5 Most Anticipated New Shoujo Manga of 2022 [Updated Recommendations]

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Earlier in the year, we covered our most anticipated shoujo manga for 2022. Now it’s June and we’re basically halfway through the year – so while we might mourn the days flying past us, the changing calendar means there are even more debuts shoujo to add to your wish list! Today on Honey’s Anime, we’re refreshing our list with 5 New Shoujo Manga in 2022 – the July-to-December edition. If you missed our first article, don’t worry – scroll down and you’ll find our original January-to-June releases. It’s time to find your new reads for 2022 – let’s get started!

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5. Heroine Shikkaku (No Longer Heroine)

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A funny, bittersweet story about adolescence, love, and growing up, Heroine Shikkaku (No Longer Heroine) is – well, all about learning you’re not always the heroine of your own story! Teenager Hatori always believed she was the main character of a love story, and that one day, she’d marry her childhood friend, Rita. But fate has a different story prepared for Hatori! With love triangles, confessions, beautiful girls, and a handful of fourth-wall-breaks to lighten the mood, No Longer Heroine is a great addition to your shoujo collection. Fully complete in Japanese with 10 volumes, No Longer Heroine will debut in English in August 2022.


4. Seijo no Maryoku wa Bannou desu: Mou Hitori no Seijo (The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent: The Other Saint [Manga])

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From the hugely successful series Seijo no Maryoku wa Bannou desu (The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent) comes the manga adaptation of the spin-off light novel series, The Other Saint. This alternate telling of The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent follows Aira Misono, an ordinary high school girl who was reincarnated as a supposed Saint. Welcomed by the first prince of the nation, Aira was supposed to save the world from the monsters and miasma consuming it…but rumors abound that another woman summoned alongside Aira is the actual Saint… Best for readers who are already acquainted with the characters from The Saint’s Magic Power, this alternate viewpoint helps explain more about what happened to Aira after her summoning, along with First Prince Kyle. The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent: The Other Saint will be hitting shelves in October 2022.


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3. Tsubaki-chou Lonely Planet

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With a slightly old-school vibe to it, Tsubaki-chou Lonely Planet is a beautiful age-gap romantic drama between a second-year high school girl and a strange, reclusive writer. In an effort to rid herself of her father’s debts, Fumi Oono needs a job, fast. She manages to land a housekeeping job for the famous novelist, Akatsuki Kibikino — on the condition that she lives with him! But behind his mean glare and awful attitude, there’s something that stirs Fumi’s heart…and working together in such close proximity these two strangers closer together in a way nobody could have predicted. Already fully complete in Japanese, with 14 volumes, you can find the first English volume of Tsubaki-chou Lonely Planet at your local bookstore in July 2022.

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2. Shokei Shoujo no Ikirumichi (Virgin Road) (The Executioner and Her Way of Life) [Manga])

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Following the successful anime adaptations and the hit light novels, Shokei Shoujo no Ikirumichi (The Executioner and Her Way of Life), also known as Virgin Road, is getting a much-anticipated manga adaptation. Throwing your expectations out the window, The Executioner and Her Way of Life stars Executioner Menou, a whip-smart assassin who is entrusted with murdering “otherworlders” from Japan who’ve been summoned to this world. If the summoned Japanese are allowed free rein, they’ll eventually develop shockingly powerful abilities that could trigger an apocalyptic event and turn them into so-called ‘Human Errors.’ Menou finds herself up against her toughest target yet in the form of an airheaded Otherworlder named Akari, whose ability to rewind time when she dies makes her near-impossible to kill. Meanwhile, Menou has her hands full with her boisterous assistant, Momo, and a dark plot involving the holy church and summoning of Otherworlders… One of our favorite absolute illegal series from the past few years, we can’t wait to see The Executioner and Her Way of Life (Virgin Road) in manga format when it debuts in September 2022.

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1. Loop 7-kaime no Akuyaku Reijou wa, Moto Tekikoku de Juukimama na Hanayome Seikatsu o Mankitsu Suru (7th Time Loop: The Villainess Enjoys a Carefree Life Married to Her Worst Enemy! [Manga])

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Do you like reincarnation villainess stories? What about seven reincarnations in one go?! That’s exactly the main premise of Loop 7-kaime no Akuyaku Reijou wa, Moto Tekikoku de Juukimama na Hanayome Seikatsu o Mankitsu Suru (7th Time Loop: The Villainess Enjoys a Carefree Life Married to Her Worst Enemy!). The main character Rishe is the daughter of a duke, stuck in a time loop that begins with her early death at age 20 following the annulment of her marriage. Rishe has lived as a merchant, a pharmacist, a knight… and now she’s sick of trying so hard. This time she plans to take the easy way out, living a carefree life — but her plans are derailed when she receives an unexpected proposal from the Crown Prince who killed her in the previous time loop! Adapted from the light novel of the same name, 7th Time Loop: The Villainess Enjoys a Carefree Life Married to Her Worst Enemy!’s manga adaptation will be released in September 2022.

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Final Thoughts

These are just five of the many shoujo manga that will be released in the back half of 2022. If you haven’t already seen our original recommendations, you can check out our January-to-June list below! Are you interested in any of these titles? Let us know down in the comments below, and as always, thank you for reading!

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With the new year comes a flurry of new titles in all of our favorite genres, and the shoujo genre is seeing a fantastic renaissance of late. Forget the high-school magical girls from your childhood – shoujo manga these days are confident and bold, offering dark and mysterious storylines, with heroines willing to put their love and their own lives on the line! Of course, there are also some light-hearted rom-coms and a new wave of shoujo isekai too, so no matter your preference, if you want to see a female-led role with an emphasis on characters and emotional stakes, 2022 could be your year to invest in the shoujo genre! If you’re looking out for new titles to pick up this year (we know we are!), then join us today as we look at our top 5 new shoujo manga in 2022!

5. Doumo, Suki na Hito ni Horegusuri o Irai Sareta Majo desu. (Hi, I’m a Witch, and My Crush Wants Me to Make a Love Potion)

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Kicking off our list is a much-anticipated manga adaptation of the light novel series Doumo, Suki na Hito ni Horegusuri o Irai Sareta Majo desu. (Hi, I’m a Witch, and My Crush Wants Me to Make a Love Potion). As the title suggests, our protagonist is Roze, the Good Witch of the Lake – and she has a four-year-long crush on the Royal Knight, Harij. When the knight comes asking her to make a love potion, she is determined to stretch out the remaining time with Harij – and ends up with him visiting her every day?! We have our own suspicions about the true target of the Royal Knight’s love potion, but even if we’re wrong, we hope that Roze and Harij can eventually find happiness with each other! This fantasy slice-of-life will be bubbling its way out of the nearest cauldron (bookstore) in June 2022.


4. Why Raeliana Ended Up at the Duke’s Mansion

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Shoujo isekai are some of our personal favorite manga, combining the tropes of reincarnation with a heavier emphasis on drama and romance. Thankfully it’s no longer a niche sub-genre, and Why Raeliana Ended Up at the Duke’s Mansion is the next shoujo isekai we’re looking out for. The main character, Eunha, awakens inside the world of a novel as the ill-fated Raelina – destined to be poisoned to death by her betrothed! Eunha won’t let this story end the same way again, so she follows a different path, spending six months as the fake fiancee of the cold-hearted but beautiful Duke Noah Wynknight. Only time will tell whether her knowledge of the characters and plot will help her avoid her pre-destined end… Maybe we should all be careful what books we read, lest we wake up inside their pages!! Why Raeliana Ended Up at the Duke’s Mansion will be available in June this year.


3. Koi Wazurai no Ellie (Lovesick Ellie)

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What’s a shoujo list without a light-hearted romantic comedy? Koi Wazurai no Ellie (Lovesick Ellie) is a calling card for lovesick teenagers and the romantics-at-heart! Wallflower Eriko is almost invisible, spending her high school days daydreaming of her handsome and perfect classmate Akira. She also tweets her daily fantasies under the screen name ‘Lovesick Ellie’ – and then one day, she witnesses Akira’s true personality, and has her Twitter revealed too! Koi Wazurai no Ellie (Lovesick Ellie) proves people aren’t always what they seem. Akira is a two-faced boy, and plain, boring Eriko has quite the perverted fantasies! And yet somehow these two are about to embark on a strange, curious romance together… This release missed a physical print run initially, so currently there are 12 volumes available digitally. Lovesick Ellie finds its way onto our 2022 list due to its physical release beginning in January. Kondasha has provided the release dates for the next year, with each volume being released near-monthly – great news for romance lovers!


2. Maou Heika no Osoji Gakari (His Majesty the Demon King’s Housekeeper)

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Another shoujo isekai comes our way, this time starring a modern-day high school girl who finds herself working as the maid for another world’s Demon King! Sakura is a neat-freak who works on her school’s Beautification Committee, and is rarely seen without a mop or duster in her hand. When she falls into another world, she finds that a dark curse has forbidden the use of cleaning magic, and the residents of this world have really let things go!! Even Demon Kings need a clean castle to work in, and Sakura is determined to clean this kingdom up, even if it means working with the super-attractive demon king himself… Maou Heika no Osoji Gakari (His Majesty the Demon King’s Housekeeper) is a light-hearted shoujo isekai with a soapy bucket full of cleaning, magic, and romance – and you can pick up the first volume in May 2022.


1. Watashi no Shiawase na Kekkon (My Happy Marriage)

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Our most anticipated shoujo read of the year is Watashi no Shiawase na Kekkon (My Happy Marriage) – a beautifully complex historical fantasy making its way to manga format from the original light novels. Miyo Saimori was born into a noble family of mages, but without any magic herself, she’s forced into a lowly servitude position by her abusive step-sister. Shunned and unloved by her family, Miyo is married off to the ruthless and cold commander, Kiyoka Kudou, whose previous fiancees have all fled from him within three days. Miyo resigns herself to an endless cycle of abuse in her horrible life, only to discover that her beautiful husband-to-be is anything but the monster the rumors suggest. In a world that easily makes villains out of anybody who doesn’t fit the mold, Miyo and Kiyoka slowly open their hearts to each other – and discover the love and happiness they’ve been missing all along. A dark romantic drama, Watashi no Shiawase na Kekkon (My Happy Marriage) will be coming to shelves in September of 2022.

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Final Thoughts

These are just five of the many titles releasing in 2022, and we don’t have much information on releases in the back half of the year – but there are plenty of new series to start reading in just these first six months! The shoujo genre has a wide range of subgenres to it, from comedy to drama, and even isekai fantasy – so no matter what your preference, there’s definitely something on this list to read! Are you interested in any of these titles? Let us know down in the comments below, and as always, thank you for reading!

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