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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.

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    The second year of junior high, when most students are in the throes of puberty and feeling the pangs of first love. It’s no different for Kanata Tanaka and Kazuki Yoshikawa, a girl and a boy who have been friends since elementary school. But even though Kanata and Kazuki are at the same point in life as their classmates, an air of adulthood sets the two apart. Kanata is taller and more attractive than the other girls, but the boys stay away because she seems too mature for them. Kazuki too stands out from the other boys, but the girls are wary of him because he seems like a player. And so, Kanata and Kazuki are thrown together in a charming, bittersweet tale of two seemingly mature students falling in love like the teenagers they are.

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    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.

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    Tamako doesn't have any confidence, sex appeal, or romantic experiences. Caught off-guard while job-hunting, she is hired to work for an office full of suspicious people who specialize in designing for pachinko parlors. Thus, her days of agony begin to unfold.
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    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.

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    They say that the prime of one's career happens in their mid-thirties. During that time, women plan many things and tell themselves, “I won't let this year go by without doing anything!”

    And then, a 34 year-old's life begins.

    Hearing a new vacuum cleaner hum in the night shifts her moods as the Galactic Railroad runs in her mind...

    Shall we take a look at an unemployed's slow, laid-back daily life?
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    Tabata Hana is a lonely, negative and unpopular high school girl. Her class' most handsome guy, Yousuke, accidentally witnessed her happily pretending to be a heroine in the classroom one early morning...!? You will definitely come to support this love as well! A comedy with a self-deprecating, unpopular girl!

    Note: Do not tag as shoujo. This manga is published in Young Ace which is a seinen magazine.
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    An office worker lady, almost 30, indulges in her big gaming hobby whenever she has some free time. Then a little stray cat moves in!

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    Uozumi Aiko, an employee at Rainwater bookstore, is 29 years old and single. Despite her family pressuring her to "get married soon", she lives life at her own pace. But one day, Aiko is frightened by a young man staring at her at work. However, it turns out that he's her cousin! Moreover, they're going to live together?!
    This is the story of a clumsy woman and a clumsy man living together.
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    A semi-autobiographical account of the author as she experiences abuse, sexual and otherwise, at the hands of her family who are also deeply religious. Aiko wished for someone to kill her and the world she lives in. With the Great Hanshin Earthquake, the Aleph doomsday cult, and the Kobe child murders, it seemed like the ends of time was approaching. Unable to dream of "somewhere away from here", all she can do is face her violent life head-on.
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    Nagisa, an office worker, ends up (almost) living together with Hiro, a long-distance driver. Food tastes even better than usual with “Aikagi-kun” and his big appetite. The casual time they spend together begins to color their days... A heartwarming story about an around thirty office worker and a younger man (almost) living together!
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    Having lost his wife, math teacher Kouhei Inuzuka is doing his best to raise his young daughter Tsumugi as a single father. He's pretty bad at cooking and doesn't have a huge appetite to begin with, but chance brings his little family and one of his students, Kotori Iida, together for homemade adventures. With those three cooks in the kitchen, it's no wonder this dinner table drama is so delicious.
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    Mochihara Yutaka likes to eat but is afraid of gaining weight. Katsuragi Botan likes to cook and gives food. By chance, Mochihara gets to sit beside Katsuragi, her crush, and Katsuragi just loves to give her food! What will happen to her diet (and love)?
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    As a young anesthesiologist who has been with her hospital for about three years, Hanaoka Hanako has just about had it with her job. The hours are grueling and there are never enough hands. Her coworkers are either obnoxious jerks who call her incompetent or sexist boors who try to cop a feel. She hardly ever sees the sky, has to eat cup ramen for most meals, and has no social life to speak of. Worst of all, her job is thankless. Everyone loves surgeons who perform lifesaving operations, paramedics who rush to the scenes of emergencies, or nurses who provide primary care - but anesthesiologists are only singled out if something goes wrong and a patient is lost. Still, someone's got to do it, and if not her, then who?
    So even with crappy pay, terrible work hours, and sexual harassment...anesthesiologist Hana will cheerfully knock you out!
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    Yoshino Michi is 32 years old and married. Her relationship with her husband isn't bad. Just one thing is lacking: sex. One night, when she's having drinks with Niina Makoto, her 36-year-old senior from work, she finally opens her heart under the influence of alcohol and shares her worries about the lack of intimacy in her life. Niina reacts with a surprised face and says, while laughing somewhat lonelily, “I'm not having much luck with that either."

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    Yori Iwatani is close to her 40s and is giving up on love and marriage. She has decided to live a quiet solitary life in her hometown. But when a handsome former classmate appears, things change for her.
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    This is the story of a pair of step-siblings who are now living alone together. The high-school-age older sister, Kyoko, is pretty wild (and is even into pro-wrestling), while the elementary-school-age little brother is a fairly serious kid. He is often embarrassed by her teasing. The two of them pass their daily life together, every day cooking for one another. (from MangaHelpers)
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    Souta Nakamura, a young city teacher, moves to the island of Nagishima after spending years away, expecting to meet his old upperclassman who offered him lodging, but finds out that he's gone and he's left him to take care of his teenage daughter Ao, a girl who is wise beyond her years, and who has the quiet island lifestyle ingrained in her heart.
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    It's the beginning of a new era in the Egypt of pharaohs, the marriage of the young Hatshepsut to her half-brother Seti ensures his rise to Pharaoh, under the name of Thutmose II. Ambassadors of the gods on Earth, they shine to their people and seem at first glance like the perfect couple. However, under her mask of a perfect wife, Hatshepsut hides a deep rage... She doesn't want to accept the restrictions others try to place on her as a woman, she wants to become the Pharaoh, like her father!

    Loosely based on the actual historical figure.
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    Daily life of Baek Mi with her interest in food and cooking.
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    Firenze, early 16th century. The birthplace of the Renaissance era, where art is thriving. In one small corner of this vast city, one sheltered girl's journey begins. She dreams of becoming an artist, an impossible career for a girl born into a noble family. In those days, art was an exclusively male profession, with woman facing strong discrimination. In spite of these challenges, Arte perseveres with hard work and a positive attitude!

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    From VIZ:

    In 2020, a large creature rampages through Tokyo, destroying everything in its path. In 1959, Asa Asada, a spunky young girl from a huge family in Nagoya, is kidnapped for ransom—and not a soul notices. When a typhoon hits Nagoya, Asa and her kidnapper must work together to survive. But there’s more to her kidnapper and this storm than meets the eye.
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    A bitter love story depicting the realities of love between female college students who earn money by renting themselves out to men as their girlfriends.

    The first volume is a young office worker who rents the protagonist, Yuki, as a fake girlfriend. A substitute girl who plays the customer's ideal girlfriend to the end… Could it be that the distance between two people's minds is actually quite small?
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    The family presented in this manga is not your idealized perfect model family, but it is of a simple, ordinary and happy family that, although subtly existing amongst us, can be felt by everyone. Through the author’s observations of everyday family life, readers will, while reading this book, think back to their own mothers and think, “My mother was this kind of person too!” or “This type of thing happens in my family too!” It is because of this nostalgia that this manga has received much popularity in Japan and many other countries.

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    This coming-of-age omnibus series will follow the girls at a kageki school; each chapter will center around a different girl.
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    A collection of twelve stories.
    Story 1 “Bad Candy You Give Me”: Two girls and candy.
    Story 2 “Swimming Flowers”: A city girl feels out of place in a small fishing town.
    Story 3 “Survival of the Fittest”: A girl sneaks food to feed her friend turned fish.
    Story 4 “A Tender Casket”: When your best and oldest friend comes back from the dead and lives in your room.
    Story 5 “Mother and Sister”: A girl struggles with her identity and her relationship with her sister after the death of their mother.
    Story 6 “Sets in the West”: When I wake up, I see another me.
    Story 7 “Much as I Love You”: The pretty one and the sweet one.
    Story 8 “Tidal Force”: Did she just see the moon crash?
    Story 9 “Goodbye”: Somebody drew a rectangle in pencil on my desk.
    Story 10 “Where Demons Dwell”: Half-eaten fish start washing ashore after a group of girls disappeared, presumed dead.
    Story 11 “Leaving Home”: A girl leaves her hometown.
    Story 12 “Spring Pupa”: The scent of peach blossoms conjures up memories of high school.
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    Shogo Ban is now a chef at Ristorante Legare. As the Yokohama branch of the Trattoria Baccanale he used to work at, he has been entrusted with the responsibility of head of the pasta section. Rejoin Ban as he struggles to meet the expectations of work and develop his personal relationships.
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    In a world populated by anthropomorphic animals, herbivores and carnivores coexist with each other. For the adolescents of the Cherryton School, school life is filled with hope, romance, distrust, and uneasiness. The main character is Legosi the wolf, a member of the drama club. Despite his menacing appearance, he has a very gentle heart. Throughout most of his life, he has always been an object of fear and hatred by other animals, and he's been quite accustomed to that lifestyle. But soon, he finds himself becoming more involved with his fellow classmates who have their own share of insecurities and finds his life in school changing slowly.

  • Winner of the 2018 Manga Taisho Award.

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    Guts, known as the Black Swordsman, seeks sanctuary from the demonic forces attracted to him and his woman because of a demonic mark on their necks, and also vengeance against the man who branded him as an unholy sacrifice. Aided only by his titanic strength gained from a harsh childhood lived with mercenaries, a gigantic sword, and an iron prosthetic left hand, Guts must struggle against his bleak destiny, all the while fighting with a rage that might strip him of his humanity.

  • Won the Award for Excellence at the sixth installment of Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2002.

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    In his second to last year of high school, the dispassionate but studious, Yatora Yaguchi finally finds a calling in art. With no prior art experience, he decides to work towards applying to an art university. A decision with potentially disastrous results.

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    Winner of the 13th Manga Taisho Award in 2020.
    Winner of the 44th Kodansha Manga Awards for best general manga in 2020.
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    An autobiographical manga that tells the story of the author's trip to Thailand in order to undergo sex reassignment surgery, describing the process of transitioning from male to female. But the path to womanhood is a lot more painful than imagined...
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    In a town with nothing, in the middle of a daily life with seemingly no signs of change, high schooler Reiji Kurose was "just" living. Family, dreams for the future, childhood friends. All of them were binding him down to that city. He thought he would "just" keep on living like that. Until he met her. Is there hope in living? Is there light waiting ahead? It's the start of a boy meets girl series which reflects the "now."

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    "My body is female, but inside I am male." High school student Ryuu, while struggling with dysphoria and acceptance, meets Jin, a man who loves clothes, and his life starts to change.

    Demolish clothes that are "obvious" and "discomforting"!! A rugged style fashion story!
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    Life isn't going too well for Yuzuki. She's 34 years old and single, the elementary school she works at is close to firing her, and to top it all off, she doesn't know what to do with her life at all. But things don't work out for her even when she quits her job and tries to look for an arranged marriage. The only thing that can give her comfort is the bread sold by a small store. So one day, she asks the store owner to marry her on a whim and to her surprise, he agrees...?
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    Deimos was once a handsome god. He loved a beautiful goddess who returns his sentiments. The problem, well, she is his sister. For their crime against nature they were struck down out of Olympus. The brother is now a demon and the sister a rotting corpse at the bottom of the ocean. Deimos must choose between his sister and her living human incarnation. His sister is jealous. The girl is horrified and unsure of just what to make of her situation.
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    The manga centers on homicide detective Hiroki Dan, the son of a former police superintendent general, and who seems to be on the fast track to career success. He maintains a hidden identity as a serial killer responsible for more than a hundred murders of people he deems beyond the reach of the law.


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    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan has sponsored a 7-part short introducing several famous Central Asian dishes and how to prepare them.

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