Momoiro Heaven! by Yoshino Mari
At first glance, Shiina Momoko, looks like a typical high school girl; however, she really is an erotica novelist and a virgin at the same time! She’s been continuing her father’s legacy as “Aihara George” since his death. Inui Ranmaru, on the other hand, is a popular super model. He loves women and everything perverted. He enrolled in the same school as Momoko. And due to some unexpected events, he discovered Momoko’s secret; thus, she became his slave. What will the girls in the school do if they find out all about this?
As cliche as the summary it may seem, the manga is very unique on its own. I love how funny and smutty it is. The guy may be consider as a man-whore, but there’ll come a time that he’ll come to love one girl. However, because he’s popular and all, girls trying to get his attention are all over. So I guess it’s pretty hard to reject girls who are coming freely to you. Because of that, the female lead suffers (a bit). Anyway, I want more competition for the guy’s side.
The girl’s stories are funny. They are perfectly translated. Also, she doesn’t seem to mind the guy’s womanizing habits, but still, I want the guy to have a love rival. Sigh.
Nevertheless, this is worth reading, especially for people who love smut. It has heartfelt lessons, too, and not just pure kissing and hugging like typical shoujo manga whatsoever. READ IT.
Koi Dano Ai Dano by Tsujita Ririko
After being transferred from school to school during her middle school years, Kanoko has entered Takara no Tani High School with her friend Tsubaki. For some reason, she becomes the “Strategist” for Cultural Affairs Department in reference to the Three Kingdoms and ends up joining the Newspaper Club….?!
This manga is a sequel of Warau Kanoko-sama! I can consider this manga as the best written manga of all time. It’s just too amazing I even bought all volumes online.
So what’s so great about this manga? First of all, the female lead. She is my ideal protagonist. The independent, smart, and emotionally strong female lead. So refreshing. It’s so funny how she managed to handle all those hate mails and death threats. She wasn’t even upset about them and even considered them as opportunities. Well, they really came in handy.
Secondly, the male lead. Just wow. He’s my ideal male lead,too. He’s the typical smart, popular, strong male lead. However, he fell in love first. Worst of all, to the person who has least interest and experience in love. It’s just like Skip Beat in that part.
Thirdly, the author was able to convey some facts about people including myself. I believe the author did some major observing and researching in writing this manga. She was right to note that people who studied hard were as secretive and humble to say that they didn’t study much and spent their night watching t.v. or likewise. I was like that in high school. Haha.
So yeah, if you want a refreshing manga, read this. You’ll never get tired of it.
Know the updates from this manga on this scanlation group. LINK.
Skip Beat by Nakamura Yoshiki
Kyoko Mogami is the childhood friend of superstar Sho Fuwa. Kyoko was so mindlessly in love with Sho that she followed him to the city on his quest to become a famous singer. But she soon realizes Sho was only using her as his personal maid to take care of household chores and pay the rent. Heartbroken, Kyoko won’t suffer in silence—she’s going to get her sweet revenge by beating Sho in show biz!
Skip Beat is my number two most loved manga of all time. It is funny; it is sensible; it is worth reading. Although it is still an ongoing manga, I still believe that it will forever be my favorite. The storyline is unique. I’ve never encountered a manga with the same storyline as this one. Also, Nakamura-sensei knows how to do all the progress without slicing and cutting the story just to reach the climax. In short, Nakamura-sensei doesn’t fail to address the details.
Character-wise, Skip Beat is unlike those other shoujo manga with weak stupid female leads. Kyoko is a very strong character. She is intelligent, strong and independent. She can solve her own problems on her own without crying like soaked puppy. Her talent as an actress is inborn, but the manga shows that practice and experience are needed to hasten those talents.
I know this manga has still a long way to go. Kyoko doesn’t know yet that Ren, in fact, is her childhood friend “Corn.” I wonder why Tsurugan Ren won’t admit it yet?
Anyway, this manga is a must read. If you like female leads with strong independent personalities and hate those clingy weak female leads, this manga is for you.