In a certain city in Japan, one's naive heart faintly shimmers above the rest—a seemingly odd and naive brunette named Kobato Hanato. Despite appearing to wander around, the pure-hearted girl aspires to fulfill one precious wish: to reach a particular place. But for it to be granted, she must learn how to heal the wounded hearts of the people and collect them in a magic bottle. However, the world can be confusing for such an innocent girl. Her companion Ioryogi can be quite rough in teaching her common sense, especially for a talking blue dog plushie! Luckily for Kobato, a certain quaint place with a troubled history seems to be—and may be looking for—a glimmer of hope. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
At the elite boarding school Myoujou Academy, there exists the special "Class Black." Disguised as a normal class, it serves one purpose: assassination. At the center of Class Black, one student is the target while the others are assassins who are all itching to make the kill. The student who successfully assassinates them will have any wish of theirs granted, but they only have one chance to do so; expulsion awaits those who miss their mark. Azuma Tokaku, an apathetic assassin-in-training, finds herself transferred to the latest Class Black with 12 other girls. One girl sticks out from the rest—Haru Ichinose, a cheerful girl who is idealistically insistent on making friends and graduating. To little surprise, the students discover that Haru is indeed the target and begin to plan their assassination. However, Azuma feels a growing fondness for Haru and is drawn to a different course of action. Now, for the first time in her life, she has found a cause to fight for. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Miyuki-chan in Wonderland
In CLAMP's take on the Alice in Wonderland saga, Miyuki finds herself in a world which seems to be populated solely by a series of scantily-clad women interested exclusively in exploring her charms. Needless to say, hi-jinks and misunderstandings ensue as our young heroine attempts to escape their clutches and return to her regular life. (Source: Tokyopop)
The Five Star Stories takes its name from the Joker Star Cluster where the stories take place. The star cluster is made up of four stars: Eastern, Western, Southern and Northern. The "fifth star" is a large comet named Stant that passes through that sector of space every 1,500 years pulling with it its own collection of orbiting planets. In the distant past the Farus Di Kanon Empire, now commonly known as the "Super Empire," controlled all 4 solar systems of the Joker Cluster. They enjoyed a level of technology much higher than is currently known and sent explorers to the far reaches of the Joker Galaxy. Around the year 9000 AD (Ammon Duul) the empire collapsed due to internal strife. The explorers were called home and what remained of civilization focused mainly on survival. Much technology and knowledge was lost by the time the imperial families of Amaterasu, Fillmore and Hathuha gathered and established the JC era. JC stands for "Joker Calendar" and was meant to give a common frame of reference to all nations to help foster a lasting peace. The JC calendar was adopted but the dream of peace was never realized. The first story of The Five Star Stories begins in JC 2988. At this time interstellar travel is common and genetically engineered "fatimas" are well established as necessary co-pilots of the fearsome mortar headds that dominate the battlefields. Warfare between nations is commonplace and few still hope for peace.
A mysterious creature has fallen from the sky and landed right at young Yuina's feet! Branded as the master of this new angelic being, Yuina is forced into an otherworldly pact, one that will take her beyond the clouds and into battle against a new and yet hauntingly familiar evil, one that patiently waits in the shadows. (Source: ADV)
Ever wondered about the manga Yuria Sekiguchi is often seen reading? This absurd, full-color 4-koma series provides a brief glimpse into the mind of the series' creator. With rich watercolor drawings and humorous takes on modern comic design, Helvetica Standard exposes and dismantles the world of Nichijou as imagined by Keiichi Arawi. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
In Route 20 people live in a metal city surrounded by a glass dome, that protects its inhabitants from the polluted air of the outside, and controlled by a paranoic and oppressive police state. They feel free and sure, albeit they are like imprisoned. But some "rebel" boys have different feelings. Ushiji is one of them, a boy that follows his dream... or, better, rides his dream: his motorcycle and its metaphoric meaning of freedom, with the memories of his grandfather's tales about the absence of rules and hypocrisies of the outer world.
Duklyon: CLAMP School Defenders
Kentaro and Takeshi are two freshmen who are periodically called upon to transform themselves into monster-battling superheroes, complete with capes and armor... but there's much more than meets the eye... (Source: Tokyopop)
Little Akido has no idea that an innocent prayer at a shrine would turn his simple existence upside down. Suddenly a bevy of cute gals comes into his life—some claiming to be Emulates that want to "make a contract" with him! (Source: ADV)
With the introduction of an ultra-advanced AI that surpasses human intelligence, beings that mankind is yet to fully comprehend made from materials far too advanced for human technology begin coming into being. Lacia, an hIE equipped with a black coffin-shaped device, is one of these. In boy-meets-girl fashion, 17-year-old Arato Endo has a fateful encounter with the artificial Lacia. For what purpose were these artificial beings created? Amid questions regarding the coexistence of these artificial beings and humans, a 17-year-old boy makes a decision... (Source: Tokyo Otaku Mode)
The war on terror exploded, literally, the day Sarajevo was destroyed by a homemade nuclear device. The leading democracies transformed into total surveillance states, and the developing world has drowned under a wave of genocides. The mysterious American John Paul seems to be behind the collapse of the world system, and it's up to intelligence agent Clavis Shepherd to track John Paul across the wreckage of civilizations and to find the true heart of darkness—a genocidal organ. (Source: VIZ Media)
Sakis, the Scion and Godslayer, gets entangled in a deadly incident when an unknown ship enters Lagoonarian airspace. After uncovering explosives along with the seeds of Abomination, Sakis begins a quest to uncover the mysteries surrounding the Ancient Gods!
Before wizards or magic, the world was filled with girls. But one day the girls disappeared and now only wizards remain. The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication have instituted a system that calls for a national census every five years in order to monitor and assess the growing wizard population. Two full-time agents have been assigned to this task by special appointment of the minister, and now must visit each household! Join them in this tale of bureaucratic bungling in a magical land! (Source: MU)
To combat rising attacks by communist terrorists, Japan has created a special security force authorized to use lethal force. Angel, the newest member of the force, fights to take down the terrorist group, Red May. Accidentally uncovering ties between Red May and the government, she and the rest of the Special Security Force are targeted for execution by 3 "hunters", enhanced psychics, working for the government. Together with her cybernetically enhanced partner, Raiden, it is up to Angel to stop them.
A collection of six short stories originally serialised in Newtype and set between and after the first and second seasons. ･ Where Earth and Sky Meet (June 2010) (Where Emptiness and the Earth Meet/Where Space and Earth Meet) A short focusing on Marina and the Celestial Being members following the second season finale. ･ The second birthday (July 2010) The confrontation between the two who bear the task of guiding humanity continues. Secrets of the past, the motivations of the Innovators, and the motivations of Ribbons Almark... on the eve of "A Wakening of the Trailblazer", memories are stirring within Veda... ･ Wanderer (November 2008) Following the first season's finale Setsuna wanders the world and ends up in an Irish bar. ･ I'm Home (March 2008) In the wake of the first season's climactic battle Tiera struggles to comes to terms with what happened as he attempts to bring Celestial Being back together. ･ Praise the Lord - Allelujah (2008) After Allelujah finds himself imprisoned, his begins to think about his past. ･ The Beginning Man (2008) Lyle thinks back on his relationship with his brother and the reasons they separated years ago.
Dark is put to his final test by his master, to determine if he is finally ready to embark on his own. Then we follow Dark's travels to the forbidden Eastern Territory of the Four Winds where he faces Chao, the beautiful ex-lover of his late master. (Source: ANN)
In 2038, a gang of scavengers infiltrate an industrial complex on a island within a prohibited zone. They are looking for the element Texmexium, which is rare and very valuable. The scavengers are killed off by the automated defenses, until only Brooklyn, the group's mechanic, is left. He discovers a stranded Texas Air Ranger and two children living among the complex's rubble. Together, they must destroy the Kyron-5 computer in order to escape and warn humanity. Brooklyn discovers a GUNHED (from "Gun UNit Heavy Elimination Device") combat robot left over from when a battalion of Gunheds were sent to destroy Kyron-5. Brooklyn works to restore it to operation. Meanwhile, Babe, one of the scavengers killed earlier, has been transformed into a bio-droid and is seeking out Sergeant Nim and the Texmexium she stole. In order to save her and destroy Kyron-5, Brooklyn must overcome his fear of flying and pilot the GUNHED to the top of the complex's tower. The computers single large defence is the robotic Aerobot. (Source: Wikipedia)
Republic of Biscotti faces a predicament by the invasion of Galette Leo Knights. In order to save the country, Princess Milchore summons a "hero" from the outer world. Cinque, a junior high school boy living on the Earth, is chosen as the hero.
High school student Hitomi is transported from Earth to the magical world of Gaea, where she meets boy prince Van Fanel, and is caught up in his quest to unite the countries of Gaea against the ominous Zaibach empire. On the way, she discovers an hidden ability and strives to unravel layers of mystery surrounding Van, his past, and the giant machine known as Escaflowne. Adaptation of Escaflowne anime.
In the middle of 21st century, the global warming changed Tokyo into a tropical city and the devastating squalls made it impossible to live a civilized life in the city. The government decided to abandon Tokyo and evacuate people to a gigantic layered megalopolis "Atlas", but the small capacity of Atlas gave rise to a huge number of refugees and the anti-government guerrillas. Houjyou Kuniko, the leader of the guerrilla, took up the arms and confronted the government to stop the Atlas project.
Gundam Gaia Gear is the story of the resistance group Metatron's struggle against the Man Hunting Attachment (MHA) police force of the tyrannical Earth Federation in the year UC 0203. To improve their chances of winning, Metatron creates a memory clone of the legendary Char Aznable. Char Afranche, aged 19 years, assumes command of Metatron and pilots the Gaia Gear Alpha after learning the truth of his origins. Gundam Gaia Gear was written by Tomino Yoshiyuki and features mechanical designs [mostly] by Ito Mamoru. Gaia Gear was Tomino's first attempt to portray the 3rd century of the UC universe. Later works by Studio Sunrise have invalidated Gaia Gear and it is now considered a UC side story (when it's remembered at all). Ito's mechanical designs are innovative and hearken back to the days before the "Gundam Look" was set in stone. Gundam Gaia Gear first appeared as a serial in the Japanese edition of Newtype Magazine (from April 1987 to December 1991). The story was then collected in five novels that ran from September 1988 to April 1992. It was also a radio drama that was collected on 5 CD's (the first released in November 1992 and the final in July 1993). Two soundtrack CD's accompanied the radio drama. Mechanical designs were featured in the February, March and April 1991 issues of Hobby Japan Magazine.
The story revolves around Ors Break, a young pilot for the Balt Liner Corporation. In the future humanity is divided into gene majors, stronger and more intelligent, and gene minors. Although pilot positions usually go to gene majors Ors manages to get the position and soon finds himself in over his head.
Despite the fact that lackadaisical illustrator Izumi Morino can't find work, his life is still very complicated. Cute junior-high-school student Kinoko has become his de facto assistant and is attempting to run his life through means of whining and wheedling. One morning, Kinoko catches him in bed with a doll - a cute rag doll. Embarassing to be sure, but even though Izumi had no idea where the doll came from, he could have handled the surprise...until the doll started to speak, walk, and call him nasty names!
In ancient times, minds and spirits dwelled in all the materials on earth. At the end of a battle these minds dwelling in matter conquered the hostile matter of the enemy and mutiplied. Sacred wars gave birth to the elementalors. Fierce battles between the elementalors raged continuously in the struggle to create a new utopia. Kagura is an elementalor reincarnated in the present. After a billion nights, the battles of the elementalors have returned... but only one can rule. Kagura's long, fiery trial is about to begin. Now! (Source: M-U)
Fool for the City was the one of the early works of Nagano. It first appeared in NewType Magazine as a monthly feature later to be compiled into one volume in 1987. The main premise revolves around F.U. Rogner putting the rock band, Super Nova together.
Prequel to the anime series, focusing on Akari's mother Hinata Taiyou. (Source: Wikipedia) This series is on hiatus.
Within the walls of Tokyo all seventeen year olds are hunted by militant teachers. Ooe Saku has just turned seventeen. Now he must fight for his life and he doesn't even know why.