Pretty Panels

(Okumura Mariko's "Hikari no Pansy")

There is no rhyme or reason to this page, I just wanted to capture the evocative settings and other pretty panels in a lot of shoujo manga. These are just caps, some I've adjusted a little or cleaned out some text bubbles, most, I've only just cropped! (Aside from the Pansy one above, which I also tinted pink).
I love how dainty the bedrooms are and how elegant the palaces look (here they are, neatly cut out of tragic context... almost).
You can do what you like with them, I lay no claim to the art after all, you can use them for art inspiration (there are simpler styles and more elaborate ones!), use them in graphics or whatever else, just don't repost entire chunks of this scrapbook-like collection!

Rose of Versailles by Ikeda Riyoko
(I especially like how visibly Ikeda Riyoko's art improves from early chapters to those extra chapters years later and with more time to work on individual chapters!!)

Hikari no Pansy by Okumura Mariko (scanslation by Ivy Scans)

I left the text in some of these because even the dialogue was too sweet...

Alpen Rose by Akaishi Michiyo

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