It's the 19th century in a tribal town near the Caspian Sea, Central Asia. People lead simple lives along the Silk Road, believing in various customs and traditions as they have for many years. Amir Halgal is a beautiful 20-year-old woman skilled in archery, hunting, and horseback riding. She has come from a faraway village for an arranged marriage to a charming 12-year-old boy by the name of Karluk Eihon. Due to the large age difference, the relationship between Amir and Karluk is a little awkward initially. However, everyday interactions between the two allow them to develop feelings of love and respect for each other that eventually strengthen their bond. Otoyomegatari follows the daily lives and challenges of Amir and Karluk alongside various other couples across Central Asia, in a beautiful portrayal of the culture and traditions of the brides of the era. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Yoshifumi Nitta, a mid-level yakuza, finds his life forever changed when a strange capsule appears and rams into his head. Though he believes the curious event to be a dream, he finds the capsule still there the next morning; from within it emerges a young girl. She remembers nothing but her name, Hina, and uses psychokinesis to coerce Yoshifumi into buying her clothes and toys. Unable to get rid of Hina, Yoshifumi reluctantly becomes her guardian. The pair's peculiar life is just beginning. As Hina lazes around the house, Yoshifumi quickly rises through the ranks of the yakuza with the help of her supernatural abilities. Hinamatsuri follows the comedic duo as Hina drags both new friends and old acquaintances into her antics, while Yoshifumi juggles between taking care of Hina, hiding her powers, and managing the yakuza business. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
After the Golden Kingdom is sunk underground by an insane magician, its king emerges, promising all of his treasure to any who defeat the magician, before crumbling to dust. Guilds are spurred on by this promise, traversing the labyrinthine dungeon in search of the magician. Laios, the leader of one such guild, encounters a dragon that wipes out his party and devours his sister Falin. Despite having lost the entirety of their supplies and belongings, Laios along with Marcille, an elven healer, and Chilchuck, a halfling thief, immediately reenter the dungeon, determined to save Falin. Time being of the essence, Laios suggests the taboo of eating the monsters of the dungeon as a means of gathering supplies. Upon the preparation of their first meal in the dungeon, they are stopped by an onlooking dwarf named Senshi. An enthusiast of monster cooking, he helps them prepare their monster ingredients for safe consumption. After learning of Laios' circumstances, Senshi expresses his desire to cook a dragon and joins their guild, thus beginning their food-filled foray into the dungeon together. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
In a world where anyone can just shoot themselves in the head to get rid of a cold, resurrection is what defines being human. Those who can't resurrect themselves, known as Vectors, are diagnosed with Resurrection Deficiency Syndrome (RDS), and are either killed or incarcerated by the police. Some escape artists help these individuals get away from the authorities and give them new identities, but combating immortal foes is not an easy task. Rin is one of these escape artists tasked with saving Vectors whose identities have been compromised. She faces Detective Kenzaki, head of the anti-Vector task force. Kenzaki despises Vectors for causing the death of his little sister, and will stop at nothing to catch them. This is a fight between police and escape artists, between immortals and mortals. The winner is far from certain, but one thing is for sure—it will be bloody! [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Nine centimeters (3.5 inches) tall, the tiny girls Hakumei and Mikochi live in the forest. Living in a tiny house in a tree, riding insects and birds, and making umbrellas out of leaves, these tiny girls live a tiny life. Follow their tiny but lovely lives as they live their day to day in a fantastic world of tiny people and gods. (Source: MangaHelpers)
Humans live mostly behind safe walls, protected from the many non-human creatures outside. In this kingdom's walled capital city of Mitera lives an unusual young warrior woman known as Claria. The story begins as she takes a potentially deadly walk alone in the woods, encountering various dangerous creatures—most notably a lizardman that treats her surprisingly kindly. But what no one knows about Claria is that she is secretly this kingdom's ruler, Queen Vivian! (Source: MangaHelpers)
Go With the Clouds, North-by-Northwest
Seventeen-year-old Kei Miyama comes from a family with strange abilities. Birds flock to his grandfather as if he is the wind that carries them in the air itself. Kei, on the other hand, can talk to cars and prefers their company to humans—especially women. After moving to Iceland, Kei makes a living there as a freelance detective. Whether it be resolving lovers' quarrels, locating missing people, or recovering lost items, Kei hops from case to case, traveling alone on the empty roads that span the rugged Icelandic landscape. But the secrets of the land of ice and fire are not the only mysteries ahead that Kei must unravel: an encounter with an aloof Icelandic beauty makes him recall local superstitions of ghosts that roam the wild lands at night. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Cranry Bennett is a bachelorette nearing the age of thirty—rather peculiar for a woman in late 19th century England. Opting to forego the traditional lifestyle of a housewife, she runs a small cafe in town, but when things begin falling apart at home, she finally decides to hire herself a maid. Upon returning home one evening, Cranry is greeted by her first applicant: the orphaned 13-year-old Shirley Madison. Having then realized she had forgotten to specify an age requirement on her flyer, she is initially reluctant, but after conversing with the young Shirley and being impressed by her mature demeanor and eagerness to work, she offers the little maid a job. Shirley tells the lighthearted and wholesome story of a young girl searching for her place in the world and the happiness that fills her heart upon finding acceptance from others. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Shiina, a female college student, is dating Shuu, a coppersmith. For many years, Shiina has heard the rhythm of Shuu's hammer striking copper. Unable to know what he is thinking, she continues to watch him hammer away, as he has always done. However, one day, Shuu suddenly proposes to Shiina! With marriage in mind, Shuu will come to realize that love and craftsmanship may very well be correlated with one another. [Written by Phloup]
A collection of romantic short stories that capture the moment when one falls in love.
It's the beginning of a new era in the Egypt of pharaohs: the marriage of the young Hatchepsout and her half-brother Sethi make him the legitimate heir to the throne, under the name of Toutmosis III. Ambassadors of the gods on Earth, they shine to their people and seem at first glance like the perfect couple. However, under her mask of a perfect wife, Hatchepsout hides a deep rage... She doesn't want to just be queen, but to become the pharaoh, like her father! As a child, she humiliated Sethi in sword combat, and nobody can beat her in shooting arrow. Why can't she achieve the greatest rank, just for being born a woman? Hatchepsout will start a war against the traditions of one of the most splendorous cultures in the world! (Source: Manga-News)
Why not be my dog
Kazura has an unusual job in a department that handles clearing out demons and spirits. Her teammates include a super-otaku, a former delinquent with fire powers, a drunken magic sword wielder, a British exorcist and a powerful Buddhist monk. Kazura's role is not so glamorous, though. She forms a team with her manager, as a vessel for the dog spirits he controls. When he kisses her, she is possessed by the powerful dog spirit Bentengou for about five minutes, after which she usually wakes up to herself doing something embarassing, like licking her "master's" face! (Source: MangaHelpers)
"Giséle Alain will provide you with any service, Madame," Gisèle claims as she puts a sign on her door. Gisèle Alain is the owner of an apartment and decides to take on whatever request that she receives. She forces Eric, a resident of the apartment with overdue rent, to tag along with her service. Their first mission is to find a cat that another resident has lost and claims to have been missing for 3 days. Upon further investigation, they find a suspicious man taking away cats to an unknown alley. Gisèle decides to investigate further and finds out who the man is without hesitation! An amusing yet calm service providing you with anything you want; at your service by Gisèle Alain! (Source: MangaHelpers)
Angels and demons aren't known for getting along, but their shared enthusiasm for designer labels and luxury items has drawn angel Eniale and demon Dewiela into a tempestuous friendship...which has a tendency to dissolve into conflict. With the powers of Heaven and Hell behind them, even a minor fashion disaster can have near-apocalyptic consequences for the people of Earth! (Source: Yen Press)
Nicola Traveling Around the Demons' World
Despite the law that forbids human entry, one young witch seeks refuge in the world of demons. Upon arrival, the witch Nicola meets the traveling merchant Simon, who decides to bring her along on his journeys, despite her being a human and him being a demon. With their newfound friendship blooming, the duo take off on numerous adventures throughout the demon world—many of which are exciting, charming, or even somewhat perilous! But no matter what happens, Nicola always finds joy in learning more about this fantastical realm; be it by visiting fascinating places, making friends, or uncovering her own magical potential. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Isabella Bird in Wonderland: Unbeaten Tracks in Japan
Scottish adventuress Isabella Bird journeys to Japan in 1878 and becomes the first Westerner to travel to many remote locations, heading northward towards Hokkaido to study the aboriginal Ainu people. Based on a true story. (Source: MU)
In ancient times, there existed the land of Wa, split between the reign of the gods and the world of man. It was an age when gods and men existed together. Miyo, an orphan girl, lived in fear of death as the designated sacrifice for the ruler of her village, Kippuuson-no-Mikoto-no-Kami. However, her fate changed as she encountered En no Ozuno, a monk with supernatural abilities capable of conversing with the gods. An orphan girl, a great monk, and a demon boy. Follow their adventure as they encounter the gods, traveling through even dimension and time. (Source: Kadokawa, translated)
A young woman flees a corrupted kingdom, always expecting her family to come after and kill her. A surprising, simple story of finding light in darkness.
Tomio is a man who forgets everything. From failing to bring his cell phone to an important meeting to flat out forgetting what he is supposed to do at his job, his forgetfulness causes him a lot of trouble. The only person who sticks with him through it all is his loving girlfriend Asuka, whom he intended to propose to until he forgot the ring as well. Driven to despair, Tomio feels compelled to commit suicide—but a precious reminder saves him from his woes. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Under the table is the angel's secret. The boy's name was Hitori. A stork brought the angel into the lives of a middle-aged couple who were not blessed with children. His parents were kind, his house spacious, and his meals hot. But to protect the happiness he had received, Hitori continued to hide an important secret from his parents... (Source: ANN)
Rudolf Turkey is a wealthy, smooth, cigar-smoking man, who also happens to be the acting mayor of the desert city of Gond Land. Gond Land is a place where money is power, and there are many casinos and showgirl clubs. Rudolf gets into his share of questionable situations, such as making a bet out of foiling a bank robbery, or fighting with the mafia over the control of a club with lovely girls. With the help of his surprisingly skillful secretaries (Egumarinu and Momoko), Rudolf usually comes out on top. However, he doesn't seem to be able to get the woman he desires, a lovely woman in the town called Lapan, to fall for him! (Source: MangaHelpers)
Chiyoyo Suzume is a shinobi, but she's also a high-school girl in love. Follow her as she tries to confess to the boy she likes. (Source: MangaDex)
A comedy featuring mismatched sisters where the hard working older sister, Yomi suffers at the hands of her layabout younger sister, Reki. (Source: Mangadex, edited)
Two miracles are happening to the high schooler Naoyuki Ono's life. The first is him going out with a beauty of his school, Shiori Sakura. The second is that she turns into her thick-headed father if Ono touches her. The cute girlfriend and her terrifying father are stuck in one body. Even if he wants to touch her, he can't. And so, the curtain rises on this father-daughter fusion love comedy! (Source: B-minus Scans)
Tale of the Soviet space dog Laika, who, after being launched into space, takes her revenge on humankind. (Source: MU) Included One-shots: Sayonararabai, Ai no Shoudo, Kaitei Chakuriku
Tsubaki Kisshouin, a beautiful lady reporter of the occult, wants to satisfy her intellectual curiosity by having a hands-on experience with every youkai she can find. Follow her in her travels, accompanied by her trusted cameraman Yokomizo-kun. (Source: MU)
A young witch tries her very, very best to take care of her first planet. (Source: MU)
A boy becomes enamored with Ribbon (rhythmic gymnastics) after seeing a young woman dancing by a shrine one evening. Years later, he steps onto the mat for a Ribbon competition. Everyone is shocked to see a boy trying to compete. Can he get past the stigma and dance on equal footing?
Friday's (Secret) Meeting at the Atelier
Continuation of Shinazu no Ryouken series told from the vectors point of view. Hiroki Wakabayashi is a very ordinary high school student who is in love with Kaori, a beautiful woman older than him. Their relationship progresses gently and lightly. Meanwhile, cases of serious bullying are taking place at Hiroki's high school. They are called 'suicide play,' when the bullied child is driven to suicide. But in this world is the world of immortality! In this world without death, the bullied child cannot die. In this world, when people die, they are revived, unable to escape from bullying... (Source: MU)
A man is on a research expedition in an underwater city, where he discovers a holographic recording of a ballerina. (Source: MU)
Ryuuko is a rambunctious little girl who, while caring greatly about fashion, is unable to control her more wild instincts. To the chagrin of her parents, she loves chasing lizards and making a mess. (Source: MU)
This one-shot is about a young boy who hates baseball... until the day a passing stranger teaches him a valuable lesson! (Source: MU)
Akasaka is the current "prince" of competetive eating worldwide. His speed is unmatched and slowly grows tired of finding no person who can match him. It all changes when he enters a banana-pie eating competition where he leaps back in time. Will he find a worthy opponent in the past?
A little ogre kid lives on an island inhabited by a race of civilized ogres, and today’s just not his day.
All four season of the Keyaki sisters.
Murasaki has the power to see the future of the person she touches. As the landlord's daughter, she has to chase after Shijima Banri for rent every month. Every time, the poor author Shijima promises her that he'll pay rent as soon as he gets published and gets paid. Murasaki quietly supports his work, because she can see that Shijima is the person she is fated to marry. (Source: MU)
Eiko is 29 years old. Who should she be with? Where should she live? It's about time she answers these questions. Although, she should, she won't (she doesn't want to!)... "Ah, not like that," or "Not this either," Eiko is always fretting. These burdens in her daily life frame the story for A-ko-san no Koibito. (Source: Kadokawa, translated)
This is the story of several harem girls for a new ruler. The most beautiful is the silver-haired, large-chested Relenia, but she has a lot of rough edges in terms of her personality. She can jump extremely high, and she was recruited for the harem in exchange for tax exemption for her family, and the promise of a cat of her very own. Martena is very anxious about not losing out to Relenia, though she seems to end up quite often in sexually charged situations with Relenia and another girl, Edel. The three of them navigate their life in the harem together! (Source: MangaHelpers)
Post-apocalyptic science fiction manga about a lonely girl wandering around a world where humanity has been erased.
Two young women start their freshman year at a university. One would never assume these two have anything in common, but they meet by chance in the room belonging to this university's mountaineering club. Climbing may be tough for the two who have never done any sports, but the other members of this small, dedicated club are determined to keep the freshmen around so that the club isn't disbanded for low membership.
There is a girl in the hot springs deep in the forest. She easily lifts huge rocks, controls the weather, and talks to animals. The secret to her abilities are the masks she wears. The profession of this girl is a "menya," which creates masks with special powers. A craft working comic that depicts a girl who pursues this job, from cutting out wood to coloring patterns and finishing with varnishing! (Source: Kadokawa, translated)
Ayumu Arimura is quiet and shy girl, which is why she's bullied endlessly at school, and at her foster home, she's treated like air. Every day is just painful. One day, her foster mother decides to give her up, and she ends up with a Japanese man living in Paris who uses orphans to beg on the street while keeping all the money they've earned to himself. Ayumu finally decides she can't take it anymore and runs away. She ends up in a small shop full of beautiful, luxurious bags. With no place left to to go back to, she asks the owner if she can work there...
1. Armored Battle 2. Shinpei Sophie (Recruit Sophie) 3. Selene to Endymion 4. Kentou Dorei Aquileia 5. Kentou Dorei Amazonia
Girls' Small Trip a Go-Go
The end of the 21st century in France. Due to the suspension of immigration, the workforce of the country declines. From this concern, dead humans are resurrected with new technology, Bioroids—artificial humans. France is brought back to life. Paris, once known as "The City of Love," or "Capital of the Arts" becomes "The Capital of Illusions"—"La Cité de L'illusion."
What Six Survivors Told...
As the town is overrun with zombies, six men and women flee to a shopping mall. Having secured safety and food, they become obsessed with... love?! (Source: MU)
A short, fantastical story about a couple living in a tree. (Source: MU)
Follows Vlad III's rule of Wallachia and the principality's conflict with the Ottoman Empire.
Fuuka Okata, the toughest school delinquent around decides she wants to work in a flower shop. Can she hide her sweet side from classmates to keep her rep and hide her tough side from the flower shop owner to keep her job?
Tetsuya reunites with his older sister after their mother passes away.
A tale of friendship between two girls who take care of each other. The short Koike Natsuo is often mistaken for a primary school student. The tall Amano Oriko is often mistaken for a handsome young man. These two may not look it, but they're both 20 year old female college students! A spin-off from Dekoboko Girlish, Oriko to Nattsun is the story of friendship and perseverance. The two have just started to live together, but they mean more to each other than anything else. (Source: AlabastreAizo)
Laugh, cry, worry, and be shocked. This is the pinnacle of short stories.
Girls Waiting for the Spring to Come.
Tsuzumi and Mai both like the same guy, but he's currently studying abroad. While he's away, they decide to compete in the culture festival's beauty pageant in order to determine who will have the right to confess to him when he returns. [Written by Denji]
In the world of horse racing, a horse's strength is everything. A low level jockey, Seiichi Maki, will do anything to get a good horse and succeed. (Source: AlabastreAizo)
In the Lapland region of Finland, the domain of snow, midnight sun, and auroras, there is the small Hotel Metsäpeuraan, run by two older gentlemen. One night during a terrible blizzard, a mysterious young man named Jun arrives at the hotel. He is clearly in dire straits, with a large tattoo on his back, no relatives and no money. However, the gentlemen warmly welcome him in and offer him a job at the hotel. The kindness of the people living in the harshness of nature will melt the heart of this awkward young man. (Source: MU)
In the early Showa period, the story begins when a young girl is found dead in a creek in Tokyo. Officer Sawatari, the police officer in charge of the investigation into the body, catches the eye of one Namidako Inukai, the founder of a new religious organization. (Source: ANN)
"Who knew luxury handbags could be so beautiful?" A one-shot about a girl who resolves to learn to make handbags. (Source: MangaDex)