These stories are told with the same bold, kinetic art style and brilliantly paced storytelling that Samura's Blade of the Immortal epic is famous for. The main offering, "Ohikkoshi," follows the turbulent paths of several twenty-something art students as they fall in love, fall in lust, play in rock bands, ride motorbikes, eat, sleep (together), and try to avoid making life decisions while drunk. This romantic comedy is a "Japanese art school confidential" packed with absurd humor, obscure death metal references, and some expertly placed, dramatic revelations. "Luncheon of Tears Diary" is a vibrant, genre-busting tale that also peppers its humor with sharp, dramatic moments. Natsumi Funabashi, a virgin, is an aspiring manga creator on a quest for love and a fulfilling career. Along the way, she has to cope with overzealous men, gang warfare, a mahjong addiction, and a lascivious manga editor. This collection is rounded off by Samura's hilarious "Kyoto Super Barhopping Journal: Bloodbath at Midorogaike," a rare, autobiographical travel piece. -- Dark Horse
On a night out drinking to get over being duped and ditched by her last boyfriend, Koda Minare ends up providing a massive drunken rant--while blackout drunk--for Matou, the director of a radio station. The next day, she is shocked to hear her own voice being broadcast on the radio! She rushes to the studio, leaving her job at a curry soup and bread restaurant in jeopardy. However, her drunken rant and the next day's impromptu damage-control live broadcast end up earning her an invitation to try working at the radio Station. Note: Nominated for the 9th Manga Taisho Award in 2016.
- Chap 1 I won't forgive you (4 years ago)
From MangaHelpers: Set in the Soviet Union, the mysterious girl named Belka and the quiet boy Shchenok help a Socialist Party member to escape from the secret police. Their aim is to infiltrate into a certain mansion that holds what they seek, but the secret police immediately capture the two. Will they be able to find what they seek and endure the torture of the secret police? [DrCoke]
Collection of short stories. 2 - Kamakurian Sci-Fi story about building kamakuras after the weather warms further globally providing less snow for local customs. 3 - A Happy Birthday from Paradise Hoshihiro is a 40-year-old virgin who desperately wants a girlfriend. But thanks to his "chastity", he has been chosen as the next fairy king. But in the two weeks until the wedding... 4 - Tsutsu-Izutsu Itagua and Kagua are two aliens whose spaceship broke down while they were visiting Earth, leaving them stranded and hiding in a dried water well. Due to the distance to their planet, they took 13 years to ask for help. And now finally... 5 - Cops and Robbers A petty robber learns of the existence of the "Village of Honesty", where they only tell the truth, and he goes with the purpose of rip off all the townfolk. At the entrance of the village he finds a fork with two beautiful women, one who tells the truth and one who tells lies, and he could make only one question to find the right way. 6 - New Century Godslayer God decides to destroy the world because of mankind's behavior and entrust the creation of a new world to his son.
By the author of ever-popular manga, Blade of the Immortal. A story taking place in Germany, Brigit gets separated from her brother and is taken to an auction where she is sold. Her expected buyer's task is explained to her. She soon becomes close with the new person she meets. -- Manga Updates
- Chap 0 Vol 01Oneshot (4 years ago)
Every year, Lord Nicola A. Bradherley, one of Europe’s leading aristocrats, sends his coach round to various orphanges to adopt little girls and trains them to join his opera troupe. But most of these girls never make it onto the stage — a far more sinister fate awaits them, sacrificed in the name of the greater good.
"To end his eternal suffering, he must slay one thousand enemies!" Manji, a ronin warrior of feudal Japan, has been cursed with immortality. To rid himself of this curse and end his life of misery, he must slay one thousand evil men! His quest begins when a young girl seeks his help in taking revenge on her parents' killers . . . and his quest won't end until the blood of a thousand has spilled! HIROAKI SAMURA'S samurai manga Blade of the Immortal, a blood-soaked tale of the masterless samurai Manji's struggle with the blessing and curse of being immortal, is one the best translated manga available. Samura's stunning art and captivating story is nothing short of wizardry. Like no other action-oriented story, Samura blends in Blade the gore of ultra-violence with light slapstick comedy, gallows humor and deep emotional personal drama. His characters are diverse and three-dimensional, from the nihilistic and cynical Manji, to the orphaned Rin, to the hate-filled killers of the Itto-ryu sword school.
- Chap 219 Vol 30Manji and Rin [End] (4 years ago)
- Chap 218 Vol 30As the Snow of Forgetfulness Falls (4 years ago)
- Chap 217 Vol 30Not Knowing Life, How Can One Know Death?(Fixed) (4 years ago)
- Chap 216 Vol 30At the Contest of Great, Wild Winds(Fixed) (4 years ago)
- Chap 215 Vol 30The Sword Of Regret(Fixed) (4 years ago)
The action story revolves around battles over money between three woman: a "passionate psychedelic revenger" named Nami, a "china dress-wearing killing machine" named Je-Mao, and a female gang leader named Shinobu Aza.