An amateur saxophonist, a secretive songwriter, an aspring actress, a violin teacher and a lost base player walks into a bar. The owner asks them to leave. Follow the story of five uniquely ordinary individuals.
Relatable main characters and side characters with wholesome and slowburn dynamics. Realistic conflicts of coming-of-age and dealing with past trauma, brought in enjoyable lighthearted way.
The Bible has its Genesis. The Matrix has The Second Renaissance. BLAME! has NOiSE. Through the eyes of police force member Susono Musubi, this one-volume prequel gives readers a glimpse of the world before the Netsphere went haywire. Witness the events that threw the technologically advanced society into chaos: the cancerous growth of the Megastructure, the birth of the parasitic lifeforms called Silicon Creatures, and the development of the ruthless killing machines known as the Safeguards. Also included in the compilation is Tsutomu Nihei's debut work BLAME which served as the prototype of the acclaimed 10-volume series, BLAME!.
In a village affected by rural depopulation, a grower named Keita creates a new fig species that gets recommended by a web celebrity. The local economy starts to pick up thanks to media exposure, which gives Keita hope for the local school to reopen, in order to convince his wife to come back with their daughter. Yet the daily life in this peaceful village is disturbed by the arrival of a stranger, Suzuki Mutsuo, seemingly seeking for employment. Keita doesn't trust the sly man, and his doubts are confirmed when his best friend informs him that he has recognized the stranger: sentenced several years ago for a case of harassment and murder, he is a criminal fresh out of prison!
Love & Noise!
From Shinnen: Band for Life!'s energetic Kuroko thinks of the popular band 'Nitro Pop' as her enemy because there was once when she was ignored by their unsociable vocalist cum guitarist, Niko. However, their songs and performances are so captivating that it's hard not to be mesmerised by them... Turns out there's a plan for them to perform at the same live event...?! With pure funk beat that's guaranteed to capture your heart, the emotional rock romance makes its grand appearance!
MusicRomanceSlice of Life
Apartment building manager by day and electronic music composer by night, Kiyosumi enjoys his "clean and simple" existence free from relationships and distractions. He only needs his music, or so he thinks. One day, he gets an unexpected admirer as a distressed female neighbor destroys both his room's window and his solitude... (Source: The NoNames)
When they were young, Nino Arisugawa and Momo Sakaki had promised that if they were ever separated, they would use their song to find each other again. However, Momo moved away without notice, leaving Nino with a constant urge to scream. For this reason, she begins wearing a mask. During this time, while still missing her first love, Nino encounters Kanada "Yuzu" Yuzuriha, a boy her age who composes music and gives her the nickname "Alice." Nino falls in love with his music, while Yuzu falls in love with her. Every Wednesday they would meet at the beach—but one day, Yuzu also stops coming. Six years later, Nino and Yuzu reunite in high school—unbeknownst to her, Momo has also entered the same school. Holding on to the childhood promise she made with him, Nino sings Yuzu's songs, hoping that her voice can still reach Momo. However, while she tirelessly tries to reach him, Yuzu continues to long for her, escalating a love triangle that has been built across years of separation. [Written by MAL Rewrite] Included one-shot: Volume 13: Tsuiraku Jelly
Invanders from an unknown dimension prey on the loneliness of the human soul. The only thing between them and the success of their diabolical plan is 4 youngsters with powers to rival the invaders!
A mysterious transfer student comes to a school, searching for the truth behind the death of someone dear to him.
1. Ongaku nante Doudemoii 2-3. Hitsuji to Hyouka 4. Natsuyasumi 5. Tenshi ga Ita Hi 6. Utsukushii naru Hi 7. Ongaku nante Doudemoii: Side Ruriko
1. Zankou Noise (Afterglow Noise) 2. Kaikou Effect (Encounter Effect) 3. Girls Talk 4. Renai no Dekinai Oshigoto 5. Summer♥Splash 6. Heavy Rotation★Lingerie (Everyday Lingerie)
Voice or Noise
When Shinichirou's beloved dog, Flappy, starts acting up and disobeying commands, his trusted vet gives him a strange and unexpected referral: he sends Shinichirou to his long-time friend, Narusawa, a college professor who can apparently communicate with animals. At first Narusawa denies that he has this special skill, but a snarky, talking, black cat gives away Narusawa's secret and reveals that Shinichirou may have this special gift himself...and soon Shinichirou is hell-bent on becoming Narusawa's "pupil." Will Narusawa give in to his advances? And if he does, will Shinichirou come to regret it?
Yokan EX Noise
Charon's lead vocalist Akira wants to sing a song written by Sunaga, a famous actor but Sunaga requests Akira's body as payment for that song. Sunaga has great musical talent, but he has a careless attitude towards everything; Akira is angry with Sunaga's easygoing attitude, but can't help himself from feeling... (Source: MU)
Kaidan Tochuu no Big Noise
When Kamiyama Keito saw Oomiya Honden High School's (aka "Denkou") Rock Band "Kei-On" club, he was immediately struck by a sense of awe and admiration. Once he was admitted into the school, he immediately joined the club. To the despair of Keito, the club was run by 2 degenerate senior students who forbid any real practices. Once spring break turns around, Keita finds out that the 2 seniors were arrested for possession of marijuana, in turn pushing the club into the brink of termination. With the help of the only other member of the club, Tsukumo Shintaro, will Keita be able to prevent the termination of his club? (Source: MangaHelpers)