As a child Sakura Mamiya mysteriously disappeared in the woods behind her grandma's home. She returned whole and healthy, but since then she has had the power to see ghosts. Now a teenager, she just wishes the ghosts would leave her alone! At school, the desk next to Sakura's has been empty since the start of the school year, then one day her always-absent classmate shows up, and he's far more than what he seems
In a modern day setting, witches make up about 1% of the world population. Most people look up to them and envy their power, but the gift of magic isn't all sugar and rainbows... Follow the witches in this slice of life series as they face the ups and downs in their daily lives, finding love and friendship in the most unexpected places
When fifteen-year-old Kaho Nikaidou leaves her sheltered home to start life anew in a Tokyo high school dormitory, the last thing she expects is to nearly get hit by a truck! Saved in the nick of time by a handsome stranger, Kaho falls head over heels for him and, after finally tracking him down, boldly confesses her feelings. Turns out Kaho's mystery savior, Kanade, is the son of Kaho's new landlord! The handsome object of Kaho's affection agrees to go out with her, but her newfound bliss is short-lived when it turns out that her new boyfriend?is a fifth-grader
13-year old Rachel awakens to find herself trapped in the basement of an abandoned building. Without any memories, or even a clue as to where she could be, she wanders the building, lost and dizzy. In her search, she comes across a man covered in badges. He introduces himself as Zack and he wields a grim-reaper like sickle. A strange bond is struck between them, strengthened by strange, crazy promises' These two, trapped in this strange building, don't know why fate has placed them there. But they will work together desperately to find a way out
The story A, A' raises a troubling question: How would you feel if your lover died - and was replaced by a clone? Could you recreate your relationship with someone who was physically exactly the same but didn't share any memories of your life together
In 4/4, teenaged Mori flunks out of an ESP training program. But when he meets Trill, a beautiful Unicorn, his latent abilities begin to blossom..
In X+Y, Hagio uses science fiction to explore questions of gender and sexual identity. Time has passed, and once again, Mori finds himself inexorably attracted to a member of the unicorn race - but this unicorn is male... and so is Mori.
Note: Won Seiun Award in manga category in 1985
The story is set in the modern day, except people with special powers have become commonplace throughout the world. A boy named Izuku Midoriya has no powers, but he still dreams
Note: Nominated for the 8th Manga Taisho Award
SERIES 3: Stardust Crusaders
Stardust Crusaders takes place 100 years after Jonathan Joestar defeated Dio Brando. Dio, now known as DIO, is back, and Jonathan's descendants must travel to Egypt to destroy their ancestral enemy once and for all. On one side: Joseph Joestar and Jotaro Kujo ("JoJo" for short)...a globetrotting martial artist and his delinquent Japanese-English grandson. On the other side: a vampire and an army of murderers possessed by evil spirits, the monstrous "Stands". But Jotaro and Joseph have "Stands" too... and the stage is set for a terrifying battle as the heroes fight their way around the world! Adapted into anime, action figures, and video games, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is one of the weirdest, most influential Jump manga ever
An epic horror-action-adventure! Spanning the generations of the Joestar family, each arc focuses on a certain member of the family and his/her battles with vampires, super vampires, and other Stand users
1: Phantom Blood - Jonathan Joestar
2: Battle Tendency - Joseph Joestar
3: Stardust Crusaders - Jotaro Kujo
4: Diamond wa Kudakenai (Diamond Is Unbreakable) - Josuke Higashikata
5: Vento Aureo - Giorno Giovana
6: Stone Ocean - Jolyne Kujo
7: Steel Ball Run (AU of Phantom Blood) - Johnny Joestar (alternate universe Jonathan Joestar) & Gyro Zeppeli (alternate version
8: JoJorion (AU of Diamond wa Kudakenai) - Josuke Higashikata (alternate version) & Yasuho Hirose (alternate universe Koichi Hirose
Before the Pirate King was executed, he dared the many pirates of the world to seek out the fortune that he left behind in one piece
As a child, Monkey D. Luffy dreamed of becoming the King of the Pirates. But his life changed when he accidentally gained the power to stretch like rubber...at the cost of never being able to swim again! Now Luffy, with the help of a motley collection of nakama, is setting off in search of "One Piece", said to be the greatest treasure in the world
Note: The best-selling series in manga history
Was a finalist for the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize from 2000 to 2002. The German translation of Vol 44 won the Sondermann audience award at the Frankfurt Book Fair Comics Centre in 2005
Won the 41st Japan Cartoonists Association Award Grand Prize alongside Neko Darake in 2012
Ichigo Kurosaki has always been able to see ghosts, but this ability doesn't change his life nearly as much as his close encounter with Rukia Kuchiki, a Soul Reaper and member of the mysterious Soul Society.
While fighting a Hollow, an evil spirit that preys on humans who display psychic energy, Rukia attempts to lend Ichigo some of her powers so that he can save his family, but much to her surprise, Ichigo absorbs every last drop of her energy.
Now a full-fledged Soul Reaper himself, Ichigo quickly learns that the world he inhabits is one full of dangerous spirits, and along with Rukia, who is slowly regaining her powers, it's Ichigo's job to both protect the innocent from Hollows and to help the spirits themselves find peace
Note: Won the 50th Shogakukan Manga Award in the Shounen category in 2005
On May 9th, 1999, Raku Ichijou was born into the Yakuza heir. On June 7th, 1999, Chitoge Kirisaki was born into the Bee Hive Gangsters. Even though Raku may be the next heir to a Yakuza group, he's actually a normal highschool student who wishes for peace and quiet. However, when he meets violent transfer student Chitoge Kirisaki, his life takes a sharp turn for the worse
One day, a mysterious virus appeared on Earth which killed every infected human over the age of 13. At the same time, vampires emerged from the world's dark recesses and enslaved mankind. Enter Hyakuya Yuuichirou, a young boy, who along with the rest of the children from his orphanage, are treated as livestock by the vampires. Even in captivity, Yuuichirou dreams big. He dreams of killing vampires. He dreams of killing them all
"Hey, you said you wanted a sister, right'" First year highschool student, Toujo Basara, was suddenly asked by his father and fell into a state of panic. On top of that, the eccentric father told him he will be getting remarried. He then departed overseas after bringing Basara two beautiful step-sisters. But Mio and Maria's true forms are actually the newbie Demon Lord and a succubus!' Basara was almost entered into a master and servant contract with Mio, but a "reversed" contract was formed by mistake, and Basara is now the master!? Moreover, Basara is being hit by ecchi situation one after another due to the contract, but Mio's life is being pursued by other demon tribes and hero tribes!! The most powerful contractor's desire action drama begins
Ever since he saw the legendary player known as the "Little Giant" compete at the national volleyball finals, Shoyo Hinata has aimed to be the best volleyball player ever! He decides to join the team at the high school the Little Giant went to ? and then surpass him. Who says you need to be tall to play volleyball when you can jump higher than anyone else
Nishizuru Yakki is a permanent part-timer, regular customer in a maid-cafe, and 20-year-old virgin. What makes him special is his ability to see ghosts. But ghosts are not monsters, they are mostly harmless. At least our hero can live by simply ignoring them. Yakki never believed in monsters until the day when he meets the girl named Rokka. This cheerful girl appears to have a secret..