shojo Tag Archive
A member of the Year 24 Group, Keiko Takemiya is an award-winning shojo and shonen manga artist. She is considered a pioneer in the shonen-ai genre and is credited with being the first artist to include a male-male kiss in a shojo manga.
Convoluted romances and dangerous relationships can be entertaining—when handled well. But Hot Gimmick left much to be desired.
At face value, Kyou no Kira-kun looks like just another shoujo manga, with staples like the unpopular girl, a charismatic boy, a cute animal sidekick, and endless high school drama. But this manga’s charm lies in how it handles all these cliches.
Tokyo Mew Mew a la Mode follows the formulaic pattern of most magical girl narratives: ordinary schoolgirl gains extraordinary powers, fights a slew of bad guys, and falls in love.
Hatsukoi Rhapsody by Aoyama Haruno follows Abe, a charming high school girl who can’t seem to forget her first love, Fujiwara.