Zansho（Popularity：10 hits） From Mohiro Kitoh, the author of Narutaru and Bokurano, comes this wonderful collection of short stories that reinforces his reputation as a skillful story teller. Spanning almost 20 years of the artist’s career—from his professional debut work Zansho to his latest contribution to IKKI magazine Pochi no basho—this collected volume offers a unique view of Kitoh’s artistic development.
For his coming-of-age ceremony, our 20-year-old protagonist goes to the tailor frequented by his father to make his first suit. His disdain of suits is changed by what this first class tailor tells him: "Usually, when women dress up, they'd have to reveal some skin to appear sexy. But for men, it is the opposite. Suits increase the allure of men by acting as a packaging that contains desire.&... From Fifay.net:
It was the roaring 20's, and the country was Japan. Bluecat, or Aoneko, is a debonaire aristocrat with too much money and leisure time. Along with his servant boy Tigerman, he dabbles in private detective work much to the chagrin of the real police detective Mr. Bee-Prince (Hachiouji). Bluecat is handsome--and yes, he knows it--witty, polite, and popular among the rich. However, h... Story 1: Suou Hatasu is a nice guy with a pretty normal life. Like most college students, he's living alone in a little shoebox apartment and commutes on-foot. In spite of his financial limitations, he's fairly satified with his life: he's got a good friend, a cute girlfriend and is just starting his first student-teaching job at an area high school.
Things only seem to be getting better for hi... The famous Gundam series marked top rankings in popularity for a long time. What was the secret? How was Gundam born? What’s the story behind Gundam? For the first time ever, we take a step out of the actual Gundam plotline, and we turn the perspective towards the production of Gundam; how it became a major hit surpassing its predecessor, Japanese Battleship Yamato!
This story is fictional, but...
Tanpo（Popularity：10 hits） What is Tanpo? Basically it means security collateral. In this story, the Suzumiya family have run deep in dept that they pawn off their three daughters Yukari, Ai, and Midori as guarantees for the money they'll receive. Well, they mistake some piece of trash called Ishihara Yuujirou for the Daikoudan Group. Unfortunately, Ai-chan is the one that the rest of the family/staff coerce into tempting Y...
Kaho puts on a facade in front of everyone, hiding who she truly is, in other words lying to those she cares about in order to make them feel at ease. One day she meets a boy at a social gathering who sees right through her and helps her change... Seduced by Matteo, a world-famous actor, the once-innocent Jennifer marries the superstar and starts her own acting career. But at the height of their popularity, their busy lives tear them apart and they go their separate ways. They thought it was over, until they bump into each other on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. Although at first tempers flare, in a moment of passion in the ele... 1-2) The Queen Majesty's Ninja (Joouheika no Oniwaban). (2 chapters).
3) The Queen Majesty's Favorite Thing (Joouheika no Daisuki Mono)
4) The Queen Majesty's Lover (Joouheika no Koibito)
5) The Queen Majesty's Birthday
6) The Queen Majesty's Tears Ootemachi Tokio is an elite businessman. When a bizarre dream forces him to pay attention to temp worker Takebashi, are Ootemachi's days of being self absorbed over?
Dark Seed（Popularity：10 hits） Wizards are never a single entity. That is, they are composed of a partnership of the "holder" and "caretaker" of the stone.
Celeste is the "holder" of the stone, and she's in a hurry to become an independent wizard. But her partner, Chris, is not the easiest person to work with...
Shinobu is a photographer-to-be who seems to have trouble adapting to school. Her male friend, glasses guy, who is the captain of the archery team, is worried about her. Then, she meets a football guy in an interesting way. Watching the guy play, she becomes enthusiastic about taking his picture. Miu Sakurai, age 15, attends a Catholic school where she prays every day for her admired Shion Amamiya to return her love. When that doesn't work, she places her faith in a book of magic and tries casting one of its spells. However, it's not love that manifests... it's Satan! "The recompense for the contract to grant your wish is your virginity," he tells her, and this is Miu's virgin cr... Compilation of short stories:
1) Visconti no Eiga no You ni
Romantic is the story of Konrad Nernst, a German-native who falls deeply in love with the Japanese Viscount he meets in his homeland. Walking a tight-rope between restraint and desire, Konrad agrees to return to Japan with the Viscount and serve as his butler. Every day the pair face the censure and mockery of those around ... Hina, otherwise known as Guardian Hearts, is sent to Earth on a mission to protect the peace... and with strict orders not to let anyone find out her identity. So when Kazuya accidentally sees Hina transform just when she comes to Earth, he is forced to take her home with him. Because it’s ok to know about a secret identity if you’re family, right? At least that’s what Hina believes! But as if liv...
Joshiraku（Popularity：10 hits） "This manga is about cute girls and what they do to entertain themselves. A manga that doesn't focus on frustrating topics or similar things"
5 girls asking each other about something completely random, but when they have reached a conclusion, it is always far from the original question.
Written by Kumeta, Author of Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei!
Oneshot from Hatsujou Junjou Douwa
Ashiwara Iroha has a crush on Suzuki-san. In order to make him like her, she climbs up a tree to try to touch the "legendary mark" at their school. He is supposed to fall in love with her if she does, but instead of touching the mark she falls from the tree and into Shindou Kaname's arms. He tells her "leave Suzuki to me" and becomes her de... Teshigawara Saki is a high school girl who lives in Roppongi with her perverted father and grandfather. Though she may seem like an ordinary girl, she has the extraordinary ability to open any kind of lock. Saki uses this ability for whoever asks, regardless of whether they are the police or yakuza. But with the organized crime situation worsening in Roppongi, this openness may end up getting Saki... In Niko's family, women don't have much luck with men. At 17 years old, Niko has seen so much failure that she no longer trusts men and has no desire to fall in love. But when she's with her beautician Kaoru, things seem different...
MAR Omega（Popularity：10 hits） Young Kai has been passionately idolizing Ginta ever since his heroic battle in the War Games of six years ago. Since then, ARMs have become a common thing, Guardians especially! Kai himself doesn't have one though, and dreams big of being able to get an ARM like Ginta's! When his caretaker, the old ARM-smith that took him in after his parents' deaths, sends him out on an errand, he is attacked by...
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Beautiful People is a manga comprised of six profound and thought-provoking short stories. It includes a tale of a vampire who raises a child as her own, a story of a young man who copes with an alcoholic father amongst other problems with the help of an online friend and four others short stories. Kokubo Masahiko is normal Junior High School student, but because of his bad grades he gets a home tutor known by the name of Hamanaka Ai. With help from her senpai Nakamura Ryoko, she goes about her days being a home tutor to a young boy bringing perversion and misunderstandings along with it.
Maomarimo（Popularity：10 hits） This is the story of a village where a deity is--on the day of the village festival, the deity endows a boy, Mao, with a destiny. That destiny is to live as a girl. In a small village where forests, lakes, fields, fish, insects, and flowers flourish, Mao, his sister, and his friend confront fate.