Three Mangas I want to read.

 Princess Recipe

Written and illustrated by Takamiya Satoru, Princess Recipe is a collection of one-shot stories revolving around first loves. In the first story, a young girl living alone soon finds two boys from the game world living with her, considering that they believe that she’s the princess that must be protected from evil. On te second story, Heaven is considered a company and the angels are the employees, where Hashiba, a newbie from the deathdepartment, receives her first assignment in a form of a boy’s soul-a boy whom she doesn’t want to die. Lots to read from the manga, so get your hearts ready for this fluffy, cheesy, and comedic collection!

Candy Flower

Candy Flower is a collection of stories on love and romance. The first story, Candy Flower, is about a girl named Kabayakawa and dream about handsome Yagi. Mizuki Aihara loves to sleep away the day on the garden bench and mooch Kabayakawa’s candies, but Aihara proves to be a good source of advice on how to catch Yagi’s interest. The second story is titled Love Begins. These stories are guaranteed to melt your heart!

Giri Koi

Leaving behind the friends and bonds you’ve made has always been tough, and Mao is no exception to that due to the location of her home. With a new school, things will be a bit tougher than before, and that starts with finding her new classroom.
-credits to otakuzine-mag

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Pretty U by Seventeen



할말이 많은데
정리가 잘 안돼
도와줘 S.O.S

하나 둘 셋 넷

어떤 표현법을 써야만
내 맘이 전해질까
마음을 꺼내서 너에게 복사해
붙여야 하는건가

어느 멋진 날에
나에게 짠하고 나타나선
내 맘을 취하고 시선을 빼앗고
넌 욕심쟁이

[MG/The8] 내가 하고 싶었던 말은

Don’t take this the wrong way
But 너 말곤 안 보여
You’re so ice ice baby
At the same time 넌 날 녹여
Just can’t get enough
날 너에게 숨김 없이 보여주고 싶어

Oh 우린 서로를 선택했고
나노 단위로 집중해
널 볼때 난 숨이 채할 것 같아
평소엔 안 그러는데

예쁜 말 모두 모아서
따다 주고 싶은데
너너너너 앞에 서면
자꾸 들어가는 말

새벽에 물을 마시면서
혼자 다짐해 나는 너에게
턱 끝까지 차 올랐던 그 말을
내일 꼭 하겠어
너 예쁘다

감기에는 약 배고프면 밥
너 에는 나
처럼 사전에 널 찾으면
나로 정의됐음 좋겠단 말야
근데 오늘은 대체 어떻게 해야 돼

인터넷에다 물어볼까
어떤 옷 또 어떤 곳
공부를 이렇게나 해볼걸

Oh 우린 서로를 선택했고
나노 단위로 집중해
널 볼때 난 숨이 채할 것만 같아
평소엔 안 그러는데

예쁜 말 모두 모아서
따다 주고 싶은데
너너너너 앞에 서면
자꾸 들어가는 말

새벽에 물을 마시면서
혼자 다짐해 나는 너에게
턱 끝까지 차 올랐던 그 말을
내일 꼭 하겠어
너 예쁘다

I can’t take it no more
할말은 있는데
I can’t take it no more
지금 하려고 해
I can’t take it no more
편지를 쓰려다가
I can’t take it no more
못 참겠어

Baby you’re my lady
너의 마음속을 달려 가는 중인데
Baby 이제 거의 다 왔어

(Oh~) 새벽에 물을 마시면서
혼자 다짐해 나는 너에게
영화처럼 달콤하고
예쁜 그 말
몇 날 몇일 밤새
연습했던 그 말
[우/승] 내일은 꼭 두 주먹을
[우/승] 꽉 쥐고 말해주고 싶어
너 예쁘다

Does she love me
Does she love me not
하루 종일 세고 있어 꽃잎만
Does she love me
Does she love me not
꽃잎은 내게 어떤 답을 전해 줄까

The Rising One


Seventeen (세븐틴) is a kpop band that consists of thirteen members: S.coups, Wonwoo, Mingyu, Vernon (the hip-hop unit); Woozi, Jeonghan, Joshua, DK, Seungkwan (the vocal unit); Hoshi, Jun, The8, Dino (the performance unit).  Seventeen debuted in 2015, under Pledis Entertainment.

S.Coups 2016
Stage name: S.Coups
Birth name: Choi Sung Cheol (에스.쿱스)
Position: Leader, Hip Hop Team Leader, Main Rapper
Birthday: 08 August 1995
Zodiac sign: Leo
Nationality: Korean
Birthplace: Daegu, South Korea
Height: 177 cm (5’10”)
Weight: 63 kg (139 lbs)
Blood Type: AB
Sub-Unit: Hip-Hop Team (Leader)

S.Coups facts:
– His stage name S.Coups comes from: S – his name Sungcheol, Coups – Coup d’état
– His favorite Korean Singers are Big Bang’s Taeyang & Seol Kyung Goo
– He’s one of the original Pledis Boys
– He was formally a member of ‘Tempest’ before Seventeen was created
– His dream is to become an actor
– He’s a black belt in Taekwondo (learned it for 7 Years)
– He doesn’t like lemons.
– He  starred in After School Blue’s “Wonder Boy” MV and NU’EST’s “Face” MV
S.Coups’s ideal type is someone who can cook well and who eats a lot.

Jeonghan seventeen 2016
Stage Name: Jeonghan
Birth Name: Yoon Jung Han (윤정한)
Position:   Sub – Vocalist
Birthday: 04 October 1995
Zodiac sign: Libra
Nationality: Korean
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Height: 175 cm (5’9″)
Weight: 54 kg (119 lbs)
Blood Type: B
Sub-Unit: Vocal Team

Jeonghan facts:
– He ranks himself third best visuals in the group.
– He admires SHINee’s Taemin.
– He likes Korean food, especially stews and chicken.
– He says he’s closest to Joshua among all the Seventeen members.
– Between dating someone older or younger, he prefers someone older because he needs someone to take care of him.
Jeonghan’s ideal type girl is someone who loves them and buys their albums.

Joshua 2016
Stage Name: Joshua
Birth Name: Joshua Hong (조슈아)
Position: Sub – Vocalist
Birthday: 30 December 1995
Zodiac sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Korean-American
Hometown: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 176 cm (5’9″)
Weight: 58 kg (128 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Sub-Unit: Vocal Team

Joshua facts:
– His favorite animals are rabbits.
– He said music is his life.
– He views himself as a calm person.
– During Weekly Idol he introduced himself as the member who can speak 5 different languages.
– He joined Pledis Entertainment and began his training in 2013.
– He is a fan of EXO.
– His favorite singers are 2BiC, Chris Brown, Usher, and Tupac
Joshua’s ideal type is someone who is kind.

Jun seventeen 2016
Stage Name: Jun
Birth  Name: Wen Junhui ( 준)
Position: Lead Dancer, Sub Vocalist
Birthday: 10 June 1996
Zodiac sign: Gemini
Nationality: Chinese
Hometown: Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
Height: 180cm (5’11”)
Weight: 63kg (138lbs)
Blood Type: B
Sub-Unit: Performance Team

Jun facts:
– He likes spicy foods.
– He says many Chinese students love kpop and that’s how he became curious about it and moved to Korea.
– He is known for looking like Super Junior’s Heechul.
– He is good at martial arts.
– He was a child actor in China
Jun’s ideal type of girl is someone who is pure and clean looking. He also likes sexy girls.

Hoshi 2016
Stage Name: Hoshi
Birth Name: Kwon Soonyoung (호시)
Position: Performance Team Leader, Main Dancer, Sub Vocalist
Birthday: 15 June 1996
Zodiac sign: Gemini
Nationality: Korean
Hometown: Namyangju-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Height: 178 cm (5’10”)
Weight: 60 kg (132 lbs)
Blood Type: B
Sub-Unit: Performance Team (Leader)

Hoshi facts:
-He likes Japanese food.
-He choreographs most of Seventeen’s routines.
-He is a black belt in Taekwondo and was a Taekwondo champion when he was young.
-He likes to collect bizarre photos of the members. He deleted most of them in case he loses his phone. He says he has the most bizarre photos of DK.
-His stage name means star in Japanese
Hoshi’s ideal type is someone who is fragrant and likes him.

WonWoo 2016
Stage Name: Wonwoo
Birth Name: Jeon Wonwoo (원우)
Position: Lead Rapper
Birthday: 17 July 1996
Zodiac sign: Cancer
Nationality: Korean
Hometown: Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
Height: 180cm (5’11”)
Weight: 57kg (125 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Sub-Unit: Hip-Hop Team

Woneoo facts:
– He’s scared of dogs.
– He says he looks cold due to his sharp eyes but he’s a warm person.
– He said if he could create a new unit, he’d want to be in it with Seungkwan, Mingyu, Hoshi, DK and Dino and he would name it ‘Comics’.
– Seventeen voted Wonwoo as the cleanest member.
– He ranks himself 3rd or 4th most handsome in the group. He says S.Coups is the most handsome to him because he’s very manly and has good leaderships.
– He doesn’t like aeygo
– During Weekly Idol he introduced himself as the member with the lowest voice in Seventeen.
– He appeared in NU’EST’s “Face” MV and Hello Venus’ “Venus” MV
Wonwoo’s ideal type is someone who suits him well.

Woozi 2016
Stage Name: Woozi
Birth Name: Lee Jihun (우지)
Position: Vocal Team Leader, Lead Vocalist
Birthday: 22 November 1996
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Korean
Hometown: Busan, South Korea
Height: 165 cm (5’5″)
Weight: 54kg (119lbs)
Blood Type: A
Sub-Unit: Vocal Team (Leader)

Woozi facts:
-He wants to meet Justin Bieber.
-When he was younger, he did classic music for a long time. He played the clarinet and band instruments.
-He was voted by the other members as the most hard working member, along with Soonyoung.
-He views himself as being very calm, serious and careful.
-DK has chosen him as the member he was awkward with before, so Woozi started calling him Dokyeom-shi (formal).
-His favorite food is Jjajangmyun (Black Bean Noodles) & Spicy Ramyun Noodles mix together.
-He was in Hello Venus’ “Venus” MV, NU’EST’s “Face” MV, and Orange Caramel’s “My Copycat” MV
Woozi’s ideal type: a girl who is bright and friendly. He’s never had a girlfriend. He doesn’t even have friends that are girls.

DK seventeen 2016
Stage Name: DK
Birth Name: Lee Seokmin (도겸)
Position: Main Vocalist
Birthday: 18 February 1997
Zodiac sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Korean
Hometown: Suji-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Height: 178cm (5’10”)
Weight: 66kg (145lbs)
Blood Type: O
Sub-Unit: Vocal Team

DK facts:
-Hansol, Seungkwan & Jisoo think he’s the funniest member.
-His favorite food is Wenchang Chicken.
-He says he likes to spend his time cheerfully so he likes to make others feel energetic but sometimes it can get out of control so he needs to have more self control.
-Between dating someone younger or older, he prefers someone older because he needs someone to take care of him.
-He shares the same birthday as Vernon.
DK’s ideal type is a girl with long dark hair, has aegyo and has long slender legs.

MinGyu 2016
Stage Name: Mingyu
Birth Name: Kim Mingyu (민규)
Position: Lead Rapper, Face of the Group
Birthday: 06 April 1997
Zodiac sign: Aries
Nationality: Korean
Hometown: Anyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Height: 185cm (6’1″)
Weight: 65kg (143 lbs)
Blood Type: B
Sub-Unit: Hip-Hop Team

Mingyu facts:
-If he had the opportunity, he would like to date someone older than him.
-He is the tallest member in the group.
-He ranks himself #1 visuals in Hip Hop unit.
-He’s in charge of hair styling in the group.
-He views himself as a tall kid with dark skin.
-He likes to vacuum and clean up the trash in the dorm.
-He appeared in NU’EST’s “Face” MV and Hello Venus’ “Venus” MV
– Mingyu’s ideal type is a girl who is tall, kind-hearted & easy-going.

The8 2016
Stage Name: The8
Birth Name: Xu Minghao (디에잇)
Position: Lead Dancer, Sub Vocalist
Birthday: 07 November 1997
Zodiac sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Chinese
Hometown: Anshan, Liaoning, China
Height: 175 cm (5’9″)
Weight: 53 kg (116 lbs)
Blood Type: O
Sub-Unit: Performance Team

The8 facts:
– His favorite season is Summer.
– He is in charge of b-boying in performance team.
– He did b-boying in China for 6 years.
– Between Korean food or Chinese food, he prefers Chinese food.
– The meaning behind his stage name is that when the 8 is laid down, the infinite sign appears. Many Chinese people like number 8.
The8’s ideal type is someone who is cute and kind.

SeungKwan 2016
Stage Name: Seungkwan
Birth Name: Boo Seung Kwan (승관)
Position: Main Vocalist
Birthday: 16 January 1998
Zodiac sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Korean
Hometown: Jeju-do, South Korea
Height: 172cm (5’8″)
Weight: 58kg (127lbs)
Blood Type: B
Sub-Unit: Vocal Team

SeungKwan facts:
-His favorite food is hamburgers.
-He is allergic to tomatoes.
-Between salty and sweet, he prefers salty.
-He is Seventeen’s mood maker.
-He shares rooms with Vernon the most.
– SeungKwan’s ideal type is an easy going girl with big eyes and is like a friend to him.

Vernon 2016
Stage Name: Vernon
Birth Name: Hansol Vernon Choi (버논)
Position: Main Rapper
Birthday: 18 February 1998
Zodiac sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Korean-American (half Korean, half Caucasian)
Hometown: New York, United States
Height: 176 cm (5’9″)
Weight: 56 kg (123 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Sub-Unit: Hip-Hop Team

Vernon facts:
-His family lives in Hongdae but he lives in Gangnam since Seventeen’s dorm is located there.
-His favorite rappers are Drake, T.I, J.Cole, and Kendrick Lamar
-His favorite food is chocolate.
-He’s one of the members that gets scared the easiest.
-He likes the month December.
-He received the nickname ‘Twix’ because he had a lot of Twix in their practice room.
-He was in Man of K’s “Falling” MV, Hello Venus’ “Venus” MV, and Orange Caramel’s “My Copycat” MV
Vernon’s ideal type is a girl who has pretty legs.

Dino 2016 seventeen
Stage Name: Dino
Birth Name: Lee Chan (디노)
Position: Lead Dancer, Sub Rapper, Maknae
Birthday: 11 February 1999
Zodiac sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Korean
Hometown: Iksan-si, Jeollakbu-do, South Korea
Height: 167cm (5’6″)
Weight: 54 kg (119 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Sub-Unit: Performance Team

Dino facts:
-He is a big fan of Michael Jackson.
-His parents are dancers. His father opened up a dance class and thought taught him how to dance.
-He has never been to a foreign country before.
-His favorite fruits are apple and grape.
-He likes fried squid with spicy sauce.
-He’s envious of Mingyu’s height.
-He appeared in Orange Caramel’s “Copycat” MV
– Dino’s ideal type is a pretty girl who does aegyo.