The hilarious misadventures of the "Sket Dan"; a group of high-schoolers who help out people as part of their club activity. Himeko, the hot-headed ex-delinquent with a soft spot for cute things and a taste for strange food. Switch, the brainy otaku who only talks via a computerized speech-application. And Bossun, the atypical leader of this looney bunch, with the amazing power to... concentrate very hard!
Sket Dance won the 55th annual Shogakukan Manga Award in 2009 for best shounen manga.
Kashiwada Naoki was determined to lead his high school life without anyone knowing that he's an Otaku. However, his classmate Bishoujo, Koigasaki Momo, who was rumored among the girls to be a bitch, found him out!? Before the despairing Kashiwada, she said something undoubtedly surprising.
"Aren't you an Otaku? Then, make me into an Otaku!"
The love story of two individuals bounded by an agreement of Otaku and Riajuu starts!!
Kurokami Medaka, a first year, is elected as Student Council President, and the first thing she does is establish a suggestion box. Since she was just elected as Student Council President, she's holding all the Student Council's responsibilities, and wearing their armbands. So, she asks her childhood friend Hitoyoshi Zenkichi, for help.
Keel, the hero of our story, is looking desperately for Siva the so called "best monster fighter" to retrieve something precious that he took away from him, on his search he joins a beginner monster fighter girl, along with her flying pig monster and goes for an adventure to find Siva who for some reason has been missing for two years.
Sakura Kaho is a high school student who can see ghosts and monsters. Due to that and her scaredy-cat personality, she is often literally loved and stalked by these entities, much to her terror and her fearless friend Aki's entertainment.
Yuuki kun was one of the star players on his junior high school team; along with his childhood friend Shinichi. Due to a promise that he made with his female childhood friend Miyuki, Yuuki kun has decided to take the long road to the J League by joining a normal school club and winning tournaments, instead of taking recommendations like Shinichi did....
When he checks the club of his selected school, the best club in the country; he quickly notices that the club is completely devoid of any members except for a weird girl that goes by the name of the Fujisaki Rin. She along with her friend Ayane seem to have driven everyone out of the team....
But is it really that Rin and Ayane want to dissolve the soccer club? or could they possible want something else??.... And just what is exactly the promise that Yuuki made with his childhood friends? Well, regardless of the answers it seems that Yuuki isn't in for a smooth sailing, as he completely seems to have fallen into Fujisaki's hands...
Meet Min Woo. A normal 18 year-old high school boy. Well... normal except for being a total otaku. He does what every good little otaku boy does. He collects figurines and toys, wins prizes at cosplay contests and is a two-time champion of the fighting game "Metal Heart". Unfortunately for him, his social life is dominated by girls telling him to get lost, since his otaku-ness might be contagious.
But after an accident while he is invited to participate in the playtesting of "Metal Heart 2", the main character to the game, Min Sia, materializes in front of his eyes at a cosplay festival. And now, Min Woo has to win Sia's heart in a real-life dating sim game with the fate of the world in the balance. Ok, so maybe not the world, but at least the fate of the company behind "Metal Heart 2" hanging in the balance.
And who is this girl, Nuri, who appears to be following Sia and claims to be Min Woo's childhood friend...?
Transfer student Manabizaki Kyou is a swot, a person who spends too much time studying. His dream is to attend Tokyo University and then work for NASA! He will soon discover, however, that the high school he's transferred into, which was once very prestigious, has taken in delinquents from the surrounding schools. Now it is full of violence and gang fights.
Luckily, Manabizaki has a surprising skill at fighting, particularly when he's defending the peace of his study area. Through this strength he'll find his new friends, a weak boy called Iwashida and a legendary delinquent girl, Hasuno Nene, who makes him feel things that, for the first time in his life, he can't explain...
In the early Song Dynasty (AD 960-1127), at the western border of the Tangut Empire - a pivot point of the Silk Road - furious battles were being fought. Brave warriors of the Tangut and a strange religious army from the west battled for a rumoured sacred item. Conflicts, conspiracies, and religious struggles - moving in the heart of the battlefield, the "untouchable war painter" Tao Hui paints nothing but the truth!
Bowling King is a Taiwanese comic about a kid named Shautieh Ley and the humiliation he puts himself and his opponents through in bowling alleys. This is NOT Prince of Bowling. Instead, think of this as Simpsons + Kingpin, or Great Bowler Shautieh.
Shautieh is infatuated with Tz'zuhn whose family owns a bowling alley. When he finds out that Tz'zuhn's family has a $3M debt and that Tz'zuhn has an American pro bowler boyfriend, Shautieh tries to resolve everything, with bowling of course. However, although Shautieh has an incredibly strong left arm, he doesn't know anything about bowling. What now, Shautieh?
Kamine Shouta is a boy who is able to "see" people's hearts, though the ability has caused him to distance himself from people. His meeting with saxophone player Tokisaka Hibiki changes both of them for the better, and Tokisaka convinces Kamine to join the school concert band. Now Kamine, who knows nothing about music, will have to use his ability to win over the band's section leaders in the hopes of leading the band to the national competition next year... as its conductor!
When Mikoto was little, she first heard the voices of plants. She also gained flower markings on her face and body, as a sign of her connection to them. Unfortunately for her, she was brutally teased and bullied, both for the markings and her claims that she could hear flowers talking. By the time she was in high school, Mikoto took to wearing clothes specifically designed to cover everything, but she still couldn't escape her classmates' bullying.
One day, a strange and exuberant transfer student, Aozakura Yuji, appears and takes an interest in Mikoto. He's determined to start a flower arrangement club, but with a twist: he wants to photograph beautiful girls arranged with flowers. He first pursues Mikoto, both for her beauty and because he bears the same flower markings as she does. After he photographs her for a promotional poster, everyone at school can see the beauty of Mikoto and her flower markings. Will Aozakura's flower arrangement club succeed? Is this the start of a new high school life for Mikoto?
The main protagonist, the shy Jun Naruse, is a rather average guy who works for a electronic company and loves to draw. He falls in love with Megumi whom he met at a shop selling drawing materials and an intimate relationship develops. One year later the office gets attacked and when the criminal tries to shoot a little girl he saves her by jumping in front of her.
A month passes until he wakes up again and is told that half his brain got destroyed and he only survived because someone donated half a brain. Everything seems to be fine, he quickly recovers and is happy, however he begins to change... is the donated brain the reason for that? Or is it just a side effect of the medicine?
Smash! is about two childhood friends (Shouta and Miwa) who share a common love for Badminton. Miwa, who's in love with Shouta, tries to persuade Shouta to apply to the same badminton school as her but the latter being of a carefree, easy-going and dense nature, brushes her away and states that he only plays badminton for fun.
However, Shouta's perspective of badminton quickly changes after a fateful encounter with Yuuhi (a mute girl). In his search for his badminton goddess Yuuhi, Shouta met Anan and thereafter, decides that he's going to pursue badminton more seriously...
This is a story about 2 childhood friends, Masato and Yuki, that reunite as teenagers. Masato is surprised to find that Yuki has become so cute, but even more surprised to realize that Yuki was, and still is, a guy. Yuki's affection for cross-dressing leaves Masato with feelings of discomfort and fright.
Kuroko is a member from the legendary middle school basketball team known as -The Generation of Miracles-, and while nobody seems to know about him, the main 5 players of the team all admit that he is a better player. When he joins the high school basketball team, everyone is surprised to find out that he is small, weak, and easy to miss. What is the secret that makes him so strong, and how will he help his high school team?
Asahi is a 7th grade student who is very bad at sports. She joined the volleyball club when she entered junior high school, only to quit it one month later because she couldn't keep up with practice. Feeling discouraged from all kinds of sports, Asahi was reluctant when her friend asked her to play a double badminton match to substitute for a member who couldn't play. Surprisingly, Asahi found out that she has talent for badminton...
The story follows a team of mercenaries known as Lagoon Company, who smuggle goods in and around the seas of Southeast Asia. Their base of operations is located in the fictional city of Roanapur in Thailand, and they transport goods in the PT boat Black Lagoon. Lagoon Company does business with various clients, but has a particularly friendly relationship with the Russian crime syndicate Hotel Moscow. The team takes on a variety of missions - which may involve violent firefights, hand-to-hand combat, and nautical battles - in various Southeast Asian locations. Links:
From the creator that brought you Ichigo 100% and Hatsukoi Limited comes her latest series: Ane Doki.
The story centers on a 13 year old boy who is pushed around by a mysterious 17 year old girl. First she forces him to let her move in with him, then she takes his bed and that's only the beginning. What's in store for this innocent 13 year old boy whose life is being throw upside down by this girl!?
Ah, the dream of 13! Kouta is our normal everyday boy, living with his fun-loving workaholic father. Lusting after the school idol in his class, playing games with his friend... there's nothing especially noticeable about him. But one day his father has to transfer to Sapporo and then appears a girl who volunteers to be Kouta's live in caretaker. And what a girl!
Everything about her is mysterious: her mysterious incredibly showy body, her mysterious interest in our boy, and her mysterious need to sleep in the same room... Doki, doki...
Anan and Minmi lived in a laboratory as small children, where scientists experimented on them and gave them special powers.
One day, the professor helped them escape, out of guilt from what he had done to them. The two of them continue to hide ten years later, certain that if their powers are exposed they will be captured and returned to that hell.
Daigo wants to be a hero, but his father, who was once the ace of the Japanese handball team, is now a bum who loses all of their money in gambling. His father visits a coach and asks him to take care of Daigo, because he got into debt and is running from the yakuza. The coach thinks Daigo's an outstanding talent and is thrilled at the prospect of coaching him, and sends his daughter to go pick him up. Daigo then ends up living with the coach and his daughter. What will happen now?
The male lead has gynophobia (fear of woman) due to a traumatic experience. Following the recommendation of his sister, who is a nun with little brother-complex, he enters a previously all female school that now has a 9:1 female to male ratio. Then the Queen of the school demands that he work for her as her secretary! How will the gynophobic guy cope working so close to the Queen?
Jutten! is about a boy who goes to his first day of high school, thinking it'll be full of awesome (pervy) meetings with sexy girls and whatnot, but instead has a lot of bad luck and gets peed on by a dog--amongst other things. A girl who uses her bike to drive over his ass sorta helps him and gives him a handkerchief with a 10 yen coin in it (hence the the serie's title) and ... very plausible stuff happens afterwards.
Six years ago, following a crushing defeat, a group of friends promised that they will one day take their friend Suzuo to the Koshien. Now in their first year of high school, the friends have reunited behind the pitcher Kitaro Kitaoji to keep their promise. With Suzuo as their manager and Kitaro's signature left-handed, underhand "Submarine Pitch," they may just go all the way.
Sakura is an incredible kendo fighter who uses an abnormally short shinai. She regularly trounces boys who underestimate her skills. One day two kendo fighters, even stronger than her sensei, attack her dojo asking questions about someone called Narukami Koharu. Apparently, there is a lot Sakura doesn't know about her family history, and it could very well get her killed. Now, Sakura must try to live up to her father's legacy.
Akira Azuma is a tall, attractive, but aloof Kusunoki High School freshman girl and all-around athlete. Hiyori Motohashi is a short Kusunoki freshman girl in the school's broadcasting club. While trying to set up coverage on Akira, Hiyori finds herself attracted to Akira's mysterious charm.
The story is about a second-year high school student named Junpei Kousaka, who not only hates cats but also is allergic to them. Unforunately, he happens to have a crush on a girl, Kaede Mizuno, who really loves cats. On the way home from school one day, Junpei kicks an empty can and happens to accidentally hit the Guardian Deity of Cats. Now he's able to understand cats but was practically given a curse. He has to grant 100 wishes from any cat or he'll turn into a cat himself.
Toshiki is a below average student and often the target of ridicule. After he accidentally runs into a shop sign and breaks it, he enters the shop and finds out it will sell him abilities.. But these abilities don't come cheap.
To be free like a swallow out of its bird cage, thats what Tsubame sees in his eyes. In the East Asian Desert, #13 Salvage Camp, Tsubame works as a metal scrap collector as he tries to earn enough money to travel on his own, like a free swallow. But one day a girl was found buried inside sand and she has a key hole on her wrist, the symbol of a Kagijin, one who posses demonic powers that can withstand that of an army. The empire who kept her as a slave arrives to retrieve her, however Tsubame refuses to hand her over and promises her that he will free her. How will he do so? And what significance is there to the key that hangs around his monkey's neck? Read and find out!
From the one shot in Akamaru Jump Winter 2009 issue (1/10/09).
How to create a light novel #1: Character. This is how Kirino begins her project of writing a light novel. She finds Suzuha standing outside and finds her attractive and asks her if she could be her model for her light novel. Kirino claims that she wishes to receive the rookie award, and top the popularity of the Haruhi light novel series. Suzuha declines, but Kirino refuses to give up and constantly stalks her to obtain as much information as possible about Suzuha. A hilarious comedy of unexpected events and sexual jokes begins here!
Giant Step is a shounen, sports comedy. With it's relation to Prince of Tennis being in some of the art of attacks and their relation to tennis. If you have already read Prince of Tennis or even a little bit of it and it was too serious for you then Giant Step would be good to check out.
A thousand years ago, Enka, the god of destruction, died leaving a prophecy that its "child" would one day destroy the world. In order to prevent this, "Operation Cozy Family" is implemented in which the children who are potentially prophesied as the "Child of Enka" are forced to live together. This impromptu family contains all children, human and otherwise, as well as an official of the bureau and a self-proclaimed goddess who act as the parents of the household. The goal of "Operation Cozy Family" is to discern who the prophecy applies to, as well as to teach them all about the love of family in hopes of convincing the "Child of Enka" not to destroy the world. But with all families, there's bound to be mishaps and adventure - especially when the fate of the world is at hand!
Set in a future where humans are not the only beings there are tensions between two races, humans and demihumans known as Ajin. Humans of an age before created these demihumans as slaves to their society. But then a war broke out and the Ajin were freed from their enslavement though still restricted to lead lowly lives.
Canon Passacagilia is an officer of the East Side's Police Bureau's Special Second Division who are in charge of dealing with crimes related to Ajin. She patrols this city's streets helping all she can.
An alternate story of "Robotics Notes." In 2019, childhood friends Yashio Kaito and Senomiya Akiho are together in their high school's robotics club, but it is in danger of being abolished. Akiho wants to preserve the club, as she feels like it is her last link to her older sister, a roboticist. Akiho has only Kaito to rely on, but he's more interested in the game "Kill Ballad Online." It turns out, though, that Kaito's obsession with Kill Ballad may come in handy for their robotics club, and there are other allies they'll meet along the way!
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