The normal and lonely life of a girl is disrupted after a meeting with a boy from another world, perhaps, predestined. Revealing that in the world magic exists and so does, dangerous monsters known as "Espíritus Oscuros". Now with her life on the verge of death, she must fight in order to live and discover the secrets of this world, and her own life.
Swordsman of Red Light
Sahwacheon is a powerful swordsman with unmatched skill in a fight. After rescuing a girl from kidnapping, Sahwacheon gets into trouble with feuds between families. An intensive story of a Swordsman on his dangerous journey to survive in the red light district!
Low Light Horror
An anthology of short horror stories which spans from the usual ghost encounters to the unthinkable cosmic horror.
The Last Line 'Manga'
Her village was destroyed when she took some vegetables and fruits at the mountain, everything's gone, leaving nothing but her best friend and her stepsister. Her Mother's dead body lay down on the floor, made those big of her eyes wide open from shocks. Zahrein's goals are twofold, bringing back her Father and destroying her sister's family!
IN OUR LIFE ONE LIGHT
The Asowa are ostracized from humanity for losing the seal, so they have to protect humans from the ZOYARD monsters. What's the point of the ZOYARD ?
Light vs Shadow
A badly injured boy was luckily saved by fencer Isabella and Ana, but unfortunately lost all his memory. Ten years later, the teenage fencer Ryun got a magic sword by accident and all have changed since then. He's eager to explore the mystery of his own life and to solve it. The quiet life was over, the teenage boy, Ryun, started the adventure on his own. Meanwhile, in the North Pole - Savage Land, a grand plot was being hatched.
Leveling up of the Creator Deity
The once high and mighty creator of the world falls onto the land he created. Sadly, soon enough he realizes he has no access to his hacking system when he is ready to dominate the world. Well, the only choice left for him is to buy a cheap shadow guard (yes, a real man) to protect him. But wait a minute, this shadow guard is not your ordinary guard! Turns out, he is a bloodthirsty and vicious villain, and the only way to activate the hacking system is by kissing the guard?!
Drama Boys' Love
Seth and his bandmates are supposed to perform on the pub's prime time, every saturday night. Sadly, the slot is always taken by Darren, a solo guitarist and vocalist who, Seth can’t help but to admit, is really hot. This starts their beef, but somehow along the way, they start to enjoy each other's company more than they think they would at first.
A lot of hunters will tell you that dragons are vicious man eating beasts who terrorize a lot of people. Yet, Juka is on a quest to accomplish his weird dream. Together with his dragon Lyth, he wants to found a city where humans and dragons can live in harmony.
Have you ever wondered what you could do if you could control every cell of your body? Lumi Daizen is an ordinary person who one day survives a close to death accident to realize he has acquired the ability to fully control his body. As he discovers how to use his newfound ability, he realizes there is a dark underground side to the world he once knew, full of the supernatural and unbelievable.
Tubby and Tummy
Tummy is a chaotic arsonist and Tubby is a sweet cinnamon roll, but they make a lovely pair! Join these two bears to see the adorable side of every day life!
The Four Sorcerers
Aidan is a young flameshaper who lives in a post-apocalyptic world where magic and mechanisms develop together. After a fire in which his parents die, Aidan goes to an orphanage where he is trying to find out the truth about what happened and prove to everyone that he is not guilty of this incident.
In a world filled with superheroes, can a person who is immortal, but only has the strength of a normal human, become one of the best? Who knows, but Tai is dead set on trying.
The world where magicians lives in peace with normal people. it's been a few years since people were fighting with magicians and normal people, and now they reach an agreement. Each magicians have a companion like owls, crows, cats and etc. But soon this peace going to be destroyed.
An ancient warrior created a pact to keep the world at peace. After ages, this pact still stands because of the spirit warriors who guard it. Aigon's dream is to join these warriors, but unknown to everyone, the pact is about to get broken by a group of rebels hiding in plain sight.
Murid A depan, Murid F belakang
Linzi telah pindah ke Sekolah Menengah No 1 Huacheng untuk mengulangi pembelajaran. dia(P) itu kelihatan lemah,tapi mempunyai batin yang kuat, jatuh cinta pada pandangan pertama dengan murid berprestasi Nelson , yang duduk di depannya. Karena itu ia berusaha menjadi gadis yang rajin dan berbudaya serta mencari kesempatan untuk menarik perhatiannya ... Teman sekelas yang duduk di belakangnya adalah murid pemalas Zane,yang telah tinggal kelas selama tiga tahun. Setelah beberapa "pertempuran", sebuah kisah cinta sekolah yang menarik akan dimulai.
A-student before, F-student behind
Linzi has transferred to Huacheng No.1 Middle School for repeating study. The soft outside but hard inside she falls in love with the A-student Nelson, who sits before her, at the first sight. Thus she strives to be a diligent and cultured girl and tries to attract his attention... The classmate who sits behind her is F-student Zane and has retarded for three years. After several "combats", a tutoring love of campus of youth is unveiled.
The Heart-Rending Crime
They were once an enviable couple. Now, they've severed their relationship. When they meet again ten years later, he is no longer a nobody, but a ruthless general with rights in his hands. And he falls from the throne and becomes a conquered person. Ji Ning has changed his temperament because of a misunderstanding that happened ten years ago. He loves Bai Qingyan the most and hates him the most.
Strongest Cultivation System
Han Hao is a young man who discovers that his innocent girlfriend turns out to be a plaything of rich people. There is a blessing in disguise for him after he was cheated on that he obtains the strongest cultivation system by chance. From that moment, he starts his counter strike! A "perspective amulet" that can see through all things, a "golden creation pill" that can heal all diseases, dressing in women's style can obtain magical ability? It can be said that once the system is one's hands, one can gain the whole world.
The Boss's Shotgun Wedding
Framed by her best friend, she was abandoned by her boyfriend and got kicked out of the family by her relatives. By accident, she spent a night with this cold president. "Since you're pregnant, let's get married. I know you don't love me, and you should know that I don't love you either." A story of this loveless contractual marriage has begun...
The Prince Regent's Concubines
In her previous life, Lin Yaoyue was framed by her lover and relatives. After dying in vain, she woke up to find that she was reborn in her youth. Lin Yaoyue vowed to make the villains pay for what they’ve done, but what she didn't expect was that Murong Jin, her enemy in her previous life, had become her lover in this life...
Breed My Dear Enemy
Transmigrating into the world of the book, she became a supporting female role who died distressingly. Ain't got no that for this game! The female lead decided to kill the male lead, destroy the world and get out of here! When she faced this scrawny little boy, she just couldn't do it... What should she do? Raised up this boy as her helper? An excellent idea! But this boy didn't grow up as a righteous man as she expected! Could she restart again?
The Super Book of Death
High school student Li Gaolou discovers the Book of Life and Death in his school bag one day. The Book can change his fate. Saving a damsel in distress, making a fortune, becoming powerful… Things he'd never dreamed before are now possible!
Sealed with Lips
Before she was reborn, she was bullied by her step mother and her scoundrel sister together, and even became a her sister’s tool of fame who ended in dying in the hospital bed. After she made her comeback from the hell, she tortured her step mother and punished her evil sister. In her previous life, she was driven anguished and desperate by her indifferent fiance, but after she was reborn, she issued an annulment of her engagement with that man! However, she was directly forced to the corner ——Wanna pull back? It’s too late!
Don't Mess with My Sister
As a girl from the modern world, I transmigrated to the ancient times and acquired a superpower. You might imagine a story of invincible female lead in your head, but the story didn't go as you thought. I died at the very beginning of the story! But it's okay, I was given a second chance to be reborn. I fulminated against the royal family, punished the wicked and conquered the harem! But I met the man who killed me in my last life. In this life, he was so clingy to me and he even acted in a cutesy manner to me! Gosh! I was so overwhelmed!
What is the story of these bad boys? the life they lead is very unpredictable and full of challenges
Bloodline of Dragons
In the Jiulong Continent, warriors are held in high regard, and their "bloodlines" determine their achievements. The most powerful one is absolutely the dragon's bloodline! Jiang Ting was bullied by his sect for his low bloodline grade. With the help of his ancestors, he worked hard to reinforce the bloodline and to promote his martial arts. He swore that he would give everyone who looked down on him a slap in the face!
Reborn To Be A Movie Queen
She was killed by her husband and sister during pregnancy? Maybe the god finally speaks for himself and make her reborn to two years ago. Her low profile and forbearance in the previous life brought her nothing but betrayal and misery. In this life, she is determined to make a rise in the entertainment industry so as not to be bullied anymore! Unexpectedly, the rumored President Tang falls in love with her at first sight and wants to marry her? Let's see how the leading female character will make a change and regain everything she lost!
Action Adventure Fantasy
Ten years ago, after "the Gate" that connected the real world with the monster world opened, some of the ordinary, everyday people received the power to hunt monsters within the Gate. They are known as "Hunters." However, not all Hunters are powerful. My name is Sung Jin-Woo, an E-rank Hunter. I'm someone who has to risk his life in the lowliest of dungeons, the "World's Weakest." Having no skills whatsoever to display, I barely earned the required money by fighting in low-leveled dungeons... at least until I found a hidden dungeon with the hardest difficulty within the D-rank dungeons! In the end, as I was accepting death, I suddenly received a strange power, a quest log that only I could see, a secret to leveling up that only I know about! If I trained in accordance with my quests and hunted monsters, my level would rise. Changing from the weakest Hunter to the strongest S-rank Hunter! (Source: Kakao, translated)
Mystery Drama Horror
Sasakura Ryuu is a college student who also writes a particularly bloody series of light novels. One day, he meets a mysterious young fan with the name of one of his characters, "Mikato." Since Mikato is one of the characters Ryuu is planning to kill off in his next novel, this raises some questions about what, if any, responsibility Ryuu has towards his fans and what they might take away from his work. These questions only grow worse when murders begin to occur that blatantly copy specific events in his novels. What's more, a "fan" that may be behind the murders begins sending him disturbing photo texts... (Source: MangaHelpers)
Light Novel no Tanoshii Kakikata
Comedy Romance School
The story centers on Yakumo Atae, a first-year student who knows the hidden secret of his fearsome classmate Tsurugi Yabusame — while she is the school's strongest girl, she is also a budding light novel author under the penname Mio Himemiya. Tsurugi is stuck in a huge slump while writing her new romantic comedy. Yakumo's cousin Kokona Atae happens to be Tsurugi's editor, and Kokona suggests that Yakumo and Tsurugi become a couple so that Tsurugi can know the experience of romance. (Source: ANN)
Though he's a High School senior, Takitani works as an escort named Ryou. To escape being caught, Takitani does his best to remain inconspicuous in school. But one day a classmate suddenly shows up as his customer. The son of a doctor, Kunimi is a total prick who's always picking on Takitani. Anxious not to be caught, Kunimi is completely oblivios to Takitani's disguise and becomes smitten with his cute and cool attitude. Takitani tries to push him away so they don't become too intimate, however... [from Baka-Updates]
Futari Solo Camp
Slice of Life Seinen
Gen Kinokura loves camping solo. He enjoys the quiet solitude away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and being able to appreciate nature all by himself. But on one camping trip, his solitude is broken by the appearance of Shizuku Kusano, a young woman who wanted to camp solo herself, but is ill-prepared and completely out of her league. While he tries to to get her to go home so he can camp in peace, she refuses, and stubbornly insists on accompanying him on future camping trips until she's ready to camp solo. Thus Gen and Shizuku's days of solo camping together begin. [Written by Denji]
Hamatora: The Novel
Action Comedy Mystery
In this world, there are people known as "Minimum Holders" who are capable of specific "small miracles." A government funded elite academy trains these Minimum Holders in order for them to reach their maximum potential and serve national interests. Once, a student, of great potential named Nice, dropped out. He started a private investigator team with an assistant named Hajime and seemed content solving cases for his clients (which often involve Minimum Holders). A top student of the academy, Murasaki, has been tasked with bringing Nice back. Murasaki bristles at the claim that Nice has a higher potential than he does, but he ends up involved in Nice's detective activities... (Source: MangaHelpers)
Gravitation: The Novel
Comedy Romance Shounen Ai
Energetic teenager Shuichi Shindo is the lead singer and songwriter for the smash-hit pop band, Bad Luck. He's recently moved in with his older boyfriend, Eiri Yuki, the handsome, sophisticated, and uber-famous romance novelist. Nothing goes smoothly for Shuichi, however. Yuki is inexplicably cold and cruel toward him, more so than usual; due to a rash of publicity appearances on comedy sketch shows, he can't get anyone to take his band seriously; and he's suddenly entered, totally unprepared, into a nationally televised concert with Bad Luck's rival band, Ask. (Source: Tokyopop)
High school freshman Shotaro Izumi has a problem. That problem is his childhood best friend, Makoto Natsuki. Natsuki lives the life of a prince. Ever since elementary school, his perfect looks and sweet disposition have won the hearts of everyone around him and attracted a gaggle of fans. But Natsuki's burst into fame has plunged Izumi into hell. Five years ago Izumi's offhanded criticism of his friend earned him the hatred of all the girls (and boys) in school, and it's only gotten worse since. His friendship with Natsuki was destroyed over the incident, and the ostracism has seriously warped his personality. The more Natsuki becomes a star, the more Izumi becomes a bitter social outcast. So when Natsuki asks Izumi one day what he can do to make up for everything, Izumi flippantly says "Go out with me" just to get a rise out of him. But to his shock, Natsuki takes him up on the offer—and seems to take it very seriously... (Source: Dokidoki)
Comedy Shounen Sports
An amazing high school soccer player, Amagai Rihito, is making his debut! He intended to enter a high school famed across Japan for its elite soccer team, but a little mix-up with the school name has left him at a school with an incredibly weak team. After the initial shock of discovering this, Rihito decides that he's willing to work to help his weak team become the best in Japan. The only problem is the rest of the existing team is cold and unenthusiastic. Will his challenge to take on the whole team single-handedly break them out of their apathy? Included one-shots: Volume 2: Q-bu! (Q-Club!) Volume 3: Dodge The Ball
Persona: Trinity Soul - Novel
Action Drama Supernatural
Novelization of the anime. The novels are designed to be complementary to the series and focus on incorporating more of the Marebito's side of events into the main half of the story. (Source: Megami Tensei Wikia)
Romance School Shoujo
4 companions are living in the same mansion. There're sharing the same school, their family, their future but also...love stories. But now, their journey to become adults is about to begin... (Source: Chibi Manga)
Drama Romance Sci-Fi
In the night train, Tadashi Hamazaki revives how he met his ex-girlfriend Mika Machida... in an extraordinary way.
Drama Romance Yaoi
Fujishima's wound he suffered from protecting Tooru has healed and he's finally been released from the hospital. Their life together starts again once more. Tooru wants them to live together as lovers, but Fujishima refuses, saying "I have no intentions of loving you." Is Fujishima afraid of Tooru remembering something in particular if he regains his memories? The bonds of the past are finally becoming clearer... (Source: MU)
A fun guide that teaches the basics of the art of manga by one of the most well-known mangaka in the business! Follow Eri on her journey to "become a pro and inspire people with dreams!"
Manga Science was serialized in a science magazine for elementary school students. From the cutting edge to the more familiar science, unique characters make it all easy to understand. This popular science manga can be enjoyed by all regardless of age. (Source: JManga)
Mystery Romance Shounen
Graduating at the top of her class, elite detective candidate Jun Shibata is transferred to the section that handles cases deemed "unsolvable" by the department. Her partner, though a well-respected and experienced detective, has grown complacent after unsuccessfully pursuing these cases that many consider an exercise in futility. With her upper class breeding, her colleagues don't expect much from her either, but she suprises them all with her motivation and astounding powers of deduction. (Source: Asian Wiki)
The story revolves around Kaname, a first-year university student, his girlfriend Itsumi, and other members of their university's 'East Asia Investigation Committee,' as well as their resident Korean friend, Kouichi. Kaname initially believes the story of Japanese oppression of colonized Korea as taught at school and is critical of his grandfather who once worked for the colonial government in Korea. Kaname's belief, however, is subsequently challenged by his grandfather's last words before his death that 'Japan contributed to the development of Korea.' Confused, Kaname decides to join the history group on entering the university and begins his quest for the 'truth' about Korea and Japan-Korea relations. Throughout the comic, he and Itsumi accumulate knowledge on Korea and Japan-Korea relations from the Internet, books, and senior members of the history group. In each chapter they debate opponents such as Kouichi, other history study groups, citizen activists, and South Korean students over issues such as the Japanese colonization of Korea, the status of Korean residents in Japan, and who should accept responsibility for the war. Invariably they win every debate.
Geneki Pro Bishoujo Light Novel Sakka ga Oshieru! Light Novel wo Yomu no wa Tanoshii kedo, Kaitemiru to Motto Tanoshii kamo yo!?
An autobiography of the duo Fujio Fujiko, creators of Paman and Doraemon. How they become friends and developed love for manga—but their passion lead them into different ways in the end. (Source: MU)
In a desolate future, a girl is living her life day by day. Doing whatever it takes to survive. Her life is completely changed after meeting an old woman, and stealing her most precious shoujo manga.
New manga editor Haruka has just been assigned to her favorite manga artist ever, Kuroi Ritsu. Kuroi-sensei's manga, "With You" motivated her to turn her life around. When she finally meets shut-in, mopey, entirely unfashionable Kuroi-sensei, Haruka is in for a bit of a shock. (Source: Okazu)
Right x Light
Anything my right hand can hold on to will disappear—I have the ability to make things disappear into thin air. At school, I used to pretend to be an amateur magician and that's how it should've been, that is, until the day I met Alissa. (Source: Chinatown KM)
Light Blue Skirt
Yaoi Gender Bender
Eugene and Lemon both end up drawing female lead roles for the play, but could it be a blessing in disguise when they get some alone time in costume? (Source: MU)
Star Light Woman
Action Sci-Fi Supernatural
An alien species wanted to start a revolution against their oppressors, and they think they may have found the power in humanity to accomplish their goals. They discovered that humans have latent superpowers, and so they began to abduct them and awaken their abilities. Unfortunately, the humans' abilities were not very useful for their purposes---at least not until they found the destructive power of #214. #214 is actually a young woman named Hoshi Yumako, who has no interest at all in the aliens' revolution. The abduction and powers have seriously screwed up her life, and all she wants is to be able to live a normal life. Pursued by the aliens, she tries to work part-time and keep her powers from ruining everything. However, she knows she's not the only one out there; she might find allies among the empowered rejects of the aliens' experiments. (Source: MangaHelpers)
Bright Light Sprout
Romance Yaoi Slice of Life
Haruto Shime sees his quiet everyday life being slowly rattled after meeting his new neighbor, a slightly odd high school student that seems to be hiding some sort of secret. Here starts another love story in Ichikawa Kei's unique style...
Slayers Light Magic
Adventure Comedy Fantasy
In the distant future, mankind has advanced into an age of technological supremacy, where magic is a lost art only mentioned in fairy tales and nursery rhymes. Living in such a world is Light Inverse, a youth who dreams of sorcery…. but suddenly, his home is attacked by mazoku! With modern weaponry proven to be ineffective against the monsters, all hope seems to be lost…. Until Lina Inverse and Gourry Gabriev are suddenly transported to the future from a mysterious shrine in their time. Can Lina bring magic back to this land…!?
Kono Yuusha ga Ore Tueee Kuse ni Shinchou sugiru
Action Adventure Comedy
The story begins when the goddess Rista summons a hero to help her in a hard mode video game-like world. The hero, Seiya, is exceptional in every way, but he is incredibly cautious. He does things like buy three sets of armor (one to wear, a spare, and a spare for the spare) and go full power against weak slimes (just in case). (Source: ANN)
Manga no Ma
Hirose Arisu's dream is to be a mangaka! But is it as simple as it seems? Will she be able to rise to being a great mangaka like her classmate Usami? Or will she continue to be a failure...?
Manga no Tsukurikata
Shoujo Ai Seinen
Asuka, who debuted as a manga artist at the age of 13 but has not had work since then and is now 19. Fresh off from graduating high school, she gets inspired by the works of Sachi, and decides to quit her job in order to become a manga artist again. Since girl's love and boy's love are currently popular genres, she decides to go out with a former co-worker, Morishita who is in love with her, in order to gain experience. Later, she finds out that Morishita is actually Sachi. Included one-shots: Volume 7: Pii-chan Volume 8: Shoujo A
Taken from kotonoha: In the song "Too Much Blood," Mick Jagger asked, "Do you remember Japanese student kill and ate his girlfriend in Paris?" That world-wide-known cannibal is Kazumasa Sagawa. He was eventually released by French authorities because he was diagnosed with a mental disorder. He was sent to Japan, but Japanese psychologists couldn't find anything wrong with his mental condition, so he went free! In his own comic, written and drawn by himself, Sagawa details the murder and the banquet just like a gourmet guide. "The flesh of her butt is incredibly soft and juicy like genuine filet." Does it make you feel rush into a rest room or Sizzler? Warning: This manga contains very disturbing scenes such as cannibalism, mutilation, desmembering, etc. (In short: Guro) READ AT CAUTION!
Tetsudou Shoujo Manga
Shoujo Ai Josei
1. Rouman Hikou ni Nottotte 2. Kare no Sumu Illuda 3. Rittai Kousa no Eki (Overpass Junction) 4. Ao to Shiro no Ream 5. Mokuyoubi no Savarin 6. Yoru wo Kasaneru 7. Aru Kyuujitsu
Adidas Manga Fever
An anthology collection with manga & illustrations from Japanese and international artists for the FIFA World Cup 2002.
Manga Yonin Shosei
Four young Japanese men immigrate to San Francisco at the start of the 20th century. There they adopt American names and set out to learn western ways and seek their fortunes. Henry (the author’s alter ego) enrolls in art school to learn the western style of painting, Charlie studies American democracy, Fred plans to become a successful farmer, and Frank wants to be a prosperous merchant. Along the way they experience first hand the events affecting Northern California and the United States at that time; the 1906 earthquake, the World’s Fair, and World War I. (Source: MU)
Silent Manga Audition: Sekai kara Todoita Japanese Manga
Comedy Drama Romance
Compilation book of winning works of the "2013 Silent Manga Audition" first round ("Love Letter" theme). See more info for details.
Manga de Wakaru Shinryounaika
The psychologist Ryou and his cheerful nurse Asuna explain many aspects of mental illness to the reader. They cover topics such as the validity, prevalence, and origins of mental disorders, in addition to addressing specific disorders. The information is imparted in a cheerful and comic manner, with various jokes, puns, and pop culture references. (Source: MangaHelpers)
Star Wars Manga Black
Contains original stories set in the Star Wars universe featuring characters from the six films. This work shows you many different sides of the familiar franchise, featuring everything from comedy to tragedy to despair to redemption. (Source: Waterstones) The following stories are in Star Wars Black; * Perfect Evil Part 1 by Hiromoto-SIN-Ichi * Tantive IV by Formalin * Evil Eyes by Nao * Dear Anakin by Furi Furi Company Also contains three illustrations by Kia Asamiya, Yuji Kaida, and Tsutomu Takahashi.
Manga of the Dead
Action Adventure Drama
1. And I Love Her 2. Dead and Fail to Die 3. Yuki Youkai Ningen Organogel 4. Fight of the Living Dead 5. Shitai to Kurasu na Kodomotachi 6. Zombie 7. Shounen Zombie 8. Shiryou no Mori (Source: MU)
Hetappi Manga Kenkyuujo R
Comedy Shounen Slice of Life
Saitou, an editor at Weekly Shounen Jump is tired of his work, tired of being forced to work like a slave while receiving a small salary. He decides to be a Mangaka and dreams of getting rich quick. Then he looks for Murata Yuusuke, Mangaka of Eyeshield 21, and threatens him and gets him to teach him how to draw manga. Murata starts with the description of the basic tools, tips on how to draw a face, body, girl, etc. They also receive special guests as lecturers, like Kawashita Mizuki (Ichigo 100%), Matsui Yuusei (Nougami Neuro), Shimabukuro Mitsutoshi (Toriko) and Togashi Yoshihiro (Hunter X Hunter).
Manga Reportage: Chuunen Doutei
Comedy Slice of Life
Tells the story of eight Japanese men, aged 30 to 50, who have never had sex.
Mou Shoujo Manga nante
1. Mou Shoujo Manga nante 2. Heroine Blue 3. Michikusa Shounen Shoujo 4. Usotsuki House 5. Time Machine wa Uso wo Tsuku (Lying Time Machine)
X-Men: The Manga
Based on the popular American comic book series, it was created as an attempt of Marvel Comics to break into the manga industry.
Star Wars Manga Silver
Contains original stories set in the Star Wars universe featuring characters from the six films. This work shows you many different sides of the familiar franchise, featuring everything from comedy to tragedy to despair to redemption. (Source: Waterstones) Star Wars Silver contains the following stories; * Perfect Evil Part 2 by Hiromoto-SIN-ichi * Oh!! Jawajawa by Hitoshi Ariga * Star Wars -Phantasmagoria- by Baron Ueda * Vader vs. R2 & 3PO by Makomo Nakatsuka * Dark Jedi by Yasushi Nirasawa Also contains two fold-out illustrations by Yuji Kaida and Kia Asamiya.
Manga Nihon Keizai Nyuumon
Historical Slice of Life
They are burning Japanese cars in Detroit. The top management at Toyosan Motors must decide whether to begin offshore production of its cars in the U.S. But our hero Mr. Kudo fears that offshore production will devastate the numerous local subcontractors of Toyosan, leading to a hollowing out of the auto industry in Japan, leaving only a financial shell. The American color TV industry has already suffered such a fate. The villain, Mr. Tsugawa, calls Kudo a wimp and sees a splendid opportunity for union busting. Will our hero prevail? Thus begins the first episode of this rollicking yet incisive introduction to the world economy from the Japanese point of view. Other episodes treat the appreciation of the yen, the impact of the 1970s oil shocks, deficit financing, the internationalization of business and banking, and the post-industrial future of Japan and the Pacific Rim. The book is an English edition of volume 1 of Manga Nihon Keizai Nyumon, originally published in 1986 by Nihon Keizai Shimbun, the Japanese equivalent of the Wall Street Journal. It is based on a serious introductory text put out by the newspaper and is packed with informative charts and facts. When the comic book was first published in Japan, it was an immediate best-seller, selling over 550,000 copies in less than a year. The stories in the book reflect Japan's national mood during the "Japanese miracle" and into the 1980s economic bubble: apprehension and optimism jostle one another, and there is a sense of national self-pity. The book also reflects a deep suspicion of politics and bureaucrats. The prime minister appears more worried about his government's popularity than about taking the right economic course. Ultimately, the employees at Toyosan Motors demonstrate that the success of the Japanese economy will not depend on natural resources or politics but on business practices that are ethical, socially responsible, and forward-looking (Source: University of California Press)
Manga Mitai na Koi Shitai!
Rena may only be in high school, but she already has an important job -- she's a successful shoujo mangaka! When she decides that some experience with dating is necessary to draw better romances, she chooses famous actor Tomoya to help her learn what it's like to be in love. Even though they're dating strictly for business' sake, Rena finds herself falling deeply in love with Tomoya. Seems like romance is a lot harder than it looks in manga! Included one-shots: Volume 1: Magical☆Project Volume 2: Bewildered♥Princess
Tanpen Manga Shuu: Bunnies Hoka
Comedy Sci-Fi Slice of Life
Collection of 9 short stories: 1. Shima Ikka (The Islanders) A man is stranded on a remote island that is inhabited by a strange hermetical family. Being here could be the best thing that would happen to him. 2. Education from Outerspace 3. Eisei Kashikan 4. Bunnies What if you could see your own future? For a curious reporter, this question becomes no longer theoretical as he ends up serving as an involuntary guinea pig for a mad scientist who claims to be able to do just that. But is what he sees really the future? 5. Locker Boueki (Locker Trade Agreement) A scientist from the frozen world of the future discovers a locker which is also a time portal to the past... 6. Wataru Seken 7. Tora no Mon 8. Wasureta Kusa 9. Ipanema no Musume (Girl from Ipanema) (Source: MU)
Manga Grimm Douwa: Chinurareta Hakkinbon
Drama Fantasy Josei
1. Nezu no Ki [Okada Junko] 2. Koushoku Ichidai Onna [Amagae Luccica] 3. Chatterley Fujin no Koibito [Matsuzaki Akemi] 4. Kegawa no Venus [Knife Senno] 5. Himonji [Yasutake Wataru] 6. Decameron Densetsu: Ai no Present [Morooka Kimiko]
Manga Grimm Douwa: Kaguya-hime
Drama Fantasy Josei
1. Kaguya-hime 2. Hachikazuki 3. Nezumi no Yomeiri 4. Kashikoi Inakamusume 5. Tenashi Musume 6. Roku-wa no Hakuchou 7. Bijo to Yajuu