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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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Jul 15, 2005
53,000 8.74
They arrive in silence and darkness. They descend from the skies. They have a hunger for human flesh. They are everywhere. They are parasites, alien creatures who must invade—and take control of—a human host to survive. And once they have infected their victims, they can assume any deadly form they choose: monsters with giant teeth, winged demons, creatures with blades for hands. But most have chosen to conceal their lethal purpose behind ordinary human faces, so no one knows their secret—except an ordinary high school student. Shinichi is battling for control of his own body against an alien parasite, but can he find a way to warn humanity of the horrors to come? (Source: Del Rey)

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Nov 22, 1989
46,080 8.44
Killy is a man of few words. He wanders, seemingly endlessly, through a lonely, gargantuan labyrinth of concrete and steel, fighting off cyborgs and other futuristic nightmares, searching only for something called Net Terminal Genes. And he has a very powerful gun, which he uses without hesitation whenever anything resembling danger rears its ugly head. Who is this quiet, violent, determined man and what are these Genes he seeks? The small communities he finds tucked into the crevices of this towering, dystopic ruin hardly give him leads on his treasure, driving him to find larger enclaves of civilization where people can reveal more about the world he lives in and the quarry he seeks. (Source: Tokyopop)

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Nov 25, 1996
42,353 8.38
"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
28,385 8.81
Manji is an immortal swordsman, who has been cursed with eternal life. He has grown tired of living with all the death he has created. He has no skills other than those of killing, thus he forms a plan to regain his mortality: he shall kill one hundred evil men for each good one he has killed. The old witch who afflicted Manji with immortality agrees to Manji's proposition and Manji is set on his path to kill one thousand evil men. On his journey he meets a young girl, Rin, who has her own vengeance to seek against the sword school whose members slaughtered Rin's family. Rin and Manji journey together, each hoping to find some kind of peace. In their way are many varied enemies. Rin and Manji are almost constantly under attack and must learn to live their lives, avoiding being consumed by revenge. (Source: ANN) 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
27,560 8.51
The story is set in future Japan, in which the sea level has risen and flooded many of the coastal areas and Mt. Fuji has erupted within living memory. The population has been considerably reduced and political and technological institutions have broken-down. Local communities have become nations and telephone and television no longer exist (although coffee vending machines and streetlights stubbornly continue to work). There are strange new animals and plants (like flying fish and glowing streetlight trees). The remaining people have adopted a slower-paced, simpler way of life and rely more on each other. Along with the human population are some intelligent, humanoid robots. One of the robots, a female named Alpha, runs a café by the same name in the country outside of what remains of Yokohama. With her trusty motor scooter and her camera she travels around the area making friends with the humans and robots, having new experiences and observing the passage of time.

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Apr 25, 1994
25,662 8.66
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
22,354 8.43
One day, a strange transfer student appears before Tsubaki. Urabe Mikoto is an antisocial girl, whose hobby is just sleeping during class-breaks. One day, Tsubaki goes to wake her up and accidentally tastes her drool... And gets hooked on that! After that, he starts going out with her and gets to know her better. Her second hobby, as it turns out, is carrying around scissors in her panties and cutting paper into flowers... (Source: MU)

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Aug 25, 2004
22,341 7.84
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
21,951 8.36
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
16,479 8.23
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
15,374 7.91
Remember a time before cell phones could be found in every pocket? Or when even accessing the world wide web was something only readily available in a library? Back then letters still filled up postboxes and moments just felt so much more precious when captured on Polaroid film. Now life seems to move at the speed of light. Our memories are captured and shared with the world on social media platforms. And love, which is already capricious, can feel like it is moving at terminal velocity. In Makoto Shinkai's defining work, the internationally renowned director and animator unfolds a love story that is as timeless as it is fleeting. Yukiko Seike's rendition of this modern classic adds a new level of emotion and intimacy that is unique to its source material. (Source: Vertical)

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May 25, 2010
14,246 8.27
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
12,982 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
11,388 7.63
Historie takes place in ancient Greece and follows the life and childhood of Eumenes, who historically was the secretary and general to Alexander the Great. Historie includes characters such as Aristotle and King Philip II of Macedon and begins around 343 BC, which was a time of Macedonian expansion.

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Jan 25, 2003
9,509 8.31
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
8,999 7.49
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
8,427 7.89
"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
7,464 7.57
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
5,879 8.35
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
5,461 6.81
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
5,266 8.01
The story of the protagonist, Tomoya, and his everyday life with his girlfriend Yuiko-san.

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Sep 24, 2011
5,108 7.21
In the distant future, a new life form called Houseki is born. The 28 Houseki must fight against the Tsukijin who want to attack them and turn them into decorations, thus each gem is assigned a role such as a fighter or a medic. Though they hope to fight the moon people, Phos is a gem who is given no assignment until the gems' manager Kongou asks them to edit a natural history magazine. (Source: AniDB)

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Oct 25, 2012
4,525 8.32
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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Afternoon

Dec 25, 1990
4,487 7.88
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
4,009 7.87
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
3,402 8.06
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
3,171 7.63
Love Roma is a story of love at first sight—literally. When Hoshino sees Negishi for the first time, he asks her to be his girlfriend. Shocked, Negishi nevertheless agrees to allow to Hoshino to walk her home, where he explains why he is in love with her. Touched, Negishi begins to feel something for this strange young boy from her school. (Source: Del Rey)

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?? ??, 2002
3,125 7.67
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
2,969 7.56
Maki Takano and his three best friends Ryo, Natsume and Mei are students at a private academy for highly gifted children. Like all the other students of this isolated and heavily guarded school, they have never seen the outside world since they were brought to the school at the young age of three. When a new female student named Kiriko Hinatsu arrives, Maki has the strange feeling that he has met her before. However, he seems to be the only person who can remember the girl. When he confronts her with his discovery, Kiriko reveals the unbelievable truth about their existence: The school they have been living at all this time is actually an experimental facility and all the students are but guinea pigs who are being used for sophisticated neurological experiments. Maki now has to decide: Will he continue his false but sheltered life or will he help Kiriko escape even if that means putting himself and his mental health at risk? (Source: Kotonoha)

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Jul 15, 2004
2,839 7.31
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
2,544 7.11
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
2,527 6.90
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
2,267 7.68
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... Fanservice, mayhem, and hilarity ensues.

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Apr 25, 2001
2,217 6.96
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
2,187 7.37
First issue of a canceled series; collected (in thumbnails) in Blame and So on (Artbook) (Source: MU)

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?? ??, 2002
2,140 6.37
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
2,071 7.62
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
2,028 7.50
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
1,922 7.31
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
1,900 7.35
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
1,879 7.54
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
1,868 6.94
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
1,826 7.32
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
1,721 8.33
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
1,607 7.15
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
1,579 7.55
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
1,560 7.28
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
1,481 6.56
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
1,479 7.11
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
1,438 7.69
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
1,379 7.28
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
1,369 7.37
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
1,339 7.32
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
1,308 6.69
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
1,182 7.50
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
1,181 7.28
This is a collection of short stories that all involve coffee in some way. (Source: MU)

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May 24, 2008
1,132 7.40
A girl, a bee, and a man... and a little bit of everyday magic.

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Feb ??, 2007
1,090 6.65
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
1,067 7.50
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
1,053 6.92
A collection of short stories about supernatural occurrences that take place in our everyday… (Source: Kotohona)

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Dec 25, 1993
1,044 7.23
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
1,040 7.08
A cat reminisces about his life with and feelings for his owner, a single woman. (Source: ANN)

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Feb 25, 2016
1,034 7.36
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
1,028 6.91
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
1,019 6.69
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
1,014 6.58
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
954 6.67
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
951 7.21
Kiseijuu's tribute manga series of original stories by various mangaka.

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Sep 25, 2014
872 6.48
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
806 7.08
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
768 7.29
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
736 7.45
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
726 6.94
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
708 7.07
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
600 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
591 6.95
A pure but unusual love story of a girl who ventures into femdom when she finds her life to be lacking some sort of "drive" or "passion" and how she finds them in a muddy situation. (Source: MU)

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Oct ??, 2005
591 7.24
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
586 6.35
A story illustrating the relationship between Ota and his teacher Aiko.

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Jul 25, 2008
577 6.23
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
559 7.30
"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
537 7.48
This collected volume was named after the longest of the four stories that it contains: a drama about an adolescent girl who falls in love with Roger Martin du Gard's saga, Les Thibault. The remaining stories capture various fragments of everyday life with tenderness and humor. Through the kaleidoscope of its feminine views, The Yellow Book touches the readers heart by attending to what, in sum, makes up life—the little things of our every day. (Source: Kotonoha)

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?? ??, 2001
528 6.54
The story is set in Japan in the middle ages. Tsujimura Genzo is a puppeteer whose heart has become as hard as stone due to the murder of his beloved wife. In each story, Genzo brings the dead back alive as puppets, and by doing so, he is able to solve mysterious incidents or help a dead man's soul. Kikuhime, a young "tomboy" princess is Genzo's companion and helps him fight the villains. (Source: MU)

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?? ??, 1996
525 6.96
Bushido Sixteen centers around two female competitors of another Japanese tradition, kendou (sword-fighting). Kaori is an accomplished kendou practitioner, but she finds herself facing an unexpected opponent in Sanae, a superficially weaker fighter who bests Kaori in a bout. (Source: ANN)

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Mar 25, 2009
519 6.99
A reform school for juvenile delinquents established in 200X is actually a government-sponsored laboratory, which makes ultra-human warriors with genetic modification. Three new kids enter the school. Itsuki, who is actually a girl dressed as a boy so she can get into the school to look for her lost brother; Mei, a very quiet, mysterious boy; and Gentaro, an energetic boy who is easily elated by flattery. The three revolt against the school rules and cause the other students to riot. The school turns into a battlefield. (Source: Kodan Club)

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Jul 25, 1994
490 7.67
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
483 7.34
A guy name Sunao and a girl Kei, two good friends while they were children, are suddenly separated when he moves to a lunar city construction. A few years later, Kei has become an U.N. Investigator and she travels to the same base, without knowing anything about Sunao. But this is not just about them. Rich enterprises and dark men will want to own the new businesses that living in the moon will have, and soon Sunao and Kei will find troubles with them. (Source: MU)

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Sep 25, 1993
471 6.48
Fukano-kun, a middle school student, has trouble remembering things; however, there is one thing that he can really remember. (Source: MU)

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Dec 25, 2004
469 6.39
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
462 6.87
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
448 7.31
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
444 7.04
Yuugo Beppu is a master negotiator and mediator. Fluency in five languages, Socratic wit, and a deep understanding of human nature combined with top-level international connections make him a formidable operator. When a woman's father is seized by Dacoit bandits in Pakistan, Mayuko seeks Yuugo's help. After complex and dangerous negotiations, he secures his release. After this success Yuugo is called in to deal with yakuza in Japan, triads in Hong Kong, the IRA in Northern Ireland, and the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs in Siberia. (Source: MU)

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Dec 25, 1993
438 7.68
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
430 7.50
Akio and Yoshino believed all there was left for them was to graduate, but life had different plans for them. Yoshino moves on while Akio stays behind, and something between them begins to change. The story of their youth continues. (Source: MU)

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?? ??, 1998
424 6.92
This volume contains two unrelated stories. Poppoya: Satou Otomatsu is a lonely station master of a small station in Hokkaido, situated at the end of the line in a small village with an aging population. The station is due to close in the coming spring, and he will retire with it. One night in his last winter manning the station, an encounter with a young girl marks the beginning of the events that will see him reflect on his working life - performing his duty as a railroad man, whilst enduring the pain of its cost to his personal life. Love Letter: Goro just got out from jail, but a police officer wants to talk to him right away. He announces to him that Goro's wife is dead and that he has to go to Chiba and take her body. Goro has no recollection of having a wife, but then he remembers he married a Chinese woman a long time ago. He married her for her money, and had she married him because she needed a Japanese visa to work. In fact, she's a prostitute who came to Japan hoping to find better life. At first, Goro can't be bothered by this situation, but he goes to Chiba just because he can earn a lot of money. Later on, during his trip, Goro finds a letter she wrote him and through it he discovers the pure person that lies beneath this common prostitute. She is a woman of such kindness and love that Goro is moved to learn something about the woman he married. With those few words of love and tenderness, he understands her fears, her goals, and her hopes for the future -- a future that he knows will never come. (Source MU)

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?? ??, 1999
408 7.29
Near future. A world renowned mathematician/physicist Francis Dullam loses his left brain hemisphere and retires from the hard science to study dolphins. Several years later he comes up with the new thesis (which is essentially a collection of dolphin footage). As the "thesis" is being severly criticized by the media, Ishii Mitsunari (a student living in America) discovers the idea hidden there, that will help to create the true Artifical Intelligence. Motivated to create the AI first, Mitsunari leaves for Okinawa, to follow the footsteps of Dullam. (Source: MU)

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Jun 24, 2006
403 6.78
Yuri is just a normal girl in high school: she loves hanging out with her friends, she has dreams, and she has worries. But one day, she wakes up in a strange forest she's never seen before beside a man named Chihiro. As the two of them learn more about the place they suddenly find themselves in, and the oddly real dream they had of being abducted by aliens, the dark secret of where they are and what has happened to them will begin to unfold. (Source: MU)

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Jun 25, 2015
402 6.81
Takaomi and Arika meet a young girl named Tsugumi Yoshimoto who has been asleep since an incident that occurred when she was a child. What happened in her past? And can she be cured? The couple try to solve this mystery with the help of the Mishima sisters--Toko and Rinko, who are Yume Tsukai (dream messengers) with the uncanny ability to control dreams. What is the truth behind this mystery? This is a prelude to Riichi Ueshiba's next work, Yume Tsukai where Mishima sisters make a comeback as main characters. (Source: Kodan Club)

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May 25, 1999
397 7.20
Nasu is a collection of stories, focusing on a returning series of characters, such as Takama, a farmer, and a young girl named Aya Takashi, who begins the series abandoned by her father and residing in Tokyo with her two younger siblings, and as the manga progresses to its second volume, leaves the city to reside in the countryside with her relatives, near Takama's farm. Apart from the chapters concerning Takama and Aya, other stories are also featured, such as one telling the chronicles of samurai in the Edo period hunting forbidden eggplant (nasu), another set atop a futuristic Mount Fuji, another tale concerning a truck driver, and also Summer in Andalusia, the story concerning the professional Spanish bicyclist Pepe Benengeli, from which the film was adapted.

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Jul ??, 2001
379 7.03
Seriu meets Yae, an older woman in the photography club, who's also a celebrity at her university known for her free-spirited speech and mannerisms—especially her magnificent travels from man to man! What's intriguing, though, is their relationship. Frustrated and formerly part of the tennis club, Seriu thinks that his girlfriend is just a bit of heavy baggage, but he unexpectedly gets off to a good start with her! Even though they hurt each other with their honest confessions, they grow with each other. Yasashii Watashi is essentially a compassionate romantic drama set in a university setting. (Source: Entropy)

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Nov 25, 2000
379 6.50