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Favorite Manga Reads of 2022

This year was another great year of manga! And another great year of me READING manga! If I haaaaaddd to pick my top 10 it would be these. 0:00…

Colleen's Manga Recs

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New November 2022 Shoujo Release Round-up

Shoujo Releases New November 2022 Shoujo Release Round-up Shoujo Henshin shoujo, shojo, anime, manga, manga blog, anime blog

Shoujo Henshin

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I'm Reading 'Skip Beat' And So Should YOU!!!

Skip Beat is an iconic and ongoing shoujo series that has been serializing since 2002 and yet SOMEHOW I haven't read it... UNTIL NOW!!! Skip Beat Steph: https://www.tiktok.com/@steph.lafayette?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc 0:00 Intro 2:39 Origins 3:29…

Colleen's Manga Recs

Pick of the Week: More Sports Manga? In This Economy?

MICHELLE: Oh, man. I’m forced to choose between perennial fave Skip Beat! and a promising new sports manga. I reckon I’ve gone on record enough about the former…

Manga Bookshelf

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Weekly Round-Up, 29 June – 5 July 2022: Crunchyroll Translator Wages, X-Gender Manga, and Coming Out

AniFem Round-Up Yuri is for Everyone: An analysis of yuri demographics and readership Nicki “YuriMother” Bauman breaks down the demographics of reader surveys and magazine markets. Skip Beat!’s…

Anime Feminist

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Anime Series Like Heroines Run The Show

In order to continue pursuing track and field, Hiyori left her small hometown and moved to Tokyo. After her father gets injured, she takes a part-time job

Recommend Me Anime

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New Shoujo Releases Week Of 4/5/22

Shoujo Releases New Shoujo Releases Week Of 4/5/22 Shoujo Henshin shoujo, shojo, anime, manga, manga blog, anime blog

Shoujo Henshin

Pick of the Week: Spies, Assassins and Skip Beat!

MICHELLE: There is soooo much good stuff coming out this week and there’s really only one thing that beats Yona of the Dawn with such ease, and that…

Manga Bookshelf

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10 Favorite First Volumes

Fun Lists 10 Favorite First Volumes Shoujo Henshin shoujo, shojo, anime, manga, manga blog, anime blog

Shoujo Henshin

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What Anime cast would make the best Wizard of Oz?

This old story needs some anime improvements! This post was inspired by an awesome blog post I read over the holiday break. The post Recasting Gremlins with Anime…

Anime Hanabi

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Top 5 Anime Characters Who Are Always Broke

There are a lot of broke anime characters. Those that always seem to be out of money when the bill comes. Here are 5 of my faves.

I drink and watch anime

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Revenge Anime: 20 Anime Series Featuring the Sweet Taste of Vengeance

While there are moments when it can go a little over the top, watching an anime character enact their most clever or brutal plan of revenge can be…

Recommend Me Anime

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Reader’s Corner: SAO Project Alicization, Evangelion ANIMA, and Cooking with Fluffy Friends

Ascendance of a Bookworm: Part 2, Vol. 3 Recently, I introduced my sister to the Ascendance series, and she’s hooked. As she gobbles her way through the novels…

Beneath the Tangles

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Reader’s Corner: Those Snow White Notes, Your Lie in April Revisited, and A Couple of Cuckoos

She’s My Knight, Vol. 1 The premise of this lovely little comic is simple: Ichinose has always been the popular kid, attracting attention from all the girls until…

Beneath the Tangles

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Anime I Wish Had Another Season — 31 Day Anime Challenge (Day 13)

There are several anime I wish had another season, chief among them both “Given” and “Skip Beat.” While we have some hope of more “Given” media to come,…

Shoujo Thoughts: ☆ ~('▽^人) Otaku Ramblings

Pick of the Week: Listen to Our Picks

MICHELLE: I’m looking forward to getting caught up on Wave, Listen to Me! and Haikyu!! and Spy x Family are extremely high on my list of favorites, but…

Manga Bookshelf

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Reader’s Corner: Last Dungeon, Talentless Nana, and Oregairu

The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat, Vol. 1 When a proficient assassin gets “taken care of” after he is no longer needed,…

Beneath the Tangles

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Otaku Reader’s Corner: KH3, Eniale & Dewiela, and Reset!

Eniale & Dewiela, Vol. 1 Eniale is an angel. Dewiela is a demon. But the two of them are buddies. It’s an Odd Couple situation with two celestial…

Beneath the Tangles

Otaku Reader’s Corner: December 2020

Look Into My Eyes (One Shot) Look Into My Eyes is a one-shot manga about an idol group on the verge of disbanding. While it appears that most…

Beneath the Tangles

Pick of the Week: Lucky Manga

MICHELLE: I’m happy to get more of Ace of the Diamond and Giant Killing, two long-running sports favorites of mine, but last week my love for Spy x…

Manga Bookshelf

15 Shocking First Episodes of Anime Series

Crunchyroll recently reported results of a Japanese survey where respondents were asked which anime had the most shocking first episode. The answers themselves were kind of shocking. While…

Beneath the Tangles

Returning to Anime? The Best Anime Series of 2008 That You Missed

Been away from anime for awhile? We understand. You go out and have your life, anime will always be waiting for you when you come back. They always…

Recommend Me Anime

Weekly Round-Up, 20-26 May 2020: In Memoriam

AniFem Round-Up  Beyond UNIQLO: Tips for supporting Japan’s indie fashion designers Daz Skubich provides a primer on the world of street fashion and how enthusiasts the world over…

Anime Feminist

Skip Beat!’s Harmful Healing: Forgiving abuse at the cost of self-worth

As Kyoko struggles to recover from abuse and trauma, she is encouraged to forgive everyone around her, put her own happiness last, and believe that love cures all.…

Anime Feminist

Top 5 Romance Anime I Actually Like

I’ve made no secret that romance isn’t my favourite genre. It’s not my favourite thing in real life either. My poor friends want to tell me all about…

I drink and watch anime

Kimi ni Todoke Part 1 (with Caitlin Moore)

Covers volumes 1–10 of Kimi ni Todoke by Karuho ShiinaThe year 2018 marked the end of an era: After 30 volumes, the deeply treasured Kimi ni Todoke is…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

Fruits Basket Part 1 (with ANN’s Jacob Chapman)

Covers volumes 1-8 of Fruits Basket by Natsuki TakayaAt the height of the mid-2000s manga boom in the US, there was no bigger series than Fruits Basket. And…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

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My Top 10 Anime Characters Discovered in 2016

Belated New Year’s greetings dear readers! Whatever you did to acknowledge another trip around the sun, I hope you enjoyed it! This time last year I cast my…

The Omega Geek

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Manga Review:Skip Beat!

Author:Yoshiki Nakamura Kyoko Mogami followed her true love Sho to Tokyo to support him while he made it big as an idol. But he’s casting her out now…

オタクちゃん

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New Viz Licenses

I’m sure these will be announced in the coming days at SDCC, but they’re already up on simonandschuster.biz, so I thought I’d share the fun and excitement. The…

kelakagandy's ramblings

OSMcast: Skip Beat! 12-7-2009

Love This Direct from the Echo Chamber, deep as Heino’s voice, the OSMcast returns! In this thrill-packed episode of thrills, chills, and _excitement _we talk about butts, ninjas, and movies.…

OSMcast! Anime, Games, Interviews, & More!