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Victoria’s Favourites: Top 20 Manga (Part 01)

Victoria's Favourites: Top 20 Manga (Part 01)

I’ve always been a fan of top lists, hence why I’ve made a couple of my own. However the lists I liked writing the most were always the ones about my personal favourites. Because of this, I’ve recently been trying to determine what my own favourite manga and anime are, since after almost ten years of reading/watching, I’ve had the chance to be exposed to quite a bit.

Now, this is a ranking based on personal preference, rather than just perceived level of quality, and with each choice I have also included my ranking of the series over at Anime News Network in parentheses (my username there is marie-antoinette, for anyone who is interested). And so, without further ado, here is part one of my Top 20 Favourite Manga!

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Review: Ouran High School Host Club (Vol. 18)

Ouran High School Host Club (Vol. 18)

Manga-ka: Bisco Hatori
Publisher: Viz Media
Rating: Teen (13+)
Release Date: June 2012

Synopsis: “In this screwball romantic comedy, Haruhi, a poor girl at a rich kids’ school, is forced to repay an $80,000 debt by working for the school’s swankiest, all-male club–as a boy! There, she discovers just how wealthy the six members are and how different the rich are from everybody else… Final Volume!”

There are plenty of series that stop after the big love confession – take several of CLAMP’s work, for example – and while sometimes I look at that as a lazy exit, most times I’m grateful. It drives me nuts when characters fall in love and suddenly they seem to lose all their individual traits that made them so likeable when ‘single’. Now they’re just ‘in a relationship’, like it’s a package-deal personality set. Ouran High School Host Club, however, doesn’t do either of these things and for that is easily one of the best finale volumes I’ve ever read.

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