Supernatural

These stories have some element of the supernatural. They could be set in completely different fantasy worlds, or they can involve magical things happening in the normal world.

  • 1-nen 5-kumi Ikimono Gakari, by FUKUSHIMA Haruka 1-nen 5-kumi Ikimono Gakari, by FUKUSHIMA Haruka Title: 1-nen 5-kumi Ikimono Gakari Author: FUKUSHIMA Haruka ISBN#978-4-06-364271-1 Kodansha Comics, 2010 Once again displaying my complete and utter lack of logic when buying manga, I picked up this volume simply because it was the one book on that particular shelf at the bookstore that I didn’t already have, and hey, it says something about monsters on the back cover! Really, my manga buying habits are very shallow. :) So yes, this is a book that has supernatural stuff going on, but it’s a ...
  • Akuma demo I Love You, by SAKURA Kaori Akuma demo I Love You, by SAKURA Kaori Title:Akuma demo I Love You Author:SAKURA Kaori ISBN# 4-09-136894-8 Flower Comics, 2004 If you have been a reader of my summaries for any amount of time, you should probably have a good idea why I bought this manga ^_^ As I am sure you have noticed, I am a scary fangirl, and this cannot resist the winged bishounen types, and here is one handsome cutie right on the cover! I don’t have anything else by this author in my collection. Her art style ...
  • Alichino, by SHUREI Kouyu Alichino, by SHUREI Kouyu Title:Alichino Author:SHUREI Kouyu ISBN# 4-8342-6101-8 Eyes Comics, 1999 Yep, no doubt about it here. I purchased Alichino because of the awesome cover art ^^ Click on the cover image to see what it looks like without the yellow translucent jacket on it. And I was thrilled to discover that almost every page of this manga has equally amazing artwork! The detail shown in the character designs and backgrounds is outstanding! I don’t even have to have any idea whatsoever as to what ...
  • Angel Time, by MATSUMOTO Natsumi Angel Time, by MATSUMOTO Natsumi Title: Angel Time Author: MATSUMOTO Natsumi ISBN# 978-4-08-856796-9 Ribon Mascot Comics, 2008 Ahh, I love this book, it’s so cute!! Here is a one-shot volume by MATSUMOTO Natsumi. I have talked about a few of her other titles here, but it has been forever since I have picked up one of her books. I think the last one I talked about was published in 1999! Wow, I need to find the stuff she has done since then! This is a brand new one ...
  • Animal Jungle, by SHIIBA Nana Title: Animal Jungle Author: SHIIBA Nana ISBN# 978-4-09-131335-5 Flower Comics, 2007 As always, a cute cover is what prompted me to buy this manga :) Look how sweet they all are! Granted, she looks a little worried, but come on, those are some hot boys right there :) This turned out to be a fairly cute volume. It contains four one-shot short romantic stories. The first one is the actual ‘Animal Jungle’ story. Then at the end of the volume there is a ...
  • Ashita no Tamago, by TACHIBANA Kaim Ashita no Tamago, by TACHIBANA Kaim Title:Ashita no Tamago Author:TACHIBANA Kaim ISBN# 4-04-924801-8 Asuka Comics, 1999 This manga had a couple of great things going for it before I even found out what the story for it was. First off, it has these two super-cute guys on the cover, holding weapons. That’s always a plus :) Second, this manga is by Kaimu (sometimes romanized as ‘Kaim’) TACHIBANA, who is one of my favorite manga artists. I really love her other work (Shinesman, Rasen no Kakera, DATA, etc). Her ...
  • Ayakashi Hime Kurenai, by TAKEUCHI Mick Ayakashi Hime Kurenai, by TAKEUCHI Mick and YOSHIMURA Genki Title:Ayakashi Hime Kurenai Author:TAKEUCHI Mick and YOSHIMURA Genki ISBN: 4-09-132313-8 Asuka Comics, 1999 One of the main reasons I purchased this manga was the look of the tall elf-guy with the apple. He peeled all of that with his teeth into one long strip. Such talent :) The artwork is really pretty! At first this story really reminded me of Ah! My Goddess! in that it is about a guy who ends up with a very cute girl with magical powers (and ...
  • Bibide Babide Love, by HONDA Keiko Bibide Babide Love, by HONDA Keiko Title:Bibide Babide Love Author:HONDA Keiko ISBN# 4-08-849712-0 Margaret Comics, 1991 Oh wow, strange things abound in this one O_O I *really* purchased this one at random ^^ I was in a used manga store in Japan where all the prices were so good I was tempted to just grab everything :D For about 100 yen a volume, I figured the 2 volumes of this would make for interesting reading on the plane home ^^ The artwork on the cover is pretty, is ...
  • Change!, by HASHIBA Mao and TERADA Toshio Change! by HASHIBA Mao and TERADA Toshio Title:Change! Author:HASHIBA Mao and TERADA Toshio ISBN# 4-08-847016-8 Margaret Comics, 1999 I first came in contact with the story of ‘Change!’ in the form of a live action Japanese TV drama by the same name that aired in late 1998. I just watched it recently, and loved it :) The drama is 11 or 12 episodes long (each episode is one hour). At the end of the last episode, the 2 main actresses in it did an ad plugging the manga that goes ...
  • Change!, by SHINOZUKA Hiromu, ANAN Mayuki, TAKAMURA Yuuka, and KOHARA Yuuko Change!, by SHINOZUKA Hiromu, ANAN Mayuki,  TAKAMURA Yuuka, and KOHARA Yuuko Title:Change! Author:SHINOZUKA Hiromu, ANAN Mayuki, TAKAMURA Yuuka, and KOHARA Yuuko ISBN# 4-09-130100-2 Ciao Comics, 2006 This volume is slightly unusual in that it’s a compliation of shor stories, but they are all by different authors. Usually such compliation books are larger and look different, but this one looks just like a regular tankoubon. The art styles of the 4 authors are very different. SHINOZUKA Hiromu, who draws “Change!” has a very cute, exaggerated style. All her characters have HUGE eyes. ANAN Mayuki’s style ...
  • Cross Oneself, by AMAKAWA Sumiko Cross Oneself, by AMAKAWA Sumiko Title:Cross Oneself Author:AMAKAWA Sumiko ISBN# 4-04-924681-3 Asuka Comics, 1999 Summary by Rurichan Ok, first off I’ll admit that I got Cross-Oneself by Amakawa Sumiko just for the pictures of Takara. But the story itself is very interesting. Cross Oneself is like a magical girl story but with a guy as the main character. In fact it’s a holy bishonen story! Cross is about a very young catholic priest named Amakusa Takara who goes to a catholic high school, and uses his gift of holy powers ...
  • CUTE x GUY, by TATENO Makoto CUTE x GUY!, by TATENO Makoto Title:CUTE x GUY Author:TATENO Makoto ISBN: 4-592-18191-3 Hana to Yume Comics, 2004 When I bought this manga, I didn’t realize that I already had stuff from this author. And sure enough, I do, and one of her works (“Tsuki ni Hoero!”) has been summarized on this page already ^_^; I bought this because of the cute cover art, and from a brief Japanese description on the website I bought it from. I am never quite sure when I try translating manga descriptions ...
  • Dakishimete Noir!, by IISAKA Yukako Dakishimete Noir!, by IISAKA Yukako Title:Dakishimete Noir! (Hold Me Tight! Noir) Author:IISAKA Yukako ISBN# 4-09-137190-6 Flower Comics, 2002 Just what I have been waiting forever for! A manga with a catboy! There aren’t that many series that feature catboys. It’s always catgirls catgirls catgirls everywhere. Whenever I find a manga with a catboy in it, I just have to get it ^_^ Even better, this series is by IISAKA Yukako, one of my favorite mangaka. She likes doing ‘magical boyfriend’ series where the heroine gets some sort ...
  • Danshing Girl!, by OKADA Haruki Danshing Girl!, by OKADA Haruki Title: Danshing Girl! Author: OKADA Haruki ISBN# 978-4-592-18544-4 Hana to Yume Comics, 2010 How about a little gender-bending fun? I picked up this book because I’m always happy to see a new Hana to Yume title that I don’t already own at the bookstore, and the title of this book suggested a pretty silly plot. The title is a painful pun. On one hand, when spoken out loud, it sounds like how the English phrase “dancing girl” would be pronounced in Japanese (danshing for ...
  • DNAngel, by SUGISAKI Yukiru DNAngel, by SUGISAKI Yukiru Title:DNAngel Author:SUGISAKI Yukiru ISBN# 4-04-924701-1 Asuka Comics, 1999 I was so thrilled when I finally managed to track down this manga! I had seen the artwork on pencil boards, and on a quickly-disappearing artbook at Kinokuniya, but I had no idea what the series was about or where I could get some of it at! Finally, after what seems like forever, Kinokuniya managed to get in a few volumes of this manga, and of course I snapped them right up! The art ...
  • Fruits Basket, by TAKAYA Natsuki Fruits Basket, by TAKAYA Natsuki Title:Fruits Basket Author:TAKAYA Natsuki ISBN: 4-592-17161-6 Hana to Yume Comics, 1999 If I had not originally seen this series in the manga magazine ‘Hana to Yume’, I probably would have passed this series by. The cover art on the Tankoubon, while not bad exactly, is not very thrilling either. The covers are boring, actually. And because I pick most of the manga for this page purely by shallow means (its cover ^_^;) it is more than likely I would have never heard ...
  • Futari no Himitsu, by MORO Orie Futari no Himitsu, by MORO Orie Title: Futari no Himitsu Author: MORO Orie ISBN# 978-4-06-364319-0 Kodansha Comics, 2011 I was kind of hypnotized by the eyes of the girl on this cover into buying it. Look at those yes, all big and blue and unblinking. @_@ I was also attracted by the title. Their Secret? Ooh, I like secrets! There is an English blurb on the cover that says “What Makes Two Of Us.” I am not sure what they were going for with that, but regardless, my flimsy willpower ...
  • Gin no Sato, by SHINOZAWA Kozumi Gin no Sato, by SHINOZAWA Kozumi Title:Gin no Sato (Silver Village) Author:SHINOZAWA Kozumi ISBN# 4-08-856001-9 Ribon Comics, 1997 I found this tankoubon to be an enchanting collection of short stories, all by the same author, and all with supernatural themes. The first story (this is the one actually titled ‘Gin no Sato’, the rest all have different titles) tells the tale of a young girl named KAWAMURA Orie, and her encounter on a mountan with a strange boy named Gin. Gin means ‘silver’ and indeed, Gin has silver eyes ...
  • Hana to Akuma, by OTO Hisamu Hana to Akuma, by OTO Hisamu Title: Hana to Akuma (Flower and Devil) Author: OTO Hisamu ISBN# 978-4-592-18551-2 Hana to Yume Comics, 2008 Cute cover! Cute cover! I actually bought this because I was looking for something published by Hana to Yume. I had been buying a lot of Flower Comics again recently, and I wanted a change. Here is a cute story that I look forward to reading more of. I think this is the first manga by this author, but I think their art style is sort of ...
  • Higaeri Quest, by NANTEN Yutaka Higaeri Quest, by NANTEN Yutaka Title:Higaeri Quest Author:NANTEN Yutaka ISBN# 4-04-924496-9 Asuka Comics, 1995 Yeah I realize this manga is already talked about on a few other sites, but I figured that you can’t have too many plugs for a fun manga series ^_^ I purchased this one because of the artist. Higaeri Quest is by the artist/writer team of Yutaka NANTEN and Hajime KANZAKA. I am a big fan of Yutaka NANTEN’s Cowboy Bebop manga, so I was very happy about getting this series ^_^ The main ...
  • Hime-chan no Ribbon, by MIZUSAWA Megumi Hime-chan no Ribbon, by MIZUSAWA Megumi Title: Hime-chan no Ribbon (Hime-chan’s Ribbon) Author: MIZUSAWA Megumi ISBN# 4-08-853561-8 Ribon Mascot Comics 1991 It was the announcement that this series, a long-time favorite of mine, was going to be remade by a new author, that prompted me to include the original series on my site today. Wow, I can’t believe I never managed to talk about this one here before! I guess I sometimes assume some of the classics are already so well-known by everyone, that I don’t really need to talk ...
  • Hitsuji ga Ippiki, bu MORO Orie Hitsuji ga Ippiki, bu MORO Orie Title: Hitsuji ga Ippiki (Counting Sheep) Author: MORO Orie ISBN# 978-4-06-364241-4 Kodansha Comics, 2009 Isn’t this cover the cutest? I bought it for the adorable sheepy plush thing that she is holding. I would love to have one of those! It looks soft and fluffy. This is a fun book that is, as far as I can tell, this author’s debut collected volume. I think she had a couple of one-shot stories previously, but this is the first tankoubon she has had published. The art ...
  • Honey Bunny, by IKUEMI Ryo Honey Bunny, by IKUEMI Ryo Title:Honey Bunny Author:IKUEMI Ryo ISBN# 4-08-847279-9 Margaret Comics, 2000 Okay, this series wasn’t exactly purchased at random. I saw a brief description of it on another site, was intrigued, so I picked it up myself. I have decided to post a summary of this manga on my page as well because this is still a pretty obscure title, and it deserves more attention. And hey, it’s only 2 volumes long, so it should be easy for everyone to collect! ^_^ This ...
  • Hoshi made gofun!, by JINNA Mai Hoshi made gofun!, by JINNA Mai Title:Hoshi made gofun! Author:JINNA Mai ISBN# 4-09-137672-X Flower Comics, 1999 The art on the cover of this volume was simply too CUTE for me to resist! Such cute characters! Such bright colors! Such nice looking boys ^_^; The picture extends onto the back cover as well. Click on the manga cover pictured here and you can see the full image, front and back covers. I find it interesting whose hand the blond guy is kissing ^_^; The main story featuring the characters ...
  • Hyper Baby, by OOYA Kazumi Hyper Baby, by OOYA Kazumi Title:Hyper Baby Author:OOYA Kazumi ISBN# 4-09-136281-8 Flower Comics, 1994 As if I could pass this book up after looking at that cover *^_^* Well, ok, this book was actually a gift, but believe me, if I had seen it at a manga store myself, I would have snapped it up too :D I really love OOYA Kazumi’s works! Her stories are cute, and the way she draws guys is just so… wonderful! I don’t know why I like her guys so much. Her ...
  • Ijiwaru Love Devil, by NAKAHARA An Ijiwaru Love Devil, by NAKAHARA An Title:Ijiwaru Love Devil Author:NAKAHARA An ISBN# 4-09-135614-1 Flower Comics, 2003 I was surprised, after I bought this, that this was the only volume of manga that I have by this author. The art style and story type in this seem so familiar, I could have sworn I had read her stuff somewhere before. Maybe she was the assistant to some other mangaka I like or something XD This is a cute one-shot volume. I liked the cover because it has a winged ...
  • Ion, by TANEMURA Arina Ion, by TANEMURA Arina Title:Ion Author:TANEMURA Arina ISBN: 4-08-856053-1 Ribon Comics, 1997 Okay, this manga, “Ion” (which I am assuming is pronounced like the english ‘Eon’) is not exactly a random shoujo manga, because I already knew what it was when I saw it on the shelf, and I could guess it would be pretty cool because I have another great , more well known, manga series by this author, Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne. And I was right, this story is just as well drawn as Jeanne ...
  • Junai Sensation, by OOBAYASHI Miyuki Junai Sensation, by OOBAYASHI Miyuki Title: Junai Sensation (Pure Love Sensation) Author:OOBAYASHI Miyuki ISBN# 978-4-09-131805-3 ChuChu Comics, 2008 Oh wow, this is a rarity- a series that I didn’t buy because of the cover! Amazingly enough, I picked this one up because the story sounded interesting. In fact, I don’t really like the art all that much in this series. It is a bit too angular, with bad body proportions and profiles. Yet, I still enjoyed and recommend this series because the story is a lot of fun. This could ...
  • Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne, by TANEMURA Arina Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne, by TANEMURA Arina Title:Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne Author:TANEMURA Arina ISBN: 4-08-856100-7 Ribon Comics, 1998 Okay, I figured I might as well include this series on my page because I like it so much, and I think I mention it a few times during summaries for other series, most notably the other series by Arina TANEMURA on this site, Ion. Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne is a magical girl story that is currently running in the shoujo manga monthly Ribon as well as on TV as an anime series. ...
  • Kamisama Hajimemashita, by SUZUKI Julietta Kamisama Hajimemashita, by SUZUKI Julietta Title: Kamisama Hajimemashita Author: SUZUKI Julietta ISBN# 978-4-592-18506-2 Hana to Yume Comics, 2008 Ahhh, too cute, too cute! Fox ears and a kitsune mask on a cover will almost guarantee a purchase by me :) SUZUKU Julietta is the author of another series I enjoyed, Akuma to Dolche and one that I look forward to reading eventually, Karakuri Odette. I really like her art style. It is simple but pretty, and there are some really funny facial expressions and scary demons too. This ...
  • Kamisama no Iutoori, by MIMORI Ao Kamisama no Iutoori, by MIMORI Ao Title:Kamisama no Iutoori Author:MIMORI Ao ISBN# 4-08-847624-7 Margaret Comics, 2003 I found this series by browsing around online at the websites of the various manga publishers. The cover looked very cute (adorable boy, feathers, startled girl, hey, that looks fun!) and I found a brief description of the series, and after deciphering it with my poor Japanese skills, this looked like a good series to take a chance on. I like the art style, though at times it goes a little too scratchy, ...
  • Kimi dake no Devil, by MATSUMOTO Natsumi Kimi dake no Devil, by MATSUMOTO Natsumi Title:Kimi dake no Devil Author:MATSUMOTO Natsumi ISBN# 4-08-856139-2 Ribon Comics, 1999 I eagerly bought this because of the author. Natsumi MATSUMOTO is the author of 2 other volumes I talk about on this site, ‘Mezamereba Mermaid’ and ‘Vampire Kiss’. And like those volumes, this one relates a story that involves a normal girl and her brush with things magical! The art is, as usual, super cute, with the really large eyes that are so typical of series found in Ribon. And not only ...
  • Kindan no Koi wo Shiyo, by OHMI Tomu Kindan no Koi wo Shiyo, by OHMI Tomu Title:Kindan no Koi wo Shiyo (Lets Make Forbidden Love) Author:OHMI Tomu ISBN# 4-09-135401-7 Flower Comics, 2001 I no longer live near a manga bookstore, so this tankoubon was actually purchased at random online from a Japanese bookstore website :) All I could tell about this series was that it has nice art (I could see a scan of one of the pages inside) and that it might be some sort of werewolf story. At least, I really HOPED it was a werewolf story, otherwise ...
  • Kiniro no Yami, by KAKIZAKI Fumi Kiniro no Yami, by KAKIZAKI Fumi Title: Kiniro no Yami Author: KAKIZAKI Fumi ISBN# 4-08-849292-7 Margaret Comics 1987 This cover! This book has such a striking cover that I just had to buy it the moment I saw it at the bookstore. You just don’t see to many shoujo manga series these days where there is someone with bloody hands on the cover. It is such an interesting visual, with the contrast between the red of the blood and the brightness of her hair. I had no idea what kind ...
  • Kon na Panic, by ASAGIRI Yuu Kon na Panic, by ASAGIRI Yuu Title: Kon na Panic Author:ASAGIRI Yuu ISBN# 4-06-178693-8 Kodansha Comics, 1991 Oh, wow, I can’t believe I haven’t included this series on this site yet! I came across this volume again while doing some manga-organizing, and I almost passed over it, thinking that it must surely already be here. But amazingly, it wasn’t! I must correct this horrible omission right now! This is a cute little fantasy series, and is actually one of the very first manga I ever saw. A friend of ...
  • Lapis Lazuli no Oukan, by KAWASE Natsuna The Lapis Lazuli Crown, by KAWASE Natsuna Title: Lapis Lazuli no Oukan (The Lapis Lazuli Crown) Author: KAWASE Natsuna ISBN# 978-1-401-22120-1 US ISBN# 978-4-592-18063-1 JAPAN Hana to Yume Comics, 2004 (CMX 2009) Hey, look, it’s another English-translated US manga release! Lapis Lazuli no Oukan (The Lapis Lazuli Crown) is a 2-volume manga that was originally published in 2004 by Hakusensha’s Hana to Yume line. Volume 1 was recently released in the US by CMX. I don’t actually own the Japanese volume this time, so I don’t have anything ...
  • Lingerie Publicity, by NAKAHARA Momota Lingerie Publicity, by NAKAHARA Momota Title:Lingerie Publicity Author:NAKAHARA Momota ISBN# 4-8342-6119-0 Eyes Comics, 1996 Yes, it was the cover of this manga that caught my attention. As you may have noticed from looking at all the other manga that I summarize on this site, I have a knack for choosing manga about crossdressing. Sometimes it is a surprise when I open up a random manga and there is crossdressing, but in this case, I think the cover makes it very clear what will be happening in this manga. ...
  • Love Luck, by ASAHINA Yuuya Love Luck, by ASAHINA Yuuya Title: Love Luck Author: ASAHINA Yuuya ISBN# 978-4-08-846285-1 Margaret Comics, 2008 The cover of this manga is so cute! I love the art, it is clean and simple. It was actually the back cover of this manga that encouraged me to purchase it. It shows our heroine with these same two guys, but the one with lighter hair is on one knee holding out a bouquet of roses, and the one with darker hair is standing off to the side, holding out one ...
  • Love Root Zero, by TSUTSUMI Aya and KATO Chihomi Love Root Zero, by TSUTSUMI Aya and KATO Chihomi Title: Love Root Zero Author: TSUTSUMI Aya and KATO Chihomi ISBN# 978-4-86245-056-2 Fairbell Comics, 2007 Now here is a book that is a little bit different from what I usually cover here. I am actually not sure if this is officially shoujo. Well, ok, I am sure it’s aimed at girls, but I don’t know if this was published in a manga magazine or not, like the other stuff I read. I don’t own anything else by this publisher. I found this book at ...
  • Luna Lunatic, by IISAKA Yukako Luna Lunatic, by IISAKA Yukako Title:Luna Lunatic Author:IISAKA Yukako ISBN# 4-09-137187-6 Flower Comics, 2000 Once again we have cute cover art! This one looked vaguely like a magical girl type of thing, and that redhead guy on the cover looks darn cute, so I bought this one. Ahh gotta love judging a book by its cover :) This manga also happens to be by the author of another volume I talk about on my page, ‘Uwasa no Risky Boy’. This is a very fun manga! I like the ...
  • Mahou wo Shinjirukai?, by TANIKAWA Fumiko Mahou wo Shinjirukai?, by TANIKAWA Fumiko Title:Mahou wo Shinjirukai? Author:TANIKAWA Fumiko ISBN: 4-08-856287-9 Ribon Comics, 2000 Wow, it is a lot more difficult for me to buy Random shoujo manga now that I no longer live in San Francisco. I no longer have easy access to a store that sells manga, so my previous habit of just browsing the aisles and picking up whatever caught my eye has come to an end. ;_; So, how can I maintain my manga habit and find cute series like this one? ...
  • Masaka to Omou Kedo, by MOMOI Izumi Masaka to Omou Kedo, by MOMOI Izumi Title: Masaka to Omou Kedo (I thought it wasn’t possible, but) Author:MOMOI Izumi ISBN# 4-08-848818-0 Margaret Comics, 1998 Hah! Ok, stepping back in time a little bit with an older manga again. This one is from 1998 though, so it isn’t THAT old, really. This is yet another one I purchased because it was on sale, and there right in front of me, and had such a cute cover :D It is a one shot volume, with the main story taking up about 3/4 of ...
  • Mayonaka Express, by Yasuko Mayonaka Express, by Yasuko Title: Mayonaka Express (Midnight Express) Author: Yasuko ISBN# 978-4-09-131427-7 Flower Comics, 2008 I am adding two summaries by this author today. I liked both books very much! I just discovered her, and I need to find her other series! This is a one-shot volume containing four cute and romantic short stories. The first two stories have a magical or supernatural twist, while the second two are more ‘normal’ school-age stories. The first story (which is related to the illustration on the cover) is my favorite. ...
  • Mezamereba Mermaid, by MATSUMOTO Natsumi Mezamereba Mermaid, by MATSUMOTO Natsumi Title:Mezamereba Mermaid Author:MATSUMOTO Natsumi ISBN# 4-08-853848-X Ribon Comics, 1996 Yay! It’s another collection of short stories revolving around magical or supernatural themes! I really like fantasy stories like these, espcially when the characters are cute and there is some romance :) This book is made up of 4 individual short stories, though the last 2 are somewhat connected. All of the stories have soem fantasy element. The girl pictured on the cover is from the first of these stories, the one actually titled ...
  • Mienai Kimi E no Okurimono, by SATORI Tae Mienai Kimi E no Okurimono, by SATORI Tae Title:Mienai Kimi E no Okurimono Author:SATORI Tae ISBN# 4-09-135533-1 Flower Comics, 2003 I bought this one because of the cover too, of course! It was when I noticed that the guy on the front was transparent that I knew I had to get it. I love ghost stories! And yup, there is a very ghostly guy in this book! Actually, he’s only in the first story. This book is divided into 5 very cute love stories. The artwork is very cute, and just ...
  • Mimi wo Sumaseba, by HIIRAGI Aoi Mimi wo Sumaseba, by HIIRAGI Aoi Title:Mimi wo Sumaseba Author:HIIRAGI Aoi ISBN# 4-08-853515-4 Ribon Mascot Comics, 1990 Yes, you may recognize the title of this manga. ‘Mimi wo Sumaseba’ is also the name of a Studio Ghibli animated movie, and yep, that movie was based on this shoujo manga! I am not exactly sure why, out of all the shoujo manga out there, Ghibli decided to make a movie from this manga, but I am glad they did. ‘Mimi wo Sumaseba’ (the English title of the movie is ‘Whispers ...
  • Missing Piece, by NAKAJO Hisaya Missing Piece, by NAKAJO Hisaya Title:Missing Piece Author:NAKAJO Hisaya ISBN# 4-592-11337-3 Hana to Yume Comics, 1997 I can’t express how happy I was after picking up this 2-volume manga series by Hisaya Nakajo! If you’ve read my summaries of my other manga by her (‘Yume Miru Happa’, and ‘Hanazakari no Kimitachi E’) you’ll know that I really love this artist’s style. I am not exactly sure why, it is just so .. hmm… clean? I dunno, I just think it’s cool ^^ (Yeah, you KNOW it’s probably ...
  • Mobius no Tamago, by FUUJI Akemi Mobius no Tamago, by FUUJI Akemi Title:Mobius no Tamago Author:FUUJI Akemi ISBN# 4-08-848555-6 Margaret Comics, 1996 Such cute covers! I bought both volume 1 and 2 of this randomly together because of the cute matching covers! They look adorable, though I do wonder where his bottom hand is going on the cover of volume 2 ^_^; Click on the cover of volume 1 to see volume 2′s cover! The art in this is okay. The chins look a little funny sometimes, but I got over it ^_^ ...
  • Ningyou Ouji, by YOSHIHARA Yuki Ningyou Ouji, by YOSHIHARA Yuki Title:Ningyou Ouji Author:YOSHIHARA Yuki ISBN# 4-09-136797-6 Flower Comics, 2003 Hurrah! I have not just one, but TWO new Yuki YOSHIHARA books to summarize! This one is Ningyou Ouji, or Mermaid Prince. This is a very unusual story of Yoshihara sensei. It has supernatural stuff going on! So we get smutty comedy and magic, yay! Her stories are usually more reality-based, with characters that work in office settings. This book has three separate short stories, and all three of them are magical. Yes, ...
  • Oh! My Brother, by SAITOU Ken Oh! My Brother, by SAITOU Ken Title: Oh! My Brother Author: SAITOU Ken ISBN (JAPAN) ISBN (USA) 978-1401216078 Hana to Yume Comics 2006 CMX Comics (USA) 2009 This series, originally called “With!!” in Japan, is one I have liked for a long time. I own it in Japanese, and was very excited when I heard that CMX would be releasing it in English in the US. This was originally a Hakusensha title that ran in LaLa, which is one of my favorite manga magazines. So many fun series originated in LaLa, including ...
  • Ookami Shounen, by MIZUKAMI Wataru Ookami Shounen, by MIZUKAMI Wataru Title: Ookami Shounen Author: MIZUKAMI Wataru ISBN# 978-4-06-364257-5 Kodansha Comics, 2010 The colorful cover drew me to this book, that and the fact that it has a boy with cute wolf ears! The title, Ookami Shounen (Wolf Boy), also drew me in. Ahh, but the big question I had was – Are those ears real? Or are they just symbolic for a boy who has a wolfish personality? Some books have lured me in with animal ears, only for me to discover there were ...
  • Oshiete Nanoka, by IKENO Koi Oshiete Nanoka, by IKENO Koi Title:Oshiete Nanoka Author:IKENO Koi ISBN# 4-08-856032-9 Ribon Comics, 1997 I have had this series forever, and I just now realized that I never added it to this random shoujo page. I have no idea why. I have loved it for a long time. Maybe I always thought I’d already covered it here or something, who knows ^_^;; This is a supercute 4-volume series by Ikeno Koi, author of several other fun series such as Nurse Angel Ririka SOS and Tokimeki Tonight. It ...
  • Otona ni Nuts, by FUKUSHIMA Haruka Otona ni Nuts by FUKUSHIMA Haruka Title:Otona ni Nuts Author:FUKUSHIMA Haruka ISBN# 4-06-178958-9 Kodansha Comics, 2001 I actually picked this manga up because at the time, it was the only new volume of random shoujo stuff I could find. ^_^; The cover was cute, and I actually read a little of the back cover and got an idea of what the plot was about. I usually can’t tell much from the summaries on the back of tanoubon because the only stuff I can usually understand in the descriptions is ...
  • Pyua Pyua, by YABUUCHI Yuu Pyua Pyua, by YABUUCHI Yuu Title:Pyua Pyua (Pure Pure) Author:YABUUCHI Yuu ISBN: 4-09-136583-3 Flower Comics, 2000 Silly me. I bought this at the same time I purchased ‘Shoujo Shounen’ which is also by Yu Yabuuchi, but I totally didn’t notice that this was also by her! I bought this because the angels on this cover looked so happy and sweet! The art style in this looks to me to be the tiniest bit different from the art style in ‘Shoujo Shounen’, but it is still extremely cute! The style ...
  • QP, by OOYA Kazumi QP, by OOYA Kazumi Title:QP Author:OOYA Kazumi ISBN# 4-09-133341-9 Flower Comics, 1990 This series is a bit older than the ones I usually review, but it is by an author that I really like, and it is only 2 volumes long, which means it should be fairly easy to collect. The author is OOYA Kazumi, who really has a great way of drawing guys. It is something about their eyes, I think, that makes them so hot ^_^ The eyes sparkle, or something… Anyway, even back in ...
  • Ramen Ikaga!?, by HIGURI You Ramen Ikaga!?, by HIGURI You Title: Ramen Ikaga!? Author: HIGURI You ISBN# 4-04-924708-9 Asuka Comics, 1997 I decided to step back a few years with this older one-shot release by popular mangaka, HIGURI You. This has always been one of my favorite series by her. It is cute and silly, and compared to the rest of her more serious, historical or dramatic works, this one sticks out like a sore thumb :) I was fortunate enough to get my copy of this book signed by her back in 2001, ...
  • Rasen no Kakera, by TACHIBANA Kaim Rasen no Kakera, by TACHIBANA Kaim Title:Rasen no Kakera Author:TACHIBANA Kaim ISBN# 4-403-61284-9 Wings Comics, 1992 Summary by Rurichan In a way Rasen no Kakera, by Kaimu Tachibana, can be in the same category as Please Save My Earth. Where Rin, Alice, and the other characters are reincarnations of people from space observing Earth. Rasen no Kakera (which I keep referring to Kaken no Rasera ^^;) follows the same story line of dealing with your past life and the consequences of finding the people who were involved. The story starts ...
  • Rei Kai Bi Dan, by KAYONO Rei Kai Bi Dan, by KAYONO Title:Rei Kai Bi Dan Author:KAYONO ISBN# 4-09-138141-3 Flower Comics, 2002 I looooove Kayaono’s artwork~! This is the second of three volumes of her works that I purchased all at once. As usual, Kayono’s artwork is clean and solid, and often very detailed. This book contains 4 short stories, all set in modern Tokyo, but two of them have supernatural twists to them. I love the way Kayono draws guys. They look very handsome and bishounen, but in a more realistic way ...
  • Reimei no Arcana, by TOMA Rei Reimei no Arcana, by TOMA Rei Title: Reimei no Arcana Author: TOMA Rei ISBN# 978-4-09-132364-4 Flower Comics 2009 I picked this volume up because I fell in love with the cover. It is just so pretty to me. I love the art style and the coloring. The colors just look so bright, as is glowing with an inner light or something. I actually wasn’t entirely sure if that was a girl or a guy on the cover, but regardless, it was too pretty to resist. Also, the back cover has ...
  • Sailor Fuku ni Onegai, by TANAKA Meka Sailor Fuku ni Onegai, by TANAKA MekaTitle: Sailor Fuku ni Onegai Author: TANAKA Meka ISBN# 4-592-18251-0 Hana to Yume, 2005 I love the cover of this manga! It is so cute! I have never bought anything by this author before, but I am definitely gonna look her up to see what else she has done. It was the cover that caught my eye here, and then I read a japanese summary for this, and it looked like a fun story too. I wish I still had subscriptions to monthly ...
  • Sengoku Danshi Hana no Ran, by SUMOMO Momo Sengoku Danshi Hana no Ran, by SUMOMO Momo Title: Sengoku Danshi Hana no Ran Author: SUMOMO Momo ISBN# 978-4-253-19184-5 Princess Comics, 2010 I snapped this book up at the bookstore the moment I realized that it’s by SUMOMO Momo, the author of another series I talk about on this site, Ten no Ryuu * Chi no Sakura. I still haven’t actually found the rest of that series yet, but this one is more than enough to keep me entertained until I do. I just hope that I will be able to find ...
  • Shinobi Life, by KONAMI Shouko Shinobi Life, by KONAMI Shouko Title:Shinobi Life Author:KONAMI Shouko ISBN# 4-253-19377-3 Princess Comics, 2006 I don’t really have many series published by Princess comics listed on this page. (Do I have any?). But lately this publisher has come out with a lot of interesting stories, so I will probably be posting more summaries for their stuff. I purchased this book based on the cover (of course!). That plain white background really caught my eye. I liked the girl’s determined look, and his tough look. The artwork is very ...
  • Shinobi no Onna, by KAYONO Shinobi no Onna, by KAYONO Title:Shinobi no Onna Author:KAYONO ISBN# 4-09-138142-1 Flower Comics, 2003 I purchased a stack of 3 volumes of Kayono manga after glimpsing a preview of some of her art on a japanese website. I have found a new artist to obsess over! I had no idea what the stories were in these books, but the artwork is just so pretty, I almost didn’t care! Fortunately I find the stories to be entertaining too, so I look forward to collecting more of Kayono’s ...
  • Shura to Otome, by KAYONO Shura to Otome, by KAYONO Title:Shura to Otome Author:KAYONO ISBN# 4-09-138143-X Flower Comics, 2003 Ahh, this is the third of my three volumes of Kayono stuff. This book has two stories. The first takes up almost all of the volume, and is set in the modern world, but with a lot of supernatural stuff going on. The second story is also set in the modern world, and, amazingly enough, nothing supernatural happens in it. But wow, it’s just full of nekkid bodies. So if you can’t ...
  • Silver, by SUETSUGU Yuki Silver, by SUETSUGU Yuki Title: Silver Author:SUETSUGU Yuki ISBN# 4-06-341419-1 Kodansha Comics Betsufure, 2005 Here is a little sci-fi shoujo manga for you! This two-volume series caught my eye because of the covers. There seems to be a lot going on in them, and it took me a minute to really see and appreciate the cute couple that is featured in the center of that glowing sphere there. It looked like there might be magic or something in it, so I picked it up. It turns out to ...
  • Sleeping Beauty, by YOSHIKAWA Arata Sleeping Beauty, by YOSHIKAWA Arata Title:Sleeping Beauty Author:YOSHIKAWA Arata ISBN# 4-08-847639-5 Margaret Comics, 2003 Hmm this series was purchased after I saw some scans of the first few pages of it on the publisher’s official site. Gotta love free manga previews! This series is part of one of my favorite sub genres of shoujo manga: magical boyfriend series! You see this so often in shounen series- average dorky guy gets magical/alien/superpowered girlfriend who loves him even though he’s a dweeb. There aren’t as many shoujo series that follow ...
  • Tasukete! Vampire, by IISAKA Yukako Tasukete! Vampire, by IISAKA Yukako Title: Tasukete! Vampire (Help! Vampire) Author:IISAKA Yukako ISBN# 4-09-133126-2 Flower Comics, 1991 Oh this volume is so cute! I actually got this one for the title, instead of the cover art for once :) Though the cover is really cute :) The title,”‘Tasukette! Vampire” , or “Help! Vampire!” seemed like a lot of fun, I like vampire stories, and as this one looked like it would be a romantic-comedy, I really couldn’t resist ^_^ This volume contains 4 stories, the first 2 involving ...
  • Ten no Ryuu * Chi no Sakura, by SUMOMO Momo Ten no Ryuu Chi no Sakura, by SUMOMO Momo Title: Ten no Ryuu Chi no Sakura Author: SUMOMO Momo ISBN# 978-4-253-19631-4 Princess Comics, 2008 Wow, the cover artwork on this book was way too pretty for me to ignore! Compared to the other books on the shelf surrounding it at the bookstore, this volume definitely stood out. I absolutely adore the coloring here — the greens and blues of his hair are so lovely! His clothing is an obvious hint that this series contains fantasy elements, a genre that I don’t have nearly ...
  • Ten yori mo Hoshi yori mo, by AKAISHI Michiyo Ten Yori Mo Hoshi Yori Mo, by AKAISHI Michiyo Title: Ten Yori Mo Hoshi Yori Mo Author: AKAISHI Michiyo ISBN# 4-09-132481-9 Flower Comics 1987 I was fortunate enough to pick up some of this series recently at the closing sale of a local manga cafe. As usual, I am unable to resist the temptation of cheap manga, and I seriously pillaged the place :) I have been reading through the series I bought, and this one stood out right away. It is a great supernatural romantic suspense mystery type of series. I feel ...
  • The Lizard Prince, by IZUMI Asuka The Lizard Prince, by IZUMI Asuka Title: Tokage Ouji (The Lizard Prince) Author: IZUMI Asuka ISBN#4-592-18811-X (JAPAN) ISBN# 978-1-40122053-2 (USA) JAPAN: Hana to Yume Comics 2004 USA: CMX Comics 2009 What an adorable cover! I really like the artwork here! It feels so warm and gentle, in spite of the fact that she appears to be holding a slug with a crown on. Oh, wait, that is supposed to be a lizard! :) Funny color for a lizard. This series is “Tokage Ouji” a series currently being released in English in the ...
  • Tobiiro Shadow, by HARA Chieko Tobiiro Shadow, by HARA Chieko Title: Tobiiro Shadow (Reddish-brown Shadow) Author: HARA Chieko ISBN# 4-05-600045-X Petit Comics Mystery, 1992 Okay, stepping back in time a little bit for this entry. This is a comic by HARA Chieko, an author who has a rather large body of work, all shoujo, though a lot of her recent work has been josei, including some manga versions of Harlequin novels. She has been publishing manga since 1976, and her most recent volume was published in 2007. Her style is still very much of the ...
  • Toki no Houmonsha, by ASAGI Rui Toki no Houmonsha, by ASAGI Rui Title: Toki no Houmonsha (Time Visitor) Author:ASAGI Rui ISBN# 978-4-08-847421-2 Margaret Comics, 2001 How is this for a totally random shoujo manga? :) I purchased this mainly because it A) Was on sale (yay!) and B) has a really interesting cover. For some reason I really like the layout of the cover. The pose is somewhat unique and I like the angle. So many covers have the guy holding the girl or just a close up of a face or something :) I had absolutely ...
  • Tokimeki Tonight, by IKENO Koi Tokimeki Tonight, by IKENO Koi Title: Tokimeki Tonight Author: IKENO Koi ISBN# 4-08-853247-3 Ribon Mascot Comics 1982 Here is a series I enjoyed enough to track down the whole set. I hesitated a little to talk about it here, because it is another older series, but I decided I like this one enough to talk about it anyway! I think classic shoujo series should get more love. Often they are passed up by licensing companies as “too risky” because they think kids these days can’t handle or won’t buy ...
  • Towa Kamo Shirenai, by AKAISHI Michiyo Towa Kamo shirenai, by AKAISHI Michiyo Title: Towa Kamo shirenai Author: AKAISHI Michiyo ISBN# 4-09-137481-6 Flower Comics, 1998 Yes, yes, you might guess by the cover what it was that attracted me to this series :) Could it possibly be that bishounen with the long dark hair and the sword? Wow, you are good :P Actually, it was the cover of volume 4, with this bishounen in a forest scene, and a green background that first alerted me to the coolness of this series, but every cover for it ...
  • Tsuki ni Hoero!, by TATENO Makoto Tsuki ni Hoero!, by TATENO Makoto Title:Tsuki ni Hoero! (Howl at the Moon) Author:TATENO Makoto ISBN: 4-592-17716-9 Hana to Yume Comics, 1999 Put two bishounens on the cover of a manga like this, and you just KNOW I will end up buying it when I see it :) I’m a sucker for cute manga boys :) I was even happier when I saw that the artwork INSIDE the volume was as excellent, if not more so, as the art on the cover. So~~ lovely to look at! 2/3 of ...
  • Tsuugaku Densha, by TSUKUSHIMA Sango and Miyu Tsuugaku Densha, by TSUKUSHIMA Sango and Miyu Title: Tsuugaku Densha Author: TSUKUSHIMA Sango ISBN# 978-4-08-846549-4 Margaret Comics, 2010 I generally don’t buy manga volumes or manga magazines that have pictures of models/actors/real-people on the cover. I’m not sure why, but they usually annoy me. There are lots of random manga out there with photos of whoever the current popular idol singers are. I always pass them over. The only reason I actually ended up getting this book is because of a preview chapter posted on Shueisha’s s-manga.net website. Once again, hooray ...
  • Vampire Crisis, by IBUKI Kaede Vampire Crisis, by IBUKI Kaede Title: Vampire Crisis Author: IBUKI Kaede ISBN# 978-4-09-132416-0 Mobile Flower Comics 2009 Three things prompted me to buy this volume. First, it’s about a vampire. Yay vampires! They are trendy right now, and a silly teen vampire romance seemed like a timely choice. Second, this cover has some very “serious business” English on it, saying such menacing things as “…called back from the world of darkness… he can fulfill one of your wishes, you must give your blood for it…” oooooooh, lol :) Combine ...
  • Vampire Kiss, by MATSUMOTO Natsumi Vampire Kiss, by MATSUMOTO Natsumi Title:Vampire Kiss Author:MATSUMOTO Natsumi ISBN# 4-08-856087-6 Ribon Comics, 1998 What can I say, I like vampire stories :) And the cover of this one was just too cute to be denied! Takara isn’t your normal Jr. High school girl. She is actually a vampire! Yeah, a cute, middle-school-aged vampire girl who has no problems getting around in broad daylight, and is in fact, pretty popular at school. She has an older sister who is in high school. The sisters are pretty good at ...
  • Watashi no Neko wa Oujisama, by AMAHARA Fuon Watashi no Neko wa Oujisama, by AMAHARA Fuon Title: Watashi no Neko wa Oujisama (My Cat is a Prince) Author: AMAHARA Fuon ISBN# 4-592-11336-5 Hana to Yume Comics, 1996 For once I didn’t purchase a manga because of the cover art! What got me was the title- “My Cat is a Prince.” Now how can I possibly resist something like that? I wish my cat was a prince, hehehe ^_^ I like catboys! I had all sorts of nice thoughts going into this series, and while it didn’t turn out to be ...
  • Yami no Purple Eye, by SHINOHARA Chie Yami no Purple Eye, by SHINOHARA Chie Title: Yami no Purple Eye (Purple Eyes in the Dark) Author: SHINOHARA Chie ISBN# 4-09-131651-4 Flower Comics 1984 Since I started my reviews this week with an older shoujo action/suspense title, Ten yori mo Hoshi yori mo I decided I would continue with that theme and talk about yet another older shoujo series that is fraught with suspense, mystery, and danger. This is a 16-volume series that began in 1984, and actually won some awards in Japan for shoujo manga. Yami no Purple Eye ...
  • Yume made Kiss, by OOTSUKI Megumi Yume made Kiss, by OOTSUKI Megumi Title:Yume made Kiss Author:OOTSUKI Megumi ISBN# 4-253-07923-7 Princess Comics, 1995 Yeah, it was a cover art purchase for this series ^_^ I thought the guy was cute :) And what can I say, I have a knack for picking out series with similar plot elements. The artwork in this series is very nice. Perhaps I just don’t have very high art standards or something, because I tend to like most of the artwork I see. At any rate, everything is well detailed ...
  • Yumenara Samenaide, by Yasuko Yumenara Samenaide, by Yasuko Title: Yumenara Samenaide (If this a dream, please don’t let me awake) Author: Yasuko ISBN# 978-4-09-130566-0 Flower Comics, 2006 Here is one of two summaries of manga by Yasuko that I am adding today. I really like her style for some reason. I am not exactly sure why. This volume contains three one-shot stories. The first one is my favorite, but the others are really good, too. The first story begins with a horrible accident. Well,lets take a step back, actually. High school girl Sachika ...