Manga of the Week: Sekai-ichu Hatsukoi, from Shungiku Nakamura

Good morning, happy Wednesday for you and welcome to a very busy posting day! We have several news in the oven, so stay tuned 😀 For now, let’s begin our Wednesday with our Manga of the Week: Sekai-ichu Hatsukoi, from Shungiku Nakamura-sensei!

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Goodreads’ blurb:

Onodera Ritsu quits his job and transfers to the publishing company Marukawa Shoten. Sadly, he gets assigned to the editing department that handles shoujo manga; and Ritsu, who vowed to never fall in love again, working on love stories is impossible. Panic ensues when he realizes that the arrogant and tyrannical head editor turns out to be his former first love!

Why I think it’s a worth-reading manga: BECAUSE I NEED MORE PEOPLE READING THIS MANGA! I finished the last available volume some moments before the start of this post and more people need to know this title so it can get translated faster!! Yes, I’m that selfish, haha! As always, this title was suggested to me by the amazing Hachiyumi and I loved it. The review is coming sometime this week or the next – it really is going to depend on my blog tour schedules, haha! Anyway, now to the rational reasons. This is not an ordinary yaoi manga. The reader has the chance to know how the process of manga publishing in Japan works and it is awesome!! I wish I could be a manga editor, haha! So, if you’re interested on several gay romances happening all at once and learning more about Japan’s publishing world… READ THIS. PLEASE. I BEG YOU. Thanks.

And thanks for reading, haha!

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Manga of the Week: Princess Ai, from Courtney Love

Hello, there! Happy Wednesday 😀 We managed to reach the middle of the week, yay!

Today’s Manga of the Week chosen one ugh, I’ll always remember Simon and Baz with chosen ones mentioned now is slightly different from the other manga titles that I have been presenting you. Princess Ai is a manga created by no one less than Courtney Love! =O

Yes, that one. Crazy rocker girl.

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Goodreads’ blurb:

Ai is the only royal princess of Ai-Land, a magical kingdom caught in the midst of a horrific revolution. When Princess Ai makes a hasty escape from her war-torn land, she finds herself in modern-day Tokyo. Confused and in shock, Ai wanders the streets in this strange new land to unravel the secrets that could tear her and her kingdom apart … The first volume of Princess Ai is a journey to the heights of fame and fortune found in this world and beyond!

Why I think it’s a worth-reading manga: Princess Ai has a very unique story, mixing romance with aliens, music and fashion. I had my reservations when I started the series, but soon enough Courtney Love proved that she could write a manga worth of attention just like the original Japanese ones. Besides, Ai herself is a very loveable character and one of the strongest main female characters that I know. Just read it, lol.

That’s it! Thanks for reading ❤

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Manga of the Week: Sailor Moon, from Naoko Takeuchi

Hello, good Wednesday for you! Over here, Wednesdays mean Manga of the Week days and the chosen one this week rocks hard: Sailor Moon, from Naoko Takeuchi! 😀

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from my Instagram 😀

Goodreads’ blurb:

One of the most-beloved of all Japanese manga titles, Naoko Takeuchi’s Sailor Moon has enthralled millions of readers worldwide since its debut in book form in early 1992. When Usagi Tsukino adopts a stray cat, she gets more than she bargains for The talking cat, Luna, informs Usagi that she is actually Sailor Moon, a magical princess from the future and protector of the Solar System. With the help of her new friends, the Sailor Scouts, and the mysterious Tuxedo Mask, Sailor Moon embarks on a quest to save us all from the evil powers of the Negaverse.

So helpful, right? LOL

Why I think it’s a worth-reading manga: it’s Sailor Moon. There are some manga titles that every human being should read at least once on their lives and Sailor Moon is one of those. I mean, come on! The series is twenty fucking years and everyday new people find out about it and start to love it. It is a big hit ❤ So, if you haven’t already read it, please do so! It will worth your while 😀

Thank you for reading! In some moments, big news shall break over the blog. Stay tuned o/

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Manga of the Week: Chrno Crusade, from Daisuke Moriyama

Hello, good morning! You made to the middle of the week successfully, congrats! Now grab a mug of fresh coffee, a nice snack and dive with me on this Wednesday’s Manga of the Week ❤

The chosen one was a rare case of binge watching the anime before realizing that there was a manga series as well, to my utter shame: Chrno Crusade, from Daisuke Moriyama-sensei 😀

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from my Instagram 😀

Goodreads’ blurb:

America in the Roaring 20s. On the surface, it’s a positive, peaceful time after the violence of the Great War. But lurking in the shadows is a dark element ready to snatch that peace away. Sister Rosette Christopher, an exorcist working as a part of the Magdala Order, has a duty to fight the demons which appear and cause destruction. But along with her companion Chrono, she usually ends up causing more destruction than the demons themselves! On one particular mission, they meet a young girl with a beautiful voice named Azmaria, who is being targeted by her own stepfather. As Rosette and Chrno work to save her, more is revealed about the relationship between them. There is more to these two than meets the eye.

Why I think it’s a worth-reading manga: this is a title that lives in my heart. I bounded so deeply with the characters and their world that I never wanted it to end. Besides, it was my first manga hangover and massive heart breaking. I cried like a baby on the end and to this day, I’m gathering my courage to read and watch it again, as it was oh-so good. If you like drama, historical settings, demons, magic and platonic loves, just give this series a go – with a tissue box next to you when you reach the end, okay?

That’s it, haha! Thanks for reading and I hope you have a lovely day! It will be a busy day here on the blog, so stay tuned ;D

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Manga of the Week: Zettai Kareshi, from Yuu Watase

Hi, there! Good afternoon 😀 I’m slowly adjusting myself to the daily routine at my place. Kinda. I’ll get there, haha!

The chosen title for this Wednesday’s MOTW is a dearly one: Zettai Kareshi, from Yuu Watase-sensei. You may have seen it here 🙂

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from my Instagram 🙂

Goodreads’ blurb:

Shy high school student Riko Izawa aches for a boyfriend but guys just won’t look her way. Then one day she signs up for a three-day trial of a mysterious “lover figurine,” and the next thing she knows, a cute naked guy is delivered to her doorstep–and he wants to be her boyfriend!

Has Riko died and gone to heaven? The cute naked guy turns out to be smart, super nice, stylish and a gourmet chef. Plus, he looks like a million bucks…. Trouble is, that’s about what he’s going to cost Riko because she didn’t return him in time!

Why I think it’s a worth-reading manga: this manga, besides being awesomely funny, also makes us wonder if it is possible to achieve happiness with a “perfect” mate. Riko builds her own boyfriend to be the perfect guy in every way possible, but is it enough? Really, it is a kick-ass shoujo one! Just read, haha!

That’s it! Thanks for reading 😀 Hope you’re having a nice day!

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Manga of the Week: No Touching At All, from Kou Yoneda

Hi, there! Good Wednesday to you 🙂 It’s Manga of the Week day and, as I know you guys haven’t been having enough yaoi (a.k.a. gay mangas) in your lives coming from my blog *sarcasm*, I have chosen No Touching At All, from Kou Yoneda, to show off today 😉

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Goodreads’ blurb:

On his very first day at a brand-new job, shy Shima is trapped in the elevator with a hungover mess of a guy…who turns out to be his boss! Togawa’s prickly exterior definitely puts the rookie recruit on-edge, but it doesn’t take long before Shima’s every waking thought is invaded by his overbearing yet totally thoughtful superior. Will Shima put aside a history of disappointment in order to take a chance on a complicated relationship?

Why I think it’s a worth-reading manga: this story is so real. So human and so boys-next-door. I have won the paperback manga from a dear friend that is now living on Canada and she picked it up randomly to bring to me, so I had no idea what is was about besides the genre. Sometimes, it’s wonderful to walk into a book or a manga without any previous knowledge, haha! Anyway, I loved Shima and Togawa’s relationship. If you like mangas that follow the daily life of people with a touch of drama and romance, you can’t miss No Touching At All! ❤

That’s it, thanks for reading 😀 I wish I could promise that now I’ll stop with the yaoi thing, but it kind of runs into my fangirl veins, sorry lol

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Manga of the Week: Full Metal Panic!, from Shouji Gatou and Retsu Tateo

Hi, again! I’m once again travelling, but the blog is more alive than never – now I have my own computer and all, haha! (A borrowed computer, but it is still mine for the stay, lol).

Wednesday is Manga of the Week day and today I’ll talk about a title named Full Metal Panic!, from author Shouji Gatou and illustrator Retsu Tateo 😀

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Goodreads’ blurb:

Popular high school student Kaname Chidori is believed by a group of terrorists to have special powers, and even if she doesn’t want it, Sosuke Sagara of Mithril is going to protect her and the mysterious documents entrusted to them.

Why I think it’s a worth-reading manga: this manga is a light shonen, packed with action and only hints of romance and not overly flown with busty and earger females. I actually love Kaname and her relationship woth Sosuke is SO FUNNY! He is just like a door when it comes to human interactions, haha! It’s a diferente title on its category with the right amount of everything in it. I won’t lie, the end is kind of stupid, but you enjoy yourself highly until getting there, haha! ;D

That’s it, thanks for reading ❤ Do you prefer shoujo or shonen titles??

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Manga of the Week: Angelic Layer, from CLAMP

Hello, good Wednesday for you! My life still looks like a rollercoaster, so I’m sorry for the simpler posts 😦 Things will be back to normal soon, they have to, haha!

It’s Wednesday and the first chosen one for Manga of the Week in 2016 is Angelic Layer, from CLAMP. You can read more about the group and their works in this post 😀

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Goodreads’ blurb:

Angelic Layer is sweeping the nation! In the newest electronic sport, players enter their Angels in tournaments and battle for fortune and glory. Twelve-year-old Misaki just discovered Angelic Layer, and she’s already captivated by the game. But building a winning Angel takes money and experience, and Misaki’s short on both counts. With the help of a crazy scientist and a very special Angel of her own, she’ll give it her all to win the Angelic Layer crown.

Why I think it’s a worth-reading manga: this was one of my first series when I entered the manga world and it is so cute! It’s a shoujo with a strong adventure catch – meaning, it is girlie, but not focused on romance 😀 Those kind of mangas are SO HARD to find! And, like Chobits, the story is all about robots and their relationship with people, so it is a blast!

That’s it, haha! Thanks for reading and sticking around on those weird times! Have you read Angelic Layer??

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Manga of the Week: Hunter x Hunter, by Yoshihiro Togashi

Hi, there! LAST WEDNESDAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS 8D

In this edition of Manga of the Week, our star is not a shoujo, nor a yaoi. It’s a shonen! =O From the same author of Yu Yu Hakusho, Yoshihiro Togashi, here I present you with Hunter X Hunter! ❤

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Goodreads blurb:

Hunters are a special breed, dedicated to tracking down treasures, magical beasts, and even other men. But such pursuits require a license, and less than one in a hundred thousand can pass the grueling qualification exam. Those who do pass gain access to restricted areas, amazing stores of information, and the right to call themselves Hunters.

THE DAY OF DEPARTURE

Gon might be a country boy, but he has high aspirations. Despite his Aunt Mito’s protests, Gon decides to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a legendary Hunter. The Hunter hopefuls begin their journey by storm-tossed ship, where Gon meets Leorio and Kurapika, the only other applicants who aren’t devastated by bouts of seasickness.

Having survived the terrors of the high seas, Gon and his companions now have to prove their worth in a variety of tests in order to find the elusive Exam Hall. And once they get there, will they ever leave alive…?

Why I think it’s a worth-reading manga: this is TONS of fun! The main characters are ambulant comedies and the adventure and fights are awesome! Besides, there is two boys that I ship hard here, despite their very pure friendship on the series, haha! It’s one of the best shonens that I have ever read ❤ I admit that I haven’t reach the end, as this series publication in Brazil suffered a lot to follow the steps of the original one in Japan, so my collection is sadly incomplete 😦 BUT SOMEDAY, PEOPLE! Soon enough!

That’s, it! Thank you for reading ❤ Oh, I never have read Yu Yu Hakusho. Am I loosing something or am I just fine without it??

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Manga of the Week: Ayashi no Ceres, by Yuu Watase

Hello, there! Good morning, it’s Wednesday, Manga of the Week day! 😀

Today’s chosen one was Ayashi no Ceres*, from Yuu Watase sensei 😀

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my Italian edition of Ayashi no Ceres, gift from a friend that used to spend a lot of her childhood time in Italy 🙂

Goodreads blurb:

Aya and her twin brother Aki thought they were going to a celebration of their sixteenth birthday at their grandfather’s home, but the funeral-like atmosphere tips them off that something’s not right. Their “birthday present” turns out to be a mummified hand–the power of which forces an awakening within Aya, and painful wounds all over Aki’s body! Grandfather Mikage announces that Aki will be heir to the Mikage fortune, and Aya must die! But Aya has allies in the athletic cook and martial artist Yûhi, and the attractive, mysterious Tôya. But can even two handsome and resourceful guys save Aya when it’s her own power that’s out of control?

Why I think it’s a worth-reading manga: this was my first anime series that I watched in Japanese with subtitles, so it’s a very special series to me! I admit that I never finished reading the manga, but I watched the whole anime series and a friend told me that, in this particular case, the anime series was very faithful to the manga 😀 It’s a very dramatic manga, but Yuu Watase sensei’s beautiful art and sensitiveness with the plot make out day, haha! This a drama/shoujo one, I highly recommend it to you if you like any of those genres. Plus, it has Ceres, that is one of the most badass woman of all times, haha!

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from left to right: Ceres and Aya ❤ **

That’s it! Thanks for reading 😀 Did you know Ayashi no Ceres series??

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*in English, this title seems to have been translated into Ceres, Celestial Legend, but that is too lame, sorry. Ayashi no Ceres is way better, haha!

** I do not own this illustration, it was found online and here used with illustrative purposes only. The image belongs to Yuu Watase sensei 🙂