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
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…
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
Minami Fujii is an employee at a high-powered advertising firm. She’s good at her job but finds herself torn between the pressure and expectations of her career and her attraction to two of her coworkers: the younger, arty Ishida, and the classy, put-together Ogiwara!
Aoki Kaoru is a 26-year-old woman who has never had a boyfriend. Normally unattached and unmotivated in her own life, Kaoru decides to start up a nail salon as a side business in addition to her regular job as a medical clerk. Although having a severe adversity to physical touch, she is forced to confront that fear when she meets a man who can’t help but touch others.
The story of two school friends Maki and Yumi. Asai, a young professional photographer, notices Maki who is very talented in photography. He introduces his girlfriend, Sai, to her. Sai is also a photographer, but she's not motivated anymore… But when love interferes with their lives everything is in turmoil… Between abuse and feelings, prepare to dive in an unforgettable story.
An embryologist, using a microscope, uses sperm to fertilize an eggs with their own hands to bring human life into this world. Ayumu Mizusawa is a genderless, genius embryologist who likes fishing and helping couples bring life to this earth.
Life is hard enough as it is without the complcations love interests bring. However, it becomes even more complicated when the interest in question is a friend. How does one choose between what is right and what is wrong? The male friend you've always been with or the one that's recently come back? This is a set of five short stories about the trials and tribulations of five different women.
Ery was living her ordinary, dull high school life until one day when she saw a guy in the park. Curiosity made her follow after him, and she reached a skating school. Unhesitatingly, she joins the school, but… Contains an unrelated story Summer Fairytales aka Summer's Fairy Tale (also included in Bathroom Guuwa as chapter 3).
A poignant and intelligent collection of short stories linked to the progression of the seasons.: 1. Soft Shell 2. Falling In Love With The Sky 3. One Piece (The Dress) 4. The Name Of Water 5. Tough 6. Wind Grass Child
Mami is 36 and unmarried, and the entire world seems to be telling her she must be miserable. But is she? Does she really need a ring on her finger to be happy when she has a job she loves and friends who support her? A collection of interconnected stories that explores the hazards and joys of unmarried life through the eyes of three single ladies.
The manga follows an "angelic" beautiful high school girl with a certain secret she has been hiding from everyone, and an idle young male hikikomori (one who abnormally avoids social contact); the highlight of his day is seeing Mari at the convenience store. The story begins as Mari wakes up in her room, but something feels amiss about the room and even her own body.
When Isao Komori moved from the Gunma countryside to the bustling city of Tokyo for college, he believed this to be an opportunity to start his life anew. Yet as months pass, Isao comes to realize that he hasn't made a single friend. Despite the time spent as a serious student, Isao drops out during his sophomore year to become a shut-in, killing time playing video games. Isao's only saving grace is going to his local convenience store every day to see "The Angel of the Convenience Store," a high school girl named Mari Yoshizaki. Though Isao is content watching her from afar without confronting her, one day she turns to meet his eyes. Without being able to remember a thing, Isao awakens in the body of Mari. Unsure of how he found himself inside Mari, or where the young lady he now possesses really is, Isao chooses to continue Mari's life in her place. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
*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.
Hanamusubi Academy is a boarding school for brides. There, the school does a mock wedding, a.k.a Play Mari, which is every student's dream. Anzutama Hyakufuku wants to do Play Mari with her boyfriend, but a big wave of rebellion was waiting…
Men - they're the root of Takanashi Chiwa's problems, which is why she never had the time nor the opportunity to have a boyfriend in her entire life. A full-time office lady and a part-time hostess, she works night and day to pay off her dad's debt from his failed business. One night at her part-time job, a high-class customer has her fired. Then the next day, she's called in to see the president - whom she had never even seen before in the office - only to find out she's to marry him! But what kind of guy is Mamiya Hokuto anyway? Will he become one of Chiwa's problems, or will he save her from them? And will this marriage even last?!
Universal Century 0079, the girl Mariko Zeon Elementary School sixth grade five,meets Red Comet is mounted on a white horse that gives magical powers. When the colony fell into crisis, Mariko, will be able to transform into an invincible Ensign Blaster Mari sexy. Mechanism to manipulate the "Zaku day (Suzaku immediately to one)," called the old Zaku. Gym and ball against federal troops in the colonies to the poor, work is in showing tremendous strength.
A rare history about Professor Okazaki, and what led her to become an inter-dimensional explorer.
The dream of the sharp-tongued and mischievous schoolgirl Mari is to become a housewife by the age of 20. Pretending to be a lady, she is trying to find herself the perfect husband for this purpose. And then the super-popular musician Aoi unexpectedly proposes to her! "Let's me marry you, and you, in return, become my vocalist." A calculating ulcer high school student and a genius musician-dunce: a love comedy about a completely incompatible couple begins! ---
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.'
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