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Tokyo Boys and Girls by Miki Aihara Published by Shogakukan Serialized in Betsucomi It's your first day in High School. You chose the school with the best school uniform so you could round up more boys. Everything looks great so far until a guy you can't remember suddenly tells you that he's going to get his revenge at you. And you try to remember all the things that you have done in your life, but you just can't. What starts out as a beginning of a funny comedy, turns into a sappy high school romance. Miki Aihara takes the usual shoujo formula and expands it to a 5 volume teenage drama. God, if it took her four volumes to figure out what she has done to the guy, you wouldn't wonder why the publishers considered pulling the plug.Read more
Happy by Naoki Urasawa
Published by: Shougakukan
Serialized in: Big Comic Spirits
If there's something happy about Happy, it's the fact that it's not quite the happy tale that you expected. Miyuki Umino may look happy in this cover, however, the unfortunate turn of events in her life isn't really something to rejoice about. You've got an idiot brother who owes 250 million yen to some yakuza loan sharks. You've got 2 brothers and a younger sister to feed. You barely have enough cash for a lavish meal hence you've got curry for three days again. Might I add that the loan sharks want to pimp you in some bath parlor? Swamped with bad luck, Miyuki tries to make ends meet by trying her chance with her dream, becoming a professional tennis player.
Still fresh from his Yawara escapade, Naoki Urasawa gives us a refreshing, slightly tragic, nonethless perservering heroine under Miyuki. He may have given up Judo, but on this end, it's all about who becomes the princess of tennis! That may sound cheesy, but it really is the tale of two women who have different paths to victory. As Urasawa exposes these two women, he asks us, which one of them will be truly happy?