New on Shoujo Shelves – July 2013

We’re in the midst of summer with fireworks and festivals common in both North America and Japan. Looking for some love under the fireworks?  Here’s what’s come out on shoujo shelves for the month of July 2013:

We’re getting the next installment of Natsume as well as Oresama Teacher for those of you who enjoy the not so romantic titles. And is that the last volume of Sailor Moon? Make sure to get the conclusion!



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Book Girl and the Scribe Who Faced God

“I am Tohko Amano. As you can see, I am a Book Girl.”

Two years have passed since Konoha’s first encounter with the mysterious girl who thus introduced herself. Guided by this Book Girl who loves books so much that she devours them, Konoha has overcome a lot. But the day of Tohko’s graduation is approaching and… suddenly the Book Girl lets slip a confession of her betrayal. Stunned, Konoha is further rattled by Ryuto. “Tohko Amano is gonna disappear.” “You should learn who Tohko Amano is.” What is the secret Tohko has kept hidden? How will Konoha and Tohko’s story conclude?!

The first act in the final episode!

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Hana-Kimi Omnibus 5, vol. 13-15

After a pipe breaks in Dorm 1, Mizuki and Sano must share their room with Kadoma while it’s being fixed. Kadoma is nice though – so nice he comes in to scrub Mizuki’s back in the shower! Later, Nakatsu asks Sano how he feels about Mizuki and then tells Sano they’re now rivals!

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Jiu Jiu, vol. 5

Takamichi’s Jiu Jiu Obedience Training Goals
1. Protect your mistress at all costs – and in any form.
2. Examine your puppy love deeply.
3. Whatever you do… don’t go feral!

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Missions of Love, vol. 4

Now that she’s back after a long sick leave, Mami Mizuno, the girl every boy in school has a crush on, never leaves Shigure’s side. Never, that is, except for when she’s pestering Yukina. She claims to want to help Yukina win Shigure’s heart, but what is she really after?


Natsume’s Book of Friends, vol. 14

Much of Natsume’s problems with the local yokai stems from his grandmother, Reiko. When she was his age, she went around challenging yokai, and when she won she sealed their names in her Book of Friends. But lately Natsume has been learning that Reiko was more than just a cruel conqueror. Will he ever know the full truth about his grandmother, and will yokai be the ones to help him discover it?



 Oresama Teacher,  vol. 14

Kanon Nonoguchi, enemy to the Public Morals Club, has been kidnapped by the Kiyama High delinquents! So of course Mafuyu and her club mates set off at once to rescue their nemesis. But even if Mafuyu and the others can help Kanon break out of the Kiyama storage shed, will she be able to escape her painful past?


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 Sailor Moon, vol. 12

As Galaxia picks off one Sailor Guardian after another, even those of the outer planets, Usagi finds new companions to help her fight her most nefarious enemy yet.



Skip Beat Omnibus 5, vol. 13-15

Kyoko expected the drama Dark Moon to test her acting talents, but she never guessed that a pro like Ren would have trouble too! Even more surprising, Ren needs her help as a friend. But will her war with Sho and the sudden appearance of a new enemy keep her from Ren’s side?!

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Strobe Edge, vol. 5

Resolving to focus on his girlfriend, Mayuka, during her time of need, Ren buries his growing feelings for Ninako. Meanwhile, Ninako sees a different side of Ando when they run into his ex-girlfriend. What happened to Ando in the past, and how was Ren involved?

Which series are you going to be picking up?

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  • Definitely picking up more of Natsume!

    • Yes. That’s a great series. It’s still ongoing so there’s plenty to read. 🙂

  • Hi Laura! I’m already missing your manga reviews and monthly “New on Shoujo shelves”… I hope you don’t mind if I post a similar “shoujo manga releases of the month” listing on blog too? Only until you resume blogging (^ω^;) Hope you update soon ^_^

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