About This Site!By Emily • Aug 27th, 2007 • Category: Article, Features
What exactly is this page about? Well, I have picked up this horrible, money-draining habit — Buying random shoujo manga. I purchase manga based solely on cute cover art, having no idea whatsoever what the stories may be, or who the artists are. I have found some pretty cool little manga series this way, so I figured I would make this page to share with everyone of the fun things I’ve discovered! :)
This page originally began in 1998 and has been updated on and off ever since. In 2006 I finally decided to change the format of the page from a ‘regular’ website to a blog format. This was done in an effort to motivate myself to update more often.
Shoujo Manga is manga aimed at young girls and early teen girls. However I have included some series on this page that are aimed at a somewhat older audience- late teens, young women or housewives. Technically that manga shouldn’t really be considered to be shoujo but instead should be classified as josei, “ladies” or maybe seinen manga. However, to make things simpler for me, I am lumping every manga aimed towards a female (young or old) under this shoujo page heading. Just be aware that shoujo is really stuff aimed at younger girls. ^_^;
Okay, a Note on my summaries…
I will provide a scan of the cover, along with general info about the titles (title, author, ISBN)and then I’ll babble a bit about the story inside. When I list the author’s name, I will type the person’s last name in all capital letters, so you can tell which is the first name and which is the last (or family) name :) I used to provide a picture from the inside of the manga, but I am not sure if I will bring that part back yet. Who knows, maybe some of y’all will think the manga series are cool too, pick them up as well,and then they will gain more recognition and rise above random status!
Please also note that all of these series I am summarizing are in Japanese, and, while my Japanese skills are okay enough for me to do summaries, complete translations are a bit beyond me, so please don’t ask me to translate for you. I wish I could, but I can’t ^_^;; I also have no idea if these series have been scanlated, so don’t ask me about that either :P
I do not provide scanlations or translations on this site, nor do I provide links to sites where you can read manga online. I trust that everyone can manage to use a search engine to find that stuff if you are that desperate. All of these series that I talk about here are volumes that I purchased and own the actual books for. Some may be available with official licensed versions in English. I will provide links to where they can be purchased when possible.
Thank you for visiting!