Vampire Knight 19 – The Real Vampire Knight

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My Thoughts on the Ending

Wow! We’ve finally gotten there, huh? If you started on this journey when the story first began publication in America, then we’ve known these characters of Matsuri Hino’s for eight years now. I still have the August 2006 issue of Shojo Beat where Yuki appeared on the cover – it was the first time I’d bought the publication. That first chapter in magenta ink was enough to make me want to know more about Yuki, Zero, and Kaname. Nineteen volumes later and now we’ve seen the outcome. I’ve my own take on the ending as I’m sure others do as well. Hino left it open for interpretation. I’m hoping some of the extraneous story volumes we’ll get from Viz in the next couple of months will help fill in the gaps, but until then, it’s how it looks.

SO IF YOU’VE NOT READ THE ENDING AND DON’T WANT TO SPOIL THE SERIES FOR YOURSELF – PLEASE DON’T READ ANY FARTHER THAN THIS. I MEAN IT. NO, REALLY, STOP RIGHT HERE! :)

Shoujo Wallpapers for October 2014

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New wallpapers of your favorite shoujo series! Here are the latest images from japanese mangaka for your desktop or mobile device. Some manga magazines post multiple per month. I claim no right to these images and only provide links to make them easy to find. All images are copyright the artist and publisher. Enjoy!

Dessert – Current Serializations

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Dessert is a shoujo manga magazine published by Kodansha on a monthly basis. The previous titles in Dessert that have been licensed here in North America are only recent ones and are published under Kodansha USA.

Which series that we’ve gotten in North America have been in Dessert? Hardly any, actually. The two series we have gotten are rather popular, though. Say I love You and My Little Monster even have anime available to view on Crunchyroll. What about now, you say? What can we beg publishers for? Here’s what’s currently running in Dessert:

Sweet Rein – Sakura Tsukuba: Series Review

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Sweet Rein, renamed here in North America from Yoroshiku Master, is the third series by Sakura Tsukuba that we’ve received. It originally ran in LaLa DX in 2005, and has been licensed by Viz media under their Shojo Beat imprint. It is a short 3 volume series. Volume 1 was released November 2013, volume 2 in March 2014, and volume 3 in July 2014.

The Gist: Kurumi thought she’d be spending Christmas alone, as usual–that is, until she met Kaito. The moment they touch, the two of them are linked together by the invisible reins of a Santa-Reindeer relationship. Kurumi is ‘Santa,’ and because Kaito is the ‘reindeer,’ Kaito must do everything she tells him to and his body reacts accordingly. However, as time progresses, there seems to be something more than just a master-servant relationship…

Betsucomi – Current Serializations

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Betsucomi, short for Bessatsu Comic, is a shoujo manga magazine published by Shogakukan on a monthly basis. The titles in Betsucomi that have been licensed here in North America were mostly licensed by Viz. One of the earlier series came from Tokyopop but now are from Viz media under Shojo Beat.

Which popular series have been in Betsucomi?  Dengeki Daisy, Black Bird, Beast Master, We Were There and Sand Chronicles to name a few.  What might we have to look forward to? Here’s what’s currently running in Betsucomi: