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New on Shoujo Shelves – February 2015

It’s the month of love! How about some shoujo romance to spice up your evenings. What’s coming out on shoujo shelves for the month of February 2015?




This month is the last volumes of Happy Marriage!, High School Debut and Honey Blood. Viz is planning on announcing more series later this week so I’ll let you know what those will be. There’s plenty of continuing series to read, though. I guess I’ll be catching up on Voice Over. Maybe I’ll reread High School Debut. Have you read that one yet? I love Kazune Kawahara. What are you most excited about?




ACJ Circus 7

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Alice in the Country of Joker: Circus and Liar’s Game vol. 7

Fleeing to the Joker’s jail to save her own life, Alice is forced to dig through the pain and confront her buried truths. But this is the Season of Lies, and the people who love her aren’t afraid to break some rules. Alice struggles to rebuild her crumbling world before it’s too late. There’s just one problem: after a peek into the Country of Diamonds, Alice learns the true cost of clinging to the past.



Story by QuinRose and Art by Mamenosuke Fujimaru.


Ani-Imo 2

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Ani-Imo, vol. 2

When elder brother Youta and kid sister Hikaru get into an accident that switches their bodies, Hikaru (in her brother’s body) changes into a fiendish sadist, and Youta (in his sister’s body) finds himself her “girlfriend.” Thrust into a bizarre reality where he’s now taking orders from his own body, will Youta ever get himself out of this pinch and back where he belongs?!



Story and art by Haruko Kurumatani.



Black Rose Alice 3

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Black Rose Alice, vol. 3

Azusa Kikukawa has become Alice, resurrected in a century-old body to become the breeding ground for a group of vampires. Alice is serious about fulfilling her role, but she needs a little time to adjust before she commits herself to propagating. But vampires aren’t as immortal as myth paints them. Will her hesitation cost Alice her chosen mate?



Story and art by Setona Mizushiro.


Centaur's Life 5

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A Centaur’s Life, vol. 5

Even though Hime and her friends live in an enlightened era where equality among all sentient creatures rules the day, there are harsh reminders that things weren’t always this way. As the girls struggle with their plans for the future, Shino-chan learns important lesson about empathy for a creature smaller than herself.



Story and art by Kei Murayama.



Happy Marriage 10

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Happy Marriage, vol. 10 **Final Volume**

Chiwa Takanashi has married a total stranger – company president Hokuto Mamiya – to get her father out of debt. She receives a letter written to her by Hokuto’s father revealing a secret she can’t tell her husband. But when that secret is revealed to the entire Mamiya clan, it could ruin Chiwa and Hokuto’s marriage…



Story and art by Maki Enjoji.


High School Debut Omni 13-15

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High School Debut Ominbus, vol. 13-15 **Final Omnibus**

Yoh faces a difficult choice – should he go to university all the way in Tokyo or stay near Haruna? Haruna wants to support Yoh’s decision no matter what, but will her high school romance end with his graduation?



Collects volumes 13-15 in omnibus format, including previously unpublished stories from volumes 14 and 15.



Story and art by Kazune Kawahara.



Honey Blood 0

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Honey Blood, vol. 0 **Final Volume**

Honey Blood Tale Zero is where Hinata and Junya’s love story originally began. In addition to the one-shot chapters that made Honey Blood’s serialization possible, this volume contains two bonus short stories from the author!



Story and art by Miko Mitsuki.


I Am Alice 3

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I Am Alice: Body Swap in Wonderland, vol. 3

Alice, Makoto, and their Wonderland companions finally make it to the palace of the King of Hearts, only to be flung far away by the King’s magic. Makoto and the Hatter will have to fight their way back through a tangled maze of illusions set up by the devious Jabberwock. To make matters worse, the Hatter’s life depends on Makoto successfully solving the labyrinth. Meanwhile, Alice, the White Rabbit, and the rest try to unravel the King of Hearts’ secret in time to save their companions – and all of Wonderland.



Story by VisualWorks and Art by Ayumi Kanou.



Manga Dogs 3

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Manga Dogs, vol. 3

Teenage manga artist Kanna Tezuka’s series about a high school for Buddhist statues is facing cancellation! Meanwhile, the manga course that’s given her so much free time to draw at school is under threat from a principal taken with the next big thing: light novels! Their teacher’s solution to this existential crisis is an inspiring field trip, but will it be enough to get these dogs to start drawing at last?!



Story and art by Ema Toyama.


Say I Love You 6

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Say I Love You, vol. 6

Mei Tachibana was once filled with anxiety over her blossoming relationship with popular boy Yamato Kurosawa. Would she know what to do in a romantic relationship? How would she deal with rivals like Aiko and Megumi, while handling her own insecurities? Mei’s managed to get over her fears with Kai’s help, but now Kai has an unexpected confession to make that might throw everything back into doubt…



Story and art by Kanae Hazuki.


Spell of Desire 3

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Spell of Desire, vol.3

When it becomes known that Kaoruko has received the power of the Witch Queen, she and Kaname are ordered to appear before the coven of the Black Witches. There, Kaoruko discovers that she must become a Black Witch in order to control her rampaging powers. But that means she will be offered up to an incubus – who presents himself as Kaname as he closes in on her!



Story and art by Tomu Ohmi.


Voice Over 9

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Voice Over! Seiyu Academy, vol. 9

Senri Kudo’s unusual upbringing may have prepared him for being an amazing actor, but it also left him ill-equipped to have normal relationships with kids his own age. Can Senri act his way into being a good friend, or will “getting into character” get him into even more trouble with his peers?



Story and art by Maki Minami.



What series will you be picking up?

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4 Comments

  • Have you done a review for Voice Over? Would you recommend it? I am looking forward to more of Kamisama Kiss, and High School Debut! 😀 oh! Have you read From Far Away? I wish Viz would reprint them because I don’t read scans and it’s out of print so they cost a lot 🙁

    • I haven’t done a review of Voice Over but I will when the series finishes here soon. I do recommend it if you’re looking for cute more than romantic and you like gender bender. The girl has to cross dress a lot. It’s an enjoyable read. I have read From Far Away. I donated my copies to the local library because I didn’t find it that remarkable at the time. But it’s been years since I read it. I might have a different judgement on it at this point. Viz won’t reprint them. If you want to read it you’ll have to buy them digitally. That’s what Viz would direct you to do as well.

      • Thank you so much! I think I will give Voice Over a try, but I do like my romance. Ah, that’s a shame. I was able to purchase most of them off Rightstuf and regretfully will have to read scans online since I bought the missing volumes in Japanese for my collection. I honestly have no intention of supporting digital manga and I don’t have a kindle anyways.

        • If you’re going to read Maki Minami I would recommend you try Special A before Voice Over! It has a more romantic relationship and I really like the characters in that story better. The main character is a bit dense, though. You can read my review of it here: http://www.heartofmanga.com/special-a-maki-minami-series-review/ If you don’t want to buy it try finding it at a library.

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