Welcome to MangaHelpers Monthly Featured Character thread! In this thread you will find general information and description about a certain character from a shoujo/josei series. Feel free to talk and discuss about the featured character here at this thread. You can send me a PM if you have a suggestion for next month's featured character. Enjoy reading!
Warning! Information below may contain spoilers.
May 2013 Shoujo/Josei Featured Character
Kyouko Mogami was an innocent girl whose goal in life was to please Sho Fuwa, her childhood friend and love interest. When he asks her to go with her to Tokyo so that he can pursue a career as a singer, she follows him without asking. However, one day, she overhears him complaining about her to his manager, that she is boring and plain and he only keeps her for housekeeping duties, then he proceeds to flirt with his manager. Enraged, she vows revenge on Sho. As she is carried away by security, Sho mocks her by saying that if she wants revenge, she should be a bigger star than he is.
After that, she changes her appearance, and tries to get into show business so she can be a star. She faces many challenges in her goal to get revenge, and along the way, meets Tsuruga Ren, a famous actor, who finds out her motive and as a result, dislikes her. However, as Kyouko begins to love acting and no longer sees it as a way to get revenge, he softens to her and becomes her respected mentor. Ren and Kyouko actually have a past together, which is known by Ren but not by Kyouko. Slowly, both of them starts to have feelings for each other, to the jealousy of Sho.
Kyouko is generally a very joyful character, though when she loses her temper, can be very scary with dark aura emanating out her body and her little demons are out, terrorizing her object of anger. She also makes voodoo dolls that she uses to curse the people she dislikes. Despite her scary temper, she loves pretty things, especially cosmetics, and she believes in fairy tales, resulting in her looking childish and innocent at times. She possesses a great talent in acting, going so far as to lose herself in her characters. She has a fear to love, incited by Sho's abandonment, and ever since has a trouble in opening up her heart.
June 2013 Shoujo/Josei Featured Character
Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun
Haru is a delinquent who is absent from school for a long time due to a fight. After Shizuku is sent to deliver class print-outs to him, he thinks of her as a friend, and from then starts to attend school.
His return to school is not without trouble, as he is feared by other students and still often gets into fights. However, as the story progresses, he starts to be able to make more friends with Shizuku's help, and he falls in love with her. His feelings are reciprocated, but due to their lack of experience and knowledge about love, he and Shizuku often have trouble in showing their affection, often resulting in misunderstanding.
Despite being a delinquent, Haru is actually a shy and innocent boy. He has difficulties in interacting with people, due to his sheltered upbringing. When he shows effort in interacting normally, he becomes popular, especially among girls due to his good looks. Though he often gets into fights, actually he is constantly trying to help other people. Haru also has perverted tendencies, often thinking dirty thoughts about Shizuku. Haru is shown to be a genius, always getting the first rank despite showing little effort in studying.
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Source: MyAnimeList, Wikipedia
July 2013 Shoujo/Josei Featured Character
Watashi ni xx Shinasai
Yukina Himuro is a girl who is feared by her classmates because of her sharp eyes and cold skin temperature, earning her the nickname yuki-onna. Unknown by many except for her cousin, Akira, she is actually a famous cellphone novelist named Yupina whose novels are really popular. However, one day she overhears two girls saying that her novels begins to be boring because of the lack of romance. Worried about her novels, she does not know what to do until she finds a student handbook, accidentally dropped by the popular student council president, Shigure. She reads the handbook and finds out his secret, then using it, she blackmails him to do love act with her for her novels.
As she keeps giving missions to Shigure (which he hates) to do different love acts, she gets the data she needs for her novels. However, slowly the missions are no longer mere acts, as Shigure starts to fall in love with her and Yukina has feelings towards Shigure though she cannot name it love yet. Things get more complicated as Shigure's childhood friend, Mami, shows up with jealousy in her eyes, and Akira confesses her feelings for Yukina.
Yukina at a first glance seems to be a quiet girl, but she actually has an active mind and a straightforward manner. Despite being feared by others, she doesn't mind it, but she has the great fear of being looked in the eyes without her glasses to protect her due to a childhood trauma. Yukina is really devoted towards her novels, willing to do anything to make her novels better and more popular. As shown by her novels' content, Yukina doesn't know much about love, thus her need to do the missions with Shigure.
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