Description: Hinomiya is a quiet student who never says anything, but has a supernatural power. He saved Shijiro Sayu a number of years ago when she was falling, and since then she has considered him a friend. One day, an unnatural murder occurs, and a little girl escaping the killers runs into Hinomiya and Shijiro, with the supernatural villains not far behind!
Description: The latest great works by Ishizuka Shinichi! A high school 3rd year student, Miyamoto Dai, whose heart was touched by Jazz, continued to play the Saxophone alone in Kawahara, rain or shine, day or night, for many years. "I want to become the world's best Saxophone player...!!" Effort, talent, faith, environment, luck...which are necessary? A tale of reaching towards his goal recklessly and sincerely begins in Hirosegawa, Sendai.
Nominated for the 8th and 9th Manga Taisho Award.
Description: Sakura Ichiko is a 16-year-old girl who leads a charmed life and is blessed with beauty, brains, and health. She has an abundance of “Happiness Energy”, which can make people happy, but at the cost of absorbing all the “Happiness Energy” from her surroundings. She has caused the energy balance of the world to become unbalanced and because of this, she becomes the target of a Poverty God named Momiji. Momiji's goal is to remove Ichiko’s power of absorbing other people’s Happiness Energy and to return all the energy she has taken to its rightful place.
Description: In “Blue Dragon”, “shadows” can fuse with their "hosts". This is the history of the teenager, Ral, and his "shadow", the Blue Dragon "Grado", that his father, a king, imprisoned together in the dungeon of the castle when Ral was a young baby. One day, when the "shadows" besieges the castle, his personal educator, Mio, releases him to protect the castle and repel the “shadows”. (Source: M-U)
Description: Kyou and Asu are two sisters whose mother passed away while Asu was still a baby. After racking up an unbearable amount of debt due to his gambling addiction, their father disappeared - leaving the two siblings to fend for themselves.
Thus begins these two spirited girls' efforts to make ends meet while still enjoying their childhoods to the fullest. "No matter what hardships we have to endure, I'm happy so long as we're facing them together!"
A warm and sweet little slice-of-life story that will surely enrich you with a feeling of peace and good humour!
Description: Biorg Trinity follows Fujii, a high-school student who is in love with Enomoto Fumiho. He lives in a world where people are touched by a rare "illness" called the Biorg Bug. One day Fujii catches the bug which makes holes in the shape of hearts on his hands. What will happen to him now?
Description: Rina seems like your cute, every-day school girl whose going to school and looking for love. However, its Rinas poor health and constant fevers that seems to prevent her from doing what she wants. Yet, that does not stop her from falling in love with a boy she sees on the train to school everyday. When she finally works up the courage to confess her feelings to him, she finds herself meeting and falling in love with someone different altogether. Binetsu Shoujo is about their blossoming love and the many battles they fight to be together.
Description: From Evil Flowers:
Qing Chun, a canary, and Chen Di, a rooster, are holly birds that can take the form of humans. Chen Di has the job to wake the earth every morning whit his singing and Quig Chun is the one who eases everyone's heart with her beautiful songs. Pan Yi is the human Quin Chun felt in love with and just once she would like to be the one who wakes him up in the morning. She asks Chen Di to let her perform his job for enlist one day and in the end he agrees because he loves her, but things don't go exactly as planned for Quin Chun and somehow Pan Yi ends up finding her secret.
Description: Man is having a hard time finding food and getting rid of their trash, so science comes up with a bio-engineered animal that survives by eating trash, and is then killed to feed humanity. But the self-replicating, endlessly hungry killing machine gets loose in Tokyo...
Description: Billy Bat is a comic-in-a-comic and the real protagonist is a Japanese-American artist named Kevin Yamagata who draws Billy Bat for Marble Comics.
Shortly after they transition to the artist in his studio as two actual detectives, who look like Laurel and Hardy in Dick Tracy era suits and trench coats, knock on the door and appropriate Kevin\'s room for the purpose of conducting surveillance on a room in an adjacent building. One of the detectives, the skinny “Laurel”, sees Kevin\'s work and it turns out he\'s a Billy Bat fan. The other chubby "Hardy" detective picks up a page and says that the characters look familiar and accuses Kevin of translating an old Jap comic.
As Hardy remembers the comic he thinks Kevin is ripping off, the story jumps off to 1949 Tokyo.
Description: From Tokyopop:
Futaba, a boy that has grown up in an overprotected family, suddenly finds himself on the other side of the world, where he meets Kiara, the Amaranthine. They journey to find Kiara's true master, and along the way they meet a curious cast of characters, including the wizard Belbel and the prince Virid.
Description: 2300 years ago in China there existed a clan called the men of Bokk trained to aid and defend threatened cities with their lives. Kakuri, one of these men, is summoned to the little city of Ryo. Distrusted and even hated, Kakuri eventually gains the trust of Ryo's citizens as Tcho empire's vast army sets their camp on the other side of the river.
Bokko won the Shogakukan Manga Award in 1995.
Description: This is the story of Nanase Iruka. She is short, tomboyish, and her one joy in life is volleyball. On Irukas 17th birthday her Volleyball club is disbanded. Feeling somewhat depressed she and her friends from the club take a trip to the beach and discover Beach volleyball. Iruka cant wait to play and rushes to the court only to be told to give up being a player because of her short stature by the local Volleyball Diva. In a rage Iruka challenges her to a match to prove her abilities. It doest look like she has a chance but Iruka has a secret weapon and nobody will ever make fun of her on the beach again....well....Not about her ability to play Volleyball anyway...
Description: It's not easy to become and live as a mangaka, as Mashiro Moritaka knows from his late uncle.
At 9th grade, while trying to keep up with reality, school and then a normal job, he left his notebook with a sketch of Azuki Miho, a girl he likes. Takagi Akito, a first-rate student found it and tries to convince Mashiro to draw a manga with his story. Mashiro doesn't like the idea and declines.
Takagi, however, sticks to his dream and found out that Azuki wants to be a voice actress and has already gotten a good reply from a production company. Takagi then brought Mashiro to her house and told her his dream... Mashiro then tells her that he will write a manga with Takagi and will ask Azuki to voice their anime.
Out of confusion, Mashiro asks her if their dreams become reality, will she marry him? She says yes, only if their dreams become true, and not otherwise!! Now, the lives of wannabe mangakas begin!!!
Nominated for the 3rd Manga Taisho Award (2010).
Description: Bakumatsu Renka Karyuu Kenshiden takes place in the first year of Tokugawa when the Shogunate and the emperor's supporters fight for supremacy. Shizuki Rin is a girl growing up in a Dojo who lost her memory of the past. Secretly the dojo deals with information. Including the violent Shinsengumi, some bishies and children who aim to get stronger.
Description: There are three series of Baki; this one is Grappler Baki, the first one.
1-Grappler Baki(1991-1999) 42 volumes
2-New Grappler Baki(1999-2005) 31 volumes
3-Hanma Baki: Son of Ogre(2005-12-05) ? volumes
"To be the strongest in the world!" That is Baki Hanma's dream. The mysterious, young, martial artist aspires to follow in his sinister father's footsteps as the world's strongest creature. But to what lengths will Baki go? We follow the young grappler as he matures in a world full of some of the strongest fighters and how he overcomes all obstacles in order to face his father one day in the fighting ring. From the jungles to and underground martial arts tournament, Baki is put to the test from fighters all over the world.
This brutal, yet a masterpiece of gritty martial arts features detailed and action-packed artwork by Keisuke Itagaki and continues to build a fan base seeking incredible martial arts manga.
Description: from Iskultrip Scans
A long time ago…
there was a disease that would cause nightmares and kill people. Doctors and wizards threw in the towel, unable to find a cure. All of a sudden, mysterious magicians appeared. These magicians ate the nightmares of those who suffered from them. It was said that those who had their dreams eaten were able to sleep peacefully.
This is the story of “Baku”.
Description: After being bullied at his old school, Makoto wants to be the main character of his own story. When he finds a bill with his face on it on a school trip to Kyoto, he takes it as a sign, which leads him to fall into a river. Once he comes to, he realizes that he has been transported back to the period of time in Japan known as the Bakumatsu!