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Fourty-eight-year-old salaryman Hiroshi Nakahara accidentally takes the wrong train to Tokyo after a business trip in Kyoto. He decides to accept his situation and sit back when he learns that the train is headed toward his hometown in Kurayoshi. As he walks the streets of his childhood neighborhood, Hiroshi realizes how significantly the place has changed in the 20 years since his mother died. While visiting her grave in the Genzen Temple, he is transported back into the body of his 14-year-old self. Retaining the memories and wisdom of his middle-aged mind, he is now an eighth grader in junior high school. Hiroshi's regained youth enables him to escape the reality of being an adult man with a wife and two daughters. Unaware how to return to his original time, he begins to relive his adolescence. During his time travel, Hiroshi attempts to uncover the reasons for his father's abandonment of the family in hopes of understanding him and his actions. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
The latest great works by Ishizuka Shinichi! A high school 3rd year student, Miyamoto Dai, whose heart was touched by Jazz, continued to play the Saxophone alone in Kawahara, rain or shine, day or night, for many years. "I want to become the world's best Saxophone player...!!" Effort, talent, faith, environment, luck...which are necessary? A tale of reaching towards his goal recklessly and sincerely begins in Hirosegawa, Sendai. (Source: MU)
Jirou Tenge, the second son of what used to be an influential Japanese family, returns home after being a POW in an American camp during the Second World War. He finds his family corrupted by the terrible social aftereffects of the war. His elder brother, determined to keep what remains of the family patrimony after the Government's forced land reallocation, has prostituted his wife to his father to secure his blessing, while other members of Jiro's family have been drawn into similar corruption, and he himself is being forced to spy for the Americans after being broken as a POW. Now the family's youngest daughter Ayako will have to bear the brunt of the family's sins. (Source: ANN)
Gurai is a Japanese Catholic Priest, who is unable to give up his lifelong sexual relationship with Yuki, a beautiful and sadistic young master criminal. Yuki's malicious crimes have become more and more extreme over the years, claiming many innocent lives, and Gurai is tormented by guilt at his inability to stop them... (Source: ANN)
Two doctors, the young, passionate and well-liked Osanai and the veteran, ambitious Tatsugaura, are both investigating the mysterious 'Monmow' diesease, found only in one remote village, which causes bizarre bone deformation, making its victims take on a beastlike appearance before their deaths. Osanai is sent to the village by Tatsugaura to see if he can find a cause for the disease while also treating the victims to the best of his ability. But in reality, Tatsugaura is scheming against Osanai and intends to infect him with the disease in order to clear the way of any obstacles of presenting his own research, and thus gaining high prestige and rank in the medical world.
For four decades, Golgo 13 has been the world's greatest assassin for hire - sometimes to settle a private score, and sometimes to change history! His real name and nationality are unknown - but his legend is everywhere. G13 never fails a job, and never sees his clients again... ...unless they try and betray him!
A family is devastated by the Great Tottori Fire of 1952, but the family comes to terms with the disaster and breaks free from the bonds holding them back. (Source: Otakuworks)
The story takes place 2300 years ago in China. The town of Ryo has requested the help of a clan called Bokk to aide them as their town is facing attack. The Bokk clan's representative, Kakuri, responds to their call for help and attempts to save Ryo from an almost inevitable defeat, from not only outer forces, but also from those who doubt him within. Is he up to the challenge?
Kamijou is the envy of all of his coworkers. At the office, he can solve any problem. Outside, he is chased by every girl under the sun. Kamijou, however, only has eyes for one girl: Xianglan, a Chinese immigrant who works as a waitress in the local Chinese restaurant. She can't see him as anything other than a customer, and her lack of fluency in Japanese prevents her from understanding him. Will Kamijou manage to woo Xianglan, or is he forever fated to fail? (Source: Shinnen and Pure Scans)
Barbara is a girl living in the streets of Tokyo. She become the muse of Yosuke Mikura, a popular writer, especially with the ladies. Between Yosuka and Barbara starts a relationship which is beneficial for his writings, but can end up in despair when Barbara chooses her freedom above the luxury she can get. (Source: ANN)
Collection of five short stories. The first one tells the death of an old dog, hence the title. The last one is a bit similar to an later work of the author, Kamigami no Itadaki. (Source: MU)
Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin was a prophet, healer of faith, and the man labelled as the single person who destroyed the Russian nation. Almost a century later, Japanese diplomat Mamoru Yuki is labelled the "Rasputin of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs" after being arrested on suspicions of breach of trust. Under these false accusations, Yuki starts an uphill battle of proving his innocence in a legal system notorious for its unforgiving verdicts. The prosecution is seeking to force a false confession out of him, his colleagues and trusted ones have betrayed him, and he is painfully dehumanized by the country he faithfully served. With the world against him, Yuki wrestles with upholding his own morals while trying to unearth the unsettling truth. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Shiga, a mountaineer, leaves his isolated lodge and returns to Tokyo in order to track down Megumi—the missing daughter of Tatsuko (Shiga's deceased best friend) and Yoriko (whom Shiga has secretly been in love with since before Tatsuko died). Shiga's investigation takes him into the world of "compensated dating" and disaffected teens and what he discovers there suggests that Megumi may have been abducted by a pedophile with a great deal of power and influence. In order to save the girl and regain the self-respect he lost when his best friend died, Shiga must break through the wall of silence and do what the police dare not. (Source: ANN)
Set in 2025, a roboticist named Fudou Yuuki joins a project involving a large mural depicting humanity's true past as well as the ancient but advanced technology found in Antarctica. (Source: Devilman Wikia)
Came the Mirror & Other Tales
1. Kagami ga Kita 2. Revenge Doll 3. Hoshi wa Sen no Kao 4. Kawaii Hana 5. With Cat 6. My Sweet Sunday
The story of friendship between a samurai and a doctor in the final days of the Tokugawa Shogunate. (Source: Wikipedia)
Eagle: The Making of an Asian-American President
Eagle is the story of a US Presidential election in which the Democratic Party nominee is a Japanese-American, seen largely through the eyes of a young Japanese reporter covering the campaign for a major newspaper. (Synopsis: ANN)
A relaxing and fun piece to read about! A policeman finds himself dancing to the sound of anger.
Keyaki no Ki is a collection of eight stories, selected from nearly two hundred of the great storyteller Ryuchiro Utsumi, these are the solid rock on which Taniguchi builds a deep, complex and mature reflection on daily life in Japanese society that has always been dominated by very strict schemes. Another masterpiece by Taniguchi, an author too huge to not be read.
Amidst the chaos of World War II, two Japanese sailors hear of Zephyrus, an utterly captivating woman in the South Pacific. Many years have since passed, and now Zephyrus has resurfaced in Japan, wielding her mysterious power over all men to exact revenge for their crimes against women since the beginning of time. Gohonmatsu Seki is the only man with the ability to resist her allure, but even he seems ill-equipped to save his gender... (Source: DMP)
A Spirit of the Sun
In the early years of the 21st century, a series of massive earthquakes and volcanic eruptions have struck Japan. The worst possible scenario has occurred, and Japan is a devastated country, split in two down the middle. Tens of millions are dead, the economy is in shambles, and what is left is under occupation by "aid forces" from the U.S. and China. In the midst of this, Genichiro Ryu, an extraordinarily resourceful boy, manages to survive and spread his own brand of indefatigable optimism: "Above the clouds and ash, the sun still shines and the sky is still blue." (Source: ANN)
Moon investigator found a dead body of a person wearing red space suit. And this corpse was about 50000 years old. What is a relation between modern humans. Also they found a space ship at Jupiter after a while, where space ship isn't made from earth... Adaptation of James P. Hogan's science-fiction classic "Inherit the Stars."
A tale of one woman's revenge. After being sent to prison for attempted murder, Nami Matsushima struggles to survive torture from the guards and her cellmates, so that she can escape and take revenge on the man who's responsible for all her pain. (Source: MU)
From all around the world come many legends and beliefs; professor Munakata, an authority on the study of folklore, reveals the invisible historical facts hidden behind the myths. This story is brightly depicted, the main character using keen reasoning and a deep insight to solve one mystery after another. (Source: MU)
Follow the steps of an apprentice geisha discovering a world of elegance.
Demian Kawai, who grew up being told by his mother that he is the son of a famous basketball player, became a member of a basketball team. Demian's abilities have earned him the respect of those around him, but after an injury and the mistake in a game, he has lost his confidence. Although he tries his best to rehabilitate himself, Demian suddenly feels as if his upper body is frozen while playing. When he consulted a doctor, he was told that it was a symptom of the "yips." This is a "rise after the fall" story. (Source: Shogakukan, translated)
Similar to Sanctuary, Odyssey is another story on thought-provoking political revolution. This time the theater is international, as a group of young government elites execute their secret plan to rise Japan as the economic and military superpower in the Far East. How will they carry out their objectives? Is it through a new military presence, or through Japan's economy know-how? How will the U.S. respond to Japan's new "independence," and will the political and economic figures in control of Japan now let these young elites re-shape their world?
"I.L" is a fairy tale for adult readers. Through the eyes of a man named Imari Daisaku and a mysterious woman named I.L who is capable of transforming herself into any person, Tezuka Osamu focuses on current social problems from various angles. Although the character Imari Daisuke was a famous movie director, he had left the movie industry three years previously after intentionally producing a bad movie because he had lost his interest in movies. One day he meets a fortune-teller on a street corner who tells him about a mansion where the Earl of Alucard lives. He visits the mansion, and the Earl of Alcard entrusts a mysterious woman, I.L, to his care. By getting into a special box, I.L can turn herself into any kind of person she wishes to become, male or female, young or old. Imari is drawn to her unusual ability, and starts a business using her to act as a "substitute": I.L changes into any person at the request of customers, and Imari manipulates her behind the scenes. (Source: tezukaosamu.net)
The story takes place in 1982, Hitoshi Himoto, the typical Japanese workaholic is sent to South America to manage a subsidiary of his company. He will have to struggle against competitors and prejudices while negotiating with dictators and revolutionaries in order to lead his company to the summit.
Taki Amamiya is notified of the sudden suicide of his twin that he never even knew existed. But to Amamiya, who works reluctantly at the Parapsychology Research Institute, it was only the prelude to a more shocking chain of events. After following the recommendation from police to investigate the matter more in depth, they found a surprising fact: Amamiya had no brain. Now fear the world of the psychic and supernatural. (Source: ANN)
A hotel is a living thing. Love and joy, sadness and hate, and even betrayal; all contained within these walls. It is also a metropolis. Beauty parlor and jewelry store, restaurant and pharmacy, hospital and shoeshine. Everything you need to live is here. The Room Key is all-powerful. You can use it to buy food, jewelry, and to clean your clothes, all without a single reach of the wallet. As a new morning comes, the being continues beating. Supplying blood into every extremity from its center. And as problems arrive, they are dealt with, leaving no abnormalities. This is the Hotel Platon. (Source: MangaHelpers)
A manga diary by the legendary Tetsuya Chiba about his current life and how his family escaped from China back to Japan post-World War II. (Source: Manga Machinations)
We can never forget the incredible journey of Blanca, his indomitable will, his desire for freedom. Among the many characters created by Jiro Taniguchi, this white dog is the most loved. Sensei has shown you the love of a wild and unspoiled land. Before launching into his epic flight, Blanca had lived with a pack of wolves, mating with a female... Taniguchi starts from here to give readers a novel of disarming beauty.
1. Oyaji Rock 2. Jijinuki 3. Jibun Kaigi 4. Mabiki 5. 3-man 3-zen Heibei 6. Gekiga ObaQ 7. Dojita Dojirou no Kouun 8. T.M wa Zettai ni 9. Minotaurus no Sara
The rogue ninja Kamui is struggling to free himself from the iron fist of his own clan. As a ronin, he should not exist. In his flight from his clan he meets another ronin ninja, a woman named Sugaru. Sugaru, wanting only to live in peace, is very distrustful. Her paranoia is shown to be justified. The manga covers Kamui's struggle to leave his past behind and Sugaru's failure to do the same. (Source: MU)
Matsutarou Sakaguchi is a giant roughneck man with strength far beyond ordinary people. He never uttered words like "work hard," "strive," and "dream" like the typical shounen manga protagonist. However, he is stronger than anyone and peerless in sumo wrestling. His greatest weakness is his own carefree personality. He grows into a full-fledged sumo wrestler. (Source: ANN)
Set in early 1900's Tokyo, its story is about a makeup artist named Kosannba. All the women desire to have their make up done from Kosannba because he is the best. He also manages to get intertwined into the lives of many women and proceeds to work out their various problems. (Source: MU)
Tells the story of explorer Zheng He's expeditions in Ming Dynasty China.
The "dramatic bio horror" manga is set in a world where a new disease is spreading through humanity, one which turns humans into amoebas and slime molds when they are too stressed. Whether someone lives or dies during the process is a roll of the dice. (Source: ANN)
Part of Sanpei Shirato's Myths and Legends Series, Savanna depicts the endless life of human beings since ancient times on a grand scale without a single line of dialogue. (Source: MU)
Genjirou, now grown up, is trying to rebuild what used to be Japan into something new after the devastation.
Medusa is a story of siblings Tatsuo and Yoko, that starts during the peak of the turbulent Vietnam War years. Tatsuo is a straight-laced Tokyo College student, the adopted son of a liberal politician. His sister Yoko is a revolutionary who plans to change Japan through protest; he plans to change Japan by rising in politics. Despite their similar views and love for each other, their different approaches lead to a conflict that drives them apart.
The visual essay manga will be based on Mizuki's own life. In the series, Mizuki will tell of his peaceful childhood, his experience in World War II, his poor life afterward, and his foray into kamishibai picture stories. (Source: ANN)
A story of a Japanese man in Shanghai at the end of World War II.
1. Eisbahn 2. P tai NP Mondai 3. Exotic Japan 4. English Class 5. Tokyo Note 6. Cocotte Monogatari 7. Game-kun 8. Tomodachi ga Kaita Manga
The story begins with an elderly physicist who devises a bold hypothesis regarding time, and he starts an experiment that defies common sense.
Manga from Matsumoto Leiji which action happens in the world of dreams of the author.
On May 26, 1983, a M7.7 earthquake shook the earth and summoned up a massive tsunami that swallowed 104 precious lives, including 12 fishermen. Through a detailed inspection of the victims' lives, mangaka Takao Yaguchi tells a tale about the value of life and the severity of nature. (Source: Manga Reborn)
The story centers around Hyouma Utsugi, a son of a shogunate vassal family who received French-style military training to become an officer. In the middle of 1868's pivotal Battle of Toba-Fushimi, he encounters Shinpachirou Murata, a warrior in the opposing Satsuma faction who Hyouma once knew from his time studying abroad. (Source: ANN)
Our Little Love Story
Cruise is the story of Yamada Kohei, a doctor who gives up a landlubber medical career to serve as a ship's physician, and the people he meets on board Japan's largest luxury liner, the Phoenix. He rejects a university colleague's insistence that he turn to teaching instead, preferring to stay and learn about life as it happens from the ship's passengers. Big Comic serializes this "beautifully sad human drama." One of the stories compiled in the first Cruise features a passenger suffering from terminal cancer. Only songs can lift his heart, heavy with regret. (Source: huamulan03.blogspot)
The Life of a Man Who Headed Toward Stradivari
2010 was a big year for Mizuki Shigeru as it was the year of his 88th birthday and also a year that saw a mini-revival of interest in his life. This short Manga tells the story of 2010 through Mizuki's eyes and what it meant to him from the sudden boom in popularity surrounding Gegege no Nyobo to him receiving the order of the Golden Sun from the Emperor in recognition of his life-long contributions to Japanese culture.
Hoshino Sora is a flight attendant who is very curious about other people, easily involving herself on other people's problems, and loves her job very much. She likes to help all people she meets through each flight; and while helping the people, she also learn a lot of things and becomes more mature in the process. Stories about Sora's beloved job: being a flight attendant, meeting different kinds of people, and helping them.
1. Boya Oni 2. Youkai Genkou 3. Dobu-kawa ni Shisu: Fuugawari na Assistant no Hanshi 4. Waga Taima Senki 5. Tsukue 6. Fushigi na Techou 7. Kyuuketsu Mo
Collection of Kei Ichinoseki's one-shots, mostly from Big Comic.
Ichimatsu Torimonochou is a period drama work set in the late Edo period. Ichizou, a hired thief taker, cooperates in the investigation of the incident in which one of Fukagawa's prostitutes has been killed. While pursuing the unfamiliar decorations given to the victim's nails, Ichizou comes across a mysterious scroll painter, Matsunojou, who uses Yoshiwara as his headquarters. (Source: Natalie)
Misae, a survivor of the new left-wing group Ten no Koe, travels to Numazu, Shizuoka Prefecture, and begins working as a junior high school teacher, hiding her true identity. However, the classes she teaches are full of troubled students. As she teaches them, Misae gradually awakens to her true calling as a teacher. (Source: Shogakukan, translated)
The manga centers on a magazine journalist named Takurou. A place that Takurou used to live in was flooded and became a lake due to a dam being constructed nearby. However, an extended drought period dried up the lake, and Takurou heads to his old, recently-emerged home. (Source: ANN)
Collection in which most of the stories take place at the end of the Second World War. Higa gives us an inside look at the battle of Okinawa, from the first signs to the consequences, through different points of view of inhabitants, soldiers, Japanese and American, in this war where there is neither good nor evil, neither good nor bad, only a cruel feeling of absurdity. The men are in turn overwhelmingly stupid, full of wisdom or infinitely touching in their humanity. (Source: MU)
Former bank clerk Takeharu thought he was strange when he moved to a remote village in Japan's northeastern Tohoku region after developing an inexplicable "money allergy." However, as he attempts to live a peaceful rural life without currency, Kamuroba village's bizarre characters draw him out of his shell in this increasingly surreal madcap comedy. (Source: Japan Society)
The ordinary days of Anjin-san, a very little man who help peoples that come across his road with his wise words, imbued with buddishm philosophy.
Story of a book store manager. Included one-shots: Volume 7: Kuzu no Tetsu no Machi, Oyaji no Hi, Itsuka Oyaji ni Naru Hi
Kenichi Tottori is a highly competent vet that has been nicknamed "Dolittle." He's very strict with pet owners and the money they owe him, but he really is a great vet. Often, he ends up not only helping the pet, but also the owner. The manga starts off when a young woman, Asuka Tajima, asks him to treat a racehorse, Asuka Mirai, who has a broken leg. She accepts the high cost of treating the horse, but is shocked by the level of suffering the horse will have to endure to in order to heal. (Source: MangaHelpers)
Mr. Harui works for "Moonlight Finance," a mediocre loan shark company. His performance is abysmal, but in fact he is the company's shadow proprietor. Harui operates as a debt collector in one of the company's branches. No one knows his true colors except the branch manager Sugamo. But Harui also has another face: super magician, codename Dr. WHOO. He goes out incognito to punish greedy fellows and collects bad debts, using inside information available through his daily work in the branch office. (Source: Shogakukan, edited)