The heroine, Tokieda Nao, discovers that she has an Unexpected Fiancé! It seems her father's company is having difficulty, so in order to save it, he set up an arranged marriage between Nao and the son of a wealthy man. Nao isn't exactly happy to hear this news. To make things even more fun, Nao is attending a new high school. Up to this point, she had only attended all-girls schools. Her new school was an all-boys school up to this year, so it is about 95% guys! Nao knows that her new fiance is a student there, but she hasn't been told exactly WHO it is! Right away Nao meets two interesting guys at school. They are the somewhat surly Sakaki Mitsuru, and the very pretty boy Toono Minori. Nao actually thought Minori was a girl at first, and was rather shocked to discover he is a guy. Nao is trying to figure out which guy at the school is her fiance, but she doesn't have much to go on, only 5 hints: 1.) One of his initials is "M" 2.) He has a mole somewhere near his hip 3.) He has a flower-shaped birthmark 4.) She met him when she was a child 5.) Fear of high places. The hunt is on as Nao cheerfully searches for her new fiance. More than one boy seems to fit her clues, how will she ever figure out who it is?
The first half of the book is made up by the titular story, a serial killer thriller that gets all kinds of meta and crazy as it progresses. The second half of the book consists of a short interview with Kago (and Ryuichi Kasumi, a Japanese crime fiction writer) and a number of short stories. (Source: Caterpillar)
Vampire Yui is the daughter of a male Shinma and a woman who has both the blood of the Shi clan and the blood of a vampire, namely Vampire Miyu. Yui's particular Shi heritage makes her deeply connected to a magical lake residing on a different plane of existence. The guardian of the lake, Yuki, is the sister of one of Yui's distant ancestresses. Yuki fell in love with a mortal man over a century ago and chose to enter a wakeless sleep with him rather than fulfill her obligation to control the magic of the lake. The remaining Shi covet the lake and want to use its power. They fear that Yui, naturally drawn to it, would wake up Yuki, who would once more take up rule. (Source: MangaHelpers)
Owari to Hajimari no Miles
ComedyFantasySlice of Life
Set in a world where every object has its own spirit, the story follows Miles, a young woman who has the rare ability to communicate with those spirits. Working as a spirit medium, Miles helps people find the objects that are compatible to them. Assisting her is a mysterious man named Gikaku who's literally not from this world. Dubbed as the "god of destruction" Gikaku wields a terrible power which, as it seems, only Miles can contain. But for how long? (Source: Kotonoha) This series is on hiatus.
Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters
Everyone in the world uses smartphone apps. But inside them lurks unknown creatures called "Appli Monsters," or "Appmon." The Appmon are AI lifeforms with the ability to think and act, and exist in the boundary between the human world and digital space to allow people and the system to interface and function. But in the vast sea of the internet, the "last boss AI" Leviathan takes control of the Appmon with a virus and begins hacking every system, thus starting to control the human world from the world of the net. The protagonist, Haru Shinkai, is led to acquiring the Appli Drive and uses it to materialize Gacchimon, a search app monster. What is the secret hidden within the Appli Drive? What is the mysterious field that exists between net world where the Appmon exist, and the real world? What is the "App Combine" that can combine two Appmons? What is Leviathan's true goal? (Source: ANN)
Maki just got a new job at the game store Fantasy. Everything seems to be great she loves working with games and likes the store manager. There are three problems though, the three store owners who are loud, obnoxious, hard-core nerds. Prepare for non stop manga, anime, and video game references.
The moment you fall in love, should that be considered as real love? I mean, all it is, really, is self satisfaction, isn't it? You aren't thinking about the other person's happiness, but rather, all you're thinking about is, "As long as I feel good, it's fine." To purge that sort of love, Thales plans to interfere between couples as much as possible, and then sever their ties. (Source: Batoto)
Based on the Linux operating system variant Ubuntu, this "slapstick school comedy," three high school students—the fervent UNIX user and club president Akane Kisaragi, the hardcore gal-game otaku vice-president Masato Midou, and the doujinshi-drawing Mac fan Risa Shiina—are learning how to use Ubuntu in their systems adminstration club. (Source: ANN)
"You shall meet your true love today..." This was the fortune that Magic Tower's top fortune-teller (and not to mention hottest), Aki, predicted. The girl he met that did was named Saya, part of Aki's brother's fortune-telling club. Saya simply cannot believe it, but Aki tells her fortune and it's the same! Could this fortune really come true? If you do not tell one fortune right, you are forced to leave your position at MT... (Source: Starry Heaven)