The Shôjo-Sunjeong Alphabet: D

“D” is for…






“D” is a rather dicey letter, at least commercially speaking. What are some of your favorite shôjo and sunjeong titles that start with the letter “D”?

13 Responses to The Shôjo-Sunjeong Alphabet: D

  1. badzphoto says:

    – Deja Vu – Spring Summer Fall Winter
    – Densha Otoko by Hitori Nakano, Wataru Watanabe
    – and possibly Doubt!! by Kaneyoshi Izumi – though the ending is a bit abrupt.

  2. I’ll add Yeri Na’s Do Whatever You Want

  3. Safety says:

    Doll by Mitsukazu Mihara. I had a renewed appreciation of her work after reading The Embalmer. Similar to how it went with me with Fumi Yoshinaga after reading Ooku.
    However, Dolls by Kawahara Yumiko… it’s one of those lost little series that came and went without a peep.

    The rest come from the unlicensed world:
    Dragon Knight, Yamaguchi Miyuki. I love love love her work, and by the time this shojo alphabet is done I’ll have bored you all with more of her stuff. And the Shinsengumi. ^__^;;
    Dear Mine, an earlier work by Teru Teru x Shoenen’s Shigeru Takao. While TTxS is a BIG favorite of mine, I’ve never been too enthused with Dear Mine.
    D no Onna, really more of a josei series by Morino Aki

  4. thirstygirl says:

    You’ve picked most of my favourites but Densha Otaku and Doubt! need a mention.

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  6. Ephidel says:

    DVD ❤

    Also, Dragon Knights, by Mineko Ohkami!
    It starts as a lighthearted comedy, then transforms itself into a sprawling fantasy adventure. A somewhat dark sprawling fantasy adventure.

    Theres also Dream Saga, which is one of those girl+otherworld+saveit! stories, but from the creator of Saint Tail.

    And on the unlicensed front, Diamond Head by Setona Mizushiro. Its a school-based courtroom drama. I don't know how to sum it up any better than that, although it does then start to shift the focus to the backgrounds of those running the court.

  7. lys says:

    Dengeki Daisy, which I expect to be licensed once everyone decides they liked Beast Master. Silly fun shoujo with awesome heroines!

    Dragon Girl, coming out sometime soon from Yen Press. It’s got Ouendan!

    And YES to Dragon Knight by Yamaguchi Miyuki. Safety is my hero for bringing that up. I would love to have any of Yamaguchi-sensei’s work licensed here!!

  8. Rin says:

    DN Amgel

  9. Robin B. says:

    I ❤ The Demon Ororon. Yay!

    And I will admit to having a fondness for Descendants of Darkness, until it hit the wacky crack that happens in volume 11…

  10. Margie Kairis says:

    Devil and Her Love Song!
    Very unique shoujo!

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  12. JRBrown says:

    Of the three (!) Train Man manga licensed in English, the one by Hitori Nakano and Wataru Watanabe is certainly the best, but it’s shonen, not shoujo. Boys like romances too, you know. 😉

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