In a seaside town where very little happens, middle school students Keisuke Isobe and Koume Satou live a rather dull life. But when Koume's crush breaks her heart, their situation becomes quite unordinary. She starts a "no-strings-attached" relationship with Keisuke, whom she had previously rejected, both finding solace in the other in order to fill the emotional voids in their lives. However, being "friends with benefits" becomes complicated when real feelings begin to develop, as the consequences of their relationship start to take their toll on those around them and themselves. Umibe no Onnanoko takes a harsh look at love, relationships, and the emotional price that will be paid as the result of a decision made between two teenagers. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
By day, Hiroyuki Tsunekawa is an average student at Keikou Middle School, a dreary all-boys school in an industrial town. When the school day ends, however, Hiroyuki becomes "Zera," the enigmatic, beauty-obsessed emperor of the cult-like Hikari Club. For the past year, the Hikari Club has been creating an intelligent humanlike robot which runs on the lychee fruit, for the purpose of kidnapping beautiful girls. However, when the robot—named "Litchi"—finally brings back a girl, the Hikari Club begins to fall into disarray. As Zera becomes increasingly obsessed with executing those who betray him, the club's numbers begin to thin. As the remaining members begin to rebel and Litchi becomes increasingly human, will the Hikari Club ever be able to recover? [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Fumi and Akira were best friends when they were little, with Akira always looking after the crybaby Fumi, but that all ended when Fumi's family moved away. Several years later, Fumi's family returned, and she and Akira happened to bump into each other on their way to school. They became friends again, quickly slipping back into old patterns. Shortly after, Fumi began dating a cool, attractive upperclassman who, coincidentally enough, had ties to Akira's current school, the prestigious Fujigaya Girls' Academy. (Source: Lililicious)
Every year, Lord Nicola A. Bradherley, one of Europe's leading aristocrats, sends his coach round to various orphanages to adopt little girls and trains them to join his opera troupe. But most of these girls never make it onto the stage—a far more sinister fate awaits them, sacrificed in the name of the greater good. (Source: MU)
Even though he's an elite hunk, Sekine Keiichiro is a man who has lived his life out-of-focus, cursed by three handicaps: he's stoic, passive, and a Jack-of-all-trades but master of none. (Source: Stiletto Heels)
Novelist Shun Mizorogi is content with the mundaneness of his life that came along with his pseudo-celebrity status. However, it all comes crumbling down when it is revealed that a young woman, Aki Fujino, had called him moments before plunging to her death. When Mizorogi is summoned by the police to confirm the identity of the mangled corpse, he is informed of the existence of Sakura Miki—a spitting image of Aki and allegedly her identical twin sister—about whom little is known. But as the nature of Mizorogi and Aki's relationship comes to light, his latest book "Utsubora" brings about a troublesome public controversy. The unraveling of lies and deceit binds the fate of several people involved in this unsavory affair. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
The story of J, a beautiful teenager with a twisted past and the face of Marilyn Monroe.
1-6. The Collection 7. Harakiri 8. The Unscratchable Itch 9. Holy Night
The story happens in a circus in Paris in the 1970's. (...) Much is made of the romance of the circus atmosphere, of flying through the air on a trapeze, etc etc. Think cirque here, not circus. We're doing Old World riffs on the romance and tawdriness of the ring. There are no elephants in tutus walking on their hind legs; it's slit-eyed jugglers and daring death-loving trapeze artists and sad Pierrot clowns, even if the Pierrot clown - our hero, Torinosu, 'Bird's Nest' - has a false red nose. The tawdriness comes from the circus master pimping out his performers to anyone willing to pay. (...) And there's tanbi decadence - ghosts who wander into the action looking like teenaged girls even if they're the hero's brother, and abandoned neurotic women with a thing for inflicting pain, and buracon and possible murder and unspoken pining and a hero who looks about to perish at any moment from terminal angst. (Source: Aestheticism)
From the author of Freesia comes a story of three childhood friends - Nicolo, Cookie and Naomi - who grew up in a sleepy backwater town on an uncivilized planet. They struggle to get by while holding on to their dreams of leaving town and finding a better life... but can their friendship endure the tests of time? Can it withstand invading armies, broken dreams, conflicting ambitions, divided loyalties, jealousy and even betrayal? (Source: Omanga)
A coming-of-age story from Jiro Matsumoto (the author of Freesia) about a young, aspiring photographer named Soma. He's going nowhere, stuck in a mire of sex and drugs, until a horrible end to a one night stand sets him on a path that changes his life forever. WARNING: Mature content. Do not be surprised if you come across disturbing imagery.
Tokyo has fallen into a post-apocalyptic state, ravaged by war. On the outskirts of the capital, two girls have taken residence in an abandoned military tank at a dry riverbed in the Suginami Ward. Mandara Legrand, who speaks like a broken tape recorder, lives alongside Becchin, a paranoid girl who deals with hallucinations of her life before the war took her world away. Left to fend for themselves, there is no one left in the war-torn town that can help them survive the aftermath of destruction. Alone, they combat the undead, hunger, and boredom with what little supplies can be scavenged from the wreckage of the capital. The two girls struggle not only against their surroundings, but with their own sanity—as they work together to stay alive in the deteriorating pastoral countryside. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Jiro Matsumoto's collection of 7 short stories involving many bizarre themes including his first attempt at making an erotic short.
Paul, a serious honor student, meets the violent and rebellious Morgan in their all-boys school. What follows is a story of the struggles of youth and painful but powerful self-discovery. This is a prequel to the series J no Subete, involving Paul and another boy named "J."
A collection of five short stories: 1. A Revolutionist in the Afternoon 2. A Revolutionist in the Afternoon 2 (not a sequel to the first one) 3. Desert Witch - A wounded man is being chased, but then he stumbles on cursed grounds 4. Takeyama's Life - A vampire, who is not really into the whole fothic vampire thing. 5. The Footmen Flee - Two men are in the battlefield, and all they want to do now is go home (without being killed by the opposing side)
21-year-old Nicoletta leaves her grandparents' home in the countryside to work in Rome at a restaurant owned by her estranged mother's lover. But something sets the popular and elegant Casetta Dell'orso apart from its rivals: the entire restaurant is staffed by older gentlemen wearing glasses (as per her mother's preference). Thrown into this adult world, Nicoletta must try to find personal and professional stability—things that become increasingly difficult to achieve as she falls under the spell of Casetta Dell'orso.
In the forest, there is a bear only children can see. If you can escape the forest after spending one day with that bear, you can become whatever you desire. A girl sets foot into the dense forest of legend and what she encounters there was… (Source: the manga habit)
A collection of short stories that take a refreshing and humorous look at the sexual relationships between young people in Japan. (Source: Kotonoha)
There is something odd about her
1, 7. Ashita no Atashi (Tomorrow's Me) 2. Mienai Atashi (Invisible Me) 3, 8, 10. Hen na Neesan (Odd Sister) 4, 9. Hakase to Atashi (Professor and Me) 5. Chiisai Atashi (Little Me) 6. Hen na Kaasan (Odd Mother) 11. Atashi wa Lupina (I'm Lupina)
Set in the Soviet Union in 1920, the mysterious girl named Belka and the quiet boy Shchenok help a Socialist Party member to escape from the secret police. Their aim is to infiltrate into a certain mansion that holds what they seek, but the secret police immediately capture the two. Will they be able to find what they seek and endure the torture of the secret police? (Source: MangaHelpers)
In his second collection of short stories, Mohiro Kitoh recounts the tragic fates of people living in a half-futuristic, half-fantasy city whose inexorable structural decay seems to be mirrored in its citizens hearts. (Source: Kotonoha)
A group of thirteen boys join the children's crusades of 1212. Violence ensues.
Buona sera! Welcome to Casetta dell'Orso, a quaint little restaurant in the heart of Rome. The food's delicious, but the handsome staff of bespectacled gentlemen is the real draw. Follow these dashing men home and witness their romances, heartaches, hopes and dreams in this delightfully whimsical continuation of Natsume Ono's beloved Ristorante Paradiso. Go back to the beginning, when the owner Lorenzo was just opening Casetta dell'Orso. His wife Olga's particular preference for a certain bartender inspires Lorenzo to hire an entire staff of gentlemen in glasses. Watch the cranky-but-kind Luciano juggle babysitting duty and the advances of an amorous customer. Witness handsome playboy Vito meet a healthy young college student who will eventually become his wife. All this and more awaits you, just beyond that discreet restaurant door... (Source: VIZ Media)
1-3. 2-shuukan no Aventure 4. Himeko-chan 5-6. Kare no Hidarime (His Left Eye) 7. Belgian Waffle
Having stayed isolated in his room for 15 years, an amateur artist finally decides to venture outside. Subsequently, he comes across an extraordinarily suspicious individual, who kills a woman with a pair of scissors and then gives them to the artist. Soon, this bizarre incident leads to something even more appalling. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Meet Watase, an awkward teen with an unusual power over the written word. One day he uses that power to do something impossible, which draws the attention of Aiba, a girl he finds interesting. But Aiba lives in a secret world of her own devising, believing that the world around her is a lie. And so Watase's impossible act seems like fate to Aiba, and sets the pair down an unexpected path. (Source: Lovely Strange Dark)
An uncle kidnaps his nephew for ransom, but nothing goes as planned. (Source: MU)
Romance of an Ancient Dreaming City
Princess Olga has been putting off her marriage for a long time by setting her suitors to impossible tasks and requiring rare gifts. What she loves most of all are magic objects and one day she discovers a bracelet which allows her to slip into a different world. That world seems to be very different from hers, but it turns out she had more in common with the bronze-skinned princess Abed than she originally thought. (Source: Aerandria) This series is on hiatus.
Low instincts, guilt, sin and fascination for the forbidden meet inside this forest full of harsh and fascinating tales. Because, after all, all human beings have secrets. Some hide feelings condemned by society and other hide the darkest and most shocking secrets... (Source: Milky Way Ediciones)
HELGA of dark hair
The story is told as a collection of allegories based in a medieval fantasy setting, but aimed at mature audience. The main character is Helga, a girl who lives completely ostracized from her fellow-villagers, but she seems to enjoy it rather than suffer from it. The people in her life, whose stories we also get to explore, are her best friend Eda, the kind young mayor and a couple of local servants. And in the heart of the village and the story is the bell-tower which changes everything with its chime… (Source: Aerandria)
After the break-up with his girlfriend, Kou is left very upset, which is when he meets Akio, Mai's brother. The two of them don't exactly hit it off, but there's a strange kind of attraction that keeps drawing them together. (from B-U) Ch. 6 is the one-shot: White-Fingered Demon
Set in a world where every object has its own spirit, the story follows Miles, a young woman who has the rare ability to communicate with those spirits. Working as a spirit medium, Miles helps people find the objects that are compatible to them. Assisting her is a mysterious man named Gikaku who's literally not from this world. Dubbed as the "god of destruction" Gikaku wields a terrible power which, as it seems, only Miles can contain. But for how long? (Source: Kotonoha) This series is on hiatus.
Lust, sex, and symbolism. Deep joy and horrific fear. It could be anything. Bizarre and haunting, this collection of dream-like short stories are pivotal moments in time, fleeting, intense, forever changing our ways of seeing. You'll want to read them more than once. (Source: MU)
Not Love But Delicious Foods Make Me So Happy
There is a Japanese saying that goes, "Hana yori dango," or "dumplings over flowers." And no one is more of an advocate of this adage than mangaka Y-naga, a woman whose life revolves around her intense work and equally intense sleep schedule. The only thing that can rouse her out of this infernal cycle of deadlines and being dead to the world? Food. As Y-naga and her friends visit restaurants around Tokyo to satisfy their appetites, their individual approaches to food add an extra dimension to their witty and comical interactions. Friendships are explored and lifestyle choices revealed, all over exquisite culinary creations that prove that variety on an empty and open-minded stomach is, indeed, the spice of life. (Source: Yen Press)
Club Papaya is run by Hajime. Like most hostess clubs, the girls who work for him use aliases. Chieri, a popular girl with his customers, who happens to have a sex-friend relationship with one of his other girls, Mika. Mika definitely takes it way more seriously than Chieri, though and it's causing some friction between them. In the meantime, Hajime has fallen for one of his employees, an attractive, classic beauty who goes by the name Kyouko. Little does the owner know that Kyouko's true passion is writing Boys Love doujinshi. And then there's Mariko who sort of adopts a younger guy she meets on the street. The next thing we know they are involved, and things are just getting plain weird between them. (Source: Okazu)
Yuu has spent her entire life with a “copy” of herself, her twin sister. Now science has created a copy more perfect than nature ever could, and Yuu seems like the perfect test subject. But as her copy becomes more intelligent day by day and begins questioning its own existence, the experiment threatens to spiral out of control. Who is real and who is a copy? And what is a “copy” that has surpassed its original? Just a copy, the original, or something else entirely?
Life isn't all roses?! Behold the unfolding story of the unavoidable family circumstances and romantic entanglements of the five Matsuno siblings in this erotic and cute omnibus by the new star Yuiji Aniya's! The honors student eldest sister is currently head over heels for "Daddy". The rock-and-roll second sister is living the life of peace and love with her new baby in tow. The twin sisters who live in their own world are puzzling over what to do now that they've fallen for the same man. And the youngest child, and only brother, after having to put up with all his sisters, is taking a trip down the rebellious path. But we all still get along fine. We're all pretty happy in our own way. (Source: JManga)
Don't Disturb Me and Him. Please.
A beautiful pervert vs. a high school girl!? A high tension romantic comedy overflowing with love and suffering! For some reason, Yaeko is incredibly attracted to the weirdest perverts, and so she spends her days either in fear of the people around her or being victimized by them. After a brutal, unexpected betrayal by her friend, the naked and abandoned Yaeko runs into a beautiful man she'd seen earlier that day. Mistaking him for the notorious stuffed-animal-carrying "Kuro-chan" molestor she'd heard about on the news, Yaeko attacks and injures him before he has a chance to offer to help her. Feeling guilty, she agrees to take responsibility for her actions by caring for him until he heals. Little does she know that this beautiful man, named Rokuro, is actually a lolicon pervert! Will Yaeko be able to survive her kinky, pervert-infested everyday life? (Source: MU)
The Melancholy of a Prince always hungry
1. Snark-gari (The Hunting of the Snark) 2. Anya Blues 3-4. Tiger & Dragon 5. Yoake no Beat 6. Ai wo Kurae 7. Koko ni Bara araba 8. Fune no Bara 9. Nobara 10. Ikiteiku Watashi
1. Okeya-san no décolleté 2. Elega no Hokuro 3. Ane no Kusuriyubi 4. Haha no Matsuge 5. Yuurei no Ni no Ude 6. Saki Pie no Mimitabu 7. Aniyome no Tsume 8. Kimi no Ashi 9. Futago no Sukima 10. Kanojo no Katachi 11. Fubuki-chan no Oshiri
A comedy style manga following the hilarious antics of Konno-san. Some of which are gags befitting an elementary school boy (like giving a wet willy) and some jokes a tad more erotic for her high school age (like holding down her friend and sniffing her gym socks).
A 4-koma about a humanoid rabbit salaryman's daily life shared with his human wife and their hybrid rabbit-child.