Manga About Manga
- Hatsukoi Shinan, by YABUUCHI Yuu
Title: Hatsukoi Shinan (First Love Instruction)
Author: YABUUCHI Yuu
ChuChu Comics, 2008
There is something about YABUUCHI Yuu’s art. Over the years it has become progressively cuter and cuter and CUTER. I think at some point soon, it will reach critical mass, and people will be passing out in bookstore aisles after just one glance at the pages. Seriously! :) She draws girls that look so young and adorable! Her guys are also more “cute” than “hot bishounen” too. But considering ...
- Kimi ga Suki to ka Arienai!, by AOI Mitsu
Title: Kimi ga Suki to ka Arienai!
Author: AOI Mitsu
KC Nakayoshi Comics, 2012
This is definitely one of those series where my main reaction while reading it is, “Hahah only in shoujo manga!” This series is so silly and cracktastic, I kind of wonder what was going through the author’s mind while working on it. I think some of the random twists in this were thrown in for the heck of it. I enjoyed volume 1 of this ridiculous story, and ...
- Manga Mitai na Koi Shitai! by YAGAMI Chitose Title:Manga Mitai na Koi Shitai!
(Fall in Love Like a Comic)
Ciao Comics, 2003
It was actually the title of this manga that prompted me to buy it. The ‘official’ English title for the series is ‘Fall in Love Like a Comic’, but that translation seems a little odd to me. It should be something more along the lines of ‘I want a love like in a manga!’. As one who reads a lot of shoujo manga, and sees ...
- Yasuko to Kenji, by Aruko
Title: Yasuko to Kenji
(Yasuko and Kenji)
Margaret Comics, 2005
Ah this is such a fun series! I decided to summarize Yasuko to Kenji because of a live action TV drama version of it that recently started airing, which I am enjoying very much. It reminded me that I do have the manga, and that I never talked about it here. This is a fun comedy series, which, after re-reading it, does seem perfect for a live action adaptation. And while the ...