Petit Comic – Current Serializations

Petit Comic is a josei manga magazine published by Shogakukan on a monthly basis that is aimed at an older female audience. We’ve gotten series in North America from Viz media and an early one from TokyoPop.

So which series have we seen in North America? We have Tomu Ohmi’s series of Midnight Secretary and now Spell of Desire, Maki Enjoji’s Happy Marriage?!, and Yuki Yoshihara’s series Butterflies, Flowers and Aisuru Hito.

There’s some interesting titles currently running in Petit Comic and I wish we could get more of these josei series. So what can we beg publishers for? Here’s what’s currently running in Petit Comic:

Obereru Toiki ni Amai Kiss

Obereru Toiki ni Amai Kiss

(Sigh and Drown in A Sweet Kiss)

Hiiro Kisaragi

Totsuzen Desu ga, Ashita Kekkon Shimasu

Totsuzen Desu ga, Ashita Kekkon Shimosu

(Love is no Where, Love is noW here)

Izumi Miyazono

Ousama ni Sasagu Kusuriyubi

Ousama ni Sasagu Kusuriyubi

(My Ring Finger is Dedicated to the King)

Shiho Watanabe

Kore Kara Hajimaru Koi o Oshiete

Kore Kara Hajimaru Koi o Oshiete

(Tell Me A Love That Begins Now)

Komomo Yamada

Kurotsutaya Yoshiki no Himegoto

Kurotsutaya Yoshiki no Himegoto

(The Secret of the Black Ivy Mansion)

Tomu Ohmi

Douse Mou Nigerarenai

Douse Mou Nigerarenai

(I Can’t Run Away Anymore Anyway)

Kazumi Kazui

Kataomoi Shoten

Kataomoi Shoten

(Unrequited Love Bookstores)

Akimi Hata

Negattari Kannattari

Negattari Kannattari

(You Can Come True, You Can Wish)

Niko Wakuhara

Midara na Nettaigyo

Midara na Nettaigyo

(Indecent Tropical Fish?)

Miyuki Kitagawa

SP Baby

SP X Baby

(Special Police X Baby)

Maki Enjoji

Love Phantom

Love Phantom

Kako Mitsuki

Ta-da! Those are all the series currently running in Petit Comic. There are always short stories and one shots of course. These are the main series you will see that are ongoing.

So which of these series that’s non-licensed would I like to see? Well really, Petit has the reputation of being the smutty series, so I’d really have to read them all to see if I’d like them. There are some that look interesting to me, though, and current mangaka that we are getting in North America.

  • Because it’s been running for a while now I’m really interested in Douse Mou Nigerarenai. Although, the main male lead looks like a pompous jerk.
  • SP X Baby is by Maki Enjoji whose series Happy Marriage?! we’re currently getting. This series looks more interesting than Hapi Mari because of the police aspect.
  • Kurotsutaya Yoshiki no Himegoto is Tomu Ohmi’s current series. After reading Midnight Secretary and Spell of Desire, I’m quite certain this will be more of the same. So not really interested in this one.
  • I read the synopsis for Midara na Nettaigyo and that one has me interested. It’s about an age gap relationship. He’s a student and swimmer working as a model for a male magazine. She’s an editor that works for a women’s magazine, but gets changed to the male magazine where she has to manage the guy. Think of Haru from Free! modeling. It’d be a fun fantasy story where you could imagine yourself as the editor. 🙂

How about you? What title would you buy if it was on the shelf?

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