Kayashimashi no Yuugana Seikatsu
This series follows the life of Sumito Kayashima. Sumito is a spoiled, wealthy yet lazy young man. Sumito doesn't work. He spends his days going to parties and frivilously spending away his wealth on antiques, books he doesn't intend to read, and other such things. His daily routine and interests are managed by his hired conversationalist/secretary Koizumi. Sumito seems to be the quite, naive little rich boy but when night comes his innocent mask comes off to reveal a much more conniving and wanton man.
Hana to Uso to Makoto
Some time before the June of summer. One day, she suddenly died... "I" and the corpse of the girl who should have died, "Makoto," spent those false summer days in that apartment. The relationship between these two sad, distorted people slowly becomes clearer... (Source: Batoto)
This is a science fiction story depicting a battle between the "rocket-man" Ambassador Magma created by "Earth" (the creator of the earth), and evil spaceman Goa. Newspaper writer Murakami Atsushi and his family wake up one morning to find they have travelled 200 million years back in time. Looking out their window they see dinosaurs were walking around outside their house. This is, in fact, the work of a spaceman named Goa, who sent them back into the past in a show of his power. Proclaiming that he would take over the earth, Goa dares Murakami to report his plans in the paper. Coming back to the present, Mamoru, son of Murakami, is taken by a giant named Magma to the underground of a volcano island, where he meets the creator of the earth (called "Earth"). To squash Goa's ambitions, 'Earth' creates three "rocket-men" named Magma, Mol and Gum. Magma gives Mamoru a whistle he can use to call him and the other rocket-men whenever he is in trouble, and they fight together against Goa. But Goa has already started his earth invasion project, sending creatures that can turn themselves into humanoids, called "Hitomodoki." (Source: tezukaosamu.net)
Swim through the center of youth! A blue summer comes to Jump! Aim for the legend! A boy swims alone on a remote island. But he will have a destined meeting in Aono! (Source: ANN) Included one-shot: Volume 2: Best Blue (pilot) Volume 3: 31 Heroes
It is now an established historical fact that towards the end of World War II, the Nazis were in fact developing bizarre new weapons one after another, such as the V-2 rocket weapon, a mega tank called the "Maus," etc. There were even plans for a weapon-like rocket fighter, which Japan, under military alliance with Germany, tried to complete using German research. (The project was never commercialized). These events inspired Tezuka Osamu to craft the story of a fictitious secret weapon, Big X, which he portrays as jointly developed by Japan and Germany. "Big X" was also produced for television in cartoon form, and both the Manga and made-for-TV animation versions became huge hits. Tezuka Osamu, however, was not too attached to his character Akira Asagumo, who came to represent an overly righteous hero trumpeting justice. Despite such sentiment on the part of the author, the work became a leading satirical Manga, realistically depicting the terror of the war. No one else but Tezuka Osamu, who witnessed the war himself, could have produced such an effective piece of work. (Souce: tezukaosamu.net)
Metropolitan Police Department, First Investigative Division, Eighth Criminal Investigation Unit—also known as "The Eighth." In order to solve vicious and unusual crimes, an elite force serving as both a suppression and execution force was created. Among them is a man with a high arrest rate, in contradiction with his bewildered demeanor. (Source: Me, Myself & I Scans)