Crimes commited using manned combat-androids dubbed "Katana" run rampant. In an effort to maintain order, the government has organized the AKCD - "Anti Katana Crime Division." Togusa of the 8th squad of the AKCD, while holding existential doubts as a Human-Katana hybrid, continually casts himself into battle...
When he first logs-on, he sees his friend fall into a coma before his very eyes. Now Kite is searching for the answers as to why, and how to save him, inside 'The World'. Based on the original PS2 .hack series, Infection Expansion (Vol.1), Malignant Mutation (Vol.2), Erosion Pollution (Vol.3), and Absolute Encirclement (Vol.4).
Sugiri Yukio is a mangaka. To be precise, he hasn't won a prize, his work hasn't been published, nor has he had any experience being an assistant. He's a complete newbie. Thus, at the moment, he just spends his days as a househusband! A two-part oneshot of his daily life and interactions.
Akiyoshi Wataru is your average student. He attends cram school, hangs out with his friends and does what boys his age do: Go after girls. One day a particular girl, Iwashita Ayane, catches his attention in cram school, because of her red fingernail. Later in town he sees a familiar girl and follows her. But the girl enters an image club. A brothel that specializes on cosplay. What's more, one of the girls working there goes by the name of "Ayane". What does that mean? And what will Wataru do?
France, 17th century:
After the "dishonorable" death of his father and teacher, D'Artaignan vows to not become a warrior of justice anymore. The beautiful youth is more interested in the women around him. However, when a cute girl shows up in his town one day, being chased by a mysterious swordsman, accompanied by ravens, his past seems to shine in a different light. So the womanizer just can't ignore the call of his blood and of a great adventure.
Magnus, a mage who always got yelled at "just shut up and follow my orders!" by the Hero because he was deemed "useless". One day after getting fed up with his party he left, upon leaving he met a merchant that sold him a mysterious book.
And it turned out that the book which was written in the god's language was actually an ultimate encyclopaedia book that had a lot of useful information on how to defeat the Demon Lord!
Thanks to that book, he was able to know about boss monsters' weaknesses and raise his level more efficiently, data about important people, and it even had info on complete gourmet spots in any city! Moreover, by using his wits and scheming mind, he's even able to outclass the hero party! With the ultimate encyclopaedia in his hands, advance to the true route to defeat the Demon Lord!
Magnus wasn't chosen by destiny to be the hero. That's why, He's going to beat the Demon Lord with his own power and wits and save the world.
When the Wischtech threatened to invade the fiefs of Szaalanden, the Emperor dispatched fourteen youths. Of these, the Seven Heroes halted the invasion to herald a time of prosperity while the four Lances of Betrayal were supposedly defeated.
Two decades later, the Lances of Betrayal have reappeared and formed a bandit militia near the frontier fief Gormbark. A man with a black sword and a scar over his left eye slays an entire troop of that militia. He is identified as the boy, Koinzell, and becomes as much an object of fear as of hope even as his own past, motivations, and purpose are a mystery to those he meets on his journey.
Volume 0 encompasses a plot arc which leads directly into the main plot of Übel Blatt in Volume 1. It also introduces and develops the attitudes and motives of a few other characters aside from Koinzell.
Raised in a home nearly all his life, Sanetora has been provided for anonymously for as long as he could remember. When his mysterious benefactor offers to foster him, he is more than thrilled—it's like a dream come true! The person waiting for him at his would-be new home however, is a startlingly young man with a sharp tongue! Kanae, Sanetora's foster father, is a businessman who runs a company, and is not without an ulterior motive: Sanetora suddenly finds himself employed! As if that wasn't perplexing enough, it turns out the company is no ordinary company—it deals with strange objects that can turn their owners into freaks of nature!! Just how is Sanetora going to live his new life?!
Satoki Houma is an imaginative girl who enjoys shoujo manga. She has long comes to terms with the fact she will never be the type of girl that is the heroine of a manga purely because she isn't pretty, and she has decided she prefers to watch events unfold rather that get involved in any case. However, in the perfect shoujo manga twist, one day she gets dragged to an alternate world where the people have summoned a Holy Maiden to save them!
Except so did her classmate, Haruka Toudou, who fits the exact model of a Shoujo Protagonist. Naturally, Satoki is overlooked for Haruka except it's not Haruka who has the powers of the Holy Maiden they wished for. What will Satoki do!?
Many generations ago, Sonogong, a 300 year old being, was the lone survivor of an attack on the village he vowed to protect. The leader of that attack only wanted Sonogong's great power for himself, but Sonogong would not bow before anyone. He was then sealed for 1500 years to prove to him that the world humans would bring forth wasn't worth protecting. When Sonogong awakens... what will he think about the society humanity has birthed? What if he doesn't like it?
Once, there was a hero who vanquished the darkness on this land and liberated the people from it. Then he built a kingdom, and had his descendants to rule as kings. Although they had ruled the land for so many years, the truth is the politics is being centered on the elders from each region of the kingdom. A prince's journey is about to begin.
Belca Noctircus é o filho de uma plebéia e do Rei Noctircus. Ele é o terceiro príncipe na família real Noctircus e na linhagem para o trono. Logo após voltar do exterior, seu irmão, o príncipe da coroa Hector Noctircus, revelou sua ambição de criar paz com os Amonel, considerada uma raça de monstros. Porém, misteriosamente, Hector Noctircus morre devido a uma doença crônica. Belca e seu segundo irmão mais velho, Orcelito, descobrem a conspiração por trás da morte de Hector, e Belca quase é morto por conta disso. Porém, ele é salvo por um bardo/estudante viajante chamado Eco, que concordou em ajudar Belca, mas Eco realmente é quem parece ser? Enquanto isso, Orcelito é capturado por Lagen, e seu filho, um jovem nobre, manipula Orcelito para fazer coisas pelos desejos de Lagen...
A group of young people tormented by ghosts join hands to find a scientific explanation for their paranormal experiences -- and a way out of them. In their desperate quest, they visit a haunted house and encounter a terrifying, blood-thirsty ghost with a tragic past. Will they come out alive? Or will they too become possessed by demon spirits?
The year is 2028, location in New Koshigaya. A young boy, Isurugi Neru, lives in a poor family and is forced to quit school so that he can find his own way in life. Neru on the other hand, only thinks of one thing: to take revenge on Yagami, a classmate, who's especially gifted and has humiliated Neru numerous times.
Teased unmercifully for his past as an orphan and a slave, Teito has only his best friend Mikage to ease his days at the elite Barsburg Academy - and his mastery of the magical art of Zaiphon! But even that will not be enough to save him when he discovers a horrifying secret behind the ruling Empire. Trapped in an ancient battle between a wicked Death God and the Seven Ghosts and guided by three mysterious priests, Teito discovers a power that could save the world... and shed light on his own mysterious past.
Мир, похожий на наш. Тейто Кляйн - студент Священной военной академии Барсбургской Империи, чьи воспоминания до определенного времени попросту исчезли. О нем известно лишь то, что он был рабом из павшего королевства Раггс, а попасть в элитную школу ему удалось лишь благодаря владению "зайфоном" - энергией этого мира. Так, воспоминания, некогда оставившие Тейто, начали постепенно пробиваться в его снах, и после пропускного экзамена они вновь застают мальчишку не в самое выгодное время. Благодаря им Тейто вспоминает, что сильнейший из элитных военных главнокомандующий Аянами был тем, кто некогда убил его отца. Это воспоминание приводит Тейто к череде необычных событий, которые вскоре определяют его роль в истории. А выжить ему помогает Барсбургская церковь и три священника Фрау, Кастор и Лабрадор.
From the mangaka who wrote "The Story of an Onee-San Who Wants to Keep a High School Boy".
A Private Girls' High is a special school nurturing young maidens to be graceful, delicate intellectuals.
Except that class 1-A, infamously known as the "Class of Monsters," is full of bullies, blackmailers, scheming sadists, and other trouble makers.
Within a week, every teacher who has taught this class has either quit, resigned, or even been imprisoned.
However, the plain-looking Jimi Tarou shall carve out his name to become a legendary teacher. Links:
Andou Sora felt the limit of his talent, and quit soccer after middle school graduation. However, an encounter with a representative of Japan's national womans team, Wakamiya Shiki, moved something that slept deep inside Sora's heart.
It is the year 2100 A.D., and humans have developed a virtual reality game with a realism level of 99%. Feng Lan, due to a bet with her twin brother, vows to succeed in playing the game without using her "female benefits." Due to this, she becomes the first and only female to play as a male character in "Second Life." As her infamy rises as a bloodthirsty warrior, can she keep her identity a secret from her real life acquaintances whom she has beaten up?
During a tournament in middle school, Rui fell in love at first sight with Youhei from the basketball club. I loved, loved, loved him, chasing after Youhei until we finally became lovers. Although we became separated in high school, I would die if it were for Youhei. I was happy as long as they were together.... Or so I thought. I had to study properly and think seriously about my career, but my greedy feelings overflowed and ahhh, the brakes won't work anymore!!
Yotsuya Yuusuke along with his classmates Shindou and Hakozaki have been transported to a strange and unknown world inhabited by mythological creatures. As soon as they arrive, they meet somebody calling himself the Game Master who then grants them a time-limited quest. To aid them in this quest, he also bestows Shindou and Hakozaki with the roles of a Magician and a Warrior while Yotsuya is randomly granted the role of... a Farmer!? This is how a hectic life of adventuring began for three students who now have no choice but to complete the quests for several phases in the fantasy world if they want to protect the real world from the demons and monsters they encounter.
Raising a hundred heroes and ending the war with an evil god, Eisen saved the world. Having received a great injury from protecting the heroes, he left for the Other World to recover. In that time, the heroes made use of their abilities to contribute greatly to the development of the world. Longing to meet again with the master they admired, they reported to him of their achievements in detail. Reading their letters, Eisen makes a decision to set out and pay each of them a visit as he travels the country to sightsee.
Mysterious monsters attack the people of Japan, but heroes are there to protect them with powers that run on a rate of yen per second. For Hiasa Sen however, there are much more important things to worry about, like catching sales on groceries, his many part time jobs and most importantly, taking care of his little sister. When danger approaches however, he has a secret power of his own, but it may be more trouble than it's worth.
From the creator of Monster Musume comes a new series, 12 Beast! Join ninja apprentice Eita Touga as he embarks on an epic adventure searching for his missing brother Kouki and save the Autana (Humanoid Beast) race of "Live-Earth" form the mysterious Gigas seeking to exterminate them.
A collection of 12 short stories (& one extra) by Yoshida Satoru. The first features a woman who quit her job one summer, and is trying to find a happier life. The next few feature an unconventional method of getting rid of a ghost, and some annoying peeping neighbors who underestimate the cleverness of their large-chested target. [tethysdust]
Follows the story of Rinko Ikeuchi, the daughter of wealthy parents who's on the fast track to enter medical school, but when her family falls on hard times Rinko is forced to take a job, any job, to make ends meet. When the handsome Sawakura shows up offering Rinko gainful employment she can't really say no, even after she realizes that it involves working as a production assistant in the world of hardcore adult videos.
Two manga artists are trying their best to have their work accepted by someone who appears to be their superior. However, their latest work has been denied!
Their superior requests that they write a manga about a drama where a man protects the peace of the world. The two get together and begin to write a manga about a boy who promises a girl protection!
The leads in this story are the duo mangaka mentioned in the 20th Century Boys manga, who together go by the name of Ujiko Ujio, a pun on the duo who went by Fujiko Fujio (FUJIKO Fujio (A) and FUJIKO F. Fujio), the creators of Doraemon.
(1 volume complete)
1. In the Ocean of the Night (2001 Nights Spin-Off)
2.-4. Arthurian World (Starship Adventure Star Field)
5. The Red Star of Scorpio (Starship Adventure Star Field)
6. Vessel of Wrath
7. The Golden Planet (Space Fantasy Part1)
8. Dollmen (Space Fantasy Part2)
9. Journey to the Edge (Space Fantasy Part3)
10. Phobos and Deimos
11. Planet of Fog
Humanity, having faced extinction at the end of the 20th century, would not have entered the new millennium if it weren't for them. In 1969, during their youth, they created a symbol. In 1997, as the coming disaster slowly starts to unfold, that symbol returns. This is the story of a group of boys who try to save the world.
Won the Kodansha Manga Award in the category "Best General Manga" in 2001.
Won the Seiun Award for Best Comic in 2008.
Growing older is pretty rough and Kenji is finding out just how hard it can be as life starts wearing down on him. On top of trying to make ends meet running a convenience store he has to care for the niece that his missing sister left in his care. Memories of youth make it easier, until those memories come back to haunt him.
Picking up directly after the events of 20th Century Boys, it seems like the world is finally out of danger, but the mystery of "Friend" still exists. As the world is threatened again, Kenji must search his memories for any clue about "Friend."
This is a story of a 29-years-old bachelor who was brought to a different world to live freely. Caught by an "unwanted" wife from day one, his life is not going so smoothly when the entire country focuses its attention on him in ten days. Without losing to such an obstacle (?), he will continue to live on.
From Noctis Op.92:
What exactly is the difference between a robot and a human?
In a dystopian future in which robots are becoming increasingly commonplace, a young boy named Hogu lives in near poverty with his grandmother and sister. Though he innately possesses a kind soul, he is ostracized by his classmates and frequently bullied. At the beginning of the story, we find Hogu, friendless and alone - until he meets a robot girl...and our story begins.
A youth named Kiriyama Rei, who lost his family as a child, endures loneliness to become a professional shogi player. Then, through a chance meeting, he develops a relationship with the three Kawamoto sisters (Akari, Hinata, Momo), who hail from a working-class district of the city, and little by little his frozen heart begins to thaw.
Note: Nominated for the 2nd Annual Manga Taishou in 2009 and won this award in 2011.
Won the Kodansha Manga Award in the general category (shared with Space Brothers) in 2011 and won the Grand Prize of the 18th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2014.