Monday, February 29, 2016

Shoujo Manga with Live Action Adaptation Pt. 4

Hi! So you've made it to part 4. Find anything you like or your favorite adaptation?

I didn't know Screen Red by HBO also airs TV drama series. I only found out now. Remember to buy DVDs or stream it legally. I read that Netflix also has a limited Asian drama series.

But also support the mangaka by buying the manga published in English.


31. Nodame Cantabile by Ninomiya Tomoko
It was serialized in the magazine Kiss. The 23 volumes manga was published by Kodansha and Del Ray Manga in English. It has been adapted into three seasons anime, covering the whole plot of the manga.

The first TV drama was broadcasted in 2006 on Fuji TV, a year before the anime was aired. The 11 episodes was starred by Ueno Juri and Tamaki Juri. A 4 episodes special showing Nodame and Chiaki in Paris was aired in 2008.

There was also a loosely adaptation South Korean drama starring Joo Won and Shim Eun Kyung. It was aired in KBS2 on 2014. I don't recommend Cantabile Tomorrow or Naeil's Tomorrow if you're a fan of the original plot but if you're a fan of Joo Won or any other character like Park Bo Gum (I watched it because of him after seeing him in I Remember You), why not.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Shoujo Manga with Live Action Adaptation Pt. 3

The part 3 of shoujo/josei manga with live action adaptation (21-30). Remember to buy DVDs or stream it legally or buy the manga.

Is your favorite series included in this part of the list? How many have you watched?

21. Lovely Complex by Nakahara Aya

This 17 volumes series was published by Shueisha and serialized in Bessatsu Margaret. Viz Media translated and published it in English. 

This is the famous tall girl-short boy series set in the Kansai region of Japan. Koizumi and Otani is teased by their teacher and classmates as the All Hanshin-Kyojin comedy duo.

The live action film was released in 2006, a year before the anime was broadcast. The movie starring Koike Teppei and Fujisawa Ema was also released in DVD with English subtitle by Viz Media in 2008. The series has also two Drama CDs and an adventure game in 2006.



Monday, February 22, 2016

Shoujo Manga with Live-Action Adaptation Pt. 2

This the part two (11-20) of the Shoujo/Josei Manga with Live Action Adaptation (Film or TV drama series). Don't forget to leave a comment and remember to buy official DVDs. 



11. Kima wa Pet by Ogawa Yayoi
Also known as Tramps Like Us or You're my Pet. It was serialized in Kodansha and published in English by Tokyopop with 14 volumes.

I have never read the manga but I've seen the television drama series aired in TBS in 2003 starring Matsumoto Jun from Arashi and Koyoku. The series has 10 episodes. There's also a Korean movie starring in Kim Ha Neul and Jang Geun Seuk in 2011. Even though I was a fan Jang Geun Seuk before, I haven't seen the movie yet. Any idea if it is any good?

This series is under Josei and a story about a career woman who just had been dumped by her cheating boyfriend and found a runaway guy in a box outside her house which she later on takes as a pet and named Momo.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Shoujo Manga with Live Action Adaptation Pt. 1

If you have seen the anime or read the manga, then I guess the next that you must be looking for is Live Action drama or film. Many manga fans including myself are not totally looking forward to this kind of adaptation because it mostly stray from the original plot but still, there are a lot of adaptations that I truly liked and even became fan of it or just can't help but try it as well. After all, who wouldn't want to see their favorite characters in flesh. 

But for better enjoyment, I suggest you watch the movie or drama series first before reading the manga even if it might spoil you or wait until the memory of it becomes slightly clouded.

Remember to buy DVDs or see the movie if it will be screened in you country with subs.

This is the first part of the list (1-10) because it's hard to edit a long post (^^). Part 2 is coming up soon. This isn't arranged based on my preferences but the first three are among the popular adaptation up to today.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Shoujo Manga with Anime

I bet you want to see your favorite characters and swoon over them in colors or you want to hear their voice or you just can't get enough of them. This post is the (incomplete) list of Shoujo Manga that has been turned to anime.

I grew up with Cardcaptor Sakura if I remember  correctly, also to Sailor Moon but I couldn't remember it so much and of course to Fushigi Yuugi and UFO Baby. Manga, especially shoujo manga, are not fully translated to English if it isn't as famous as Naruto, One Piece so it's hard to find an English version (especially if you live in a country like mine) and release of volumes takes time.

I find myself almost every night looking for something to read, surfing the net. Before I go to sleep, I have to read a manga. I've been obsessed with shoujo mangas that I find myself on google to search for what to read next according to my liking so I listed Shoujo Manga with Anime that I have read or watched so you can select one or two from my list or share a comment on your favorite series or share your favorites that are not on my list.

Still can't get enough of your favorite characters? There are also drama and movies based on manga. I've also made a list about Shoujo/Josei Manga with Live Action Adaptation.

What exactly is Shoujo?

Shoujo is a genre which is akin to Young Adult. Its main target is for young girls. Most popular manga is published weekly, monthly in magazines in Japan like Lala and others per chapter. 

This list is random and not arranged based on whatsoever.

Remember to support the artist by buying their manga or the DVD for the anime.

Disclaimer: I do not own any of the pictures below and the manga/anime listed, they are owned by their rightful and geniuses owner. The pictures were googled by me.
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