Description: The 1980's was an unusual decade. The price of land skyrocketed, and the value of money went well above the norm. The numbers that defined the world all spun out of control, launching one of the largest bubble economies Japan had ever seen.
For Mahjong, as well, it was an age that saw high stakes games on a scale unlike any age before it. And in this age, a man some call "Kai" lives as a "Mukoubuchi", what true, lone-wolf gamblers are called.
Description: Nonoka enters a new high school and is drafted into the high-end and rather bizarre Student Council by a “cool beauty,” Nozomi. What will this mean for the decidedly average Nonoka? Hijinx and Wackiness, of course!
Description: A train is split into three sections: Morning for the lowest-class passengers, Afternoon for the middle-class, and Evening for the upper-class. It is running through a country only just starting to use electricity for power, rather than their source of Rainbow Stone. With the country in a era of change, will something begin to derail? Join Toky Towy as he works and learns life lessons aboard the transcontinental locomotive, the Rainbow Stone Train.
Description: Collection of short stories:
1. Tell Me More
Thanks to being of mixed race, with the bold facial features and nice body, you can say I’m popular the opposite sex. However, guys don’t seem to like my appearance…that’s why when I reveal my inner self, people might say “Your image is so different!” Lately, I’ve been chasing after Tsuchiya, but he seems to be like all the other guys…?
2. Look Cooler
I am popular and every guy wants me because I am cool, yet I am going out with Tsuchiya, who is far from cool. I wonder what got me to go out with him in the first place? Suddenly he gradually became a little bit cooler....I think.
3. I Want To Go More
Recently Tsuchiya has been acting weird. He started to become cooler after his hair grew longer. Also, he stopped walking home together with me. No matter how much of an idiot he is, I love him.
4. Cherry Girl
My cousin Arata, came back from the U.S. He was tiny, slow and a crybaby. But now he totally changed. He greeted me wit...
Description: From: Easy Going Scans
A gangster girl in high-school decides it's time to live life properly after graduating by marrying a nice man and living a normal life. However, her past as a gangster constantly threatens to come out from time to time and she has trouble holding back. And when she has a daughter...apples don't fall far from the tree.
Description: Tadayasu Sawaki is a young man with a very strange ability: he can talk with bacteria/microscopic beings. He enrolls at Tokyo Agriculture College, where people seem to be just as abnormal as he is...
Description: From Ignition-One:
Baseball, girls, gags, and one big idiot, that's Mr Fullswing for you. The new generation of sports/gag manga has been born with the release of this insane series. So what are you waiting for? Get to reading!
Description: A human teenager Ray is living together with his dad and uncle, who happens to be a half-blood vampire.
The citizens/residents of the dark world keep coming closer to Ray, and the mystery of Ray’s birth/origin is slowly revealing…
Description: One day, Fujimoto, a 29-year-old temp worker (whose age equals the number of years he’s lived without a girlfriend) suddenly receives a surge of calls and emails all at once from the women connected to his past. That’s right, he’s finally hit popularity, something which comes only once in a lifetime for everyone! Feeling elated, Fujimoto decides to meet them one after the other…or so the story goes.
Nominated for the 3rd Manga Taisho Award (2010).
Description: Mozuya Koto is afflicted with the medically accepted disorder known as Dr Josef Tsundere’s Bipolar Personality Disorder, or just “tsundere” for short. With her golden hair, blue eyes, twin tail, and being rich on top of all that, Mozuya Koto comes equipped with all the basic necessities of being a top class tsundere. When Mozuya wants to be friends with somebody or when she likes somebody, she will take offensive actions that are completely opposite from what a normal person would actually do in the same situation and it is completely outside of Mozuya’s control. The manga is pretty serious most of the time, focusing on Mozuya’s troubles with getting along with people as she keeps turning violent due to her tsundere disorder.
Description: The world is split into two kinds of people: those on the "inside" of EDEN, and those on the "outside". The "inside" EDEN contains clean air, clean water and a good way of living, it lives up to it's name of a true paradise, But this EDEN couldn't contain all of the people of the world. Those who couldn't be inside the paradise that is the inner EDEN has to stay outside the "inside" EDEN. The conditions in the "outside" EDEN is the total opposite of that of the "inside" EDEN, here the land is dry and in here the people suffer from poverty caused by the "inside" EDEN. Because of this, many resistance groups have been formed. Ricalna Forde is a soldier of the resistance team COSMOS, whose mission is to infiltrate EDEN's main headquarters and destroy the "Central CPU" - that controls all of EDEN.
Description: The locomotive called the Rainbow Stone Train runs, not on electricity, but on the energy source called, "Rainbow Stone." Inside, the train is split; from the extremely high class Evening carriage, to the average Afternoon carriage, and finally, to the cheap, but cramped and noisy, Morning carriage.
Employed as a crew member of Morning, Toky Towy struggles daily by the side of his strict superior. While going through various encounters and farewells again and again, he...
Description: This story revolves around a young ballerina named Nanami. A talented director, Jin, becomes involved in Nanami's life when her father collapses in his arms, begging him to deliver a bouquet to his daughter after her first major performance. Her father dies, but Jin has seen enough of Nanami to be convinced of her talent. He offers to pay for ballet school if she agrees to act in his troop. Their potential relationship is complicated by Jin's split personality, for his cruel half overpowers his kind side, making their lives wonderfully angst filled and difficult.
Description: Ibuki, returning to his childhood town for his grandmothers funeral is not at all shocked to find that nothing in the little town has changed. Except that he finds out that his grandmother had remarried and that he is now succeeding his grandmother as the, Mononokemono.
Description: From MangaHelpers:
In a ruined city, Takeru comes across a suicidal young girl named Konoha. She's deathless, and she's being used as a guinea pig by a cruel organization. Seeing no meaning to her life, she fled her captors to seek a way to end it. Takeru has a lot in common with Konoha-- he's also deathless. He's made a life for himself, though, locating people by contract. After he rescues her from her pursuers, he convinces her to continue living. Maybe she'll be able to find a purpose, as she and Takeru face the future together. [tethysdust]
Description: From Transcendence
Once upon a time in Arabia, there was a young prince named Alexander. A group of female thieves (Roses of the Desert) planned to raid his palace for gold, but in order to collect information, the girls decided to disguise into exotic female dancers. The youngest, Sheba, had the Muses' voice and immediately caught the prince's attention. However, the prince cannot love her because she is a poor orphan girl. Even worse, the girl was captured during the raid and the prince must execute her in public according to the law. But before that... he called her to his bedchamber... o_o
Also contains another short story called Megamisama no Shippo.
Description: High school student Misumi Makoto is called into a fantasy world by the god Tsukuyomi, in order to be a hero. However, powerful others in this world aren't as thrilled to have him there, and they kick him to the edge of the world just as Tsukuyomi declares that he must leave Makoto to find his own way. Now it's up to Makoto to find his own way!
Description: "Once upon a time, this world was ruled by beasts. Humanity no longer sat atop the foodchain, they are the monsters' prey. However, Those who would stand up against the monsters gathered together and they continued to battle against the monsters in order to survive against their rule. Since then, hundreds of years have passed... and now the "fight" against the monsters has become the "hunt" for the monsters."
Description: The four-panel manga follows the everyday life of Mayu Morita, a girl who is exceedingly gentle and thoughtful, to the point that she does not say much of anything to anyone in high school.
Description: Monster weaves the riveting story of brilliant Dr. Kenzo Tenma, a famous surgeon with a promising career at a leading hospital. Tenma risks his reputation and promising career to save the life of a critically wounded young boy. Unbeknownst to him, this child is destined for a terrible fate. A string of strange and mysterious murders begin to occur soon afterward, ones that professionally benefit Dr. Tenma, and he emerges as the primary suspect. Conspiracies, serial murders, and a scathing depiction of the underbelly of hospital politics are all masterfully woven together in this compelling manga thriller.
Description: From MangaHelpers:
The weapons of the future, Metal Vessels, are being developed by different companies. One company, Sigma, has created a vessel that is controlled by two people-- a telepath and an anti-telepath. These two people are the teenage girl telepath, Yuiri, and her friend Io, an anti-telepath. They use their vessel mostly in demonstrations, such as competitive exhibitions with rival company Ciel's newest model.
While these vessels may seem to be the way of the future, the technology can also be very dangerous. A serial murderer is on the loose, who chooses targets through a website, and the police are beginning to suspect that the killer is actually using a Metal Vessel... [tethysdust]
Description: In a story that moves through different time periods, mostly between 1968 and the present day, two teenagers (cousins) in the present day are learning the truth about the deaths of their parents, which appear to be tied to a murderer who has been a fugitive for over 40 years…
One day, 10-year-old Yamato and his friend Miku discover a man dying in a back alley from stab wounds. The man recognizes Yamato, and uses his last words to share a terrifying secret with the children: Yamato's father was a criminal involved in a bank robbery in 1968, the unsolved crime of the century. He also urges them not to trust anyone. After he dies, Miku and Yamato agree to keep his last words a secret. Only days later, Yamato's father is found dead, and he is taken in by Miku's parents. The death is ruled a suicide, but Yamato has his doubts.
Six years later, Yamato still can't stop wondering about what happened so many years before. Will he ever be able to u...