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Fifteen middle school students are happily attending a summer camp by the sea, until one of the children leads the group into a cave that will drastically alter the course of their lives forever. Inside are several computers, along with a man named Kokopelli who offers the students a chance to play a game: one where they use a gigantic robot to defeat enemies who attack the Earth. The children agree to sign a contract by touching a shield-like object, and Kokopelli transports them to the cockpit of the Zearth—the mecha they are to pilot. After an enemy mecha rises from the sea, Kokopelli shows them how to mentally control the Zearth, and defeats it. The children are excited by the prospect of defending the Earth, but not everything is as it seems. The Zearth is in fact powered by life energy, and at the end of every battle, the pilots die. After signing their lives away, the children must now use their time left on Earth to defend it. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Freesia is set in an alternative Japanese society that is at war, and has passed a law legalizing retaliatory killings. If somebody kills your loved one, you are legally sanctioned to kill, or hire someone to kill, the victimizer. The manga is set around a character who works for a firm that specializes in these retaliatory killings. (Source: OneManga)
At the Star Kids Home, a combination group home/orphanage, a disparate group of children struggle with both the everyday issues of growing up and those specific to abandoned or orphaned children. Their one avenue of escape is the Sunny, a junked car that sits a little ways from the home. In the Sunny they can travel the world, go into space, or just find a refuge from the troubles of their world. (Source: ANN)
Kaijuu no Kodomo
Children of the Sea
Ruka's dad and the other adults who work at the aquarium are only distantly aware of what the children are experiencing as they get caught up in the mystery of the worldwide disappearance of the oceans' fish. (Source: VIZ Media)
This is a collection of one-shots from Dowman Sayman. It contains short stories about serial killers finding love, historical figures brought back from the dead, a clever take on the the September 11th attack, yaoi fan-girl ghosts making suggestions to the men she watches, and everything in between.
The author, a high school teacher, recounts his 12 years on "night patrol" in Yokohama City, where he comes face to face with youth dealing with issues ranging from self-mutilation to drug abuse. (Source: MU)
House of Five Leaves
Masterless samurai Akitsu Masanosuke is a skilled and loyal swordsman, but his naïve, diffident nature has time and again caused him to be let go by the lords who have employed him. Hungry and desperate, he becomes a bodyguard for Yaichi, the charismatic leader of a gang called "Five Leaves." Although disturbed by the gang's sinister activities, Masa begins to suspect that Yaichi's motivations are not what they seem. And despite his misgivings, the deeper he's drawn into the world of the Five Leaves, the more he finds himself fascinated by these devious, mysterious outlaws. (Source: Sigikki)
On a visit to a city in the far west of Asia, a British girl named Nicola falls in love. The object of her affection is Mimar, a man who works at the city's bazaar—yet despite her attempts, he turns her down. Upon returning home to England, the ache of her unrequited love festers. After years spent obtaining wealth, fame, and the Secret of the World, Nicola returns to the bazaar to exact her deadly revenge upon Mimar and those he holds dearest. (Source: Seven Seas Entertainment)
It's the 19th century, and the world has entered the Era of Rebirth, recovering from the devastating flames of war. The sport of mechanical martial arts has galvanized the nations. Cybernetically augmented fighters turn their blood into steam and their bodies into brutal fighting—and killing—machines. Young Levius is one of those arena battlers, hell-bent on winning in order to simply survive. (Source: VIZ Media)
Houkago no Charisma
History repeats itself... Or does it? St. Kleio Academy is a very exclusive school: all of the students are clones of famous historical figures such as Beethoven, Queen Elizabeth I, Napoleon, Mozart, and Freud. All of them, that is, except for Shiro Kamiya. As Shiro struggles to adapt to this unusual campus, St. Kleio's first graduate, a clone of John F. Kennedy, is killed. Are the clones doomed to repeat the fate of their genetic progenitors, or can they create their own destinies? And how does a normal boy like Shiro fit in? (Source: VIZ Media)
"I want you to kill him..." Her husband abuses her on a daily basis. Unable to stand it any longer, she asks her lesbian friend to kill her husband for her. And unable to say no to the woman she loves, the lesbian kills him... Only 22 years old when the series began, Ching Nakamura offers up a work carved from flesh, blood, and bone. (Source: Kotonoha)
Far in the future, humankind has evacuated the Earth in order to preserve it. Humans now reside in a gigantic structure that forms a ring around the Earth, thirty-five kilometers up in the sky. The society of the ring is highly stratified: the higher the floor, the greater the status. Mitsu, the lowly son of a window washer, has just graduated junior high. When his father disappears and is assumed dead, Mitsu must take on his father's occupation. As he struggles with the transition to working life, Mitsu's job treats him to an outsider's view into the various living-room dioramas of the Saturn Apartments. (Source: VIZ Media)
A science-fiction thriller set in a powerfully imagined multicultural future landscape that resembles the current Middle East. No.5 battles against the forces of the Rainbow Council. In a world that has become 70% harsh desert, the Rainbow Council of the International Peace Keeping Forces, a team of super-powered global security guardians, have a growing crisis on their hands. No.5, one of their own and known within the council as their top marksman, has left his post and gone rogue. It's up to the other guardians to track him down—but No.5, with his mysterious companion, Matroshka, won't go down without a fight. (Source: VIZ Media)
1. Naburare Fumare Soshite Saku no wa Gekijou no Hana (Teased and Stepped On, What Blooms is a Passionate Flower) 2. Lolita 7-gou 3. Akuma no Uta (Song of the Devil) 4. Moshimo (What If?) 5. Happiness 6-7. Kumo no Heya (A Room of Clouds) 8. Indigo Elegy 9. Angura★Doll (Underground Doll)
1. "Mukashi-mukashi" ("Once Upon a Time") 2. Mata Kondo ne (See You Next Time) 3. Koakuma to Yoru (Imp in the Night) 4. Kottouya Sakuradou (Sakura Antique Store) 5. Shiroi Kumo (White Clouds) 6. Hizumi no Oka (Molehill) 7. Yume no Kuni (The Land of Dreams) 8. Budou Tsumami (Grape Harvest) 9. Ouchi ni Kaerou (Let's Go Home) 10. Hana no Hanashi (The Story of a Flower) 11. Hana no Saku Michi (The Road Where Flowers Bloom) 12. Tamago no Mizu (Egg Water) 13. Hoppie's Bear 14. "Aru Tokoro e" ("To a Certain Place")
Through his hobby, which is exploring (peeping?) through the spaces in-between, Heisaku-kun ends up falling in love with his neighbor, Fumio-chan. However, it turns out that Fumio-chan has also been spying on Heisaku-kun all this time. Will this uncontrollable pair's hidden love ever be realized? (Source: Stiletto Heels)
Susumu Hayashi, his twin brother Tsutomu and Sakura Toyama are childhood friends. Tsutomu disappeared when he was ten years old. Then two years later, he reappeared—this time only in front of Susumu. And what’s more, from inside a mirror! Now, events that no one has ever experienced take place in this bizarre love triangle!! (Source: Kotonoha) Included one-shots: Volume 1: Lakeside Volume 2: Playback
Ore wa Mada Honki Dashitenai dake
I'll Give It My All...Tomorrow
This is the story of a forty-year-old salary man who quits his job to pursue his dream of becoming a manga artist—and the family that has to put up with him. While not terribly unhappy, Shizuo Oguro can't fight the feeling that something in his life just isn't right, so he walks away from his stable (yet boring) day job to embark on a journey of self-discovery. Unfortunately for his family, this journey also involves playing video games all day while his teenage daughter and elderly father support him. Will Shizuo succeed in creating a true manga masterpiece or will he be just another drop-out living a life of slack? (Source: SigIkki)
The story is about the adventures of a 14-year-old girl named Nico Hayashi who uses her talents of changing and altering her voice to manipulate men over the phone who want to participate in Enjo kōsai. Through this she learns a lot about human nature, and gains a keen understanding of peoples through their voices. An aging gangster notices her talents and decides to hire her to solve various cases. While Nico is on her first case, she meets with a geeky man named Iichiro Sudo, who has an obsession with robot toy models. This obsession that leads Nico to call him "Robo," and the two become an unlikely team. After completing her first case Nico proclaims herself "Sexy Voice" and a variety of short loosely linked character-driven adventures ensue.
Ureha's boyfriend proposed to her three months ago, but she hasn't given him an answer yet. While visiting a cosmetics shop, she sees a woman, Sawori, who suddenly makes her remember a lesbian experience from high school. She's not sure that's something she wants to repeat, but will she be able to resist Sawori's advances? (Source: Lililicious)
Machizo Sakai's father is a successful mangaka (manga artist). Machizo hates that fact because he feels he's living under his father's shadow. One day he meets a boy in his class, Tetsuo, who enjoys drawing manga (and is quite good at it). Tetsuo's favorite mangaka happens to be Machizo's father. They strike up an alliance in order to win a contest sponsored by Machizo's father's publisher, with Machizo writing the script and Tetsuo illustrating. The story is about their working relationship, about Kimiko who has a crush on Tetsuo, about the relationship between Machizo and his father, and about Tetsuo's relationship with his family as much as it is about creating manga. (Source: Mangascreener)
Castle of the Dragon
Two brothers wearing bunnysuits hop on a phallic train and travel to a mysterious underwater brothel. The story is very surreal and deranged in an Alice-in-Wonderland kind of way. The art style is quite original and seems influenced by European comics, in particular the likes of Jean Giraud.
On the planet of Hekiou, there is a continuing war between the first wave of immigrants and the second. An important section of the military uses a native creature, the Niebass, to give its soldiers translocation abilities. These soldiers are all women, with the alien creature transplanted into their wombs. Some people see this practice as a violation of human women by aliens, and Mana Oga's boyfriend has a similar perspective on the matter. Mana Oga is a new soldier in this section, and the story follows her and the other women in her group who accept the alien creatures into their wombs in order to defend their homes. (Source: MangaHelpers)
The World consist of the upper, the middle, and lower classes. Those who are wealthy live in the Town. Those who are poor live in the Fields. Those below, in the thick and gloomy Forest.... In the Fields, Takaoku Resturant's show girl, Kiyoko, supports her mother by managing the food preparation. One day, a regular patron named Tanaka, who recruits day labourers for the underground, requests that they bring meals to an assassin from the Forest called "Yorukumo," or "Night Spider." Yorukumo was born in the Forest as a disposable child, raised to be void of emotions, unable to feel pain, and without knowledge of reading and writing. With Tanaka's instructions, he easily handles assassin jobs daily. When Kiyoku and Yorukumo meet, the World begins to come apart a little at a time. (Source: MU)
In the year 2020, anti-government student movements are raging again. Having encountered a two-wheeled robot named "Rideback" modeled on a human being, Rin Ogata rides on the "Tetsuma," and the world's destiny begins to change!! (Source: MU)
The betrayal of her lover sends Chika into despair and as result she attempts to end her own life. But she is saved by a man called Antonio, who helps nurse her back to health. After the devastating experience, Chika chooses to lead the rest of her life as a matador. It is then Chika that decides and swears: "I will become a bullfighter. By becoming one, I will be able to die in front of my lover." But little does Chika know of the difficult road that lies ahead and the trouble she must face to follow the path of a matador... (Source: Wonderland After Hours)
Nawoki Karasawa is one of the longer-active and more prestigious names in the typically small time, lesser-known world of gag manga. In a genre where art skill is second to just about everything else, Karasawa's dialogue is hilariously sharp and witty. A gag parody of Shinji Mizushima's immortal "Mangaka Zankoku Monogatari" (Karasawa's title only differs by adding "cho" [super] to "zankoku"), a manga about the dreams, ambitions and suffering of a group of bright young mangaka, Karasawa brilliantly takes the piss out of just about everything involved with being a mangaka. It's lewd, raunchy, endlessly cynical and laugh-out-loud funny. (Source: One Manga)
Kingyo Used Books
This manga bookstore has a thousand stories to tell. A businessman discovers how his childhood memories can brighten his day. An art student finds inspiration. An archer hits a surprising bull's eye. A housewife rediscovers romance. A teenager discovers his true self in the pages of a manga magazine. Welcome to Kingyo Used Books, a place where people find their dreams in manga. (Source: Viz)
A collection of early short pieces by Natsume Ono accompanied by an illustration gallery. Many of these short stories were first published as dōjinshi or on Ono's website, and IKKI Comix has collected them together here along with a few stand-alone pieces published in its own magazine.
In front of a strange mansion a boy gets caught up in a dare. He must yell "Ghost" from the top of his lungs and have the girl in the mansion close the window. Many years has passed since his childhood and he recalls the mystery of the girl by the mansion.
A man’s nightmares turn out to be anything but... His wife has disappeared, his Grandma is too weak to care for herself, and theres a strange growth appearing nearby in the woods.... (Source: M-U)
It's been several centuries since human beings declined due to the steep drop in birthrates. The most prosperous species on the Earth are "Fairies," 10 cm tall creatures with high intelligence. I became a UN arbitrator between the humans and the fairies and returned to my hometown to help my grandfather. I thought my job would not be a tough one and visited one of the fairies' habitats to say hello to them but...
Coil is a man whose idea of "life" is his alter ego in an online world. A place where the hearts of people come together...and it is not a pretty place. The slender spiderweb that connects their souls within this endless world brings greater pain than reality itself. (Source: Mangascreener.com)
In a desolate future, a girl is living her life day by day. Doing whatever it takes to survive. Her life is completely changed after meeting an old woman, and stealing her most precious shoujo manga.
Anjuu no Chi is a bizarre manga about a girl who begins to wander aimlessly after a bombardment in search of her "Land of Peace." (Source: Euthanasia, MU)
A collection of sexual oneshots.
In the world of Noramimi, families frequently have "mascots." Funny characters that live with the family and acts as companions to the children until they grow older. Noramimi is one such mascot. Unfortunately for him, he's of an ogre (well everyone else thinks he's a monk) type and not popular, so he's doing his "home stay" with Hello Kids, an agency that sets up mascots with families. He really wishes a family would adopt him though... (Source: MangaScreener)
Life is tough for the daughter of a politician, but it gets even tougher when an incident with a burglar results in a situation that must be covered up at all costs. (Source: MU)
A woman brings new meaning to the words dutiful wife and good friend. (Source: MU)
Spin-off of Saraiya Goyou featuring Souji the Saint and Benzou the Demon as young men. Benzo and Souji witnessed the death of Tatsugoro, leader of the Akame Gang. Tatsugoro's last words to them were "I'm leaving you two in charge," but it was Jinzaburo, the former leader's friend, who was chosen instead. Displeased with Tatsugoro's wife's decision, the two left the gang. They then set off on an aimless journey, vowing to accomplish something big. (Source: Stiletto Heels/team Scanlations)
There is said to be an ancient power that lies dormant deep within Earth. It took the shape of an ape but it was much more than that. Physically strong and psychologically powerful, nothing stood in its way. However, one day, this godlike being split into two: the physical part and the mental state. While the power of the physical part grew larger and larger, the mental part spread its energy throughout the planet into humans. Now, people using black magic are killing those with the spirit in them because as the mental part becomes weaker, the physical side becomes stronger, strong enough to destroy the planet. Elaine Beaulieu was one of those with the mental side inside her and when she was near death, the monkey spirit took over, trying to protect itself. Candid Amantini was sent from the Vatican as an exorcist specialist and learns the truth about the omnipotent ape monster. A Japanese girl named Nana and Nawan Namugyaru, a man who has lost his memory, gets involved in the movement to stop those using black magic from resurrecting the ancient power and destroying Earth. (Source: MU)
Hisae Iwaoka's series of warm-hearted short stories about life and its little wonders. Sweet and delicate, they are like little cookies for a stressful mind. (Source: Kotonoha)
A girl in a deep slumber. A boy watching over her. An unusual fantasy spun from their innocent dreaming. This is their story… (Source: M-U)
Collection of 9 short stories: 1. Shima Ikka (The Islanders) A man is stranded on a remote island that is inhabited by a strange hermetical family. Being here could be the best thing that would happen to him. 2. Education from Outerspace 3. Eisei Kashikan 4. Bunnies What if you could see your own future? For a curious reporter, this question becomes no longer theoretical as he ends up serving as an involuntary guinea pig for a mad scientist who claims to be able to do just that. But is what he sees really the future? 5. Locker Boueki (Locker Trade Agreement) A scientist from the frozen world of the future discovers a locker which is also a time portal to the past... 6. Wataru Seken 7. Tora no Mon 8. Wasureta Kusa 9. Ipanema no Musume (Girl from Ipanema) (Source: MU)
It's 1965 and guerrilla fighting and war has divided north and south Vietnam with conflict. American intervention is being sent in as support, and along with the army a young Japanese-American journalist by the name of Hikaru Minami, enters Saigon, South Vietnam as a newspaper reporter for 'Stars and Stripes.' After witnessing serious crimes being committed, he is almost killed when a mysterious girl, known only as Princess, comes to his rescue. Is this love at first sight?
When a little boy accidentally causes a baby serow to fall to its death, he'll do anything to hide it...
Alice, a transferred student in middle school, meets Hoshino Uchuu and his brother Shinri. Uchuu reveals her an astonishing truth: the world they live in is a manga.
1. Alarm 2. Bird in the Nursery 3. Gekkan (Moon Return) 4. Yokodori Hakuro no Yomeiri (The Marriage of the Stealing Heron) 5. Misora (Beautiful Sky) 6. Aru Motogunjin no Youbou (The Request Given to an Army Veteran) 7. Kochou no Mori (Forest of Isolated Butterflies) 8. Hajimete no Tokoya (First Trip to the Barber) 9. Chichikusa (Milk Plant) 10. Kiri no Naka no Apartment (Apartment in the Mist) 11. Phoenix Kikiippatsu 12. Rojiura Daiikku 13. Toriko no Gakkou 14. Minami-chan 15. Guu Chii Paa
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On the island of Okinawa, Sorami Karigaya is a high school girl who lost her father many years ago, and her mother just passed away. Two months after her mother's death, an attorney from Hokkaido arrives at her residence, claiming on behalf of her maternal grandfather with inheritance issues, who had been claimed long dead by Sorami's mother. The attorney explains it as a lie because for some reason she hated her father so much that she didn't even reveal his existence to Sorami. After arriving Hokkaido, the attorney tells Sorami an additional condition: her grandfather can only be reached by an express train named Genya, a type of transportation her mother prohibited her from taking.
A slice-of-life about a used bookstore.
The year is 1274, and the Mongols are invading Japan! It's Kublai Khan, aiming to conquer the world. But Japan has a secret weapon in a crack team of killers, known as The Carrion Eaters. Led by the vicious Ranomaru, who wants to take Kublai's head. Not all is well in Kublai's camp, though... a Korean leader might well be dissatisfied with what Kublai plans. This conflict will take them to the ends of the earth. (Source: MU)
Follow this turtle down a Zen path through the wondrous natural world of Japan. Witness his simple life on a tea farm with his young master. Meet other animals such as his neighbor, the Sea Dog, an owl, a family of boars and, of course, more turtles! Come see how much better life can be when you’re a turtle. -From SigIkki
Kikuchi Naoe is a struggling manga artist in need of work. She lucks out when she runs into a travel writer and is asked to tag along. He turns out to be Yokomi Hirohiko, the Japan's biggest train enthusiast. In 1995, he visited all 4636 JR train stations. Now he is going to visit the remaining 5207 private stations. Kikuchi, despite her inital horror at her task, is stuck, as her boss is a huge train geek too. Thus, having few other options, she resigns herself to trying it out and henceforth accompanies Yokomi on his journey around Japan. (Source: ANN) This seinen manga is a semi-autobiography of the author.
In the future, many arts and sciences have stagnated, but cosmetic surgery has been developed to the extreme. Now people can cheaply and easily change their appearance, not only to become more beautiful, but also to gain inhuman attributes, like cat ears or wings. The short stories in these volumes focus on various situations that arise as a result of this advanced technology. People can switch genders or change their apparent age, and some people also make themselves deliberately ugly. There are also highly regretted surgeries, such as the otaku who makes himself into an anime character, or those who take 'bigger is better' a little too far to the extreme in modifying their sexual characteristics. It is a strange new world of cosmetic surgery and there are many stories to be told! (Source: MangaHelpers)
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The story of life and death takes place in the Tohoku region. Isao, a man who was born in Miyagi prefecture, is a man without relatives. On the other hand, Masahiko is the son of a doctor, and has always thought deeply about the meaning of life. When the two were still young, they attended the funeral of their respected teacher. At that time, Isao showed Masahiko his ability to be possessed by souls. Masahiko started to become intrigued by Isao and his ability. (Source: ANN)
The "Fuji-san," Mount Fuji, is a national symbol for the Japanese: the volcanic mountain snowfall is a symbol of strength and wisdom. Akira Saso relate by a collection of short stories linked by a common theme: the emergence of this giant majestic systematic, disrupting the lives of characters stuck in random existences.
Aki Mashima is an overweight 30-year-old movie director with acne, who also happens to be a borderline lolicon with an irrational fear of large breasts. Mika Wanibuchi is an aggressively ambitious actress with an acute shortcoming in the mammary area, and an obsession with getting a pair of jugs that would make Pamela Anderson jealous. Shortly after their first meeting, Mika murders a famous busty idol, and Mashima decides to go on the run with her, filming their life on the lam. (Source: Stiletto Heels) Included one-shot: Volume 4: Silballa
The year is 2050, and all books have been digitized in a virtual Bibliotek. Oreson’s dad has the job of fixing the digital books that “break”. One day a chained book is brought to the house by 3 hooded figures, and Oreson opens it at the urging of a strange man despite his father’s warning. A plume of black light consumes his father as Oreson loses consciousness, and when he comes to everything is gone. Now an adult, Oreson is training to repair the Bibliotek himself, in an effort to understand what happened all those years ago... as well as the true nature of the black light that’s consuming the Bibliotek data. (Source: MU)
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From friendship to romance (?), the story between a gay and straight high school student.
I will fight, fellows! Four hundred years ago, there were two men, Shiro and Sakyo, who obtained the elixir of life, in the civil war era. Their fighting will never end.
A collection of short stories by Toyokazu Matsunaga.
Have you ever wished that somebody else would just DO SOMETHING about the chaos in your life? Then this is the perfect manga for a slacker like you! Tokyo Flow Chart is (probably) the world's first four-frame comic strip in flow chart format. It breaks down the complexities of life and aids in the mastery of brain skills such as flow-chart-manga comprehension or mental bullet-dodging. As Confusious say: 'Let your brain flow with the chart! (Source: Viz)
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Hakai: Uri Geller-san, Anata no Kao wa Iikagen Wasureteshimaimashita
The Broken Commandment
Kazushi, the manager of a small printing business, has his life turned upside down when he meets the mysterious Mitsuko.
Kotae wa 3-tsu
What's the Answer?
What do you get when you mix absurdity, surrealism, and potty humor, and serve it on a bed of wicked satire? The answer is... What's the Answer? That's the answer! Each chapter begins with a set-up question. Then you turn the pages to find out not one, not two, but three three (or five, or sometimes seven) possible punch lines. Can you handle the alternative comic alternatives? (Source: VIZ Media)
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A collection of award-winning and unpublished works by Souichirou Yamamoto. 1. Romantic 2. Kono Natsu 3. Ha wa Ue ni Nageru Mono 4. Bokura no Yuujou Senki 5. Suzuki to Ooyama 6. Boku to Boku no Aniki
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Darling wa 55-sai
My darlin' is 55
This is a manga where the 35-year-old bride (the author), describes the daily life between her and her 55-year-old husband. This includes the unique 20 years of age gap, parents' reaction to their marriage, distressed with child-making, and anxiety about the future due to the husband's old age.
A tale of Kohei and the daily life of his older girlfriend Ai. A manga about... not much, really.
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