A collection of short stories by Kyoko Okazaki published in the 1990s. The title story, 'Chiwawa-chan,' follows the friends of Chiwawa, a girl found dead in Tokyo Bay, who come to realize they do not know anything about her such as her real name or her background. These stories were published irregularly from the June 1994 issue to the May 1995 issue of 'Monthly YOUNG ROSE,' and some were also featured in the October 1994 special issue of 'FEEL.' Furthermore, this collection includes material that were drawn specifically for the Young Rose Comics Deluxe edition of 'Chiwawa-chan.'
Through round after round of extensive plastic surgery and vigorous maintenance, Ririko has become the absolute manifestation of beauty, and becomes a wildly successful model, actress, and singer. However, soon, her body, unable to withstand the burdens of surgery, begins to crumble, and along with it so does her mind, as she plummets towards a frightening and inevitable end. Helter Skelter won the 2003 excellence prize at the Japanese Media Arts Festival, and the 2004 Osamu Tezuka Culture Prize.
Haruna Wakakusa and Yamada become friends after she saves him several times from her boyfriend's constant bullying. Through him she gets to know Kozue Yoshikawa, a fellow student who also models professionally. The three emotionally stunted teens' lives briefly yet intensely intertwine for one semester before splintering from the aftereffects of one disastrous night. For both Wakakusa and Yamada, their emotional awakening fosters an unlikely friendship between the two battered souls.
After his live-in girlfriend breaks up with him, Santa Hayashiya runs away from his apartment at night because he can no longer afford the rent. A classmate, Junko Sakurada, invites him to move in with her and her brother, but the relationship between the Sakurada siblings seems... strange. A story of yearning and people that want to love and be loved.
Pink is a manga about a Japanese girl named Yumi, a beautiful girl in her early 20s. During the day, Yumi works as a regular office lady, but by night, she works as a prostitute. Yumi needs her two jobs to make ends meet. She also needs the extra income to feed her unusual pet, a crocodile, which she keeps in her apartment. Working in an office is quite normal for young Japanese women, but keeping a pet crocodile, and being a prostitute makes Yumi stand out. In truth, few girls are like Yumi, however, many readers can empathize with her. Young women love their "something," symbolized by her pet crocodile, and they can also identify with Yumi's "wild at heart" nature.
The story takes place in the '80s. Kaneda Sakae, a high school girl living in Sapporo, suddenly moves to Tokyo with her mother... (Source: MU)
Fudatsuki Kenji is known in his school for two things: for being a delinquent and a siscon. He constantly follows his little sister Kyoko around, fixing her giant ribbon, and chasing off any boys who might be interested in her. However, the truth is much stranger than what people believe: he doesn't actually have a crush on his sister. In fact, he likes Hibino, the only girl in his class who isn't afraid of him.
*Reads from Left-to-Right* (from amazon.jp): The original manga of the popular super-anime produced and voiced by Hollywood actor "Samuel L. Jackson" is now available in the U.S.! The main character is an Afro-haired samurai. The antagonist is a cowboy gunman. The setting is like a Japanese Jidaigeki with swordsmen fighting each other, but with cell phones, bow guns, missile launchers, and even androids. And the background music is hip-hop. "AFRO SAMURAI" is a new icon of pop culture that has sent the U.S. into a whirlpool of excitement and frenzy overnight! *Note: Seven Seas Entertainment currently no longer owns the license for Afro Samurai, Titan Manga currently has it available in 2 volumes in both physical and digital formats. Please Support the official release.* [Official English](https://titan-comics.com/c/1777-afro-samurai/) See [AnimeNewsNetwork](https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=5275) for the anime adaptation. See [AnimeNewsNetwork](https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=10181) for the anime film (movie sequel) See [AnimeNewsNetwork](https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=6718) for the live-action film adaptation.
Kyoko Suomi is the princess of Earth in the 30th century. Kyoko goes to school among the commoners, unwilling to reveal her true identity and ascend the throne. The king will allow Kyoko to live as she pleases if she can revive her twin sister Ui, who has been trapped in time since birth. ITALIANO Kyoko è una principessa molto carina che frequenta la scuola superiore come tutte le ragazze normali, perchè vuole farsi tanti amici e godersi la sua gioventù,nel modo più naturale possibile,ma nessuno dei suoi compagni conosce la sua identità…Ha due guardie del corpo molto speciali e per proteggerla frequentano la stessa sua scuola:uno fa il professore,mentre l'altro è un alunno come tanti. Kyoko non vuole diventare regina e suo padre,il re,le propone di cercare i 12 stranieri con le loro rispettive pietre per fare muovere l'orologio del tempo e risvegliare così la sorella gemella che dorme fin dalla nascita. In questo modo Kyoko potrà finalmente conoscere sua sorella e se lei vorrà,prenderà il suo posto come regina,ma se dovesse rifiutare Kyoko è pronta ad assumersi tutte le sue responsabilità.
What do you fight for? One takes up arms to survive, another trains oneself for one's own dream, and Kyouko has made herself a bullet for love. (Back Cover, TL by Illuminati-Manga) Vol. 1: The Accident Vol. 2: With You
Fudatsuki Kenji is known in school for two things: for being a delinquent and for having a sister complex. He constantly follows his sister Kyoko around, fixing her giant ribbon and chasing off any boys who might be interested in her. However, the truth is much stranger than people believe. He actually doesn't have a crush on his sister—in fact, he likes Hibino, the only girl in class who isn't afraid of him. The problem is that his sister is literally monster. She's a jiangshi (vampire), who is much stronger than an ordinary person and who needs a certain amount of blood from Kenji each day. Her ribbon keeps her in check, but if it comes off, she instinctively attacks the nearest person. Her ribbon also has a huge effect on her personality. With the ribbon, she's irritable and sharp-tempered, but without it, she's extremely sweet and apologetic (while she attacks). Will Kenji be able to keep his sister from hurting anyone, and maybe find some way to overcome his sister-complex reputation enough to have a chance with Hibino? (Source: MangaHelpers)
A rare history about Professor Okazaki, and what led her to become an inter-dimensional explorer.
From Shoujo Manga Maniac: Four dream-like short stories. Mari Okazaki can alter appearances like fun house mirrors at an amusement park. The short stories blossom to reveal a medley of surreal characters. The virtuoso stroke is like the thread that weave an exquisite lace of memories, tenderly reconstructing the ghost of a man… A woman tries to hold on to her lover in an unexpected way… Pierrot takes a hostage… A young couple meet a strange woman who seems to know them…
In the Shibuyaku Maruyamachou series: Volume 1 - Shibuyaku Maruyamachou - Shibuya District, Maruyama Neighborhood: After School Itoi is being picked on by her classmates, but doesn't want to admit it to herself. She becomes closer to Ariyoshi when they are paired together to make costumes for a party and Ariyoshi takes her shopping in Shibuya. Will Ariyoshi be able to help her admit what's going on and come to terms with it? And is there something more between them than just friendship? A two-part story in a compilation volume by Okazaki Mari in which all the stories feature the Shibuya district. - Lililicious Volume 2 - Sakura Volume 3 - Rounin Gorou Volume 4 - Hyakka Ryouran - Wasurena Kusa - Adabana - Matsuri Ichiya
Mari Okazaki can alter appearances, like fun house mirrors at an amusement park. The short stories blossom to reveal a medley of surreal characters. The virtuoso stroke is like the thread that weave an exquisite lace of memories, tenderly reconstructing the ghost of a man... (Source: Shoujo Manga Maniac) 1. 1996-nen no Natsuyasumi 2. Bathroom Guuwa 3. Natsuzoushi 4. Hakushukassai Pierrot
Manga adaptation of the anime Cutie Honey done by Ken Ishikawa and Yuu Okazaki, it follows more the anime and the character design is closer than the Go Nagai manga. The Cutie Honey manga written and drawn by Yuu Okazaki originally published in Nakayoshi based on the 70's anime. Act 1-8=Yuu Okazaki's version Act 9-19=Ken Ishikawa's version
Karino, a girl who had been imprisoned, was finally allowed out into the world where magic was the norm. Karino possessed magic power, but she didn't know the proper incantations. So she enrolled in a magic academy with Touma, the boy who rescued her, in order to learn how to use her magic.
After playing Kokkuri-san, a game which enables this world and the spirit world to communicate, 16 year old Miku is attacked by an evil spirit. Is it just a coincidence that ghosts then, start trying to kill her?…or is it not? Can her classmate, Kanyama Riyou, an exorcist from a Shinto Shrine be able to help save her life?
Ryouma who works as a “boyfriend for rent” has a special constitution: He can see other people's emotions. One day, he meets a psychology student, Aoyama, who has a "black haze” around him. Curious about this unknown emotion, Ryouma tries to get closer to Aoyama. But when Aoyama finds out about his ability, Ryouma is asked to be part of a psychology experiment?! Still curious about the "black haze," Ryouma agrees to it for a while. What will happen in these 'experiments?' What is this "black haze?" Will Ryouma finally fall in love?