Graphic Novels / I do have preferences and here is the sneak peek to some of them!

I said before that art no longer matters to me, but of course it’d be a total lie if I say I don’t have preferences. Of course I do! I am all for pretty, kawaii aesthetics. So when it comes to shoujo manga, I dare say that very first thing that will immediately grab this visual fanatic person (aka me!) is the art! Sure, sure that a LOT of shoujo manga failed me in this aspect—pretty to the eyes, numb to the mind.  But I still adore and get entice (quite easily in fact) with beautiful art. And for today I share thee my fave shoujo manga style/art. This is not the list of my favorite shoujo mangaka (although some of them are part of the list as well) but sometimes I enjoy the art so much that I’m possesses by take-my-money-& -time-sort-of-control over me! ahahahahaha *laughter fades in the background*

My favorite shoujo magazine is Margaret—because they all about cute stories and slice-and-life stories (although heck lot of series didn’t make it to the cut hehehe). Next will be Dessert, Friends and Kiss (all my smutty series LOL, not josei or goodness forbid ledicomi—that’s a whole different ball game though I don’t mind). There are similarities to the styles that I prefer—clean lines, softer tone, minimal background (but not completely white), dialogues or bubbles are placed nicely (not covering the entire page—as much as love Skip Beat! the dialogues placement are too over the place) *coughs* anyhoo, here are my faves! (in no particular order)

01. やまもり三香 ∙ Yamamori Mika

Works that I’ve read/reading: Hirunaka no Ryuusei (ひるなかの流星); Sugars (シュガーズ ); Tsubaki-chou Lonely Planet (椿町ロンリープラネット)

02. Shiraishi Yuki ∙ 白石ユキ

Works that I’ve read/reading: Daisuki Datta yo, Sensei… (大好きだったよ、先生…); Plastic Girl (プラスチック・ガール); Kimi wa, Ore ga Suki Datte Ittara Donna Kao Suru Darou. (君は、オレが好きだって言ったらどんな顔するだろう。); Honey come honey (はにかむハニー)

03. Sugiyama Miwako ∙ 杉山美和子

Works that I’ve read/reading: True Love; 4-gatsu no Kimi, Spica. (4月の君、スピカ。); Share Kiss Love – Danshi San-nin, Joshi Ohitorisama (シェア キス ラブ ~男子三人、女子お一人様~)

04. Haruta Nana ∙ 春田なな

Works that I’ve read/reading: Saboten no Himitsu (サボテンの秘密); Stardust Wink (スターダスト・ウインク); Tsubasa to Hotaru (つばさとホタル)

05. Sakurada Hina ∙ 桜田雛

Works that I’ve read/reading: Bunbetsu to Takan (分別と多感); Zetsubou Baby (絶望ベイビー); Shitsuji-tachi no Chinmoku (執事たちの沈黙)

06. Akegami Takara ∙ 朱神宝

Works that I’ve read/reading: Hime to Knight to, Tonari to Watashi. (姫とナイトと、となりの私。); Honey Buddy (はにぃ*ばでぃ); Rinjin wa Chou (隣人は蝶); Coffee & Vanilla (コーヒー&バニラ)

07. Sakurai Shushushu ∙ 櫻井しゅしゅしゅ

Works that I’ve read/reading: SSG – Meimon Danshikou Keppuuroku (SSG~名門男子校血風録~); Rabukome no Baka (ラブコメのバカ); Sweet Sweet Revenge (Sweet Sweet リベンジ)

08. Nogiri Youko ∙ 野切耀子

Works that I’ve read/reading: Akuma wa Sasayaku (悪魔は囁く); Watashi no Ookami-kun (私のオオカミくん); Renzu-Sou no Sankaku (蓮住荘のさんかく)

09. Yoshinaga Yuu ∙ 吉永ゆう

Works that I’ve read/reading: Hatsukoi Asterism (初恋アステリズム); Koibito wa 16-sai (恋人は16さい); Suki na Hito no Suki na Hito (好きなヒトの好きなひと); Teens House ; Koi ni Naranai Wake ga Nai (恋にならないワケがない)