Yup, it’s that time of year again. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and of course, not all of us have found that special someone to share it with (yet!). And sometimes, if you’re feeling just a little bit lonely when everyone else seems to be feeling the exact opposite, you just want to drown yourself in a different world. A new world, with a little guaranteed romance just for you. That’s where some wonderful shoujo manga kicks in! Sure, it’s for girls, but this week, anyone can enjoy some good ol’ shoujo. Just forget all that ails ‘ya and read a title or two on this list!
14-sai no Koi
This is an awkward, goofy, and adorably romantic little manga series. There isn’t much of it out yet, just about 2 volumes or so worth, but it’s quite good. The romance aspect is strong, and it’s very cute. Unlike a lot of standard shoujo series, which details the romance from start to finish (with many trials and tribulations along the way), 14-sai no Koi puts you right in the middle of two kids who are happily in love, living their high school life the best they can. Due to their school personas, they can’t quite interact all lovey-dovey at school, so they find time to meet up and act like a normal couple whenever they can. Of course, they’re each only 14 so they’re adorably innocent and cute and it’s just a barrel of lighthearted fun.