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hobbitelf518
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8:24 am, Sep 18 2010
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Shoujo
MITSUKI Kako (example Ai Hime - Ai to Himegoto)

Josei
YOSHINO Aki - READ ALL, especially Shuukatsu!! - Kimi ni Naitei
ENJOUJI Maki for Hapi Mari
YOSHIHARA Yuki for her incredible list of comedic smut (Chou yo Hana yo)

Slice-of-Life
MIDORIKAWA Yuki for Natsume Yuujinchou
UNITA Yumi for Usagi Drop

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NAKAMURA Asumiko
YUMEKA Sumomo
ONO Natsume
ANDO Yuki

KITAGAWA Miyuki -- queen of josei drama (as in... scandals)
NAGAE Tomomi -- her humor is awesome!!

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kawaiiusagichan
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Midorikawa Yuki! I love her stories!

For art: Kakinouchi Narumi

I'm also very fond of Zero-Sum authors and artists; if I see their work in Arcana, I'll check out their serializations, and vice-versa.

Illegal Goddess
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7:56 pm, Mar 13 2011
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Yuki Kaori definitely. If I were a mangaka, I'd love to create exactly the kind of manga she creates. Which is a roundabout way of saying we seem to share a lot of preferences, fetishes, and favorites.

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Yuki Kaori and Tamura Yumi. Tamura sensei is so awesome.

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10:46 am, Jun 13 2011
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suzuki julietta
moe yukimaru
and the one that make beast master manga i forgot the name dead

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MiyuIzumi
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9:05 pm, Jun 14 2011
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I like alot, but I mostly like mangakas for their art
Here are some of my favorites smile wink grin
Arina Tanemura
Kayoru
Saki Aikawa
Wataru Hibiki
Rei Toma

unparalleledxvi
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12:36 am, Jun 24 2011
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My favorite ever is Ikuemi Ryou

I also like:
Iketani Rikako
Ishida Takumi
Koda Momoko
Motomi Kyousuke
Nakahara Aya
Nanba Atsuko
Sakisaka Io
Shiina Karuho
Takanashi Mitsuba
Takano Ichigo
Yazawa Ai
Obata Yuuki

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melon-ramune-freak
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Aki
I have a hidden stash of anything related to her works. I also stalk her. Apparently she's in the Czech Republic right now! laugh [According to her latest tweets. I don't literally stalk her. eyes I think...] Her plots and art are just... Amazing

There's also Nao Tsukiji. I'm hoping to start a collection of her works soon and maybe stalk her Twitter when she makes one or if I find it.

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summie123
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My favorite right now is Ikeyamada Go. smile

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kirixx
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SAKISAKA Io for Strobe Edge and Ao Haru Ride
HARUTA Nana mostly because I love her art~ so cute!
NISHIKATA Mai for ALL her manga! really great stories plus fantastic art~
ENJOUJI Maki for Hapi Mari
YOSHINO Aki for her cute fun stories XD
NAKAMURA Yoshiki for Skip Beat and Tokyo Crazy Paradise
TANEMURA Arina since Full Moon wo Sagashite was the first shoujo I fell in love with, also for Shinshi Doumei Cross ; her art is fantastic as well <3
SHIIBA Nana for her cute stories =D

Kironjae
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Nana Haruta

Arina Tanemura

Ema Toyama

Shouto Aya

Koge Donbo



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ShadowSakura
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Watase Yuu
Yuki Kaori
Minase Ai (those who own Tanemura manga probably know her from the comic strips on the side. She is one of Arina Tanemura´s assistans)
Nakahara Aya
Tanemura Arina (we share the same birthday )
Shinjo Mayu (no matter how many hate her, i still like her works)
Ikeyamada Go

i think i´ll try some of Asano´s manga soon, too

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wanpisu
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Let's see....

ANDO Yuki. Gosh, I love her. What I love most is that she feels unique. Somewhat stark, and specializes in drier, more calm/stoic female leads, yet even within her cutest stories there's this feeling of... again "stark" I guess is the word I'm looking for. A sharp roughness. Very refreshing. Oh, also, gorgeous. By the way.

[a]Sahara Mizu[/a]-- I love her art, I love her stories, I love My Girl (Sahara Mizu) but also her oneshots... She has this breezy achy gorgeous feel to almost all her work.

The best thing about Kawahara Kazune is that her manga-- at least all the ones of hers that I've loved-- give off this really cheerful, optimistic feel. Her protagonists always try hard and improve themselves and are honest, sincere people. Her males don't feel over-idealized, either. Her siutations can be cliche, but
1. they tend to have twists or subversions worked in
2. the characters within the cliche are so likable you don't care

[a]Wataru Yoshizumi[/a] (Random Walk, Spicy Pink, Cappuccino) puts her characters through muliple relationships, AND lets them fall apart, often quite realistically. Not all shoujo mangaka are willing to do that, and it makes her series that much more interesting to read.

Nakamura Yoshiki is, of course, most famous for Skip Beat, but what I like about her is consistent through all three of her mangas (that I've read)--- it's the ability to somehow convey intensity within a female character's expression/stance to the point of taking my breath away.

I've mentioned this like a trillion times in other threads, but what I adore about Nakahara Aya is that, while her set-ups might be very predictable, her characters are always incredibly fun and funny so you really enjoy the journey from point A to the inevitable point D. and, oh god, the range of expressions she bestows on them is amazing. I have serious love for her expressions.

Kusanagi Mizuho is overall just a... solid author. It's not that she does anything breathtaking, but she does stretch the borders of the box, bothers to put together reasonable plotlines as well as do some worldbuilding (something many shoujo mangaka laze out on), her relationships, while standard, are enjoyable, and she's just someone I can rely on for a solid if not fantastic read.

I've been enjoying [a]Tsujita Ruriko[/a] (Warau Kanoko-sama thus far.
Sakisaka Io seems to have pretty solid characters, even if the setups are cliche...


[a]Akemi Fujii[/a] (Ashita mo Kitto Koishiteru is pure brain fluff. There's drama/angst, but it always ends ridiculously adorably so I end up going along with it with a smile (I'm a sucker for head-over-heels male leads, okay?)


Toma Rei has gorgeous art. Not particularly great storylines, but gorgeous art.




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dunno why some of my author tags aren't working. tried multiple spellings of the names, too. oh well-- i tried to put in manga titles by the authors whose links were broken, so you could get to them that way...

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azwiya
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2:27 pm, Aug 28 2011
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Go Ikeyamada
Ai Yazawa
Wataru Yoshizumi
Yuu Watase

I love them! biggrin

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Ohmi tomu , Ai yazawa smile

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