Childhood Friends

In shoujo manga, a girl often has two major options for her romantic love interest. He can either be the new boy in town, or the old childhood friend. When it’s a childhood friend, it can be a case of a childhood playmate returning after many years away, a casual childhood friendship that suddenly turns awkward as the couple grows up, or perhaps an unrequited secret crush.

  • Goshuujin-sama to Watashi, by YAMADA Komomo Goshuujin-sama to Watashi by YAMADA Komomo Title: Goshuujin-sama to Watashi English Title: Master and Me Author: YAMADA Komomo ISBN# 4-09-130355-2 Flower Comics, 2006 I am finally back with another summary, and what do I do? I post another maid series ^_^;; Maid stories seem to be popular in both shoujo and shounen genres, however there are some noticeable differences. The shoujo stories are more romantic, and the heroine usually doesn’t have huge cleavage spilling out of the skimpy maid uniform XD The guy is usually cuter too ^_^ Komomo Yamada ...
  • Hidari Te no Love Letter, by CHIBA Kozue Hidari Te no Love Letter, by CHIBA Kozue Title: Hidari Te no Love Letter (Left Hand Love Letter) Author: CHIBA Kozue ISBN# 978-4-09-132298-2 Flower Comics, 2009 This is such an adorable book! I was attracted by the cover, as usual. In this case, the lead character’s direct stare and glasses made it stand out amidst all the happy shoujo couples that are on most other covers. I like how she is sort of hunched over her desk, as if she is letting us in on a secret. Also, I don’t think there ...