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First Chapter Reviews: New Fantasy Series in Hana to Yume

Toward the end of last year, Hana to Yume debuted two new fantasy series “Azfareo no Sobayounin” (The Chamberlain of Azfareo) by Shiki Chitose and “Niehime to Kemono no Ou” (The Sacrificial Princess and the King of the Beasts) by Yu Tomofuji. (Yes, I localized the titles. The ones given by the Hana to Yume editors aren’t proper English.) Both

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2015 Shoujo Retrospective and Trends

I’ve been trying to organize this post into something, but I don’t think that’s going to happen. So… get ready for some more rambling. This post will only be about Japanese language shoujo manga. I’ll start with some shoujo magazine news that caught my eye in 2015. Series Moves: “Pochamani” moved from bi-monthly Hana to Yume to monthly Betsuhana. “Seiten

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