BLSlice of Life
Yanik is a shy boy. At his new school he wants to get a new identity. But the first day starts with a disaster. The popular and handsome student Alan, who wants to get rid of his fangirls, suddenly kisses Yanik in public... When they meet again at a party where Yanik is forced to appear disguised as a girl, Alan falls in love with the cute girl at the first sight...
I like you (bl)
Dave likes Jay, a seemingly dull and rude but good looking student in their school. As he confess his feelings for him, he was rejected right away. He will do everything he can to make Jay accept his feelings. But will Jay have a change of heart?
Where’s My BL Story
Ayato Keiichi is a closeted gay but is dying to experience some of the boy love romance he read so much about. When he finally attends an all-boys school for his high school years...
In 2023 in a universe where there are 4 realms BRILHO,ESCURA,CRISTAL and TERRA a rare feat happened a 13-year-old Brilloniann boy still didn\'t know how to use powers. You will get the adventures of Nikko Sasaki and many other heroes
We're the dumb rabbits! If you need a quick laugh, come turn off your brain and give us a read!
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!
Story of These Two
One is too afraid of a bad karma if he falls in love, one is trying to find out how it feels to be in love.
Spill a little bit of blood over an ancient tomb, nothing could go wrong, RIGHT? In Noah’s case, EVERYTHING could go wrong. After releasing a 600+ year old vampire, shenanigans ensue with Noah having to put up with the sassy, smart-mouthed old noble in the confines of his own home. However, who would have thought that this vampire could stir urges inside Noah he had long kept hidden… urges that were drummed into his head to be wrong and sinful… Especially when the vampire was as gorgeous as Vincente Lièvremont?
The Story of Hua Yan
Who'd have thought the Crown Prince would be determined to marry the first miss of the Hua Family, a woman of "easy virtue" and bad reputation? Once the news got out, it broke the hearts of countless ladies in the capital. What?! This bad woman refuses to become the Princess Consort… Ran away with a man for a jar of good liquor? Miss Hua: I'm just a vulgar girl with some street smart. I'm no match for you! The Crown Prince: I will see to it that of all the people in the world, you are left with me but no one to choose from.
A BL fangirl finds herself in the middle of a real life BL scenario. Also include a journey of 3 aspiring artists learning to draw.
BL - Innocent
A love between Esper and Guide. He is no 1 Esper, but a lonely boy. He is a B rank normal Guide, but only that?
two best friends who have feelings for each other but too stupid to realize it, a romcom basically
Oran has always been more sensitive and different than other kids. Due to his sensitive and anxious personality he has been home schooled and sheltered by his family since primary school. Follow Oran as he starts his new life journey at Pond High, an all boys elite private boarding school. How will Oran's life turn out after he enters the unfamiliar grounds? It's a journey that is everything but normal...
Riley Shawn is a young but talented psychiatrist who, throughout the investigation, will have to work with a dangerous criminal named Jack. However, Riley has a secret: voices in his head say his mission is to kill Jack (oh, cheating sanity tests when you are a psychiatrist is not a problem). But are all voices a sign of schizophrenia? And who determines for what we are born? The God? Devil? Or ... a hairdresser !?
GRADUALLY INTO YOU (BL)
Minjun is a young boy who was suddenly enrolled at the top section of his batch. What lies in his future as he continues to meet new people in his life?
The Modern Story of Majo
As a witch(male) in the modern world, he has lived for 168 years and chosen to remain far away from the humans, living on his own until now. Of course, he has never started a romantic relationship, but one day, a super handsome blonde-haired man came to his workplace and started to chase him out of nowhere! What should this little gloomy Majo do?
Her Atypical Story
Died from choking on cream, Su Mo is given the choice to transport into the universe of books instead of reincarnating as a hen. Do you think that her fate will change and hit the peak of her life? Too naive! Turns out she enters into a super weird story! The male lead is an eccentric masochist, and she needs to win him over while keeping up with her preset characteristics! Someone, please tell the poor girl what to do!
QUALITY CONTENT [BL]
One is kind of a jerk, the other is too pure for this world. But together they will create just the quality content that the viewers deserve. --------[Updates twice a week]---------
Sona Sky (BL)
Managing your student life, check. Having the responsibility to guard the whole sky, wait! What might go wrong? I mean it's only the sky, it's not as big as it seems, right? In daily challenges Tsukiya has to deal with his crush, his university and the whole weight on his shoulders.
Death Wish BL
Hitman Xander decides to go on one last job before he puts an end to himself. However, his target's bodyguard has other plans.
The Story Of Momo The Last Saiyan
Welcome to The Story of Momo the Last Saiyan! This is about a sayian Girl who is the last of her Race! The Saiyan in this story come from Divine Ape! There Divine Ape is as big as a moon! They would lose more control over the Divine Ape Bodys and So They made the Human Form the tail Stayed. So they stay away from the Divine Ape Body and So it was lost in history! The gods and the king of all where killed! There where 12 universes but they where all destroyed, but one universe was left!
My Queer Love Story
After a car accident, Wen Yi finds himself transported into a world he can’t understand. There is no superpower after time-travel, nor countless girls throw themselves at him, and there is no restart life, but...
Cain and Mabel (A Pokemon Story)
A zorua and a fennekin, living in the wild keeping away from the humans and hanging with their friends and maybe fighting some baddies along the way? You can take your pokeballs and shuppet, Cain and Mabel don't need a trainer when they have each other. Writers/Creators Rhys Horton and Squirrelkitty Guest Writers/character creators Daniel Kalban, Cameron Jordan, GogoLeysachan, Haley Reid You can support us at Patreon to see even more stories fanverse and original: https://www.patreon.com/scapregoatcomics
Seems Like Honey (BL)
Ryu has no memories of the past and has been wandering about with no direction. His life changes when he meets Hui, the only person who can see him. The problem is: Hui's extremely introverted and doesn't like people at all. Ryu's not exactly the most socially intelligent person either. Will their love story unfold or will their differences get the best of them?
The Good Life
Yoo-Chang is a guy who has always been suffering through unspeakable pain because of his excellent beauty! Yoo-chang, the person who possesses a naturally pure and elegant appearance, officially started his plan to become an ordinary ugly dude!
Uncle Cool's Love Story
The dramatic but timid girl has become the target of the cold and vicious man who has just moved in. She is clearly afraid but still keeps smiling, but didn't expect that this man actually has a reverse side?! Let's see what happens between these two people with different personalities!
Beta's Mark (BL Mature Omegaverse)
In the world of Omegaverse, there are living myths about vampires, and their culture of being lowborn and royal blood. Emman, a beta with an obscure past and cursed beliefs. Will he ever find out that his two red marks are the prey of every vampire? Or living freely with his mysterious Director and choosing to be obtuse is his only key?
My Two-Faced Boyfriend [BL]
Days and nights... even though he's in the same body, it feels like I have two boyfriends. What should I do? (☉｡☉)!
I SWITCHED bodies with my IDOL!! (BL)
What!? I-I'm in the body of my favorite idol Emil from the band .SWITCH!?!? This can't be happening!!! Wait... I get to spend QUALITY time with these other beautiful members from the band!?!? ... Maybe this isn't so bad after all!! I wonder what happened to my body? Oh well! ............ WHAT!?!? What happened to me!? Why am I in this body!? Why are there posters of our band all over the wall!? I'm in the body of a... fan?? Is he in my body? Did we SWITCH bodies!? I need to get my body back!!!!
Man's House Mansim
Wooyoung is a reporter of a gay magazine and has opened Mansim, a share house only for gay men. Hyunwoo, a rock group guitarist and fashion model Chiyoo, soon move into the lively share house. A heartfelt comedy about three gay men finding their gender identities by solving unexpected cases!
A Nonsense Relationship
High school teacher Han YoungJin has his heartbroken by his long time friend and unrequited love. At a bar, he drinks his heart out and ends up in a one-night-stand with the handsome Kwon Sang Hyun!. A tangle of love stories, unrequited loves, and a steamy one-night stand that started it all!
Becoming a BL Comic Assistant
The young man Lychee dreamt to be a comic artist, yet has accidentally become a BL comic assistant! He bumps into big shots in BL comic biz, super-hot editor, attractive idol, and must "dedicate" himself to art?
I'm all Yours [Omegaverse BL]
An omegaverse where only alphas can run mafias. A man named Byung-jun, heir to a mafia that his father owns, but the only problem is that he's an omega. On the other hand, a chief of a detective agency his name is Ha-joon. They used to be childhood friends and they reunited. What will happen?
JEFF ALLAN WOODS THE KILLER CreepyPasta BL comic
Jeff Woods the Killer and a CreepyPasta comic Saga comes to satisfy all our thirst for juicy creepy characters and twisted lore. DISCLAIMER: this comic contains Ketchup. People doing stuff they should NOT be doing with Ketchup, bad language, characters crossing lines they should not cross. Oh-noes. Read at your own risk. || Please consider joining my Patreon to support this comic! ||
Weak Pretty School Boy's Love Story
The weak school hunk turned into a sunshine handsome boy, while the school bully, Bai Tianzhen suddenly became a gentlewoman. What the hell happened? The chase love diary officially opened from now on...
Fade; A Tale of the Ninth Life
In a world of hybrids and humans alike, one girl seeks to find her place in this life Story by Chris Pritchard Art by Tim Sparvero
Tied Up In Twins
Sarang loves Jinwoo, Jinwoo loves Woojung, and Woojung loves... you get the idea. But after a mix-up of affections and tangled signals, can they find a happy ending stuck between love and friendship, or will even family bonds be lost in heartache?
A Stupid Prophet Decided My Fate, so Now I Dress Like a Girl!
To save a kingdom that in chaos was, the king called for a prophet whose prophecy would quench the anger of the people and possibly make the land prosper once again. The prophet replied, “if your kingdom is to prosper, only with the birth of a girl it will.” However, a healthy baby boy was born and now the land is doomed to wither away unless the boy turns into a girl?!
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)
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)
Fudanshi Manga Michi: BL wa Karada de Manabe!?
Through physical gay sex I'm trained in the ways of yaoi manga! The secret to becoming a popular, male yaoi-author is... to experience the joys of sex between two men personally! Jun Tachibana is a manga author who finds himself forced to create a series in a yaoi magazine. Completely at a loss, Tachibana defiantly complains to his brute of an editor, Akiyoshi. "There's no way sex between two men can feel good!" Tachibana's in for it now, as a Akiyoshi's eyes flash. "...How about I convince you otherwise? With your body, of course." (Source: Renta!)
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)
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!"
Dame BL is "a collection of BL oneshots written by some of the lesser-known participants in the genre (and some you may be familiar with already), with a focus on less conventional settings and characters. We're very far away from high school here, which hopefully you'll agree makes a pleasant change of pace." 1. Be Here to Love Me (Kumota Haruko) 2. Kou no Kawa (Morozumi Sumitomo) 3. Khaa Thoong (est em) 4. Natsu no Saigo ni Yoset (Umematsu Machie) 5. Locas! (Okadaya Tetuzoh) 6. Andorobo (Chiba Ryouko) 7. Shinumade BL (Takeuchi Sachiko) 8. Tonari wa Nani wo Suru Hito zo (Uno Jinia) 9. Soldier (Zin) 10. Muhou no Shounen (Mochimeko) 11. Ima Doushiteru (Rotta Ikumi) 12. It Must Be (Momoyama Naoko) (Source: acme)
A collection of works by various BL mangaka. 1. Umi to Heavy Smoker [Eda Yuuri x Mineshima Nawako] 2. Tora to Tou-chan Saigo no Ichinichi [Aruku] 3. Stroboscope [Yamashita Tomoko] 4. Erabareru Yoru [Momoka] 5. Tooi Hi no Atosaki (The Consequences of a Faraway Day) [Moto Haruhira] 6. Kimi dake ni Ai wo. [Kawai Hideki] 7. Kigengire no Hatsukoi [Konohara Narise x Itoi Nozo]
Occasionally, there are girls who appear in BL. Sometimes they act as rivals; sometimes as bystanders, or even a person who understands relationships between men. This is an anthology of stories using the girls' point of view. Through their eyes and feelings, the boys' love will be painfully passed on. Note: Story 3 was collected in Nanimo Iuna.
Yami BL is an anthology of dark-themed BL oneshots made by various artists and authors.
A collection of horror stories focusing on supernatural occurrences.
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...?
Contains oneshot stories that center on individuals in ancient China filled with stories of martial arts action and drama.
A knight and a pilgrim are thrown together by circumstances in a tale set in Europe during the Middle Ages. (Source: MU) Included one-shot: Paradise Paradise
Young Wataru Mitani's life is a mess. His father has abandoned him, and his mother has been hospitalized after a suicide attempt. Desperately he searches for some way to change his life--a way to alter his fate. To achieve his goal, he must navigate the magical world of Vision, a land filled with creatures both fierce and friendly. And to complicate matters, he must outwit a merciless rival from the real world. Wataru's ultimate destination is the Tower of Destiny where a goddess of fate awaits. Only when he has finished his journey and collected five elusive gemstones will he possess the Demon's Bane--the key that will unlock the future. Charity, bravery, faith, grace and the power of darkness and light: these are the provinces of each gemstone. Brought together, they have the immeasurable power to bring Wataru's family back together again. -Viz
Among the quiet villages and towns of 18th century Europe, demons known as the Ill hide within the most beautiful works of art, sparked to life by the torment of their creators. Attracted by their jewel-like allure, the unwary find themselves possessed by the Ill and driven to horrific acts of violence. Only the hunters of the Ciste Vihad can dispel the Ill. March is one such hunter, tracking the Ill from town to town to find the antiques that contain the demons before they can possess anyone. If the worst has come to pass, March's full powers are unleashed to battle the fiendish Ill. Born of tragedy, the artifacts all have their own tales to tell, as do each of their victims. But March's story may be the most tragic of all (Source: Viz)
Manga no Tsukurikata
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
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
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)
Takt is a boy who can see ghosts and other strange apparitions. Often the ghosts and people he meets carry strong emotions only he can help resolve. See the world through Takt's eyes, let yourself be touched by these heart-warming stories.
Silent Manga Audition: Sekai kara Todoita Japanese Manga
Compilation book of winning works of the "2013 Silent Manga Audition" first round ("Love Letter" theme). See more info for details.
Digital Devil Story
Akemi Nakajima is a student in the "gifted class" in his high school. After being bullied and beaten by another student who was invoked by a female student, Nakajima uses his advanced computer skills to create the "Demon Summoning Program." He summons demons to attack the two, but he gets carried away and ultimately kills the two. Now sick with the power of the demon realm, Makai, in his hands, he summons the demon lord Loki. Realizing summoning such a powerful demon was a mistake, Nakajima sets out to reverse the problem he has created by any means.
Brave Story: Shinsetsu
Wataru Mitani's life was as ordinary as any other until he found the new transfer student to his school battling a giant monster in his neighborhood. In search of clues to this, he finds a door to a world called Vision, a fantasy world where magic exists. When Wataru’s life starts to crumble around him, he embarks on a journey beyond the door to change the fate that has befallen his family. (Source: Tokyopop)
Love Story, Not!
"Love stories, don't even believe in them." A oneshot about a girl who believes her friend and herself should be together. However, her friend already has a girlfriend and it's not her!
Tokyo Share Story
Slice of LifeSeinen
Haruka Toyama—38 years old, scriptwriter, and recently single. After breaking up with the man who should have been her "last love," her romantic future seems bleak. One day, she sees a special TV report about sharehouses, and decides to start one of her own, for "40-ish" women. She wants somebody to share not only happiness and sadness, but also the "future" with. Together with 4 other single, "40-ish" women, all full of personality, she begins her new communal lifestyle. Sometimes they clash, and sometimes they help each other. This is the story of a new bond between 5 single women. (Source: Silent Manga Audition)
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.
Hetappi Manga Kenkyuujo R
ComedyShounenSlice 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 of the Dead
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)
Manga Reportage: Chuunen Doutei
ComedySlice of Life
Tells the story of eight Japanese men, aged 30 to 50, who have never had sex.
Tokyo Love Story
"In Tokyo, anyone can become the protagonist of a love story." Nagao Kanji has recently moved to Tokyo where he now finds himself uneagerly working at a small advertising firm. He reconnects with an old friend from back home, Mikami Kenichi, a medical student from a wealthy household who never lacks female company. For years, the two have shared a crush for their childhood classmate, the kindhearted and innocent Sekiguchi Satomi, who now also lives in Tokyo. Mixing things up is Akana Rika, an addictively cheerful girl working at Kanji's company who decides that she will call him by the nickname of "Kanchi." Tokyo Love Story is Saimon Fumi's masterpiece manga about the relationships between these four young adults living in bubble era Tokyo. (Source: MU)
Crazy Love Story
Jin Sung Moo does his best to hide his inner feelings; Shin Hae Jung dances to the beat of her own drum; and Jimmy is an out-of-this-world guy with a revved-up motorcycle and style that is second to none. Some say it's an extreme kind of love. Some say it's just crazy. Some say it's a crazy love story. (Source: Tokyopop)
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)
Nein: 9th Story
In the back alley of an old antique store, the vocalist of Vanishing Starlight discovers a futuristic information terminal that transcends time and space in form of sunglasses. He is then possessed by a mysterious cat being.
Manga Nihon Keizai Nyuumon
HistoricalSlice 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)