Hello hello. In the last year or so, I’ve been getting into more manga, and though I haven’t read many yet, I thought I’d share some of the ones that I’ve read and fallen in love with.
Manga has a tendency to pull at my heart strings more than traditional novels because you can see the characters emotions and I don’t know why, but I just feel more connected to the characters in manga more. Onto these lovely recs:
- Orange by Ichigo Takano: This one will tear your heart out and have you sobbing by the end. It’s emotional and sad but it’s so sweet and cute. I originally picked this one up because Anisha (Sprinkle Pages) said that the main character reminded her of me, and when I read it, I related to her so much. It’s a story about trying to fix the past to prevent a close friend from committing suicide (so TW for suicide and death) and it’s just so good and deserves more love.
- Fruits Basket by Natsuki Takaya: This series is adorable and fun (I’ve heard it gets darker but I’m only on vol.3 of 12 so yeah ahah). It’s about a cursed family who get turned into their zodiac animal if hugged by the opposite gender. It’s a really sweet and fun book and holds a lot of nostalgia for me. Definitely worth a read!
- Cardcaptor Sakura by CLAMP: Okay this is one of my all time favourites, mostly because I watched the anime as a child and recently fell in love with the new series (Clear Card ARC) but I think it’s definitely worth reading (although there’s a teacher-student relationship in the original series and I don’t know how I feel about that tbh). It’s fun, sweet and the characters are all loveable -> I WILL FOREVER SHIP SAKURA AND SYAORAN AND TOMOYO IS THE BEST FRIEND EVER
- Fairy Tail by Hiro Mashima: If you’re looking for a fantasy manga, Fairy Tail if amazing! I love the art, adore the characters and the world and I love the message of family in this. Honestly this series has made me cry so much, both in the manga and anime and I will forever love it. It’s about wizards and wizard guilds and going on a lot of adventures, as well as protecting each other. Honestly, it’s so beautiful and I’m missing this world already (to be fair, I have the last season of the anime left but I’m scared to watch it because it was pretty sad)
And that’s all I have for you today. I’m still new to manga and there are so many titles I want to try.
Are there any titles familiar to you on this list? Do you read manga, if so, what are some of your favourites? I really want to try Death Note since I’ve heard good things about that one. Thank you for reading ❤