Sunday, May 23, 2010


Hi ^ ^
Today,I'll introduce you [Yotsuba&」( in Japanese, 「Yotsubato」) written by Kiyohiko Azuma.
This is one of the my favorite comics (●^o^●)♡
According to the wikipedia, this series is published in English , too. I didn't know it.
This is Japanese comedy comic. It's really funny and cute ♪
Then, I'll show you the summary of this comic.

This is the story about Yotsuba Koiwai 's dayly life. She is a five year-old adopted girl. She is really energetic , curious, and cheerful girl. Actually, her father calls her `strange`. Nobody knows where she is from. Her father said he picked up Yotsuba in an island located in south. When other's asked Yotsuba, `where are you from?`, she answered ` I came from the really far island where you have to take airplane to visit there`. And also, as you can see, she has green hair!!! Everybody have no idea where is she from.

This story begins with when Yotsuba and her adopt father move to new city with help of her father's best friend ,who is really tall man ,nicknamed `Jambo`. (The tallest man in the picture below)
In the first day, she encounters three girls, Asagi, Fuuka, and Ena. They are the daughters in the neighboring Ayase family. Yotsuba's new life began.
                           Ena   Fuuka    Asagi

Yotsuba is interested in everything near her. For example, in the first day, she is interested in a cicada and,,,,she pretended cicada by climbed to a utility pole. You can see how strange she is,,,right? kkk She is interested in everything, really. Actually, she doesn't know many things a child who is in her age are expected to know. For example, she doesn't know escalators, air conditioners, a playground's swing, and so on.

In daily life, Yotsuba discover's something everyday. Everyday is voyage for her. She can enjoy everything. For example, Yotsuba in rainy day,,,

She didn't use umbrella and getting wet,,,but laughing!! She really can enjoy everything. The man with Yotsuba is her adopt father. He is also really funny.kkk
Most of the story's title is 「Yotsuba and 〇〇〇」. So, this picture is from the story titled 「Yotsuba and rain」. This series focuses on Yotsuba and her surrounded people 's such a wonderful life.
I really like 「Yotsuba&!」(●^o^●)♡ This story makes me feel happy.
Actually, this comic is becoming popular.
This story doesn't have an attracted feature like other comics have. (ex. battle, love, etc.)
This story only shows about little child's daiily-life. However, it's really really interesting.
Yotsuba means four-leaf clover in Japanese. I think this name really suits her, because she brings happiness to everybody.
I'm sure Yotsuba will bring you happiness, too.
I really recommend you to read 「Yotsuba&!」(*^^)v
These sites show about this series in details. (This site shows 2 sample stories) (in Japanese)
Thank you )^o^(

Sunday, May 16, 2010

「Yonkoma manga」

( `Chibimaruko-chan` written by Momoko Sakura on Tokushima news paper)

(Peanuts comic written by Charles M. Schulz)

Hi )^o^( 
Today, I'll introduce you `Yonkoma manga`(a four-frame comic).
Do you know what this is?

Yonkoma manga,a comic-strip format, generally consists of gag comic strips within four panels of equal size ordered from top to bottom. (They also sometimes run right-to-left horizontally or use a hybrid 2x2 style, depending on the layout requirements of the publication in which they appear.) Though the word yonkoma comes from the Japanese, the style also exists outside of Japan in other Asian countries as well as in the English-speaking market.
This is the traditional yonkoma layout. Traditionally, Yonkoma follow a structure known as Kishōtenketsu. This word is a compound formed from the following Chinese characters:

起 Ki: The first panel forms the basis of the story; it sets the scene.
承 Shō: The second panel develops upon the foundation of the story laid down in the first panel.
転 Ten: The third panel is the climax, in which an unforeseen development occurs.
結 Ketsu: The fourth panel is the conclusion, in which the effects of the third panel are seen.

These comic strips appear in almost all types of publications in Japan, including manga magazines, graphic novels, the comics section of newspapers, game magazines, cooking magazines, and so forth.

(I took all of the explanation above from wikipedia. )

Yonkoma manga is wonderful ! It is as funny as normal comic. .
This is one of the Yonkoma mangas you can read on the internet. It's really interesting story!! I knew this yonkoma manga from one of my friends. Click `COMIC`, then you can read yonkoma manga. Sorry, it's written in Japanese...But I really recommend you to read this one ^^

Thank you (*^^)v

Thursday, May 13, 2010

My favorite post

Category: Entertainment
Title of the post `Japanese Comics are quite artistic!´

In the last post, I promised to tell you the secret related to bookjacket of Japanese comics,,,right? So, today, I'll tell it to you^^

The secret is ,,,
when you take the bookjacket ・・・
you can find the picture which is different from the picture written on a cover !!Many of the Japanese comics have this secret. The content written on a cover is depends on comic. So, I'm always feel exciting when I take the bookjacket and look at a cover ♪
I'll show you some examples !(^^)!

1. 「D. Gray-man」 vol.15 , written by Katsura Hoshino.

Let's take the book jacket !!

Wow! There's an another short comic!! This short comic shows the process of
taking the picture which is used as a cover. It says , there's a trouble between the
characters before taking this picture . It was really funny !(^^)! And also, I felt as if I
had made a profit because I could read the story which is the people who didn't buy this
comic can not read. And the happiest thing was my most favorite character was the main character of this story ♡kkk
2. 「Black Butler」 vol.1 , written by Yana Toboso.

Let's take the book jacket !!

!?!?!? This picture is very simillar to the one on a cover , but his costume is different. And also, the title is changed to 「黒ホスト」. This means 「Brack Host」in Japanese. Like this, 「Black Butler」 always change the chalacter's costume and put an another title.As an example, 「Black Dancer」、「Black Golfer」 ,「Black Sushiya」,and so on. And also, on a buck cover , there's a summary of that story. This time, there's a summary of 「Black Host 」the author wrote by kidding. This series is popular among readers. All of the readers always looking forward to see next cosplay of character on a cover.

3. 「Kochira Katsusika-ku Kameari Koen-mae Hashutsujo」 vol.150, written by Osamu Akimoto.
Let's take the book jacket!

Oh! What a gorgeous cover!! It's because this comic achieved vol.150 .
It is congratuated by this cover . Can you see the letter 「祝」 at the above of 150?
「祝」 means 「Congratuation」 in Japanese. This comic is the one of the longest comics in Japan.
There's a statue of the main character 「Kankichi Ryotsu」 at the city that this comic takes place.

4. 「The prince of tennis」 vol.35, written by Takeshi Konomi.

This is the special one! This is different kinds of secret from others. But, I want to show you because this is rare one. It has a reversible cover!! Let's look at it.

Let's turn the cover the other way around !

Wow! His hair became shorter! Why?
It's because he played a game of tennis with the promise "the person lose has to cut own hair".
Year,,,he lost. But it was really good game!!
I have never seen such a revercible cover . It's really cool, isn't it?

● In addition, I'll show you the backbone of Japanese comics, too.
   This is 「The Detective Conan」, written by Gosyo Aoyama.

Look at the top of the backbone. You can see the small story,right?
Most of the Japanese comics have such a ingenuity.

In this post, I wanted to show you an attraction of Japanese comics.
They always try to entertain readers by not only the story , but also other things.
They have a lot of quite artistic ingenuity. Could you see those from this post?
I hope you became more interested in Japanese comics by this post.

Thank you ^^♪

「High School Debut」

Today, I`ll introduce you 「High School Debut」which is written by Kazune Kawahara.
This is a comic for girls which is popular in Japan. According to wikipedia, the series was adopted as a drama CD and as a series of six write novels.
And also, the comic is licenced in North America by Viz Media, which published English editions of all 13 volumes . ( the first picture above)
Then,I'll show you the summary of this comic.
Haruna Nagashima bellonged to the softball team when she was in junior high school. She gave her all to softball in junior high school. At that time, softball was everything for her and she didn't care other things. At that time, she had boyish haircut and didn't have opportunity to fall in love with someone. Now , she became high school student . Then, she has made her high school debut, she has decided to give her all for a new goal: getting a boyfriend and falling in love. However, she has one small problem—since she never paid any attention to fashion or trends in middle school, she has no idea what she has to do to achieve that goal. But a chance encounter when she met Yoh Komiyama who has really good looks and popular among girls. If he coaches her in how to become attractive, surely she can find herself a boyfriend. Therefore, she asked him to coach her. At first, he didn't accept because it seemed ridiculous. However, he changed his mind because he knew she is really hard worker. The second picture above is the scene hwen Yoh told Haruna that he can coach her. It's written in Japanese. So,I'll translate to English. It says ,,,
Yoh ` I can be your coach.`
Haruna ` Really,,,?`
Yoh ` It's just because I am inclined to do so. Don't cry. It's annoying.`

Yoh then agrees to coach Haruna after her great persistence, but he tells her she mustn't fall in love with him. He has had girlfriend when he was in junior high school. But, something happened and it became bad memory for Yoh. Since that time, he became feel lazy to have girlfriend. That love became trauma to him. That's why he told Haruna that she mustn't fall in love with him. At first, Haruna agreed it. However, little by littele, she is attracted by Yoh. The story from then follows Haruna as she debates whether she should confess to Yoh, or keep her secret to herself.

Yoh is really cool guy (><)♡
One of my friends loves this comic. She really loves Yoh . kkkkk
Haruna is active and honest girl. She tries really hard to succeed in her love.
I really recommend you to read 「High School Debut」.

Thank you (^^♪

Saturday, April 24, 2010

「Kyou Koi wo Hajimemasu」

In this story, the protagonist, Tsubaki Hibino is becoming more
and more beautiful through experiencing first love.

Hi (●^o^●)
Today, I'll introduce you 「Kyou Koi wo Hajimemasu」 written by Kanan Minami.
This title means 「Today, I'll start our love」. This is comic for girls.
This comic is popular in Japan. I rent from my friend and read it ^^
This is really nice story♪ Then, I'll show you the summary of this comic.

Despite Tsubaki Hibino's talent in styling other people's hair, she isn't comfortable with doing the same for herself. Her presure is styling her younger sister`s hair and make her cute. She believes such a cute and stylish hair style doesn`t suit her and always provincial hair style.
She is a nerdy student and she studied really hard to enter to good high school. However, she failed in most of the entrance exam for high school. Therefore, she had to enter to the high school she took an exam as a safety measure. She really ashamed of herself and decided to study really hard and go to good university. On her first day of high school, she is immediately looked down upon her delinquent-like classmates for her old-fashioned taste. In an entrance ceremony, the person who got the highest grade in the entrance exam makes a speech. She was looking forward to see that person because that person must be her rival. When she heard that person`s name, she felt really excited because his name was Kyota Tsubaki , who shares the same name as her. However, when she saw him, she was really disappointed becaue he has long hair which looks slovenly hair style and his speech was the one lack of seriousness and sounds ridiculous. She felt really frustrated becaue she lost toward such a playful guy. After the entrance ceremony, she went back to her class room. In coincidence, her seat was next to his seat. She tried to stay away of him. However, when Kyouta saw her, he began making fun of her with her old-fashioned taste. When she was tased by the top student, Kyouta Tsubaki, she defiantly cut his hair. Of course, he got angry and asked her to do something for an apology for it. Then, surprisingly, what Tsubaki did was cutting his hair. Kyouta is a playboy who is famous among girls . Interested in her actions, Kyouta decided to make her his next target . Kyota, who also has control of the class makes Tsubaki need him during the class activities, although Tsubaki attempts to resist his advances. Gradually, the two begins to fall in love with each other until Tsubaki discovers that Kyouta can't commit himself into a relationship due to his mother and a nurse he trusted. However, after understanding Tsubaki's trust in him, Kyouta begins to heal emotionally as he opens his heart up to Tsubaki. But with both of them having their first experience in love, troubles start to weigh and test their relationship.
(I took some of this summary from wikipedia.ō,_Koi_wo_Hajimemasu )
This story is really cool. At first, Kyouta had trauma toward woman because of his mother and nurse he trused. Actually, that's why he became playboy. He was afraid of commiting himself into relationship and betrayded by someone. However, Tsubaki's sincere feeling towards him made his hurt open. I think Kyouta could fall in real love finally. They really love each other. They are really nice couple ^^♡

I really recommend you to read this one.
This site show about it in details.
Thank you (*^^)v♡

Friday, April 16, 2010

「Akuma to Love Song」

Hi ^^
Today, I´ll introduce you 「Akuma to Love Song」 which is comic for girls written by Tomori Miyoshi.
Akuma means devil in Japanese. So, this title means 「Devil and Her Love song」.
I bought this comic when I went back to Japan during last vacation.
Then, I´ll show you the summary of this comic.

The portagonist of the story, Maria Kawai is very beautiful girl who is really good at singing. She was expelled from her previous school, St. Katria Girl's School , and soon, transfers to Touzsuka High School, a public school with low standards. Her sharp tongue and straightforward personality often leads everyone else to hate her. She says waht she wants, albeit too bluntly and harsh, even when she intends to help others. Her arrogant fecade and point blank statements are the reasons she is hated by most people and it seems she too is indifferent towards them. When she was expelled from her previous school, she was told "You defile people" from her best friend, Anna. She realized that she hurted even her only friend,Anna, from what she said. She was shocked and prolongs it. When she entered into Touzuka High School, she was hated by all of the classmates except two boys Shin Meguro and Yuusuke Kanda. With a devil's aula like hers and arrogant facade to pair it up with, it's just too hard to be understand. Therefore, Maria needs to deal with bullying, adjusting, fitting in and romance. Bit and bit, she began to be understood by others and integrate herself into a class.

I think Maria lives on the straight and narrow. She is really cool.
She is always hated by everyone, but she always tries to change herself.
She always sings a song to encourage herself.
Her hope is to be able to be liked by others and also by herself.
Her strength of character is ideal for me.

I really recommend you to read 「Akuma to Love Song」.
These sites show about it in details.

Thank you !(^^)!  

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

「Kamikaze Kaitou Jeannu」

Hi ^ ^
Today, I´ll introduce you ´Kamikaze Kaitou Jeannu´ written by Arina Tanemura.
This is a fantasy comic for girls. I read it when I was in elementary school.
It is really famous and popular comic. I think most of the Japanese girls have read this.
It was also adapted as a anime series. Of course, I watched it too ^^
Then, I´ll show you the summary of this comic.

16-year-old high-school gymnast Maron Kusakabe is visited by the angel Finn Fish, who gives her a task. God's power is scattered across the Earth, and if He does not gather enough by the turn of the millenium, He will die. To block Him, the Devil has sent out agents to gather His power, which is the beauty in human hearts, in the form of chess pieces. With Fin's assistance, Maron transforms into the reincarnation of Jeanne D´Ark in order to hunt Demons hidden within works of art. Since that time, she began defeat damons in the night. When Maron defeats a Demon, the artwork disappears, and to the outside world it is as if she has stolen it, and she becomes known as a `Kaitou ("phantom-thief") Jeanne`. Therefore, she began chased by police. However, she always defeat damon elegantly. POlice has never succed in catch her. Maron's best friend is Miyako, the daughter of a police detective in charge of Jeanne's case. Therefore, she always feels sorry for her.
As the series progresses, Maron and Miyako fall in love with new classmate Chiaki, who is also secretly a demon hunter, Kaitō Sinbad. He is the guy who moved to Maron's apartment. His room is next to her room. He has really good looks and became popular among girls soon. Chiaki at first "fakes" falling in love to get closer to Maron, knowing Maron is Jeanne. Maron is also attracted by Chiaki, but she doesn't know he is Kaito Sinbad.she is Later he falls in love truthfully after realizing that Maron's worth the effort, even if she does "hate" him. Maron, on the other hand, is confused and does not know what "love" means because her parents abandoned her when she was around ten years old because they were having problems getting along, so no one taught her. As a result, she does not know how to respond to Chiaki's advances. Eventually, she realizes that Chiaki is not a bad guy after all. She is deeply hurt, however, when she learns that Chiaki is her rival, Sinbad, and that he only went after her because he knew she was Jeanne.
(I got most of this summary from wikipedia since this story is too difficult for me to explain by myself... )

Maron is depicted as a lonely young woman who hides her feelings behind a warm smile.
She suffers a lot, because she has to hide the truth that she is `Kaito Janne´to her best friend Miyako. And also, after she knew Chiaki is `Kaito Sinbad´, she suffers because she couldn´t be sure how should she deal with him. Behind such a suffering, she grows a lot. I think she has a deep inner strength.

I really recommend you to read ` Kamiaze Kaitou Jeannu` .
These sites show about it in details.

Thank you ^^

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Gakuen Alice

Today,I´ll introduce Gakuen Alice written by Tachibana Higuchi.
This is the comic for girls. I lent this comic from my friends and read. It was really interesting one! So, I decided to introduce it. It was also adopted in anime series. Then, I´ll show you the summary of this comic.

Best friends Mikan and Hotaru grew up in a small town in the remote countryside.They are elementary school students. However, in one day, Hotaru moved to a school for genius without explaining Mikan why she will move to that school. Therefore, after Hotaru left, Mikan began bearing a grudge against Hotaru. She felt really lonely because she felt like betrayeded by Hotaru. Then, one day, Mikan heard Hotaru`s mother and principal of the school was talking in the schhool, in coincidence. Then, she knew the truth why Hotaru moved to the school for genius. If Hotaru allows to enter that school, government will give her family a great amount of money as a gratitude. The school Hotaru and Mikan spend their school life was really poor and almost closed down. The principal said `Thanks to your daughter, Hotaru. Our school has financially recovered.` Then, Hotaru`s mother responsed,
`That is my daughter`s wish. My daughter was really fond of this town. Transferring school many times ( to escape from the teachers from school for genius who followed Hotaru`s family to let Hotaru enter to the school) had left her without friends. But sahe finally found the true friend at this school. She wanted to save this school...even if she meant that she had to go.`
From this conversation, Mikan realized that Hotaru went to the school for genius for the sake of her school. At first, Mikan thought Hotaru didn`t care about her classmate any more. However, it was her misunderstanding. And also, Mikan realized that the real reason why Hotaru left Mikan without enough explanation. She realized the message from Hotaru which says
`If I`m going to become only the bad memory for you, then, I`d rather have you get mad, and forget about me. `
Mikan cried and said, `Hotaru,,you love is too difficult to understand.`
Then, Mikan missed Hotaru so badly and decided to travel to Tokyo herself to find Hotaru. She finds Hotaru in a school called "Alice Academy", and finds that the school is actually for people with special powers called "Alices". Mr. Narumi, a teacher at the school, discovers that Mikan also happens to have an Alice, and Mikan is admitted into the academy. Finally, she could meet Hotal and both of them were glad to see each other again. But, unfortunately, the students who enter to this school is not allowed to go out from school until graduate from the school. So, at first, she really missed her grandfather and became homesick. The environment of her classroom was horrible and it was almost classroom distintegration. And also, she became enemies with a boy who is the boss of the classroom with a fire alice, Natsume. So, at first, she couldn´t enjoy her school life there. But, because of her cheerful characteristic, she began to change the environment surrounding her by herself. Then, the later, she finds friends, love, and a life that she will never forget during that time Mikan uncovers the surprising past of her life.
( Some of this summary is from wikipedia

There are a various kinds of alice. For example, Teleportation,Telekinesis,Super Speed, Human Pheromone,Shadow manipulation, Doppelganger Alice,Nullification Alice, Stealing Alice, Mark of Death Alice, the Fire Alice. Some of the students get suffer by having Alice. (ex. the person who has stealing alice is being afraid from everyone and can not make friends) Actually, many students are suffering in their school life. Mikan´s cheerful characteristic changes such a people´s school life. Mikan experiences a various kinds of things through her school life with her friends. It is really good story ^^

I really recommend you to read ¨Gakuen Alice¨. ( Alice Academy in Japanese)
These sites show about it in details. ( in English)
Thank you (●^o^●)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

「Nodame Cantabile」

Today, I'll introduce 「Nodame Cantabile」 which is written by Tomoko Ninomiya.
This is the comic for girls which is really popular in Japan.
In fact, the series has been adopted as two different television series: award winning live-action drama and anime. And also, it was cinematized as a live-action movie twice.
You could see how famous this comic is, right? kkk
Then, I'll show you the summary of this comic.

Megumi Noda ( her nickname is Nodame) is a piano student at Momogaoka College of Music. She is an extremely talented pianist who want to be a preschool teacher. She prefers playing by ear rather than reading the music score. She is messy and disorganized, takes baths several days apart and loves to eat.
Shinichi Chiaki is Momogaoka's top student. Born into a musical family, he is talented in piano and violin and has secret ambitions to become a conductor. He is an arogant multi-lingual perfectionist. He wanted to go abroad to improve in his music skills. And also, others recommended him to study abroad because he has a talent. However, it was impossible to him because of his childhood phobia of airplanes and the ocean. Because of it, he felt there's no future in him. He disappointed at himself and grew desparate.
Then, they meet by accident. Nodame quickly falls in love, but it takes much longer for Chiaki to even begin to appreciate Nodame's unusual qualities. However, he noticed her hidden talent in piano and began to be with her to draw out her talent. The relationship causes them both to develop and grow. Along the way, they meet some crazy people ( I mean, a person with a striking personality) and make lusting friendships. Because of Nodame, Chiaki gets the opportunity to lead a student orchestra and begins to have a broader appreciation of people's musical abilities. Because of Chiaki, Nodame faces her fears and enters a piano competition. Opportunities open up as both begin taking risks, stretching themselves far more than they ever thought possible.

This comic puts a gag into the story. So, it doesn't makes you boring even if you don't know about music well. And also, this comic is good for enjoy learning music because this comic describes each song in details. Actually, it is one of the reasons why my piano's teacher likes this comic. kkk

In addition, several soundtrack albums of classical music of Nodame Cantabile have been released. I have some of them and those are really good^^♪ And also, the music score of selections from Nodame Cantabile has been sold. I have one of them and played some songs by piano ^^ Nodame Cantabile is very good comic to enjoy music ♪
This is one of the scenes in live-action drama.
This is the scene when the student orchestra showed to Chiaki how could they improve without him. The guy in the audience is Chiaki. The mongoose ( Nodame said it's mongoose)who plays a keyboard harmonica is Nodame. The song they are playing is Rhapsody in Blue (by Gershwin). It's one of my favorite songs in Nodame Cantabile^^

I really recommend you to read Nodame Cantabile^^
These sites show about it in details. (about live-action drama in Japanese) (about live-action movie in Japanese)

Thank you ^^☆

Sunday, March 14, 2010

「I give my first love to you」

Today, I'll introduce you 「I give my first love to you」(Boku no hatsukoi wo kimi ni sasagu) written by Kotomi Aoki.
This is very popular comic for girls in Japan.
It was cinematized as a live-action movie in 2009.
Then, I'll show you the summary of this comic.

Takuma Kakinouchi is a patient with heart disease who went into the hospital since he was a child. This story begins with his childhood when he went into the hospital. When he was in the hospital, he always played with Mayu Taneda (same age with Takuma), who is the daughter of a doctor in charge of Takuma. They were very good friends. But, one day, accidentally, Mayu heard Takuma will not able to live until 20 years old. She was really shocked and began to worry about Takuma. Then, she asked him to go out of the hospital at night and look for a four-leaf clover with her, because she heard the story that a four-leaf clover can grant any wishes. She believed that if she can find a four-leaf clover, Takuma's disease will recover. They went to under the bridge to look for a four-leaf clover together. However, they couldn't find it and Mayu began crying. Then, Takuma kissed her and proposed to her by saying " Can you marry me when we grow up?" ( He doesn't know he will die before he becomes 20years old.) Mayu accepted his proposal and said " When we become 20years old, we'll marry. This is promise!!" Then, she cried. Takuma didn't know why she was crying at that time. Then, when he became an elementary school student, he left hospital and begun goint to school with Mayu. They were always together. But, one day, accidentally Takuma knew the truth that he can't live until 20years old. Then, he noticed the reason why she cried and the meaning of the responce to his proposal. He knew that he noticed that he can't keep promise of marriage and can't make her happy. He still loved her. However, because he knew such a truth, he began to treat her coldly to be apart from her. However, Mayu still follows him because she loves him and want to be with him even if he can't live until 20years old. Both of them fight against their distiny with a lot of sufferings.

This is an advance billing of live-action movie. Sorry, it's Japanese(/_;)
This comic is one of the my favorite comics for girls.
I really impressed when I read it.
So, I really recommend you to read this.
These sites show about 「I give my first love to you」 in details. (about live-actioin movie in Japanese) ( official site of Kotomi Aoki in Japanese)

Thank you^^♪

Saturday, March 6, 2010


Hi ^^
Today,I'll introduce 「FIVE」 written by Shiori Furukawa. It is the comic for girls.
I bought this comic when I went back to Japan during last vacation.
And now, it became one of my most favorite comics for girls (●^o^●)♡
I really recommend you to read this one. Then, I'll show you the summary of this comic.

A heroin of this comic is the high school student, Hina Asou , whose father is constantly being sent to a different office by his employers. Therefore, she had changed from one school to another many times. Because of such circumstances, she had never been able to make a friend.
But, now, her circumstances changed. Finally, it was decided that her father won't be transferred to another city any more. She was so happy to know that she can settle in next school 「Shuei Gakuen. Since now, she will be able to really enjoy her school life. She dreamed of making a lot of friends and fall in love with someone. However, in the first day of the school, her dreams came crashing about her ears. There are only boys in her class. Because this school divides classes with one's grade. The class she entered was an classs for highest student and she was the only girl who could enter there ( she is a genius). She disappointed when she realized she can't have opportunity to be friend with girls. Then, suddenly, five boys (who were late for the class) entered in the classroom. They are the boys who are very popular among girls, called " Mens 5". They were interested in Hina and began to be with her. Then, she became friends with them. Her full of ups and downs, but enjoyable school life started.

Actually, Syuei Gakuen is strange school.
For example, the grade for physical education is decided only by ranking of a field day which is held in somewere like a jungle. There's a lot of things Hina feels like" What!? Is this a school!? I can't believe..." in this school. That's why this comic is funny. And also, all of the menbers in "Mens 5" are so cool ♡ This comic has a lot of appeal to readers^^

I really recommend you to read 「FIVE」
These sites show about it in details. (Shiori Furukawa's blog in Japanese) (you can read first part of the comics in Japanese)

Thank you (*^^)v♡

Monday, February 15, 2010

「Strobe Edge」

Today, I'll introduce 「Strobe Edge」 written by Io Sakisaka.
This is the comic for girls which became popular these days♪
Then, I'll show you the summary of this comic.

This is story about a gentle high-school girl Ninako Kinoshita. She has never been in love and continuously questions what love even feels like. She noticed Daiki Korenaga,who is her childhood friend, has emotions toward her, and her friend told her " You also have emotions toward Daiki". However, Ninako is still unsure whether she actually has feelings towards Daiki. Then one day on the train home from school, she bumps into Ren Ichinose, the guy school idle for the female population and the figure whom Ninako and her friend's spend their breaks catching just a glipse of Ren. After a short incident, a short conversation and his smile, she
experiences a new feeling, the feeling she has been longing
My favorite character in this story is Takumi Ando.
At first, he was a playboy who made fun of Ninako. However, he eventually falls madly in love with her, saying that he loves her honestly, and often tries to win her favor. He is also very much aware of her feelings for Ren and often tries to help her through Ren's relationship with Mayuka(Ren's girlfriend) or discourage her from pursuing Ren.

He tries to discourage her from pursuing Ren, because he doesn't want to see her sad face. He is such a kind, and also, cheerful person. He decided himself not to give up winning Ninako's favor. I can see he loves Ninako really honestry. That's why I like him.

I really recommend you to read 「Strobe Edge」^^♡
These sites shows about it in details.
Thank you ^^☆