Here is part 2 of my Manga recommendations, featuring Shoujos and Manhwas (aka the Korean equivalent of mangas!
Gakuen Alice by Tachibana Higuchi
Blurb: When Mikan’s best friend Hotaru transfers to a prestigious school in Tokyo, the young girl cannot stand the seperations, take the train to Tokyo, and sneaks into the school. Except the school is for children with a special power, and she doesn’t have one. Or does she?
All yoy have to know is that this manga is so much more than what it seems, and even though I haven’t read the entire thing yet, I can tell you this: it is amazing.
Nana by Ai Yazawa
Blurb: Two girls with the same name meet on the train to Tokyo, but everything separates them but their name. One is in a rock band, the other an artist. They meet again while visiting appartments, and against all odds, decide to move in together…
If you are into shoujos, you have probably heard about that one. I highly recommend it except for one little problem which is the fact that it is unifinished… Though amazing nevertheless ♥
Heart no Kuni no Alice by Quin Rose
Blurb: This is basically a fantastic retelling of Alice in Wonderland, so if you’re a fan of the original story and you like mangas, then you should definitely check it out!
Versailles no Bara by Riyoko Ikeda
Blurb: First published in 1972, this manga is a bit different since it takes place in France in the 1780s. In a mix betwee, fictio and history, it retraces the fate of two women: the unhappy queen Marie-Antoinette, and Lady Oscar, who has become a guard because her father wanted a son, and it is not always easy to live as a man. It is a wonderful tale of love and revolution.
Fruits Basket by Natsuki Takaya
Blurb: Tooru Honda has just lost her mother and has no place to live, so when she is not at school, she is basically living in a tent. That is, until the three boys of the Souma family tell her she can live with them. But soon, she discovers the family is posessed by the Zoidiac animals, which can lead to various weird situations.
I have to admit that at first, I found the plot completely ridiculous, but the story was actually adorable, and I really enjoyed seeing the characters grow up and evolve!
Love in the mask by HanYu Rang
Blurb: Hyun Bin is an orphan, and when her little brother dies, she runs away and is taken by a rich family which makes her the bodyguard of their daughter, Yae Ha. And that means she will have to live as a boy, and attend high school at such. Which not only is very lonely, but also gets complicated when she encounters gangster-like Yun Ha and feelings get in the way…
Boy, I read this manhwa such a long time ago, but it still remains one of my favourites. Definitely recommended!
Idol shopping by Hwang Mi Ri
Blurb: Kang Song Ih takes care of bullies as a part time job, and when she finds out her twin brother has attempted suicide because of something that happened at his very expensive private school, she decides to attend school instead of him. Except things get complicated, because obviously she has to pretend she is a boy, and meeting the mysterious
handsome bully is not all what she expected…
Yes, this is another cliché gender-bender story, but still, I loved it.
Have a nice Sunday, I hope you enjoyed this article!