Shindo（Popularity：10 hits） The story begins when Uta Naruse, a primary school student, meets Wao, a high school graduate studying for the entrance examination of a music conservatory. They pursue their ideal music together and inhabit a world of perfect pitch.
Winner of the "1998 (The Second) Agency for Cultural Affairs Media Arts Festival award for excellence".
Consists of 6 one-shots:
1) Hakofune no Yukue / The Course of the Ark - Original publication to tankouban - Kurata is going to retire from her company and get married, leaving her problematic relationship with her colleague Sasahara behind. However, her last unlucky elevator ride with Sasahara may force her to face things she intended to leave buried.
2) Week Ender - Published in a doujin called... In the 2020’s the Japanese female culture was extremely corrupted in the eyes of the first women prime minister. To bring back the beauty of Japanese femininity, she created the Amazon Academy, a girls-only school, on an artificial island isolated in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
Amesu Kumi just transferred into Amazon Academy to investigate the death of her older sister, Towa, who also atte... Includes the following short stories:
1. Once Upon a Time
A lost little girl wants to find her way home...
2. See You Next Time
A girl calmly reminisces about her dead friend.
3. Imp in the Night
A little imp wonders why he's afraid of the night.
4. Sakura Antique Store
The story of an old watch sitting in the window display of the Sakura Antique Store.
5. Shiroi Kumo
A beautif... Satou has some problems, some serious problems. For one, he's a "hikikomori", or "shut-in". This of course means he has plenty of other problems, including but not limited to: Delusions, the inability to socialize with other people, and a strong dislike of reality. That is until one day, while under the influence of legal(?) drugs bought online, the TV revealed to Satou the exi... While wandering about, Masachika stops by to watch a traveling troupe perform. Captivated by the sight of an oni maiden dancing in a whirl of cherry blossoms, he redeems her and takes her as his traveling companion. He names her Ouka and treats her kindly. She slowly opens up to him; however, having experienced little warmth in her life, she is also unsettled by his kindness. As for her final reso... From Stiletto Heels:
While suffering from a broken heart, Sera moves in with her parents in their home in the countryside. Although Sera swore not to "get into a relationship for awhile" she meets Saji, a station attendant, and falls in love once again...?!
Aishuu（Popularity：10 hits） College student Haneji Kaoru is surprised when popular actor Aragaki Jin appears in his workplace. They were high school friends, but unable to cope with his deepening feelings for the playboy, Haneji cut all ties after graduation. But now that Aragaki has found him, he has no intention of letting Haneji go...
Yuuto Lenix, a former DEA investigator was arrested by a false accusation of killing his own partner. The FBI agents gave him a special deal, to look for a particular criminal hiding in the same prison. By the time he was detained in the Schelger Prison, he got to meet his cellmate, Dick Burnford, who didn't show signs of being kind and welcoming upon his arrival. Will he ever be in good terms wit... Contains 12 chapters: 9 short stories, and 3 Miss China stories.
1. The Universe is so Vast and Wonderful!
2. Leaving One Night by the Light of the Full Moon
3. To Invoke the Stars
4. Little Melancholy
5. The Young Scientists' Club
6. See You Later, God Willing
7. Marsy in the Land of Time
9. The Young Scientist Club on Mars
10. The Melancholy of China
11. China's Wish
12.... In the Shibuyaku Maruyamachou series:
Volume 1 - Shibuyaku Maruyamachou
- Shibuya District, Maruyama Neighborhood: After School
Itoi is being picked on by her classmates, but doesn't want to admit it to herself. She becomes closer to Ariyoshi when they are paired together to make costumes for a party and Ariyoshi takes her shopping in Shibuya. Will Ariyoshi be able to help her admit what's ...
Smuggler（Popularity：10 hits） From Tokyopop:
The smugglers in our tale--guys who have to clean up the bodies after mob assassinations in which heads get ripped off--are a cold-hearted silent veteran, an old man, and a young guy forced to do dirty work to pay back money he owes the mob.
When the young smuggler makes a mistake by allowing a captured rival to escape, the price he must pay for his error gets horrifically high...
This is a compilation of oneshots that includes:
2) Before Dawn
4) 4:30 PM, Sunday//6:30, Afternoon, Sunday
Part 1 - Summer Memories
Part 2 - A Girl in the Brilliant World of a Boy's Daydream
Part 3 - Coming Home
5) The Typical Day and Melancholy of Super-Imaginative A-ko
6) How to Spend a Day Off
8) What a Wonderful World
10) The End of the Wor... In the Miyori no Mori series:
1 - Miyori no Mori
A young girl abandoned by her parents explores the wooded hillside behind her grandmother's home, encountering the various spirits of the forest in a journey of the heart.
2 - Miyori no Mori no Shiki
3 - Zoku Miyori no Mori no Shiki A fantasy epic of truly magnificent scale with gorgeous illustrations. In just two volumes, the author manages to create an incredibly rich and fascinating world that is full of wonders and enchanting beauties. A world in which men are watched over by the mechanical goddess Marie who at times appears on the sky. Marie's music brings people happiness and harmony. Their life is free from advanced te... :
Published by Kodansha in 2002 and awarded the prestigious Tezuka Cultural Prize, Fumiko Takano’s The Yellow Book is one of those rare works which you enjoy reading in order to feel the tender familiarity that arises between the protagonists and yourself. This collected volume was named after the longest of the four stories that it contains: a drama about an adolescent girl who falls in love w... The Vampire Bund, a peaceful island nation of vampires off the coast of Tokyo, ruled by Princess Mina Tepes, has seen its share of conflict and turmoil. Yet there are times of relative tranquility when the Bund is a popular tourist destination.
When two teenage tourists visit the Bund and are unexpectedly turned into vampires, they appeal to Mina and her loyal lycanthrope bodyguard, Akira, for ... From Lovelipop Scans:
Sankaku is going to graduate from junior high soon, and she is a girl who treats many things with cold cynicism because of a disappointing romance during elementary school. She now does not have the courage to love and decides to bury her feelings for her long-time crush, Yokosuka, and graduate without telling him about how she feels. One day, she happens to run into Yokos... From Stiletto Heels:
What is being sought after cannot be felt even on the fingertips. This is a series about the extravagant lifestyle of a tattoo artist named Gad, and the circle of people who revolve in it.
Contains the stories:
prologo, macch ia nera, il mio lavoro, balcone, esitanza, Sfortunato, ingranaggio, and epilogo.
Dorothea（Popularity：10 hits） In the medieval town of Naudars, albino children hold a revered and protected status. Dorothea is one of these children and she has always wanted to see the world beyond her cloistered existence. When Naudars is attacked, all able-bodied men rise to defend their home. But Dorothea is prepared to defy tradition and enlist in the military. Like Joan of Arc, she must deal with the prejudices of those...
Free Soul（Popularity：10 hits） After a heated argument with her mother, Keito runs away from home without knowing where to go. When she helps an old woman to carry her bags home, the woman offers to put her up in one of her rooms. Keito accepts and starts to pick up the pieces of her life. When she's not drawing her own comic, which features a black jazz singer named Angie, the young woman works at a record shop. That's where s...
Yoh is the only human being living in a strange town that exists somewhere between this world and the Twilight World. Residing in this town are spiritual manifestations of real world objects that were forgotten or thrown away by men. Yoh is the owner of a lifelike doll named Ian, who has the special ability to take photos of other beings' memories. With her help, he is running a photo studio calle... Comicalization of eight short stories from the great American science fiction master, Ray Bradbury:
The Lake: A man revisits his childhood home and recalls a friend who drowned in a lake during childhood.
Jack in the Box: A boy lives with his mother in a vast secluded mansion. She raises him to be God after telling him his father, the original God, was killed by beasts outside.
Homecoming: The ... From Lovelipop Scans:
Sankaku is going to graduate from junior high soon, and she is a girl who treats many things with cold cynicism because of a disappointing romance during elementary school. She now does not have the courage to love and decides to bury her feelings for her long-time crush, Yokosuka, and graduate without telling him about how she feels. One day, she happens to run into Yokos...