BANG it up
Meade district is a dangerous place, a kingdom of gangs and criminals of all kinds. And this is where Agust has always lived. Agust is a hooligan with a passion for fire and a great disgust for authority for this, one night, he decides to set fire to newly renovated public offices. A gesture that will trigger a series of terrible consequences...
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!
All about his puzzling life and the mastermind hidden in the dark, he keep his mouth close. But it makes his lover be immersed in a huge conspiracy. How on earth do they get out of this? When the truth comes out, their lives will return to the original trajectory?
Log In with Max Level
The invasion of the otherworldly Gods. Ten thousand of saviors were selected to enter the Secret Realm to fight against the monsters. The bloody battle was broadcast live worldwide. Isn't it crazy to ask an ordinary person to battle against the monsters? Sign-in system is activated. On the first day of sign-in, the power of the 1000-year-old monster has been rewarded. On the second day of sign-in, the combat experience of the legendary War God has been rewarded… By the 30th day, you can destroy a planet with a punch!
Look up at the sky
Markus is an insecure guy with low self steem caused by bad experiences in his life. But things start to change after he decides to get out of his confort zone and go out with this weird but kind guy he met on public transportation.
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?
Up To The Sky
What our protagonist Neil enjoys doing everyday is loudly preaching what his father had seen above the Cloud Sea. Nobody believed that it was true, and all say that his father was a liar who deceives the public to gain fame. In order to prove that his father wasn't lying, Neil resolved to break through the obstruction of the Cloud Sea and find out the truth! On his journey, he discovered that the Cloud Sea's existence was actually huge conspiracy devised by Genians, and his companion seemed to be a friend, but also an enemy...
Pick Up the Prettiest Girl
The prettiest girls come one after another, just pick up one as your wife. The NO. 1 warrior has returned to the city and become the most amazing transfer student! Which will be the apple in Luo Feng’s eyes?!
Picking up the Deceitful Villain
Miaomiao accidentally traverses into a fiction and becomes an unfavored side character. To return to the real world, she has a mission to complete – taming the female lead's younger brother – Mu Sheng. However, not only is Mu Sheng obsessed with her sister, but he is also a twisted and cunning character. Will Miaomiao – the now "Ling Yu" be able to tackle the mission?
99% Broken Up
Six years ago, Ye Lingxi resolutely left Sheng Nanheng, exhausted and devastated. Today, Ye and Sheng meet again accidentally. Sheng, being bossy and restrained, tries very hard to make up with his girl, but Ye shies away from him, although she's still in love with him. Will the huge gap of social status between them become the obstacle to their reconciliation? What is the unspeakable truth behind their misunderstanding?
I set up a harem to save the world
Evelyn is a Supreme Goddess, but was tricked by her younger sister and enemy, which almost destroyed her. Her soul got stuck in a strange world. To escape from there, she had to collect energy by seducing 5 men and saving them from the control of Dark Magic. Will she be able to return as a Goddess and live happily with her harem full of handsome guys?
Love, Dream and Make-up
Failing in love, losing her job, and shouldering an unknown future, under multiple strike, Susan Garcia decided to change herself. As a single woman in her 20s who start to work in NINA, a well-known bridal shop. Since she became an intern assistant for Harley Burton, a frigid Capricorn workaholic, her life has changed and their love-hate relationship has begun.
Leveling up of the Creator Deity
The once high and mighty creator of the world falls onto the land he created. Sadly, soon enough he realizes he has no access to his hacking system when he is ready to dominate the world. Well, the only choice left for him is to buy a cheap shadow guard (yes, a real man) to protect him. But wait a minute, this shadow guard is not your ordinary guard! Turns out, he is a bloodthirsty and vicious villain, and the only way to activate the hacking system is by kissing the guard?!
I Give Up On My First Love As of Today!
Adam is a high school boy who has been separated from his childhood crush since he was 9. One day, a handsome model transferred into his class, and the person turns out to be Beau! Since Beau is so different now, Adam is unsure of how their love will play out.
Empress' Game: Make-up Master
Luna Wu, a modern killer who is skilled in special effects make-up, accidentally time travels to an ancient time and become the Premier's youngest daughter who is retarded. Faced with a number of bitchy girls, strange family members, a troublesome prince and a cunning lord, she overcomes all difficulties by using her special effects make-up and self-made props, and finally becomes the empress.
I’ve Picked Up a Vampire
Acacia isn’t just an ordinary working College student student trying to feed herself, she’s a vampire huntress that hunts low-rank vampires going after human’s lives. There was this one time in her line of work that she coincidentally “picked up” Eric – a vampire who just woke up after a century-long slumber." Story + art: Uyenthanh Trans: Lucia La Luna
I'd Give Up My Dignity for My Revenge
After betrayed by people that he trust and love, Jevanov Alteria The third, the late king of Juvedan who supposed too be dead suddenly wake up in a body of a young beautiful boy, he use the chance to get revenge which led him to a complicated lifes.
Wake Up After 80,000 Years
The almighty Star King was deceived and vanquished by a villain unexpectedly. After wandering in the cosmos for eighty thousand years, his soul possesses the body of a worthless servant. But so what? Watch the king rises again and subdues those who trample on him!
Ten years ago, after "the Gate" that connected the real world with the monster world opened, some of the ordinary, everyday people received the power to hunt monsters within the Gate. They are known as "Hunters." However, not all Hunters are powerful. My name is Sung Jin-Woo, an E-rank Hunter. I'm someone who has to risk his life in the lowliest of dungeons, the "World's Weakest." Having no skills whatsoever to display, I barely earned the required money by fighting in low-leveled dungeons... at least until I found a hidden dungeon with the hardest difficulty within the D-rank dungeons! In the end, as I was accepting death, I suddenly received a strange power, a quest log that only I could see, a secret to leveling up that only I know about! If I trained in accordance with my quests and hunted monsters, my level would rise. Changing from the weakest Hunter to the strongest S-rank Hunter! (Source: Kakao, translated)
Though he's a High School senior, Takitani works as an escort named Ryou. To escape being caught, Takitani does his best to remain inconspicuous in school. But one day a classmate suddenly shows up as his customer. The son of a doctor, Kunimi is a total prick who's always picking on Takitani. Anxious not to be caught, Kunimi is completely oblivios to Takitani's disguise and becomes smitten with his cute and cool attitude. Takitani tries to push him away so they don't become too intimate, however... [from Baka-Updates]
Futari Solo Camp
Slice of LifeSeinen
Gen Kinokura loves camping solo. He enjoys the quiet solitude away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and being able to appreciate nature all by himself. But on one camping trip, his solitude is broken by the appearance of Shizuku Kusano, a young woman who wanted to camp solo herself, but is ill-prepared and completely out of her league. While he tries to to get her to go home so he can camp in peace, she refuses, and stubbornly insists on accompanying him on future camping trips until she's ready to camp solo. Thus Gen and Shizuku's days of solo camping together begin. [Written by Denji]
In the present day, hundreds of extraterrestrial species walk the Earth. Some are pacifistic, others violent. Some are here for research purposes, others are career criminals. However, humans don't know they are here. Now, one more alien has arrived on Earth. One of the universe's foremost geniuses with a personality that's bound to attract all sorts of trouble. (Source: AniDB)
Story 01: Eye Level - I'm short. I'm shy. I look like a child. My name is Toshie and I hate my tall classmate, Sakaue. I've got a complex over my height--why does he act like it's nothing for me to worry about?? Story 02: Capture a Bitter Love - Nagaoka Temari is secretly in love with Yatabe-kun. Even when he speaks to her, she gets so nervous that she can't tell him how she feels. Just hearing his voice sends her brain into a panic. And that's why...she told him the exact opposite of what she's been thinking. Temari knows that she's the reason he's getting failing marks now, so what if her "close friend" Yamaguchi Ai were to tutor him? There's no way for Temari to fool Yatabe into thinking she's someone else... Or is there? Story 03: Heart Library - Miyazawa Yuu works in the library. She thinks how nice it would be if she could just talk to the popular Isetani-kun. The other person who's supposed to be working with Yuu today ditched, so now Yuu is stuck being the only one to carry all the books back to the library room. She tries to carry too many and can't see anything in front of her, and when she falls...it's Isetani who catches her in his arms! Story 04: Baby Spice - Kawai Machi has a crush on Hiroe, but he completely treats her like a child. And then Machi learns that Hiroe has a girlfriend...!? (Source: Manga Abyss)
One social outcast unleashes a cross counter that will change the world! A raging storm of fighting action! Shotarou Mitarai has given up on life, but when he visits the great forests of Mt. Fuji to end it all, he's attacked by the Suicide Hunters. On the tip of a gruesome lynching and faced with a tragic death, the seeds of rage sprout within Shotarou! What course of action will he take from within the inferno of anger?! Awaken! Stand and fight! Let the gong of your soul sound true! (Source: Manga Box)
3 Level Combination
In a dystopian future in which robots are becoming increasingly commonplace, a young boy named Hogu lives in near poverty with his grandmother and sister. Though he innately possesses a kind soul, he is ostracized by his classmates and frequently bullied. At the beginning of the story, we find Hogu, friendless and alone - until he meets a robot girl...and our story begins.
Shiawase no Level
Kaoru, an employee at the local animal hospital, is involved with the hospital's director, Nagi. Nagi has a tendency to shower cute things with attention, which causes much jealousy on Kaoru's part. One day, a stranger shows up at the hospital, and everything begins to taken on a new form.
The protagonists, Hinako, Makoto, Yoshi and Yuki, are standing up!! One day, the four are called to the principal's office and shown some scary graffiti that had been put up on the school wall. One reads, "I'll kill Shinozuka Makoto". It's their job to find out who did this, and who's after Makoto. Near-death experiences and mystery await! (Source: Nagareboshi Manga)
Kayama Miharu enters her new middle school and immediately becomes friends with Mori Mizutama, a very cute guy she first takes to be a girl but is really a boy. However, though Miharu likes Mizutama, she cannot tell him, especially ever since the older Kawagoe (yes, a boy) seems to have taken Mizutama's interest instead. Miharu tries to be cute for Mizutama, but finds it practically impossible, as he is both more talented at home economics and more cute than herself. Then, Mizutama joins the Kawagoe's soccer club instead of the comedy-lovers' club.
Tohma Nagasu joins the baseball club to check out girls, but an injury caused him to lose his force when throwing. Only Kaede, the club manager, expects him to heal. Tohma trains hard for Kaede so that he can beat their rival school Shohei, because Kaede's dream is to get to Koshien and Tohma's is to help her out. (Source: Unexpected Fate)
Miyu's dream is to go to Wimbledon and becoming a professional tennis player! But the reality is harsh… (Source: Jshoujo)
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)
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)
Furuya Utako is shy and reserved, but because of her height (172 cm), she sticks out like a sore thumb. Her mind is constantly plagued by thoughts of Harada Naoyuki, the popular boy who sits next to her in homeroom and claims that he'd like to be friends. She is a bit surprised at his straightforward attitude, but slowly the distance between them is starting to close... (Source: Dazzling Scans) Included one-shots: Volume 2: Chotto dake Zeitaku na Jikan wo Volume 4: Akai Sea Glass
Minarai Shinkan Level 1
Joshua Break is a failure student in the temple for training priests, the <Tower of Seikon>. He doesn’t have any aptitude as one, not being able to even summon a that enables one to utilize Divine Magic. But he has a secret. He was once an assassin of the <Red Gem Brigade>, and has a marital contract with a single digit ranked <Dai Masou> thunderbird Suuriin. If this comes to light, it’s capital punishment! But even so, Joshua aims to be a first class priest while hiding all that and making sure his wife doesn’t go on a rampage! (Source: Baka-Tsuki)
High-school student Kazuki begins a casual sexual relationship with an older man after meeting in a bar. He becomes addicted to the affection but is perplexed by the indifference of his partner. Meanwhile, Kazuki's mother has decided to remarry Akira, the nicest guy you could imagine... unfortunately his brother Reiji just happens to be Kazuki's cold-hearted playmate. (Source: DokiDoki) Included one-shot: Inu to Shounen (A Dog and a Boy)
Wake Up, Girls!
DramaMusicSlice of Life
Green Leaves Entertainment is a tiny production company on the verge of going out of business in Sendai, the biggest city in Japan's northeastern Tohoku region. The agency once managed the careers of magicians, photo idols, fortune-tellers, and other entertainers, but its last remaining client finally quit. In danger of having zero talent (literally), the president Tange hatches an idea of producing an idol group. On the brash president's orders, the dissatisfied manager Matsuda heads out to scout raw talent. Matsuda makes a fateful encounter with a certain girl... (Source: ANN)
Lock Up Prince
Lock Up Prince is the story of a high school girl called Mio, who loves beautiful girls and doesn’t do well with boys. To make her better with boys, her friends install a dating game on her phone. When Mio opens the app by mistake, she is sucked into the world where only beautiful men live. She finds out that she can only return if she honestly thinks about her feelings for the boys and captures the heart of one of them... (Source: MANGA.TOKYO)
Stand Up Baby
Takumi and Kishou are childhood friends. Both are in the archery club. But then, Takumi gets injured. Because he can't do archery anymore, he becomes the archery club manager. For years, Kishou has liked Takumi as more than a friend. But he's afraid that Takumi won't accept that, so he tries to break up their friendship...?! (Source: MU)
Sono Rettou Kishi, Level 999
"Hmm... I have no talent."... is what Yuan grew up in the mountains thinking. He's a normal kind-hearted boy, but the unusual thing about him is that his parents are a sage and a master martial artist; in other words, the world's strongest. Since Yuan was told he was the weakest, he leaves home to make his dreams come true. (Source: SB Creative, translated)
Keiraku no Houteishiki Level-C
He promised "a night of ecstasy you will never forget." That's a big promise...can he possibly deliver? Before long, they were living together. The escalating desire between Mizuki Shinohara and Kazuomi Honjou seemed endless...
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
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
Never Give Up!
A dad that's a professional model passed on his stunning male looks to his only child, Kiri...but unfortunately, that Kiri is a girl! So Kiri ends up becoming a male model herself somehow. Touya Enishi is the love of her life, and enters the world of male modeling in order to protect him. But things get really complicated when others start to fall for Kiri and her male alter ego! (Source: Tokyopop) Included one-shot: Volume 13: Sakura
Honoka Lv. Up!
ComedyShounenSlice of Life
As a lonely girl who draws for fun, Honoka was just a regular student until the day her uncle, Ryuichi, hired her to work as a character designer at his newly created game company. Now thrust into a complex, corporate world, newcomer Honoka begins to learn the ins and outs of the video game industry: the politics involved, each person’s responsibilities, and how a game is put together. It’s a lot to take in, but one thing’s for sure—she’s going to step up her game if she wants to succeed, as putting together a video game is no easy task! A realistic story about what it’s like to work for a video game company. Learn about the gaming industry through Honoka’s eyes. (Source: Broccoli Books)
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)
Hold Up Kids
Kai Masayoshi and Fuwa Masami are smart-aleck detectives. They try to act like the cops from Miami Vice but they aren’t quite cool enough to pull it off. After one arrest that goes wrong their captain adds a third to their group, motorcycle cop Morinaga Mai, a pretty young cop who kicks Fuwa in the groin when he tries to come on to her. They get along just fine after that. But unfortunately, the drink they take together to toast their new partnership is actually a youth serum created by a mad scientist on retainer with the police department – and all three have been turned into children. But they’re still detectives, and they’re going to keep on doing their jobs until they can be turned back into their normal ages again! Credit: Animeraider
Wake Me Up
Cute oneshot about a little boy who decides to wake up his older friend who lies in bed with a flu, and discovers that their bodies aren't the same. (from B-U)
Before You Grow Up
Before You Grow Up is a oneshot based off of a 10-year-olds insecurities about his love-relationship with a 23-year old man. Said 23-year-old man is what one would call a shotacon, his eyes always glued to elementary school boys. One day, the 10-year-old lover confesses his frustration to the school doctor who gives him a pill that puts him to sleep. The doctor calls his adult lover to see how the man reacts and when he comes rushing to his younger lovers side, the truth and purity about his feelings are revealed.
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.
Lian Ai Make♥Up!
Xiao Mei is a normal high school girl whose hobbies are reading and drawing manga. To encourage her because of her failed love confession, Xiao Zhu gave her a makeover. However, after the photography club's president took pictures of her and published them in the school magazine 'CLOVER', she becomes the 'MYSTERY BEAUTY' the whole school's looking for! (Source: Fate Scanlations) Included one-shot: 4x4 Prince's Diary
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)
Suteki ni Dish Up!
Five girls join together to form an "Obento Circle" where they try to sort out their romantic lives through making incredible obento.
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
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
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 Reportage: Chuunen Doutei
ComedySlice 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
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)
Boukensha Kousen Bouken-ka: Onna Boukensha no Level Up wo Jikkuri Mimamoru Ore no Hanashi
Ja Ja Uma Grooming UP!
Kuze Shunpei, a high school student, is on spring break going to Hokkaidou when he loses his wallet. Stranded in the mountains with no money and his motorcycle having run out of gas, he passes out in the snow on the side of the road. When he wakes up he finds that he's been saved and brought to the Watarai farm, a horse ranch that breeds race horses. There he meets a host of various people, ranging from stable hands to the owner and his family (which includes four daughters). Shunpei is completely unsuited for the farm life, and his city upbringing contrasts sharply with the hard labor required to help the farm out. Yet despite all this, he tries his best to become accepted. However, he constantly gets into arguments with Hibiki (the second daughter), who views him as useless. Things come to a head when Shunpei scares one of the horses, who throws Hibiki (Hibiki is a rider). Ashamed, Shunpei flees back to Tokyo for the rest of the spring break. But back in Tokyo, Shunpei begins to long for the simple farm life. Will Shunpei ever be able to return and prove himself to be worthy of being a member of the farm? (Source: MU)
Kanpeki na Level 99 nado Sonzai Shinai
"You're telling me that.... I'm the 'strongest' in this world!?" A new heroic saga begins here!! On a certain fateful day, the teenage gamer Yuuki found himself in a parallel world when he woke up. Bewildered by the situation in which the characters of the game he had been made a player of had been gathered, he was then saved by a kind girl, a knight named Shannon. As he started to look for a way back to reality──he found out about a shocking truth. "I'm the strongest in this world... a level 99... !?" Then, Yuuki was nominated by the heroes of the game to become their leader....!? (Source: jCafe)
Manga Mitai na Koi Shitai!
Rena may only be in high school, but she already has an important job -- she's a successful shoujo mangaka! When she decides that some experience with dating is necessary to draw better romances, she chooses famous actor Tomoya to help her learn what it's like to be in love. Even though they're dating strictly for business' sake, Rena finds herself falling deeply in love with Tomoya. Seems like romance is a lot harder than it looks in manga! Included one-shots: Volume 1: Magical☆Project Volume 2: Bewildered♥Princess
Tanpen Manga Shuu: Bunnies Hoka
ComedySci-FiSlice of Life
Collection of 9 short stories: 1. Shima Ikka (The Islanders) A man is stranded on a remote island that is inhabited by a strange hermetical family. Being here could be the best thing that would happen to him. 2. Education from Outerspace 3. Eisei Kashikan 4. Bunnies What if you could see your own future? For a curious reporter, this question becomes no longer theoretical as he ends up serving as an involuntary guinea pig for a mad scientist who claims to be able to do just that. But is what he sees really the future? 5. Locker Boueki (Locker Trade Agreement) A scientist from the frozen world of the future discovers a locker which is also a time portal to the past... 6. Wataru Seken 7. Tora no Mon 8. Wasureta Kusa 9. Ipanema no Musume (Girl from Ipanema) (Source: MU)