Horimiya

‘Kyoko Hori is a bright and popular high school student, in contrast to her classmate Izumi Miyamura, a gloomy and seemingly nerdy boy.’

ホリミヤ
(Horimiya)
by Hero, Daisuke Hagiwara (Artist)

A lovely one.

One of the first reviews I start with a one-liner I know already. 😄

Hello, dearies! 💖

Horimiya is one of those that I first watched the anime then read the manga, but it’s alright, you can do it like that as well, there’s not much difference in the story, except for the ending of the Manga, that’s a plus for us readers.

I’ll jump right in.

Bit of a spoiler if you don’t know about Horimiya, so be aware.

I really liked and enjoyed reading this one, the whole emo-looking guy act was the hook, but afterwards, it grew on me even if that main tidbit it’s not the main thing throughout the story.

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But what I really wanted to know with this one after watching the anime, and one of the reasons why I read the manga, is how it would end between Hori y Miyamura, just how their relationship would truly develop, and the other one I wanted more of was Yuki and Tooru, but not all my questions were answered there, just for the main ones though it was kind of a no-brainer that it’d go to a sort of happy ever after.

It took me some time to finish it, but I think it was because the Anime tried hard to stay true to the story and not stray too much as most adaptations do, examples? Card Captor Sakura, Junjou Romantica, or Sekaiichi Hatsukoi. Watch 2 episodes of those and then read the first volumes of the manga, and you’ll agree with me.

Though I know that it was first self-published on Hero’s website.

Back to Horimiya, is the story just as straightforward as the description gives it, as such:

Kyouko Hori is a popular high school girl, who, despite her ostentatious appearance, excels in academics, has a family-loving character and is a completely different person outside of school. One day, Hori meets someone else who also does not present his true self at school; her quiet, glasses-wearing classmate, Izumi Miyamura.

So, from that, you might go, meh, but you only have to watch episode 1 or read chapter 1 of the manga, and you’ll be into the story.

Izumi Miyamura

Recommended? Yes, I do. I think it’s one of those reads that you’ll have a fun time with, and you’ll be looking forward to each chapter eagerly.

That’s it for now, dearies! This one was one of my rambling ones but I hope you will pick a copy of Horimiya and/or share your thoughts once you have read it.

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I’ll try to post more this month, I’m sorry the past few months have been so yes-no, new-silence.

As usual, thank you for sticking to the end and reading this manga review, if you’d like me to recommend others, you can reach me on my social media. 💌📲

Happy Reading! 📖

Maid Sama! 会長はメイド様!

“In my opinion, giving a kiss is a much better prize than receiving one.”

This one is long overdue.

Manga: Maid Sama! (Japanese: 会長はメイド様!, Hepburn: Kaichō wa Meido-sama!, “The Class President Is a Maid!”) 

Author: Hiro Fujiwara

Anime: Maid-sama (Kaichou wa Maid-Sama!) on Hulu

Genre: Romance, Comedy, Shojo, Young Adult

Hello, dearies! I watched Maid Sama! a long time ago, it seems it was ages past but more like ten years ago. It made me want to re-watch it.

After watching it, I was in a frenzy because I wanted to know what else had happened since, as with many anime, you don’t quite know what happens in the end and you don’t get the whole story. There are very few that follow the original story, this is a bookish (readers) problem that we often find the adaptations to be lacking in some way. But with anime, you get a little more excited and can watch calmly.

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Manga Characters Guaranteed to Deliver a Heartthrob

Who is your favourite male character in a Manga? Check out some of mine. 💓

Hello, dearies!

With Valentine’s day coming closer, I decided to do a special on characters, but not any male characters but the ones from Manga because they made your heartthrob the most. At least in this particular case, with these specific characters. 💓

Now, I say it’s from any genre, but the common denominator is some kind of romance.

As of the next lines, pardon my fangirling all over the place. Let’s begin!

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Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi

Alternative names: The World’s Greatest First Love: The Case of Ritsu Onodera (世界一初恋 〜小野寺律の場合〜, Sekai-Ichi Hatsukoi: Onodera Ritsu no Baai)

Author: Shungiku Nakamura

Official site: Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi

If you are here, I am going to assume that you know about Sekaiichi and Junjou Romantica because I know that not everyone watches these animes or reads the Manga. Today is about the Manga and a little bit about the Anime, a bit of a comparison might be seen farther ahead.

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Card Captor Sakura: Original

Alternative names: カードキャプターさくら

Genre: Shōjo

Year: 1996 – 2000

Author: CLAMP

Who does not know about Sakura Kinomoto, right? In some capacity, you know her or have seen her at one point or another in your life. I’d like to clarify, this is about the manga but the anime is of course what made us start loving everything about this world.

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Junjo Romantica

Junjo Romantica: Pure Romance

Junjō Romanchika, lit. “Pure-Hearted Romantica”

Author: Shungiku Nakamura

Genres: Romance, Comedy, Yaoi, Slice of Life

Another one. I am sure you know this one. If you are a fan of Anime, Yaoi or Romance, or all of them together then you certainly have watched, heard about, read about or seen anything related to Junjo Romantica (Junjou Romantica in Spanish). I’ll make it quick.

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Namaikizakari

Author: Mitsubachi Miyuki

Genres: School Life, Romance, Sports

This one is late by a lot, though not so much considering that this is ongoing. Alright, it is a Manga as you might have guessed by the name and it is still going, and it is completely amazing.

I cannot be sure that any of you read Manga but if you do then you would love this one, do not let the element of sports throw you off, it is actually pretty cool and it is not the only thing the story is about. I cannot really remember how I got to it but I know that after the first two chapters I was completely hooked and Naruse is so great.

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