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CURRENT PROJECTS
#000000 - Ultra Black Ao No Exorcist Black Torch
Raised in a home nearly all his life, Sanetora has been provided for anonymously for as long as he could remember. When his mysterious benefactor offers to foster him, he is more than thrilled—it's like a dream come true! The person waiting for him at his would-be new home however, is a startlingly young man with a sharp tongue!Kanae, Sanetora's foster father, is a businessman who runs a company, and is not without an ulterior motive: Sanetora suddenly finds himself employed! As if that wasn't perplexing enough, it turns out the company is no ordinary company—it deals with strange objects that can turn their owners into freaks of nature!!Just how is Sanetora going to live his new life?! This world consists of two dimensions joined as one, like a mirror. The first is the world in which the humans live, Assiah. The other is the world of demons, Gehenna. Ordinarily, travel between the two, and indeed any kind of contact between the two, is impossible. However, the demons can pass over into this world by possessing anything that exist within it. Satan may be the king of demons, but there's one thing he doesn't have, and that's a substance in the human world which is powerful enough to contain him! For that purpose he created Rin, his son with a human woman, but will his son agree to his plans? Or will he become something else...like an exorcist? A descendant of shinobi, Jirou Azuma has been learning ninja techniques his entire life. But in addition to this, he also has the ability to talk to animals. One day, he rescues a strange black cat named Ragou and learns that the world is filled with spirits called mononoke that take the forms of people and animals. However, their meeting is cut short when they are attacked by a hostile mononoke after Ragou's power.
BTOOOM! Butler-sama's Favorite Denpa Kyoushi
Ryouta Sakamoto is one of the top-ranked players of BTOOOM!, an online battle game. But no amount of simulated warfare could have prepared him for what is to come… Ryouta wakes one evening to find himself dangling from a tree by a parachute with no recollection of how he got there. Before he can orient himself to his unfamiliar surroundings, Ryouta is attacked. As a barrage of explosives rain down on him, Ryouta realizes that he too has a pack of bombs…bombs that look very similar to the ones used in BTOOOM! Ryouta may have mastered the online game, but can he come out on top in this real-life game of survival?! After the death of her parents, Himura Ryou is taken in by grandparents and starts to attend the super elite high school, Souseikan Gakuen. Ryou gets lost within the school's spacious area and it leads her to a guy wearing tuxedo. He is Kanzawa Hakuou who attends the butler training course [B (Butler) Class] knowing that Ryou is...?! Kagami Junichirou is known as a genius physicist. He wrote a thesis at a young age of 17, and it was even published by "Nature," a prominent science magazine. After college, he devoted himself to being an otaku and a NEET: Updating his anime blog and aiming for #1 ranking. He claims to have a disease that makes him do ONLY what he wants to do. Desperate to get him to do something with his life, his little sister manages to get him a job as a teacher at his alma mater.
Dimension W Joujuu Senjin!! Mushibugyo Kimi ni Todoke
In the future, Nikola Tesla's dream of a 'World System' of electricity is realized. Cords and batteries are a thing of the past, and now people can directly draw energy using devices known as 'coils.' Some people, however, modify these coils for destructive purposes. Mabuchi Kyoma, a man who lives in ruins and has a passion for 'vintage' gas-powered cars, has good reason to know what damage these coils can do. He takes on assignments from a large woman known as Marie, recovering illegal coils in exchange for cash and gasoline. One day, he goes out on one of his usual missions, to retrieve illegal coils from two criminal brothers, Jony and Every Won. When he gets to their gang's hideout, however, there is another stranger there: a mysterious, cloaked captive that appears to be a young lady. Who is she and will this meeting change Kyoma's life? The action story is set in Edo-era Tokyo in the early 1700s. The eighth shogun Tokugawa Yoshimune ordered boxes to be installed so commoners can submit their thoughts. After hearing their voices, the shogun creates a new magistrate unit — Mushibugyou — to protect the people in the heart of the city. Each member is a specialist with unique fighting skills. Sawako Kuronuma is the perfect heroine... for a horror movie. With her jet-black hair, sinister smile and silent demeanor, she's often mistaken for the haunting movie character Sadako. But behind her scary facade is a very misunderstood teenager. Too shy to fit in, all she wants to do is make some friends. But when a popular boy in class befriends her, she's sure to make more than just that--she's about to make some enemies too! In 2008 it won the Best Shoujo Manga award in the 32nd Annual Kodansha Manga Award. The series was also nominated for the first Manga Taisho awards in 2008.
Kurokami (Black God) Kurosagi - The Black Swindler Momomoke Restaurant
Wending his way home after a bender one evening, master moocher and game programmer Keita Ibuki decides to satisfy a craving for ramen at a noodle stand. Instead of slurping soup, though, he surrenders his meal to a manic girl who, unbeknownst to Keita, is a Mototsumitama, a guardian of the coexistence equilibrium. When his new acquaintance is attacked, Keita gets caught in the crossfire and loses an arm. Awakening from the shock of his injury, Keita finds himself back in his apartment... arm intact! But just whose arm is it?! Asking the strange girl raiding his refrigerator reveals only that Keita's life has become a great deal more complicated. White swindlers (shirosagi) are those that cheat people to take their money, red swindlers (akasagi) are those that swindle the opposite sex, and black swindlers (kurosagi) are those that cheat the white and red swindlers. After his family is swindled by white swindlers, Kurosaki sets out to avenge them by becoming a black swindler. Kurosagi won the 2008 Shogakukan Manga Award for seinen/general manga along with Tetsuji Sekiya's Bambino!. Mamiya Chihiro, a poor student afflicted with the ability to see ghosts, is stalked by a Youkai who wants to hire him to work at his restaurant.
Occultic;Nine Salaryman Exorcist Shinrei Tantei Yakumo
The story takes place in Kichijoji. Dreaming day and night of getting rich very quickly, Yuuta Gamon, a 2nd year high school student, owner of an affiliation blog called Kiri Kiri Basara, takes advantage of it and he gathers nine eccentric individuals. With their help, he challenges the supernatural and tries to solve all mysteries leading to unimaginable events that can potentially alter the course of the world...or maybe not? The official spin off of Ao no Exorcist. Shinrei Tantei Yakumo aka Psychic Detective Yakumo tells a story about a college student, Saitou Yakumo who was born with different eye colors. His red left eye gives him a special ability to see ghosts and spirits. He believes ghosts and spirits are bound to earth because of a certain 'cause' and simply by eliminating that 'cause' will those spirits rest in peace. Being asked for help by Ozawa Haruka, together they began their investigation.Based on the novel by Kaminaga Manabu.
Suki tte Ii na yo Tengai-san wa Angai Futsuu
Mei Tachibana has spent her 16 years without making either a boyfriend or friends. One day she drop-kicks a popular boy in school, Yamato Kurosawa, because of a misunderstanding. For some reason it seems that he takes a liking to her and one-sidedly claims that they're friends. “The reason why I transferred schools was… well, because my older brother is in jail!” In Tokoi City, there is an old legend that two ancient monsters used to dwell there. Tengai Yuuko, a transfer student, moves in order to uncover the truth surrounding the violent murder that caused the incarceration of her brother 10 years ago. She has artifacts connecting the incident with the two monsters from the legend, but she finds herself unexpectedly working with a boy named Masaki Maki to get to the bottom of it.
JOINT PROJECTS
Area no Kishi Hammer Session Risouteki Boyfriend
Aizawa Kakeru is an energetic and dedicated eighth grader who serves as the manager for his school’s football team. Though he was well known for being a talented player the previous year, an accident during one of his games caused Kakeru to vow never to play competitively again. Still passionate about the sport, Kakeru dreams of one day becoming a professional football trainer so that he can work alongside his older brother Suguru, the ace of the school team who has represented Japan in international competition. Two prisoners managed to escape after the police truck carrying them crashed on the highway. One of them , Mr Sawazaki is a gangster who has sent 10 different bosses to hospital. The other called "You" - our protagonist - is a con artist whose cheating profile has piled up to approximately 100 billion yen. Accidentally, "You" then becomes the new teacher for the nearby high school, under the new name Takeda Shindo, and according to a deal of "Hammer Session" with the headmaster. The story is about a teacher who has a past record as a con-artist. It has its own unique taste, which makes it distinctive from other series about teachers, such as GTO and Gokusen. Yusa, who likes aggressive boys, likes Nishizaki-senpai from the basketball club and is pursuing him along with her best friend, Nanami. However, Nanami and Nichizaki suddenly start dating! In order to support her best friend, Yusa lies and says she’s found someone else. Her classmate, Haruta-kun, happened to be nearby and calls her on her bluff…?
COMPLETED PROJECTS
Azuke Honya Dengeki Daisy Faster Than A Kiss
Fukaya Shinichiro's whimsical grandfather has decided, quite out of the blue, to hand over one of his many holdings, a bookstore known as the "Fukayadou", to his high school-age grandson! Shinichiro is understandably reluctant, but when he sets foot in the store only to be immediately drawn into a world full of fantastical books that thrive on human emotions, and meets the handsome blond man with a mysterious smile who works as its manager, he realizes his life will never be normal again. After orphan Teru Kurebayashi loses her beloved older brother, she finds solace in the messages she exchanges with Daisy, an enigmatic figure who can only be reached through the cell phone her brother left her. Meanwhile, Teru meets and forms a strange friendship with mysterious Tasuku Kurosaki, her school's janitor. For some reason, Kurosaki always seems to be around whenever Teru needs help which leads Teru to wonder: Could Daisy be a lot closer than she thinks? As the mystery of Daisy unfolds, Teru also discovers that there may have been a lot more to the life and death of her brother than she ever dreamed... and that the man she thought was her friend just might have all the answers. After losing their parents, Fumino and her brother hop from one relative to another. Getting tired of all those moves, she finally decides to quit school and work to support her brother on her own. As they sat on a park bench, her teacher appears in front of her and agrees to her demands of marrying and supporting both her and her brother!! Is he serious or just playing around...?!
Gakuto no Vector GE - Good Ending Kaichou wa Maid-sama
Minazu Aruto loves reading novels and short stories so a classmate recommends a club that the school has called Philosophia. The classmate doesn't really know what the club is about but the name sparks a curiosity in Aruto and he decides to find out what it is. He goes to the old library on campus where he meets and is introduced to all three members of the group: Tomoe, Takaho and Kaede. Still without knowing what the Philosophia club is about, Aruto finds himself joining what he thinks is a literature club. A follow-up to a heavy response to the original oneshot manga by the same title. Good Ending follows the main character Utsumi's interactions with Kurokawa Yuki, a member of the school tennis team, in order for Utsumi to confess his feelings to the captain of the tennis team. It is implied that the title of the manga is derived from the "good endings" that are achieved in visual novels. From Tokyopop: Brilliant and overachieving, Misaki Ayuzawa is the President of the Student Council at Seika High School, formerly a boys' school. Unfortunately, most of the students are still male and stuck in their slovenly habits, so man-hating Misaki really socks it to 'em in an attempt to make the school presentable to attract more female students. But what will she do when the sexiest boy in school finds out that after school, Misaki works in a maid cafe.
Kare wa Diablo Kimi ni Todoke x Aozora Yell (oneshot) Kiseki no Shounen
In order to realize her dream of a romance with her senpai, Meiko uses black magic. Unexpectedly, she summons the demon king Lucifer, who also ends up as her homeroom teacher! As part of their contract, Meiko is forced onto the path of a witch, but in reality, she's just Lucifer's slave! And now that she has magical powers, she activates her super strength whenever she eats Anpan. What will become of Meiko and the great demon king Lucifer? Eight-page oneshot featuring Kimi ni Todoke's homeroom teacher Kazuichi "Pin" Arai who makes a pass at two women, who happen to be Youko Sugimura and Maki, teachers at Aozora Yell's Shirato High School. Oda Yuuma is an odd young man. He can float off the ground. He can see into the future. He scares the crap out of some of his classmates and teachers. There is a physicist trying to understand how he does what he does, but Oda-kun has his own agenda, and it involves a possible future he has seen of a girl from his school…
Kurogane (Ikezawa Haruto) Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu Vampire Knight
Kurogane Hiroto is in high school, where he is academically the top of his class but literally the worst in physical activity. Born with a weak body, he has no endurance, speed nor strength and Hiroto wants nothing more than to be a hero. Fate teases him by giving him phenomenal eye sight, which allows him to see well beyond anyone else in sports, but his body is not able to react to any of it. He learns from his friend Shiratori, who wants to recruit him for the Kendo team, about a rumor about a ghost named Tojo Sayuri, who wields a katana and haunts an alley in the city. Half curious, Hiroto goes there only to find that the ghost is real and that Tojo Sayuri has been looking for a successor to her Sakura sword style for 150 years. Sayuri chooses him as the successor after being able to dodge her attack and forces him to learn the Sakura style. Even with the help of the ancient swordsman ghost, Hiroto has to overcome his poor motor skills in order to be the hero he always wanted to be. Tsubaki is a girl who loves making her younger sister's hair pretty every morning, but she doesn't think that kind of style suits herself! The day of her High School Beginning Ceremony, after she failed in being the top student (who usually makes the ceremony speech), she finds herself sitting next to the actual top student of the first years, the worst rude guy ever, Kyouta. She ends up cutting his hair on purpose because of the bad things he says to her. Kyouta demands that Tsubaki pay him back with her body, but Tsubaki fixes his hair instead--making it even shorter! After that, Kyouta unexpectedly kisses Tsubaki and swears that he'll make her his woman. Cross Academy is attended by two groups of students: the Day Class and the Night Class. At twilight, when the students of the Day Class return to their dorm, they cross paths with the Night Class on their way to school. Yuki Cross and Zero Kiryu are the Guardians of the school, protecting the Day Class from the Academy's dark secret: the Night Class is full of vampires!
Zen'yasai Patroller (oneshot)
High-school student and self-proclaimed 'bundle of nerves' Mano Asako faints away at school, and wakes up in the middle of a ghostly culture festival.
DROPPED PROJECTS
7-nin no Shakespeare Ahiru no Sora Aho Girl
As the name implies, the manga deals with the "light and darkness" of the 16th-century London actor, playwright, and troupe manager William Shakespeare. He's short, weak, and has just transferred to a new school. Kurumatani Sora is the main character in this story who loves basketball. He has been shooting hoops ever since he was little and has been trying to grow tall just like his mother, who "used" to be a basketball player. What happened to her and what Sora will do at the new school is all up to you to find out! This 4-koma style manga features Yoshiko, a genuinely stupid girl (she can even manage to get all 0's on multiple choice tests.). She hangs out at school with her childhood friend, who she claims to like, and he has to put up with all her ridiculous behavior!
Arakawa Under The Bridge Bungou Stray Dogs Code: Breaker
Gag manga about Kou, a young "elite" man, who has a policy of not being in debt to anyone. But he ends up owing his life to a strange girl who saves him. Nino, the girl who claims she's from Venus and lives under the bridge by the Arakawa river, demands that Kou become her lover. So the young man ends up living there too. Nakajima Atsushi was kicked out of his orphanage, and now he has no place to go and no food. While he is standing by a river, on the brink of starvation, he rescues a man whimsically attempting suicide. That man is Dazai Osamu, and he and his partner Kunikida are members of a very special detective agency. They have supernatural powers, and deal with cases that are too dangerous for the police or the military. They're tracking down a tiger that has appeared in the area recently, around the time Atsushi came to the area. The tiger seems to have a connection to Atsushi, and by the time the case is solved, it is clear that Atsushi's future will involve much more of Dazai and the rest of the detectives! Sakurakouji Sakura is a girl who appears modest and graceful but in reality is skilled in martial arts. After witnessing a boy burning people with his blue flame, she is startled to see that the same boy is a transfer student, Oogami Rei. Oogami is a Code Breaker, one who "does not exist". He is a seemingly cold-blooded killer who follows the principle of "an eye for an eye", to "use evil against evil". Convinced that killing is not right, Sakurakouji sets out to stop him and penetrate his icy heart.
Gekka Bijin Giant Killing Horimiya
Based on the early Japanese folktale Taketori Monogatari, this is a story about a Princess exiled from the moon and her story on Earth. On the dark side of the moon exists a highly advanced civilization divided into two clans, the Takenouchi family and the Umenouchi family. Takenouchi Kaguya is the daughter of Takenouchi Fumiya, the acting queen of the clan. Kaguya is the next in line for the position for queen but she refuses to be obedient and wants to enjoy life. The bratty Kaguya despises her mother and the people around her for being so strict and often wishes she was never born as a princess. Queen Fumiya has been severely ill for many years now, but has kept it from her daughter in order to protect her but her condition has worsened. The Umenouchi family takes this opportunity to start a coup and takes over the government. Knowing that she is not able to ensure her daughter’s safety on the moon, Fumiya sends Kaguya to Earth with the powerful katana that symbolizes her ownership of the moon. Without the sword, the Umenouchi family cannot usurp control of the moon. Kaguya is forced to mature and become stronger in order to take back what was once her mother’s! In Giant Killing a ragtag bunch from East Tokyo are struggling in Japan's top football league. The team is going through an abysmal spell right now where they are nearing the bottom of the table and have lost 5 matches in a row. The losses haven't done much to team morale, because it was already low. Fan support, on the other hand, is looking bleak. In the world of football, once the fans turn on a team the end is near. Teams don't recover. Coaches are fired, players are sold, and teams drop to lower divisions where profits often prevent them from ever being successful against even mediocre top division teams. East Tokyo United, ETU, can only blame their coach right now. And Coach is ready to give up this next game to prove to his team and fans, that against the biggest club in the nation he can make this team win. In 2010, this manga received the 34th Annual Kodansha Manga Award for General Manga. Hori is your average teenage girl... who has a side she wants no one else to ever find out about. Then there's her classmate Miyamura, your average glasses-wearing boy in school and a totally different person out. When the two meet unexpectedly, they discover each others' secrets and develop an unexpected friendship.
Hungry Joker Kill Me Baby Kitakubu Katsudou Kiroku
Follows the adventures of a scientist Haiji and his assistant Chitose. One day the doctor is called to resolve a mystery about a glowing corpse. From the will of an unknown power the corpse then transforms into a monster and Haiji has to defeat it, to learn all about a mysterious black apple which can regenerate itself and which when eaten will enable someone to control gravity... Winner of 2011 Golden Future Cup. It's a 4-panel style manga that follows the comedic life of a typical school girl Yasuna and her assassin classmate Sonya. Sonya’s attempt to fit in often fails when her natural assassin instincts kick in and Yasuna’s attempt to be more friendly with Sonya often gets her hurt or intimidated. When a friend asks Natsuki what high school club she's going to join, she cheerfully responds "the go-home club" (meaning, none). However, she soon realizes that this club actually exists at her high school, and she's just expressed interest in joining it! Before she knows it, she ends up as one of the two new members of "the go-home club," which is a small group of eccentric school girls. One of the girls likes fighting bears, while another is ridiculously rich. But what exactly constitutes the activities of "the go-home club"?
Nicoichi Otome to Meteor Otomen
This is a story about the love and hardships of a 29 year-old guy named Makoto Suda. Makoto is an ordinary office worker in every sense but one: in front of Takashi, his stepchild, he has disguised himself as a woman and played the role of a beautiful mother. While leading this life of a "fatherless family", he falls in love with a woman. One morning he happens to see her on a crowded train, but… You have been chosen to be my 'princess' --- always unlucky, high-school student, Natsuno Youko. a naked guy...dropped in front of her!!! Io came to earth to search for the most tuned in Hako to bear his child ...!? From Serenus-Dreamers: Asuka is a guy who has likings for girly things like shoujo manga, baking, and sewing. However, his mother forbids this and wants him to grow up manly. He starts learning kendo and karate and grows up to be the stoic guy his mother wants him to be. But can he fight the urge of falling in love and revealing his true self?
Saint Young Men Saiunkoku Monogatari Samurai Ragazzi
Saint Oniisan is a slice-of-life, or divine-life, tale of Jesus and Buddha as they try to experience the modern world: in this case, Japan. The manga places a funny twist on religion, attitudes, culture and customs in Japan through the eyes of Jesus and Buddha. You see Jesus and Buddha experiencing Asakusa, public baths, theme parks, and the internet. Throughout the manga, we get a little history of their divine greatness only to see their apparent insignificance in modern Japanese society. Suffice to say, before people can recognize that they’re actually Jesus and Buddha, people think of them as someone who looks like Johnny Depp or a guy with a button on his forehead. For real.Note: Won the Tezuka Osamu Short story Award in 2009 and it was nominated for the 2nd Manga Taisho Award in 2009. Shurei Hong, destitute but of noble birth, has always dreamed of working as a civil servant in the imperial court of Saiunkoku, but women are barred from holding office. The emperor Ryuki, however, refuses to take command, leaving everything to his advisors. Shurei is asked to become a consort to the emperor to persuade the ne’er-do-well ruler to govern. Shurei enters the palace as Ryuki’s consort, but he has yet to seek her out. It is rumored that men, not women, share the emperor’s bedchamber. Shurei must think of a way to stop the emperor from shirking his responsibilities, but she has to find him first! Nobunaga was just taken out of power and there are signs of civil unrest even in the far reaches of Kyuushuu. A small precinct of Kyuushuu is ruled by the Harima family and headed by the 15 year old Harunobu who, despite everyone's hopes, has no interest in war nor being a lord. Instead, he spends his time surveying the land to make maps or record plant and animal life. Harunobu's dream is to create an encyclopedia that contains all the information in the world. So when the opportunity to travel the world and eventually end in Rome appears, Harunobu leaves the land in capable hands and sets sail on his journey that he has dreamed of his entire life.
Skip Beat! Ten de Shouwaru Cupid Waiwai Hey! Say! Jump
Kyouko Mogami lived solely for her childhood friend Shoutaro "Shou" Fuwa. She follows Shou to Tokyo so that he may realize his dream of becoming a famous singer. When his dream is realized, Kyouko overhears the truth behind his decision to bringing her with him: he was using her as a maid. Shocked and enraged, Kyouko swears to take revenge by outdoing him in show business. With a new look and a new attitude, she joins LME, the agency where Ren Tsuruga (Shou's rival and the #1 actor of LME) works, in the hopes of achieving her goal of destroying Shou's pride. Along the way, she discovers her true self, makes new friends (and enemies), and finds herself at the heart of some interesting situations that will change her life, and the lives of all others involved, forever. Ten de Shōwaru Cupid follows Ryuji Koinobori, a sweet and introverted 15-year-old who lives with his four stepsisters and their father, the leader of the Koinobori yakuza and promiscuous playboy by heritage, just like his own father, grandfather, and so on. Ryuji's family has a tendency to make fun of his innocent nature, causing the boy to continuously try to run away from home. After escaping one day, Ryuji witnesses a beautiful girl with a devil tail bathing in a forest pool. Embarrassed, Ryuji returns to his home only to be confronted by girl the following day. As it turns out, this devil girl named Maria was hired by Ryuji's father to live with them in order to teach his son "the pleasures of the flesh" and make him follow in the family's perverted footsteps. A manga about the ten members from the j-pop band "Hey! Say! JUMP" and short stories about their everyday life.
Wild Life
Tesshou is your typical high-school delinquent with a special skill. He has a perfect pitch. This skill enables him to hear things most people wouldn't. After saving a small dog, Tesshou realises his calling in life is to become a Vet! In 2006, Wild Life received the Shogakukan Manga Award for shounen.