Alright, so I know that this was supposed to go up early on Friday but my original plan fell through. I wanted to write a review on the entire series of Boku no Hatsukoi wo Kimi ni Sasagu but I’m only on chapter 30 of 67. I will probably have it done soon so I’ll write the review and it’ll go up on Friday March 10th.
I decided to do something quick and easy for this so you guys will at least get a post. I searched and searched for what would be a good and semi-interesting topic and came to this conclusion. Top 10 manga I want to reread. I have several I want to read again so I have to go through and decide which I would like to. I’m not going to count Boku no Hatsukoi wo Kimi ni Sasagu because I’m almost done rereading it. I also won’t count anime that I’ve seen but haven’t read the manga. I’ll make that a different post.
I just got my new camera today but I won’t be able to use my own pictures because I don’t own any of these manga. I would like to buy them but I haven’t been able to find a place to purchase them for cheaper than full price. So, all of these pictures that I have are coming from their GoodReads pages. And, as always, I’ll link the GoodReads page of the first volume of each under the name, the author’s GoodReads page under the author’s name, and if you can buy the first volume in English on Book Depository, I’ll link that under the picture. My social media will be linked at the end and I always appreciate discussions on my posts so comment with a manga you would like to reread and/or your absolute favorite manga.
So, I’ve got my glass of iced latte (coffee is my wine) and some headphones on with Kpop blasting. The son and husband are both sleeping so let’s get as many posts done tonight as I can before I pass out on my keyboard. I hope you all enjoy!
- This first manga I’d like to mention is Hiyokoi by Moe Yukimaru. This manga is about a girl named Hiyori. She is smaller than most people and a very shy girl. Due to an accident, she starts school later than everyone else. What does this mean? Everyone has their groups of friends already and she’s left to try to figure out how to make friends and a shy girl who started school too late. And, just like all of the other books on here, there’s a cute little romance. I read this manga so long ago that I barely remember what happened. I just remember liking it a lot. This manga has not been officially translated to English but you can find translations on manga reader sites like MangaFox or MangaReader.
- The next one that I’m excited for is one that I remember as not having a really unique storyline, just like Hiyokoi didn’t, but I definitely remember enjoying it as a quick little pleasure read. This one is Stardust Wink by Nana Haruta. This story follows Anna who lives in the same apartment complex as twin boys of the same age. They were childhood friends until one of the twins does something to Anna that changes everything. If I remember correctly, it’s another cliché, predictable romance but sometimes that just what you need on a Sunday evening. This manga has not been officially translated to English but you can find translations on manga reader sites like MangaFox or MangaReader.
- Hana to Akuma by Hisamu Oto is the next one. I’m kind of mixed about this one. This follows Vivi and Hana. Vivi is a demon who left the demon realm and ended up finding a human baby. He decided to raise the baby but as she gets older, he realizes he has some feelings for her. Now, I am definitely kind of put off by this because it’s strange that someone who raised a baby up into a 14 year old girl as a kind of father to her, would suddenly fall in love with her and vice versa. But it’s still a cute little romance if you look past that little detail. I wouldn’t say it’s the best I’ve read, but it surely isn’t the worst. I’d like to reread it to give a full review on it. This manga has not been officially translated to English but you can find translations on manga reader sites like MangaFox or MangaReader.
- Another manga that I would love to reread is Love so Life by Kaede Kouchi. Shiharu loves children. She grew up in an orphanage and even works at a daycare. But suddenly she is offered a job as a babysitter for the uncle of a pair of twins. And, as you can assume, they fall in love. This is definitely a nice little slice-of-life kind of story. This manga has not been officially translated to English but you can find translations on manga reader sites like MangaFox or MangaReader.
- This next one is a funny little romance manga that could be triggering or offensive for some people. Beauty Pop by Kiyoko Arai is about Kiri, a hairstylists daughter, and a group of men in her school that with “transform” girls into beautiful by doing their hair and makeup. But, they only choose certain people that they feel at “worthy” of these transformations. Kiri takes it upon herself to help certain girls who are denied by the group and she’ll cut and style their hair to help make them more confident. I personally read this the first time around without thinking that I wasn’t pretty because I didn’t wear makeup and my hair wasn’t always styled nice (even right now, my hair is in a bun and I have no makeup on) but some people may have an issue reading this manga because of their portrayal of a “beautiful girl.” So be warned even though I feel that a lot of shoujo manga are like this. This manga has been translated to English so click the image to purchase the first volume from Book Depository.
- Another story of misunderstood handsome guys. L-Dk by Ayu Watanabe is about a girl who hates a popular boy because he wouldn’t date her best friend. Then he moves in next door and she begins to get to know him better. The rest is history. This manga has not been officially translated to English but you can find translations on manga reader sites like MangaFox or MangaReader.
- These next few are fairly popular among the shoujo manga world and all but one also have an anime. This one was the most recent to be made into anime. I’ve talked about all of these before so I’ll just write little overviews of what they are for each. This one is Say I Love You (Suki-tte Ii na yo)by Kanae Hazuki. Mei is the type of girl who would rather keep to herself rather than making a ton of friends. But when she ends up injuring the most popular boy in the school, he becomes set to change that about Mei. This manga has been translated to English so click the image to purchase the first volume from Book Depository.
- The next is Dengeki Daisy by Kyousuke Motomi. This manga follows Teru’s struggles after her brother dies and she becomes an orphan. The way she is getting through everything is with the help of “Daisy,” an old friend of her brother’s who Teru can confide in. One of these problems in her life is having to work for her school’s “delinquent” janitor after she broke a window. This manga has been translated to English so click the image to purchase the first volume from Book Depository.
- I’m super excited to reread this next manga. I loved this one so much that every Halloween, I had wanted to cosplay as the main character in it! And this manga is Vampire Knight by Matsuri Hino. This manga is about a girl named Yuki who was attacked by a vampire when she was younger. She ended up being taken in by a friend of the vampire that saved her. This friend was the chairman of a school and ended up taking in another boy who lost his family to a vampire attack, Zero. Yuki and Zero protect the Night Class from the Day Class and vice versa. In other words, the vampire class from the human class. But, the vampire that saved Yuki is a part of the night class. This manga ended up taking a turn I didn’t see coming and I’m excited to reread it and see is there was anything hinting at this throughout. I also can’t wait to review it. This manga has been translated to English so click the image to purchase the first volume from Book Depository.
- Last but certainly not least is the manga I’m most excited to reread. I loved this manga and anime since I first got into manga way back when I was in 6th grade, so about 10 years ago. And that manga is Fruits Basket by Natsuki Takaya. If you read my Top 5 Wednesday post about my favorite “non-written” books (you can view it here), you would know that I still count this as my favorite manga. I can’t wait to reread this but I am waiting until I purchase the collectors editions of it.
This story follows Tohru, a high schooler who just lost her mother a few months ago to a car accident. After a series of events following her mother’s death, she ends up living in a tent in the woods. What she doesn’t realize is that she is living on the property of the Sohma family. But, this isn’t just any family. Yuki Sohma is the most popular boy in school! She ends up stumbling upon the house that Yuki shares with his uncle. After another series of events, she ends up living with these two men and the short-tempered Kyo, Yuki’s cousin. This manga has been translated to English so click the image to purchase the first volume from Book Depository. I have linked to the collector’s edition but you can buy the original volume 1 on Amazon from their marketplace. They stopped making the originals so it may be hard to find. The cover I used here is the original cover, you can see the collector’s edition cover just by clicking on the picture below.
Thank you so much for reading my post. Let me know if you’ve read any of these below!