Let's talk about the mangaka of these romantic and heart-warming shoujo and josei titles. Tell us some names you really like, adore, or respect. It can be because he/she has great graphic, or brilliant plot, or anything else. Maybe you found this mangaka, liked one of his/her work, and decided to check out all his/her works no matter what! That happens to me with CLAMP and Tanemura Arina before, lol.
And while we are at it... Is there really any "he" among shoujo/josei mangaka? XD I just thought that since this is kind of "girls area", girls are dominant. So it'll be cool to see more male shoujo/josei mangaka, especially if he's successful.
My fav shoujo mangaka will be Akizuki Sorata and Suzuki Julietta, I think. I really like their story and artwork. I also like CLAMP, for their amazing details, but I'm still recovering from their story of TRC so I won't read any of their manga for a while. I also like Hino Matsuri for the same reason I like CLAMP, but after Vampire Knight, I'm not sure whether I'm going to read any of her work either. Minami Maki, Hatori Bisco, and Yuki Kure are some mangaka I like.
Now that you mention, I also think I never encounter any male shoujo mangaka...
Waahh, I have so much favorite mangakas. They are CLAMP, Yoshino Aki, Watase Yuu, George Asakura, Yazawa Ai, Ikuemi Ryou, Ashihara Hinako, Tamura Yumi, Suetsugu Yuki, Ninomiya Tomoko, Minamori Koyomi, Koyama Yukari, Souryo Fuyumi, and Fuka Mizutani. La la la.. And those are not all..
I like them because their story give some mature feeling, not to mention all their works are relatively realistic, heartwarming and meaningful. Their art is good as well, love them very much, and most of their works have strong female lead! This is a big big plus, as I feel so frustated reading manga with weak female lead. Oh, I like Soon Ki too, she have only 1 work by now though, and I started to like Ishihara Keiko and stalking all her works now. Her art is gorgeous.
As for male shoujo mangaka, isn't DNAngel mangaka is a guy? I've read about it somewhere before.
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