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This page is dedicated to the manga Peach Girl by the mangaka MIWA UEDA
By: Miwa Ueda
Being beautiful has its good and bad sides. Good because you get the attention of many and bad because you also become the object of some envious fellas. That's how pretty girl Momo lives her life. This manga was actually named after her (Momo literally means "peaches" in Japanese). Everyone thinks Momo is one heck of a wild party bi-a-tch because of her tanned skin (I wonder why that became such a big deal at all!). But the truth is she's really shy and sad on the inside. Momo likes a guy named Toji, however, she's got Sae, a "friend" who copies her and steals everything from her. She's afraid of telling her the truth coz she might snatch him away from her. (geez, with someone like her on your side, you might as well think to change the meaning of the word "friend" in the dictionary... ^_~).
Peach girl became a hit and eventually received the prestigious Kodansha Manga Award in 1992 (If you're familiar with Kodansha, You'll know how big an honor this one is..^^) The first part of the story consists of 8 volumes and was written in the "westernized format" (meaning from left-to-right). The remaining 5 volumes are launched in the original manga style (right to left) called Peach Girl: Change of Heart. (Btw, PG:CoH already finished and also, PG is being animated! whah! ^_^)
I like the black and white photos from the manga than these colored ones... hehehe! My most favorite characters would have to be Kiley and Momo. Kiley is such a sweetie guy though he shows it in a naughty manner ^^ but I find it really cute. I also like Toji but I find him a wimp whenever he falls for evil Sae's lies.