Awhile back I was in the mood for shojo. You know, kinda like how you’ll get a craving for a certain food out of the blue? I went to my local Kino in hopes of grabbing the newest issue of Lala DX to satisfy my interest but unfortunately all the issues were gone. There were only two “shojo” mags left – The Hana to Yume and The Margaret. I had heard this particular issue of The Hana to Yume sucked balls so by default I went with The Margaret. I’ve never tried an issue so I didn’t know what to expect. Plus it was only $10.
I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed The Margaret. Everything in here screams and barfs shojo – we’re talking the prince-kuns, the ore-samas, misunderstandings, dramatic love confessions, etc. All present and accounted for.
And this was exactly what I wanted!
While not all the stories were my cup of tea, a good majority proved entertaining.
Rather than talk about all of them, I’ll showcase the ones I liked the most.
The reason I’m not talking about all of them is due to there being so many stories. I mean, look at this table of contents:
Dat a lot of shojo, son. Over a 1000 pages of shojo.
A young florist who learns to see past a person’s exterior ~
Cute oneshot ~ the main girl works at a cat cafe and likes to draw on the side. She unexpectedly gets employed to work for a manga-ka as his assistant. The focus is not only on her romance with the manga-ka but also her relationship with her kitty, Mamoru. As she spends more time with the manga-ka, she starts to neglect Mamoru…dun dun!
The girl to the left trips one day and is caught by the boy on the right. Since then, she’s had her eye on him. However, they don’t go to the same school and quite frankly the only thing they have in common at the moment is that they both ride the same train line. The girl wonders how she can approach him without being creepy haha ~
What I liked best about this oneshot was it encouraged people to be themselves ~
One shot about letting go of the past and looking to the future instead
Think this was my personal favorite :) The girl is an airhead and can’t read a situation. This usually leads to her being used a lot by her classmates to do their chores. She keeps bumping into a tsundere who yells at her but since she’s slow she’s like, ok :) Was very cute haha
A girl who often gets mistaken for a boy tries to grow out her hair for a boy she likes. Both characters were cute doofs
Preview for the next The Margaret ~
Just take from this that there will be a lot of shojo haha ~