Hito Natsu no Kids Game (ひと夏のKIDSゲーム Hito Natsu no KIDS Gēmu) is a short, debut manga work by Ken Akamatsu, the creator of Love Hina. The manga was published on September issue of Kodansha’s Magazine Fresh on September 10, 1993. Ken Akamatsu later received Kodansha’s "Freshman Manga Award" (Japanese: 新人漫画賞/少年マガジン新人賞) and Special Jury Award (Japanese: 審査員特別賞) for this work.The manga was re-published on 20 May 2001. (Description taken from Wikipedia)
In the decade since the world became aware of the existence of magic, the world has undergone massive upheaval. However, a boy named Touta lives in seclusion in a rural town far removed from these changes. His ordinary life is highlighted by his magic-using female teacher and his supportive friends. When his tranquil daily life is disrupted, he embarks on a unique adventure. --- **Links:** - [Author's Twitter](http://twitter.com/KenAkamatsu) - [Anime on ANN](https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=19357) **Wikipedia** - [Arabic](https://ar.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D9%8A%D9%88%D9%83%D9%8A%D9%88_%D9%87%D9%88%D9%84%D8%AF%D8%B1!) - [Chinese (Traditional)](https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/UQ_HOLDER!) - [English](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UQ_Holder!) - [French](https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/UQ_Holder!) - [German](https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/UQ_Holder!) - [Italian](https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/UQ_Holder!) - [Japanese](https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/UQ_HOLDER!) - [Korean](https://ko.wikipedia.org/wiki/UQ_HOLDER!) - [Portuguese](https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/UQ_Holder!) - [Russian](https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/UQ_Holder!) - [Spanish](https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/UQ_Holder!) - [Thai](https://th.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E0%B8%A2%E0%B8%B9%E0%B8%84%E0%B8%B4%E0%B8%A7%E0%B9%82%E0%B8%AE%E0%B8%A5%E0%B9%80%E0%B8%94%E0%B8%AD%E0%B8%A3%E0%B9%8C!)
Ten-year-old prodigy Negi Springfield, has just graduated from magic academy, and in order to become a master mage he is sent to Japan to teach English at an all-girls middle school. But Negi has a bigger dream than just becoming a master mage. He wants to find his missing father, "The Thousand Master", the strongest mage that has ever lived. And he soon finds that searching for his father wont be as easy as he first hoped. In fact, it pushes him and his students into life-or-death battles that decides the fate of millions.
Keitaro has had great difficulty getting into the university of his choice and no luck in meeting women. In a desperate effort to go into seclusion and study for his entrance exams, he volunteers to take over running his grandmother's hotel. His plans are ruined when he discovers that the "hotel" is actually an all-girls dormitory… and some serious distractions ensue. Won the 25nd Kodansha Manga Award for Best Shounen Manga.
Hitoshi Kobe is a terrible student and an even worse athlete … though he does have an incredible talent for creating Artificial Intelligence programs. Thirty is his best artificial intelligence program yet – and, more importantly, the only girl who will talk to him. Hitoshi's life is forever changed when a freak accident brings Thirty to life …
In the story, a girl called Mai appears before a boy who happens to hate Christmas. As it turns out he was born on December 24 and thus was named Santa, causing him to hate the holiday. Moreover, as a child, he never had any festive occasions, such as birthday parties. With the power of Christmas, Mai is given the mission to improve his luck and change his views for the better.
It is said that if a couple gets into the University of Tokyo together, they will live happily ever after. However, for Keitarou Urashima, UTokyo is a distant dream. After failing the entrance exams twice already, he decides to stay at his grandmother's inn in Tokyo in order to prepare for his third attempt. He is, therefore, surprised when he finds out that not only has his grandmother gone on a long vacation, but the inn has also become the Hinata House, an all-girls dormitory! Unfortunately for Keitarou, a series of misunderstandings during his first visit leave him with five untrusting tenants. But when Haruka Urashima, his aunt who works at the dorm, brings up that he is supposedly a UTokyo student, the girls' impressions of him quickly change, and they reluctantly allow him to stay. Feeling guilty about the lie, he slowly gets to know his new neighbors: the cute yet violent Naru Narusegawa, the cheeky and opportunistic Mitsune Konno, the soft-spoken Shinobu Maehara, the straight-laced Motoko Aoyama, and the mischievous Kaolla Su. Thus continues the unpopular Keitarou's difficult journey to get into UTokyo, all for the chance to fulfill his childhood promise to the only girl who has ever shown any interest in him and maybe, just maybe, meet her again... [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Twelve-year-old Touta Konoe has spent his whole life in a rural town. He dreams of one day going to the capital, where there is a tower that reaches into space. To fulfill his dream, he has been tasked to defeat his teacher and caretaker, Yukihime, who will then permit him to go to the capital. Touta's life turns upside down when a bounty hunter arrives to claim a prize on Yukihime's head. In a desperate attempt to save both his mentor and friends, Touta follows Yukihime's instruction to drink her blood, turning him into an immortal monster capable of defeating the bounty hunter. Yukihime reveals herself to be Evangeline Athanasia Katherine McDowell, a centuries-old vampire. With her identity now exposed, she and Touta flee to the capital and embark on an exciting adventure that will change both of their lives forever. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
An alternate take on Mahou Sensei Negima! In this universe, Negi and co. still have their teacher/student relationship, but Negi's an adult and the rest are kindergarten students! (enjoy the cuteness)
Welsh magister magi in training, Negi Springfield (ten), is sent to complete his magical training in Japan. Although he's an English teacher in an all girls academy, his class is quite extraordinary for normal school girls… middle school girls, 32 of them, average age 14! Features the same characters and locations as [Mahou Sensei Negima!](https://mangadex.org/manga/121), however, this series has a different story than the original. The new storyline explains the addition of punctuation to the title.
High school yankee Akamatsu regularly picks fights with Seven, a strong homeless man who lives in the local park. Fighting Seven is the biggest thrill in Akamatsu's life, so when it seems like Seven may have to leave the park, Akamatsu suddenly invites him to share his house!? The domestic adventures of two handsome yankees living in a small apartment… BL writer SHOOWA and Shonen mangaka Okujima come together to deliver a uniquely exciting story!
In the middle of the Edo period, there was a person with a keen eye. The Ronin called himself "Soldier" and belonged to no one, but was a fierce swordsman who faced evil by following his anger against injustice. When he gets involved in various incidents, he draws a lonely hero image that stands up without bending his own policy. A full-fledged action historical drama from the unique duo of Kazuo Koike, of Lone Wolf and Cub, and Ken Tsukikage.
One volume detailing the life of Katagiri Ken (from the Crows Zero movies) in the infamous Suzuran All-Boys High School.
Based on the popular fighting game series by SNK, known in the West as Samurai Shodown. This series is read from left to right.
Little stories about a boy named Ken and his daily life in 1976 with his stay-at-home mother, working father, cat Momo… and sometimes a duck.
Soon after mankind migrates to Mars, humans begin persecuting the Martians, and the two species form a mutual hatred of each other. The Hoshino family lives in th frontier town of Heden City. One day their relative Ken Minakami comes to visit. Not long after she arrives, a mysterious gunman calling himself "Captain Ken" appears in Heden City. Captain Ken is a human fights on the side of the Martians, protecting them from those who wish to exploit the them for their own gain. Mamoru Hoshino, the eldest son of the Hoshino family, begins to suspect that Ken Minakami may be the mysterious gunslinger, Captain Ken.
Ken, a young Japanese guy, is in love with a young Korean girl, Yumin. He followed her in Korea and wants to become a policeman just like her. But then, he finds himself at the head of a local gang. What will happen to Ken?
The story revolves around Ken, a man from an upper-class family that was orphaned young due to his family's involvement with the Yakuza; he became a high school delinquent known for fighting. The only thing that motivates him to take action is through his romantic affections for a classmate, Yumi. After learning she decided to move to Korea to become a police officer, Ken leaves his life in Japan behind and tries to follow in Yumi's footsteps; due to unforeseen circumstances, he incidentally becomes the head of a local gang and tries to hide it from Yumi. As the leader, the gang is renamed the Sun-Ken Rock Group. (Source: Wikipedia) Volume 12: Trigun: The Lost Plant
Modern day Japan… a peaceful country with no violence, and surely with more than enough food and water! Having no use for their ultimate assassination technique 'Hokuto Shinken,' Kenshin and his brothers have a hard time adapting to everyday society (Just ask their neighbors!). With or without food and water, every day is a struggle to survive in the urban jungle of Tokyo…? At least there's lots of fun along the way (Source: Silent Manga Audition)
A 3 chapter long Spin-off from *Sun-ken Rock*, and named “Sun-ken Rock Gaiden – Yumin” with Yumin as main character.
Higasa Sachi draws manga, but keeps it hidden from her classmates and acts like a model student. Alice Toyozaki is openly otaku, draws manga in class, and is bullied by her classmates. One day Sachi stands up for Alice and is consequently invited to the manga research club.
A secret society of scientists seek to create advanced humanoid lifeforms through the hybrid of man and beast for their almighty Lord Yeshu and the new world that is nigh. When young Shin'ichi Kuruma is pulled into this inhuman pursuit and loses everything, his path of bloody vengence leads him into the depths of a conspiracy greater than he could ever imagine. From Ken Ishikawa, creator of Getter Robo and Kyomu Senki, is a tale of biblic myth, violent patricide and monstrous demonbeasts. This is Majuu Sensen: The Demonbeast Battlefront!
I Kill Giants co-creator Ken Nimura (International Manga Award winner and Eisner nominee) brings a unique vision of life in Japan to the page in Henshin. The lives of a kid with peculiar superpowers, a lonely girl discovering herself in the big city, and a businessman on a long night out are some of the short stories included in this collection that will make you laugh, and even maybe shed a tear. Explore Tokyo as you've never seen it before under Nimura's masterful and imaginative storytelling, printed here for the first time in English. -Image Comics