Ummm… Why is Candy Candy not on the list? I thought it was supposed to be one of the most renowned classic manga in the history of the shoujo world?
A timeless story about a blond, freckled, orphaned girl with green eyes, adored by readers across different generations. Its popularity is indisputable, spreading from the east to the west. Many have even embraced the idea that Candy Candy could very well be the mother of all Asian Drama, which may be true as it’s one of the most referred manga in Asian Drama history. The story is touching, engaging, gripping, and amusing all at the same time, backed by a multitude of charming and fascinating characters. More importantly, it has an ending as opposed to Garasu no Kamen that has run for decades with no ending anywhere in sight.
Umm… hello there… Sorry for the whiny prattle.
What do you think? Do you agree with the author’s selections?
I can’t say much since I’ve only read Garasu no Kamen, and a bit of Rose of Versailles. Till this day I still don’t understand the hypes around the Rose of Versailles–I simply have given up finishing the series. I know a bit about Tale of Genji. It’s is a well-known classic novel from Japan, but I wasn’t aware of the manga adaptation by one of my favorite mangaka, Waki Yamato. Perfect timing. I’ll check it out for sure.
But really though. I definitely think Candy Candy deserves to join the ranks of timeless shoujo manga. Don’t you think so?
Anyway, just want to share my opinion with you.
BTW, new posts are coming very soon. Among them, there’s a post about a different kind of tale of Genji, and a post about “days”. So you may want to keep an eye for those 😉
Here’s part two of our series on girls’ manga that have withstood the test of time! In part one of this two-part series, I shared two shoujo manga (girls’ comics) that have remained popular through the decades and that I have enjoyed thoroughly as a reader. In part two, I’ve selected two more shoujo manga that have long…