The Good Witch of the West, vol. 1

Fantasies may be a dime a dozen in girls’ manga, but every once in a while a title full of floating flowers and magic surprises you. The Good Witch of the West (which, in case you’re wondering, has nothing at…

A Recipe for Gertrude, vol. 1

Possessed mannequins. Evil gingerbread men. Animate patchwork dolls. All these and more prowl the creepily cute landscape of Nari Kusakawa’s The Recipe for Gertrude. In this modern fantasy, an unlikely romance blossoms between high schooler Susugi Sahara and an unusual…

The Missing White Dragon

Eastern and western fairy tales mingle with the real world in this collection of five magical stories by Park Young Ha. Each one is a satisfying blend of romance and adventure, featuring plucky heroines, scheming sorcerers, and visitors from other…

Time Lag

Three years ago, naive young Satoru confessed his love to his childhood friend Shirou with devastating consequences. Now, though Shirou will have nothing to do with his former companion, Satoru continues to dream of his crush. He takes thousands of…

Sorcerers and Secretaries, vol. 1

Nicole Hayes carries a notebook with her everywhere she goes–she loves to write, and she’s got an entire fantasy story in her head that she’s trying to put down on paper. But other things are occupying most of her time–she’s…

Platinum Garden, vol. 1

During the reading of her grandfather’s will, Kazura discovers she’s been left to Mizuki in return for the cancellation of her grandfather’s debts and Mizuki expects her to be his fiancé! Mizuki, only a year older than Kazura, is moody,…

Mary Jane, vol. 1: Circle of Friends

You probably already know Mary Jane Watson as Spider-Man’s redheaded girlfriend.  But this book takes place before Mary Jane and Spider-Man start dating, when Mary Jane’s still in high school.  She’s dealing with the typical problems a girl her age…