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A Drunken Dream

by Hagio Moto (Author/Artist)

A Drunken Dream, is a collection of literary short stories by Hagio falling into multiple genres, created between 1971-2007. The stories were selected by translator Matt Thorn to be an introduction to Hagio for English speakers
This tome travels through several of Hagio's most revolutionary and poignant tales that span over the years of her lush career
' Bianca (1970, 16 pages
' Girl on Porch with Puppy (1971, 12 pages
' Autumn Journey (1971, 24 pages
A boy's pilgrimage to the home of his favorite author has more meaning than either the author or his daughter can imagine
' Marié, Ten Years Later (1977, 16 pages
Two estranged friends learn too late how their actions had destroyed the balance of a perfect triad of intimacy
' A Drunken Dream (1980, 21 pages
Two scientists'one a hermaphrodite, the other a tribal priest'meet on a space station orbiting Io; but they have met before and are destined to meet again
' Hanshin (1984, 16 pages
Conjoined twins Yudy and Yucy are as different as possible. Older Yudy is intelligent but ugly, as her nutrients are used up by her beautiful but simpleminded sister Yucy. Loving and hating so deeply, where does one girl begin and the other end'
' Angel Mimic (1984, 50 pages
' Iguana Girl (1991, 50 pages
A girl who appears to her mother and herself to be a hideous anthropoid iguana struggles to overcome her mother's rejection and find happiness ... but her mother has a secret
' The Child Who Comes Home (1998, 24 pages
? The Willow Tree (2007, 20 pages
A woman stands day to day under a growing willow tree and watches the people who pass by..
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The volume has been nominated for an Eisner Award
More info at Wikipedia


A, A Prime

by Hagio Moto (Author/Artist)

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


A-A

by Hagio Moto (Author/Artist)

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


Absolute Boyfriend

by Watase Yuu (Author/Artist)

Rejected way too many times by good-looking (and unattainable) guys, shy Riiko Izawa goes online and signs up for a free trial of a mysterious Nightly Lover "figure." The very next day a cute naked guy is delivered to her door, and he wants to be her boyfriend
Has Riiko died and gone to heaven' The cute guy turns out to be sweet, smart, a great cook, and lots more. And he looks like a million bucks, which is what he's going to cost Riiko if she doesn't return him in time..
*Includes two other side stories in the last volume called
' Ohoshisama ni wa Sasemasen! (I Won't Let You Become A Star!)
A special short story that was published in a freebie book put out in Sho-Comi. Sneaking into a boys' school to exterminate ghosts! However, what is the boy Chima has always admired doing there...!
- ShoujoMagic
? Shounen Aromatic (Aromatic Boy)
Kabuki Takitsugu is a boy who has the family trait of smell. He can smell anyone's fragrance and find their perfect match. One day, a mysterious girl named Hatsune appears before him, asking him to find a match for her. But, for some strange reason.. Hatsune doesn't have a scent


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


Aishiatteru Futari

by Tanaka Suzuki (Author/Artist)

1) Yurusarenai Otoko
2) Aishiatteru Futari
3) Seigi no Mikata no Koi no Yukue (Love & Battle)
Seigo, who grew up in a village, moved to Tokyo to find a job and to fight crime (apparently he has some strange superpowers), since not much happens in his village. One day his childhood friend Touma visits him and challenges him to remind him of his mission. At least that's Touma's claim..
4) Kanoko's Story
Note: Chapters 1-3 are shounen ai stories while chapter 4 is shoujo


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


Allure

by Ebihara Yuri (Author/Artist)

Is it because of the doctor's alluring scent, which Kai finds strangely familiar? Or could it be because the transplanted corneas last belonged to Hizuki's lover...


Angel's Coffin

by Higuri You (Author/Artist)

When an ancient being is freed by an innocent girl, he offers to grant her heart's desire -- but Seto is bound to bring misery and misfortune to whoever releases him from his prison. Seto's help in winning Marie's true love dooms her to a dark fate...but has the demon unwittingly doomed himself, as well
Inspired by the events of the Mayerling Incident


Anne Frank

by Suzuki Etsuo (Author), Miyawaki Yoko (Artist)

This new line of Edu-Manga features Astro Boy, one of Japan's most popular icons among children who journeys alongside the reader. He provides for kids not only a history lesson but also a richer understanding of the life lessons these historical figures share with us
For two years, Anne Frank and her family lived in hiding from the Nazis in a secret annex. During this time of fear and oppression, one young girl kept a record of her life. In the midst of the tragedy of war, Anne kept her hopes for peace alive and her indomitable spirit lives on in the words of her Diary.
Note: Edu-Manga is a term coined in Japan which means Educational Manga


Attack on Titan

by Isayama Hajime (Author/Artist)

In a world entirely ruled by giants, the human race, which has turned into their food, has surrounded its residential zones with immense walls, which both prevent their freedom outside the walls and protect them from incursions. However, as a result of the appearance of supergiants who cross the wall, a desperate struggle begins and the young heroes, who have lost their parents, fight the giant as a training corps, with a view to regaining their freedom.
Note: Won the Kodansha Manga Award in the shōnen category in 2011, was nominated for the 4th annual Manga Taishō award and also for the the 16th and 18th annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize


Ayako

by Tezuka Osamu (Author/Artist)

The year is 1949. Crushed by the Allied Powers, occupied by General MacArthur's armies, Japan has been experiencing massive change. Agricultural reform is dissolving large estates and redistributing plots to tenant farmers'terrible news, if you're landowners like the archconservative Tenge family. For patriarch Sakuemon, the chagrin of one of his sons coming home alive from a P.O.W. camp instead of having died for the Emperor is topped only by the revelation that another of his is consorting with 'the reds.' What solace does he have but his youngest Ayako, apple of his eye, at once daughter and granddaughter