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!
Demon Love Spell – Mayu Shinjo: Series Review
Find out why Demon Love Spell is a must for Shinjo fans in my series review.
Betsuma – Current Serializations
A list of the current shoujo manga serializations in Betsuma magazine.
Attack on Titan: No Regrets vol. 1- Gun Snark, Hajime Isayama, and Hikaru Suruga
Military Punishment or Survey Corps? We find out how Levi and Erwin’s destinies become tangled in my review of Attack on Titan: No Regrets, volume 1.
New on Shoujo Shelves – August 2014
New releases for shoujo and josei manga fans for the month of August 2014.
Demon Love Spell, translated from Ayakashi no Koi Emaki, is a shoujo manga by Mayu Shinjo that ran in Shueisha’s Margaret magazine from 2009 to 2014. The six volume series was published in North America under Viz’s Shojo Beat imprint.
The Gist: Miko is a shrine maiden who has never had much success at seeing or banishing spirits. Then she meets Kagura, a sexy demon who feeds off women’s feelings of passion and love. Kagura’s insatiable appetite has left many girls at school brokenhearted, so Miko casts a spell to seal his powers. Surprisingly, the spell works – sort of – but now Kagura is after her! How will Miko cast off Kagura, and does she really want to?
Betsuma, short for Bessatsu Margaret, is published by Shueisha on a monthly basis. The titles in Betsuma that have been licensed here in North America are mostly from Viz with Itazura na Kiss published by DMP.
Which popular series have been in Betsuma? Kimi ni Todoke, Strobe Edge, High School Debut, Love * Com, Crimson Hero, and Itazura na Kiss to name a few. That’s a great list of series, right? Well, what’s running now, you say? Here’s what’s currently running in Betsuma:
Catch You, Catch Me! At the Otakon panel this week, Crunchyroll announced that all 70 episodes of the Cardcaptor Sakura anime will be streamed starting on August 12, at 6 pm PST. Woohoo!
I’ve been eyeing the new set and have yet to drop the cash for it. I’m excited that it’s being streamed on Crunchyroll. My first viewing experience of it wasn’t that great, since it relied on youtube videos that were scarce to find. Finally I can watch it in its entirety with correct subtitles. Apparently there will also be some English dub episodes. (I highly advise you to stay away from those and just enjoy the adorable Japanese seiyuu <voice actors>.)
The attempt to bring the series renamed Cardcaptors to a young American audience back in the early 2000′s was a huge failure. The 70 episodes were condensed to 39, and backstory was erased leaving holes in the storyline. If that happened to be your introduction to this series, I urge you to give Cardcaptor Sakura another chance.
Attack on Titan: No Regrets, translated from Shingeki no Kyojin: Kuinaki Sentaku, is currently running in Aria, a shoujo manga magazine published by Kodansha. We are receiving it in North America through Kodansha USA, and so far have volume 1.
The Gist: Attack on Titan: No Regrets is a prequel of sorts to Isayama’s Shingeki no Kyojin. It tells the meeting of Levi and Erwin, how Levi came to be a top soldier in the Survey Corps, and why Erwin is so cut-throat practical no matter the sacrifice in order to beat the Titans.