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A Bloody Kiss Tonight

by Tateno Makoto (Author/Artist)

A short story about the third vampire, Natsuhi, who meets a sickly boy


A Foreign Love Affair

by Yamane Ayano (Author/Artist)

Japanese yakuza clan heir Ranmaru just got married on a lavish cruise ship, but things aren't as they seem. The marriage is just for the appearances, and he ends up getting drunk and spending the night not with his bride but with the sexy ship captain. When the two men meet again in Italy, it is the start of a spectacular love story
Includes an extra story called Koi no Annainin (The Guide of Love)


A Girl on the Shore

by Asano Inio (Author/Artist)

Koume Sato and Kosuke Isobe are two teenagers living in a sleepy seaside town. After getting used and dumped by her crush, the emotionally damaged Koume decides to start a sexual relationship with Kosuke, without any emotions involved. However, they both soon discover that sex with no strings attached does lead to unexpected complications, not just for themselves but also the people surrounding them


A Patch Of Dreams

by Oda Hideji (Author/Artist)

Renei thinks she´s going crazy. After many years, she has begun to dream about Coo's World all the time, a place beneath the shadow of the mysterious Mount Babiranma, inhabited by fantastic creatures: Nagizari, God, the little Rey, the lethal teppas. Her dead brother, who is going through an identity crisis, may be there, as well as her best friend, who committed suicide some time ago and has now returned for her.
As she muses on making sense of life, things in the real world do not seem to be going her way either. When the inhabitants of Coo's World begin to reveal themselves to her and try to persuade her to go along with them, she no longer knows if her life is a dream or a nightmare. Will they find the answer to the mystery Mt. Babiranma conceals? And more importantly, will they all escape with their lives


Abandon the Old in Tokyo

by Tatsumi Yoshihiro (Author/Artist)

Over four decades ago, Yoshihiro Tastsumi expanded the horizons of comics storytelling by using the visual language of manga to tell gritty, literary short stories about the private lives of everyday people. He has been called "the grandfather of Japanese alternative comics" and has influenced generations of cartoonists, but, until now, the majority of his works has remained unavailable outside of Japan. By turns poetic, comical, and deeply unsettling, Abandon the Old in Tokyo is a collection of unforgettable short stories from the modern master
- Drawn & Quarterly
"Starkly beautiful... revelatory... fearless.
- The Village Voice
"Marvelously evocative... Tatsumis's stories flow with dreamlike ambiguity
- Publishers Weekly
"With both fascination and empathy, Tatsumi explores the lives of people on society's bottom rung and exposes a world of lost souls, unattainable dreams, and unexpected redemption.
- Bookforum


Absolute Duo

by Hiiragiboshi Takumi (Author), Nariie Shinichirou (Artist)

After losing a loved one, Tooru Konoe enrolls at Kouryou Academy so as to gain a <>, a weapon that is his soul made manifest, for the sake of revenge. He was expecting a weapon... What he got was a shield... How is he to seek revenge with something that isn't even a weapon?


Adolf

by Tezuka Osamu (Author/Artist)

A graveyard in contemporary Israel has an unlikely visitor. The elderly gentleman from Japan, a former news correspondent, lays a bouquet of flowers at the tomb of one Adolf Kamil. For he remembers the tale of three Adolfs: Kamil, a Jew who grew up in Kobe, Japan, the son of a baker; Kaufmann, only child of a German consul stationed at that port city and his Japanese wife; and the Fuhrer with whom the Far Eastern nation made common cause


After Hours

by Nishio Yuhta (Author/Artist)

Asahina Emi, an ordinary girl dragged along to a club by a friend, has a chance encounter with Kei, a savvy, fashionable, vinyl-collecting lesbian and what unfolds a heart-throbbing, shimmering tale of girl meets girl against the backdrop of Tokyo's vibrant nightlife scene


Akira

by Otomo Katsuhiro (Author/Artist)

Akira is set in the post-apocalypse Neo-Tokyo of 2030, a vast metropolis built on the ashes of a Tokyo annihilated by an apocalyptic blast of unknown power that triggered World War III. The lives of two streetwise teenage friends, Tetsuo and Kaneda, change forever when dormant paranormal abilities begin to waken in Tetsuo, who becomes a target for a shadowy government operation, a group who will stop at nothing to prevent another catastrophe like that which leveled Tokyo. And at the core of their motivation is a raw, all-consuming fear. A fear of someone or something, of unthinkably monstrous power known only as "Akira"
Note: Won the 1984 Kodansha Manga Award for best general manga, won the Harvey Award for Best American Edition of Foreign Material in 1993 and was nominated for the Harvey for Best Graphic Album of Previously Published Work in 2002


All You Need Is Kill

by Sakurazaka Hiroshi (Author), Obata Takeshi (Artist)

Note: Nominated for the Eisner award for the "Best U.S. Edition of International Material - Asia" in 2015


Amnesia Labyrinth

by Tanigawa Nagaru (Author), Natsumi Kohane (Artist)

When high-school student Souji Kushiki, an academic achiever and talented athlete from a well-to-do family, returns home from boarding school, he finds that his sisters Harumi, Youko, and Saki have changed. Their strangely clingy behavior borders on the inappropriate and bizarre, yet Souji just brushes off their odd behavior at first
However, when Souji arrives at school the next day, he learns that, during the summer, one of the students in his class was pushed to his death in front of a subway train. And what's more, two other students were stabbed by an unknown culprit. Are the victims linked, and could Souji's sisters have anything to do with the murders


An Even More Beautiful Lie

by Kanai Kei (Author/Artist)

Painter Yukari Yohito will soon realize that despite all that he's been through, leaving his umbrella on a train will be the one thing that changes his life. Completely in tune with his paintings, Yukari is a genius at the canvas; however he is completely useless at living life. One day fellow art student Kurosu Keiichiro realizes Yukari has forgotten his umbrella on the train and quickly tries to return it-- having been a huge fan of Yukari's work, he strikes up a friendship. Keiichiro begins coming by to take care of things for the neurotic artist. However, the more he involves himself in Yukari's complex life the deeper Keiichiro's feelings begin to run. It's no longer mere friendship or even admiration that moves him, but just what should he do about it
DMG via Renta


Apocalypse Zero

by Yamaguchi Takayuki (Author/Artist)

A series of natural disasters has reduced the world to rubble, with the survivors doing whatever they must to survive in a world gone mad. But one young boy, Kakugo, gifted with amazing martial arts and a superpowerful suit of armor by his late father, has been charged with making the world (or at least his school) a safer place but his sister has a matching set of skills and equipment, and she`s on a mission to bring peace to the world. By wiping out humanity


Appleseed

by Shirow Masamune (Author/Artist)

World War III is over, and nomad soldier Duenan Knute and her cyborg partner Briareos struggle to survive in the abandoned cities and demilitarized zones of the post-war wasteland, the "Badside." Matters appear on the upswing, however, when they are found and brought to Olympus, an urban utopia and centerpiece for the reconstruction of civilization. Duenan and Bri join the Olympus police, a force that seems hardly necessary in such a paradise. But, like in most pretty pictures, perfection is an illusion, and Olympus's peaceful facade hides a dark secret, a violent struggle between human and cyborg that could once again plunge the world into war... and genocide
Note: Won the Seiun Award for Best Manga in 1986


Appleseed Hypernote

by Shirow Masamune (Author/Artist)

World War III is over, and nomad soldier Duenan Knute and her cyborg partner Briareos struggle to survive in the abandoned cities and demilitarized zones of the post-war wasteland, the "Badside." Matters appear on the upswing, however, when they are found and brought to Olympus, an urban utopia and centerpiece for the reconstruction of civilization. Duenan and Bri join the Olympus police, a force that seems hardly necessary in such a paradise. But, like in most pretty pictures, perfection is an illusion, and Olympus's peaceful facade hides a dark secret, a violent struggle between human and cyborg that could once again plunge the world into war... and genocide
Note: Won the Seiun Award for Best Manga in 1986