Tag: Shoujo

Carousel (Kaiten Mokuba), by OOYA Chiki

Passing-Fancy November 8, 2013 1 Comment Manga Reviews , , , , ,

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Carousel (Kaiten Mokuba), by OOYA Chiki

Carousel (Kaiten Mokuba), by OOYA Chiki

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A rare classic from 1975 (with several small modern reprints), complete with some of the most amazing artwork we’ve ever seen. The story is centered around an angsty, melodramatic, way, way, over-the-top love triangle.

The main character is a boy named Guy. His mother is dead and he has no father to speak of, so he’s been taken in by the family of another little boy, Simon. The two of them are just like brothers and do everything together, until a third character is thrown into the mix! Her name is Muriel, and both boys fall in love with her instantly. She is intended to be Simon’s future fiancee, but both boys are completely infatuated with her. As Guy falls more and more in love with Muriel, Simon becomes more jealous of him and more protective of Muriel. Guy agonizes over the fact that he is in love with a girl he knows he can never have. At the same time, it’s not completely clear which of the two boys Muriel actually favors.

There’s a bunch of delightfully mixed-up family secrets that come to light as the story progresses. It’s hard to give a review without giving away much of the story. Be prepared for a punch in the gut during the last few pages (But DON’T peek too early!)

Genre(s): Classic (1975), Drama, Historical, Shoujo, Slice of Life

 

 

Jinzou Shoujo (Artificial Maiden), by NATSUME Satoru

Passing-Fancy June 7, 2012 No Comments Manga Reviews , , , , , , , , ,

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Jinzou Shoujo (Artificial Maiden), by NATSUME Satoru

Jinzou Shoujo (Artificial Maiden), by NATSUME Satoru

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A scientist finds a brain in an alley and implants it into the body of his beloved, Nina. It turns out the brain belonged to a boy, Misumi Yutaka, and he is none too happy to find himself in a female body. What happened to Yutaka’s body and why was his brain in the middle of an alley? What will happen to “Nina” when the female parts of “her” body start to have an effect on “his” mind?

Genre(s): Gender Bender, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Sci-fi, Shoujo

 

Momo Lover, by MITSUKI Miko

Passing-Fancy June 3, 2012 No Comments Manga Reviews , , , , , , , , , ,

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Momo Lover (Raba), by MITSUKI Miko

Momo Lover (Raba), by MITSUKI Miko

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Chieri (Cherry) was living an ordinary life, until her sister Ichigo (Strawberry) suddenly left her child Momo (Peach) on Chieri’s doorstep. Momo is an infant; how is Chieri supposed to take care of a baby while still in high school!? To make matters even more frustrating, two guys are fighting for Chieri’s love…!?

Genre(s): Comedy, Drama, Reverse Harem, Romance, School Life, Shoujo, Slice of Life

 

Sumire 17 Sai!!, by NAGAYOSHI Takeru

Passing-Fancy May 24, 2012 No Comments Manga Reviews , , , , , , ,

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Sumire 17 Sai!!, by NAGAYOSHI Takeru

Sumire 17 Sai!!, by NAGAYOSHI Takeru

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Sumire is a 17 year old high school girl who wants nothing more than to make friends with her new classmates. She’s so disappointed that they all seem to hate her, calling her a pervert, a dirty old man, creepy, weirdo… alas, what is a poor life-sized puppet to do in this cruel world.

Related Series: Sumire 16-sai!! (Alternate Side-story Sequel)

Genre(s): Adventure, Drama, Romance, Shoujo

 

Sumire 16 Sai!!, by NAGAYOSHI Takeru

Passing-Fancy May 24, 2012 No Comments Manga Reviews , , , , , , ,

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Sumire 16 Sai!!, by NAGAYOSHI Takeru

Sumire 16 Sai!!, by NAGAYOSHI Takeru

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While bicycling to school her first day as a high school student, Renge Ohyama meets a weird girl who on closer inspection appears to be a life-sized doll–and this is not an advanced robotic creation or even a magical doll. Rather, a scary looking middle aged man controls her movements, puppet-like, and speaks for her via ventriloquism. Unfortunately, this perverted-seeming old man and his doll happen to attend her new school. Even worse, is in the same class and sits right behind her. And it seems the doll wants to be friends?!

Genre(s): Adventure, Drama, Romance, Shoujo

 

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