Description: Black God is about a computer programmer who meets a Mototsuitama (divine spirit) over a bowl of ramen and loses an arm because of it. He wakes up the next morning with the arm intact and discovers that every person has a doppleganger and some even have a triple liner.
Description: 3, Street of Mysteries explores the fantastical-poetic vein that has forged Mizuki's reputation in Japan. The stories contained in this series hold in common the obsessive ideas of immortality and of life after death. Skillfully blending a range of black humor, drama, and questions of morality, Mizuki shows once more his profound understanding of the human soul.
(paraphrased from Astiberri)
Description: Sakura Ichiko is a 16-year-old girl who leads a charmed life and is blessed with beauty, brains, and health. She has an abundance of “Happiness Energy”, which can make people happy, but at the cost of absorbing all the “Happiness Energy” from her surroundings. She has caused the energy balance of the world to become unbalanced and because of this, she becomes the target of a Poverty God named Momiji. Momiji's goal is to remove Ichiko’s power of absorbing other people’s Happiness Energy and to return all the energy she has taken to its rightful place.
Description: The protagonist is Rei, a 17-year old sh?gi player. He lives by himself, not having a family, and does not go to school and has scarcely any friends. Among his acquaintances is a family, which consists of a young woman, Akari, and two young girls, Momo and Hinata, and who also keep a numerous number of cats. (Source: Wikipedia)
Description: From Stiletto Heels:
Momoko, who dreams of becoming an illustrator, finds employment in an ultra fast-paced office that specializes in designing pachinko parlors!! With the office running a yakuza-like business and employing a designer who has a habit of suddenly stripping in the middle of the night, Momoko believes that the company employees are a bit... no, definitely eccentric!! She continues pulling all-nighters, unable even to return home... And in the midst of that cigarette smoke-filled office, where women's authority takes a step back, she asks herself, "Why am I here?"
Description: Growing older is pretty rough and Kenji is finding out just how hard it can be as life starts wearing down on him. On top of trying to make ends meet running a convenience store, he has to care for the niece that his missing sister left in his care. Memories of youth make it easier, until those memories come back to haunt you.
Kenji and his old friends are slowly being drawn into a mysterious conspiracy that could threaten the world. Who is the mysterious "friend", and how does he tie into Kenji's youth? Why are there disappearances and deaths tied into Ochanomizu University? The friend's memories hold the keys to the puzzle, but years between cloud the clues.
The strange occurances and the reach of the "friend" conspiracy grow by the day. It will all culminate on New Year's Eve 2000. Will Kenji and the rest of the group be able to put together the puzzle and save the world?
Description: Takato Kei is just an ordinary college student, training for an ordinary life, when he falls into a strange and appealing part-time job. He’s been hired to tutor a teenage girl at home for 10,000 yen an hour! The girl in question, Fujioka Yukari, is not a high-school student, but a highly successful day trader who has already amassed 170 billion yen! Despite her money and her beautiful apartment, Kei can’t help feeling like there’s a certain loneliness about the cute teenage girl. She even seems embarrassed of her career, as if her obsession with the stock market and the vast amount of time she spends moving stocks makes her an otaku. Kei may be just the person she needs to help her break out of her isolated lifestyle and acquire the one thing money can’t buy– happiness.
Description: This manga was released straight to tankobon (graphic novel) format, therefore there was no serialization. However, a thirty page preview ran in Akita Shoten's Young Champion Magazine. The problem with straight to tankobon manga is that there is no indication whatsoever of when the next volume might be released.
Though the author is the same, the artist has changed from the original manga. The realistic grit of Masayuki Taguchi has been replaced by the lighthearted cartooniness of Hitoshi Tomizawa. Also, though it is still written by Koushun Takami, the original story is based on the universe of the films rather than that of the original novel.
Description: Billy Bat is a comic-in-a-comic and the real protagonist is a Japanese-American artist named Kevin Yamagata who draws Billy Bat for Marble Comics.
Shortly after they transition to the artist in his studio as two actual detectives, who look like Laurel and Hardy in Dick Tracy era suits and trench coats, knock on the door and appropriate Kevin\'s room for the purpose of conducting surveillance on a room in an adjacent building. One of the detectives, the skinny “Laurel”, sees Kevin\'s work and it turns out he\'s a Billy Bat fan. The other chubby "Hardy" detective picks up a page and says that the characters look familiar and accuses Kevin of translating an old Jap comic.
As Hardy remembers the comic he thinks Kevin is ripping off, the story jumps off to 1949 Tokyo.
Description: Kyou and Asu are two sisters whose mother passed away while Asu was still a baby. After racking up an unbearable amount of debt due to his gambling addiction, their father disappeared - leaving the two siblings to fend for themselves.
Thus begins these two spirited girls' efforts to make ends meet while still enjoying their childhoods to the fullest. "No matter what hardships we have to endure, I'm happy so long as we're facing them together!"
A warm and sweet little slice-of-life story that will surely enrich you with a feeling of peace and good humour!
Description: From Blancmange Scans:
Hanazono Eve is a woman in search for the perfect suitor. However, because of her family's influence, she believes that only rich men are worth marrying. But, what will happen when she enters the school that just became co-ed recently?
Description: For heroine Ooba Kanoko, life is not much fun. Her family runs a small restaurant where she slaves and is horribly mistreated by her two sisters, parents, and grandparent. (Not to mention the fact that her name said aloud as "Oobaka no ko" = "stupid kid"!) Poor Kanoko cooks, cleans, and takes the blame when things go wrong. However, her life takes an unusual turn when her family suddenly loses what little money it had, and everything they own is about to be reposessed -- and along comes a ragged looking, tall stranger with an interesting proposition that will turn Kanoko into a billion dollar Cinderella! At a price to Kanoko...
Description: Bai-Yao’s father is the owner of one of the largest media companies in Asia. She is beautiful, rich and popular so she is considered as a modern-day princess. Even though Bai-Yao is being railroaded into an arranged marriage by her mother, our princess is in a secret relationship with the famous male singer Yin, who is represented by her father’s company. Working at her father’s company is Tien, an errand boy with dreams of becoming a songwriter, who also happens to adore Bai-Yao. The trio’s lives are entangled when a unexpected death happens.
Description: Sumi has hopelessly loved Natsuki since she was 18. Now she's 28 years old, works at a cosmetics company, and has managed to miss out on most of her prime dating years by pining after one boy. One day, an interesting new cafeteria opens at Sumi's company, a 'garçon' style restaurant staffed by pretty young men. One of those men is Natsuki's younger brother, Satsuki! Satsuki knows about her long-standing crush, and teases her mercilessly. However, when she is crushed by the news of Natsuki's impending marriage, Satsuki helps her save face. Could there be something between Sumi and Satsuki, or is he just messing with her?
Description: In a land where there is no magic, a land where the strong make the rules and weak have to obey, a land filled with alluring treasures and beauty, yet also filled with unforeseen danger. Xiao Yan, who has shown talents none had seen in decades, suddenly lost everything three years ago - his powers, his reputation, and his promise to his mother. What sorcery has caused him to lose all of his powers? And why has his fiancee suddenly shown up?
Description: From A Duck's Paradise:
Suri's a strong girl who stands up for herself and for the other girls! She's looked up by the students of her school, and she gets great grades. In short, with her two friends Eun-Bi and Ji-Sul, she's invincible! Except in front of her long-time crush, Jae-Sung, her smile turns into a creepy scowl... When she meets a good-looking boy with absolutely NO manners, she has enough dilemmas. But her brother, the Jjang of his grade, is in big trouble when a transfer student beats him... The only person the transfer student fears? His older brother--the boy Suri saw earlier!
Description: Kokuryuu Kaguya was only a little boy when he witnessed his father murdered by demons. He spent years trying to convince people about what he witnessed, but was dismissed as a traumatized child with an over-active imagination. Now a teenager, Kaguya still remembers what happened.
One day, Kaguya is struck by a mysterious light and meets a young girl named Mao—a skillful warrior wearing bunny ears—who rescues him from a demons' attack, then demands to know what planet he's from! Kaguya finds himself inducted into a secret organization of other-worldly individuals whose goal is to defend Earth from monstrous invaders. Reborn as a Battle Rabbit, strange powers awaken within Kaguya which allow him to fight these creatures and seek vengeance for his father's death.
Description: During sixth grade Yuki made a love confession to Shin, an extremely beautiful boy.
She was extremely shocked when he started teasing her and called her fat and ugly!!
Three years later, Yuki has become beautiful by putting in great effort everyday because she wanted to get back at Shin. She transformed into a very beautiful girl!
She was accepted into the same high school as him to plot her revenge, but her childhood friend Migiwa who knows everything about Yuki's past is attending the same high school!?
Description: For a few years, the city of Kyoto has been the theater of a secret war opposing extreme Japanese teenagers lauding the exclusion of the gaijin (foreign people) outside of Japan, and others who defend their integration. In order to avoid an escalation of violence between rival gangs, both sides have agreed to sort out the gaijins’ fate for good in an underground tournament where the best fighters from each side will have to fight against each other. The "Black Boat Project," abbreviated as the "B.B. Project," directly links to commandant Perry’s “Black Boats”: the symbol of the arrival of the gaijin on Japanese soil…
Franck is a young Parisian who loves to fight. He arrives in Kyoto, supposedly to study… but mostly to charm Japanese girls and spend his money in video-game rooms, his vision of the “Japanese dream.” However, his real nature comes back very fast when Franck finds himself stuck in a fight opposing hooligans against the mysterious Megumi. Without knowing it, our hero ...
Description: A collection of short stories that look to mankind's exploration of space, and examine the possibilites that we could face when we decide to take those first fateful steps into the unknown.
Description: Koino Tsumugi is a sixteen year old otaku who only has eyes for "Tokki" -- a 2D character in her favorite otome game! She has no interest in real boys... Then one day she's rescued by a guy who's the spitting image of Tokki...?!
Description: y all the usual measures, he could be considered a pretty useless guy: a scholastic failure, an athletic disaster, and a chronic loser... But Fukuda Shinichi has one passion: cheering for others! The 18-year-old captain of North Kanto Southern High's Cheerleading squad decides to make the most of his summer by attending cram school in Tokyo, only to find out that the whole trip was a sham! Things are looking up when he and his friend meet up with two cute Tokyo girls; too bad the girls brought them to a rip-off bar and took off! Ditched by his one remaining friend and stuck with an impossibly high bar bill, Fuku-kun's life couldn't get any worse! But just then he gets saved by Ume, his role model and former cheerleading squad captain! What is he doing in Tokyo... and why does everyone around seem to know and respect him? Without anywhere else to go, Fuku-kun decides follow Ume to his job, only to discover that... he's a male gigolo?!? Fukuda's summer of cheering others on has begun....
Description: Rio's breasts are the only things preventing her from having a wonderful love life. Her first boyfriend was embarrassed by her breasts and her second boyfriend thought she wanted to have sex with him. She wants someone to love her for her personality, and recently a handsome boy with glasses has come into her life: Nomita. Where is this headed?