Here you will find honest, intelligent manga reviews for shojo fans of all ages.

May 20, 2010

Happily... Never Ever?

With CMX pulling the plug, there are several shojo series that we here in the states may never see come to a conclusion. I have just really gotten into some of these titles in the past year, and am so disappointed we will never get the final volumes.

I am most disappointed by the loss of Apothecarius Argentum - There was only one more volume!!! I just wanted to read the ending due out in July!

Venus Cappriccio - This one was just getting really good with volume 3. We'll get volume 4 but then no more. Ughh!

n - A shame to lose such a classic shojo. This series still had six more volumes until the final.

Stolen Hearts - a new favorite of mine for 2010, and now there will only be 2 volumes.

Here's a link to the current line of CMX titles, some of which will never see the light of day here in the states.
*5/25 Update: DC already trashed the CMX site. So I re-linked ANN for a list of titles.

It's really disheartening that a major company like DC couldn't have done more for CMX. They published some really fantastic shojo titles - Emma, Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne, From Eroica With Love, and Land of the Blindfolded to name a few.

That's why it's important to buy the books, fellow shojo manga lovers. That's all I'll say.

May 9, 2010

First Impressions: Knockout Makers 1, Pig Bride 4, Stolen Hearts 1

Knockout Makers

If you are an avid feminist, then this title is not for you. This is a shallow series about how making a girl look her best will win the heart of the boy she loves. Not what I would want any teen girl to read, by far.

Stolen Hearts

A chemistry between two unlikely classmates develops from wearing kimonos. It's hard not to like the protagonists in this series, and watching their affection grow over a few chapters has that shojo "awww" factor. Definitely one of the best new shojo titles so far this year.

Pig Bride 4

The spell is broken, but the story is not over yet. Now it's Si-Joon's turn to seek out Mu Yeon, since he's come to terms with his feelings. I'm looking forward to the concluding volume in July.
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