August Shojo Manga Recap

My August shojo haul was intense, y’all. So many good installments in some of my favorite series, the ending of one series, and great reprints of some classics. Check out the shojo manga volumes I read that cam... Read More...

July Shojo Manga Recap

It's no secret that I'm a fan of the romance, drama, fantasy, and friendship that comes with a shojo title. Frankly, I read a lot of new shojo volumes this month. So, as a summer treat, here is a recap of a few... Read More...

Manga Monday: Blue Spring Ride

Manga Monday: Blue Spring Ride Story and Art by Io Sakisaka Article by Mara Wood My introduction to Blue Spring Ride occurred when Crunchyroll debuted the anime.  From the opening credits scene, I was ... Read More...

Manga Monday: Vampire Knight

Manga Monday: Vampire Knight Story and Art by Matsuri Hino Article by Mara Wood I know, I know. We talked last week about how the vampire trope is overplayed in media. But we have to talk about Vam... Read More...

My Love Story!! Vol. 2 Review

My Love Story Vol. 2 Review Story by Kazune Kawahara Art by Aruko Review by Mara Wood Shojo manga is full of tropes. Clumsy, youthful girls always fall in love with the tall, feminine, gorgeous ... Read More...

Manga Monday: Dawn of the Arcana

Manga Monday – Dawn of the Arcana Story and Art by Rei Toma Article by Mara Wood Not every shojo manga series starts out with a sweep-you-off-your-feet romance. Many series feature a heroine thrown... Read More...

Manga Monday: Arisa

Manga Monday: Arisa Story and Art by Natsumi Ando Article by Mara Wood  One of the best things about shojo manga is its flexibility in what is brings to the table for female readers. Yes, there is a th... Read More...

Manga Monday: DramaCon

Manga Monday: DramaCon Article by Mara Wood Manga is a tricky term to define. On the surface, we understand it to be comic books that originate from Japan. That definition becomes even murkier when you se... Read More...

Manga Monday: Cardcaptor Sakura

Japanese manga is well known for a particular genre – magical girls, the most prominent of which being Sailor Moon. These stories feature a young girl who gains or discovers a special power. They use that speci... Read More...