New on Shoujo Shelves – September 2014


Well, summer’s winding down and it’s back to hitting the books for most students. If you’re procrastinating on your study time, then why not pick up some manga to read instead. Here’s what’s come out on shoujo shelves for the month of September 2014:

Margaret – Current Serializations


Margaret is published by Shueisha twice a month. The titles in Margaret that have been licensed here in North America are mostly from Viz with some earlier ones being TokyoPop and CMX.

Which popular series have been in Margaret? Boys Over Flowers, Swan, Tail of the Moon, A Devil and Her Love Song, Mixed Vegetables, Black Bird, Stepping on Roses, and Demon Love Spell.  Well, what about now, you say? What can we look forward to? Here’s what’s currently running in Margaret:

Orange vol. 1&2 – Ichigo Takano


Orange by Ichigo Takano started in Betsuma but was taken over by Futabasha publishing and was recently moved to Monthly Action magazine. Apparently Takano had some issues with Shueisha. You can’t even tell that the series ran in Betsuma anywhere on the site. Orange was on hiatus for two years, but now Takano is able to finish it. We are getting simultaneous releases with Japan digitally on Crunchyroll manga. Volume 3 was released in Japan on August 22, 2014, and we have received chapter 13 digitally as of August 26, 2014. It was hard to find information on this series, so special thanks to the Orange – Takano Ichigo Tumblr where information has been translated and there are plenty of fans keeping up with the series.

Blue Spring Ride Episode 7 – “I Just Have to Tell Her”

Whaaa?? I’m looking online for bloggers writing posts on Blue Spring Ride anime and  - **crickets**. Really? I know there are some fangirls out there somewhere. I really want to talk about this anime with other viewers! I guess I’m coming in midway through, but somethin’ is better than nothin’!

Episode 7 begins where 6 left off at the train station. Futaba is fighting her attraction to Kou because her best friend Yuuri admitted she likes him. Futaba doesn’t want to betray Yuuri, so she’s trying to suppress the “doki, doki”, but failing miserably. And Kou isn’t helping.

BSR7 - Indirect Kiss

LaLa and LaLaDX – Current Serializations


LaLa is a shoujo manga magazine published by Hakusensha on a monthly basis. The titles in LaLa that have been licensed here in North America are mostly from Viz with a few grabbed by TokyoPop and CMX early on.

Which popular series have been in LaLa?   Kare Kano, Vampire Knight, Ouran High School Host Club, Natsume’s Book of Friends, La Corda d’Oro, and Maid-Sama. That’s a great list of series, right?  Well, what’s running now, you say? Here’s what’s currently running in LaLa and LaLa DX: