Handa kun

| Release: 2013
| Mangaka: Yoshino Satsuki
| Status: ongoing

Years ago, Handa-kun’s best friend, Kawaifuji lied to him by saying a girl is spreading bad rumours about him. Since then, Handa is afraid to deal with people. He puts thick wall around him avoiding people coming closer. The fact is far from his illusion. He’s popular because his face and his calligraphy talents. Girls try hard to talk to him, even pushes love letter to his locker, but all he think is that they’re hating him. Continue reading “Handa kun”



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Here in “Windmill” (that’s what they call Kushima High School), there are no elevator or escalator, if you’re aiming for the top you’ll have to climb up step by step using your own fists and legs. And this is where Shiiba Gaku goes. But he doesn’t come to learn, he comes to be the top. Despite of being over enthusiastic, he’s actually pretty weak and ends up being beaten by other guys. Will Shiiba ever get even any closer to the crown?

It’s a fight manga just like Crows Zero, Clover or Rokudenashi Blues. Despite of strong rough drawing, I love the plot. The comedy blends well in that masculine story, bringing each chara into their own complex.


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Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun

| Mangaka: Robico

| Release: 2008

| Status: Complete (12 vol + 1 vol special)
This is a story about a studious girl named Mizutani Shizuku and the boy who sits next to her. well, there’s supposed to be a guy right there, but since a bloody incident at their first day of school, he’s suspended. Now it’s already a month since the school’s rolling and Shizuku is asked to deliver notes to his house. She should’ve said no, because that guy is a nerd. Continue reading “Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun”


| Mangaka:  Yonezawa Honobu
| Release: 2012
| Status: Ongoing

Oreki Houtaro enters Classic Club due to his sister “command”. She wants him to rescue her old zero-member club. The problem is he’s too lazy to do new thing. His motto is “If I don’t need to do it, I won’t do. If I have to do it, I’d do it quick”. Summary, he isn’t interested in life’s energy. But, this request is hard to reject, so Houtaro submits his application.

Continue reading “Hyouka”

Saboten no Himitsu

| Mangaka: Haruta Nana
| Release: 2004
| Status: complete (4 volumes)

After two years keeping secret to Fujioka Kouhei, Miku is planning to confess her love. But, Kouhei doesn’t seem to get it. The confession is delayed due to Kouhei’s straight forward-too honest words. Miku is really disappointed, but the unrequited love is too deep to give up that easy. Kouhei may be clueless, but someday she’ll catch his heart. She even tried so hard to turn her appearance into this attractive. She doesn’t deserve the label “cactus alien” from that guy, right? Continue reading “Saboten no Himitsu”

Hard Romantica

| Mangaka: Fujiwara Kiyo
| Release: 2002
| Status: complete (1 volume)

Ichi has came all the way to meet Tomo chan. She’s his first love and now Ichi will have the chance to confess as he’s accepted in Tomo chan’s high school. But, he’s lost. The address in the letter shows nowhere but a male dorm.  Ichi tells his senpais about his romance and they agree to help him. Things go wrong as many girls claim to be “Tomo chan”. Continue reading “Hard Romantica”