44 years old and still single, construction worker Kurosawa wants nothing more than a little respect from his co-workers--- some popularity wouldn't hurt either. Unfortunately Kurosawa's lack of social aptitude causes any attempts he makes to that effect to fail miserably time and again. One day, his already bad luck takes a sudden turn for the worse...
The story is set in the distant future. The land is ruined, and humanity establishes the mobile fort city Plantation. Pilots produced inside Plantation live in Mistilteinn, also know as the "birdcage." Children live there knowing nothing of the outside world or the freedom of the sky. Their lives consist of battling to carry out missions. Their enemies are mysterious giant lifeforms known as Kyouryuu, and the children pilot robots called FranXX to face off against them. For the children, riding the FranXX proves their existence.
A boy named Hiro is called Code:016, and he was once known as a prodigy. However, he has fallen behind, and his existence seems unnecessary. Not piloting a FranXX is the same as ceasing to exist. One day, a mysterious girl known as "Zero Two" appears before him. Two horns grow out of her head.
Akira's brother, Atsushi, has been missing for two years. Recently a mysterious woman appeared and told him that she can take him to the island of Higanjima, where she says she saw Atsushi. She also asked that he bring a few friends along with him...
Let the great vampire versus man epic begin.
On his first day of transferring to a new high school, a loner named Mori Buntarou, is cajoled by a classmate into climbing the school building. Despite knowing that one misstep could send him spiraling to his death, he moves forward, and upon finally reaching the top, Mori experiences a sense of fulfillment. That feeling, which seems to be telling him, "You're alive!" gives birth to an adrenaline for rock-climbing.
Russian / Русский
В старшей школе Северной Ёкосуки новый, необычный ученик – Мори Бунтаро. В первый же день он отдает предпочтение крыше здания, чем ее кабинетам, где со всех сторон сыплются расспросы. Чтобы отвязаться от надоедливых одноклассников, лихо спрыгивающих с карниза вниз по веревке, Мори совершает безумный поступок: без страховки забирается на крышу по трубе, да еще в таком месте, где это достаточно проблематично, даже для тренированного человека! Одноклассник Миямото и Ониси-сенсей в ужасе и восторге, ведь они профессиональные скалолазы, а тут появляется такой способный ученик! Но Мори не разделяет их восторга и не принимает помощи. Нелюдимый и гордый, он всего добивается в одиночку, и трудности скалолазания его не пугают. Он собирается покорять вершину за вершиной, с каждый разом поднимаясь все выше.
Note: Sakamoto Shinichi did both the story and the art from Volume 4 onwards.
When Kim Ja-hong dies, he finds himself being escorted to the next world by two employees of the afterlife. There, his life will be judged by seven gods who will decide whether he is sent to heaven or hell.
1940's Nazi Germany. This is the story of Neun, a boy that carries the meaning of "Ninth" with him, and his protector, Theo Backer, as they travel through Nazi Germany on the run from the Nazis. What lies ahead of the two?
After the King's death, the Queen and the Crown Prince want to get rid of the previous Queen's family. Princess Skw'àh must then take shelter in a convent. She's accompanied by her lady-in-waiting, Flora, who worships her. Flora goes to great lenghts to make the Princess feel at ease. But in that convent, where the values are so different from those of the court, social relationships are often difficult. The two women, eventually, get used to this new life. However, the peaceful days are not going to last forever.
(Translation of the synopsis from the French Editor)
Tludia was on her way to become a Knight within the Order when she was unexpectedly kicked out for breaking too many weapons and – wait for it – eating too much. But that doesn’t mean she should stand idly by when she witnesses an old man about to be attacked by a band of robbers. Luckily for her – because she was a second too late – the old man did not need saving. It’s Tludia that needs saving. Much older than his appearance suggests, Tludia rekindles a long lost memory in him, and he decides to repay her for her efforts by finding a cure for her disease (with promises of food, of course). Thus begins their journey to bring life to one, and long-awaited peace to the other.
"Progressive Rejuvenation Syndrome." This is an extremely rare disease causing the inflicted person to gradually become younger. The main character of this story, Munenori Agawa, is the only person who could save Rena Amami from this odd disease. Agawa's saliva is the only thing that can halt the disease from making Rena younger, so they must kiss everyday in order for her to survive. This causes an immense amount of conflict and drama between Agawa and his new girlfriend, Sayako Asou. This triangle relationship story tests the capabilities and limitations of human love.
Nineteenth-century USA: Red is the last living survivor of a Native American tribe that was slaughtered by white men. On a long journey in search of revenge, he travels with Ieroh Itou, a samurai who ran away to America after being defeated in the Seinan civil war, and Angie, a mysterious prostitute. The bonds of friendship between the three are touching.
Although it is all fiction, the story seems very real as it is based on actual battles between US troops, Apaches and other tribes.
Ichijo Kazuya thought that he was murdered, but when he came to, he was back in his high school days. He lived his entire life as a playboy and had had countless sexual encounters with women until that fateful day that he was killed. He realizes that his murderer was his old high school friend Tanaka Masaki who was jealous of Kazuya's relationships and his built up anger eventually exploded. Taken back 15 years into his past, it seems that he has been given a second chance at life and given a chance to make different choices. He decides that the way to prevent his eventual demise is to make sure Masaki is more successful with girls and loses his virginity before Kazuya. But fate seems to be steering Kazuya towards the path of his previous life and keeps introducing the same girls he had sexual encounters with.
Three years have passed since the bombing of a classroom by a boy who rarely came to school. Now, the seven survivors of that incident have gathered in that classroom. One of the survivors, Takumi Shindou, informed the other survivors that one of them was responsible for giving the bomb to the culprit. With those words, the search for the accomplice began. At the same time, a female student went to a private high school in Tokyo. "All of you will die with me," she said, with a bomb wrapped tightly around her body... Thus continued a chain of terrorism by bullied students, striking fear into classrooms all across the nation!
Tiga tahun berlalu sejak pengeboman satu kelas oleh seorang anak yang jarang masuk sekolah. Saat ini, tujuh orang yang selamat dari kejadian itu berkumpul kembali di kelas. Salah satu yang selamat, Shindou Takumi, memberi informasi bahwa di antara mereka ada yang bertanggung-jawab memberikan bom pada pelaku. Dengan ini, maka pencarian orang itu pun dimulai. Pada saat yang sama, siswi perempuan di sebuah sekolah di Tokyo berkata "Kalian semua akan mati bersamaku!", dengan bom di badannya. Maka, rantai terorisme oleh siswa yang dibully membuat kegemparan di seluruh negeri.
Peleliu - Rakuen no Guernica follows the daily lives of Japanese soldiers taking part in the Battle of Peleliu during World War II: a high-casualty, months-long campaign. The main character, Tamaru, dreams of returning home to become a mangaka, and sees their island outpost as a wild paradise that can one day be used as a setting for one of his stories. Most of his comrades, however, are prepared for the more realistic scenario -- that they will not be leaving Peleliu alive.
English : A prequel series revealing Goblin Slayer's past and the events that led him to become an adventurer with the sole purpose of exterminating all goblins from the world.
Russian : События манги перенесут нас на 5 лет назад, в то время, когда Убийца Гоблинов только закончил свои тренировки и расстался с мастером. Манга поведает нам о том, чем занимался Убийца Гоблинов все эти 5 лет до встречи с Жрицей.
This is an era that belongs to the warriors. They are the law. Powerful and honorable, they decide life and death. Blood drawn by the swords are the melody of this era. In the midst of all this a lone boy, after the death of his grandfather, sets on journey to find his father who fights in the battlefield.
One day, a four-year-old boy came to a sudden realization: the world is not fair. Eighty percent of the world's population wield special abilities, known as "quirks," which have given many the power to make their childhood dreams of becoming a superhero a reality. Unfortunately, Izuku Midoriya was one of the few born without a quirk, suffering from discrimination because of it. Yet, he refuses to give up on his dream of becoming a hero; determined to do the impossible, Izuku sets his sights on the elite hero training academy, UA High.
However, everything changes after a chance meeting with the number one hero and Izuku's idol, All Might. Discovering that his dream is not a dead end, the powerless boy undergoes special training, working harder than ever before. Eventually, this leads to him inheriting All Might's power, and with his newfound abilities, gets into his school of choice, beginning his grueling journey to become the successor of the best hero on the planet. Links:
Hatou Manabu (nicknamed Gaku) has a very odd friend at school named Marii Yukari. Yukari has purple eyes and a bizarre way of looking at the world: she sees all living things as robots. This has not always worked out well for Yukari, even costing her a best friend when she was younger. However, Yukari insists that the things she says she sees is true, and her vision seems to give her insight into the abilities of others.
Gaku thinks she's just weird, but she soon realizes that Yukari has unexpected talents. It seems she can fix anything, and even the police come to hear her insights. It turns out that Yukari's purple eyes are not unique in the world! However, there is one important distinction among those who see humans as other objects. Do humans appear as unimportant as objects, or do those objects appear as important as human beings?
Growing up in the late 16th century Sengoku era Japan, Shinmen Takezou is shunned by the local villagers as a devil child due to his wild and violent nature. Running away from home with a fellow boy at age 17, Takezo joins the Toyotomi army to fight the Tokugawa clan at the Battle of Sekigahara. However, the Tokugawa win a crushing victory, leading to nearly three hundred years of Shogunate rule. Takezo and his friend manage to survive the battle and afterwards swear to do great things with their lives. However, after their paths separate, Takezo becomes a wanted criminal and must change his name and his nature in order to escape an ignoble death.
Note: Won the 24th Kodansha Manga Award in the general category in 2000. Won the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2002 and was nominated for the 2003 Eisner Award in the Best Writer/Artist category.
The story of Drifters takes place during Japan's Sengoku period (roughly 15th to 17th century), a time of constant warring between the island's states, and a natural setting of choice for samurai stories. A young samurai on verge of death suddenly finds himself into another, fantastic world, alongside important military figures from history. How? Why? These questions remain unanswered.
Two kids, Kouhei and Akio, made up an imaginary girl named Hajime to take the blame for destruction of the principal's copper statue. But one day, they meet a girl that is exactly like their description of Hajime, but only they can see her.
Since ancient times, rumors have abounded of man-eating demons lurking in the woods. Because of this, the local townsfolk never venture outside at night. Legend has it that a demon slayer also roams the night, hunting down these bloodthirsty demons.
Ever since the death of his father, Tanjirou has taken it upon himself to support his mother and five siblings. Although their lives may be hardened by tragedy, they've found happiness. But that ephemeral warmth is shattered one day when Tanjirou finds his family slaughtered and the lone survivor, his sister Nezuko, turned into a demon. Adding to this sorrow, a demon hunter named Tomioka Giyuu arrived and was about to finish Nezuko off, but to his surprise she and Tanjiro started to protect each other. Seeing this oddity and Tanjiro's promising fighting skills, Giyuu decides to send them to his old mentor to be trained.
So begins Tanjiro's life as a demon hunter, bound on a quest to cure his sister and find the one who murdered his entire family. Russian / Русский
Танджиро - старший сын в семье, потерявшей кормильца. Однажды он уходит в другой город, чтобы продать древесный уголь, но в конце концов остаётся на ночь в чужом доме, вместо того, чтобы идти домой. А всё из-за слухов о демоне, который разгуливает в горах под покровом темноты. Утром парень вернётся домой живым и невредимым... Но его ждут ужасные известия.
Makoto Okazaki is your run of the mill high-schooler, a perfect bullying target and a closet pervert. One night he decides to return a DVD to a friend of his and ventures out into the darkness. He notices a person on a nearby rooftop. The person lunges at him before he is able to make sense of this, and bites into his neck, drinking his blood. The attacker stops. At this point Makoto notices that the attacker is a beautiful girl. She asks him: "Do you want to die or become like me?" He decides to live... Russian / Русский
Макото Оказаки - ученик старшей школы, идеальная мишень для издевательств и замкнутый в себе извращенец. Однажды решает вернуть другу DVD, несмотря на позднее время суток. По пути он замечает что-то на соседней крыше. Прежде чем Макото понимает в чем дело, оно бросается на него, кусает его в шею и пьет кровь. Напившись существо поднимает свою голову и Макото замечает, что нападавший - довольно красивая девушка. Она спрашивает его: "Хочешь умереть так или стать как я?". Макото выбирает жизнь...
Yashiro is the young leader of Shinseikai and the president of the Shinseikai Enterprise, but like so many powerful men, he leads a double life as a deviant and a masochist. Chikara Doumeki comes to work as a bodyguard for him and, although Yashiro had decided that he would never lay a hand on his own men, he finds there's something about Doumeki that he can't resist. Yashiro makes advances toward Doumeki, but Doumeki has mysterious reasons for denying. Yashiro, who abuses his power just to abuse himself, and Doumeki, who faithfully obeys his every command, begin the tumultuous affair of two men with songs in their hearts and no wings to fly.
Also included in Volume 1:
* Don't Stay Gold
A Yakuza boss really wants this "Mad Dog" fighter he found to work for him, but the "Mad Dog" isn't too keen on the idea, even though he owes a debt. After being injured and refusing to go with the boss, the "Mad Dog" winds up staying with the doctor for a few days. Will the "Mad Dog" give in to the boss to pay off his debt?
* Tadayoedo Shizumazu, Saredo Naki mo Sezu
Yashiro has ...issues (more like a whole damn subscription). He's a masochist with slightly sadistic tendencies who gets off more with guys. Otherwise he's your average high school student. Recently though, there's been this annoying classmate Kageyama who seems to think its his duty to supply Yashiro with band aids for the results of his sexual exploits; through various events they get closer and soon Yashiro develops more than normal feelings for Kageyama but will he experience his springtime of love or remain drowning in unrequitted affection? A yaoi love story with a twist (and a rope or 2). Prequel to " Don't Stay Gold".
The oneshot adds to readers' understanding of the characters from Don't Stay Gold, but also can be read as a standalone.
As part of the Manga Classic Literature (Koten Bungaku) series, Ikeda adapts for manga the tale of the bamboo cutter. This is a Japanese folk-tale dating from the 10th century.
One day, an old and childless bamboo cutter discovers a child inside a glowing bamboo plant.
The child grows up into a beautiful lady, Kaguya Hime (Princess Kaguya) and the news of her unusual beauty spreads around...
Long ago, the Egyptians attacked the land of Amehs and killed the king. Fortunately, before this tragedy occurred, the king sent his two only daughters to safety. However, on their way out, Pastana was seperated from her younger sister Kanishia. Pastana was forced to flee without saving her or be doomed to die.
13 years later, Pastana has become the proud queen of a reviving and thriving nation of Amehs, a nation that grows stronger against Egypt every day. She encounters an Egyptian noble lady who is the daughter of the general who killed her father. Strangely, she looks exactly like how Kanishia would have looked at this age. It couldn't really be her.. Or could it?
In a world where warships fly across the skies, Kou and Qing are at war. Gaw, a Kong Xia survivor whose people were exterminated by the Kou now travels with a girl named Fa, who has been cursed by a magician so that all who touch her lose their lives. They now journey together to find a magician who can lift Fa’s curse, though magicians are thought to have died out long ago.
Freeza has been defeated, but Son Goku has since been stricken with a life-threatening virus. As his life begins to ebb, his friends try everything they can to heal him. Unfortunately, they eventually have to confront their cruel reality, Son Goku is going to die, and there is nothing they can do.
This story chronicles the thoughts of Goku's friends and family in his final moments.
After a terrible earthquake, Satoru wakes up in a pitch black cave that him and his friends were exploring. Desperately moving through the crumbling cave with just his backpack, he expects a warm rescue once he gets out. But what awaits Satoru was an unbelievable fact: Japan has sunk underwater due to the earthquake and he is stranded on an island with no one to help him. Can Satoru learn how to survive by himself?
¿Podrías sobrevivir en una tierra salvaje que ha perdido todo rastro de civilización? Un gran terremoto ocurre mientras Satoru y sus amigos están explorando una cueva. Luego de alguna forma llegan a la superficie, Satoru se conmociona por la escena que yace ante sus ojos. Desde ese día, ¡comienza la solitaria batalla por la supervivencia!
After dying in a mountain climbing accident, a 28-year-old man finds that he is reincarnated in an alternate world... as a POLAR BEAR.
After taking a time to get acquainted with his new body, the main character soon learns that he can fight better than 'A-KUMA' from Street Fighter after he BEARS witness to a beast girl being hunted by the army and gets ARCTICked off. The question is: is this new life a blessing, or a c-URSUS MARITIMUS? (From baka-updates) Russian / Русский
Погибнув в горах из-за несчастного случая, 28-летний молодой человек нашёл новое пристанище в другом мире… В ТЕЛЕ ПОЛЯРНОГО МИШКИ. После осознания, что жизнь – боль, а руки – лапы, главный герой начинает познания своего нового тела. Позднее он обнаруживает, что сражается лучше Акумы из Street Fighter. А узнав, что армия негодяев преследует девушку, отправляется на помощь. Однако вот вопрос, перерождение – дар божий или чертово проклятье?
The manga tells the story of what Mayuri experiences during the final chapter of the visual novel, anime episode 23, and the lives of Mayuri, Okabe, Daru, Suzuha, and Luka in the year after Okabe's first failed attempt to save Kurisu in the 1.129848% β world line divergence.
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…
Kogami Kii odeia a sua vida diária normal e deseja que algo aconteça. Um dia, no meio da aula, ele olha pela janela e vê a cabeça do seu professor explodir quando uma menina bate nele. Ele vai para o banheiro para se acalmar, mas quando ele volta à sala de aula, ele encontra a maioria de seus colegas mortos pela mesma garota...
People have been created that are human-animal hybrids, and powerful businesses bet on the outcome of their duels. College student Nomoto Yuuya's casual acquaintances ask him to drive them around to pick up girls one day, which he soon finds out means by force. The girl they kidnap is an animal-human hybrid named Hitomi, who slaughters all of them except Yuuya. Hitomi is a honey badger, which has been called the most fearless of all animals. Now Hitomi is assigned to stay with Yuuya, for his protection!
Killing Bites are underworld duels between human-animal hybrids. One beast who knows no fear will fight in this animalistic world full of fear and insanity. This ultimate battle of the beasts will shock you to your core!