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When 30-year-old Daikichi returns home for his grandfather's funeral he meets an unfamiliar child in the garden. His mother explains that Rin is his grandfather's illegitimate daughter by an unknown mother. The girl is an embarrassment to all his relatives and nobody wants to take her in because of the scandal. Annoyed by their attitude, Daikichi decides to take care of Rin himself, even though he is single and has no experience raising a child.

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Feel Young

Oct 8, 2005
30,948 7.57
Shintarou Kisaragi—a NEET who shut himself inside his room for two years—had been living his life normally until he met a cyber girl named Ene, who appeared in his computer screen when someone anonymously sent him a mysterious e-mail one year ago. One day, Ene messes with Shintarou's PC, which forces him to go to the outside world for first time in two years. (Source: MU, edited)

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Comic Gene

Jun 15, 2012
26,683 8.13
Nai searches for someone important to him, with only an abandoned bracelet as a clue. Gareki steals and pick-pockets to get by from day to day. The two meet in a strange mansion where they are set-up, and soon become wanted criminals by military security operatives. When Nai and Gareki find themselves desperate in a hopeless predicament, they encounter none other than the country's most powerful defense organization—"Circus"!! (Source: OneManga)

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Comic ZERO-SUM

Aug 28, 2007
26,631 8.11
Barsburg Empire's Military Academy has always been known for training the elite with potential to become superb soldiers who won't bring shame to the name of the empire. The students of the special program freely utilize an ability called "zaiphon" to fight... Everyone's capabilities are different, and in many cases, reflect their nature. However, not everything is what it seems, and nothing will be the same for Teito Klein after passing the last exam... (Source: Timcanpi) Included one-shot: Volume 17: Seven Ghosts (pilot)

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Comic ZERO-SUM

Apr 28, 2005
25,525 8.03
Yukari wants nothing more than to make her parents happy by studying hard and getting into a good college. One afternoon, however, she is kidnapped by a group of self-styled fashionistas calling themselves "Paradise Kiss." Yukari suddenly finds herself flung into the roller-coaster life of the fashion world, guided by George, art-snob extraordinaire. In a glamorous makeover of body, mind and soul, she is turned from a hapless bookworm into her friends 22 own exclusive clothing model. (Source: Tokyopop)

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Zipper

Mar 23, 1999
24,331 8.31
Men: they're the root of Takanashi Chiwa's problems, which is why she never had the time nor the opportunity to have a boyfriend in her entire life. A full-time office lady and a part-time hostess, she works night and day to pay off her dad's debt from his failed business. One night at her part-time job, a high-class customer has her fired. Then the next day, she's called in to see the president—whom she had never even seen before in the office—only to find out she's to marry him! But what kind of guy is Mamiya Hokuto anyway? Will he become one of Chiwa's problems, or will he save her from them? And will this marriage even last?! (Source: Aerandria)

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Petit Comic

Jan 8, 2009
24,254 7.99
Aoyagi Ritsuka is one troubled 6th grader. Two years ago, he mysteriously lost his memory and developed an alternate personality. His mother constantly berates (and occasionally beats) him, asking what happened to the "real" Ritsuka, and his only defender and friend, his older brother Seimei, was recently killed. Suddenly, Seimei's apparent "friend," Soubi, appears. Soubi tells him that Ritsuka's true name is "Loveless," and that Soubi was assigned by Seimei to take care of Ritsuka and protect him. Ritsuka soon gets sucked into a bizzare underground society where teams of people, a "Fighter Unit," and a "Sacrifice," battle using elaborate and beautifully-phrased spells. He seeks both acceptance of himself, and the answer to the mystery of who killed his brother and why. (Source: TokyoPop)

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Comic ZERO-SUM

Nov 17, 2001
23,059 7.85
The story centers around Tsukimi Kurashita, a huge fan of jellyfish (kurage, a wordplay on the "kura/mi" and "tsuki/ge" in her name) and a girl who moves to Tokyo to become an illustrator. She moves into "Amamizukan," an apartment complex that is full of fujoshi (diehard female otaku) with a no-men-allowed rule. However, one day, Tsukimi invites a stylishly fashionable woman to stay at her room at Amamizukan—only to discover that the guest is not who "she" seems to be. (Source: ANN)

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Kiss

Oct 25, 2008
21,994 8.38
Chihaya is a girl in the sixth grade, still not old enough to even know the meaning of the word zeal. But one day, she meets Arata, a transfer student from rural Fukui prefecture. Though docile and quiet, he has an unexpected skill: his ability to play competitive karuta, a traditional Japanese card game. Chihaya is struck by his obsession with the game, along with his ability to pick out the right card and swipe it away before any of his opponents. However, Arata is transfixed by her as well, all because of her unbelievable natural talent for the game. Don't miss this story of adolescent lives and emotions playing out in the most dramatic of ways! (Source: Kodansha Comics USA)

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Be-Love

Dec 28, 2007
19,938 8.55
In a high school classroom, students mourn the loss of one of their own: Tomie Kawakami, who has been murdered and dismembered. Shocked by the announcement of her death, the class is puzzled by the cruel fate that has befallen someone so dear to them; such a radiant and beautiful girl did not deserve such a hideous demise. However, a strikingly familiar student suddenly appears at the classroom's entrance. Gorgeous, slender, and with a beauty mark under her left eye, Tomie smiles and apologizes for being late. But this is just the beginning of the mysteries surrounding this seemingly inhuman woman. The men unlucky enough to catch her eye become smitten with her instantly, but also become driven by a dark impulse to dismember her, one they often succumb to. And each time, Tomie returns from the dead to continue her favorite pastime: toying with men. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

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Nemuki

?? ??, 1987
19,583 7.68
Shinichi Chiaki is a first class musician whose dream is to play among the elites in Europe. Coming from a distinguished family, he is an infamous perfectionist—not only is he highly critical of himself, but of others as well. The only thing stopping Shinichi from leaving for Europe is his fear of flying. As a result, he's grounded in Japan. During his fourth year at Japan's top music university, Shinichi happens to meet Megumi Noda or, as she refers to herself, Nodame. On the surface, she seems to be an unkempt girl with no direction in life. However, when Shinichi hears Nodame play the piano for the first time, he is in awe of the kind of music she creates. Nevertheless, Shinichi is dismayed to discover that Nodame is his neighbor, and worse, she ends up falling head over heels in love with him. [Written by MAL Rewrite] The last two volumes titled, Nodame Cantabile: Encore Opera-hen, contain sequel to the main series.

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Kiss

Jul 10, 2001
18,177 8.51
A disillusioned young man in search of "something" stumbles into the weird and wacky world of Wonderland, where, as "Alice," he is thrust into a murderous game of "Kill the White Rabbit" by command of the ruler of the land, the Queen of Hearts. But while Alice rails against the role that has been forced upon him, he has little choice but to comply. For in Wonderland, not sticking to the script can have deadly consequences... (Source: Yen Press)

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Comic ZERO-SUM

May 28, 2009
17,428 7.66
A smoke-filled alley in Chinatown harbors Count D's Pet Shop. The pets sold here aren't your everyday variety and the Count prides himself on selling Love and Dreams in the form of magical creatures that come with an exclusive contract. But buyers beware. If the contract is broken the Count cannot be held accountable for whatever may happen. A fascinating and macabre look into the very soul of human nature. (Source: Tokyopop)

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Horror M

?? ??, 1995
16,661 8.42
Kaya thought she had found the perfect job when she became the private secretary of Kyouhei Touma - the director of a tableware company of the same name. Kyouhei is a capable director, but his arrogance and sluttish behavior are almost legendary. Kaya is doing her best to prove that she is capable in her work, but one night, by accident, she discovers his secret... of him being a vampire! (Source: Aerandria)

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Petit Comic

Sep ??, 2006
16,502 7.71
A story about two unusually mature young people. They are both smart, very together and they are in love. But, as grown-up as they act, they are still just 14 and their feelings for each other are captured with tenderness and lack of nostalgia, but very cutely.

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Rakuen Le Paradis

Jun 30, 2010
16,392 7.66
Constantly transferring schools since childhood, Kaoru Nishimi has always been seen as a social outcast when he transfers due to his intellectual nature and wealthy background. But after moving to Kyushu for his first year of high school, things begin to change when Kaoru befriends the class president Ritsuko Mukae and, unexpectedly, the notorious school delinquent Sentarou Kawabuchi. While Kaoru is an honors student, Sentarou is constantly getting into fights and skipping class. However, these two opposites find a common ground in one thing—music. One day, Kaoru is invited by Ritsuko to visit her family's record store, where he finds Sentarou in the basement showcasing his skill in jazz drumming. Kaoru, being a classical pianist, knows nothing about jazz. But inspired by the performance, he begins to open his mind to the genre alongside Sentarou. The duo begin to practice in after-school jazz sessions in the record store's basement. As he spends more time improving his skills in jazz, Kaoru finds a person whom he can truly call his friend, and comes to learn the joys of playing music. Sakamichi no Apollon follows their story of friendship and love brought together by jazz. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

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Flowers (Monthly)

Sep 28, 2007
15,782 8.66
Takemoto lives in a run down student apartment, where his greatest worry is when he'll next be able to afford to eat meat and whether he'll get to class on time. Although he's away from home and living on his own, Takemoto is far from finished growing up. Along with his crazy cast of friends, Morita, Mayama, Yamada, and Hagumi, Takemoto sets out to discover life and his true self. (Source: VIZ Media) Included one-shots: Volume 10: Sora no Kotori, Hoshi no Opera

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Young You

Apr 24, 2000
13,308 8.42
Fed-up with a life of being under-appreciated and disrespected, Sumire Iwaya decides to change things when she picks up a young boy off the street and brings him into her house. Despite being total opposites, the two seem to complement one another as they try to carve out an ordinary life for themselves. (Source: TokyoPop)

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Kiss

May 8, 2000
13,236 8.15
The unemployed Shibata Michiko is betting everything she has on her romance with a younger man—literally. In order to keep him happy, she deprives herself of the things she wants and buys him expensive clothing and accessories. Since she's flat out broke, she needs to find a job before she starves to death and loses her young love interest. However, Michiko discovers that the boy was never interested in her romantically. Depressed at being dumped and after a series of unsuccessful interviews, she bumps into Kurosawa—an intimidating former boss she used to dislike. (Source: Dazzling Scans)

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YOU

Apr 15, 2013
11,447 7.97
Only in autumn when the dead leaves flutter about can Akino meet the mysterious boy who lives inside the deep blue tree. (Source: MU)

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Mugen Anthology Series

Dec 7, 2007
11,441 8.04
The noble William possesses a rare kind of intelligence. The school he attends and his family background both draw much attention. However, one day, his family loses money after his uncle's business fails. Worrying about how this would affect his school's reputation, he returns home to help the family butler search for things to sell. What they found was an underground room that had been used by William's ancestors. The room contains a magical seal, with which William unintentionally summons a demon. The demon, Dantalion tells William that has the ability to choose the king of the demon world! Naturally, the candidates for king will come after William...who will become king in the end?! (Source: Hyper Parfait)

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Comic ZERO-SUM

Oct 28, 2009
11,324 7.89
Akiko Hayashi has soaring but strangely specific dreams: to make a successful manga debut while still in school, have her favorite actor star in its adaptation, and end up marrying him. However, she is far from having the motivation or skills to realize these hopes. When a friend introduces her to an unorthodox, backstreet art class taught by the strong-armed Kenzou Hidaka, called simply as "Sensei," Akiko decides to enroll, expecting an easy ride and an automatic improvement in her art skills. To her chagrin, what she gets is something else entirely—a tough, demanding, and uncompromising teacher with absolutely no interest in manga. But when Akiko takes up Sensei's challenge of an intense schedule, she comes to recognize how much he cares about his students and forms a close bond with him. With Sensei's guidance, Akiko learns what is necessary to become a successful mangaka as well as what it means to be an adult. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

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Cocohana

Nov 28, 2011
11,089 8.76
Sakuragawa Miyako is a graduate student at Eito University against the wishes of her family. She finds out that the prince of Estolia is studying abroad and is at Eito University. She wants to get close to him only in the hopes of finishing her thesis on his great grandmother, Queen Ritsuko–but he has other ideas!? (Source: Utopian Dream) Included one-shot: Volume 5: Sinful Love: Your Future is Mine

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Petit Comic

?? ??, 2005
11,057 7.71
Mahiru meets one day a black cat in the street and gives him the name Kuro. But Kuro is a servant vampire—and also an extremely lazy one! For he is also known as "Sleepy Ash," the Servamp of inertia, and thus the exact opposite of the ordinary, dutiful Mahiru. To make matters worse, Mahiru unintentionally forms a contract with the bloodsucker and gets embroiled in an ancient conflict between vampires and humans. (Source: Seven Seas)

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Comic Gene

Jun 15, 2011
9,741 7.81
Fresh out of college, Kumiko "Yankumi" Yamaguchi becomes a math teacher at an all-boys high school. Unfortunately for her, she's assigned by the school board as the homeroom teacher for class 3-D, which happens to be the class of delinquent students. When the class attempts to make a living hell out of Yankumi's career, they fail as her persistence and aggression gain her respect. However, little does anyone in the school know that Yankumi is actually heir to the Kuroda Ikka—one of Tokyo's most powerful yakuza clans. (Source: ANN)

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YOU

Dec 15, 1999
9,695 8.21
History isn't Tokidoki's strong subject. He's even forced to do make-up work at a high-tech history museum to bring up his failing grades. After losing an eye to a virtual reality monster in an Edo period simulation, he finds himself unable to leave the game. Could it be real? (Source: Easy Going Scans)

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Comic ZERO-SUM

Jul 28, 2004
9,559 7.75
From a young age, Minami Harusumi has had recurring dreams of Veronica, a princess whose kingdom is on the verge of destruction. He believes them to be recollections of his past life, and that he is her reincarnation. Because of this, he is ridiculed by his classmates. One day, when the mockery escalates into bullying, he rediscovers magic—something Veronica had studied and used. Reassured his past life is not merely a fantasy, Minami tries to learn more about his past memories and the reason behind them... (Source: MU)

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Comic ZERO-SUM

Nov 16, 2007
8,878 8.06
Maiko Ninomiya is college freshman again this year! All because of the accident a year ago that put her in the hospital for half a year. Not to let the fact that she was held back a year dishearten her, she made a complete recovery. But recently she keeps seeing dreams about having passionate sex. On top of that after meeting novelist Yukiya Nagase, strange things keep happening!? The popular mysterious love comedy will make your heart and body hot! 14.5: Stress Pink-kun and Me (Source: Manga Abyss)

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Petit Comic

?? ??, 2004
7,762 7.53
Aki
2 vols
Manga add
Ganymedes is a revered, handsome Trojan prince. His beauty has not gone unnoticed by the gods. The day of his coming of age parade, Ganymedes is abducted by Apollon, the sun god. Ganymedes awakens in a foreign place, surrounded by pure-white flowers and an endless, star-filled sky. Apollon reappears and informs Ganymedes that he’s imprisoned in the Garden of the Gods. For what purpose is he being kept there? (Source: shinkeikaku)

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Zero-Sum WARD

Nov 16, 2007
7,488 7.29
Shinjuurou Mamiya is an embalmer, a profession seen as "unclean" in Japan. Shinjyurou has accepted the life of an outcast amongst most people; to him it is a job and nothing more. He has gained an exceptional understanding of death and its consequences, as well as what it means to live. Mitsukazu Mihara brings us another psychological masterpiece in several thought-provoking volumes, the first alone of which explores the meanings of beauty, love and loss. (Source: ANN)

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Feel Young

May 8, 2002
7,373 8.24
Kyouichi's indecisive character has led him to repeatedly commit the foolish mistake of adultery. One day, Imagase, a college classmate he hasn't seen since graduation, shows up as the private detective hired by his wife to investigate his infidelity. Imagase, however, proposes a deal. He won't tell Kyouichi's wife about his affairs, but, for compensation, he makes an unbelievable demand: "I want your body in exchange..." (Source: MU)

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Judy

Jun ??, 2004
7,067 7.88
13-year old Rachel awakens to find herself trapped in the basement of an abandoned building. Without any memories, or even a clue as to where she could be, she wanders the building, lost and dizzy. In her search, she comes across a man covered in bandages. He introduces himself as Zack and he wields a scythe. A strange bond is struck between them, strengthened by strange, crazy promises… These two, trapped in this strange building, don't know why fate has placed them there. But they will work together desperately to find a way out… (Source: MU)

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Comic Gene

Oct 15, 2015
7,000 8.00
Belca Noctircus is the son of a commoner and the King of Noctircus. He is the third prince in the royal Noctircus family and is third in line for the throne. Soon after coming back from abroad, his brother and the crown prince of Noctircus, Hector, reveals his amibition to create peace with the Amonel, a race considered to be monsters but mysteriously dies from a chronic disease. Belca and his other older brother, Orcelito discovers the conspiracy behind Hector's death and Belca is nearly killed because of it. However, he is saved by a wandering bard/scholar named Eco. Meanwhile Orcelito is taken by Lagen, whose son, a young nobleman, locks him up and manipulates him to do things by Lagen's bidding and wishes. (Source: Wikipedia)

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Comic ZERO-SUM

Apr 28, 2008
6,812 7.40
Kawana Tsugumi works for an interior design company. She goes to a drinking party at a client's architectural office and happens to meet her first love. He's more handsome than ever and it isn't until he's leaving that she realizes something has changed: Ayukawa is in a wheelchair. (Source: MU)

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Kiss

Mar 24, 2014
6,575 7.63
If you are aware of fashion in Japan, you must have seen Liliko's face. For the last few years, she has been at the top of the modeling world, with her face and body promoting the biggest brands. But as everyone who is in this world admits, staying on top is a constant and never ending battle. There are always new faces introduced to the public. Younger models and new looks are brought into the fold every season. And keeping that position means learning to adapt and learning to cope with change. To maintain her position Liliko has decided to go under the knife. This is not her first go with this service. It is yet another round of plastic surgery, all done to keep herself looking young and vibrant. However, in this case just a little nip and tuck was not enough. Liliko is bent on undergoing a full body makeover. From head-to-toe, every inch of her will undergo cosmetic surgery, and thus begins her madness. (Source: Vertical)

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Feel Young

Jun 8, 1995
6,448 7.62
A middle school BOY and a beautiful OL, an extraordinary love story, from their meeting until goal in." Akemi is a beautiful OL, who is rather bored by the unchanging everyday life. To make things interesting, she plays a little game. A simple game. Every day at 7:14, she gets on her usual bus, picks another rider that piques her interest, and sits next to them. If they do a double-take on her, she wins her game. It was just supposed to kill time, but it turned out to be quite entertaining. One who is sleeping suddenly wakes up, one who is reading stops in realization... a short game. Still, a fun one. Until one day, she sits next to a kid who doesn't seem to take notice of her. Was he just pre-occupied? Maybe he's just too young? Akemi is irked, and finds that she has to up her ante, determined to win this game. The volume also includes 3 one-shots: Yukai no Susume, Kedama no Cake, Kinou Kenka wo Shimashita.

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Rakuen Le Paradis

Aug 5, 2010
6,323 7.56
Kaoru Amane is a 16-year-old girl who suffers from a rare genetic disorder known as xeroderma pigmentosum—a condition in which even the smallest amount of sunlight will cause irreparable damage to her skin, potentially ending her life. As a result, she is confined to her house during the day, while venturing out into the city only at night to play her guitar and sing in front of the train station. During her time spent indoors, she watches a young boy from afar and yearns to talk to him. Through her cousin's efforts, Kaoru finds out that the boy's name is Kouji Fujishiro. Eventually, Kaoru runs into him during one of her nightly adventures, their first meeting cementing her feelings for the boy she has always longed to be with; however, as the girl begins to fall deeper in love, her complicated illness is certain to bring some hardships. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Sep 5, 2006
6,058 7.78
The fearsome foursome continue their journey west towards Shangri-La, encountering new challenges and new adventures along the way. Their legend precedes them, but not always in the way one might expect. The Minus Wave that apparently drove all the youkai in the land mad looks like it might have missed one, as Sanzou, Gojou, Hakkai and Gokuu meet a lone guardian and the band of children he cares for. Fear and misunderstanding run throughout this particular leg of the journey, including between the members of the Sanzou group! (Source: Tokyopop)

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Comic ZERO-SUM

Mar 28, 2002
5,819 8.38
Miyoshi Yoshiko is working her way as a model by doing various modeling gigs for her agency. After one of those gigs causes her to lose her job as a model, she now faces a desperate situation of being broke and unemployed. Things start to look up when she gets offered another modeling job, but this time it's modeling for Chuujou Tarou, the lecherous sculptor who got her fired in the first place! How will Yoshiko handle working for a perverted employer who can't keep his hands off her–not because he's attracted to her, but because he likes her bone structure?! (Source: Aerandria Scans) Included one-shots: Volume 1: Blanc Marié Volume 2: Biyaku (Aphrodisiac)

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Ane-kei Petit Comic

Jun 8, 2009
5,806 7.27
Sakura-gari is a Taishou Era romantic story, ten years in the making. It centers around the 16-year-old Tagami Masataka as he aims to find his place in life. While attempting to start prep school as a rounin, he encounters Saiki Souma, the son of a distinguished noble of the Saiki Koushyaku family, and becomes part of the Saiki household.

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Rinka

Jun 14, 2007
5,781 8.27
Kyouichi is now divorced from his wife and carrying on a tenuous, homosexual relationship with Imagase. He has even become accustomed to having sex with Imagase every day. However, when Tamaki, a young co-worker with a crush on Kyouichi, appears on the scene, it might be the beginning of the end for Kyouichi and Imagase. (Source: presencedear)

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Judy

Oct 20, 2006
5,554 8.31
Life isn’t sweet... Asaoka Yuuri, a senior in university, has failed for the 49th time in job hunting. During an exam at the 50th company, which should be a commemoration for her, she came to know Manabe Ryouji, a famous guy at her university. The first impression was horrible. But what will happen to Yuuri, who started to be attracted to Manabe, who looks cool and can do everything to the point that it’s annoying...?! (Source: Aerandria Scans)

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Petit Comic

?? ??, 2008
5,549 7.86
After the crime rate began to spiral out of control in the third Toutoh empire, a law was established to help expedite trials and relieve the pressure on the overcrowded prisons, which were filled to the brim with criminals who had been sentenced to life in prison without any chance of parole. According to this new law, trials could still be held and the death sentence could still be given to accused criminals who hadn't been captured yet. Moreover, in order to capture these criminals who had been given a punishment by the courts, the Special Executions police force was created... (Source: Entropy)

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Comic ZERO-SUM

Feb 28, 2005
5,541 7.88
1. Our Vast Loneliness 2. Love Letter 3. All of Sully/Lily 4. Airport 5. Fetish

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Feel Young

Sep 29, 2004
5,487 7.16
Choko Kuze is the sensible daughter of a venerable family who went bankrupt. She joins a real estate company as an entry-level office worker, but her eccentric boss is harder on her than anyone else in the company! After hearing him inadvertently call her "milady", she realizes he was the young servant boy she knew as a child. At work he's a tyrant, but after hours he insists on treating her like a lady of the nobility. Is romance even possible for a couple locked in such a crazy role reversal? (Source: Shoujo Beat)

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Petit Comic

?? ??, 2005
5,410 7.50
Remember that plague you learned about in history class? Well, it's back, ready to infect hordes of people! Follow Nagasawa, a melodramic student caught in the middle of this horrid epidemic, with absolutely no idea what's going on, trying to get through life with infected people all about. Can you say creepy? (Source: MU)

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Comic ZERO-SUM

Apr 27, 2002
4,968 7.19
Naruse Kazuki and Koutake Haruki are on the advanced track of Seitoukou Academy.Though they are not connected by blood, these two whose faces are so similar coincidentally have their 16th birthdays on November 11th. However, on that fateful anniversary, the cogs of fate have begun to turn. A game involving both their destinies has now begun! (Source: Entropy)

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Comic ZERO-SUM

Jan 27, 2007
4,895 7.45
On the normal, unchanging campus, it suddenly occurred; A murder case where a body was cut open, right into two. On the other side of the unsolved case, the rumor-loving high school students became involved in a certain ritual. From the extremely popular songs on Nico Nico Douga, begins the Project. What is the "Bookmark of Demise"...? Who is the traitor...? What will the conclusion to this story be...? So, can you solve this mystery? (Source: MU)

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Comic Gene

Dec 15, 2012
4,581 7.75
It starts with poisonous herbs under the cradle. Then under the sheets. And inside the clothes. Even mixed in the milk that they feed the newborn. This way the child gradually gets used to poisons and becomes the perfect assassination tool—the "Poison Princess" whose every kiss, tear, and even touch bring death. Her only chance of survival is to fulfill her duty as an assassin and find a way to live on in the enemy land she is sent to...if her heart is strong enough. (Source: Aerandria Scanlations)

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Nemuki

Oct 12, 2002
4,546 7.75
Sakura is a hard working shoujo mangaka who has no time for relationships. She is forced to attend a goukon and meets a rude and patronizing doctor. Despite their differences they begin dating. Can she find love with this petulant man?

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Chorus

Dec 28, 2006
4,512 7.16
A pair of twisted siblings—Yuuma, a young man obsessed with the devil, and Chizumi, the worst little sister in recorded history—cause all sorts of tragic and terrifying things to happen wherever they go. These scary short stories will shock you with a literal interpretation of the ills that plague modern society (Source: Vertical Inc.) Included one-shots: Saikai, Daichi no Ko

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motto!

Mar 18, 2013
4,466 6.87
An average guy meets a popular girl, and puppy love gradually develops into a serious relationship. But when the girl falls tragically ill with leukemia, the young man must come to terms with what it truly means to love someone. (Source: VIZ Media)

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Petit Comic

Dec 8, 2003
4,387 7.80
At first, she might seem just a cute girl, pretty like a doll, but as soon as she opens her mouth, it becomes clear that she's a really shrewd and independent girl! Her name is Koume and she has a "date with destiny!" She meets one very cool "tiger-master" and one very hot "tiger-tamer" and they are both handsome young men… But what is the truth about them? (Source: MU) Included one-shot: Volume 3: Shiawase no Omamori (Good Luck Charm)

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Petit Comic

Apr 8, 2005
4,344 7.68
It's about the married life between a newlywed working otaku and his pregnant wife.

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Rakuen Le Paradis

Oct 30, 2010
4,326 7.09
This is not your everyday manga. It strictly deals with cases of intersexuality. I.S. stands for Inter Sexuality. This manga deals with the struggles of intersex people: the pain they go through, the troubles they confront, and ultimately their inability to reproduce or even find a partner who will accept them as they are. The series broken down into individual cases; each deals with different people, though some cases are much longer and more dramatic than others.

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Kiss

Jul 8, 2003
4,179 8.10
Hisako was saved from a drunkard by a wolf. She decides to adopt the beautiful, and entrancing creature, but Hisako's new pet turns into a fine-looking guy! Somehow his entrancing eyes remain in her mind... One-Shot: A Request to the Vampire Ryouko is targeted as an anorexic, or shall we say, unappetizing, girl. But when her want to die overflows when she meets a vampire, he turns her world around. (Source: MU)

Serialization:
Petit Comic

?? ??, 2000
4,000 7.41
Japan's biggest company, the Koigakubo's daughter, Reijou Himeko has "violence-seeking" eyes. Aoyama Shuuji watches over her, employed by the Koigakubo as her bodyguard. They appear to be "Senpai" and "Shuu-chan" but perhaps... their relationship is not what it seems― (Source: Chinatown KM)

Serialization:
Comic Gene

Oct 15, 2012
3,984 6.98
22-year-old Hatanaka Seri is the daughter of a family with great wealth, but no historically significant name. 22-year-old Furumidou Yuzuki is the son of a family with a prestigious background that no longer has much money. From their parent's perspectives, a marriage between them is not only mutually beneficial but extremely desirable. Seri, however, is dead set against it. Not only does she hate being forced to do something that is not of her own accord, she cannot see how their marriage could even work. They may have been friends when they were young children, but she and Yuzuki have since grown apart and at present, don't even like each other. Fully expecting Yuzuki to agree, she is surprised to find out that he is at ease with their parents' decision. Is he just too lazy to rebel against his family or is there a much more mysterious and sinister explanation for his desire to get married so quickly?

Serialization:
Petit Comic

?? ??, 2009
3,983 7.56
1. Shiki no Zenjitsu 2. Azusa 2-gou de Saikai 3. Monochrome no Kyoudai (Monochrome Brothers) 4-5. Yumemiru Kakashi 6. 10-gatsu no Hakoniwa 7. Sorekara

Serialization:
Flowers (Monthly)

Oct 14, 2010
3,952 7.75
The story of AkaAka begins with a dream filled with red camellia and the passing of a strange mask. The owner of this mask is a young boy named Yue who lives at a temple populated with rather unusual residents. The nearby town Utsuwa is holding a winter festival. Kurogitsune, his fox spirit friend, decides it's the perfect opportunity for the sheltered Yue to experience the sights, sounds, and most of all—the food! Even though Yue is forbidden to ever leave the temple, they sneak into town, not realizing what they've set into motion... (Source: the manga habit)

Serialization:
Comic Gene

Feb 15, 2012
3,945 7.70
Gian Carlo is thrown into prison once again. However, he excels in prison break and is known for his miraculous escapes—so good, it's his favourite past time and he's even nicknamed "Lucky Dog" for his fortune. But now he is given a bigger task. A letter from the CR:5 boss wants Gian to get four of their executives out of prison. If Gian succeeds, he will be promoted to boss of the group—that is, if he can get everyone out safe.

Serialization:
Comic Gene

Jun 15, 2011
3,896 7.98
Hasegawa Tamaki is high school graduate in her early twenties. Both her parents passed away, so she skipped going to University in order to work several part-time jobs to support herself and her younger brother. Although she's completely unqualified, she is trying her best to get a regular full-time job at a good company... (Source: Icarus Bride Scanalations)

Serialization:
Petit Comic

Aug 8, 2014
3,891 7.12
Momoko, who dreams of becoming an illustrator, finds employment in an ultra fast-paced office that specializes in designing pachinko parlors!! With the office running a yazuka-like business and employing a designer, who has a habit of suddenly stripping in the middle of the night, Momoko believes that the company employees are a bit... no, definitely eccentric!! She continues pulling all-nighters, unable even to return home... And in the midst of cigarette-filled fumes, where women's authority takes a step back, she asks herself, "What am I doing here?" (Source: Antebellum)

Serialization:
Feel Young

Apr 8, 2008
3,754 7.40
For Nozaki Haruka, moving from Tokyo to the small town of Ootsuuma was life-changing... but not in a good way. Half a year later, Nozaki is miserable; she is relentlessly bullied by her classmates, who use her as an output for their pent-up rage and frustration. Though she could, Nozaki does not retaliate nor tell her parents, as she does not want to worry them. With this mentality, she is prepared to endure until graduation. But when her bullies put her through a particularly harrowing ordeal, her parents become aware of the situation and allow Nozaki to stop attending school. However, this only instigates the bullies, forcing them to take an irreversible step which shatters her world forever. Now utterly devastated, a burning ferocity begins to swell within Nozaki, one which her bullies can only hope to escape from. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Serialization:
Horror M

May 7, 2007
3,720 6.63
What happens when an intruder from the sea stakes claim to your bathtub? A cool yet demure teenage boy named Tatsumi must learn to live with the self-obsessed and playful merman, Wakasa, in a small Tokyo apartment. These two dissimilar young men will learn what it takes to deal with one another in their everyday lives. Of course, impromptu visits by Wakasa's ocean friends―an anthropomorphised octopus, jelly fish, and hermit crab―do not make things easier. Welcome to Tatsumi's bathtub. It's getting crowded. (Source: Seven Seas Entertainment)

Serialization:
Comic Gene

Jun 15, 2011
3,676 7.73
A story about two classmates who become friends, Sahoko and Rio. Rio is depressed and self-abusive and isn't loved by her "family" (which consists of her father, stepmother, and stepbrother), but Sahoko seems to be the bright spot in her life. Sahoko also seems to have a mysterious past and doesn't seem to have a good relationship with her parents; she lives with her aunt. It's also hinted at that Sahoko and Rio have met once before, when they were much younger... (Source: Lililicious)

Serialization:
Young You

Apr ??, 1998
3,626 7.64
Once again, we join Sentarou, Kaoru and their friends in a short jam session of friendship, music and love. 1. Junichi and Yurika, after Junichi's move to Tokyo 2. A short story about Kouta, Ritsuko and the guy who answered the phone when Kaoru called Ritsuko 3. Tsutomu Murae (Ritsuko's dad) and how he finds his way into Jazz 4. Sentarou Kawabuchi and how he discovers his new resolve 5. After story...

Serialization:
Flowers (Monthly)

Mar 28, 2012
3,613 8.47
From Condensation: Itadakimasu is a series from the manga-ka of Oboretai, Mata Mata Oboretai, Ningyo Ouji, Haa Haa and Aisuru Hito. Its about a young divorcée who works in a bridal salon beneath her ex-husband who wants nothing more than for Naeko to forgive his cheating and she wanting nothing more to do with him. By chance she runs into the young man Ouji, who is in her dreams and they are going to get married?

Serialization:
Petit Comic

?? ??, 2003
3,561 7.45
At 23 years old, Hina Takato inherited a café and the workers in it from her deceased husband. Although he was much older than her, she loved him a great deal and has vowed to never fall in love again... only, she does. (Source: MU)

Serialization:
Petit Comic

?? ??, 2008
3,542 7.41
Rin Hashiba has only one wish: to fall in love. Even though she doubts the existence of a god, she still prays that she will find her special someone. But her prayers are soon answered in a most peculiar way when Char, the demon king of Avalon, crashes through her roof! When Rin demands that he fixes the damage caused, Char discovers that his magic powers have been drained and that the cure for his situation is Rin herself, specifically her virgin blood. Will Char just take what he needs and leave? Rin doesn't know, but as they grow closer to each other, she can't help but feel the burn of his smoldering eyes. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Serialization:
Renai Paradise

Jun 25, 2009
3,478 7.13
Sakiko Kinoshita is in love. Unfortunately it's with her college professor Takashou Chifuyu, who's already married and has turned down all the advances she's made on him. When her mother decides to leave, Sakiko is unwilling to leave and decides to take care of her tuition and expenses herself. However she doesn't have a job or a way to pay for them. When she's about to sell herself to get the money she runs into Natsuo, who not only saves her from making that mistake but helps her get one step closer to the thing she desires most.

Serialization:
Petit Comic

Oct 6, 2001
3,436 6.83
27-year-old Hotaru would rather sleep at home than seek romance, but due to unforeseen circumstances, suddenly she's living with her boss, Takano. What's more is that she now has a budding relationship with Makoto, who's younger than she is. Like a dried fish thrown back into the ocean, can she learn to swim again and rediscover the ways of romance?

Serialization:
Kiss

Aug 10, 2004
3,382 7.38
Hisako is saved by a beautiful wolf that turns into an even more beautiful man...but can a relationship like this work!? The continuation of the story of Hisako and Yato seen in Kindan no Koi wo Shiyou and Zoku Kindan no Koi wo Shiyou! (Source: ShojoMagic)

Serialization:
Petit Comic

?? ??, 2001
3,343 7.93
Sheila is a housemaid and exclusively serves Edvard, a prince. She also works as his security guard because of her past assassin training. She is all-purpose at work, but awkward when she is off. Although Sheila is competent at battles and operations, but she isn't good at love and establishing friendships. She, however, needs to use the various people around her to have Edvard take over the throne...

Serialization:
Zero-Sum WARD

Nov 15, 2008
3,318 7.11
Asuka is a talented woman who works hard at her real estate job, but her true dream is to get married and be a loving housewife. She seems to be on the fast track to realizing that dream... until her boyfriend of five years suddenly asks to break up. She meets Nanami Ryuu, a young hotshot TV announcer, who is accomplished, handsome, and acts the perfect gentleman, but he is strongly opposed to marriage. Is it possible to get along without agreeing on such an important issue? Included one-shot: Volume 4: Junai Masquerade

Serialization:
Petit Comic

Apr 8, 2014
3,257 7.70
Yukari is a "bad girl." She rebels against her controlling mother by dyeing her hair, polishing her nails and having an older boyfriend, with whom she has an intimate relationship. In fact, as she notes, that's kind of all they have right now. He never takes her anywhere; they just go to a karaoke box, sing a bit, and have sex. Miki is a "good girl." She's tall, and has classic Japanese beauty. She's quiet and bookish and smart. And a bit aloof. The two are forced to share a double desk at the beginning of the term which annoys Yukari to no end. Like most bad girls, her initial reaction is disdain and derision for the good girl's behavior. But, one day, after school, she sees Miki in the Art Room, gently kissing a statue of Mars and her heart starts to race. When someone comes up from behind, both Miki and Yukari know that they've been seen, and everything changes between them. (Source: Okazu)
Nov 11, 2006
3,255 7.30
Drawing on CLAMP's own personal experiences, The One I Love provides insight both into the creators' own lives, and into the oft-elusive concept of Love itself. This intimate collection of short stories and essays doesn't skirt issues at the heart of the matter such as insecurity, honesty, distance, independence, age, and marriage. This one-volume anthology comprises 12 individual stories, each of which consists of seven pages of manga and two pages of prose. (Source: Tokyopop)
Jul ??, 1995
3,250 7.14
Setsuko, a daughter of a transsexual man who runs a cross-dressing host bar, meets, falls in love with and then marries the handsome Dr. Tanabe. Tanabe is normal, quiet and highly skilled at everything, while Setsuko is wildly different. Most of the series is comprised of the couple struggling first to have and then maintain their sex life and love each other. (This is definitely a series for 18+ however.) (Source: ANN)

Serialization:
Petit Comic

May 8, 1997
3,174 7.50
Tsubomi Shirakawa, 18 years old, has graduated from high school, but while her circle of friends have already found jobs or started college, she has decided to become a "Freeter," and begins part-timing at a local rental video store. Meanwhile, she finds out that her cousin Noni, whom she has not met from as long as she can remember, has debuted in show business. Tsubomi may have a chubby figure but was uninterested in beauty of figure or form. However that is about to change when, a coworker, Shiro, brings her to visit a bar where she falls in love with the owner, Nasukawa. (Source: An Endless Story)

Serialization:
Zipper

?? ??, 2004
3,173 7.23
A bittersweet love story about the life of Kojima Ari and Fujitani Sousuke as they live together in a de facto relationship (without marriage) in modern-day Japan. (Source: Starry Heaven)

Serialization:
Chorus

Nov ??, 2008
3,130 6.96
Lotte has always been fascinated by the surface world, but mermaids are forbidden to ever have contact with humans. One day, she finds a handsome young man adrift in a shipwreck and takes him to shore. More obsessed with the surface than ever, Lotte jumps at the chance to become human when a demon named J offers her a magic potion. But there's more to J's potion - and his intentions - than meets the eye... (Source: MU)
Jul 6, 2013
3,114 7.18
Beautiful People is a manga comprised of six profound and thought-provoking short stories. 1. Seppakuhime (Princess White Snow) 2. World's End 3. Anti-Telephonica (Electric Angel) 4. Stalker no Onna (The Lady Stalker) 5. Beautiful People 6. Kuuki no Naka wo Nukeru Sora (Blue Sky)

Serialization:
Feel Young

Oct ??, 2001
3,096 7.35
Merleawe has left her hometown and moved to the capital city of Viegald to attend wizard school. On her way to her first day of school, she bumps into a man who kidnaps her and takes her to the castle, where she is charged with an awesome task—impersonating the kingdom's master wizard! Fearing war would break out if it was known the master wizard, Slythfarn, was missing, Slythfarn's inner circle has decided someone must pretend to be him. Merleawe tells them that she will take the job! But not only does she lack the ability to cast more than simple magic, she also has no idea who the master wizard was! Unraveling the twisted threads of Sylthfarn's disappearance and keeping up the appearances of both master wizard and first year wizard student makes Merleawe's every day challenging, magical and amazing! (Source: Tokyopop)

Serialization:
Comic ZERO-SUM

Mar 28, 2002
3,000 7.84
Risa and Takumi are childhood friends, but due to a fight in the past, they stopped talking to each other. Now university students, Takumi is a famous playboy who goes out with a different girl every day, and Risa still regrets not having been able to apologize for what she did six years ago... (Source: Aerandria Scans)

Serialization:
Petit Comic

Jun 7, 2008
2,953 7.29
Yuan Ge, a director at an advertising firm, is interrupted in the midst of a meeting with the news that his long-estranged wife has passed away. He barely finds time to grieve for her, a woman he had long since ceased to love. Several days later, he is struck by the vision of a young girl on a subway bus, but she disappears the minute he looks away. This is a story of lost love, and of one man's personal journey. (Source: Easy Going Scans)
May 20, 2012
2,901 7.86
A story that wonderfully depicts the emotions of a overweight woman with low self-esteem surrounded within the harsh environment of slim and good-looking women. She then decides to lose weight after getting dumped by her lover. The consequences and side-effects are explored further after the "achievement." Is it what she really wished for? (Source: MU)
Nov ??, 1997
2,874 7.04
Since the death of his family in a mysterious fire, Nanasawa Io has lived as an outcast. Students at his school fear him and animals around him soon begin turn up dead. This brings about an investigation into Io by a group know as the Titans. The Titans' goal is to hunt down and destroy Kagetsuki—people who have become possessed by malicious shadows. However, what the Titans soon discover about Io isn't what they expected. (Source: Fallen Syndicate)

Serialization:
Comic ZERO-SUM

Apr 28, 2010
2,861 7.16
Mika, a high school student, has no doubts that she is a lesbian, few people around her know that though. She works at a cafe admiring the owner (she only has a thing for older women after all) and visits bars in the gay district. This story presents her life in pieces: from acquiring a surprising friend to helping a married woman discover herself and experiencing disheartening early love. All the while Mika is the confident young adult woman with an impressively mature mind. (Source: MU)

Serialization:
Rakuen Le Paradis

Oct 29, 2009
2,843 7.49
Aoishi Hanae is a 33-year-old woman who has a job, but no boyfriend. In fact, she's also still a virgin. It's not that she never had a chance to lose her virginity, but she let the chance pass by. At a drinking party with her colleagues, Hanae ends up confiding in Tanokura Yuuto, a handsome young 21-year-old part timer at her company who also attends college, and who has recently broken up with his girlfriend. The next morning, she wakes up in a hotel next to him, and learns that they apparently agreed to start dating and then had sex that night. She has only hazy memories, and has no idea how to deal with the situation. Yuuto is shocked that she doesn't remember, but hopes that they can still date. How will Hanae, who is older but much less experienced in romance, handle her surprising new relationship with the younger and more experienced Yuuto? (Source: MangaHelpers)

Serialization:
Cocohana

Nov 28, 2011
2,790 7.13
1-3. Cherish 4-5. Happiness

Serialization:
Chorus

Nov 28, 2005
2,786 7.11
When a certain man is released from prison, he knows exactly where he's heading first. After falling in love with a traditional comic storyteller's rendition of the story called "Shinigami," he is determined to become his apprentice. The performer, Yakumo, has never taken an apprentice before, but to everyone's surprise, he accepts the eager ex-prisoner, nicknaming him "Yotarou." As Yotarou happily begins his new life, he meets others in Yakumo's life, including Yakumo's ward Konatsu. Konatsu was the daughter of a famous storyteller, and Yakumo took her in after her father's tragic death. Konatsu loved her father's storytelling, and would love to become a performer in her own right—but that path is not available for women. (Source: MangaHelpers)

Serialization:
ITAN

Mar 25, 2010
2,774 8.15
Chun Hyang is a young girl who lives in a village ruled by a tyrannical Yang Ban. When her mother Wall Mae tragically dies, Chun Hyang sets of on an adventure with Mong Ryong, a young traveler who holds the empire's most powerful office as the Am-Hang-Osa. Based on a Korean legend. (Source: ANN)

Serialization:
Serie Mystery

Oct 20, 1992
2,767 7.17
Kaoruko Mochizuki runs an herb shop in a small seaside town. One day, a mysterious man dressed in black named Kaname Hibiki enters her shop and reveals that Kaoruko is actually a witch. And what’s more, Kaoruko needs Kaname to help control her awakening power! (Source: VIZ Media)

Serialization:
Petit Comic

Oct 8, 2011
2,760 7.42
Takashi is haunted at night by visions of a woman begging for her child not to be taken away. He sometimes sees strange shadows outside his window, but tries his best to simply ignore them. As his seventeenth birthday approaches, the shadow becomes more and more clear, and the vision more vivid. Slowly, the once kind and caring Takashi becomes indifferent, and eventually cold and biting towards everyone around him. What does this sudden change in attitude have to do with his seventeenth birthday? (Source: Bliss)

Serialization:
Comic Spica

Nov 24, 2007
2,753 7.67
A country girl in the big city, Yu doesn't quite understand just how hard it is to make it big. So when she's enraptured by a play, she immediately declares it her life's mission to become a great actress. Unfortunately, she has no knowledge of the craft, no experience, and no skills aside from making good curry—not that that kind of thing would ever stop her.

Serialization:
Young You

?? ??, 1996
2,711 8.22
This sensuous take on Red Riding Hood sees girl and wolf switch roles. Marie has a "cute face," but comes from a family of wanted criminals, and isn't afraid to shoot to kill. But when a good-natured wolf with unusual powers shows up... (Source: MU)
Oct 13, 2012
2,708 6.93
Contains 6 short stories: 1. Fu Jun Ai One day, Onosaka Kumiko returns home from grocery shopping and finds a stranger waiting for her in front of her house. The stranger turns out to be Shinohara Yuki, an old crush and work colleague of Kumiko's who quit 3 years earlier because of an incurable illness, and all he wants is to confess to Kumiko before he dies. Knowing that he'll die soon, Kumiko takes pity on Shinohara, invites him to live with her, and soon becomes his lover. But are her feelings really only pity? And is there something Shinohara's hiding too...? 2. A sin to love you Yuu is the top hostess at an escort club for a reason: she loves getting her guy—but she loves being in control even more! So when shy and conservative Mochizuki becomes her newest client, his reserved behavior perplexes her. Every night she pulls out her best feminine wiles, so why isn't he falling for her already? In desperation, she drags the hapless "Shin-kun" to a love hotel, where she discovers a very interesting secret about him. Could it be that the tables have turned and now Yuu is the one in danger of falling for Shin-kun? And is that the only secret of the man of her dreams? 3. Can't live without you A follow-up to "A sin to love you". *NOTE: A follow-up to this can be found as an extra in the series Private Prince. 4. The Deceitful Fingers When homeroom teacher Miyagi's assistant goes on maternity leave, her replacement is the handsome Kiritani Riku. For Miyagi, it's attraction at first sight, but Kiritani seems stuck on an unrequited love—a former teacher of his and the reason why he came a teacher himself. Crushed, Miyagi gets drunk at a welcome party for Kiritani and passes out in front of everyone, but she wakes up to a most unexpected companion...and an even more unexpected proposition! 5. Can I love you dearly? Nishizawa's supervisor Nagase is a devil! His handsome facade can't hide his critical and exacting management style. Then she discover's his secret- he's a fanatical pet owner that loves his cat. The softer side of Nagase is proving devastating to Nishizawa's vision of her boss! 6. How Shinohara-san spends his weekend (bonus story) (Source: MU)

Serialization:
Petit Comic

?? ??, 2004
2,700 6.99
VOICES OF LOVE is a collection of five romantic, hot and sexy stories, created just for women. 1. Voices of Love 2. One Summer's Day 3. Rainbow Smile 4. Pictures of Us 5. Teach Me Love
?? ??, 2006
2,670 6.72
While working at an office, a very ordinary lady named Mahiro Yano becomes a slave to Kyoichi's passions. He fools around with her, so she gets exhausted physically and mentally. Still, she can't find a way out of this love fix. This is the long-awaited second collection of Maki Enjoji's masterpieces. (Source: MU)

Serialization:
Shogakukan Books

?? ??, 2004
2,661 6.85
1-3. Shirayukihime (Snow White) 4-7. Match-Uri no Shoujo (The Little Match Girl) 8-10. Aohige (Bluebeard) 11-12. Kuro no Shou (Black Chapter)
Dec ??, 2009
2,629 6.48