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Nodame Cantabile

#1122 Nodame Cantabile

Alternative: のだめカンタービレ , 交响情人梦 , 노다메 칸타빌레
Authors/Artists: Ninomiya Tomoko

From Del Rey:
The son of a famous pianist, music student Shinichi Chiaki dreams of studying abroad and becoming a conductor like his mentor. Unfortunately, his fear of flying grounds his lofty plans! As he watches other classmates achieve what he has always wanted, Shinichi wonders if he should quit music altogether.
Then one day he meets fellow student Megumi Noda, also known as Nodame. This oddball girl cannot cook, clean, or even read a music score, but she can play the piano in incomparable Cantabile style. And she teaches Chiaki something that he has forgotten: to enjoy his music, no matter where he is.

Warau Kanoko-sama

#1124 Warau Kanoko-sama

Alternative: 笑うかのこ様 , Laugh Lady Kanoko , Warau Kanoko sama , Cynical Kanoko , أضحكي سيدة كانوكو , 鹿的觀察日記 , 웃는 카노코씨 , Laughing Lady Kanoko , Smiling Lady Kanoko , The Secret Notes of Lady Kanoko (TokyoPop) , Warau Kanokosama
Authors/Artists: Tsujita Ririko

Although she doesn't get along with people very well, Kanoko considers herself a perfect "observer". Her hobby is observing the students in her third year junior high class and keeping a journal of the classroom drama. But what will happen when Kanoko becomes involved with some of her classmates?


>Koi dano Ai dano

Seirei Tsukai no Kenbu (HYOUJU Issei)

#1127 Seirei Tsukai no Kenbu (HYOUJU Issei)

Alternative: 精灵使的剑舞 , 精霊使いの剣舞 , Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance , 精霊使いの剣舞 (氷樹一世) , 精霊使いの剣舞(ブレイドダンス) (氷樹一世) , Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance (HYOUJU Issei) , Seirei Tsukai no Kembu (HYOUJU Issei) , Se , 精霊使いの剣舞 (氷樹一世) , 精霊 , 精霊使いの剣舞(ブレイドダンス) (氷樹一世) , Spirit Elementalist's Blade Dance (HYOUJU Issei)
Authors/Artists: Hyouju Issei , Shimizu Yuu

From MangaHelpers:

This is a manga based on a popular light novel series of the same name.

Kazehaya Kamito has been summoned to the girl's school Areishia Spirit Academy, which teaches noble young ladies how to make contracts with powerful spirits. On his way, he has the misfortune of catching sight of one of these lady spirit contractors bathing. She is Clair Rouge, and she is contracted to a spirit named Scarlet, though she has her sights set on a more powerful spirit. Kamito convinces her to lead him to the school, but she stops on the way to make a contract with this powerful spirit. When Kamito ends up 'stealing' the powerful spirit, it is revealed that he is actually an unheard-of male spirit contractor! What could be the origin of his power? Now Clair is determined that he's going to have to support her, since she believes that the spirit he now has power over what should rightly be hers... [tethysdust]

Teizokurei Monophobia

#1129 Teizokurei Monophobia


Houdzuki Maika is a high school girl who, in a sense, is never alone. Her twin brother Maito, who could not survive birth, lives inside of her and shares her body. They switch between who gets to live each day and they share most of their memories. However, the only times they get to see and talk to each other is when they are both asleep, where they share the same dream. Perhaps as a result of this supernatural existence, they have the ability to see ghosts. These twins will surely face many mysterious events ahead!

Sayonara Piano Sonata

#1133 Sayonara Piano Sonata

Alternative: さよならピアノソナタ , 离别的钢琴奏鸣曲 , 離別的鋼琴奏鳴曲
Authors/Artists: Akasaka Aka , Sugii Hikaru

Enter Hikawa Naomi, son of a music critic and Ebisawa Mafuyu, a young prodigy pianist who suddenly disappeared from the music world. Together they formed a rock band with members involved in classical and rock music.

Infinity Game

#1136 Infinity Game

Alternative: 无尽游戏

A slacker high-school student gets pulled into a world where he is named the "Dungeon Master" and can control everything that happens. He can even make it rain money! It's in this world that he meets a young, traumatized girl whose memories have been erased. With her help, he creates a new game world to escape his boring school life. Everything seems to be going fine until they encounter a lethal bug in the game's programming...

Also contains a 30-page text novel at the end of each volume (1&2)


S no Yuiitsu M no Zettai

#1139 S no Yuiitsu M no Zettai

Alternative: ジッターバグ , マイ・ディア・キャット , 恋愛プラネタリウム , Bet!! , Jittabagu , Jitter Bug , Jitterbug , My Dear Cat , Ren'ai Planetarium , Romance Planetarium , S no Yuiitsu ~ M no Zettai , Sの唯一Mの絶対 , Solely S Absolutely M , Solely S, Absolutely M , Soely Absolute , قطي العزيز (arabic) , Einfach nur S und abso
Authors/Artists: Toma Rei

1) Solely S, Absolutely M
Mamiya has gorgeous looks, terrific grades and outstanding sports reflexes. He’s very popular with the girls in his class, but seems to have no interest in them whatsoever. Sawako is the only girl who treats Mamiya like a slave. She thought there’d be no change in their relationship, but…!?

2) Jitter Bug
When Akane's mother died, she thought she was all alone in the world. Then she found out that her father is still alive and that she has three brothers. What will she do when she finds herself falling for her younger brother?

3) My Dear Cat
Hosoya Mizuki is a university student who has a boyfriend. One day on the way back from school she sees a beautiful cat with one blue eye and one brown eye which seems to mesmerize her. What will happen to poor Mizuki when she will meet a handsome guy with one blue eye and one brown eye and what about her boyfriend?

4) Bet!!
When she secretly took a picture of Saeki-kun, the no.1 popular guy on campus, she witnessed a scene she really wasn’t supposed to!? A bet has been made by him that if he can make her fall in love with him within a week, she'll have to delete that picture... who will win this bet?

5) Love Planetarium
Satoko Fukaya is heartbroken after being dumped by her boyfriend, because she was transferring to another school. While crying she is suddenly pulled into the planetarium by Nanasawa Kouki who seems to have taken an interest in her.

6) M's Dejection
Sawako continues to treat her boyfriend like her slave, resulting in Mamiya thinking about breaking up.(Note: this are actually a few pages taken from the original manuscript of "Solely S, Absolutely M" )

Gakuen Heaven (Yaoi)

#1140 Gakuen Heaven (Yaoi)


Keita Itou—a boy with no special qualities other than superb luck—suddenly receives an acceptance letter from the renowned all-boys Bell Liberty Academy (a.k.a. BL Academy). Attracted by the school’s prestige, he decides to attend. However, on the day of his transfer, he gets into a freakish traffic accident. Luckily, no one is injured...but the incident arouses the attention of both the Student Council’s president, Tetsuya Niwa (a.k.a. the king), as well as the head of the Budget Council, Kaoru Saiyonji (a.k.a. the queen).

Keita works to discover the reasons behind his invitation to such a remarkable school, struggles to find his niche among such brilliant and beautiful young men, and attempts to win the school-wide contest that will grant his wish of permanent placement at BL Academy! Along the way, he develops intense relationships with the rest of the hunky characters: clever Naruse, the captain of the tennis club; pensive Shinomiya, the captain of the archery club; sensitive Iwai, the captain of the art club; spunky Taki, a cyclist; cold and calculating Nakajima, the vice president of the Student Council; genius computer programmer, Shichijo; the childlike teacher, Umino, and the friendly but mysterious classmate, Kazuki Endou.

Will he discover the mystery of his friend, Kazuki Endou?

From Baka-Updates:
In the Gakuen Heaven (HIGURI You) series:

V.1 - Gakuen Heaven
V.2 - Nakajima Hen (Closer to You)
V.3 - Tanba Hen
V.4 - Endou Hen - Calling You
V.5 - Shichijou Hen - Sweet Sweet Darling!

Chrome Shelled Regios: Missing Mail

#1141 Chrome Shelled Regios: Missing Mail

Alternative: 鋼殻のレギオスMISSING MAIL , 鋼殼都市雷吉歐斯 , 钢壳的雷吉奥斯 , Koukaku no Regios: Missing Mail , Chrome Shelled Regios: Missing Mail
Authors/Artists: Amagi Shuusuke , Kiyose Nodoka , Miyuu

In this school fantasy story set in the distant future, mighty creatures known as filth monsters have overtaken the polluted land, forcing humanity to live in isolated mobile cities called Regios. One such city named Zuellni is a self-sufficient Academy City in which freshman Layfon Alseif has just enrolled. Layfon reluctantly joins the 17th Platoon led by the third-year student Nina Antalk and embarks on a series of adventures.

This version recounts a slightly different version of Layfon's story.


#1142 Umisho

Alternative: ウミショー , ケンコー全裸系水泳部 , ケンコー全裸系水泳部 ウミショー , Kenko Zenrakei Suieibu Umisho , Kenkoo Stark Naked Swimming Club , Umi Show , Kenko Nude Swimming Series Umisho
Authors/Artists: Hattori Mitsuru

Kaname Okiura, a student of Prefectoral Umineko Shougyou High ("Umisho" for short), joined the school's swimming club in order to learn how to swim, but the club is filled with weirdos, let alone teaches him swimming. Then, a sunny, happy-go-lucky girl named Amuro Ninagawa who was transferred from Okinawa joined the club. Her extraordinary underwater speed and unorthodox swimming style (plus her personal habit of nude swimming—a powerful magnet to teenage boys) surprised every club member, especially Okiura, because she reminds him of a mermaid-like creature he saw only once in his early childhood.


#1147 197X


Long, long ago, when things like VHS, Betamax and satellite broadcasting didn’t exist yet, there lived a boy who loved watching movies over anything else - until one day he found something much more interesting to do in the darkness of the movie hall…

Ichigo Jikan

#1149 Ichigo Jikan

Alternative: 草莓时间 , Nae Jikan , Strawberry Time
Authors/Artists: Kumagai Kyoko

Ichiko is all set to move into her new dorm...except there isn't any space left! She ends up with a key to a small apartment nearby. But she's not the only one assigned to it...! It happens to belong to cool older guy Ran, and he isn't too happy with the new living arrangements!

Summary: Nagareboshi Manga

Okujou Hime

#1150 Okujou Hime

Alternative: 屋上姫 , 屋上姬 , Okujou-Hime , Okujouhime , Okujyouhime , Принцесса крыши , Rooftop Princess
Authors/Artists: Tobi

Mayu and Nobu have been best friends ever since they where kids, always the best buddies. Along with them is the other childhood friend, introverted Yuiko who always has been some sort of damsel who the boys have always helped. Upon entering high school the trio meet the daughter of the chairman, the student council president nicknamed "The Rooftop Princess" and who is considered a perfect girl in every sense.

Yuiko gets into trouble with a skirt chaser and the Rooftop Princess helps her out without asking anything in return, Yuiko quickly develops a strong admiration for the princess and from that point on Mayu will also admire the Princess but in a completely different way than Yuiko.

These 4 people will be the center of a lovely high school romance drama.

A Channel

#1152 A Channel

Alternative: Aチャンネル , A-Channel , A Channel , A แชนแนล สี่แสบซ่า บ้าขั้นเอ , A Channel - Days in Junior High School , Aチャンネル ~days in junior high school~
Authors/Artists: Kuroda Bb

4-koma about the daily lives of Tooru who has just entered the same high school as her best and childhood friend Run-chan, who is now a second year, and her friends Yuuko-chan (whom Tooru bullies cause they meet under bad circumtances) & Nagi-chan (who watches).

Persona 3

#1154 Persona 3

Alternative: ペルソナ3 , P3 , Persona3 , 女神异闻录3
Authors/Artists: Atlus , Sogabe Shuji , Sogabe Shuuji

Based on the PlayStation 2 game of the same name. A teenager who was orphaned as a young boy returns to the city of his childhood. Shortly after transferring to Gekkoukan High School, he is attacked by Shadows — creatures that feed on the minds of their victims. He soon discovers that he shares a special ability with other students at his new school. From them, he learns of the “Dark Hour,” a hidden time that exists between one day and the next, swarming with Shadows. He joins the Special Extracurricular Execute Sector (SEES), and with his new friends, confronts the threat of the Shadows.

No Bra

#1156 No Bra

Alternative: のーぶら , 同居非男孩 , Nobura
Authors/Artists: Kawatsu Kenjiro

Masato Kataoka moves into his new dorm to begin his life in high school when one day, a cute girl named Yuki Nomura becomes his roomate. Masato learns that Yuki is an old childhood friend, but becomes surprised when he realizes that Yuki was, and still is a guy. Yuki's charm and affection for cross-dressing leaves Masato with feelings of discomfort and fright.

Find out how Masato manages to deal with a cute cross-dresser and the many obstacles of high school life.

Résumé by: Krasae

Acchi Kocchi

#1163 Acchi Kocchi

Alternative: あっちこっち , 一起一起这里那里 , Place to Place , туда-сюда , Туда-сюда , Kesana Kesini
Authors/Artists: Ishiki

Acchi Kocchi follows the misadventures, screw ups and idiocy of 5 schoolmates: Io, Tsumiki, Hime, Mayoi and Sakaki. 4-koma.

Hokenshitsu no Shinigami

#1167 Hokenshitsu no Shinigami

Alternative: 保健室の死神 , 保健室的死神 , The Shinigami Infirmary. , The Shinigami Infirmary
Authors/Artists: Aimoto Shou

Hadesu Sensei is no ordinary middle school nurse. In fact, many students believe he is a shinigami. His excessive friendliness and eagerness to win his students' affection does little to offset his terrifying appearance. But, fortunately for this middle school, Hadesu Sensei is an expert at extracting "byouma", demons of disease, from possessed students! A one-shot preceded the serialization. It was published in the Akamaru of Spring 09

Musunde Hiraite (MINASE Mayu)

#1168 Musunde Hiraite (MINASE Mayu)

Alternative: むすんでひらいて(MINASE Mayu) , 繁結 , 打结不打解 , 繁结 , Clench-Open (MINASE Mayu) , むすんでひらいて , Clench-Open , Musunde Hiraite (MINASE Mayu)
Authors/Artists: Minase Mayu

For Chapter 1: On the first day of school, Furuya Hiro sleeps in causing him to miss the opening ceremony. Because of this, he gets to meet Himari Asaki, the top girl in school. He falls in love with her instantaneously; so, he decides to confess his feelings for her.... repeatedly. Unfortunately for him, she rejects him every time without fail. On one of these occasions, he accidentally drops his cell phone (which of course has a candid photo of Himari for his wallpaper). Himari finds it and returns it to Furuya at his house. There we find out that Furuya's sister is actually a friend of Himari along with the fact that Himari is androphobic.

Each chapter focuses on a different character, although they are all related through being classmates.

Super-Dreadnought Girl 4946

#1169 Super-Dreadnought Girl 4946

Alternative: Chōdokyū Shōjo 4946 Superdreadnought Girl 4946 , Choudokyuu Shoujo 4946 , ヨンキュウヨンロク , Chodokyu Shojo 4946 , Chou Dokyuu Shoujo 4946 , 超弩級少女4946 , 超弩级少女 , Super Dreadnought Girl 4946 , Superdreadnought Girl 4946 , Ch
Authors/Artists: Azuma Takeshi

With his phrase "don't you dare make girls cry," Makoto Tobita has failed his 30th confession, but that won't stop him. Promising to do anything for the girl who smiles at him, no matter what it is, what will happen now when the alien fighting - giant girl, Mana Eimiya, is in love with him?

Chrome Shelled Regios

#1174 Chrome Shelled Regios

Alternative: 鋼殻のレギオス , 鋼殻(こうかく)のレギオス , Kōkaku no Regios , Koukaku no Regios
Authors/Artists: Amagi , Amagi Shuusuke , Miyuu , Shuusuke

In this school fantasy story set in the distant future, creatures contaminated by pollution have overtaken the land, forcing humanity to live in isolated mobile cities called Regios. One such city named Czerni is a self-contained school in which freshman Reifon Aruseifu has just enrolled. Reifon reluctantly joins the 17th Martial Arts Studies Unit led by the third-year student Nina Ant?ku and embarks on a series of adventures.


#1183 Avatar

Alternative: 外星阿凡達 , 아바타르
Authors/Artists: Lee Haeyong , Lee Hye-young

The protagonist is your average, everyday, Korean school student. That is, if not for his obsession that aliens live on Earth disguised as humans.

Much to his surprise, he was right, the aliens play a game called "Avatar" where they take human form and live human lives. And because of a glitch he caused in their system, now his very life could be at risk.

Now he needs the protection of an Admin of the "Avatar game" or else he could very well die!


#1184 Kenji

Alternative: Ch'uan Erh , Ken Ji , Quán Ér , Quyền Nhi كينجي
Authors/Artists: Fujiwara Yoshihide , Matsuda Ryuchi

Kenji is a manga about a Japanese teenager named Kenji, who practices the martial art Bajiquan, and his encounters with other martial artists, some of whom are from real life (e.g. Adam Hsu and Liu Chia-Liang). This series primarily features Bajiquan, but also gets into Tanglangquan, Baguazhang, Chen Taijiquan, Piguaquan, Xingyiquan, Xinyiliuhequan, Shaolinquan, Hung Gar, Daito ryu Aikijujutsu, Shotokan Karate and numerous other styles. Kenji's archnemesis is a gangster named Tony Tan who practices Hung Gar and later Xinyiliuhequan.

The series is based on the life of the author, Ryuchi Matsuda (Song Tian Long Zi in Mandarin), who has history involving Hakkyoku-ken (Bajiquan), Li Shu-Wen, and Liu Yun Qiao.

Nguruwa Kaihou

#1185 Nguruwa Kaihou

Alternative: んぐるわ会報 , 学生会报 漫画 , Nuguruwa Kaiho , Nuguruwa-Kaiho , Nguruwa-Kaiho
Authors/Artists: Takao Jingu

Always a very tall man and stern man, Matsudo has recently joined the student council as the treasurer. To his distress the rest of the members of the student council are nothing but extremely gorgeous and lazy girls... Would he be able to say "no" when they ask him to do their work for them?


#1192 Spas-Pa

Alternative: すぱすぱ , 封魔未婚妻
Authors/Artists: Miyake Taishi

Itsuki Minamori has fallen asleep in class and dreams about a girl from his past. He is awakened by Haruna a girl who apparently has a crush on him, but her friend Chihaya Yuuki tells her to stay away from this boy. He explains that he's spent his life being followed by evil ghosts and during the exposition, another one shows up.


#1193 Tiji-kun!

Alternative: ティジクン! , Tiji-kun , Tijikun , Tijikun!
Authors/Artists: Oojiba Ken , Yokoyama Masahiko

Hanagasumi Highschool is located right in middle of Kabukichō, Tokyo's #1 red-light district. Because of this, the students are constantly robbed and harassed by yakuza, gangs, etc. In order to ensure the students' safety, the Student Council came up with one solution: befriend the legendary "Tiji-kun", the strongest man in Kabukichō. Two students, Motobu Tomoko and Akazawa Ryo, were assigned the task. But when they find out the true identity of the mysterious "Tiji-kun", having a peaceful school-life turns out to be harder than it seems.

The series was canceled after 3 volumes

Full House Kiss

#1194 Full House Kiss

Alternative: フルハウスキス , 上流女管家 , Baby Love (YUWA Shiori) , Boku No Yasashii Robotto , Fullhouse Kiss , My Fiendly Robot
Authors/Artists: Yuwa Shiori

SUZUHARA Mugi is a 15 year-old on a mission. She is determined to somehow get onto the campus of Shoukei high school, one of those super, super elite high schools. This school is huge and private and has tight security. Mugi is searching for her missing sister--her only remaining family--and she has been led to believe that someone or something on the campus of that school will help her in her search. Unfortunately the strict school security is preventing her from getting onto the school grounds.

However, her luck changes when she literally runs into Midou-kun, the son of an insanely rich mega-corporation president, and elite person at the school. Midou is not impressed with Mugi’s sob story about needing to get into that school. He is a very smug and arrogant rich guy. But he can be reasonable, and he eventually strikes up a deal with Mugi--he will get her onto the school grounds in exchange for some labor on her part, that she must come to his house and work as a maid!

Yeah, this is one of those servant-girl stories, but there are a few interesting twists, namely the unexpected way Midou gets Mugi into the school.

-- Manga Updates

Koicha no Osahou (Tea for Two)

#1198 Koicha no Osahou (Tea for Two)

Alternative: Koicha no Osahou , Tea for Two , The Etiquette of Tea , Teatime Lovin' (German) , 찐한차 만드는 법 (Korean)
Authors/Artists: Sakuragi Yaya

From BLU:
Get ready for hot tea and hotter action in this tale of opposites attracting on the tatami mats. Poor Tokumaru Madoka is just a regular energetic guy that can't seem to go even five minutes without breaking something. One day his hapless sister has had enough, and she forces him to join their high school’s Tea Ceremony Club, hoping to instill a little discipline in her hopeless klutz of a brother. Tea Ceremony Club president Hasune Kazuma is Tokumaru’s complete opposite. The tall, dark president is the pinnacle of restraint, having been taught from a young age how to uphold his family’s traditions. The sophisticated president and his awkward pupil conceal a brewing attraction, but they can’t avoid steaming each other up. But even full to the brim with passion, will the two of them be able to bridge their differences and get along with each other?

Jun'ai Koza Kemono Shiyou

#1199 Jun'ai Koza Kemono Shiyou

Alternative: Jun'ai , Jun'ai Koza Kemono Suyou
Authors/Artists: Minami Kanan

Oneshot from Shiiku Hime

The protagonist has to tutor a boy who was her childhood friend when they were little. But now the boy's turned into a beautiful guy and rather than studying he prefers...other things!

La protagonista deve dare ripetizioni ad un ragazzo, suo amico di infanzia quando erano piccoli. Ma adesso il bambino è diventato un bellissimo ragazzo e piuttosto che studiare preferisce.... altre cose!

Glamorous (Nylon)

#1201 Glamorous (Nylon)

Alternative: グラマラス
Authors/Artists: Nylon

Ogawa Tomoo, a high-school boy, who can't figure out why his classmate, Oomori Yuka, likes him so much. Unlike him, she's friendly, upbeat, excels at sports and is one of the most popular students in the school. Tomoo doesn't understand why someone so attractive would be interested in someone like himself. He decides to push Yuka away for her own good but her persistence eventually pays off and he can not help but be attracted to her.

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