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Obscure Manga You've NEVER Heard Of

Not all manga can be popular, but that sure as hell won't stop me from talking about them. Thank you Walt's Comic Shop for sponsoring a portion of today's…

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This Manga Artist Changed My Life

It's been a few months since the passing of Hinako Ashihara, the manga artist most known in the states for her series Sand Chronicles, yet her loss still…

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Your Favorite Shoujo Came From This Magazine

This May is the 50th anniversary of one of the most popular shoujo manga magazines in Japan, Hana to Yume. To celebrate I took a deep dive into…

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Manga I've Been Reading this Month

It's been about a year since I've done a manga reading log so let's talk about some series I've been reading this April. Thank you Walt's Comic Shop for…

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The Shoujosei Renaissance

Each year people have said a shoujosei renaissance is coming and each year I've resisted this temptation of hope. However on the second anniversary of my Decline of…

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BIG ANNOUNCEMENT

There is a big change coming to the channel.... Stay tuned....

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Can I Guess My Friends' Favorite Manga?!

How well do I know my friends and fellow creators by only their manga taste? Let's find out. Original video idea comes from Shayne Topp/@SmoshGames https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeImKFecYFCxFiDzdK_yWcC8KmkayBwmn&si=dFg-Mvil27xWN8bD Creators featured: Kay- @basicboii…

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Making the Shonen Jump to Shoujo V: Playing For Keeps

It's that time once again! The time for the fifth installment of everyone's favorite series on Youtube, Making the Shonen Jump to Shoujo! Thank you Walt's Comic Shop for…

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Reading Rent-A-Girlfriend for Charity... AGAIN!!!

On January 29th I started a donation drive to raise $1,200 for Feminine Hygiene Kits for Gaza with the promise that if we hit that goal I would…

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'Children of the Whales' and the Outsider Artist

Children of the Whales is a recently completed dystopian adventure series that delves into what makes an artist and how their history and emotions impact their work. (This video…

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The Past, Present, and Future of Shoujo Manga

Sometimes, you just gotta remake a video that you felt you could do better on. What is Shoujo Manga... AGAIN. SOURCES: https://pastebin.com/WwRQwM5c SOCIAL MEDIA: https://beacons.ai/colleensmangarecs SUPPORT ME ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/colleensmangarecs 0:00 Intro Sketch 3:02 Opening 5:02 What…

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Reading Rent A Girlfriend for Charity

On January 29th I started a donation drive to raise $1,200 for Feminine Hygiene Kits for Gaza with the promise that if we hit that goal I would…

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Most Anticipated Manga Releases of 2024

This year may be a little lackluster with the amount of manga releases I'm looking forward to, but the ones we ARE getting are gonna be fantastic. Thank you…

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The 2023 Shoujosei of the Year Awards (Full Show)

This year was the 2nd annual Shoujosei of the Year Awards! What is posted here is the full show but if you would like to watch the live…

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The 2023 Shoujosei of the Year Award Show

Join us for the second annual Shoujosei of the Year awards with special presenters, tributes, and more to shoujo and josei manga. Hosted by Colleen of Colleen's Manga…

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Ranking the 16 Manga I Read in 2023

I set a goal for myself to read 16 new titles in 2023 and it is now time to rank those titles. Thank you Walt's Comic Shop for sponsoring…

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The Rise and Fall of CMX

CMX was a manga imprint from DC comics that somehow came to house one of the most diverse lines of shoujo manga ever offered in America. Unfortunately though,…

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30 Manga Recs for My 30th Birthday

It's my birthday at the end of this month and what better way to celebrate then giving the hoejos what they want... 30 mangs recs!! Thank you Walt's Comic…

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"Not Like Other Shoujo"

"These aren't like other shoujo, these are cooooool shoujo" and the myth of competitive femininity. Other Great Video Essays on the Topic: Sarah Z https://youtu.be/BNCWW80WTPY?si=V6NdXhRWTEf3k1gT Tiffany Ferg https://youtu.be/7nL-kgbbcBA?si=K_YqAgEC-c-zNXTg Maia C https://youtu.be/3n0pofzTutw?si=cI_Eoq8p1gytL4kA Jordan Theresa https://youtu.be/Ngz0D1J8Zb0?si=7GThZZszsPlqdPRI SOCIAL MEDIA: https://beacons.ai/colleensmangarecs SUPPORT ME ON…

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Making the Shonen Jump to Shoujo: Ressurection

Oh, you're approaching me? With shoujosei manga recommendations? Thank you Walt's Comic Shop for sponsoring a portion of today's video. Use code COLLEENSMANGARECS at checkout for 40€ off your…

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Gender Expression in Shoujo Manga

Gender expression and shoujo manga go together like peanut butter and jelly. Please consider supporting Point of Pride and donating to their cause if you are financially able: https://www.pointofpride.org/ SOURCES/REFERENCES: A Succinct…

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Am I an Anime Tourist?

Recently, I decided to go on a trip to visit the country of Animanga. That's right. I was an anime tourist. And these... are my stories. SOCIAL MEDIA: https://beacons.ai/colleensmangarecs SUPPORT ME…

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The Spring Anime You May Have Missed

As always, the spring anime season was packed this year. And like always, some good anime got passed by because of it. One such series that people have…

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Josei Manga You NEED to Read

Ahhh, josei... The forgotten demographic of anime and manga... Well not on my watch. Read some josei manga expeditiously! Thank you Walt's Comic Shop for sponsoring a portion of…

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A Deep Dive Into Lala Magazine

Lala is a shoujo manga magazine from Japan that has been my new current obsession. There's so many great series from the magazine that I had to deep…

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How Studio Ghibli Inspires THIS Manga

Studio Ghibli is one of the most renowned animation studios that has inspired many works across different fields. One series in particular that was influenced by this studio…

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The ULTIMATE Shoujo Starter Pack

Have you watched Fruits Basket or Nana and thought "man shoujo is GOOD, but I don't know where to go from here"? Well I got you covered with…

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An Unhinged Guide to Every Character in Bokura no Kiseki

Attempting to give a character guide for the manga I'm currently obsessed with. SOCIAL MEDIA: https://beacons.ai/colleensmangarecs SUPPORT ME ON KO-FI: https://ko-fi.com/colleensmangarecs 0:00 Intro 2:58 Minami 4:14 Veronica 6:20 Main Plot 7:25 Takao 8:42 Rida 9:49 Midou 10:20 Jared 12:15 Nishizono 12:45 Lili 13:56…

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The Cinematic Quality of 'My Girlfriend's Child'

My Girlfriend's Child was a truly unique experience of a manga that I had to talk about what made this series feel so.... cinematic. REFERENCES AND SOURCES: Great Videos by…

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Making the Shonen Jump to Shoujo with a Vengeance

We're back with the third installment of making the shonen JUMP to shoujo! This one is for my best friend Martin Scorsese. UPDATE: This video was filmed and…

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The Decline of Shoujo Anime: One Year Later

It has been a whole year since my second video I ever posted 'The Decline of Shoujo Anime' came out. A video that put me on the map…

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Manga I've Been Reading (April 2023)

Today is just a casual chat about the manga series I've been reading lately! There's been a bunch I've finally got to take off of my TBR and…

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The Current State of Margaret

Margaret magazine is a shoujo manga anthology that will be celebrating 60 years of publishing as of 2023. But the magazine is unfortunately becoming less loved in recent…

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7 Completed Manga Recommendations

We're doing another round of manga recommendations but this time they are all completed series. Huzzah! Thank you Walt's Comic Shop for sponsoring a portion of today's video. Use…

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The Rise and Falling of Shojo Beat

Shojo Beat is an imprint from the company Viz Media that publishes works of manga geared towards young girls and women. It has been around for more than…

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The BEST Episode of Anime

What's the best episode of anime? Maybe Attack on Titan? NO THINK AGAIN! Perhaps an episode of Demon Slayer? NOT TODAY! Well then what could it be?! (yes…

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'Chihayafuru' and the Power of Connection

Connection is the driving force behind everything in the narrative of Chihayafuru. With each connection stemming Chihaya's love of karuta and the poems in the game. 0:00 Intro 2:33 Disclaimers 3:45…

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Upcoming Manga Releases & Licensing Wishes For 2023

2023 is a stacked year for shoujo and josei manga! There's so many series I'm looking forward to reading but here's just a few. PLUS we're talking about…

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Making the Shonen Jump to Shoujo 2: Electric Boogaloo

We are back again with the BEST series available on Youtube, Making the Shonen Jump to Shoujo!! The sequel is always the best, right.... riiiight? 0:00 1:52 Jujutsu Kaisen 6:17 My…

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Liar, Liar: A First Impression of 'Usotoki Rhetoric'

Thank you One Peace Books for sponsoring this video! It's finally here! The first volume of the 2012 shoujo series Usotoki Rhetoric! I've been excited for this series since…

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Shoujosei of the Year Awards Show

On December 16th I held the first ever Shujosei of the Year Awrds over on my Twitch! I wanted to make sure my Youtube crowd was able to…

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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…

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A Brief History of Shoujo Isekai

Today we're taking a look at shoujo isekai, where it started and where it is now. Special thank you to Gaby on my discord who helped me collect some…

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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…

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Why Shoujo Romance Is So Special

Shoujo romance is a genre of manga that is near and dear to my heart. I've been reading stories like these for over a decade now. But why…

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Answering Your Burning Questions

The hoejos asked me some great questions and I had some answers! 0:00 intro 1:23 how do I like my coffee? 1:50 have I ever had manga burn out? 3:24 fall anime…

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What Is Josei Manga?

Josei manga is often forgotten about when talking about the different manga demographics, but it doesn't help that the demo is pretty hard to differentiate from shoujo! Is…

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Manga I've Been Reading Lately (September 2022)

Today we'll just be sitting down to talk about some manga I've been reading lately from new titles to old! As well as one Manta Comic that I've…

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Misogyny in the Manga Community

There's a problem, let's talk. Copy Editor: Cassidy Moulton REFERENCES: Are Demographics Important MAL Discussion https://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1589511 Why Nerds Are So Sexist https://www.vice.com/en/article/wnwvgx/why-nerds-are-so-sexist Why Women Read More Than Men https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=14175229 Shonen Jump Says Editors' Need A 'Boy's Heart" https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2019-11-08/shueisha-says-female-jump-editors-need-to-understand-the-hearts-of-boys/.152995 https://www.huffingtonpost.jp/entry/jump_jp_5dc155b3e4b0bedb2d52abe2 https://www.otaquest.com/jump-female-editors-controversy/ Jump Editor's…

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