Obsessed with Shoujo: Manga Recommendations

I primarily use myanimelist to keep track of the anime that I watch, as well as, to give me recommendations on what I should read next.  Due to MAL being down, I was stuck having to venture out on my own and find more manga titles to read.  During those painfully long five days and excess scrolling on MangaRock (highly recommend this app), I finally found a few titles that I would happily display as some of my favorites on MAL if the profile feature worked as of right now.

1.) Kawaii Hito

Synopsis: Hanazono is a 27-year-old young man who runs a flower shop. Unfortunately, he’s not pretty or beautiful like the flowers at all. Everyone is afraid of Hanazono because of his eyes, but the truth is, he’s actually a really nice person. His miserable life all changes when he meets Suzuka Hiyori, a beautiful young college student who wants to be his girlfriend! Source

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Thoughts: Although there are only seven chapters so far, I am obsessed.  I read through them all in one sitting.  I don’t usually love manga that shows innocent love; I tend to go for something more fast paced, yet I’m in love with this.  I will admit I have scrolled past this manga in the past before, and boy am I disappointed in myself.  This is probably my favorite one out of the three titles I’m sharing with you.

Recommend: Try it

Rating: 9.5/10

2.) Colette wa Shinu Koto ni Shita

Synopsis: Colette, a girl who has been asking herself about the purpose of her being a doctor. One day, she decides to escape her duty, and falls right into a well, hoping to go to a different world. The moment she wakes up, she finds herself in the land of death.  Source

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Thoughts: I’ve been very into the fantasy genre lately.  I love learning about the various beliefs the author has, as well as, oogling some attractive gods.  Very educational.  What I like in particular about this manga is that the author always leaves me wanting more.  Every chapter ends in a cliffhanger that leaves me refreshing the page to see if the next chapter has been translated yet.  The relationship between the two characters is interesting.  It’s best described as an unrequited love.  Both of the characters have failed to act on their feelings, and instead Colette simply views their relationship as doctor and patient.  While this can be frustrating at times, I can’t help but root for them.

Recommend: Yes

Rating: 9/10

3.) Shiritsu! Bijinzaka Joshi Kouko

Synopsis: Nonomiya En, previously expelled from her old school following three suspensions, is forced by her father to enter Bijinzaka, a prestigious all-girls’ high school where they train girls to become young, well-mannered ladies. Upon her arrival, En realizes that this school is definitely not for her and sneaks out. On her way out, she meets Narushima Chihiro, 1st year student at Jouyama Boys’ High, on the other side of the hill.  Source

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Thoughts: I’m a sucker for a good cliché.  If a manga has a delinquent girl in it who has a male best friend, there is no way I am not clicking.  Despite the story always being predictable and ending in the friends either falling for each other, or one of their feelings get hurt, I love it.  This manga is no different.  A plus to reading this manga is that it is fully translated, so you don’t have to be waiting around for a new chapter.  With that being said, I was a little disappointing with the ending, yet it is still decent.

Recommend: Yes, if you like clichés

Rating: 7.5/10

Feel free to comment manga recommendations; I’m always in need of more manga to read.

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