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Posted 10/22/08
Mhhh I don´t know so many josei mangas but I would definitely recommend MARS it is one of my absolute favourite josei mangas. You should read it.



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Kira Aso and Rei Kashino meet when Rei asks Kira for directions to a local hospital one day in the park, but instead of telling him the directions she draws him a map and hands it to him without saying a word. On the back of the directions is a picture Kira drew of a mother and child. On the first day of school they are both surprised to find that they are in the same class. Later Rei walks in on their teacher sexually harassing Kira. Rei promises to protect Kira in exchange for a painted version of the sketch that was on the back of the map. He also offers to "lend Kira his body" and she asks him to model for her.
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Posted 10/29/08
I just finished reading MARS. I really really loved that story! I could not stop reading once I started. Really great. Thanks for the recommendation!
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Posted 12/4/08
I have a recommendation. I suggest Nodame Cantabile. This manga has been made into two anime series as well as a live action series. Here's the synopsis from wikipedia:
Megumi Noda, or “Nodame” is a piano student at Momogaoka College of Music. An extremely talented pianist who wants to be a kindergarten teacher, she prefers playing by ear rather than reading the music score. She is messy and disorganized, takes baths several days apart and loves to eat, sometimes stealing her friend’s lunchbox when it is filled with delicacies.
Shinichi Chiaki is Momogaoka’s top student. Born into a musical family, he is talented in piano and violin and has secret ambitions to become a conductor. An arrogant multi-lingual perfectionist who lived abroad, in the music capitals of the world, as a young boy (namely in Prague), he is trapped in Japan because of his childhood phobia.
They meet by accident. Nodame quickly falls in love, but it takes much longer for Chiaki to even begin to appreciate Nodame’s unusual qualities. Their relationship causes them both to develop and grow. Along the way, they meet some crazy people (like Masumi, Mine, and Stresemann) and make lasting friendships. Because of Nodame, Chiaki gets the opportunity to lead a student orchestra and begins to have a broader appreciation of people's musical abilities. Because of Chiaki, Nodame faces her fears and enters a piano competition. Opportunities open up as both begin taking risks, stretching themselves far more than they ever thought possible.

I highly recommend this manga. It's great to see the relationship between Nodame and Chiaki grow.
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Posted 3/9/09
Midnight Secretary is another really great one to read. I will definitely try Nodame Cantabile. Thanks!
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