Author Archives: Maria

About Maria

I love shoujo and Arina Tanemura! Visit my shoujo blog here: I've also started a new blog:

Newfound Appreciation for Ginta


Yes, this is what happens when I am reading a manga and I have nothing else to say… I post on and on about it XD

So I’ll make this short. A picture is worth a thousand words, after all.

This manga or picture does not belong to me, I got it from the internet (namely and I linked it back to where I got it from. :)

I guess it counts as a spoiler, but most people know what was going to happen anyway :P I think this was a very sweet page and I just wanted to put it up here so more people who haven’t read Marmalade Boy will and so the people who have will smile :)


Something New in Shoujo Love Triangles


Oh my God. This is the first time I have ever been completely at a loss to take sides in a love triangle. Me, being an intensive shoujo reader, just decided to read Marmalade Boy. I have read exactly five chapters.

Now I have no idea which couple to ship. And I know why I don’t.

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After a while… I see the most important difference between Americans and the Chinese


I’m sorry for not posting for SO long, I was having a hard time settling in. :) Yes, tears and despair and all that.

Anyway, the lack of otakuism here is just sad. Really. I swear, there is nobody here like me. I mean, some international students come to my room, see the posters and go: “Oh! I know that.” There’s a nice Japanese girl here (upperclassman though) who saw my Conan poster and got excited, but she’s probably not a shoujo fan.

One Chinese teacher did tell me she liked Kimi no Todoke. But Americans look at my posters and just ignore them, or give me a strange look…. and I find that depressing.

So now, I see the most important difference between Americans and the Chinese. In a Chinese classroom (including international), you can always find at least one person who likes anime and/or manga. I swear it. There were, like, four people in my old class back in China who liked anime (including me). Here, there is probably, like, maybe five at most per school in America.

So I just have to ask…