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(In alphabetical order of author surnames)
FUJII, Mihona
FUJITA, Maguro
KADA, Tomomi
KAMIO, Youko (non-Ribon)
YUUKI, Akira

(In alphabetical order of author surnames)
FUJII, Mihona
KIZUKI, Niwako
MAKI, Youko
OONO, Nozomi
SETO, Yuuna

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MIZUSAWA, Megumi (Summaries)

Mizusawa Megumi is also the author of Hime chan no Ribbon, Toe Shoes, Caramel Diary and Ichigo no Houseki.

Naisho no Princess
Kana Naisho no Princess is a modern Romeo & Juliet type story that has its ups and downs and conflicts. I enjoyed this story a lot, it is sweet and I'm just a hopeless romantic ^_^;

Tankoubon details:
Naisho no Princess tankoubon #1 [cover]
ISBN 4-08-853830-7
410 yen (price would vary outside Japan)

Naisho no Princess tankoubon #2 [cover]
ISBN 4-08-853857-9
410 yen (price would vary outside Japan)

Naisho no Princess tankoubon #3 [cover]
ISBN 4-08-853883-8
410 yen (price would vary outside Japan)

Naisho no Princess tankoubon #4 [cover]
ISBN 4-08-856021-3
410 yen (price would vary outside Japan)

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Summaries I have done:
Volume 1
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5

Volume 2
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Side Story 1
Volume 3
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Side Story 2

Volume 4
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Side Story 3

Oshaberi na Jikanwari
Chika with flowers Oshaberi na Jikanwari is a story that is based on Mizusawa Megumi sensei's own love story. It is the story of how she had a crush on a boy since primary school and it tells of her struggles and the events that took place while she goes through primary school to junior high to senior high. I think this is a story anyone who has had a crush can identify with!

Tankoubon details:
Oshaberi na Jikanwari tankoubon #1 [cover]
ISBN 4-08-853805-6
407 yen (price would vary outside Japan)

Oshaberi na Jikanwari tankoubon #2 [cover]
ISBN 4-08-853821-8
407 yen (price would vary outside Japan)

The chapters are broken up as though they are the "periods" or the "times" during school. In Japan, they have 6 periods in a day.

Summaries I have done:
The girls Volume 1
1st Period (Ch 1)
2nd Period (Ch 2)
3rd Period (Ch 3)
4th Period (Ch 4)

Volume 2
5th Period (Ch 5)
6th Period (Ch 6)
After School (Ch 7)
Side Story

Tenshitachi no Teatime
Tenshitachi no Tea Time was published in the 4th volume of Toe Shoes and in the October (not sure of the year) issue of Ribon Original. 'Tenshitachi no Tea Time' means 'the teatime of angels'.

Overall plot:
Ikumi - the older sister This story is about two sisters who seem quite close, but it turns out that things are not what they seem. The main characters are the two sisters, Ikumi (the older sister) and Rieko (the younger sister). Rieko has always been much better at doing things than Ikumi. Rieko has a better singing voice, is better at sports and study and in Ikumi's mind, Rieko is much prettier than she is. When they were younger, Ikumi used to get jealous of Rieko and fight with her.

Rieko - the younger sister In the present time of the story, they are in senior high school. Ikumi goes to an all girl's school and Rieko goes to a co-ed government school, which is right next door to Ikumi's school. Ikumi always cooks lunch for the both of them and takes it over to Rieko at lunch. Ikumi is somewhat envious of Rieko's school and the atmosphere of her friends, but she never lets it show. She always says that she is very proud of Rieko as her sister because she is pretty, smart and good at sport. Ikumi decided long ago to forget getting jealous of Rieko and turn it into a positive thing that she has such a talented sister.

One day when Ikumi is taking Rieko's lunch to her, a guy bumps into her making her drop the lunch, spilling it on the ground. He apologises and then runs off to go get a replacement lunch. He takes 3 minutes to run to and back from a nearby convenience store. She is surprised by him. He says 'Athlete Kawahara does it again!' and gives a V-sign. Ikumi thanks him as he walks away.

The sisters Later that night, Ikumi and Rieko are chatting in their bedroom before bed, talking about guys and school and all other things girls talk about. Ikumi thinks that at times like these, she was glad she had a sister. Their mother comes and tells them to go to bed and they say yes, but of course they don't go to bed straight away.

A few days later, Ikumi and her friend Peko chan are walking home from school and sees Kawahara kun (the guy Ikumi bumped into before) at a cafe. Kawahara kun is with his friends and he calls her over. They talk about things and Peko chan tells them that Ikumi is a very good cook. Kawahara kun says he's into cooking as well, since the modern age guy should be able to cook.

Kawahara kun says he'd like to eat a lunch that Ikumi has cooked, so Ikumi decides to cook lunch for him as well as for herself and Rieko. However, she doesn't want to tell Rieko about Kawahara kun because she fears that he is Rieko's type of guy. Kawahara kun - Ikumi's crush Some time later, Ikumi is going out to the aquarium with Kawahara kun and friends. Ikumi finds out that Rieko is also going, with a guy she is thinking of going out with. Rieko asks if she can borrow Ikumi's dress and even though it's Ikumi's favourite and she doesn't want to lend it to Rieko, she does anyway.

They bump into each other on the way to the aquarium and Kawahara kun comments that they don't look alike. Ikumi thinks that it means that he thinks Rieko is prettier than her. They have a fun day at the aquarium and they go home. When Ikumi arrives home, Rieko asks about the guys she was with, especially one of them. Rieko is interested in Kawahara kun now and asks Ikumi to hook them up. Ikumi agrees reluctantly. Ikumi - the older sister

Some days later, Ikumi sees Rieko talking to Kawahara kun and his friends at the cafe. She gets upset, but he notices her outside. She is all upset and is crying and says she can't see him any more. Kawahara kun doesn't know why. She runs home, crying.

Later that night, Rieko comes to talk to Ikumi and says that she had a good time talking to Kawahara kun earlier. Ikumi finally snaps and tells Rieko to butt out of her life. She tells Rieko that she's so much prettier, smarter and better at sport than her and she could have any guy she wanted from her school so why did she have to want the guy Ikumi had a crush on? Ikumi says she's always been envious of Rieko because of her talents and she tells Rieko to go away.

Peko chan - Ikumi's friend After their 'fight', Ikumi tells Peko chan about it at school. Peko chan says it's only human and that she's glad Ikumi let it all out. Peko chan tells her to have more confidence in herself because Ikumi has a lot of good points about her too.

When Ikumi gets home, Rieko gives her a photo album of some photos Kawahara kun took of Ikumi at the aquarium. Rieko says that Ikumi looks really pretty in the photos and she doesn't know what Ikumi was saying about Rieko being the prettier one. Rieko says that the photos say everything about how Kawahara kun feels.

Ikumi goes to the cafe and they're all glad she's back to see them again. There, she finds out from his friends that Kawahara kun was really worried about why she wouldn't see him again. Ikumi feels much better and the story ends there.

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