Days With Troublemaker
Since Gu Chenyi became entangled with Yi Ran, his daily routine became-- “How can I get rid of this troublesome woman?” Recently he's been annoyed. The woman who craved to give him a child suddenly wants to do that for another man. Hehe, is it so hard to be honest these days? “You've cost me my marriage savings. How dare you seek to have a child with another man!?”
Days with you
Corian is an average high school teacher and due to certain...circumstances, he was forced into a new lifestyle.
Boys' Love Romance
A story about two friends facing the harships of life while slowly falling in love with each other.
The Last Line 'Manga'
Her village was destroyed when she took some vegetables and fruits at the mountain, everything's gone, leaving nothing but her best friend and her stepsister. Her Mother's dead body lay down on the floor, made those big of her eyes wide open from shocks. Zahrein's goals are twofold, bringing back her Father and destroying her sister's family!
The Faraway Times of the Halcyon Days
Ari, a seemingly young normal girl who's actually a powerhouse princess is in search of her parents, but faces an depraved evil as shes explore a world wonderment and languish.
30 Days to Be Famous
Romance Completed Drama
Due to an accident, the girl lost her memory, and the moment she woke up, she was said to be a popular idol? Being a green hand in both singing and acting, she was lucky enough to have an omnipotent manager keep her company. As a result, she not only acquainted herself with the idol with whom she had been infatuated, but also a bossy investor, together with a lovely and caring younger sister who is also her assistant...
My Days With You
Suyin is a university student. She developed an interest in the girl sitting beside her in class. Neither of them has spoken to each other, but soon that will change.
The Last 7 Days
If you have seven days left in your life. What do you want to do? The death notice issued by the skybound death bureau experiment is as short as seven days, whether you have ever lived at the top of the world or struggled at the edge of life. There is always stumbling, always miss, always regret... It doesn't really matter how you die; How to live is the point.
Empress in Turbulent Days
The surgeon, Tang Xiaoli never thought that she had time traveled one day! When she opened her eyes after the time-travel, she saw a handsome guy was looking at her and said, "My empress, wasn't I good to you?"
30 Days 'til the World Ends
On a peaceful day, a text message announces the countdown until the end of the world. Soo Ah, a cheerful high school girl, sees how all of her loved ones gradually disappear and panics. She decides that the last thing she can try to do is save Sun Woo, her dear friend and crush.
How To Marry Your First Love in 3 Days
Hye Sung is a young woman who lived her life as planned and is about to get married in three days However, she catches her fiance cheating on her with his first love and they break up But Hye Sung doesn't want to give up on marriage, so she sets on a 3-day quest to find a new groom!
School Shounen Sports
Weak, clumsy, and shy, Tsukushi Tsukamoto is a prime target for bullies. Though he suffers through their torment, it leads to a fateful encounter with fellow Seiseki High School student Jin Kazama, a genius soccer player of the same age. After saving Tsukamoto from the bullies, Kazama invites him to a futsal match since his team is one man short. Although he struggles to keep up with the more experienced players, Tsukamoto is passionate and persistent; not even an injured foot stops him from running around the field. His endless runs and continuous efforts inspire the team, particularly the unmotivated Kazama. As Tsukamoto scores the winning goal, he realizes that he thoroughly enjoys soccer, as well as playing alongside Kazama. Inspired by Kazama, Tsukamoto decides to join him in the school's soccer club. Little does he know, the Seiseki team is renowned nationwide, and a terrible player like him might not even pass the selection process, let alone play in the first team. Even so, Tsukamoto forces his way into Seiseki with the only thing he is good at—running straight ahead! [Written by MAL Rewrite]
A fun guide that teaches the basics of the art of manga by one of the most well-known mangaka in the business! Follow Eri on her journey to "become a pro and inspire people with dreams!"
Manga Science was serialized in a science magazine for elementary school students. From the cutting edge to the more familiar science, unique characters make it all easy to understand. This popular science manga can be enjoyed by all regardless of age. (Source: JManga)
Mystery Romance Shounen
Graduating at the top of her class, elite detective candidate Jun Shibata is transferred to the section that handles cases deemed "unsolvable" by the department. Her partner, though a well-respected and experienced detective, has grown complacent after unsuccessfully pursuing these cases that many consider an exercise in futility. With her upper class breeding, her colleagues don't expect much from her either, but she suprises them all with her motivation and astounding powers of deduction. (Source: Asian Wiki)
The story revolves around Kaname, a first-year university student, his girlfriend Itsumi, and other members of their university's 'East Asia Investigation Committee,' as well as their resident Korean friend, Kouichi. Kaname initially believes the story of Japanese oppression of colonized Korea as taught at school and is critical of his grandfather who once worked for the colonial government in Korea. Kaname's belief, however, is subsequently challenged by his grandfather's last words before his death that 'Japan contributed to the development of Korea.' Confused, Kaname decides to join the history group on entering the university and begins his quest for the 'truth' about Korea and Japan-Korea relations. Throughout the comic, he and Itsumi accumulate knowledge on Korea and Japan-Korea relations from the Internet, books, and senior members of the history group. In each chapter they debate opponents such as Kouichi, other history study groups, citizen activists, and South Korean students over issues such as the Japanese colonization of Korea, the status of Korean residents in Japan, and who should accept responsibility for the war. Invariably they win every debate.
An autobiography of the duo Fujio Fujiko, creators of Paman and Doraemon. How they become friends and developed love for manga—but their passion lead them into different ways in the end. (Source: MU)
In a desolate future, a girl is living her life day by day. Doing whatever it takes to survive. Her life is completely changed after meeting an old woman, and stealing her most precious shoujo manga.
New manga editor Haruka has just been assigned to her favorite manga artist ever, Kuroi Ritsu. Kuroi-sensei's manga, "With You" motivated her to turn her life around. When she finally meets shut-in, mopey, entirely unfashionable Kuroi-sensei, Haruka is in for a bit of a shock. (Source: Okazu)
Comedy Shoujo Slice of Life
Nijiiro Days follows the daily lives of four high school boys: the hopeless romantic Natsuki Hashiba, the sadist Keiichi Katakura, the playboy Tomoya Matsunaga, and the smart otaku Tsuyoshi Naoe. Even while constantly struggling in their studies, they spend their days goofing around and having romantic misadventures. On Christmas Eve, however, Natsuki is dumped by his girlfriend. While crying alone, he receives a pack of tissues from a girl wearing a Santa Claus costume, and, in return, gives her the scarf originally meant for his ex-girlfriend. As the holidays end and Natsuki returns to school, he finds out that the girl is named Anna Kobayakawa—who luckily goes to the same school as him! Having fallen in love with Anna, Natsuki aims to get closer to her, despite his friends interfering with his plans. [Written by MAL Rewrite] Included one-shots: Volume 1: Aru Toshi to Sorekara no Watashitachi Volume 5: Shinbun-bu no Yoriko-kun
Romance School Shounen Ai
Third year high school student, Shino Yuzuru, is a boy with a beautiful face and an undesirable personality; he is laid back, impolite, and blunt. Soon after he goes out with someone, they dump him once his true personality starts to surface. His junior in the archery club, Seryou Touji, is a well-known ladies' man. A rumor about him circulates in school, stating that Seryou will agree to go out with the first person to ask him out on Monday, before promptly dumping that person on Sunday. Despite the school knowing this, Seryou remains popular with girls because, for the seven days he dates them, Seryou will make his partner feel absolutely special. Hearing the rumor, Shino becomes curious about Seryou. One Monday morning, he greets Seryou outside of the school's entrance and jokingly asks him out. However, Seryou takes him seriously, and so begins Shino's seven days with him.
Drama Romance School
Love is something that is fresh...like salads. Days when people experience love are days that will never be forgotten... These precious memories are "salad days." Salad Days is a collection of various 1~3 chapters long stories about people and their first love, or finding new love. (Source: MU)
Drama Romance School
Every day when he rides the train to school, Makoto Itou can't help but notice the beautiful Kotonoha Katsura, but he is too shy to talk to her. There are rumors of a charm at his school in which you take a picture of your crush, set it as your phone background, and if no one sees it for three weeks, your love will be realized. So Makoto takes a picture of the raven-haired beauty, and he continues to admire her from afar. However, when Sekai Saionji—the girl who sits next to him in class—sees the picture, she realizes he has a crush on Kotonoha, and she decides to help him with his romantic troubles. Eventually, Kotonoha and Makoto start dating thanks to Sekai, and he wonders how he will ever repay her for her kindness. But, to his shock, Sekai takes her payment in a startling form: a kiss. School Days follows the complicated romantic entanglements of these three high school students, and the consequences that await them as a result of their poor decisions. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Assigned the job of clearing a client's haunted house of valuables, Takamura Rei must take along first-time handyman Kuramoto, a man with search and rescue experience and a troubled past. But when Rei realizes that he's actually pretty freaked out by haunted houses, he's glad to have the unsociable Kuramoto around. How will their story develop? (Source: Liquid Eros)
Fantasy Yaoi Supernatural
The Kuga House is the most prestigious deer family in Nara Prefecture. Shiraha, their heir, is attached to childhood human friend, Sousuke. Shiraha is popular and loved by all, while Sousuke is a mere servant of the house. But he is always telling Sousuke how much he likes him. Even though he feels special to be singled out by the beautiful and esteemed Shiraha, he knows that there is a line that he cannot cross. But! During mating season, Shiraha can't control himself anymore and he comes on to Sousuke! Since then, the scales of their well-balanced relationship tips and Sousuke's virtue falls into danger! (Source: Hoshikuzuu Scans)
Igarashi and Nakano are best friends and about to graduate. Feeling like they will never see each other after graduation Igarashi calls Nakano into a room to talk. He wants to make sure that they will see each other, be with each other even after they graduate. Will Nakano agree to such a thing though and if he doesn't would they ever be able to go back to being friends after such a question? (from Obsession)
Comedy Slice of Life
It's an everyday life of a shy girl called Tomoko Konagai and three "cats" Maa, Roo, Shii. These cats are girls with cats' ears and can speak human language. (Source: MAL News)
Drama Historical Romance
Inspired by Saiunkoku Monogatari. Hisui, who works for the Golden Rooster Theatre Group, was orphaned when her parents were killed in a giant massacre ten years ago and her brother Kohaku was abducted. One day, she is summoned to the Emperor's palace and only agrees to go because she suspects that he is behind her brother's disappearance. (Source: Day of the River)
Action Fantasy Magic
Republic of Biscotti faces a predicament by the invasion of Galette Leo Knights. In order to save the country, Princess Milchore summons a "hero" from the outer world. Cinque, a junior high school boy living on the Earth, is chosen as the hero.
Romance School Shounen
When Mizuoka sneaks into the pool after hours for extra swimming practice, he's caught by his classmate Hino! Hino agrees not to tell anyone he's broken in, provided he teaches her how to swim. Mizuoka agrees, and, though he finds himself liking her more and more, he really needs the extra practice for his swimming club status. Will Mizuoka's dedication to his club rank destroy his chances with Hino? (Source: MangaHelpers)
Comedy Yaoi Slice of Life
When Tokitou-sensei wrote his first novel, he felt as if the entire world was sparkling. But now as he tries to write his second, those sparkles have disappeared! Will the support from Kushima-san, his scary-looking editor, be enough to revive his lost ambition?
Romance School Yaoi
When Sawamoto Takuma falls in love with his chemistry teacher, Kousaka-sensei, his previously tranquil student life is thrown into turmoil.
1. Beautiful Days 2. Beautiful Sunday 3-4. Beautiful Life 5. Another Life 6. Kyou Anata ni Wakare wo Tsugemasu (I'm Bidding You Farewell Today) 7. Ashita Kimi ni Ai wo Sasayaku (Tomorrow I'll Whisper Love to You) 8. Kinou Bokura wa Tsumi wo Daite
Drama Fantasy Historical
Feeling rebellious toward his overprotective mother, Souma Mitsuya, a first-year high school student, only cares about his violin and his hospitalized grandfather. On the night his grandfather's condition suddenly worsens, an earthquake hits, sending Mitsuya to 1921 in the Taisho era… (Source: Ivyscan)
School Shoujo Sports
Even if she studies hard, Tsugumi can't reach a good grade. She is also complexed by her height. But then, someone started cheer her secretly... (Source: Chibi Manga)
Comedy Slice of Life Supernatural
Kaneko Sachi used to be a very unlucky girl, whose unluck follows her to her new apartment, which even contained a full-grown Zashikiwarashi! The other people there, including the landlord and caretaker also have several weirdnesses, but Sachi's new wonderful days begin here. (Source: Dokidoki Visual)
Collection of short stories: • Teenage Days • Sonoato wa xxx • Daikirai na Koibito
Shounen Ai Slice of Life
1. Slow Days 2. Start Line 3. Hanashi wo Shinagara 4. Stargazer 5. Toritome no Nai Koi no Uta (The Rambling Love Poem) 6. Kaze no Sukima 7. Ano Hakoniwa 8. Kawaikunai wa Seigi! 9. Toki ni wa Mukashi no Hanashi wo
Comedy School Slice of Life
4-Koma comedy following the super genius grade school student Haruna Raika and her every day life. Where she's the class president, the room leader, the top student, and even fills in for the teacher when they've overslept!
Romance Shoujo Slice of Life
Keigo Satou has a crush on his classmate/friend, Arai, who is always cheerful. He tries to make her fall in love with him even though she doesn't notice him. (Source: Esthétique)
Drama Romance School
It was the first time she skipped school. Suddenly, she finds someone from the neighboring class skipping too. It was strange how he shared the same feeling as her.. how they were both struggling with a decision in their lives. Their stories are revealed.
Drama Shoujo Ai
A collection of short stories about classmates and co-workers who wonder if their feelings for each other are something more than friendship. 1. Inukai-san Chi no Shiro 2. Uchi no Shiro Shirimasenka? 3. 201.5-goushitsu 4. Ai no Tane 5. Futarigurashi 6. 108 no Ai
Comedy Romance Seinen
A romantic comedy series that follows the story of Yashima, a quiet and indifferent animator who works a lot. The advertisement asks, "Will spring come to this young man!?" (Source: ANN)
Comedy Drama Slice of Life
One day, as a certain deadbeat 28-year-old host, Yuuta Kikumura, was returning home from work, he noticed an unfamiliar girl sitting in front of his house. It was a 10-year-old Filipino called Diana. Her mother remarried with Yuuta's father and shortly thereafter met with a traffic accident, leaving her stranded at the hospital. Yuuta's father unable to stay home due to his working conditions, results in an apartment left with just a "brother and sister." Diana and Yuuta, whom are of different generations and speaking different languages, are forced to start living together. How will this go?
Madoka Mitsuru (Enman to his coworkers) is an rough ex-yankee, so he's not really sure how he got a job at a prestigious company. He works in "the harem", the name of the gofer department because of all the attractive ladies, under Chief Suzunari, a cheery middle-aged man who doesn't understand the meaning of personal space! (from B-U) Also contains the stories Hareta Yoru no Hikari and Itsuka no Himitsu.
Ray is smart and dazzling. A guy that is just like a king. Shingo fell in love with Ray and came out of the closet because of him. He dare not confess to Ray. And being roommates makes it even worse for Shingo. Will Shingo take a step forward?
Manga no Ma
Hirose Arisu's dream is to be a mangaka! But is it as simple as it seems? Will she be able to rise to being a great mangaka like her classmate Usami? Or will she continue to be a failure...?
Manga no Tsukurikata
Shoujo Ai Seinen
Asuka, who debuted as a manga artist at the age of 13 but has not had work since then and is now 19. Fresh off from graduating high school, she gets inspired by the works of Sachi, and decides to quit her job in order to become a manga artist again. Since girl's love and boy's love are currently popular genres, she decides to go out with a former co-worker, Morishita who is in love with her, in order to gain experience. Later, she finds out that Morishita is actually Sachi. Included one-shots: Volume 7: Pii-chan Volume 8: Shoujo A
19-sai no Hisoka na Yabou
1-3. Water Breath An injury destroyed Olympic hopeful Ryuji Hayashida's promising swimming career. He was transferred to a university where he believed no one knew who he was, but he was wrong. There was someone who recognized him the moment their gazes met at the university's swimming club. 4. Pension A tempestuous tale of a rock band and the consequences of their enigmatic guitarist's return. It didn't take long to realize he has a keen interest in their lead singer. 5. Dance Shachi never got over his feelings for his classmate Michio who jokingly danced with him at school. Years after their school graduation he discovered what Michio did for a living. The discovery inspired him to sell his father's car for one night with Michio, which turned into a different kind of dance. [warning: contains S&M scenes] 6. Longing Shy and timid high school student Sakaki has always watched his classmate Ryoji from afar, but he wasn't as invisible as he believed himself to be. (Source: Loveless)
Taken from kotonoha: In the song "Too Much Blood," Mick Jagger asked, "Do you remember Japanese student kill and ate his girlfriend in Paris?" That world-wide-known cannibal is Kazumasa Sagawa. He was eventually released by French authorities because he was diagnosed with a mental disorder. He was sent to Japan, but Japanese psychologists couldn't find anything wrong with his mental condition, so he went free! In his own comic, written and drawn by himself, Sagawa details the murder and the banquet just like a gourmet guide. "The flesh of her butt is incredibly soft and juicy like genuine filet." Does it make you feel rush into a rest room or Sizzler? Warning: This manga contains very disturbing scenes such as cannibalism, mutilation, desmembering, etc. (In short: Guro) READ AT CAUTION!
Tetsudou Shoujo Manga
Shoujo Ai Josei
1. Rouman Hikou ni Nottotte 2. Kare no Sumu Illuda 3. Rittai Kousa no Eki (Overpass Junction) 4. Ao to Shiro no Ream 5. Mokuyoubi no Savarin 6. Yoru wo Kasaneru 7. Aru Kyuujitsu
Adidas Manga Fever
An anthology collection with manga & illustrations from Japanese and international artists for the FIFA World Cup 2002.
Manga Yonin Shosei
Four young Japanese men immigrate to San Francisco at the start of the 20th century. There they adopt American names and set out to learn western ways and seek their fortunes. Henry (the author’s alter ego) enrolls in art school to learn the western style of painting, Charlie studies American democracy, Fred plans to become a successful farmer, and Frank wants to be a prosperous merchant. Along the way they experience first hand the events affecting Northern California and the United States at that time; the 1906 earthquake, the World’s Fair, and World War I. (Source: MU)
B.A.D.: Chocolate Days
Mystery Horror Supernatural
A collection of side stories of B.A.D. Beyond Another Darkness.
Good-bye, My 19 year Old Self
Drama Romance Shoujo
Jin-Pyo is in love... but with his brother's girlfriend. Sadness and tragedy will come out of it. (Source: M-U)
Shoujo Ai Slice of Life
Mayumi lost her fiancee to the only person she called a friend. Throwing everything away, running from it all, and starting a new life in the countryside was her plan, but what awaits her is a blonde yankee, Rin (the manager of the housing complex Seagull Villa), that she doesn't deal well with. A story about the daily lives and the relationship between these two women as well as the people in this seaside town! (Source: Ichijinsha, translated)
Rainy Days, Yesterday
The story involves two high schoolers, Ume and Take, whose relationship is changing as the rain falls around them.
Pika Pika Days
Shounen Ai Yaoi
This manga is a collection of one-shots which also includes Extra for Vanilla and Hashire! Oujisama (Already done by Obsession) The strong-willed Asahi and the easy-going Tetsuro have been close friends since kids. Now in high school, those two still “share” their bento (box lunch). However, Asahi is asked to stop bullying Tetsuro, “because he’s too nice to tell you his true feelings!” But is that really how Tetsuro feels about Asahi’s bullying—? (from B-U)
Silent Manga Audition: Sekai kara Todoita Japanese Manga
Comedy Drama Romance
Compilation book of winning works of the "2013 Silent Manga Audition" first round ("Love Letter" theme). See more info for details.
Countdown 7 Days
Onigawara Hanasuke is dead. He only realized that when Mitamura, a dark haired glasses-wearing guy from another world, has confirmed it. The truth saddened Onigawa, but Mitamura offers to teach him how to revive himself. However, in exchange, he needs to help Mitamura find someone... and the time limit's seven days. (Source: MU) Included one-shot: Volume 1: Susukaburi
Mitsuboshi Love Days
My name is Hinata Kagami. I look like a usual high school student at a glance, but actually, I am president of a family restaurant "Mirrors." It is more important to me to live a tough life as president than enjoying myself or being crazy about love. My classmate, Ruiji, is kind to me, and treated me to a dish of ketchup rice. When he finds out that I'm president of "Mirrors," he.... Included one-shots: Chokotto Kiss, Canvas to Amai Kiss
Moujuu School Days
Jun loves women and their bodies, but finds himself watching a fellow male classmate after seeing him being molested on the morning train to school.
Oui Oui Days
Romance School Slice of Life
It’s about school life and there are three girls and three guys but only the first guy and girl are introduced in the first chapter. The girl, Taeko, even forgets her own friends’ names, and the guy, Ushio, is also an airhead. They make a cute couple. (From B-U)
Dekoboko Sugar Days
"I want to protect this little cutie!" I wished for that so hard, but that kid, Rui Hanamine, just continued to grow and grow and grow until I, Yuujirou Matsukaze began to worry. I've already realized these feelings I have for my 180-some centimeter childhood friend, but... A story of a short but manly guy vs. a large but fluffy and cute childhood friend. (Source: Gentosha Comics, translated)
Trouble Honey Days
1) Trouble Honey Days- Student’s parents are in large debt and have run off, so he becomes slave of his classmate. 2) That Artless Guy- Hisato is in love with Masaru who comes to the onsen where he works and always complains about his poor love life... 3) Start Position #1- Hisato and Masaru still have sexual encounters but it doesn't seem like Masaru is serious about it. There's a new guy in town and he keeps teasing Hisato after overhearing his cries of passion... 4) Start Position #2. 5) Heart Class- A student who is a member of the occult club falls in love with a vampire. 6) Spicy Cherry. [ from B-U ]
Manga de Wakaru Shinryounaika
The psychologist Ryou and his cheerful nurse Asuna explain many aspects of mental illness to the reader. They cover topics such as the validity, prevalence, and origins of mental disorders, in addition to addressing specific disorders. The information is imparted in a cheerful and comic manner, with various jokes, puns, and pop culture references. (Source: MangaHelpers)
Star Wars Manga Black
Contains original stories set in the Star Wars universe featuring characters from the six films. This work shows you many different sides of the familiar franchise, featuring everything from comedy to tragedy to despair to redemption. (Source: Waterstones) The following stories are in Star Wars Black; * Perfect Evil Part 1 by Hiromoto-SIN-Ichi * Tantive IV by Formalin * Evil Eyes by Nao * Dear Anakin by Furi Furi Company Also contains three illustrations by Kia Asamiya, Yuji Kaida, and Tsutomu Takahashi.
Manga of the Dead
Action Adventure Drama
1. And I Love Her 2. Dead and Fail to Die 3. Yuki Youkai Ningen Organogel 4. Fight of the Living Dead 5. Shitai to Kurasu na Kodomotachi 6. Zombie 7. Shounen Zombie 8. Shiryou no Mori (Source: MU)
Hetappi Manga Kenkyuujo R
Comedy Shounen Slice of Life
Saitou, an editor at Weekly Shounen Jump is tired of his work, tired of being forced to work like a slave while receiving a small salary. He decides to be a Mangaka and dreams of getting rich quick. Then he looks for Murata Yuusuke, Mangaka of Eyeshield 21, and threatens him and gets him to teach him how to draw manga. Murata starts with the description of the basic tools, tips on how to draw a face, body, girl, etc. They also receive special guests as lecturers, like Kawashita Mizuki (Ichigo 100%), Matsui Yuusei (Nougami Neuro), Shimabukuro Mitsutoshi (Toriko) and Togashi Yoshihiro (Hunter X Hunter).
Manga Reportage: Chuunen Doutei
Comedy Slice of Life
Tells the story of eight Japanese men, aged 30 to 50, who have never had sex.
Mou Shoujo Manga nante
1. Mou Shoujo Manga nante 2. Heroine Blue 3. Michikusa Shounen Shoujo 4. Usotsuki House 5. Time Machine wa Uso wo Tsuku (Lying Time Machine)
X-Men: The Manga
Based on the popular American comic book series, it was created as an attempt of Marvel Comics to break into the manga industry.
Star Wars Manga Silver
Contains original stories set in the Star Wars universe featuring characters from the six films. This work shows you many different sides of the familiar franchise, featuring everything from comedy to tragedy to despair to redemption. (Source: Waterstones) Star Wars Silver contains the following stories; * Perfect Evil Part 2 by Hiromoto-SIN-ichi * Oh!! Jawajawa by Hitoshi Ariga * Star Wars -Phantasmagoria- by Baron Ueda * Vader vs. R2 & 3PO by Makomo Nakatsuka * Dark Jedi by Yasushi Nirasawa Also contains two fold-out illustrations by Yuji Kaida and Kia Asamiya.
Manga Nihon Keizai Nyuumon
Historical Slice of Life
They are burning Japanese cars in Detroit. The top management at Toyosan Motors must decide whether to begin offshore production of its cars in the U.S. But our hero Mr. Kudo fears that offshore production will devastate the numerous local subcontractors of Toyosan, leading to a hollowing out of the auto industry in Japan, leaving only a financial shell. The American color TV industry has already suffered such a fate. The villain, Mr. Tsugawa, calls Kudo a wimp and sees a splendid opportunity for union busting. Will our hero prevail? Thus begins the first episode of this rollicking yet incisive introduction to the world economy from the Japanese point of view. Other episodes treat the appreciation of the yen, the impact of the 1970s oil shocks, deficit financing, the internationalization of business and banking, and the post-industrial future of Japan and the Pacific Rim. The book is an English edition of volume 1 of Manga Nihon Keizai Nyumon, originally published in 1986 by Nihon Keizai Shimbun, the Japanese equivalent of the Wall Street Journal. It is based on a serious introductory text put out by the newspaper and is packed with informative charts and facts. When the comic book was first published in Japan, it was an immediate best-seller, selling over 550,000 copies in less than a year. The stories in the book reflect Japan's national mood during the "Japanese miracle" and into the 1980s economic bubble: apprehension and optimism jostle one another, and there is a sense of national self-pity. The book also reflects a deep suspicion of politics and bureaucrats. The prime minister appears more worried about his government's popularity than about taking the right economic course. Ultimately, the employees at Toyosan Motors demonstrate that the success of the Japanese economy will not depend on natural resources or politics but on business practices that are ethical, socially responsible, and forward-looking (Source: University of California Press)
Otoko no Ko Days
Comedy Romance Shounen Ai
Shuusei has a dream of his friend, Hinata, wearing a maid's uniform. When they next meet, Shuusei reacts strangely, and Hinata eventually confronts him. Explaining his behavior, Shuusei is asked to meet Hinata at his home, where he'll soon understand... (Source: MU)