Ever since I finished finals, I thought like I should start something that I could finish pretty quickly. During finals I started and caught up with Cross Game and Negima. I really liked both, but I felt bad after catching up because I need to wait for them weekly now.
Why shoujo? Well, there were a bunch of stuff that I’d wanted to read for a while and most of those are a lot shorter than the shounen I had on my list, so I guess you could chalk it up to laziness.
Kimi ni Todoke
The first one I took a look at was Kimi ni Todoke. It’s not finished yet, but there weren’t that many scanlated chapters. It’s about a girl who looks like that girl from The Ring and really bad social skills, so everyone’s afraid to talk to her. She meets a really nice and popular guy and bla bla bla, predictable stuff happens. I would have thought about keeping up with it, except it appears to have been abandoned by the scanlators.
Lovely Complex is about a short guy and a tall girl who aggravate each other and are the butt of their classmates’ jokes. Guess what? They get together. What a surprise. I did like that their relationship didn’t suddenly change and that the guy didn’t immediately reciprocate feelings. I didn’t like the art very much. Oh well.
I picked this up back when I’d heard about the anime and I’d just finished catching up in the Ouran manga, so I was looking for another shoujo thing to get into. I guess it wasn’t that bad and was kind of amusing up until the last quarter where it sort of got dragged out and ended weakly. Special A is about this girl who’s always competing against the main guy, who is the best at everything and who she can never beat. Turns out they get together.
This one is about a girl who sucks at getting guys to hit on her and asks a guy who knows everything about what guys look for in girls to coach her on the subject. He says he’d only do it if she doesn’t fall in love with him. Well, of course she does, but what surprised me was how quickly it happened in the story and how receptive he was to it. I’d say out of the bunch, this was my favourite, because it didn’t contain any situations or characters that annoyed me like in Lovely Complex and it ended pretty well, unlike Special A.