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Reader’s Corner: Dandadan (Vol. 7), Kimi ni Todoke Soulmate (Vol. 1), and Mr. Villain’s Day Off (Vol. 3)

A blend of old and new releases, and first volumes and those more toward the middle fill our selections in this week’s column. As usual, love stories are…

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Pick of the Week: Turn the Skip Beat Around

SEAN: Once again, tempted to just say "Viz". We get so much good shoujo this week, with a new sequel for Kimi ni Todoke, the next Neighborhood Story,…

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Manga the Week of 4/3/24

SEAN: It's time for April manga! The best month! MICHELLE: All the cool people were born in it! SEAN: We start off with Viz Media, who have a…

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Anime Like A Sign of Affection

Born with a hearing impairment, Yuki Itose is college student who rarely interacts with others because of her disability. However, when she has an awkward

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Doki Doki News: State of Play and English Versions of Fate/Stay Night and Kimi ni Todoke

Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of January 28th! Check out the latest episode…

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479 – Manga Machinations Awards 2023

Happy holidays everyone! Welcome to our annual awards show! dakazu, Darfox8, Morgana, and seamus2389 celebrate with their individual awards, such as Why Are These Boy Problems™ So Fucking…

Manga Machinations

477 – Triple Dip 78 – Innocent, Orb: On the Movements of the Earth, Under Ninja

All the hosts are back to talk about Ireland riots, collapsing stairs, The Boy and the Heron, and more! Then we rally ourselves for the final Triple Dip…

Manga Machinations

475 – Shojo Showdown 6 – Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You, Deborah is My Rival, Ceres: Celestial Legend

In this episode Morgana leads the charge as we examine Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You, Deborah is My Rival, and Ceres: Celestial Legend for a Shojo…

Manga Machinations

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“K”ind-Hearted Heroines Thrive In These Shojo Manga!

I continue the ABCs of Shojo Manga with these kind-hearted heroines are sure to win over your heart in these series that start with the letter “K”! From…

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Anime Flu: What Is It and Why Is It So Dramatic?

A detailed and engaging article about anime flu, a common trope in anime where a character gets sick from a minor exposure to cold or rain.

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Anime Like My Love Story

With his tall stature, bulky muscles, and mean face, Takeo Gouda is not exactly a hit with the ladies. Men and women alike find him terrifying, but he…

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Tangle x Cast 17: Good Samaritans of Anime

One of Jesus’ most beloved parables is “The Good Samaritan,” the tale of the most unexpected person showing the greatest care for a victim on the side of…

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Anime Like Skip and Loafer

In order to pursue a career in politics to make a positive change for Japan, Mitsumi leaves her rural town to go to high school in Tokyo. While…

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Anime Like My Clueless First Friend

Akane Nishimura is a quiet girl with an intimidating gaze. As such, her classmates gave her the ominous nickname of “The Grim Reaper” and started avoiding her

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First Impression: Kimi ni Todoke (Netflix, Live-Action)

Kuronuma Sawako is a curiosity. While she insists to a friend from her middle school days that she isn’t being bullied, Kuronuma is still treated like an outcast.…

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30 Anime Tomboys With a Lovable Boyish Personality

Tomboys were always enjoyed in anime, but seeing such a blatant one like Tomo as a main character is finally giving anime tomboys the spotlight that they

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Holiday Review #21: NO LONGER HEROINE

 This next one won't be for everyone, but I appreciate the way to tries to interject some weirdness and awfulness into the standard shojo ro...

The Manga Test Drive

Holiday Review #21: NO LONGER HEROINE

 This next one won't be for everyone, but I appreciate the way to tries to interject some weirdness and awfulness into the standard shojo ro...

The Manga Test Drive

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Anime Like Bocchi the Rock!

Having social anxiety but still wishing to make friends, Hitori Gotou started learning the guitar to help lure people into talking to her. Years later, she

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22 Romance Anime Series Where The Popular Kid Falls In Love With An Outcast

While romance can bloom from literally anywhere, romance anime only has a select number of set ups to make a compelling romantic story. One such set up is

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Doki Doki News: Bleach at NYCC, Kimi ni Todoke Drama, and Tearmoon Empire Anime

Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of September 4th through September 10th! Check out…

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How to make a best friend, shojo manga-style

In a throwback to an early tongue-in-cheek blog entry listing some of the best romantic tips shojo manga has to offer, I thought I’d write a similar post…

Shojo Corner

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My Top 15 Manga

Thank you so much my hoejos for 15 THOUSAND subscribers!!! It is absolutely wild that I have hit this milestone and I can't thank you all enough for…

Colleen's Manga Recs

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Anime Series Like Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie

Izumi is a normal guy, albeit with a predilection for attracting misfortune. However, the one piece of shining fortune in his life is his girlfriend,

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“Kimi ni Todoke” Manga First Impressions – Trying to Get Into Shoujo Romance

As a straight guy, shoujo romance has never really been on my radar all that much. This is especially true since they’re rarely in the conversation outside of…

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10 Romance Anime Where The Main Character Suddenly Becomes Popular

You know what they say, all it takes is the attentions of one popular person to shine even the biggest turd into a diamond. It certainly isn't a

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AniMarch Madness 2022: Round 2, Day 3

Round two of AniMarch Madness 2022 continues with our next four matches! For those coming here for the first time, AniMarch Madness is our annual one-on-one anime tournament…

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AniMarch Madness 2022: Round 1, Day 2

Day one of AniMarch Madness was so much fun! Results are still being tabulated, with a few polls still open, but look for those results to pop up…

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Top 5 Anime Valentine Episodes

With so many anime featuring a Valentine Episode it was hard to narrow down the list so pretty much I jut went with those episodes that left an…

100 Word Anime

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30 Best Romantic Comedy Anime Series Full of Love and Laughs

Romance and comedy – It is a simple recipe, but an effective one. The intoxicating mix of genres that is “rom-com” just go together like a warm mug…

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Feature: On Romance in Anime

Romance in anime can be super adorable. While tomorrow's post is going to focus on bad romance, today is all about the common features of sweet and romantic…

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Pick of the Week: A Wide Variety

SEAN: This week I am torn between debuts and final volumes. I really should be picking When Will Ayumu Make His Move?, as I love the author’s other…

Manga Bookshelf

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Anime Series Like Blue Spring Ride

Futaba Yoshioka was an attractive middle schooler, popular with boys, but not with girls. It left her feeling lonely, but none of that mattered as long as her…

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Reader’s Corner: 86, After-School Hanako-kun, Batmanga, and Marie Kondo

86–Eighty-Six, Vol. 1 The recent anime adaptation piqued my curiosity about this series, and the first volume didn’t disappoint. A country steeped in racism and greed uses child…

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Kimi ni Todoke Review

“Kimi ni Todoke makes its whole raison d’etre putting a bit more depth into every aspect of the banal anime rom-com genre tropes”

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Waiting for Spring Part 1 (with Kelly Quinn Chiu)

Covers volumes 1–7 of Waiting for Spring by Anashin.The wait is finally over! We're FINALLY talking about the basketball boys! Waiting for Spring is one of the most…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

Waiting for Spring Part 1 (with Kelly Quinn Chiu)

Covers volumes 1–7 of Waiting for Spring by Anashin.The wait is finally over! We're FINALLY talking about the basketball boys! Waiting for Spring is one of the most…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

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20 Romance Anime Series Told From the Female Perspective

In romance anime, it takes two to make a couple, but there will almost always be a main character that takes the reigns of the story. Most commonly…

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Shoujo and the Bride of Christ (I)

I was fourteen years old, Shinji Ikari´s age, when A Bridge to Terabithia made its movie debut. Like his fated stay in Misato’s house, only in time have…

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Anime Series Like Horimiya

Although lauded for being likable and intelligent, Kyouko Hori hides the fact that she has to take care of her brother and the housework because her parents are…

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15 Romance Anime Where Opposites Attract

It is the simplest of romance tropes, and one of the most classic. You take two people of opposite demeanor or circumstance and craft a love story from…

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Pure Love in Tonikawa

#tonikawa #tonikaku #kawaii Tonikaku Kawaii starts after the marriage...but why? Discord (Not Mine): https://discord.gg/fourplateaus Twitter: https://twitter.com/pauseandselect Patreon: https://patreon.com/pauseandselect Ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/pauseandselect TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@pauseandselect Chapters: 0:00 Intro 0:33 Background 3:38 Tonikawa 8:50 Credits Stray Notes: - I forgot to white balance…

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[Repost] The Great Pretender Review: Cases 1 through 3

The following is my review of Cases 1 through 3 of The Great Pretender that I wrote for Anime Quarterly back in September. If you like what you read…

Sakura Sunrise

What Are Your Five Favorite Non-Shonen Anime? Here are Ours!

One of our Twitch streamers, negativeprimes, recently tagged a number of our staffers on a Twitter post that’s making the rounds asking users to name their five favorite…

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After School Nightmare Pt. 1 (with Mouna Toure)

Covers volumes 1–5 of After School Nightmare by Setona MizushiroWelcome to the most mysterious and frightening after school club you’ll ever join. Content warning for sexual assault and…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

Anime Series That Are Good For Practicing Your Japanese At Any Level

I won’t generalize the community by saying “everyone does it,” but chances are if you enjoy a lot of anime, you’ve had a thought that maybe you should…

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