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Junko - Author

About the Author

Our family really, really love making things. We invented JUNKO to help kids (and grown-ups!) upcycle their home’s recycling into toys. Hopefully, you’ll agree that there’s no need to buy new toys all the time - it’s way more satisfying and good for our brains to learn to make things ourselves and of course it’s much more eco-friendly too :)

Just like you, we care about the planet, so JUNKO is made from recycled plastic - that way we use less of the earth’s precious natural resources. If we don’t use up old plastic (there’s more of it than you can imagine) it gets buried, burned or finds its way into the sea - each has an environmental cost. 

Magic Corners are sturdy, reusable, they cut out the single-use plastics you get with sticky tape or glue - and they join up card better than anything else we’ve seen! When you’re done playing, just take your creation apart and pop it in recycling (so long as you haven’t covered it in paint!)

 

BETH ROPE (mum) Making and colouring the toys & photography

ORSON  ROPE (son) Bat design, Dart graphics, Little Robot design/toys

BELLA ROPE (daughter) Colouring and graphics - The House, Decorations

HECTOR ROPE (son) Croc design, Little People and Alien toys

PETE ROPE (dad) Book design

Books by Junko

Star-Crossed!! 4

Star-Crossed!! 4

Author: Junko Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/01/2022

From the creator of the hit manga and anime Kiss Him, Not Me! comes another off-the-wall, geeky shojo comedy! A series of mixups leads to God misplacing the souls of a girl and the handsome idol singer she adores--in each other's bodies! And they can switch back and forth by...kissing?! Azusa lives for only one man: Chika-kun, the cutest and most popular star in the idol group Prince 4 U. She goes to the shows. She watches the interviews. She ropes in her long-suffering best friend and makes him stand in line at dawn to buy the latest exclusive merch. But one concert changes her life, when she accidentally dies trying (and failing) to save his life! It turns out it was all a mix-up, and God agrees to return the two of them to Earth...but fate's mistakes don't end there, as they each wake up in the other's body! To make matters even weirder, they discover they can switch back and forth by kissing! What on Earth does heaven have in store for them?

Star-Crossed!! 3

Star-Crossed!! 3

Author: Junko Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2021

From the creator of the hit manga and anime Kiss Him, Not Me! comes another off-the-wall, geeky shojo comedy! A series of mixups leads to God misplacing the souls of a girl and the handsome idol singer she adores--in each other's bodies! And they can switch back and forth by...kissing?! Azusa lives for only one man: Chika-kun, the cutest and most popular star in the idol group Prince 4 U. She goes to the shows. She watches the interviews. She ropes in her long-suffering best friend and makes him stand in line at dawn to buy the latest exclusive merch. But one concert changes her life, when she accidentally dies trying (and failing) to save his life! It turns out it was all a mix-up, and God agrees to return the two of them to Earth...but fate's mistakes don't end there, as they each wake up in the other's body! To make matters even weirder, they discover they can switch back and forth by kissing! What on Earth does heaven have in store for them?

Star-Crossed!! 2

Star-Crossed!! 2

Author: Junko Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/06/2021

From the creator of the hit manga and anime Kiss Him, Not Me! comes another off-the-wall, geeky shojo comedy! A series of mixups leads to God misplacing the souls of a girl and the handsome idol singer she adores--in each other's bodies! And they can switch back and forth by...kissing?! Azusa lives for only one man: Chika-kun, the cutest and most popular star in the idol group Prince 4 U. She goes to the shows. She watches the interviews. She ropes in her long-suffering best friend and makes him stand in line at dawn to buy the latest exclusive merch. But one concert changes her life, when she accidentally dies trying (and failing) to save his life! It turns out it was all a mix-up, and God agrees to return the two of them to Earth...but fate's mistakes don't end there, as they each wake up in the other's body! To make matters even weirder, they discover they can switch back and forth by kissing! What on Earth does heaven have in store for them?

WOW CATS Coloring Book by Junko (Japanese-English edition)

WOW CATS Coloring Book by Junko (Japanese-English edition)

Author: Junko Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2021

Star-Crossed!! 1

Star-Crossed!! 1

Author: Junko Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/02/2021

From the creator of the hit manga and anime Kiss Him, Not Me! comes another off-the-wall, geeky shojo comedy! A series of mixups leads to God misplacing the souls of a girl and the handsome idol singer she adores--in each other's bodies! And they can switch back and forth by...kissing?! Azusa lives for only one man: Chika-kun, the cutest and most popular star in the idol group Prince 4 U. She goes to the shows. She watches the interviews. She ropes in her long-suffering best friend and makes him stand in line at dawn to buy the latest exclusive merch. But one concert changes her life, when she accidentally dies trying (and failing) to save his life! It turns out it was all a mix-up, and God agrees to return the two of them to Earth...but fate's mistakes don't end there, as they each wake up in the other's body! To make matters even weirder, they discover they can switch back and forth by kissing! What on Earth does heaven have in store for them?

WOW by Junko English & Japanese

WOW by Junko English & Japanese

Author: Junko Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/06/2020

Kiss Him, Not Me 14

Kiss Him, Not Me 14

Author: Junko Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/07/2018

Kae is a secret fujoshi (female manga/anime nerd) who spends all day fantasising about her male classmates making out with... each other. However, her fervent passion for manga and anime causes an accident that comes with surprising results. The once homely and overweight fangirl has become an overwhelmingly cute girl who now turns heads everywhere she goes. Now Kae has caught the attention of a group of handsome boys who all want to date her. But in the end Kae is still a fujoshi, and would get much more enjoyment out of seeing those boys make out with each other.

Kiss Him, Not Me 13

Kiss Him, Not Me 13

Author: Junko Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/02/2018

Kae is a secret fujoshi (female manga/anime nerd) who spends all day fantasising about her male classmates making out with... each other. However, her fervent passion for manga and anime causes an accident that comes with surprising results. The once homely and overweight fangirl has become an overwhelmingly cute girl who now turns heads everywhere she goes. Now Kae has caught the attention of a group of handsome boys who all want to date her. But in the end Kae is still a fujoshi, and would get much more enjoyment out of seeing those boys make out with each other.

Kiss Him, Not Me 12

Kiss Him, Not Me 12

Author: Junko Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/09/2017

Kae is a secret fujoshi (female manga/anime nerd) who spends all day fantasising about her male classmates making out with... each other. However, her fervent passion for manga and anime causes an accident that comes with surprising results. The once homely and overweight fangirl has become an overwhelmingly cute girl who now turns heads everywhere she goes. Now Kae has caught the attention of a group of handsome boys who all want to date her. But in the end Kae is still a fujoshi, and would get much more enjoyment out of seeing those boys make out with each other.

Kiss Him, Not Me 11

Kiss Him, Not Me 11

Author: Junko Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/06/2017

Kae is a secret fujoshi (female manga/anime nerd) who spends all day fantasising about her male classmates making out with... each other. However, her fervent passion for manga and anime causes an accident that comes with surprising results. The once homely and overweight fangirl has become an overwhelmingly cute girl who now turns heads everywhere she goes. Now Kae has caught the attention of a group of handsome boys who all want to date her. But in the end Kae is still a fujoshi, and would get much more enjoyment out of seeing those boys make out with each other.

Kiss Him, Not Me 10

Kiss Him, Not Me 10

Author: Junko Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/04/2017

Kae is a secret fujoshi (female manga/anime nerd) who spends all day fantasising about her male classmates making out with... each other. However, her fervent passion for manga and anime causes an accident that comes with surprising results. The once homely and overweight fangirl has become an overwhelmingly cute girl who now turns heads everywhere she goes. Now Kae has caught the attention of a group of handsome boys who all want to date her. But in the end Kae is still a fujoshi, and would get much more enjoyment out of seeing those boys make out with each other.

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