Naota's life isn't simple: he lives with his eccentric father and grandfather in a two-story house above a family-owned bakery in a town marked by a gigantic factory at its heart. The factory looks suspiciously like a hand iron, complete with a steam release at the top--not the most typical landmark. Life is already strange enough, but to top it off, his older brother's ex-girlfriend starts making extremely suggestive passes at him... and an impish, playful alien smacks him in the head with a bass guitar and then infuses herself into his family
Tatsumiyajima is the central island in the middle of a small cluster of islands, in a sleepy backwater of the Japanese isles. Not much happens there, and the island's young people go to school knowing that their lives are likely to remain peaceful and undisturbed. Or so they have been taught... but the truth is different. The fate of mankind is on the line, and Tatsumiyajima is the last line of defense against a hostile and incomprehensible enemy. At the center of it all, fighting for Humanity's continued existence, is the giant robot Fafner, the dragon that guards this final treasure of mankind
When Queen Clarion's crown goes missing on the night of Pixie Hollow's biggest bash, all fingers point to one thief: the rude and stand-offish fairy Vidia! To keep from being banished from Pixie Hollow forever, Vidia and her friend Prilla go on an outrageous hunt for the crown that takes them from one end of Never Land to the other. Can they find the crown in time to save Vidia's reputation?
Vol 1: Vidia & the Fairy Crown (ヴィディアときえた王冠
Vol 2: Tinker Bell's Secret (ティンカー・ベルの秘密
Vol 3: Rani of the Mermaid Lagoon (マーメイド・ラグーンのラニー
Ashina Tomo is your average school girl who somehow constantly has terrible images of a train accident. One day, on her crush's birthday, her best friend brings her to an isolated print club machine which is rumored to allow prayers to come true. What would happen when your prayers come true, but not the way you want them to be? By a cursed print club machine nonetheless
Celestial wizard Lucy wants to join the Fairy Tail, a guild for the most powerful wizards. But instead, her ambitions land her in the clutches of a gang of unsavory pirates led by a devious magician. Her only hope is Natsu, a strange boy she happens to meet on her travels. Natsu's not your typical hero - but he just might be Lucy's best hope
Note: Won the 33rd Kodansha Manga Award for Best Shounen Manga. Won the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation's Industry Award for Best Comedy Manga in 2009. Vol. 9 was nominated in the Youth Selection category at the 2010 Angoulême International Comics Festival
She may be only 12 years old, but Wendy Marvell is already a member of magical guild Fairy Tail, and a powerful dragon slayer wizard. Even so, she's a little nervous when she sets out for the town of Nanalu for her first solo job: to discover why some of the locals have been mysteriously disappearing! They say the disappearances are the work of the spirit of a dead dragon. It sounds like superstition, but could it be true? Wendy, and another young local wizard named Yoshino, are determined to find out
The spin-off of the popular fantasy manga "Fairy Tail". Sting, who became the master of Sabertooth, Rogue, Yukino, and Minerva together perform jobs together, but...' What is the danger approaching their guild and the whole continent!' The episode that was not shown in the original story is now being told!
'When I was a junior in high school, I always thought about kissing someone. 15-year-old boys always pretend like that, right' One Valentine's Day, I received a letter with chocolate'from a guy! The whole class was thrown into an uproar.' A collection of sweet stories like this one, Fake Fur takes you on the rocky road of love
In Fallen Words, Yoshihiro Tatsumi takes up the oral tradition of rakugo and breathes new life into it by shifting the format from spoken word to manga. Each of the eight stories in the collection is lifted from the Edo-era Japanese storytelling form. As Tatsumi notes in the afterword, the world of rakugo, filled with mystery, emotion, revenge, hope, and, of course, love, overlaps perfectly with the world of Gekiga that he has spent the better part of his life developing.
These slice-of-life stories resonate with modern readers thanks to their comedic elements and familiarity with human idiosyncrasies. In one, a father finds his son too bookish and arranges for two workers to take the young man to a brothel on the pretext of visiting a new shrine. In another particularly beloved rakugo tale, a married man falls in love with a prostitute. When his wife finds out, she is enraged and sets a curse on the other woman. The prostitute responds by cursing the wife, and the two escalate in a spiral of voodoo doll cursing. Soon both are dead, but even death can?t extinguish their jealousy.
Tatsumi's love of wordplay shines through in the telling of these whimsical stories, and yet he still offers timeless insight into human nature
Tsuda likes Nakano and Nakano likes Tsuda, but somehow they keep missing each other at the pass. Amused by the awkward relationship between the two, Tsuda's coworker Saeki takes off with Nakano, leaving Tsuda to tear through the whole town in a panic to find them. But what happens when he finally does' Includes the end of Tsuda and Nakano's story as well as a short story about a fateful meeting for Saeki, the 'eternal teenager.? Final volume