Continuing with Manga Bookshelf’s Valentine’s Day theme, today’s Follow Friday will focus on bloggers who prioritize romance manga. In my limited circle, at least, this amounts to shoujo manga blogs, boys’ love blogs, and yuri blogs, though I’m hoping you readers might have more to share! Here are a few of my particular favorites:
I’ve linked to yuri super-blogger Erica Friedman here before, of course, but another less-known yuri blogger well worth following is Yuri no Boke‘s Katherine Hanson. I first met Katherine at my local college nerd convention, Smith College’s Conbust, where her fantastic little yuri panel was nearly the only manga-related offering of the whole weekend. Her blog is another must-read for yuri fans. You can follow Katherine on Twitter @yuriboke.
For BL fans, I recommend Alex Woolfson’s Yaoi 911, where he not only reviews yaoi manga, but also offers up his own BL comics, as well as advice for young writers and artists interested in creating BL comics of their own! Also very valuable is his post on finding English-language bara manga, which we’ve seen very little of over here. Bonus? He’s also just a really nice guy. Follow Alex on Twitter @alexwoolfson.
Fans of shoujo manga should be reading Emily’s Random Shoujo Manga Page, the best source around for reviews and information about untranslated shoujo, divided up into useful categories like “romance,” “smutty romance,” “teacher-student,” and so on. Find Emily on Twitter @MagicalEmi. And if it’s new English-language releases you’re eager to hear about, check out Laura’s Heart of Manga for all shoujo, all the time. Follow Laura on Twitter @Ellesensei.
These are, of course, just a few great bloggers to follow for all your romance needs. Readers, who are your favorites?