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My favourite (old-school) shoujo couples 2

Here comes my second installment of “my favourite (old-school) shoujo couples”. Presumably, the following characters (and their stories) must have hold a special place in my heart, the fact that they appeared immediately first in my mind in making this post! If these couples still manage to capture my fading memories after all those years … Continue reading

It is a serious matter for a seriously funny manga

(This post also contains my review on some of Tomoko Naka’s works, namely Lady Guinevere and the Chartres Koushaku no Tanoshimi series.) I like to hear jokes which make me laugh and brighten up my mood. Then of course, I do hardly take jokes seriously…. that’s until I come across the website of Kyoto Seika … Continue reading

When a non-manga about shoujo manga is more interesting than a shoujo manga

Shoujo manga is interesting…. OF COURSE! 🙂 But I sometimes find it even more interesting reading others’ commentaries, or studies, on shoujo manga – below a summary and a quick review of those non-manga that I found “even more interesting”. This post can also be treated as a continuation of this. By the way, I … Continue reading

[Manga Talk] Yume no Ishibumi (夢の碑) by KIHARA Toshie

Viola! First [Manga Talk] in 2014, the year of horse! Lately a manga blogger friend asked me briefly about Yume no Ishibumi (夢の碑) by KIHARA Toshie here …..which happens to be one of my FAVOURITE must-read manga series! Whilst I have previously touched base on KIHARA’s Hana no Na no Himegimi (花の名の姫君), a manga adaptation … Continue reading

[Manga Talk] OOYA Chiki (大矢ちき)

When it comes to vintage and nostalgic shoujo manga (aka the very 70’s stuff!), I feel my reading list, however long it might be, could barely be completed without touching base on the works of OOYA Chiki. I am writing this post, also in courtesy of Passing-fancy who has kindly sent me a free copy … Continue reading

Aside posts – bookclub and sell & trade discuss.

Will you support a manga sell & trade and/or a bookclub here? Discuss here.

will you support a manga sell & trade and/or a bookclub here?

Happy new year all! 🙂 As per usual, I am doing some sort of “refreshing” on the site by experimenting with some “minor” changes – if you have not already noticed, i have removed the links to my KH, Gallery pages from the menu…..  I just thought a new HOME page will make the browsing … Continue reading

Potluck [Manga Talk]

Not exactly a proper [Manga Talk] here, but thought I’d just come in for one last time before the end of year…. AND to show off some of the titles I have read thus far (neh nehhh ne-neh nehhhh~ XD)

SATONAKA Machiko (里中満智子)

SATONAKA Machiko is highly regarded as the “godmother” who revolutionised the trend for “josei/ lady-drama equivalent” in shoujo manga of early days, when the manga industry itself was still under heavy influences of Ozamu Tezuka. For me, the most interesting aspect of reading SATONAKA Machiko’s work is that her stories always seem to carry a … Continue reading

[Manga Talk] Alfheim no Kishi by NAKAYAMA Seika

Following my earlier post on fantasy adventure shoujo manga, I have decided to open a new post for this series as it is so epic! 🙂

The Adventures of Fairies….

Once upon a time, the wicked witches and wizards from the far far away land have found their way to and lived in those famous children’s fairy tales happily ever after…. until they discovered the words, “shoujo manga”. Alas! The witches and wizards are besotted… and even the fairies have found their new playgrounds in … Continue reading

[Manga Talk] Crystal Dragon by ASHIBE Yuho

Finally! After almost 30 years since it was released, I have finally managed to grab hold of a copy of Crystal Dragon by ASHIBE Yuho (クリスタル・ドラゴン by あしべゆうほ). And guess what? … The series is still NOT COMPLETED! Crystal Dragon has been ongoing since its first release in 1981 on a more or less stop-go … Continue reading

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