The world has become a desolate, lawless land where bandits roam free, innocent people suffer, and demons lurk around every corner. Sona Yuki is traveling with his family when they are attacked by bandits. His entire family is murdered, and he is left with a snake mark on his hand. As he is about to die, a woman comes up to him and gives him an option: continue to live in this harsh environment or die peacefully now. Yuki chooses life and Garami, the woman, gives him a second chance at life in exchange for his servitude. Garami is a weapons merchant and a gun for hire that travels from town to town for clients. Yuki sees how brutal and unforgiving this world can truly be.
Pocket Monsters BW: Good Partners is a Pokémon manga based on the games Pokémon Black and White.
The year is 1787, Tenmei Era, a time of plague and famine in Japan, When ordinary swordsman only add to the piles of corpses on the street. But Nakoruru, a nature-worshipping Ainu priestess; Haohmaru, a bold samurai with a death wish; Hanzo, a ninja loyal to the Shogun, are samurai spirits with a common destiny.
With Nakoruru's guidance, the trio battle the supernatural forces of the Dark Kingdom, led by the half-human wizard Madou Shiranui. If Shiranui's troops succeed in fomenting a war between Japan's warlords, the resulting devastation will clear the way for Dark Kingdom invasion of earth. Can the the brave samurai stave off an all-out attack by an entire legion of demons?
Humans with strange new powers have begun to appear. They are called Knockers. The Knockers are not without rival, they are being hunted by the mysterious being named Void! Not adhering to any notions of good or evil, Void pursues the Knockers while being himself in the cross-hairs of government agencies BOOTS and the Public Safety Commission Section 5, along with mysterious pursuers like Shamonji the beautiful swordsman and the undead soldier Pale Horse, who arisen from the dead. Just what is Void's goal, and for what purpose does he stretch his raven wings?
The underground speaks of hitman of incredible skill, this man goes by the name "Jesus." Why, you ask? because that happens to be last word to escape the lips of any fool unfortunate enough to be caught on the wrong end of his gun.
A protector, with an arm of steel, able to deflect bullets, swearing never to take a life. That is Tate Karito, the Shield in the Dark.
In a world of nano-machines, cybernetic assassins, powerful telekinetic opponents, and secret organization dedicated to bringing forth the next evolution of humankind, children arms transform into grotesquely deformed superweapons.
In 1999 ARMS received the Shogakukan Manga Award for shōnen.