she cruelly dump him as planned or she’ll fall head over heels on him?
Continue reading ➞ [Manga] First Love (恋ストーリー)
Meet our heroine, Komomo. She’s a level 0 hero and tries to fight the level 2000 Demon Lord. This Demon Lord is not your usual one. he doesn’t give orders to his soldiers, bored in his high seat, drinking wine and being fanned by girls and loves to watch the television under the kotatsu. That’s not all, his favorite would be having a progress in his relationship with Komomo.
Continue reading ➞ [Manga] Watashi no Ookami-san (わたしの狼さん)
This 32-chapter manga is written by Yuu Watase, the same creator of Fushigi Yuugi. The story is about a high-school girl named Riiko Izawa who got dumped by the guy she confessed to. Then, she purchased a robotic guy online. It was delivered the very next day and he insisted that he is Riiko’s ideal boyfriend. After learning about Riiko’s “boyfriend”, her childhood friend is starting to show affections on her. Thus, a light-hearted love story has begun.
Continue reading ➞ [Manga] Zettai Kareshi (絶対彼氏)