Only the Ring Finger Knows

Only the Ringer Finger Knows, based on a prose novel, is one of the best titles for introducing the romantic subgenre of shonen-ai/yaoi (boy’s love) in any library. The story follows Wataru Fujii, an ordinary junior struggling through high school…

The Ring, vol. 1

The Ring is, at its heart, a traditional ghost story. Yes, it has been modernized somewhat–there literally is a ghost in the machine, in this case a television set–but it is traditional in that it relies on things like atmosphere,…

Paradise Kiss

Introduction “Sweet exotic scents filled its every corner, as if someone was making candies in a Chinese import store. Dizzying music pulsated and bounced off the loud pink walls. There was an old bar, and a pool table, and three…

Paradise Kiss, vol. 1

Yukari Hayasaka doesn’t know what she wants out of life. Dutifully trying to fulfill her mother’s expectations, she tries to overcome her apathy and pass the entrance exams that will get her into a properly prestigious college. Despite her doubts,…

Paradise Kiss, vol. 2

At Paradise Kiss, Yukari has discovered a world outside her prep school walls. She becomes more and more involved with the group as George’s design for the Yaza Arts fashion show takes shape. Yukari is starting to discover her beauty,…

Paradise Kiss, vol. 3

Is Yukari finally in control of her life, or is her life just out of control? The question haunts Yukari even as she discovers a new sense of self-worth in her first modeling job. While Paradise Kiss has become a…

Paradise Kiss, vol. 4

The Yaza Arts fashion show is finally here, and Yukari is about to make her runway debut modeling George’s creation. The Paradise Kiss team have worked feverishly to be ready in time, with Yukari trying to balance school and fashion.…