Shimizu Reiko manga
Descript. from [PRISMS]: About a robot, Jack, who appears frequently in Shimizu's SF stories. He's a robot with very human-like psyche. He once believed that he was human and he can even consume food, unlike many of the other robots of those times. While performing bounty-hunting duties on a strange planet, he has a flashback to the time he believes he was human... In this flashback, he and his partner are imprisoned and are given scarce food everyday. They share that meager meal, half and half. Yet as the days pass, the delivery of food becomes more scarce. His partner's strength is waining (she's a human being), yet Jack, though he feels the same consuming hunger as his partner, is physically still very apt. They're rescued several months later, but his partner had already died from starvation. Jack, who finds out for the first time that he's not human, still lives. - About a robot, Jack, who appears frequently in Shimizu's SF stories. He's a robot with very human-like psyche and he once believed that he was human and he can even consume food, unlike many of the other robots of those times. However, a cruel incident opened his eyes to the truth and he decided to perform bounty-hunting duties on a strange planet. That's where he meets Ruby, who turns into an innocent-looking youngster and a beautiful and seducing woman at night... she's a Photuris - a human tribe that preys on other humans in order to survive... This bunko volume starts of with the main story "22XX", but also contains science-fiction stories like "To Be Loved At the Ends of Times", "Continuation of the Dream", "A Long Night in August" and "A Robot's Mind (mimicry)."
- Chap 1 (4 years ago)
Ailey, the selfish daughter of a multibillionaire, "buys" her favorite rockstar in an intergalatical society and essentially forbids him from leaving her private planet, no matter how much he trys to leave. But as time goes on, the rockstar Marty, continues to resist, and she must either kill him or let him go.
- Chap 0 Vol 01 (4 years ago)
From Dragon Voice Project]: If animals could speak, what would they say? This is a story about an abandoned lion that got picked up and raised as a cat. It's highly entertaining and very amusing. And it's all from the lion's perspective... If you're a Reiko Shimizu fan or an animal lover, you should definitely check out this manga. I think everyone can find enjoyment in this work of hers that is for once not science-fictional, etc. Nothing "scary", generally this is a "safe" manga... Just try it out!!!
From CMX: Will a half-mermaid, half-human girl bring an end to the feud between humanity and the mer-people — or bring about the destruction of all life on Earth? As a merman named Shona is returning to his birthplace to spawn, he meets a young human, Jimmy, who suffers from amnesia. Together, Jimmy and Shona set off to find the missing girl. Will they be able to avert a mysterious prophecy, or will finding the secret of Jimmy's identity delay them enough to set Earth on the path to destruction?
From Dragon Voice: First of Jack & Elena series, where Jack meets Elena. The two are robots. They can live forever. Do they want to? Maybe yes, since they found each other. From PRISMS: It's a story of a love triangle composed of two sexless (but not completely genderless) androids and one human woman.
[From Dragon Voice Project]: This is a one volume work which consists of 2 separate and quite long stories. The first one is science-fiction related and is... quite eccentric. The second one however is more down to Earth. From MangaArt: There are 2 manga series in the book. In the first series, Magic, the background is set in the futuristic 2200's in the edge of the galaxy. Super model Kana has died in a space ship accident when she traveled to a planet on the edge of the galaxy. Her daughter was found 3 years after the magnetic storm has rested. A distand related cousin of Kana adopted the young child (he was also an old boyfriend of Kana!). Years later, Kana's has grown up to be a teenage girl... In the second story, Silence, the background is set in modern Japan. A teenage boy is seeking revenge for his brother who was murdered by gansters. He rides on his bicycle, approaches each of his enemy and then pulls out his pistol! No one is supposed to find out. But someone notices him...
On Kabuchi-jima, an island ruled by Princess Kaguya, ten children were raised as sacrificial victims. Several of the children thought they had escaped their fate when they escaped the island. But nearly a decade later, the kids are still dying in the order and at the time they would have as sacrifices... Their only hope now is to reunite and return to the island to seek out and destroy the source--the legend, the blood-lusting Moon Princess--before time runs out.
Another work by Reiko Shimizu, or rather her newest. This series is a disturbing manga about solving murder cases by applying the newly developed method of viewing the memory of dead people's brains. And as in every manga done by this mangaka, weird supernatural forces are of course included. The first chapter is actually a prologue and is concentrated on the first case where this method was used. Chapter 2 is when the two main characters are introduced, so hang on! NOTE: There is a related anime with episodes based on selective chapters from the manga.
This is a collection of seven oneshot stories which were already published. Released so far... 1) A Million Pound Love: a 80 year-old lady ask a 20 year-old playboy to marry her as a last wish, in exchange for one million pounds. 2) A Fairytale Judas 3) Noah's Spaceship 4) Metal and the Bride