Elementary school soccer whiz Rakuichi Nagahama drew national attention a few years back with his impressive athletic skills. After disappearing to Italy for three years, Rakuichi reluctantly returns to the remote town where he grew up. The local high school soccer team can’t wait to get their hands on the prodigy, despite the fact that he was obviously a failure in Italy. But Rakuichi’s not sure he’s ready to get back on the field. Sure, his best friend from elementary school (now a hot babe) can’t wait to see him play again...and his childhood rivals are eager to have another go against him...and the entire school is counting on him...but how can Rakuichi live up to their expectations when he’s sworn off the sport for good? (Source: Yen Press)
Gekka Kajin Lumen Lunae
The series follows the life of Kai Houjou, the son of a young human woman and the king of demons. Kai's teenage mother was raped and Kai was stolen from her at birth to be raised as a tortured prisoner in the demon world. He has now escaped and returned to the human world to find and protect his mother. However, time moves differently in the two worlds and although Kai is grown, it has only been a year since his mother gave birth. Kai enters his mother's high school in order to stay near her. Meanwhile, demons hunt for Kai, and he must fight or make deals to save himself and his mother, while trying to discover why the demons consider him such a threat. The story is dark, with references to and scenes of rape, torture, incest, and murder. Kai is a teenage boy who has known little in the world besides torture and rape, mostly at the hands of his older half-brother, a demon prince. Kai's mother is a traumatized victim, who has found the strength to go back to school after her ordeal, even though she is now the subject of rumor and ridicule. Many of the demons have tortured/incestuous pasts (or presents) themselves. While the art is not very sexually explicit, and less violently explicit than one might expect, the story implies all manner of horror, perversion, and eroticism.
Yuugeki Uchuu Senkan Nadesico
An alien armada from Jupiter has amassed enough power to destroy all of Earth’s defenses. Earth’s final hope lies in the Space Battleship Nadesico, a ship created using recently discovered extraterrestrial technology. The Nadesico’s rag-tag crew must overcome their idiosyncrasies and defeat the alien fleet or Earth’s last hope will be lost. (Source: ANN)
SchoolSlice of Life
A 4-koma following the easygoing lives of members in school's computer club.
Tokyo Girls Bravo
The story takes place in the '80s. Kaneda Sakae, a high school girl living in Sapporo, suddenly moves to Tokyo with her mother... (Source: MU)
DramaSlice of LifeJosei
The manga begins in 2004 with the late Apple company co-founder Steve Jobs traveling to Colorado to surprise author Walter Isaacson with a request: to pen his life story. Isaacson muses if Jobs is comparing himself with Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein, the subjects of two Isaacson biographies. The author puts off writing Jobs' story until he receives a call from Jobs' wife Laurene with shocking news: Jobs has cancer.