Akatsuki no Yona (暁のヨナ) – Manga

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Name: Akatsuki no Yona (暁のヨナ)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Shoujo
Author/Artist: Kusanagi Mizuho
Status: Ongoing
Shion’s score: ★★★☆☆ (3/5)

Synopsis: Yona was a princess living happily with her gentle father, bodyguard Hak and loving best friend friend Soo Won whom she has an obvious crush on. Life was a bed of roses but everything came crashing down one night when Soo Won betrayed her and killed her father. She escaped with Hak and started to live a life on the run. The spoiled princess will have to stand on her own feet and see the truth of the world with her own eyes.

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Hirunaka no Ryuusei Manga

Hirunaka no Ryuusei

Name: Hirunaka no Ryuusei [ひるなかの流星; Daytime Shooting Star]

Genre: Shoujo; Comedy-Drama; Romance

Author: Yamamori Mika

Summary: Yosano Suzume, a very deadpan, dorky and socially awkward girl has just moved from a small town into Tokyo to live with her uncle due to her parent’s transfer overseas. She gets lost while looking for her uncle’s house and bumps into an easy-going, mysterious man who just so happens to be friends with her uncle and helps her find her way. Upon transferring into her news high school, however, she discovers that the man who helped her, Shishio Satsuki, is her homeroom teacher! So begins her high school life in Tokyo, along with new girl friends, rivals, and, of course, her first romance.

Volumes: 11 – (2011 – ongoing)

Komorebi’s rating: ★★★★★ (5/5)

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Ao Haru Ride Manga

Ao Haru RideName: Ao Haru Ride, (アオハライド Aoharaido)

Genre: Shoujo; Comedy-Drama; Romance

Author: Sakisaka Io

Summary: Yoshioka Futaba has a few reasons why she wants to “reset” her image and life as a new high-school student. Because she’s cute, she was ostracized by her female friends in junior high, and because of a misunderstanding, she couldn’t get her feeling across to the one boy she has always liked, Tanaka-kun. Now in high school, she is determined to be as unladylike as possible so that her friends won’t be jealous of her. While living her life this way contentedly, she meets Tanaka-kun again, but he now goes under the name of Mabuchi Kou. He tells her that he felt the same way as she did when they were younger, but now things can never be the same again. Will Futaba be able to continue her love that never even started from three years ago?

Volumes: 9 – (2011 – ongoing)

Anime: Starting July 2014

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0mrFMj3wLQ

Komorebi’s rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5)

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Koi to wa Yobenai (恋とは呼べない) – Manga

Name: Koi to wa Yobenai (恋とは呼べない)

Genre: Drama, Romance, Slice of Life, Yaoi

Author: Eda Yuuri

Artist: Machiya Hatoko

Shion’s score: ★★☆ (4/5)

Summary: Ei was cruelly dumped by his lover on Christmas Eve, but a fateful encounter brought Junpei into his life and they started living together. With the ups and downs brought by life and the introduction of several complications resulting in serious misunderstandings, will the two ever come to realise and face their growing feelings for each other?

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Totally Captivated – Manga

Name: Totally Captivated (완전무결하게 사로잡히다)

Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Slice of Life, Yaoi

Author/Artist: Yoo Ha Jin

Shion’s score: ★★☆ (3/5)

Volumes: 6 (complete)

Summary: Ewon is currently forced to work for Saehan Credit Union, which is also the office of a mafia group headed by Mookyul. He had cheated on his ex-lover, Jiho, who is the current lover of Mookyul and as a form of revenge, Ewon was threatened into working there for free. It seems like the beginning of the end for Ewon, as he finds himself getting more entangled in the complicated net of mafia matters. How will Ewon survive this?

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Yachin Hanbun no Ibasho Desu (家賃半分の居場所です) – Manga

Name: Yachin Hanbun no Ibasho Desu (家賃半分の居場所です)

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Yaoi

Author/Artist: Asou Kai

Shion’s score: ★★☆ (4/5)

Volumes: 1 (Complete)

Summary: Shiraishi has never bothered to hide his sexual orientation from his friends and is used to the reactions he gets after revealing it. However, Kanzaki is one unusual guy who didn’t shy away from or treat Shiraishi differently after hearing about it. When Kanzaki heard that Shiraishi has been trying to avoid his unfaithful lover, he offers Shiraishi a place to stay at his home. Will that be a temporary place for Shiraishi or will it become a real home for him? Continue reading

Yume no Kodomo (夢の子供) – Manga

Name: Yume no Kodomo (夢の子供)

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Psychological, Yaoi

Author/Artist: Hamada Shouko

Shion’s score: ★★☆ (4/5)

Volumes: 6 (Complete)

Summary: Youji, a high school boy with a heavy sister-complex was suddenly introduced to his sister’s friend, Akishima Ren, and told to live together with him. Ren has an extremely cold personality which seems to be the effect of a hurtful past he couldn’t forget. After realising about Ren’s sexual orientation and the reason behind why his sister left him with Ren, Youji attempts to heal Ren’s scar from the past. However, things never go smoothly at the start.

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