Tuesday, September 22, 2009

New Releases - September 25th, 2009

Tokyopop is giving us some more shojo releases (finally). Of course, one of those releases is KimiKiss, vol. 2, so you can see how "shojo" they might be. On to the list.

  • Karakuri Odette, vol. 1
  • KimiKiss, vol. 2
  • V.B. Rose, vol. 6
  • Vampire Doll: Guilt-Na-Zan, vol. 6
It's been quite a while since we've seen more than one Tokyopop release. I'm personally excited for V.B. Rose, vol. 6

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Viz media will be releasing another shojo anime, this time Honey & Clover! For those who haven't read it yet, Viz describes Honey & Clover as, " a group of art school students who try to find their way through college, but when an innocent and talented 19-year-old girl enters their lives, things get a way more complicated and love triangles result."

A thirteen episode, 3 disk set is set to be released on September 22nd.

Honey and Clover© 2005 CHICA UMINO/SHUEISHA • Honey and Clover committee

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New Releases - September 16th, 2009

Well, if you're a yaoi fan, than this week is going to be exciting for you. I count at LEAST five new yaoi titles that will be hitting the shelves this week. Once in a while I love picking up a yaoi, but I really need to be in the mood for it.

For pure shojo fans, the only new release is the third Viz Big edition of Fushigi Yugi. Oh well, at least it's something!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Manga Review - Mixed Vegetables, vol. 5

Mixed Vegetables, vol. 5
By: Ayumi Komura

North American Publisher: Shojo Beat

I reviewed volume four of Mixed Vegetables a while ago here, where not only did I confess my undying love of cooking manga, but how I almost dropped the series after volume two. Volume four I felt was definitely the best of the series to that point, and I personally think volume five is an improvement on that!

In this volume, the heroine Hanayu must come to terms with the fact that her love interest, and sushi shop owner's son, Hayato may never get to fulfill his dream of being a baker. And to make matters worse, want to be sushi chef Hanayu has a big sushi exam, but her family's bakery needs her help at the exact same time. Will she choose her sushi dreams over her family's bakery? There are tough choices for all the characters in this volume, which honestly makes me see them all grow a lot.

This manga only has three more volumes after number five, which I think is perfect for it. I think the story should wrap up nicely by then. My only complaint with this volume is that there are not enough images of pretty food!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

New Releases - September 9, 2009

So, there are NO new shojo releases this week! None. This is sad news shojo fans. Oh well, I guess it will give me time to catch up from last week eh?

Look for reviews on Mixed Vegetables and Nana!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Comic Con/Fan Expo loot and other photos

I promised these photos LONG ago. So readers I apologize that it's taken me forever to post them. But here we go!

First up - San Diego Comic Con (I didn't attend, but my boyfriend did and brought me back some goodies)

Sailor Mars and Sailor Jupiter Beauty Figurines

Comic Con Exclusives - Yellow Domo Qee, Littlest Pet Shop Super Hero Kitty,
My Little Pony, Glow in the Dark Ice Bat

Now onto Fan Expo in Toronto. I worked the booth for Big B, the comic shop I work for.

This is me with our sweet banner!

I met 'Elektra'. She did a good job!

Look, it's Sailor Mars and Sailor Jupiter in real life form!

And things I purchased!

Sailor Moon Goodies (hoyeah, there are temporary tattoos in there!)

I like kitties

A lot....

Exhibitor's badge. Best thing ever. No lines, no waiting. Free!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Manga Review - Lovely Complex, vol. 14

Lovely Complex, vol. 14
By: Aya Nakahara
North American Publisher: Shojo Beat

Love Com is one of those manga I keep picking up, forgetting about for a while, and then picking up for a while. It's genuinely funny and sweet, and has its touching moments.

Risa's grandad is back in town and hates her short boyfriend Otani. He'll do anything to split them up, even hire a busty young woman to try to tempt Otani away. But wait, the girl he hired nabbed the wrong guy? Who is this new rival for Otani's love then?

The comedy in Love Com is really its stand out feature. If you want something funny, where circumstances always create humour, you want Love Com. Its truly one of the funniest shojos out there!