Enchanted to Meet You – Kimi ni Todoke

I know a lot of people don’t like slowly progressing stories and there are a few that I just can’t watch due to the pacing, however I have a weak spot for this lovely series Kimi ni Todoke and I’m really glad it was made into an anime. :3

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Lovely Complex Anime

It’s been a long time but I’ve started watching Lovely Complex again. At its very core it is a romantic comedy series about a tall girl (Risa Koizumi) liking a short guy (Atsushi Otani).

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Factoid: Lovely Complex is particularly notable as the manga-ka Aya Nakahara wrote the dialogue completely in Osaka-ben.

When Shojo Beat previewed the manga back in May 2007 I went nuts for the series! I read all I could online, looked up pictures, found the anime, wanted to be the voice actress for the English version and even made fanart, pixels and a fanpage. Yep. It was awesome. In fact, I still own the entire 17 volume manga series and have no plans on getting rid of it. It’s just that good. :3

Beast Master Shojo Manga

Purchase #3 &# 4: Beast Master vol. 1 & 2

Once upon a time I used to be a manga junkie. At the peak of my otaku-ness I owned over 500 volumes of manga and LOVED it. Nothing felt better than bringing home a bag of brand new unread manga. Over time I realized some series really weren’t as great as I first thought and engaged in many online trades as the books didn’t have any resale value.  As the economy collapsed so did my manga funding and my collection had to find new homes with the exception of my all time favorites. I have been clean and haven’t bought a single volume since 2011 – until now that is.

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“Leo Aoi looks like a crazy animal with wild eyes- and no one at his new high school will go near him! He does seem to have a special connection with animal though, which intrigues overzealous animal lover Yuiko Kubozuka…”

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One thing to keep in mind about shojo manga is to not take it too seriously or judge it just by it’s cover. (There is no bondage) However this is rated OT for blood, violence and mild language. Despite those warnings I find this series highly amusing and had shared one of my favorite panels from volume 1 back in February. There are a number of such gems scattered throughout the two books but you will have to discover them for yourself~! ;3

Thanks for reading!

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