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25 January 2009 @ 03:42 pm
I can't believe my first post ever and it's a shoujo manga. D:

Author: Kobayashi Miyuki
Illustrator: Ando Natsumi
Status: Complete
Volumes: 10
Links: MangaFox
Page samples: -NA-
My ranking: ★★★★
Short summary: Kazami Najika, a country girl is invited to one of the most expensive schools in Japan. She loves to cook, and she owes this to her late parents. When her parents died, she nearly drowned herself. Fortunately, a boy her age was able to reach out for her arm and saved her. Najika, feeling lonely, wished that he didn't save her instead. The boy gives her a flan and tells her that eating good food makes people smile. He says he had to leave soon and she watches him go with a promise. Will her experiences in Seika Academy help her find her Flan Prince?


When I first heard about this from my sister, I was very reluctant since I'm not into shoujo. But when my sister bought the first volume of the manga during my birthday celebration, I decided to give it a try. It was a cooking manga. (Just as much as when kuroi_shin looks for music-manga, I love cooking-manga. ;]) The first volume intrigued me. Although it's a similar manga to most, where the main female character has two boys following her around. The happy-go-lucky attitude making her peers hate her. Truthfully, the only thing that kept me hooked were the boys (though the characters were drawn beautifully~♥) and the food she cooks.

However, as the manga progresses, the story becomes more serious and somehow lacks the "cooking" sense. It's nowhere like Cooking Master Boy that had impossible and exaggerated "this is delicious!" sceneries. The Kitchen Princess manga is able to give me a taste of shoujo without completely hating the characters.

*incomplete review
Location: Living room
Mood: busy
Music: [BUTOUKAN] Now and Forever
01 December 2008 @ 07:10 pm
Hello, and welcome to shinybicho. This is a review journal made and run by mknsen08. The posts you will see here are basically her thoughts of different fandoms after reading, watching, or listening to them. Some may go per episode, others per series. It usually depends on the run-time or if it's complete. :)

On the posts, you will see a picture header and/or screencaps, download links, and a review. These reviews are made from my point of view and are my thoughts of the anime/drama episode, manga/book chapter, or music/drama cd track. As much as I'd like to hear your own points and views, please still take these into consideration.

Membership is open, posting is closed, and everything else is for my viewing only.

The reason I made this community is so that I can keep track of my likes and dislikes, and I don't have to read, watch or listen to every single one again. Also, this is a place where I can upload various Asian media together with recommendations. It was moved from miiikan. also, I really wanted a community that's named shinybicho XD
Location: Living Room
Mood: okayokay
Music: [Chitty Chitty Bang Bang] Truly Scrumptious