The Pearl Grudge
Historical Romance Shoujo
This is based on a legend in Ancient China: Luuzhu (Green Pearl) is a beautiful pearl gatherer from a small Southern village in Ancient China. Due to her family's poverty, she was sold by her parents to be the mistress of the wealthy but abusive and old Lord Hong. However, Fate is not so cruel to the gentle Luuzhu. Just before her marriage to Lord Hong, Luuzhu met a young handsome nobleman named Jilun on the beach at night. Dazzled by Luuzhu's grace, Jilun purchased her from Lord Hong for ten bushels of pearl (a most generous amount at the time). It turned out that Jilun is one of the richest man in Ancient China! However, Lord Sima Lun, who usurped the throne, now desires Luuzhu for her legendary beauty. He is even willing to go to war with Jilun for her! Will Luuzhu become just another plaything for the rich and privileged, or will she avert from that terrible fate? Or perhaps, will her celestial beauty bring woe upon her and her loved ones? (Source: Transcendence)
Action Mystery Drama
The metropolitan police have a special squad of negotiators for talking down violent criminals in hostage situations and so forth. The two top negotiators have great knowledge of human psychology and experience in dealing with criminals, but they are missing something important. They are searching for someone who is capable of agape love-- unconditional and selfless love for all people. Such a person would be able to develop rapport easily with criminals, and therefore be a natural negotiator. Instead of finding a person like this on the police force, they find her in the form of the teenage girl Haruka. Will they be able to persuade her to become a negotiator for the police? (Source: MangaHelpers)
Metsuko ni Yoroshiku
Comedy School Shounen
A story of a misunderstood and overweight delinquent girl who just wants to be popular.
Toriko: Aigan Shoujo
Drama Historical Romance
The epic story of a little girl named Shinju being brought up by an aristocrat. He took care of her, raised her and trained her properly. Only that's not all he wants from her. What could he possibly want?
Drama Supernatural Josei
Matsumoto Mizuka is just a normal average high-schooler that is a member of track and field (at least, he's supposed to be). Even thought he couldn't see any ghost, he has a special collecting constitution that make ghosts gather around him. Number of ghosts he gather is countless... (Source: FairGame)
Ishi no Hana
Here again is a work of Sakaguchi which demonstrates (if there is still any need) the immense talent of this author. This time, he's produced a historical manga, which unfolds in Yugoslavia during World War II... It's not especially happy, and I fear things will not work out in the end. Increasingly fascinating. This takes the form of a grand mosaic with five or six principal characters. Not at all Manichaean [seeing the world in black and white, lacking nuance], full of sensitivity. (from mahousu.ifrance.com)
Yuichi Yokoyama makes comics in a unique language situated somewhere between the primal drives of William Blake and the elegant geometries of Sol Lewitt—they are works of philosophical complexity and stunning visual power, of which he has said, "I'm not trying to write stories that are set in the future, but rather to write stories which are delivered from references to any given epoch or time. If the history of the world had turned out differently from what we know today, men would live according to different sets of values and different aesthetics It would be a civilization completely alien to ours." This first U.S. book on Yokoyama's work combines two of the artist's central themes: fighting and building. One set of graphic stories, Public Works, details massive structures being erected across a landscape. Plot is pushed aside in favor of sheer formal verve as we watch buildings, about which we know nothing, come into being. The other set of stories, Combats, is one sequence after another of elegantly choreographed battles. Manga comics have never seen a talent that combines this level of formal ambition with such exquisitely drawn depictions of fashion, art and architecture. (Source: PictureBox)
Asuko March!: Kenritsu Asuka Kougyou Koukou Koushinkyoku
Comedy Drama Romance
Asuko March! is about a girl who failed her examinations and ends up going to a technical high school where all of her classmates are boys.
Mystery Sci-Fi Supernatural
Latitude: Unknown Longitude: Unknown A nameless island simply referred as The Island, where trapped are the young captives with no recollection of their pasts, in the murky fragments of reality, dream and imagination. A girl finds herself in The Island, but she can't remember anything except a boy smile. Later, she is spotted by other 6 girls living in The Island and is named Number6.