of high-school girls who make friends with the unlikeliest
outcasts—witches, ghosts, and living dolls, ostracized and
bullied because of their gloomy appearance and introspective
temperaments. These hapless characters find companionship
and acceptance though serendipitous encounters with their
seemingly commonplace counterparts. Both cute and endearing,
the psyche of high-school girls is explored in a cute fantasy
world of ghosts and other ghastly misfits.
a post-apocalyptic future, after nuclear war has destroyed
much of the world, Japan has once again closed its borders
to the outside world. Again living in isolation, the Japanese
people have begun to develop strange mutations. These mutations
became commonly known as moryo, a name once given to the
grotesque goblins of ancient Japan. These moryo at first
were harmless, but they became worse, eventually developing
into man-eating beasts and other monstrous forms. Hunters
known as exterminators roam the land ridding humanity
of these foul mutants. This is the story of one of these
killers, a man known only as Psycho.
it be great to live with the perfect woman or perfect man?
Android butlers and babes are the future. These short stories
are tales from a land beyond, where androids not only protect
humans, but also live and get intimate with them.
is just about to turn sixteen when he accidentally bumps
into and injures his mysterious high school senpai, Mizushima-kun.
Now, he is bound to make it up to him, but the lines aren’t
clear on just how far this new angst filled steamy relationship
Renard seems to be your run-of-the-mill establish, but it
is more than meets the eye. When strangers stumble upon the
hidden secret within an average business front, they find
a mysterious woman selling stones with magical properties.
Before they know it they are transported on strange adventures
of science fiction and fantasy.
is a girl who loves ramen noodles. At last, she thinks that
she has finally found the perfect ramen shop, but the problem
is the shop is completely full of old regulars and she can’t
get in. Will the timid Saeki ever summon the willpower to
reach out and get the ramen that she desperately wants?
is engulfing the face of Yuki’s high school and Yuki is caught
in the middle. As she battles the exhausting crowds during
her daily commute she, like many other young girls in Japan,
is sexually violated. Meanwhile a boy is secretly filming
her and someone is brutally slaughtering cats. What does
it all mean? Enigma spins into ever darkening chasms.
mundane events twist with an unusual presence of the unreal
as the psyche of ordinary people is explored. Depression,
time and thought are redefined. Alive is a collection of
melancholy love stories saturated with sadness. Characters
struggle to connect with one another but never quite succeed.
They are essentially alone. A world that is dark and disturbing—suicide
is constantly contemplated and feelings of guilt, inadequacy,
and suppressed sexuality surface as identity itself becomes
a terribly fragile thing.
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lives an ordinary life. And this is an ordinary story. She
has friends and family, loves her dog, thinks about life,
and occasionally looks for work (kinda). These are the adventures
into a typical girl’s life.
Sold out of the back door of an otherwise straight bordello to clientele with a taste for young boys, Wanu is the brothel boy of the famed Kamiki whorehouse. The Japanese aristocrats and samurai who frequent this brothel must be discrete and the despicable owner is much obliged to keep things that way. Meanwhile, Wanu’s soul is trapped in a vessel on loan to the homo-erotic fantasies of important men, until he is visited by the mysterious soul catcher.
young woman who invites a stranger in out of the rain is
berated by her overly controlling mother. When the stranger
hears voices coming from a supposedly empty closet they discover
that there may be more to the unused space than meets the
eye. Secrets and forgotten memories that lie deep in the
unconscious manifest themselves in reality in this metaphysical
Issues: 01, 02, 03
heads for the city to find the father who abandoned him as
a child. He is determined to get vengeance. But Noato finds
out it won’t be that easy. Dad is a champion boxer. Naoto
must train to face his own father for the Japan feather weight
champion title match.
Issues: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10
masked man appears to a band of soldiers. He goes quietly
and joins the ranks of prisoners of war. But his mask holds
a secret. His quite demeanor may not be what it seems. The
man in the mask holds powers that unfold just in time to
rescue innocent lives about to be executed at the whims of
a mad ruler.
Issues: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10
had never really spoken with his classmate, the nice and
proper, Ms. Segawa before. But to his surprise she suddenly
confronts him one day out of the blue. Ms. Segawa exclaims
that she has seen an alien! And that alien is none other
than their mutual classmate, the cute and popular Ms. Sakuma.
Sure, Kitaro thinks, right, an alien. But is she telling
the truth? Is there more to this mystery or is it some elaborate