Over at Sporadic Sequential, John Jakala has a terrific piece on “Addictively Readable Manga” and the qualities that make it so. John also posts a poll with some excellent representatives of this category-spanning group of titles.
The shôjo addict in me immediately thought of some comics in that category that certainly apply, and I wanted to open up a parallel line of discussion. So what, say, five titles in the shojo category meet your “Addictively Readable” standard? Here are some of mine:
And I’ll throw out one wild card, since I’m not sure how to categorize it but do find it to be a total controlled substance: Wild Adapter by Kazuya Minekura.