Yumiko Kawahara's disturbing short stories explore the strange and codependent world of dolls and the people who own them.
Both quirky and unsettling, these science-fiction morality fables question the dark side of love and pride. Step into the Horror Mansion if you dare...
A collection of one shots based on horror stories. Youkai are specters who have lived in the human world since the dawn of time. They often rest peacefully in their dwelling places, until humans rouse them by inconsiderate actions. Kitaro is a young youkai boy who wants to help humans and youkai live in harmony, and he fights to protect humans from the enraged youkai who lash out at them.
Note: Cover image is from the Bunkoban series. Since the conclusion of the original series, Rin and Arisu are leading happy lives. Their son, Ren, is a very normal boy. But one day, a man and a woman as beautiful as an angel appear in front of him and tell him about a power! What is this power Ren suddenly has? The much anticipated sequel to "Please Save My Earth"! "Become one of my own, Yuusha!" "I refuse!'
After a long and treacherous journey, our Hero finally arrives at the Dark Lady’s castle only to find himself being asked for help. The Hero explains how the war that the demons have brought upon the humans have killed thousands and put more in misery. The queen of demons however argues that this war has made the human society band toge... Hayate Sakura, a normal high-school student except one thing: ghosts are attracted to him.
One day, someone saved him from all the ghosts he had attracted. His so-called hero introduced himself as Undertaker Riddle who sends spirits to peace. Sakura then asked him a favor if he could help him get rid of the ghosts, and in exchange he'll do anything. Undertaker Riddle then offered Sakura to work... From StarryHeaven:
Anjuu Sendou is a nice girl who just started her first year in the Seiryuu Academy Middle School. She is currently living away from home as a boarding student with her pet named Lime. Her father is a sorcerer and her mother is an expert in chinese kenpo. They are both famous, especially her mother who is called Dragon Momoka. Because of her mother’s fame the executive committee...
Rakia（Popularity：10 hits） Although a 19th-century philosopher once said that "God is dead" (It was Nietzsche) the Rakia story has God descending to Earth in the 21st century and assuming the form of a girl. ("Rakia" is the Hebrew word for the skies or the firmament.)
A young woman, by some strange occurrence, was left to die alone in the former building of the Academy for Sincere Teachings. Mysteriously, there is one person who can see her in ghost form: Niiya Teiichi, a freshman. Now they both seek to find out the reasoning behind her death, and what could have caused it. From Aestheticism:
The story happens in a circus in Paris in the 1970's. (...) Much is made of the romance of the circus atmosphere, of flying through the air on a trapeze, etc etc. Think cirque here, not circus. We're doing Old World riffs on the romance and tawdriness of the ring. There are no elephants in tutus walking on their hind legs; it's slit-eyed jugglers and daring death-loving trape... Most girls are crazy about jewelry, but not Anis Yamamoto. Not since her father gave her a rose choker as a child, claiming it was a protective amulet which would safeguard her from harm; however, if she ever took it off (a feat easier said than done!), she would be afflicted by a “punishment” of some sort. Not like it matters to her though, since the attention it attracts around school from facul... Houdzuki Maika is a high school girl who, in a sense, is never alone. Her twin brother Maito, who could not survive birth, lives inside of her and shares her body. They switch between who gets to live each day and they share most of their memories. However, the only times they get to see and talk to each other is when they are both asleep, where they share the same dream. Perhaps as a result of th... By AquamarineP:
The main girl and her unrelated brother had always been together since their parents' unfortunate deaths.
On her brother becoming a policeman of another jurisdiction, they moved into a big house...only if it doesn't have its gloomy and haunted air.
They found a body of a dead young boy, a son of a hotel chain family. The ghost of the boy gives the girl the ability to communicate... From AQUA Scans:
In Shizume city there's a legend about a red king with demon-like abilities that single-handendly created the Homra organization, as long as you get accepted into Homra, you can gain extraordinary powers. From Autumn Scans
The fourth primogenitor - is the strongest vampire who exists only in the world of legends; yet when this masters the 12 kenju, the spread of the catastrophe of the vampires will appear in Japan.
In order to spy on and erase this, "fourth primogenitor,"? the government owned Lion organization have decided to send an attacking magician, "sword shaman" to comp... Kogami Kii hates his normal everyday life and wishes for something to happen. One day in the middle of class, he looks out the window and sees his teacher's head explode when a little girl hits it. He goes to the bathroom to calm himself, but when he gets back to the classroom, he finds most of his classmates killed by the same little girl… 22-year-old Rin has two major problems: a complex about the tattoo-like birthmark on his butt and a crush on an older woman who thinks of him as her little brother. Rin hasn't allowed any woman to see his naked bottom since an incident when he was 7, which firmly entrenched his shame about his birthmark. When he finds his birthmark may grant him mystical powers over the opposite sex, will he final... As a continuation of Rozen Maiden, the story starts with an older Jun, who is now a university student. While working at a bookstore as his part time job, he finds an unaddressed copy of the first issue of a weekly magazine "How to Make a Girl" containing a spring. He brings it home, and soon starts receiving further issues of the magazine by post, each issue having one part of a doll's ...
Para Paru（Popularity：10 hits）
Meet Ikeno Komaki - an ordinary girl with an ordinary life. Everyday is pretty much the same as the last, until today. Today she awoke from a strange dream hearing voices and has unexpectantly recieved an extrodinary new talent.
"Magic" is a product of neither legends nor fairy tales.It has become a technology of reality for nearly a century,Various countries in the world are locked in a race in nuturing "Magicians".
Shiba Tatsuya is an honors student without magic capability at First High School, a magic high school along with his sister who happens to the top student among the freshmen. What will ha... Nanri Ryusuke has transferred schools 3 times this year because of his parents’ divorce and he is determined to make a good impression at this new school because it appears that he's staying for good this time. However, his seat is in front of the weird girl in the class, Fujimori Miya, who claims she is a witch and who everyone in the school avoids. Miya, for some odd reason, takes a creepy inter... When Akitsu Makoto was a child, he tripped and fell at a shrine and was comforted by a strange being he believes was the god of that shrine. Years later when visiting a festival with his cousin Shou, he sees the god in the crowd and chases him to a shrine to thank him. The god, who is actually a kitsune spirit, tells him that because humans are destroying the environment and the shrines, and no lo... William Twining is blessed with both brains and wealth. He attends a prestigious school and lives in a huge mansion with his uncle and butler. But when his uncle's business endeavours fail, the Twining family is left bankrupt.
While searching in a storeroom of his home for objects to put up for sale, William stumbles upon a secret room. This room contains a magical seal, with which he unintenti...