Oops, I was going to write this for Mother's Day, but my wrist has been acting up.
I was going to introduce some manga that my mother reads/likes.
She doesn't read much manga, which is odd, considering how much manga she's been around, but here they are:
Jaja-uma Grooming Up! by Masami Yuuki
My mother likes horse racing...so this is an obvious choice. It's about a guy who travels to Hokkaido and decides to quit high school to live at a horse-breeding ranch. It follows a span of 4 years of him, the people around him, and the horses as they grow.
What I like also about this manga is that the horses are drawn so cute! I used to HATE going to the race tracks when I was a kid, when only my father was into it. I hated the smell of the horse poo.
But now I'm more aware about horse racing...I don't know if that's a good thing, but...
Atashi'nchi Eiko Kera
The first time my sister and I read this, we laughed so hard because the mother in the manga acts so much like our own mother. This manga is presented in equal-sized panels that go down. They look like 4-koma but there's no punchline at the 4th panel, but a chapter goes for about 3 pages. The story is about everyday life of a family. It's all in color and very cute.
Seigi no Mikata Chiaki Hijiri
This is about a pretty evil, selfish lady (the older sister of the main character) whose evil comments or acts end up saving other people. This was made into a live-action drama series (Japanese dorama), which is why my mother showed interest.
My mother and sister say that the evil sister is a little bit like me. Hmm...