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Actor/actress who should play Skip Beat!
(6 posts, 4526 views) Posted: 2101d 18h, 53m ago by shojojunkie in Skip Beat
Skip beat is already out in live action! I am surprised to actually like the first episode, which was more or less faithful to the first part of the manga when kyoko and sho were living together, and of course, kyoko's breakdown when she realized Sho's tr ...
Is the end near?
(18 posts, 7448 views) Posted: 2324d 4h, 19m ago by shojojunkie in Skip Beat
I'm still hoping for a Sho x Kyoko reunion in any form, whether in their professional lives or as potential lovers/special friends.

I don't complain that Sho doesn't appear as often, because when he does, he really shakes Kyoko up.

Ren has had a ...
Actor/actress who should play Skip Beat!
(6 posts, 4526 views) Posted: 2324d 4h, 23m ago by shojojunkie in Skip Beat
I think the current line up Ivy Chen, Lee Donghae (Super Junior) and Siwon (Super Junior) looks promising. ...
What do you want to eat right NOW?
(1306 posts, 92729 views) Posted: 2426d 6h, 46m ago by shojojunkie in Chatter Box
Cream Puffs to go with my coffee. ...
How was the ending?
(21 posts, 7423 views) Posted: 2553d 23h, 13m ago by shojojunkie in Ouran Koukou Host Club
It's a great ending! On the level of Ouran, of course.

What put a damper on things was...

Spoiler (highlight to view)
Hani confronting kyouya about his feelings toward haruhi, and kyouya's condescending yet happy response.


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Thoughts on Sakura Gari Ending
(20 posts, 7631 views) Posted: 2567d 7h, 14m ago by shojojunkie in Sakura Gari
In my mind the ending was far off... like they're very old, wealthy men who are well regarded in society.

They are "secretly gay" hence they play golf often for 40 years so they'd have the excuse to go off in the woods together. Souma, in ...
reformed playboys
(4 posts, 1018 views) Posted: 2572d 5h, 55m ago by shojojunkie in Yaoi/Yuri

Got one!
Surf Junkie
Reformed playboy. So reformed that he...
Spoiler (highlight to view)
took an AIDS test to prove he's clean



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ONEMANGA CLOSING D;<
(215 posts, 38019 views) Posted: 2618d 2h, 38m ago by shojojunkie in Chatter Box
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Scanlations also help the fan base spread. I doubt they would sell anything if it were not for these scanlators (which are still around just hard to find). They are going to see a deep drop in their profit and hopefully it will make them realize the benefit of free sca ...
Worst yaoi cliche
(131 posts, 39773 views) Posted: 2621d 6h, 56m ago by shojojunkie in Yaoi/Yuri
1. seme being indifferent during sex.
2. stranger-zoom-to-lover with confessions of love right after meeting each other.
3. "I'm totally straight, I'm just gay for you, I don't think of sex with other men (except you)." ...
Rivals fall in LOVE [BL]
(11 posts, 15975 views) Posted: 2625d 15h, 34m ago by shojojunkie in Yaoi/Yuri
For #1, I recommend Mukizu ja Irarenee. Both rivals are involved (or have been involved) with one guy but end up having a covert relationship. ...
Sweetest BL Couple
(10 posts, 1953 views) Posted: 2630d 7h, 35m ago by shojojunkie in Yaoi/Yuri
Konna Otoko wa Aisareru - Retsu x Kaji are melt-worthy ...
Violent, Gritty, Crime-Based Yaoi/Shounen-Ai
(9 posts, 8377 views) Posted: 2649d 4h, 55m ago by shojojunkie in Yaoi/Yuri
I really liked UGH. I think this is a good fit as far as violence and crime goes. I cannot vouch for the realism, though. I haven't been in a prison before. :-D ...
Manga that Scarred you for Life
(400 posts, 89298 views) Posted: 2655d 17h, 50m ago by shojojunkie in Manga General
I hate to admit it but all Vampire manga scare me. It's a strange fascination. As for a specific manga, maybe Vampire Knight, shojo but it really made me think "what if" yeek ...
Genius With Poor Social Skills
(20 posts, 3484 views) Posted: 2659d 16h, 52m ago by shojojunkie in I'm Looking For...
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i got to correct something here.. the character of Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai aka TWGOK, keima, does not have a poor social skill. if he does, then he wouldn't be able to finished all his "job"... he have the greatest social skill... w ...
Best Josei
(155 posts, 70230 views) Posted: 2659d 17h, 4m ago by shojojunkie in Shoujo/Josei
A Delicious Relationship has now become my ultimate favorite josei. It drags in the beginning then it heats up like a delicious beef consomme.
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Guys that read shoujo
(163 posts, 27409 views) Posted: 2660d 3h, 50m ago by shojojunkie in Shoujo/Josei
My hubby pointed out a good shojo manga to me and i got hooked. He reads shojo because the girls always seem to be a lot more realistic looking (less overemphasized tits, I know). It also gives him an idea what 'romantic sex' really means, how it s ...
Popular shojos you just don't like?
(537 posts, 91069 views) Posted: 2660d 4h, 42m ago by shojojunkie in Shoujo/Josei
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They aren't all like that. It's just that ppl keep translating the ones by Hwang Mi Ri and Han Yu-rang.


Agreed! BHOH was my first and last Hwang Mi Ri series. But the thing with the HMR author is that they come up with the most inte ...
Genius With Poor Social Skills
(20 posts, 3484 views) Posted: 2661d 4h, 44m ago by shojojunkie in I'm Looking For...
TWOGK popped up when I read the title of this thread. The guy's a genius and a misfit with poor social skills in the real world. Although someone like me, who likes weird guys, would probably call him "normal".

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Demon romance
(28 posts, 15057 views) Posted: 2661d 11h, 48m ago by shojojunkie in I'm Looking For...
I second Hanatsuki Hime. Best demon romance manga ever.

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The reason
(2 posts, 2474 views) Posted: 2669d 7h, 41m ago by shojojunkie in The Bride of the Water God
Does love ever need a reason? <3
(Yes, I don't get it either T_T) ...
Discussion (SPOILERS)
(646 posts, 116199 views) Posted: 2687d 6h, 13m ago by shojojunkie in Kimi no Iru Machi
I am d.e.v.a.s.t.a.t.e.d. with the recent development!

T_T

Particularly because I can relate to the way haruto was in complete DENIAL about the possibility of Eba having a boyfriend. She was completely lovey-dovey with him and she did spend 24/7 with him in their hom ...
Do you believe in falling in love online?
(41 posts, 4406 views) Posted: 2693d 11h, 29m ago by shojojunkie in Chatter Box
Yes, I believe in falling in love online. The internet is just another venue to find someone special. Like what happens in the real world, being made a fool of or finding real compatibility can still happen.

It's like a long distance relationship in reverse (you meet the ...
Kawaii Maria's personality according to MBIT
(3 posts, 4217 views) Posted: 2694d 4h, 9m ago by shojojunkie in Akuma To Love Song
A very rare heroine. I can't wait to see how she would react to certain situations. Can this type of uncliched heroine survive in a cliched shojo world? :-D ...
Blog?
(21 posts, 1618 views) Posted: 2697d 20h, 26m ago by shojojunkie in Chatter Box
If you're bursting with opinions like me, blogging is a great option.

I set up blogs on different topics, but I have never used a blogging platform like livejournal etc. I would rather buy my own domain and set up my own server. Why bother? So that I can keep my ...
Art in Shoujo Manga
(26 posts, 5902 views) Posted: 2700d 6h, 36m ago by shojojunkie in Shoujo/Josei
Definition of good art for me means showing the emotion of "crying/lonely but trying to smile anyway" in the most perfect way possible.

With this criterion in mind, I have to say these mangaka take the cake....

Sakisaka Io (Strobe Edge)
Shiina Karuho (Kim ...

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