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Jul 13, 2009

Shōjo Sensei - Ocean Day

The third Monday in July is designated as Ocean Day in Japan. Declared a national holiday in 1996, Ocean Day is really a good excuse to not go to work and enjoy a day on the beach. Now I didn't learn this from a manga, it happens to be on my calendar and I looked it up out of curiosity. We all know, however, that many mangakas enjoy incorporating those swimsuit scenes into their stories. So there are plenty of examples of characters enjoying themselves on the beach or near the water, whether it's Ocean Day or not. I thought it would be fun to find some of those maritime scenes and share them, since many of us are basking in the sun this time of year.

Kyo, Tohru, and Yuki in In Fishing from Fruits Basket mangaka Nutsaki Takaya

Ouran High School Host Club by Bisco Hatori

Risa and Otani from Lovely Complex by Aya Nakahara

Ann and Fuji from Sand Chronicles by Hinako Ashihara

Nakatsu and Sano from Hana-Kimi by Hisaya Nakajo

Sailor Mercury from Sailor Moon by Naoko Takeuchi

Sorry I can't include everyone's favorite characters, but it took me a long time to find the images I did above. If you have a specific title you would like me to add, just comment and I'll see if I can find pics from that artist. Until next time!


Shojo Flash said...

One of my favorite episodes of Sailor Moon is from the 5th season (Stars) when they go to a remote camp area with the Three Lights and it's just full of fun!

Anonymous said...

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Laura said...

@loco - Thanks! Spent some time on your site and got engrossed...so interesting to read from your perspective. Keeps it real. Very talented writing.

Anonymous said...

I love sand chronicles it is the best manga ever written (my opinion).

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