Fake Relationship

Ahh, the fake relationship! It’s a staple of shoujo-manga! These are series where the couple is pretending to date or be married (often through some sort of contract), or one party is somehow deceiving the other.

  • Liar x Liar, by KINDAICHI Renjuro Liar x Liar, by KINDAICHI Renjuro Title: Liar x Liar Author: KINDAICHI Renjuro ISBN# 978-4-06-365629-9 Kodansha Comics, 2010 I was surprised when I saw this book in the shounen manga section of my local Japanese bookstore. This cover didn’t really look shounen, and sure enough, after I examined it more closely, I could see that this manga contains an ongoing story that is being published in Dessert magazine. That’s definitely not shounen. In fact, it’s not shoujo, either. This is a josei manga – a title aimed at a slightly ...
  • Nobara no Hanayome, by TOYOTA Yuu Nobara no Hanayome, by TOYOTA Yuu Title: Nobara no Hanayome Author: TOYOTA Yuu ISBN# 978-4-592-18590-1 Hana to Yume Comics, 2010 I am always happy when I find a new Hana to Yume tankoubon to buy at the bookstore. This one has such a cute cover that I couldn’t resist it! Aren’t they adorable? In spite of what the cover may suggest, what with the historical clothing and all, this is not a historical story. It’s set in modern times, and (as is common in shoujo manga) the main characters are ...