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Cells at Work!
Inside the human body, there are around thirty-seven billion cells, who diligently carry out their duties every day. New to her job, clumsy but cheerful Sekkekkyuu AE3803 is excited to start delivering oxygen and collecting carbon dioxide despite her poor sense of direction. Meanwhile, Hakkekkyuu U-1146 is always ready to fight and kill any pathogen that he comes across. After running into each other multiple times, they quickly become good friends, regardless of their contrasting personalities. Entertaining and educational, Hataraku Saibou follows the two blood cells and their many comrades as they work together to keep the body healthy. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Hataraku Saibou Black
Cells at Work! CODE BLACK
Alcohol, smoking, and stress—in the body subjected to these irritants, the cells responsible for maintaining life seem to fight a war that never ends. Due to a severe shortage of workers, Sekkekkyuu AA2153 has to quickly learn to deliver oxygen and collect carbon dioxide, even in dangerous conditions. Meanwhile, Hakkekkyuu U-1196 has to do her part by dealing with germs and viruses during life-threatening situations. In the midst of these crises, they have to work together to keep the body healthy, despite not knowing if their sacrifices will be worthwhile. Hataraku Saibou Black takes a different approach by showing the grittier side of the jobs our cells perform. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Saru demo Kakeru Manga Kyoushitsu
Even a Monkey Can Draw Manga
Now you too can learn the secrets! This mock-instructional tome is actually a hilarious parody in graphic-novel form of those books which seek to advise one on "how to draw manga". Now even a completely untalented, artistically uninclined novice such as yourself can learn what it takes to properly use a pen, create characters, license ancillary rights for anime and toy manufacturing, and become rich, famous, and sexually potent beyond one's wildest dreams. (Source: MU)
The story of a wealthy 'Ojou-sama' girl who wants to be a shoujo mangaka, and the strict and cool butler who helps teach her how to make manga. A collection of lessons about becoming a mangaka.
Hataraku Saibou Friend
Cells at Work and Friends!
The smash-hit anthropomorphic cell fantasy’s latest spinoff features a fearsome Killer T Cell as its protagonist! Killer T Cells are the assassins who destroy virus-infected cells and other foreign contaminants to keep things peaceful inside the body. The Squad Leader of the Killer T Cells is feared by all... but he wants to change his public persona! He wants friends! But he can’t just say so! Solo karaoke, hot pot parties, and smartphones... Cells using modern gadgets in their daily lives unexpectedly result in one hilarious situation after another! (Source: Kodansha Comics)
Cells at Work: Bacteria!
Cells are not the only things at work in your body! Deep in your gut, a war rages...between good bacteria, bad bacteria, and opportunistic pathogens—and occasionally, against outside invaders! And if bitter rivals Clostridium Perfringens, leader of the bad bacteria, and Bifidum Bacteria, leader of the good, get their way, the battle for intestinal supremacy and safety will never end! (Source: Kodansha USA)
Hataraku Saibou Baby
Cells at Work: Baby!
It's no easy feat to keep a body happy and healthy, so even the newest cells have their tiny-winey, chubby-wubby hands full! Join these cute baby cells as they work hard within their newborn baby body, in this newest (literally!) spinoff of Cells at Work! (Source: Kodansha USA)
Cells NOT at Work!
A spin-off of Hataraku Saibou that focuses on the idle daily lives of erythroblasts (immature red blood cells) who don't want to work. (Source: MU)
Cells at Work: Platelets!
The platelets may be the littlest members of the Cells at Work team, but they won't let that stop them! They've got the important job of closing wounds, which they do with pride...and a few hijinks along the way! (Source: Kodansha USA)
The psychologist Ryou and his cheerful nurse Asuna explain many aspects of mental illness to the reader. They cover topics such as the validity, prevalence, and origins of mental disorders, in addition to addressing specific disorders. The information is imparted in a cheerful and comic manner, with various jokes, puns, and pop culture references. (Source: MangaHelpers)
This Manga doesn't actually have any plot since it is a Manga-how to" rather than a work of fiction. Broken down into 3 parts, the first part is a series of lessons by Akira Toriyama on how to draw Manga (including what not to do), this part is rather amusing to read. The second part is a series of technical pointers from Akira Sakuma, this part is less amusing than the first. The last section is comprised of comments made by Toriyama in regards to amateur Manga work sent in to him in a contest sponsored by Shonen Jump.
Manga de Yomu Jinsei ga Tokimeku Katazuke no Mahou
The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story
Chiaki Suzuki is a 29-year-old career woman whose life is as messy as her apartment. After an embarrassing mishap in which her attractive neighbor reproached her for the garbage on her balcony, Chiaki decides to sign up for lessons from a "KonMari" on how to tidy up her home. However, instead of the macho man she was expecting, she is greeted by a gentle, small-statured woman who introduces herself as world-famous organizing consultant Marie Kondou. Promising to teach Chiaki the secrets to an organized home and life, Marie begins to share her tried-and-true methods for tidying up and staying consistent in the process. With Marie's guidance and words of wisdom, Chiaki slowly notices changes not just in her apartment but also in her professional and dating life. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
A beloved internal story dedicated to all living ladies. Menstruation, pregnancy, childbirth, female-specific upsets and illnesses. The body of a woman who is exposed to rapid changes every day. "We (immune cells) protect the young lady (inside the body)!" A spin-off specializing in "women" from the blockbuster cell anthropomorphic manga Cells at Work! (Source: Kodansha, translated)
Hataraku Saibou White
Cells at Work! White Brigade
Ever wonder who’s keeping your body safe? The fantastic, fierce White Blood Cells, of course! Follow these feisty fellows on their journey to eliminate everything that could make you sick! (Source: Kodansha USA)
Saitou, an editor at Weekly Shounen Jump is tired of his work, tired of being forced to work like a slave while receiving a small salary. He decides to be a Mangaka and dreams of getting rich quick. Then he looks for Murata Yuusuke, Mangaka of Eyeshield 21, and threatens him and gets him to teach him how to draw manga. Murata starts with the description of the basic tools, tips on how to draw a face, body, girl, etc. They also receive special guests as lecturers, like Kawashita Mizuki (Ichigo 100%), Matsui Yuusei (Nougami Neuro), Shimabukuro Mitsutoshi (Toriko) and Togashi Yoshihiro (Hunter X Hunter).
An illustrated collection of stories about a Japanese teacher in Japan chronicling the difficulties and experiences she faces when interacting with her students. Much of it talks about the misuse of the Japanese language (even by native speakers) and attempts to present the rectified form to the reader, but apart from that, there is also a lot of interesting information about the language itself and its roots. (Source: MU)
This work provides information on how to enjoy drawing Manga, while introducing three middle-length Manga stories and 23 four-strip Manga as examples. The very first scene of this Manga is the entrance examination of the Manga College, which is followed by descriptions of tools given by the Principal. The explanation of how to use these tools leads to the first illustrative story. The first story is a story staged in the Civil War period of American history, in which Monster, who appeared in Angel Gunfighter, plays a villain. The second story is anecdotal: it is about a purse that can fulfill three wishes. The purse was given to Chieko, a poor farmer, by the deity of poverty. Next, examples of 4-strip Manga follow, including the "Diary of Ma-chan." The last story is an all-star-cast thriller Manga, featuring Kenichi, Higeoyaji, Rock and others. (Source: tezukaosamu.net)
Manga Nihon Keizai Nyuumon
Japan Inc.: An Introduction to Japanese Economics
They are burning Japanese cars in Detroit. The top management at Toyosan Motors must decide whether to begin offshore production of its cars in the U.S. But our hero Mr. Kudo fears that offshore production will devastate the numerous local subcontractors of Toyosan, leading to a hollowing out of the auto industry in Japan, leaving only a financial shell. The American color TV industry has already suffered such a fate. The villain, Mr. Tsugawa, calls Kudo a wimp and sees a splendid opportunity for union busting. Will our hero prevail? Thus begins the first episode of this rollicking yet incisive introduction to the world economy from the Japanese point of view. Other episodes treat the appreciation of the yen, the impact of the 1970s oil shocks, deficit financing, the internationalization of business and banking, and the post-industrial future of Japan and the Pacific Rim. The book is an English edition of volume 1 of Manga Nihon Keizai Nyumon, originally published in 1986 by Nihon Keizai Shimbun, the Japanese equivalent of the Wall Street Journal. It is based on a serious introductory text put out by the newspaper and is packed with informative charts and facts. When the comic book was first published in Japan, it was an immediate best-seller, selling over 550,000 copies in less than a year. The stories in the book reflect Japan's national mood during the "Japanese miracle" and into the 1980s economic bubble: apprehension and optimism jostle one another, and there is a sense of national self-pity. The book also reflects a deep suspicion of politics and bureaucrats. The prime minister appears more worried about his government's popularity than about taking the right economic course. Ultimately, the employees at Toyosan Motors demonstrate that the success of the Japanese economy will not depend on natural resources or politics but on business practices that are ethical, socially responsible, and forward-looking (Source: University of California Press)
Manga Science was serialized in a science magazine for elementary school students. From the cutting edge to the more familiar science, unique characters make it all easy to understand. This popular science manga can be enjoyed by all regardless of age. (Source: JManga)
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The Scent of Crimson
Yoshida Tamako was the youngest of 11 children. When she turned 3, she was taken to the Gion district of Kyoto by the Okami of a traditional Maiko/Geiko house. It is there that Tamako changes her name to Sakiko and begins her long journey to become one of the top maiko in Gion history, "Sakuya". Another wonderful work by Yamato Waki-sensei that details the beauty of Kyoto and traditional Japan and let's us also see into the often secret world of Kyoto's maikos and geikos.
Manga version of Analects by Confucius.
Manga version of the Chinese classic text Laozi by Laozi.
To prevent always having a quarrel with her father whenever they meet each other, Nanako (a senior high schooler) had started a part-time job at a neighborhood convenience store.
A boy falls in love at first sight, but the girl rejects him because he smokes? What will happen? (Source: MU)
Gorin no Sho
The Book of Five Rings
After consecutively winning 60 martial arts duels, Miyamoto Musashi wrote The Book of Five Rings. His philosophical guide to all fields of martial arts is now adapted into comic format! (Source: JManga)
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A professor explains to her students Immanuel Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, Critique of Practical Reason, and Critique of Judgment.
Socially awkward and sexually inexperienced, Otis Milburn wants to get through his last two years of high school without any troubles. While everyone else appears to have matured over the summer break, he only becomes more aware of his own shortcomings. Furthermore, his mother's occupation as a sex therapist is exposed to the entire student body, shaping Otis' final years to be anything but quiet. When Otis suffers a panic attack following the revelation of his biggest secret, help comes from Maeve Wiley, a brilliant girl with a disdainful attitude and bad reputation. Once Otis regains his composure, the duo stumble upon resident bully Adam Groff having a sexual crisis, and Otis ends up gently guiding him to a resolution. Maeve immediately notices Otis' gift for "fixing" people's sexual dysfunctions and approaches him with a lucrative proposal: to establish a secret sex-therapy clinic at their school. Although reluctant, Otis soon finds himself advising his fellow students in various sexual predicaments, as well as growing closer to his reclusive new business partner. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Buddha no Kotoba: Sutta Nipata
The Word of Buddha
2500 years ago, Buddhism was formed from the teachings of Buddha. The oldest remaining scripture that most closely embodies the teachings and wisdom of the founder, Buddha, is "The Word of Buddha (Sutta Nipata)." What are the teachings that Buddha shared to the people, these simple teachings that express what is at the heart of Buddhism? Buddha's life and his ideas, filled with benevolence and wisdom, have been adapted into comic book form. (Source: JManga)
Ruri no Houseki
Introduction to Mineralogy
The story of Ruri, a girl who likes jewelry and accessories, diving into the world of mineralogy.
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Sushi Kokuu Hen
The owner of a sushi restaurant discusses googology (the study of very large numbers) with his chefs and customers.
Hakunetsu Nihonshu Kyoushitsu
Learning About "Sake"
Are you interested in sake but don't know which one to choose? The Educational Japanese Sake Class is for you! (Source: Seikaisha, translated)
Yumi Hotta and her husband talk about how everyone can draw manga and that dividing the pannels is the key.
A full-color manga based on the illustrated book series Wakeatte Zetsumetsu shimashita. It's an educational comedy, featuring a number of extinct creatures that have been turned into beautiful boys for a variety of reasons. (Source: MU)