Good evening everyone. If you missed it, don’t forget to check out my Readathin Announcement that went up around noon. I hope you all can join in.
This post I’m going to be talking about the manga that I would love to reread. Not all of the ones I want to reread are available in the US and I’ll get into that a bit soon. I’m going to try to keep this list as ones that I can actively reread now. But they are ones that I’ve read either all of or most of and would love to reread.
I won’t lie, a lot of these I’ve read many times over, but they are ones that I love rereading, obviously.
So, let’s do this.
1. Dengeki Daisy
Dengeki Daisy is one of those stories that I feel like I could read a million times and never be sick of. It’s one that I read originally alongside my brother each time a chapter came out. This is where we get into explaining some stuff.
Way back when, I didn’t have the means of acquiring manga. I couldn’t buy it because I didn’t have money and I couldn’t get it from the library because my mom wouldn’t bring us. So my only answer was to get it online. I found websites that I now understand are illegal, but that’s where I read COUNTLESS amounts of manga. This being one of them.
Dengeki Daisy tells the story of a girl whose brother passes away and left her with a contact to talk to whenever she needs anything named Daisy. She doesn’t know Daisy’s true identity, but Daisy knows her and will do anything they can to protect her for her brother. She ends up having to work for the janitor at her school after accidentally breaking a window where a romance may be budding.
This is definitely a forbidden romance type of story because the janitor is an adult and she’s in high school. This also has a really big focus on programming and computer stuff. It’s really interesting how the author managed to combine these two things and have it all flow together very smoothly.
I think I reread this one a couple times, but it’s definitely time for me to reread it again. I just need to get my hands on it. This is actually told by the author of one of my absolute favorite manga that I won’t be mentioning here because it’s only two volumes and not a complete story, but for anyone wondering, it’s Beast Master.
2. Vampire Knight
This is one of those series that I absolutely ADORE, but I just haven’t had the chance to reread it anytime recently. I want to reread the manga and rewatch the anime. I don’t think I’ll love it as much as I did before, but I think it’s one of those nostalgia loves that I’ll have. And screw that plot twist (for anyone who has read/watched it, you know).
Vampire Knight is about a school that is broken up into two different classes. There’s the day class that is full of normal student and the elite night class. The secret is that the night class is all vampires. Our main character is one of the two people that are assigned to protect the Night Class from the Day Class. Yuki doesn’t remember her past before being rescued from a vampire attack. After that she was taken in by the headmaster of Cross Academy. Shortly after, Zero was taken in as well and became the other person who protects the Night Class. Except Zero has secrets of his own.
This manga has so much going on but it’s really good. There are so many different layers to these characters and their stories. As you uncover more, the mysteries tend to make sense, but also leave you asking even more questions. I don’t remember exactly how this one ended because it’s been probably 8 years since I last read/watched it, but it’s definitely one I’d like to pick up again soon.
So here’s the thing with this one, I think I remember this one being, like, extra problematic. And that’s kind of the reason I want to reread it. I don’t remember the details on what this one is about, but I do know that the age gap between the two main characters is disgusting.
But do any of you have series or books that you’ve read and have heard they were bad and problematic, but you haven’t read it in a while and want to reread it to see what they are talking about? It’s kind of like that. I don’t think this is one I would invest money into unless I found it for cheap at a thrift store or something, though. It’s just one that I would like to reread to see what the talk is all about, but I also don’t foresee that happening anytime soon.
4. Shugo Chara
This manga is meant as a middle grade. I read it around that time, so that’s fine. But Christina from SushiRainbow was talking about a remake happening soon! Like what?! I’m so pumped.
(Edit: Christina said Tokyo Mew Mew is getting a reboot! I mix those two up all the time and even while I was writing this I felt like I want wrong about the one she told me 😂 But so no one is confused, Tokyo Mew Mew was rumored to be getting a reboot, not Shugo Chara. I would like to rewatch both, though, either way)
To be fair, I didn’t actually read all of this or finish watching it. But I’d like to reread what I did read/watch and then continue on from there.
So the details are foggy. The little egg shown on the cover. contains a little guardian that is supposed to help her find her true self.
Just know that it is meant for a younger audience and I feel like I will have to be a bit laid back when reading it and remember it’s middle grade.
This was one that I knew I needed on here. This was one of the first anime I watched and manga I read. This is definitely in need of both a rewatch and a reread. I never finished the series because Final Act hadn’t been out for the anime at the time and I couldn’t read the manga anywhere.
Inuyasha is about a girl who can travel into the past, right into Feudal Japan, where she finds a half dog man stuck to a tree by an arrow. She removes it and so begins a journey she never could have imagined. Inuyasha is trying to get his hands on a jewel that would make him more powerful, but it’s broken into shards. So now Kagome and Inuyasha need to work together to get the shards back.
There is so much depth to this series as well. And as always, I rooted for the bad guy here. Well, Sesshomaru was bae. 💁🏻♀️ I started rewatching it a while ago and didn’t get very far. I didn’t even meet anyone in the whole group they become! Or Koga! Ugh. This is definitely top of my list now.
So that’s it! Five manga I would love to reread! There are so many other ones on my list, but these are ones that I would really like to focus on.
Thanks so much for joining me and I hope I see you all in the next one! Stay happy and stay safe!