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Thorfinn, son of one of the Vikings' greatest warriors, is among the finest fighters in the merry band of mercenaries run by the cunning Askeladd, an impressive feat for a person his age. However, Thorfinn is not part of the group for the plunder it entails—instead, for having caused his family great tragedy, the boy has vowed to kill Askeladd in a fair duel. Not yet skilled enough to defeat him, but unable to abandon his vengeance, Thorfinn spends his boyhood with the mercenary crew, honing his skills on the battlefield among the war-loving Danes, where killing is just another pleasure of life. One day, when Askeladd receives word that Danish prince Canute has been taken hostage, he hatches an ambitious plot—one that will decide the next King of England and drastically alter the lives of Thorfinn, Canute, and himself. Set in 11th century Europe, Vinland Saga tells a bloody epic in an era where violence, madness, and injustice are inescapable, providing a paradise for the battle-crazed and utter hell for the rest who live in it. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

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Apr 13, 2005
125,162 8.88
In an enormous steel labyrinth riddled with horrifying creatures, humanity is forced to isolate itself in small enclaves while living in constant fear of its annihilation. In this dystopia, only a strange young man known as Killy is brave enough to traverse its unforgiving territories. Possessing superhuman strength and a rare Graviton Beam Emitter, Killy fights off bloodthirsty beasts and other fiendish forces in his desperate search for a human with the Net Terminal Gene—genetic information that holds the potential to restore the corrupt world. The dark world of Blame! follows Killy as he meets new people, sheds more blood, and draws closer to finding the Net Terminal Gene. Through these exploits, the true nature of the world is slowly pieced together. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

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Nov 25, 1996
74,178 8.32
"Parasites" are tennis ball sized creatures, whose numbers and origins are unknown. They invade and take over the human mind in order to survive. Shinichi Izumi is a 16-year-old high school student who lives with his parents in a quiet neighborhood. One night, a Parasite invades Shinichi's body in an attempt to take control of it. However, it fails to complete the takeover process and ultimately ends up inhabiting only his right arm. Thus, both Shinichi and the Parasite—who calls himself Migi—retain their individual minds. Now in a peculiar "human and alien" relationship, Migi proposes that they cooperate to survive. Shinichi has no choice but to agree, and he must now cling to his morality as he and Migi face off against other bloodthirsty Parasites. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

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Nov 22, 1989
69,691 8.41
"Mushi": the most basic forms of life in the world. They exist without any goals or purposes aside from simply "being." They are beyond the shackles of the words "good" and "evil." Mushi can exist in countless forms and are capable of mimicking things from the natural world such as plants, diseases, and even phenomena like rainbows. This is, however, just a vague definition of these entities that inhabit the vibrant world of Mushishi, as to even call them a form of life would be an oversimplification. Detailed information on mushi is scarce because the majority of humans are unaware of their existence. So what are mushi and why do they exist? This is the question that a "Mushishi," Ginko, ponders constantly. Mushishi are those who research mushi in hopes of understanding their place in the world's hierarchy of life. Ginko relentlessly chases rumors of occurrences that could be tied to mushi, all for the sake of finding an answer. It could, after all, lead to the meaning of life itself. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

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Nov ??, 1999
48,443 8.77
Manji is an infamous swordsman in feudal Japan who is known as the "Hundred Man Killer," as he has killed one hundred innocent men. However, there is something far more frightening than his ominous reputation: the fact that he is immortal. This is the handiwork of eight-hundred-year-old nun Yaobikuni, who placed bloodworms capable of healing almost any wound in Manji's body. To atone for his crimes, Manji resolves to kill one thousand evil men. Yaobikuni agrees to this proposal, saying that if he succeeds, she will undo his curse of immortality. Soon after this promise, Manji meets Rin Asano, a 16-year-old girl who requests Manji's assistance in killing those who slaughtered her parents. Initially reluctant, Manji refuses Rin's desperate plea. However, owing to her evident lack of strength, Manji changes his mind and agrees to protect Rin for four years. With this partnership set in stone, the two embark on a perilous journey of bloodshed, vengeance, and redemption, each to fulfill their own life's cause. [Written by MAL Rewrite] Note: Originally published with 219 chapters, which were then recollected into 207 chapters in the tankoubons. Please do not change the chapter count.

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Jun 25, 1993
45,550 8.44
Long ago, Earth was struck by six meteorites, creating six moons and leaving a lone island in their wake. Those who could not make it to the island sank to the bottom of the ocean, where, over time, they slowly turned to crystal. As countless millennia passed, 28 of these crystallized lifeforms, known as the Lustrous, rose from the depths and resided on the island. Led by the wise Kongou-sensei, they must defend themselves against the seemingly infinite number of Lunarians, inhabitants of the moons who seek to harvest their valuable bodies for crafting weapons and jewelry. Houseki no Kuni centers around Phosphophyllite, a young gem about to turn three hundred years old. Clumsy, extremely fragile, and having no visible talent, they are one of the weakest gems around, unable to help in the fight against the Lunarians in any meaningful way. But as the battle with the otherworldly invaders rages on, they soon learn that power comes at a cost that no one should have to pay. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

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Oct 25, 2012
44,747 8.78
In a post-apocalyptic world where an environmental disaster led to the eruption of Mt. Fuji and the inundation of Yokohama, the age of humans is in its twilight. Alpha Hatsuseno is an android and the namesake of a small cafe outside Yokohama. As her owner is away on a trip indefinitely, she has been left responsible for running the cafe. Although she rarely gets any customers, Alpha remains outgoing and cheerful. While Alpha awaits her owner's homecoming, she explores the vicinity with her scooter and camera. Throughout her journeys, she meets new people and other androids, making memories along the way. Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou is a beautiful, laid-back story centered around Alpha's daily activities, emphasizing the passing of time in everyday life. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

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Apr 25, 1994
41,425 8.72
In the panic surrounding a worldwide pandemic which kills 15 percent of the population and cripples many more, a secret organization, the Propater, topples the UN and seizes control of much of the world. A boy and a girl, raised in an abandoned virology research center, immune to the virus, are attacked by the Propater and escape. Twenty years later, the boy is the most powerful drug lord in South America. He aids his son from behind the scenes as he evades and eventually with the help of mercenaries from Nomad (some of them former Propater operatives) fights the Propater. As the plot develops focus shifts away from the main character and develops many sub-plots dedicated to terrorism, Human-improvement, the struggle of the developing countries and the power battles between the drug cartels and Propater. Based strongly on Gnostic mythology, all major characters are named after gnostic deities, and have analogous roles. (Source: MU)

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Sep 25, 1997
34,662 8.31
Eleven-year-old Natsuru Nanao is the ace of the soccer team, yet has trouble speaking to girls because of a certain event following his transfer to his current school. Due to his father dying long ago, he lives only with his mother but doesn't let this distract him from his passion for soccer, as he hopes to become a professional player. One day, a female classmate named Rio Suzumura approaches Natsuru, a meeting which signals a huge turning point in his life. Upon talking with Rio, Natsuru immediately becomes interested in her. After he saves an abandoned cat, he runs into the girl and her younger brother Yuuta on their way to the supermarket and asks if they can take care of it, to which they agree. But when Natsuru arrives at their home, he is shocked to discover that the siblings have been living alone in a dirty house, a secret which Rio absolutely wants to keep. As Natsuru spends more time with them, their circumstances and reason for secrecy are slowly brought to light. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

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Mar 25, 2013
33,684 8.07
Akira Tsubaki is a normal high schooler who sits next to new transfer student Mikoto Urabe during classes. Her face half hidden by hair, Urabe earned a reputation as a weirdo on her first day of school when she started laughing loudly for no apparent reason in the middle of a class. She does not like to interact with her classmates and instead prefers to nap on her desk. One day after school, Tsubaki finds Urabe sleeping on her desk and wakes her up. However, after Urabe goes home, he notices her drool on her desk and impulsively tastes it. A few days later, he is struck down by a fever and is visited by Urabe at his home. After confirming the fact that Tsubaki tasted her drool that day, she informs him that his fever is nothing but love sickness and that he is suffering from withdrawal symptoms of her drool. Thus, the two enter into a strange relationship where Urabe feeds Tsubaki her drool everyday to prevent any more sickness. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

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Aug 25, 2004
30,180 7.77
It's the spring of freshman year, and Kanji Sasahara is in a quandary. Should he fulfill his long-cherished dream of joining an otaku club? Saki Kasukabe also faces a dilemma. Can she ever turn her boyfriend, anime fanboy Kousaka, into a normal guy? Kanji triumphs where Saki fails, when both Kanji and Kousaka sign up for Genshiken: The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture. Undeterred, Saki chases Kousaka through the various activities of the club, from costume-playing and comic conventions to video gaming and collecting anime figures—learning more than she ever wanted to about the humorous world of the Japanese fan... (Source: Del Rey Manga)

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Apr 25, 2002
29,711 8.28
A thousand years into the future, Earth has been destroyed by powerful aliens known as Gauna. Although mankind has fled into space, the giant spaceships they now call home are still constantly being targeted by the strange creatures. Piloting mobile weapon units called "Gardes," humanity is able to take a stand against their adversaries by destroying their cores, preventing the monsters from regenerating their protective shell of placenta. Within the vessel Sidonia, a boy named Nagate Tanikaze surfaces from its depths for the very first time in his life. With an incredible amount of time clocked into pilot simulators during his isolation deep within the ship, he quickly proves to be an indispensable asset to humanity's defense force. With the opportunity to pilot the legendary Garde Tsugumori, he fights to protect Sidonia from a grim demise. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

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Apr 25, 2009
21,975 7.81
Takaki Toono and Akari Shinohara are close childhood friends that harbor feelings for one another. However, due to certain circumstances, the distance between them begins to widen. Having promised to keep in touch with one another, they are challenged by distance and time, but their unfaltering love remains. Even so, the strong emotions they feel may not last forever. Byousoku 5 Centimeter is a drama that revolves around the difficulties of being in a long-distance relationship. Despite the time they spent together being nothing but a distant memory, Toono and Shinohara refuse to give up on seeing each other again, thus unknowingly hurting those around them. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

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May 25, 2010
21,418 8.12
To what distance would you go for your one true love? In the midst of an alien invasion, Mikako joins the resistance, leaving behind the one young man she loves. As she goes deeper into space, Mikako's only connection with her boyfriend is through cell-phone text messages. The war rages on and years pass, but Mikako barely ages in the timelessness of space while Noboru grows old. How can the love of two people, torn apart by war, survive? (Source: Tokyopop)

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Feb 25, 2004
17,565 8.03
Alexander the Great is a name known around the world as belonging to one of the greatest military commanders in history. But due to the grandeur of his name and enormity of his achievements, his right-hand man Eumenes remains a lesser-known historical figure. Eumenes led a turbulent life, overcoming numerous struggles and traveling great distances to meet and befriend many of the most influential names of his time. One does not become the right hand of Alexander the Great by mere birth. Eumenes fought for his position with fierce talent, intellect, and confidence. This is his story. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

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Jan 25, 2003
14,953 8.23
Alone in his dorm room one Saturday night (a frequent occurrence, to be honest), young Keiichi Morisato accidentally dials a wrong number that will literally change his life. You see, he inadvertently reaches the Goddess Technical Help Line, and a goddess is dispatched to grant him one wish. The lovely young Belldandy informs him that he may have one wish - a wish for virtually anything in the world. In disbelief, Keiichi opts for a wish he believes will confound the system (and will prove that Belldandy has no particular wish-granting power): he wishes that Belldandy would stay with him always. The power of this wish almost rips the fabric of time and space but it is ultimately granted. But of course such a wish has unforseen consequences, including the fact that Keiichi lives in a guys-only dorm. When his roommates return to find him with a woman on the premises, he is immediately tossed out on to the street. But the wish also has other unexpected side effects - such as when Keiichi and Belldandy are in peril of being separated, a motorcycle is suddenly repaired so that they can travel together. (Source: Dark Horse)

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Aug 25, 1988
14,153 7.60
The Bible has its Genesis. The Matrix has The Second Renaissance. BLAME! has NOiSE. Through the eyes of police force member Susono Musubi, this one-volume prequel gives readers a glimpse of the world before the Netsphere went haywire. Witness the events that threw the technologically advanced society into chaos: the cancerous growth of the Megastructure, the birth of the parasitic lifeforms called Silicon Creatures, and the development of the ruthless killing machines known as the Safeguards. Also included in the compilation is Tsutomu Nihei's debut work BLAME which served as the prototype of the acclaimed 10-volume series, BLAME!.

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?? ??, 2000
13,421 7.32
This story revolves around 18-year-old Miyashita Yukino and her life as a former idol. As a child, Yukino had always been fascinated with TV. And before she knew it, she wanted to be one of those idols behind the screen. At 15, she entered the entertainment industry and debuted as a member of the four-person group "She'sN." However the group wasn't very successful and they broke up shortly afterwards. Returning home in disgrace, Yukino was welcomed with people's curious looks and hurtful words. Wanting to find herself, regain her pride, and perhaps experience love, Yukino decides to move back to Tokyo. There she meets a certain woman, former composer Iwai Setsuko. Together they embark on a very interesting and mysterious relationship.

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Jan 25, 2008
11,739 7.78
Second-year high school student Yataro Yaguchi is bored with his normal life. He studies well and plays around with his friends, but in truth, he does not enjoy either of those activities. Bound by norms, he secretly envies those who do things differently. That is until he discovers the joy of drawing. When he sees a painting made by a member of the Art Club, Yataro becomes fascinated with the colors used in it. Later, in an art exercise, he tries to convey his language without words but instead through painting. After that experience, Yataro finds himself so invested in art that he decides that it is what he wants to do for a living. But there stand multiple obstacles in his way: his parents who are hesitant over his unique choices, his more experienced peers, and the study of a subject much deeper than he initially expected. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

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Jun 24, 2017
11,583 8.43
Tomoya Tadano and Yuiko Kuroki are two high school students that have recently started dating. From holding hands to walking home together, there are still many things for them to explore as a couple. However, Yuiko is a person who does everything strictly by the book and has a hard time being honest about her feelings. Although she really wants to enjoy her time with Tomoya, she often gets embarrassed and claims that performing romantic acts in public is irresponsible and indecent. Thus, she conveys her desires in a roundabout way, as she refuses to break any rules, trouble the people around them, or accept unnecessary compromises. Despite Yuiko's personality, Tomoya accepts her for who she is and goes along with her whims. For the adorable couple, every day is fun and exciting as they try out different ways to become closer to each other. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

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Sep 24, 2011
10,068 7.19
"From a dying planet shall come the children of light..." While on vacation on a small island, young Shiina Tamai dives under the water near an old shrine and discovers an unearthly starfish-like creature. She nearly drowns but is rescued by the silent, wide-eyed little animal, who Shiina befriends and names Hoshimaru. To Shiina's surprise and delight, the creature changes shape, lets Shiina stand on him, and the two fly off into the clouds. But what looks to be a young girl's ultimate fantasy soon takes a darker turn as Shiina and Hoshimaru become entangled in a struggle between rival extraterrestrial factions who battle in the skies upon huge alien beasts called Shadow Dragons, with the fate of Earth hanging in the balance. (Source: Dark Horse)

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Mar 25, 1998
9,704 7.43
Takao, who is training to become a shoemaker, skipped school and is sketching shoes in a Japanese-style garden. He meets a mysterious woman, Yukino, who is older than him. Then, without arranging the times, the two start to see each other again and again, but only on rainy days. They deepen their relationship and open up to each other. But the end of the rainy season soon approaches... (Source: Comix Wave)

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Apr 25, 2013
7,704 7.85
Mihashi moves on to high school, convinced that he's a lousy baseball pitcher. There he meets the catcher Abe and the team manager Momoe who work together to make Mihashi and the team shine. (Source: ANN)

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Sep 25, 2004
7,563 8.25
Kyoya Ida is a hard-nosed detective from the Shinjuku Police precient. He is known in the force as an unreasonable type who would use lethal force to solve cases, making him unpopular with the enlisted and high-ranking officers in the National Police Agency. Despite this fact, there are some in the force that admire Ida for his bravery and cleverness in using lethal force to solve criminal cases whenever legal means are met in a dead end. (Source: MU)

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Sep 25, 1992
7,130 7.88
1. Zeb-noid 2. Blame Gakuen! 3. Blame Gakuen! Kyoto Nara Aiai-gasa (Kyoto and Nara Under One Umbrella) 4. Blame Gakuen! Sakura Saku Tou no Shita de (Under the Tower of Blooming Sakura) 5. Kozutsumi (Parcel / Nihei: Abba) 6. Netsphere Engineer 7. Pump 8. BLAME!² Dai 8-keishitai Pcell no Toshi Kouzoutai Dasshitsuki 9. Numa no Kami (God of Marsh) 10. Senshi Kouchuu Suzumega (Winged Armor Suzumega / The Armored Battle Insects: Sphingidae)

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Feb 25, 2004
7,059 6.71
Rally Vincent works by day in her Chicago gun store, GunSmith Cats. But at the drop of the hat, she hangs up the "Gone Fishing" sign, straps on her guns and takes to the road in her muscle car to fulfill her other role—as one of Chicago's toughest, most respected bounty hunters. Her expert sharpshooting and driving skills are augmented by her partner Minnie-May's abilities with explosives of all kinds. And she'll need every bit of her skills, and those of her friends, because only she can bring in the highest bounties and the most determined, powerful criminals from Chicago's mob, characters who hold a grudge for life and have the wits and the firepower to outwit whatever the law throws at them. Featuring some of the most authentically detailed firearms and automobiles ever drawn, author and artist Kenichi Sonoda has created a complex and supremely exciting story in the vein of Hollywood action films, but with all the detail and dynamism of manga in this classic series.

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Dec 25, 1990
6,951 7.76
Yoshino Somei would have been a normal high-schooler if not for the fact that she is the granddaughter of the leader of the Osaka-based Somei Group, the Kansai region's largest yakuza organization. One day, Yoshino hurries home after hearing of the news about the unification of Kansai and Kanto's biggest syndicates, the Somei and the Miyama groups. This, according to the article, will result in a marriage of the leaders' grandchildren—one of whom is Yoshino herself! Despite her best efforts to annul the arrangement, Yoshino has to go to Tokyo to visit her fiancé, Kirishima Miyama, who is unexpectedly nice and charming. During their first meeting, Yoshino is swept up in various events and becomes unable to refuse moving to Tokyo, which is why, half a year later, she now lives with the Miyama group. At school, she soon realizes that Kirishima is very popular, so her relationship with him garners the hate of his fangirls and subsequently results in bullying. To make matters worse, Kirishima could not be further away from her prince charming since he, after all, was born to be a yakuza member. Raise wa Tanin ga Ii follows Yoshino and her new life in Tokyo that is filled with nothing but troubles connected to the underworld. However, though she wishes to be as far from it as possible, this isn't Yoshino's first time dealing with the world of the Yakuza... [Written by MAL Rewrite]

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Aug 25, 2017
6,328 7.86
In the midst of a blazing hot summer beset by water shortages, middle-school girl Chinami faints from heat exhaustion. Upon waking up, she finds herself in a mysterious town by a beautifully pristine river whose waters hide many secrets... (Source: Hox)

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Nov 25, 2009
6,017 7.77
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Oct 25, 2016
5,787 7.11
A cat reminisces about his life with and feelings for his owner, a single woman. (Source: ANN)

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Feb 25, 2016
4,917 7.35
The manga begins as Kanae Sekiguchi, proprietor of the Tsuki no Yu bathhouse, struggles to reopen her business after the unexplained disappearance of her husband... (Source: MU)

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Aug 25, 2004
4,246 7.43
Negishi, a self-proclaimed normal high school girl, is suddenly confessed to by a boy whom she has never met before. Introducing himself as a long time admirer that had finally found the resolve to confess his feelings, Hoshino declares that everything will work out between the two as long as he remains unabashedly honest with her. After denying Hoshino's sudden request for a date, Negishi, bewildered but intrigued with Hoshino's candidness, agrees to walk home with him. Thus begins the romantic comedy Love Roma, which follows the progressing relationship between Hoshino, who says whatever is on his mind with absolutely no reserve, and Negishi, playing the straight man to the boy's comic persistence of his feelings toward her. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

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?? ??, 2002
4,144 7.58
After her grandfather's death, Mikura chose to continue their island express courier service. With her seaplane and her adventurous cat, Endeavor, she lives life as she chooses. Soon, Mikura becomes very interested in a mysterious island that seems to move around, according to local legend. After some extensive effort to determine the island's whereabouts, she manages to get a brief glimpse of it from the sky. Now that she knows it's real, she's determined to find the island again, no matter what it takes! (Source: MangaHelpers)

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Jul 13, 2010
3,951 7.51
This collection is an amalgamation of work reflecting Hiroki Endo's philosophy and his outstanding ability to draw and to tell stories. Volume 1 1. Karasu to Shoujo to Yakuza (The Crows, the Girl and the Yakuza) 2. Kitto Kawaii Onnanoko dakara (Because You're Definitely a Cute Girl) 3. Kamisama nante Shinjiteinai Bokura no Tame ni (For Those of Us Who Don't Believe in God) Volume 2 1. Hang 2. Joshikousei 2000 (High School Girl 2000) 3-4. Platform 5. Boys Don't Cry

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Dec 25, 1995
3,935 7.50
From the time they were toddlers, Maki Takano, Ryo Arayama, Mei Sonokura, and Natsume Muroki have been locked inside a school for gifted individuals. The school enforces a strict "no going outside" policy and has a rigorous educational system. Despite the oppressive rules, the four live comfortable lives and hang on to the hope they will be guaranteed success once they graduate. However, everything changes when a new girl, Kiriko Hinatsu, shows up at the academy. After seeing Kiriko, Maki believes to have met her before, but everyone including his friends claim to not remember her. Questioning his memory, Maki confronts Kiriko who reveals she was a former student who had escaped. She further divulges the school is an experimental facility that tests memory-altering medications and other various drugs on the students. Now aware of the truth, Maki is asked by Kiriko to help her break out again and to come with her, but he is hesitant to take her up on her offer. Leaving means he will finally be able to go outside and see the world he had been kept away from for so long; however, he will lose the safety and opportunities he has been promised. For the sake of his future and his friends, Maki must decide what is more important: freedom in an unknown and chaotic world or comfort in a secure and restrictive cage. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

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Jul 15, 2004
3,423 7.13
In the process of growing up, one gains greater freedom and is given more responsibilities at the same time. For Isaki, who had just turned 16, this adventure and challenge comes through his neighbor's Piper Cub. In exchange for paying gas bills and making deliveries, he is given the chance to meet new people and expand his horizons.

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Jun 25, 2007
3,377 7.53
When Motomi Utsuki moves in his grandfather's apartment , he meets this girl named Acony who claims to be a dead person and eventually he gets to know that this place and the people living in the building are not normal.

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Mar 25, 2004
3,331 7.03
When an eclipse occurs, the sun remains dark in one area. The mushi expert Ginko must come and determine how to return the sun to the village before their crops die. The secret seems connected to twin girls who live nearby. (Source: ANN)

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Nov 25, 2013
3,172 8.29
Shindou just became a new investigator for Tokki: The Special Mobile Investigation Force. On the day of his graduation, he finally saw the half-naked girl that he had always saw in his dream in real life and finds out that she's part of Tokko: The Special Public Safety Task Force. Shindou ends up joining Tokko to revenge his parents' deaths, whose bodies were ripped into pieces... (Source: Anime Waves)

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Apr 25, 2003
2,965 6.77
Kazusa, a young high school girl, is killed instantly when a car crashes into her as she was crossing the street. As a ghost, she watches her friends' reactions to her death—keeping a close eye on Miharu, the boy she was in love with before she died. However, she discovers that he was in love with another girl Okabe Ranko... but can Okabe see Kazusa's ghost when no one else can? (Source: Dazzling Scans)

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Dec 25, 2011
2,920 7.26
On a night out drinking to get over being duped and ditched by her last boyfriend, Koda Minare ends up providing a massive drunken rant—while blackout drunk—for Matou, the director of a radio station. The next day, she is shocked to hear her own voice being broadcast on the radio! She rushes to the studio, leaving her job at a curry soup and bread restaurant in jeopardy. However, her drunken rant and the next day's impromptu damage-control live broadcast end up earning her an invitation to try working at the radio station! (Source: MangaHelpers)

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Jul 25, 2014
2,836 7.46
A 30-year-old Japanese NEET joins a PMC in the Middle East and becomes the handler of some soldiers. (Source: MU)

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May 25, 2013
2,794 7.49
First issue of a canceled series; collected (in thumbnails) in Blame and So on (Artbook) (Source: MU)

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?? ??, 2002
2,759 6.25
Kazei Takeshi moved with his parents to a new house and new school.One of his new friends is a motorcycle enthusiasts and soon invites him to meet with his gang, the Zeros. Takashi comes to love motorcycles and soon gets involved in the gangs fights and issues. What has he got himself into and is he ready to face the consequences? (Source: MU)

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Oct 24, 2002
2,752 7.73
Koyuki has the power to see the future, but she can only see the unfortunate things that happen to people. Until the day she meets Umehachi, a high school senior...

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Apr 25, 2001
2,574 6.91
One day Fumiki meets a strange dog at the factory. A dog who can understand human speech and push blades out from its forehead. The mysterious number "23" is carved onto its ear. Although there are many unsolved mysteries about the beast, the two begin to communicate and build trust. "23" arrived at the town following the voice of a higher power which said, "Observe mankind." Meanwhile a giant organization is moving behind the scenes to capture "23." The leader Kiryu wants "23" so that he can control "Tokoyonokuni, the land across the ocean of the dead, ancestors and human spirits. A paradise of eternal life and decadence." (Source: ANN)

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Jan 23, 1997
2,551 7.41
Suu-chan lives a laid back life, alternating her time between her part-time job and aimlessly riding on her bike. Occasionally she encounters mysterious scenery that engulfs her. (Source: MU)

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Jan 25, 2014
2,534 7.24
Filament is an omnibus volume that includes short stories previously published as Bio Luminescence with two new ones. The one-shot "Kusahibari" was ommitted in this release. This entry includes only two never collected before into books one-shots: 1. Misaki de Bus wo Orita Hito (She Got Off the Bus At the Peninsula) 2. Meikyuu Neko (Labyrinth Cat)

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Sep 22, 2004
2,501 7.11
Yasuoka Shion lost her parents, and her voice, when she was young...in a murder. She was found amidst a blood-soaked room, and the only hint for the suspect was a Shougi board and one piece: the King. Now, Shion steps into the world of female professional Shougi players. As her popularity and fame slowly rises, so do the questions about her past, particularly the murder case that was never solved.

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Mar 25, 2004
2,412 7.44
1. Slider 2. Mister Bojangles 3. Googles 4. Kosho Tsuki no Ya Kaitorigyou (Tsuki no Ya's Sales and Purchases) 5. Umi wo Mi ni Iku (Let's go see the Ocean) 6. Tonkatsu

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Jul 25, 2003
2,362 7.30
1. Kuzein-ke Saidai no Show (The Biggest Show of the Kuzein Family) 2-4. Seifuku wa Nugenai #1~3 (Can't Take Off My Uniform) 5. Brigit no Bansan (Brigit's Supper) 6-8. Seifuku wa Nugenai #4~6 9. Shizuru Cinema (Shizuru Film) 10. Kasou Senryaku Kagami-uchi (Lower Class Tactic: Mirror Strike) 11-12. Seifuku wa Nugenai #7~8 13. Seishun Janjaka Jaka Jaka 14. Emerald

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Aug 15, 2003
2,116 7.26
Rally Vincent and Minnie-May Hopkins are two regular American girls. Regular American girls who own a gun shop, and might have dabbled in prostitution, respectively. And who happen to be a crack shot and an explosives expert, respectively. These might be odd skills for American girls, but these two happen to be Chicago's top bounty hunters. Rally can shoot the trigger off a gun from a good distance, and May generally wreaks havoc with explosions and cuteness. And together, with some very useful friends and associates, they make up the Gunsmith Cats. Burst finds our ladies back at work, back in action, and...back in trouble. (Source: Dark Horse)

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Jul 24, 2004
2,103 7.55
In an alternate history of the aftermath of World War II, Japan has been cleaved in half, with the south—Honshu and the other islands—allied with the United States and the northern island Hokkaido annexed by the enigmatic Union. It was on Hokkaido that a mysterious tower had been built, a strand of metal reaching up out of the atmosphere, visible from the northern tip of Honshu. In 1996, three teenagers, Hiroki, Takuya and Sayuri, make a pact—they will build an experimental aircraft, almost invisible to surveillance, cross over to Hokkaido and unlock the secrets of the tower. Their dream was never realized, because Sayuri was sent to Tokyo for treatment after she fell into a coma. It is now three years later. The rosy illusions of youth have fallen away, but not the unbreakable strength of the trio’s promise. The truth of the tower will be uncovered, and with it, the link between it and Sayuri’s mysterious, carefully tended condition.

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Feb ??, 2006
2,101 6.95
Imprisoned for a thousand years, eighty-eight fabled beasts seek resurrection from their world so that they can unleash their wrath upon present-day Japan. And a band of young warriors would love nothing more than to let loose these beasts so that they can feast upon the human world. The only thing preventing civilization's annihilation is the Girl of Water, who is lost in the human world—without any memory of who she is! As the elemental warriors continue their search for her, they cross paths with another of their kind: Ishigami, the Man of Earth. However, Ishigami is one who wants to stop the dreaded resurrection... (Source: Tokyopop)

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Mar 25, 1997
2,081 6.88
Kiseijuu's tribute manga series of original stories by various mangaka.

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Sep 25, 2014
2,070 6.52
Houichi Kano, the Grandson of world famous inventor Hosuke Kano, is a student at Houwa High School in Musashino City. At the tenth anniversary of the first contact with the Riofaldians, the unveiling of an Elevator Ship designed for orbital transport between the Riofaldian home world and Earth is about to take place. However, this was just a ploy to take control of the Earth using their advanced technology and large Riofaldian work force on Earth to their advantage. It is now up to Houichi, with the help of Housuke, his school friend Akane and Isaka, to stop them and save Earth. There is plenty of mecha mega-robot action, state of the art gunsuits, sexy shape-shifting androids and the reason why the manga is called Cannon God... But the Riofaldian are one step ahead and they have a plan... (Source: MU)

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Aug 25, 1997
1,950 6.66
Iori is a high school girl who doesn't know what she wants to do with her future, and tends to run away from things. One day, she is attacked by strange dead-eyed people on her way to school, only to be saved by an equally mysterious long-haired man. Later that day, her friend at school, Jion, seems to fall under the same murderous influence. To her surprise, she finds herself capable of defending herself from his violent attack. Afterward, the long-haired man she met in the morning, Zerozaki Soushiki, arrives once more, this time to invite her to become his little sister. What has Iori become involved with, and will she be able to survive this change to her life? (Source: MangaHelpers)

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Sep 24, 2011
1,925 7.11
Suzuki Rokumon wakes up one morning to find a little demon girl, who can use her hair as appendages, preparing breakfast. In the living room he finds another strange demon, who claims to be his new Dad. Rokumon asks where his real Dad is and the demon tells him it is in the next room. Needless to say he's having a pretty bad morning. Thus begins Rokumon's strange new life, with Lucu and her demons, who according to her "want to save the world, and mankind."

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Oct 25, 2001
1,900 7.18
The manga centers on first-year high school student Minoru Suzuki, who sometimes sees visions of his own mother's past as a high school student.

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May 25, 2017
1,888 7.05
During the 17th century, Europe is being devastated by the Thirty Years' War. Although the Netherlands send reinforcements to The Holy Roman Empire, almost all of them end up deserting, with the exception of a single Japanese man. Travelling all the way from East Asia, Issak is searching for the man who murdered his master and stole something precious to him. Suspecting the killer has joined one of the opposing armies, Issak participates in the war as a mercenary, hoping to find and end his nemesis once and for all. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

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Jan 25, 2017
1,884 7.36
Albert de Morcerf crosses paths with the mysterious Count of Monte Cristo, awed by his sheer aura, but too ingrained within his innocent nature that the Count has other plans. Why does the Count know the secrets of the rich as if he wishes to disclose them for the world to see.

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Mar 25, 2005
1,876 7.04
Story centers on a boy named Tokio, who lives alongside other children inside a beautiful wall. One day, Tokio receives a message that says "Do you want to go outside of the outside?" In a heaven that has begun to tear itself apart, a group of boys and girls begin their adventure. (Source: ANN)

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Jan 25, 2018
1,866 7.38
A sudden advent of an enigmatic creature pushes the world and our young heroine, Yuki, into the realm of the surreal. (Source: Anime Innovation)

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Jul 25, 2005
1,837 6.39
The story is broken up into eight differing sub-stories all involving a series of living puppets known as Vendemiaire (which is also the name of each). These stories all have a similar formula involving a Vendemiaire puppet encountering a boy or man that tries to help them with varying levels of success, usually trying to attain freedom for them. Overall these stories are somber and explore different contrasting opinions of human nature and how people use the Vendemiaire like slaves or worse.

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Nov 25, 1995
1,827 7.18
1. Hoshi no Koibito (The Lover of Stars) 2. Violight 3. Kusaka Kyoudai (The Kusaka Siblings) 4. Mushi to Uta

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Aug 25, 2006
1,752 7.18
Tsugu is separated from her friends (Sora, Yuushin and Asari) when she moves away. After a few years, she finally returns and is happy to be reunited with them. Tsugu believes that her friends didn't change, but that doesn't turn out to be the case. (Source: MU) Included one-shot: Volume 3: Love Letter

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Sep 25, 2017
1,698 7.39
Yuuri Kariya is an airhead who falls head-over-heels in love with Ryuuhei Aono after their very first meeting. Yuuri's happiness knows no bounds when Aono surprisingly ends up agreeing to go out with her, and thus she starts to enjoy her perfect relationship with her perfect boyfriend. Alas, misfortune strikes when only two weeks into their relationship, Aono tragically dies in an accident. But is something as simple as death really enough to keep the two lovers apart? Aono-kun ni Sawaritai kara Shinitai follows the daily lives of these sweethearts, telling a heartwarming love story of two souls going beyond life and death. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

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Dec 24, 2016
1,606 7.08
Each of the high school students in the small dance club is there for a different reason. Natsu joined due to her love of hip-hop dance, and Haba Takahiro's presence is all thanks to some relentless bullies. Whatever brought them all to the club, they're now learning about the different styles of social dance from the skillful vice president Kazumi and the hesitant president Hajime. As they learn the joys of dancing, they will also grow closer to each other... (Source: MangaHelpers)

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Dec 25, 2009
1,587 7.09
Reiko and her little brother find a weird creature that looks like a cat with wings, and they sneak it home with them. To their surprise, the creature explains that it's an alien salesman, here to trade advanced technology for something called "hahise," which is abundant on Earth. Reiko and her brother are tempted by a device that can duplicate anything, even money. When they make that half-understood deal, the course of Reiko's life is shifted in a much darker direction... (Source: MangaHelpers)

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Aug 24, 2013
1,563 6.63
This is a collection of short stories that all involve coffee in some way. (Source: MU)

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May 24, 2008
1,556 7.25
A collection of short stories about supernatural occurrences that take place in our everyday… (Source: Kotohona)

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Dec 25, 1993
1,531 7.15
Shirou's ordinary life as a poor construction worker gets turned upside down when he comes across a naked girl, Lucy, who's fallen out of the sky! Her strange and unique personality entices him and he introduces her to his apartment buddies. But after leaving for just a few minutes, he returns to the apartment to find Lucy gone, all his friends slaughtered and an ogre-like stranger standing amidst the carnage. The big man suddenly pulls Shirou out of the apartment building just before it explodes! Shirou gets pushed down into the sewage system of the city and is saved by a mysterious man... (Source: Tokyopop)

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Feb 24, 2001
1,469 6.53
This story begins in the paradise/heaven, where souls, before being born, can choose their mothers. The protagonist notice a girl who has run away from home, and he decides to down to earth and become her son. (Source: Valhalla Scanlation)

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Jul 25, 2016
1,468 7.38
Many children mysteriously disappear in 2005. This is called it the 'Reasal Phenomenon.' A few children came back with tails on their behinds. One of them was Hana Yamaguchi. Hana calls upon children with tails and creates the 'Macro Cosmic Invincible Legion of Kids.' These children can go freely back and forth from one world to another and with such special powers, they save missing children. But then, the Ali Troops invade this world. This is a fascinating SF drama about the wonders of the universe. (Source: KodanClub.com)

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Jan 25, 2000
1,457 6.78
The story of a girl called Ichiko, who lives alone in a forest. Each chapter features a dish or meal scavenged or harvested from Ichiko's surroundings in rural Komori ("little forest"). While there are no wild flights of fancy as in Witches or Hanashippanashi, the organic linework and majesty of nature featured within tap into that same source of magic. Little Forest is a very acquired taste on its own, but just another piece of the stunning tapestry Daisuke Igarashi continues to weave today. (Source: MU)

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Oct 25, 2002
1,435 7.09
A girl, a bee, and a man... and a little bit of everyday magic.

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Feb ??, 2007
1,409 6.55
Iwakura Mitsumi always had big dreams, of leaving her small town, advancing to a top tier university, and then contributing to the country before retiring back to her home town. So focused is she on her goal that she is oblivious to all the other ways she comes up short, much to the chagrin and concern of her friends and family. Can a naive country girl make it in Tokyo? (Source: MU)

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Aug 25, 2018
1,344 7.74
Saku Ooyagi returns to his old town after seven years and becomes reacquainted with a childhood friend, the ever-boisterous Mihoshi Akeno; but the reunion is far from merry since his last piece of memory between them is of her falling off a tree and him diving to save her. Regardless, Mihoshi focuses her all into improving their tattered relationship and forces Saku to join her astronomy club. (Source: MU)

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Sep 24, 2005
1,338 7.39
A girl who can rent a house for 40,000 yen a month (that's really cheap and it's impossible in Japan now) but it comes with a weird condition... (Source: MU)

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Jul 25, 2008
1,327 6.51
Nanako Kobayashi, a 17-year-old teenager, has an ugly face who seems to not have a care for the world. One day, she got a call, only to be given two choices to answer a question. A devil suddenly appears, taking the form of her teddy bear. The devil is willing to grant her three wishes, each based on two options. What wishes will Nanako choose? (Source: MU)

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?? ??, 2002
1,286 6.80
32-year-old Bushido-sama considers himself to be a modern-day Samurai. When his wife passed away due to illness, he promised to raise their daughter into a fine woman. But, for an adult male, raising a child is not an easy task. The tasks range from teaching proper table etiquette to sex education... Welcome to the life of a Samurai father. (Source: Fried Squid Scans)

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Oct 25, 2010
1,270 7.14
Chihiro has been cursed with bad luck all his life. But all that changes when he wins a mysterious lottery that earns him a spot at the prestigious Rikkyoin High School, a strange place where everything is decided by chance—even who gets appointed to the student council. Although Chihiro has drawn the winning ticket, this is no ordinary honor. Each day the student-council members must risk their lives to save the school from various forces of evil. Chihiro's luck is about to be put to the test yet again, and one wrong move could mean death!

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Sep 25, 2006
1,198 7.11
The smugglers in our tale—guys who have to clean up the bodies after mob assassinations in which heads get ripped off—are a cold-hearted silent veteran, an old man, and a young guy forced to do dirty work to pay back money he owes the mob. When the young smuggler makes a mistake by allowing a captured rival to escape, the price he must pay for his error gets horrifically high... (Source: Tokyopop)

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Mar 25, 2000
1,157 6.91
1-2. 25-ji no Vacances (25-hour Vacation) 3. Pandora nite (On Pandora) 4. Tsuki no Soushiki (The Funeral of the Moon)

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Nov 25, 2009
1,150 7.35
The story is set in a world with a mysterious phenomenon known as "flow," and centers around two people (and one cat) who make a living dealing with it. (Source: ANN)

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Apr 25, 2018
1,030 7.25
The summer of freshman year of high school. A boy named Hodaka runs away from his island home and goes to Tokyo, where he spends every day in loneliness. Then, in a corner of the bustling city, he meets a girl named Hina. But he soon finds out that she possesses a mysterious power. (Source: Vertical Inc.)

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Jul 25, 2019
1,024 7.60
Seventh grader Hayashi Renei is troubled by a strange dream: Her dead brother - killed in an automobile accident - comes back to life as Coo. The dream comes again the following night and then every night thereafter. Coo's world is a cruel one - crueler than the real world, even - with its own share of pain, suffering and sadness. Renei is searching for her house with her brother and others whom she meets in Coo's world so that she can return to reality and the land of the living... (Source: ANN)

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Nov 25, 1999
941 7.17
An ordinary, quiet town is shaken by a series of bizarre happenings brought about by the darkness in human hearts. There are no solutions in the real world: Only "Dream Messengers" can find the answers. Dream messengers connect the fabulous with the real and control the power of dreams. Their leader, Mishima Touko, works with 8 other messengers using the powers given by an old spell and a toy made by Touko's father. Touko, her younger sister Rinko, Tachibana Hajime, who loves young girls, and the six other Dream Messengers are given the names of days or stars - Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Raff and Keito. (Source: KodanClub)

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Jan 25, 2001
924 7.02
George Zanuff is an educated owner of a neighborhood grocery store... but he is also a killer with a propensity to maim beautiful women. Zanuff suffers knowing that he is a monster, so every day he feels his thirst for blood begging him to slice his female clients. However, he battles hard every day to control his murderous instincts and lead an honest life even rejected by his own family. But all that changes when he meets a lost little girl named Alice... Kaitai Zanuff is a one-shot about a killer who knows perfectly the monster that he is, and how love is capable of redemption. (Source: Yadon Scans, translated)

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Dec 25, 2012
919 7.27
Shima Akio and Soma Yoshino are lovers, facing the reality of their fourth year in university. No matter how much they try to think things over, they can't quite figure out what to do with their parents, their friends, or even their own relationship. This is the story of their youth. Youth fraught with pain and regret. (Source: Anonymous Spore)

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?? ??, 1997
890 6.89
Mozuya Koto is afflicted with the medically accepted disorder known as Dr Josef Tsundere's Bipolar Personality Disorder, or just "tsundere" for short. With her golden hair, blue eyes, twin tail, and being rich on top of all that, Mozuya Koto comes equipped with all the basic necessities of being a top class tsundere. When Mozuya wants to be friends with somebody or when she likes somebody, she will take offensive actions that are completely opposite from what a normal person would actually do in the same situation and it is completely outside of Mozuya's control. The manga is pretty serious most of the time, focusing on Mozuya's troubles with getting along with people as she keeps turning violent due to her tsundere disorder. (Source: MU)

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Jan 25, 2008
876 6.84
A great ecchi comedy about an angel of love that has 100% success rate at hooking people up. However, her next client is reaching for forbidden love, and I mean forbidden. Will Love-yan keep her 100% success record, and in the process initiate something that shouldn't happen? You'll just have to find out. (Source: iryuu.net)

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Aug ??, 2000
812 6.96
Izumi, a young art student goes to visit her old professor who is living out in the country. Izumi is trying to get away from something and wants to take a break at the professor's house for a while. When she stumbles on Sensei's secret sexual fetish, it sets off a tense relationship full of awkward moments and weird demands. (Source: MangaHelpers)

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Jul 25, 2008
809 6.40
He died, only for a minute. Minakawa Ryo was an ordinary high school student until the day a girl jumped off a building, killing him with her. He miraculously comes back to life but with a new ability to see and hear what ordinary people cannot. Then one day a mysterious girl, Hokuto Shou, appears and tells him that his half has become a resident of the world of the dead. His previous ordinary life has dissipated, and a new life between the "living" and the "dead" begins. (Source: MU)

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Aug ??, 2006
791 7.30
A story illustrating the relationship between Ota and his teacher Aiko.

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Jul 25, 2008
790 6.22
1. Edge of Her 2. Inazuma 3. Satanic Sweet 4. Nekoze no Yoakemae 5. Beautiful Movie 6. Mud

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?? ??, 2004
784 7.15
A collection of six mystical short stories by Daisuke Igarashi. 1. Birthgrounds 2. Spirits flying in the sky 3. The tears of Bear-Slayer and God-Stealer Tarou 4. Covered in sand 5. le pain et le chat 6. Still winter

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Aug ??, 2002
780 6.96
A Tengu is an utterly proud and arrogant creature (so much that the Japanese saying, "to become a Tengu," means to preen conceitedly) that is said to steal young children away from their homes. In this story, the fractured and disgraced remnants of the tengu species come together from all over the country to rise up, reclaim their pride, and rule over the nation of Japan, as is their right. What kind of effect will the "Tengu Party" have on the humans of Japan, and more importantly, what exactly makes a tengu? (Source: Mangascreener)

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Oct 25, 1994
778 6.92
Arika Togawa doesn't understand why she has fallen in love with her classmate, Takamori Matsubue. She hardly knows him. Together they decide to find out how two strangers can fall in love. "Why do people fall in love?" Several wonderful but strange love stories based on this eternal mystery are told in this "Truly Mysterious Love Manga." (Source: Kodan Club)

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Dec 25, 1991
765 7.21
"This is a story about two sisters: Shizuru is a high school student who is able to see ghosts while her younger sister, Mizuki, is haunted by these apparitions. Frustrated by their abilities, their parents decided to entrust the sisters into the care of their grandparents who live in the countryside. As they adapt to life in the countryside, Shizuru and Mizuki begin to learn about the importance of coexisting nature with these apparitions." (Source: ANN)

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Aug ??, 2000
765 7.26