DOLL: IC in a Doll
These haunting tales of human-like androids, called Dolls, range from romantic to tragic, from comic to ironic, and everything in between. In these stories, dolls have an uncanny way of working themselves into the lives of their masters: A woman develops an unusual closeness to doll that will affect her human family from beyond the grave...A man wants to make his doll into the perfect human lover, but discovers that humans are not perfect...A father buys his son a doll to help him get over the death of his mother. Doll provides a firsthand glimpse into the psychology of the human-doll relationship and examines the question of what it means to be truly human.
Kippei Katakura is a 17-year-old playboy who spends his time chasing girls, careless of their feelings. But when his 5-year-old cousin Yuzuyu comes to live with his family after her mother's sudden disappearance, Kippei is put in charge of taking care of her. As Kippei gets to know Yuzuyu and starts to understand how she feels, he also begins to realize that all girls were like Yuzuyu once... (Source: VIZ Media)
Ryouko Otonashi is a cheerful and frivolous student at Hope's Peak Academy, an elite school that accepts only the most talented students. However, Ryouko is different from the others: as a chronic amnesiac, she tends to forget events and faces, recording everything she witnesses in a notebook that can be trusted when her memory cannot be. In addition, her irritable childhood friend, the "Super High School-Level Neurologist" Yasuke Matsuda, works tirelessly to cure her disorder. Yasuke is the only person whom Ryouko can never forget—after all, she is deeply in love with him. This awkward pair lead a hectic but happy life at Hope's Peak Academy—until they are confronted by a strange girl who seems to be the very embodiment of despair. As her notebook becomes increasingly unreliable and Yasuke's dark secrets are revealed, can Ryouko cling to hope, or will she give in to despair? [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Sangbum, a misogynistic, germophobic plastic surgeon, is shocked to discover that the sperm he donated as a medical student has resulted in a 13-year-old daughter, Myunghae. Myunghae's foster parents were killed in an accident, so she gets unceremoniously dropped into her biological dad's life. Sangbum isn't prepared for the responsibilities of fatherhood, but he quickly comes to love the daughter who looks so much like him. While she adjusts to her happy new life with Sangbum, however, Myunghae is shocked to learn that her boyfriend is now dating her best friend. And then she has to contend with the attentions of Bokit, one of the popular kids at school... (Source: Netcomics)
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Kataribanashi-hen
Kataribanashi-hen is an anthology, illustrated by several artists. The stories are fanfictions, submitted for Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Awards.
Anata ga Ireba
Toriko Tsukigata is a beautiful girl who judges guys solely upon their appearance. One day her life changes: Someone tells her that she's the eighth reincarnation of Princess Kaguya, who is a playgirl. To pay for the sins Princess Kaguya commited in her past life, she has to find a guy whom she really loves. If she fails, Toriko will become a hundred-year-old grandma. (Source: MU)
Umi no Triton
5000 years ago, the Triton Family was living peacefully in Atlantis until the Poseidon Family destroyed them all out of jealousy for their successes. The race of merman was annihilated leaving Triton, the last survivor of his kind. Ruka took the orphaned Triton to Japan in order to protect him from his enemies. (Source: Wikipedia)
At the end of Meiji Restoration, a girl saint was crucified and burnt alive under persecution. A century later, Katori and six childhood friends are summoned to her world beyond the nirvana, where they receive the Great Commission: Build a kingdom, and make disciples of all nations. At every midnight, each of them are randomly given a role out of King/Queen, Noble, and Peasants. As the lowly must obey a higher-up in the hierarchy, can they fight and defeat other nations to conquer the world—before infighting brought up by their own hidden desires breaks them apart? (Source: MU)
A woman died a suspicious death in the forest. Beside her, the sword-smith Amon finds a new-born boy with a tragic fate and takes him in. About 10 years later, this boy who is named Gai and who has become Amon's apprentice, loses his right arm in an accident while making a sword. Amon decides to take a sword called "Shiryuu," which is a sword with demonic powers that has been passed down for generations, and fashion it into an artificial arm for Gai. That was the beginning of it all... The story of this boy, who has become one with a demonic weapon and is drawn into a cruel fate in which he must face countless battles, can be seen as either the story of "a beautiful weapon and an ugly person" or of "the cruelty of weapons and the beauty of humans." This is a completely new world of comic noir. (Source: MU)
Yamano Souta is already 18 years of age. And as their government requires people of their age, he participates in a "marriage camp" called Happy Project. Will he ever get a marriage partner if he only has one month--and only one chance--to do it? (Source: U-Prod Scanlations)