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A Decade of Reverse Harem

Reverse Harem Garden actually turned ten last September. Sorry, for the late post. But be warned, to compensate for the late post this ...

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Hakuouki Junrenka

Hakuouki Junrenka by Ruru 1 volume-complete

This is an alternate story of the otome 'Hakuouki Shinsegumi Kitan'. A girl in search of her father while living with the Shinsengumis. I have a hunch that the currently airing anime will end up like this super condensed manga. Don't read this for possible major spoilers!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Kiss Me Host Gumi

Kiss me Host Gumi by Yuuki Nachi 3 volumes-complete

Anzai Mako transfers to an ex all-girl school with one class full of hosts I mean boys. One chapter scanlated so far. Thanks for the anonymous tip via skribit for reminding me of this. It's been on my list too. You may want to try Gakuen Ouji for the same set up.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Gekkou Teien

Gekkou Teien ("Moonlight Garden") by Kazumi Ooya 2 volumes-complete

Yuuki enrolls to Getsuryou, an all-boy's academy at the pretense that all the boys in their family studied there, but all she really want is to join the theatre department. This is from the same mangaka of Yume Chu and Give Me Love/ Ai Wo Chodai!. Only one chapter scanlated so far. Another manga to be added on the all boy school and gender bender tags lol.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Basilis no Masume

Basilis no Masume ("Daughter of Basilis") by Chiho Saitou 4 volumes-complete

The story revolves around the famed horse Basilis, it's powerful owner: the Midorkawas and the women who can tame the two in 1920's and 1990's. The story has a prequel and sequel of the past and the present. It's an earlier work of mangaka of 'First Girl'. It has the same elements of First Girl: smutty, different bishies as the story progress and the theme now is sculpture but with a darker plot. Thanks to Julie for the tip!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Strobe Edge

Strobe Edge 8 volumes-ongoing by Io Sakisaka

Ninako is just one of the many girls who is head over heels in love with Ren. But she can't help herself to just admire from afar. Or is she really just one of the girls? The mangaka succeeded in making the story seem naturally simple but it's actually filled with tension and dramatic touches in all the the smallest details. I really can't wait for the story to reach it's turning point! Her art style is lovely and very expressive. Must read! It's actually on my list because of that wallpaper above and also there was also an anonymous tip via skribit. Thanks!

UPDATE: 5/4 Just finished it. I can really feel in my bones that this is going to be animated. It's not a full blown harem. It's kinda harem just at the start. I wished it didn't end there but at least the mangaka didn't torture as that much. Think Bokuara Ga Ita!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Stardust Wink

Stardust Wink by Nana Haruta 3 Volumes-ongoing

Anna grew up with her two best friends/ neighbors / coolest boys in school. Not too sure if it's a reverse harem but there's two minor/supporting characters guys too. Thanks to Kezzlex3 and anonymous for the tips. I haven't read typical highschool shoujo manga for months now and I find this one refreshing.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Freshest News: Comic Rankings

For April 5 to 11 Ouran High School Host Club # 16 and Kaichou-Wa Maid Sama #9 debuts in first and sixth spots respectively for the Japanese Comic Rankings. Meanwhile The Gentlemen's Cross Alliance debuts at fourth spot in New York Time Bestseller from April 4 to 10. Twilight is at it's 4th week streak for the no. 1 book under the hardcover graphic novel.

Source: ANN

Upcoming: Starrry Sky

Otome 'Starry Sky' will be animated. More info from ANN. I've read this from way back I thought it's just going to be another Hetalia Axis or Miracle Train.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Freshest News: X-Men Misfits Manga Axed

Despite being a bestseller the 2nd volume of the supposed to be 2-part story was canceled due to licensing costs. More info from ANN.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

A Kiss to My Prince

A Kiss to My Prince by Kim Hee Eun 5 volumes-completed

Sei-Ann dreams of marrying a prince. She finds her ticket to her dreams through a letter of recommendation to work as a maid in the royal castle. I'll just be vague because one it's a must read and two it's disappointingly short. After reading it I have to read the first couple of chapters again to laugh at her stupidity. I love mangas wherein I get caught off guard by the twist and the characters are unpredictable. There is something more beneath the shallow first impressions to the characters. Beautiful art too. This is the second manhwa that I've really enjoyed reading after 100% Perfect Girl. Thanks to Tartza, VonAwesome and anonymous for the tips!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Glittering Christmas Story : Anyways Happy Holidays!

Anyways Happy Holidays! by Iyo Takarada

It's the first part of twinbill stories in Glittering Christmas Story 2003 and I think an extra or a special for Dakedo Happy Paradise. It's Christmas again and Ruu is used to spending it alone. But this Christmas it's going to be different. Thank you for the anonymous tip via skribit!

Harukanaru Toki ni Naka de 3 ~Owarinaki Unmei~

Harukanaru Toki ni Naka de 3 ~Owarinaki Unmei~ ('In a Distant Time 3: Neverending Destiny')

The war preparations between Genji and Heiki ensues. Amidst the plans a mysterious assassin is after Kurou. This anime special commemorates the 10th anniversary of the HaruToki franchise and just an excuse for fangirls to ogle at by far most colorful and most outlandish character designs in Neoromance. So distracting!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Happy April Fool's Day

Clown Drop! from Shugo Chara

Polls: Saimono Couple

The winner for your favorite couple in Saiunkoku Monogatari are Ryuki and Shuurei! If the previous polls had the two candidates this poll is the opposite of it. Technically it should only be 10 because Shuei Ran didn't show any interest in her and Reishin Hing is her uncle (but he wants to marry her *sweatdrops*). But I was too lazy to edit the pic for the 12th day of reverse harem christmas. I had to add the two so to complete the 12 bishies. XD Here are the results out of 244 votes.

Ryuki Shi 102 (41%)
Seiran Si 62 (25%)
Sakujun Sa 18 (7%)
Koyu Ri 16 (6%)
Kijin Ko 12 (4%)
Ryuren Ran 6 (2%)
Shin Suou or Tan-tan 6 (2%)
Riku Seiga 6 (2%)
Eigetsu/Yogetsu To 8 (3%)
Shuei Ran 5 (2%)
Ensei Rō 2 (0%)
Reishin Hong 1 (0%)