As a child, Thorfinn sat at the feet of the great Leif Ericson and thrilled to wild tales of a land far to the west. But his youthful fantasies were shattered by a mercenary raid. Raised by the Vikings who murdered his family, Thorfinn became a terrifying warrior, forever seeking to kill the band's leader, Askeladd, and avenge his father. Sustaining Thorfinn through his ordeal are his pride in his family and his dreams of a fertile westward land, a land without war or slavery… the land Leif called Vinland. --- - **Won the Japan Media Arts Award Division Grand Prize in 2009** - **Won the 36th Kodansha Manga Award for General Manga in 2012**
As a child, Thorfinn sat at the feet of the great Leif Ericson and thrilled to wild tales of a land far to the west. But his youthful fantasies were shattered by a mercenary raid. Raised by the Vikings who murdered his family, Thorfinn became a terrifying warrior, forever seeking to kill the band's leader, Askeladd, and avenge his father. Sustaining Thorfinn through his ordeal are his pride in his family and his dreams of a fertile westward land, a land without war or slavery… the land Leif called Vinland. Was nominated for the 2008 Manga Taisho award. Won the Grand Prize in the manga division of the Japan Media Arts awards in 2009. Won the 36th Kodansha Manga Award for Best General Manga in 2012.
Haunted by a space flight accident that claimed the life of his beloved wife, Yuri finds himself six years later as part of a team of debris cleaners on a vessel called the Toy Box charged with clearing space junk from space flight paths. The team consists of Hachimaki, a hot shot debris-man with a sailor's affinity for the orbital ocean; Fee, a chain-smoking tomboy beauty with an abrasive edge; and Pops, a veteran orbital mechanic whose avuncular presence soothes the stress of the job. *Won the Seiun Award for Best Comic of the Year in 2002.*
Thorfinn, son of one of the Vikings' greatest warriors, is among the finest fighters in the merry band of mercenaries run by the cunning Askeladd, an impressive feat for a person his age. However, Thorfinn is not part of the group for the plunder it entails—instead, for having caused his family great tragedy, the boy has vowed to kill Askeladd in a fair duel. Not yet skilled enough to defeat him, but unable to abandon his vengeance, Thorfinn spends his boyhood with the mercenary crew, honing his skills on the battlefield among the war-loving Danes, where killing is just another pleasure of life. One day, when Askeladd receives word that Danish prince Canute has been taken hostage, he hatches an ambitious plot—one that will decide the next King of England and drastically alter the lives of Thorfinn, Canute, and himself. Set in 11th century Europe, tells a bloody epic in an era where violence, madness, and injustice are inescapable, providing a paradise for the battle-crazed and utter hell for the rest who live in it. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Haunted by a space flight accident that claimed the life of his beloved wife, Yuri finds himself six years later as part of a team of debris cleaners on a vessel called the Toy Box charged with clearing space junk from space flight paths. The team consists of Hachimaki, a hot shot debris-man with a sailor's affinity for the orbital ocean; Fee, a chain-smoking tomboy beauty with an abrasive edge; and Pops, a veteran orbital mechanic whose avuncular presence soothes the stress of the job. (Source: TokyoPop)
Donkey Kong is an ape who happens to find a magic coconut called the Crystal Coconut, which grants wishes and is capable of answering questions asked of it. Donkey Kong is the protector of the Crystal Coconut, which is housed in Cranky Kong's Cabin. King K. Rool and his minions want to steal the Crystal Coconut from Donkey Kong and company in order to rule Kongo Bongo Island.
- Itsumo Issho or Always Together In order to win the heart of her dream boy, an obese girl joins forces with her cousin to lose weight… — An amusing take on the topic “obesity” and how the right motivation can work wonders from the author of Piano no Mori and Hanada Shônen-shi.
Yukimura-sensei is famous for being beautiful. It's true that he's both terribly beautiful and capable… However, he's also somewhat ferocious. Although Kei is treated coldly by him, he continues to stay over at sensei's place for spiritual nourishment. Kei is constantly stunned by sensei's sweet love-struck side, yet the atmosphere around him freezes when he finds out about sensei's ex-boyfriend. Will he be able to make such a charming person fall in love with him?!
Tentai Senshi Sunred is a powerful, battle tested hero of many years. He has sold his super bike, which is seen in the opening credits. Now he smokes a lot, is effectively unemployed, and lives by the grace of his girlfriend, Kayoko Uchida. His arch enemies in the Evil Florsheim Army are still trying to take over the world. Under the direction of their local leader, Vamp, they help members of the community, run a cooking show, assist Kayoko Uchida whenever possible, and try to attack the ever powerful Sunred. All in all, a light parody of the japanese Henshin Hero generation. --- **Links:** - [Author's Twitter](https://twitter.com/kubotajirusi1) - [Anime Season 1 on ANN](https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=10193) - [Anime Season 2 on ANN](https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=10997)
Some time before the June of summer. One day, she suddenly died… "I" and the corpse of the girl who should have died, "Makoto", spent those false summer days in that apartment. The relationship between these two sad, distorted people slowly becomes clearer…
A master-pet contract with some twisted twins. A story of three-way pure love tossed around by capricious fate. --Towa has been left with an ex-boyfriend's debt of 5 million yen. In order to pay off the debt, he decides to enter into a three-month master-pet contract with some handsome twins. The twins are close, and they live like celebrities in a super luxury apartment. Towa thinks everything is rosy between them, but the twins actually share a tragic past... Super celebrity twins and a poor young man down on his luck. A love drama about troubled human beings.
After winning a match with Shinonome, the strongest guy in school, the latter pursues Kanai romantically, for some reason. At first Kanai is confused, but being touched by Shinonome's purity, his feelings gradually begin to sway… He even dreams of being with Shinonome! What could this mean!?
Saiki unexpectedly meets his senior high school rival, Satou. When Satou confesses, "I've always liked you," Saiki's brain shuts down! Even so, Saiki has feelings he cannot express in words for Satou, who sweetly and forcefully pursues him. Then one day, after being kissed by Satou, Suzuki's body responds … !?
Kensuke meets, through a dating site, a certain "Michiru-san", who's erotic, has a sexy beauty mark near his mouth, and is great at playing coy. Although they both lie and claim to be 20 years old, Kensuke is actually 17 and Michiru-san is actually 26. Not only are they 9 years apart in age, but Michiru also ends up being a teacher at Kensuke's school! As soon as the truth is out, Michiru stoically proposes to end the relationship.
Ichita and Hiromu are childhood friends and neighbors. But when Hiromu sees Ichita making out with another guy, he calls it "disgusting" and stops speaking to Ichita. Does Ichita just want his friend back? Or does he want something more from Hiromu?
A guy with a weird creature on his shoulder and a wand in his hand saved Kureba Masaki, a CEO of a branch company, from falling off a bridge, and forced a condition of "partnership" over him… a nightmare, right? Right?!
Morizono is a wine dealer. His daily routine consists of taking pictures of Mon-chan, his beloved cat, to post on the blog and harbouring an unrequited love for Onodera, the chef of an Italian restaurant he's currently working with. As per usual, he goes to the restaurant today but Onodera happened to find out that he's the one running Mon-chan's blog and there goes their fast approach! When he thinks that his chance has come because he never expected that Onodera would visit his house to meet Mon-chan, he realizes that he loves him so much that he can't bring himself to confess!!
Since childhood, Keisuke has had a strong attachment to his brother's childhood friend Hisashi. One day, Keisuke visits Hisashi's home, where he suddenly recieves an unexpected kiss! What's more, Hisashi tells him, "I've always loved you!" But is Keisuke the only one confused?