Saturday, March 12, 2011

Things I've Been Reading Recently

- Steel Rose: My goodness, I'm starting to dislike Leting a lot more. She's really a bitch, and pretty stuck up and rude as well. I used to think she was a cool strong female protagonist, but she's just annoying now.

- Silver: I LOVE THIS SO MUCH. I like the beginning particularly because of the premise. The recent chapters seem to have declined in quality a little; they're mostly just sex scenes o__o". It seems a little overboard/unnecessary. I think I may start reading more Josei because of their more developed plots.

- Paradise City: So random haha. I haven't gotten very far, but I'm liking it so far. All the characters are so colorful!

- Faster Than a Kiss: I came back to this series after not reading it for a while, and while it is cliche, and not the best story ever, I like reading it. It's fun and cute, not really serious reading.

What have YOU been reading? What have you liked so far?


  1. Josei is natually more mature and therefore usually a better read than typical shoujo manga.

    My current favorites (ongoing scanlation) are:
    I Love Her, There is a Song for You, Oishii Kankei, Cesare, Y+M, Beelzebub, Tsumi to Batsu, Futago, Black Rose Alice, Saver, M.A.X., The One, VB Rose, Hitsuji no Namida, Bokura ga Ita, Nana (on hiatus), Only You, etc.

  2. I definitely agree, but I feel like it's sometimes awkward for me to read sex scenes haha. Thank you for the recommendations :)

  3. Not all Josei are full of sex scenes... I'm also reading Silver, and trust me, it's one of those exceptions...

    Just thought I'd share some past favorites too... (yeah I'm on a roll)
    So some of my favorite manga/manhwa that have already finished are:
    Mars, Kimi wa Pet, Eternal Sabbath, Tenshi Nanka ja Nai, I Wish..., Hana no Namae, Cat Street, Trace, Model, Kare no Ondo, Gokinjo Monogatari, Maison de Beauties, Cipher, Vampire Girl, Ashita no Ousama, Ai ga Areba li Noda, etc.

  4. I've read quite a few on that list :) I love Vampire Girl so much.

    The ones I've read have tended to have quite a few haha, so I guess my perception is somewhat skewed. I know that Silver is especially prolific with those, though.

  5. just wanted to give you a heads-up that The One chapters 74 and 75 scans are probably out!!!

    No pressure though... take your time translating... I just wanted to let you know, is all...

  6. Thanks Maliha, but not for me they aren't ): I can't access Billwang, nor can anyone who hasn't received an invitation from a member.

  7. hmmm I like shoujo the most
    I like josei too, but because I almost rare find a josei which has a good plot (or meets my expectations) so I didn't think I'm into josei..
    I like skip beat, love catalog, clover, sensei!, kirai, Oishii kankei, Ciel

  8. aww that sucks... hope someone takes on the job of scanning the chapters... :(

  9. Hehe first post--thought I should thank you on the wonderful job you are doing with The One scanlations!

    My favourite josei/shoujo titles have to be Kimi wa Petto (Tramps Like Us), Paradise Kiss, Gokinjo Monogatari, Kodomo no Omocha, and Honey and Clover... There are probably many that I am forgetting but those are ones that stand out as the must-reads.

    I rather like Silver! Haha it enticed me to read the Harlequin novel it was based off of XD... Fairly interesting story, the manga has changed a couple aspects but otherwise it's pretty true to the original. I like Gold too! It's another adaptation the mangaka is working on... again lots of sex scenes but unique story!