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I wonder if you have read the Korean Shoujo Manwha "Confessing Truthfully" or Hwang Mi Ri's works "Crazy Girl Shin Bia", "Honggane", Seisung! Bring it on!" "He's dedicated to Roses" , "Cutie Boy" "Idol Shopping". I pretty much love all things Hwang Mi Ri. I started reading Confessing truthfully, because it was drawn similar to Hana Yori Dango and there is a dark skinned guy in it, which apparently was a great controversy when it came out.

I personally think Hwang Mi Ri's manhwas can be very cliche and she has over repeated a lot of tropes, which is not surprising given the number of manhwas she has published the last 2 decades. Sometimes I wonder if she is even human lol. Oh, and her endings are usually kind of rushed too, without a more proper closure. But her works can still be highly entertaining. I haven't read anything by her in the last years though, so I don't know about now.

Sometimes she writes an unusual plot, but sadly, the said manga usually isn't fully translated (like Love Puzzle or Advent Of Snow White Of The Hell *cries*). My favourite work by her is The Descendant Of The Dynasty, probably her most original plot. Anyway, while Bia is not my cup of protagonist and I find Honggane easily forgetabble, I really like the other titles you mentioned, especially Saesung Bring It On! and Cutie Boy(it's hilarious).

My favourite shoujo manhwa, not considering webtoons, has to be The Tarot Cafe, which is truly not well known... Like at all lol. The cover image is quite ugly, but I personally love the art style, which has this twisted vibe that matches the story, and the plot is very intriguing and has many twists. The protagonist, Pamela, is also an incredible female character.
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For manga Grand Blue.


Now I have read some good Korean manhwa that some people have not heard of.
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Posted 9/2/16

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Sogno- wrote:

seriously though ya'll need to check out Korean webtoons

http://www.webtoons.com/en/ or they have the app too

Daum has good ones too, but they're harder to find in English

my favs used to be Noblesse and Tower of God, but both are pretty well known now and i'm honestly not that interested in them anymore. still, even the shoujo Korean webtoons are really good, and that's saying something considering korean dramas and shoujo manwhas absolutely suck


I found Spottoon because it has this awesome thing called - He is a High School Girl.

https://www.spottoon.com/workHome?book_no=33

I wonder if you have read the Korean Shoujo Manwha "Confessing Truthfully" or Hwang Mi Ri's works "Crazy Girl Shin Bia", "Honggane", Seisung! Bring it on!" "He's dedicated to Roses" , "Cutie Boy" "Idol Shopping". I pretty much love all things Hwang Mi Ri. I started reading Confessing truthfully, because it was drawn similar to Hana Yori Dango and there is a dark skinned guy in it, which apparently was a great controversy when it came out.

Before I ever became a Skip Beat! fan, I read Tokyo Crazy Paradise, and I am glad I did because I will die before Ren and Kyoko get together.

Basically fighter girls and gender-benders, which seems to be not so popular anyway :(

If you like historical kdramas (or cooking) make sure to Dae Jang Geum, it got me hooked on the dramas. There is also one called Empress Ki, which I did not realize was the same lead as in the movie 100 Days with Mr. Arrogant.

otaku rant over XD


i HATE hwang mi ri T_____T that's exactly the kind of shoujo manwha i'm talking about. then there's the other ones by Yeon Young-Hee, Han Yu-Rang, and Na Ha-Ran. They're all the same. and this is why:

"Hwang Mi Ri is a pseudonym created by Kkotnim to publish massive amounts of manhwa under one name. This has unfortunately resulted in most of them being of relatively low quality." -from bakaupdates

i liked tokyo crazy paradise fine, dropped skip beat. There's only so much ridiculousness, denseness, and weird dialogue I can take. And LENGTH. shoujo should NEVER exceed 100 chapters. im a huge, huge shoujo reader and the majority of my favorites are between 30-60 chapters.

i've only watched maybe two k-dramas, idk why the jerk with a heart of gold/sad past troupe is so popular in Korea. because to me a jerk is a jerk japan does the same thing but lots of the new ones i've been reading aren't like that at all, so i'm glad they are branching out. The Korean webtoons are different too.

it's okay, as you can see i will otaku rant with you XD

p.s. there's also tapastic for webtoons, but there's not a whole lot of Korean webtoons there, one of my favs the mangaka translated himself though on tapastic ^^
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Posted 9/3/16 , edited 9/3/16
Recently got into the manwha series Dokgo:
1. Dokgo
2. Dokgo: Rewind (prequel)
3. Blood Rain (sequel)

A very gritty, "real life", violent and action-packed martial arts series .
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Posted 9/3/16
Inside Mari.
I feel like I live on an island when talking about this, but once in a while I do find someone who has read it.
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Posted 9/8/16
Kurenai Ouji.

Such an adorable & interesting manga. I hope it gets an anime one day!
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Dominion Tank Police (it's kickass police comedy, so I like it very much), Kinnikuman (it feels like Dragon Ball meets WWE and it's really funny), Golgo 13 and Silent Mobius
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Posted 9/24/16
I adore Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer/Hoshi no Samidare, but it seems to only have a small little cult following sadly. One day maybe it will get an anime series like I always wanted...
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Posted 9/25/16
I've heard of plenty of these, don't feel too alone!

Current under appreciated faves:
Golden Kamuy, Lookism, Butter!!, Odette, Dame na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasai.

Golden Kamuy does seem to have a quite a cult following but I think it takes a special person to get through all the Ainu cooking lessons.

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Posted 9/30/16
CODE: BREAKER by Kamijyo Akimine

the manga is extremely amazing but sadly not everyone loved it.
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Xia Da's Chang Ge Xing (aka Chouka Kou or Song of the Long March or Chang Ge's Journey)

It's beautifully illustrated and written by Xia Da who is Chinese, but her primary publisher is Ultra Jump in Japan so is it manhua or manga? Who cares, it is awesome.



It has a similar feel to Vagabond, her artistic skills can almost hit the level of Inoue Takehiko.

The main character princess Li Cheng Ge is well-developed and never seems to stray into Mary-Sue territory.

I can't even begin to say enough good stuff about Chang Ge Xing. If you like Vagabond or Vinland Saga, you should search it out.

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Posted 10/1/16

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Red River/Anatolia Story is one of the best out there and I've read a lot of shoujo. It's an older one but it's got everything- magic, historical, drama, action and a strong female lead. I wish more people knew about it.


Kanata Kara/ From Far Away is similar to Anatolia but shorter. It's really sweet shoujo also lesser known


I like red river. But the quality of the scans is really bad. I read about 12 chapters on mangafox then gave up on it. Is there an official english version published anywhere?
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Posted 10/1/16

MrSaturn24 wrote:

I adore Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer/Hoshi no Samidare, but it seems to only have a small little cult following sadly. One day maybe it will get an anime series like I always wanted...


I like it too. You should read his other work "spirit circles". His drawing style is very cute.
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Posted 10/1/16

goodman528 wrote:


kiraralove wrote:

Red River/Anatolia Story is one of the best out there and I've read a lot of shoujo. It's an older one but it's got everything- magic, historical, drama, action and a strong female lead. I wish more people knew about it.


Kanata Kara/ From Far Away is similar to Anatolia but shorter. It's really sweet shoujo also lesser known


I like red river. But the quality of the scans is really bad. I read about 12 chapters on mangafox then gave up on it. Is there an official english version published anywhere?

Try Manga Koi, I think they go by Manga Home now though. They have quality scans that's where I read all my shoujo.
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Posted 10/1/16
Lately, I've been reading the manga Missions of Love , at the recommendation of a friend. Written by Ema Tōyama, it is strictly romance (drama).

Cell phone novelist Yukina Himuro has decided that, in order to satisfy her fans' demand for love stories, she must experience romance firsthand. But with her icy reputation, how can she find someone willing to play the part of boyfriend? By blackmailing the most popular boy in school, of course!

Yes, it's basically a childrens' book, but I'm literally hooked on the twists and turns that seem to be devloping lately within it. Currently on volume 12, I am waiting to preorder volume 13 later this week at my local Barnes & Noble, which comes out later this month on 10/25/2016! There are 19 volumes total.

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