Kinutani Yuu manga
At the beginning of the XX century, the relationship between England and Japan was strained. England wanted to extend its influence over Japan, and Japan wasn't willing to let any other culture pass its borders. Koto, though, a Japanese girl, didn't care if the people she meets have almond shaped eyes or not, or if they wear a kimono or a western dress. Actually, she is fascinated by this foreign way of life that brings so many innovations into Japan. More than anything else, it's the clothing that seems to grab her attention, as she wants to become a tailor and create dresses for women of every culture. Unfortunately though, she's a woman, so she knows her dream will end as soon as she gets married. She will have to start acting like a noble and a respectable woman would. In fact, she is betrothed to Masaomi Kidoin, the second born of one of the most important and oldest families of Japan. The day she's told she will marry Masaomi, Koto attends a ball at the British Embassy and meets Sagitto, a half English and half Indian spy that captures her imagination and heart. But can their love story have a happy ending when the British and the Japanese are tracking down Sagitto because they want him dead, and Koto is forced to live a life that doesn't fit her?
From Storm in Heaven: At the beginning of the XX century, the relationship between England and Japan was strained. England wanted to extend its influence over Japan, and Japan wasn't willing to let any other culture pass its borders. Koto, though, a Japanese girl, didn't care if the people she meets have almond shaped eyes or not, or if they wear a kimono or a western dress. Actually, she is fascinated by this foreign way of life that brings so many innovations into Japan. More than anything else, it's the clothing that seems to grab her attention, as she wants to become a tailor and create dresses for women of every culture. Unfortunately though, she's a woman, so she knows her dream will end as soon as she gets married. She will have to start acting like a noble and a respectable woman would. In fact, she is betrothed to Masaomi Kidoin, the second born of one of the most important and oldest families of Japan. The day she's told she will marry Masaomi, Koto attends a ball at the British Embassy and meets Sagitto, a half English and half Indian spy that captures her imagination and heart. But can their love story have a happy ending when the British and the Japanese are tracking down Sagitto because they want him dead, and Koto is forced to live a life that doesn't fit her?
Three manga adaptations of Takarazuka Revue productions: Turandot: Loosely based on Puccini's opera of the same name. After Prince Calaf's homeland is destroyed by war, he flees and lives the life of a vagabond. After hearing rumors that his long lost father has been spotted in Beijing, Calaf makes his way there. Angel's Smile, Devil's Tears: Loosely based on Goethe's Faust. The fallen angel Mephistopheles resents humans, believing them to be unworthy of God's love. Determined to prove himself right, Mephistopheles sets out to corrupt humans and drag their souls to hell, starting with Dr. Faust. Hot Flowers of Valencia: After Napoleon's invasion of Spain, three rebels don masks and rise in revolt against French rule.
From Viz: After young Utena's parents die, she wanders the streets. Just as she's about to drown herself, a prince comes to her rescue, telling her she must grow up to be a brave noblewoman. From that day on, she strives to become not a princess but a prince. Years later, she receives a mysterious rose-crested ring in the mail. Will she meet the prince again?
The plot focuses on the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont, rivals who use sex as a weapon of humiliation and degradation, all the while enjoying their cruel games. Their targets are the virtuous Madame de Tourvel and Cécile de Volanges, a young girl who has fallen in love with her music tutor, the Chevalier Danceny. In order to gain their trust, Merteuil and Valmont pretend to help the secret lovers so they can use them later in their own treacherous schemes. Note: The manga is an adaptation of "Les Liaisons dangereuses" by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos.
From Storm in Heaven: An anthology of Chiho Saito's short stories. Chapter one is the title story, and it's the sequel to the first short story in "Aru Hi, Knight ni Attanara" ("One Day, While Meeting a Knight") - Masterpiece Collection 4. 1. Saratte Watashi No Knight 2. Honoka Ni Purple - Extra Story 3. Wedding to Yuu 4. Haruru Yoruru
From Tokyopop: To survive a fatal train wreck, Sekai Maihime is thrust back in time where she discovers she has hidden powers that are connected to a doll, 'S.' She is both aided and limited by 'S's' vague (but kind) guardian, Sovieul, who is the cause for Sekai's presence in 17th century France. Sovieul vows to protect Sekai, but offers little information as to why these strange events are happening. Unfortunately, they encounter Machiavello (also referred to as the Devil) who looks a lot like Sekai's childhood friend and love Midou. Machiavello covets the powers shared by Sekai and 'S' so he may obtain the power of the Devil R. Sekai only wants to find Midou and return to her time, but she's constantly hindered by her conflicting desires with 'S' and by Machiavello's attempts to obtain her body. To find Midou, Sekai must cooperate with 'S' and Sovieul to traverse through time while avoiding Machiavello.
From Stage Storm: This story revolves around a young ballerina named Nanami. A talented director, Jin, becomes involved in Nanami's life when her father collapses in his arms, begging him to deliver a bouquet to his daughter after her first major performance. Her father dies, but Jin has seen enough of Nanami to be convinced of her talent. He offers to pay for ballet school if she agrees to act in his troop. Their potential relationship is complicated by Jin's split personality, for his cruel half overpowers his kind side, making their lives wonderfully angst filled and difficult.
The sequel to Waltz wa Shiroi Dress de. You will see how the lives of Koto, Sajit and Masaomi go on.
The distorted memory becomes a masquerade. Everyone hides behind a mask and performs the wildest acts with no consequence. But, life is not a masquerade. The main character is a girl who suffers daily from what she accidentally witnessed years ago. She keeps having flashbacks of a gruesome scene. It always starts with her as a little girl following a black kitten, and suddenly the black kitten turns into a pather! A woman welcomes the panther to join her and the rest of the panthers. And then, unaware of the presence of the little girl, the group starts having "fun." The girl becomes horrified by the scene. She makes a noise and they notice her. "Hunt her down! Kill her!" the woman says to the panthers. She managed to escape from the pack, but they got to her parents. In her flashbacks, her parents were chased and fell off a cliff. The authorities told her that it was a car accident. She has lived on the edge of illusion and reality until she sees the photo of the woman on a magazine. A photo is all she needs to confirm what her flashbacks tell her. Now, she is ready to get even.
One day a 23-year-old Japanese musician travels to Mongolia in order to get inspirations for writing a piece of music. There he meets Kanon whose mother runs the "Hotel Kanon" in the desert. Kanon grew up in Mongolia, does not know who her father is and takes him for dead as her mother told her so. Then Kanon's mother who fell from a horse dies of injury. Before her death, she tells her daughter that she came to Mongolia because she could not stay in Japan as she had an affair with Kanon's father, a musician, who is actually still alive, and she asks Kanon to find him in Japan by becoming a violin virtuosso, but dies before telling her his name. Thus Kanon goes with the young man to Japan where she learns to become a musician in a music school run by Mikami, a handsome young man and worldwide very successful musician and conductor. Soon the younger sister of her mother gives her photos of three musicians, one of whom might be her father. Kanon's erring search for her father begins...
From Mangascreener: The main character is Leonora, the daughter of an impoverished noble of Padua. She is a beautiful silver-haired, emerald-green-eyed girl and very good at fighting with the sword. One day, she is forced to marry an arrogant young noble, but she discovers on the day of their wedding that this man intends to use her to become king of Italy because she is involved in an ancient Italian legend: Leonara is the girl shown on "Kakan no Madonna" (Madonna of the Flower Crown), a famous painting drawn by Leonardo DaVinci. There exists a legend that tells whoever gets the legendary sword "Emerald Lion" will unite and rule over Italy. And the secret hiding-place of the sword can be found with "Kakan no Madonna" - Leonara... In order to find out the truth of the portrait's secret related her and to hide her identity as Kakan no Madonna, Leonara disguises herself as a black-haired boy, Leo, and sets out to find DaVinci. On the way she meets Falco, the blond-haired handsome king of Naples, who is unaware that she is a girl, and becomes his servant. When she finally finds DaVinci, she hears with surprise that she - the girl portrayed in Kakan no Madonna - is destined to possess the legendary Emerald Lion and therefore to become queen of Italy.
From Romance Symphony: The main character is a student at a ballet school. Her sister is a famous prima ballerina whose grace shows in every move and expression. How does it feel to be compared to a sister like this? In fact, the girl is very talented. She doesn't practice nearly as much as her classmates, yet her performance is always superb. She dances without any pretension because she has no knowledge of her gift...
There's a legend about a certain library at the Doumeikan University: whoever meets there for the first time will fall in love. One fateful day, Shino waits for her date there, but she doesn't meet him. Instead she meets a football player who took refuge there, trying to avoid his angry teammates. Then the two surprisingly find out that their parents are getting married, and so they start to live together...
Collection of short stories: • Gigolo: The story is about two young guys, who used to live at the expense of women. But now they're broke again, so they need to urgently find new clients... But will it all happen like they planned? • Gigolo ni Natta Yoru • Saboten to Bara no Oujisama • Aurora
A Japanese girl is sold off to a South American business tycoon who takes her away to this foreign land. Here, he seduces her and the two slowly fall into a love trap. But while this occurs, another force interrupts the two's love-web. A revolution and rebellion sparks, separating the two
Beautiful Natalia Gocharov is trying to settle off her family's debt by presenting herself into high society as a young potential bride. She meets a man with bronze skin at her high society debut and he strikes a strong impression on her. Though she is being drawn to him by his passion, Natalia's mother would never allow Natalia to marry socioeconomically lower than their family is now. Will Natalia continue pushing this bronze-skinned suitor away? Or does something much more complicated await?
It's 1925. Baron Midorikawa has a difficult mare named Basilis, and the only one who is able to ride it is Momiji, a stable girl. Baron Midorikawa has a nephew, Awa, whom he hates and uses only as a business tool. Somehow, Momiji and Awa fall in love, but Momiji dies soon after. Now in 1977 Tokyo, everyone has been reincarnated and will meet again....
An anthology of Chiho Saito's short stories. Chapter one is the title story, and tells the tale of what happens when an elevator girl meets a mysterious Arab. Who is the man, and why is he being chased? The sequel story to chapter one appears in Saratte Watashi no Knight. 1. Aru Hi, Knight ni Attanara (One Day, When Meeting a Knight) 2. Marriage at 17 3. When it Rains, I Often Have a Slight Fever 4. 0019 Is Our Number
- Chap 4 Vol 010019 Is Our Number (3 years ago)
- Chap 2.2 Vol 01Marriage at 17 (3 years ago)
- Chap 3 Vol 01When it Rains, I Often Have a Slight Fever (3 years ago)
- Chap 2.1 Vol 01Marriage at 17 (3 years ago)
- Chap 1 Vol 01Aru Hi, Knight ni Attanara (One Day, When Meeting a Knight) (3 years ago)