Tag Archive for Digital Manga

Barbara

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As popular as Osamu Tezuka has been in the United States, many of his works have still not been localized for non-Japanese readers. Thanks to Kickstarter, the online crowdsourcing website, American audiences now have the opportunity to read a considerably…

9th Sleep

Luke has it rough. He was the result of a Maria possession — an immaculate conception — and his mom has been on the sickly side ever since. At just fifteen, Luke works to support them both. Still, he stays pretty positive…

Starry Sky, vol. 1

Nostalgia can be a powerful feeling. Sometimes it’s the little things that cause each of us to stop what we’re doing and reflect upon the memories of our younger years, a time when we saw the world as a big…

Alice the 101st, vol. 1-2

Aristide Lang does not know how to read music. He doesn’t have formal training on the violin and his teacher is not famous or powerful. So how did he end up as the 101st student accepted into Mondonveille Music Academy?…

Color

Art student Takashiro is stunned when a painting of his titled “Color” is hung next to a very similar painting with the exact same title. It’s as if the artist, Sakae, is expressing the same emotions in exactly the same…

Swallowing the Earth

From 1968 to 1969, Osamu Tezuka created Swallowing the Earth, his first long-form story manga and the beginnings of his efforts to break away from his reputation as being just a children’s manga creator. Thanks to DMP’s Platinum line, we…

Utahime

There is a kingdom where peace is maintained by two forces: the male king and his male heirs and the female songstresses and their female descendants. The king runs the kingdom and the songstresses nightly sing their song of protection.…

Living for Tomorrow

Finally the yaoi gods have heard my pleas and have released a Taishi Zaou title in the U.S. My copy of Living for Tomorrow, from DMP’s new Doki Doki, was welcomed into the house with much celebrating. (Well, on my…

Project X: Seven Eleven

The 1950’s are ending, and a revolution is brewing in Japan. Supermarkets and department stores are expanding, sending one mom and pop corner store after another into bankruptcy even as the big cities are running out of space. Who can…

Princess Princess, vol. 1-3

Cross-dressing bishonens! Tsuda’s series is tailor-made for fangirls. Due to family problems, Tohru Kouno transfers to an all-boy school midway into his first year of high school. He’s not excited about the lack of girls, but soon discovers that things…

Flower of Life, vol. 1

This series has many of the same elements as Yoshinaga’s other works–quirky plot twists, deep emotion, offbeat humor, and beautiful artwork. But this series is not one of her boy’s love titles, so don’t expect romance from the relationship between…

Cafe Kichijouji de, vol. 1

Cafe Kichijouji is an ordinary neighborhood restaurant…except for the voodoo dolls in the kitchen, the sinister cat lurking in the shadows, and the sometimes violent squabbles of its five mismatched employees. Based on a radio show, this hilarious romp features…

Time Lag

Three years ago, naive young Satoru confessed his love to his childhood friend Shirou with devastating consequences. Now, though Shirou will have nothing to do with his former companion, Satoru continues to dream of his crush. He takes thousands of…

La Esperança, vol. 1

If you spend your whole life trying to be the opposite of what your parents were, do you really have your own identity? This is the question faced by golden boy Georges when troublemaker Robert arrives at the elite Saint…

La Esperança, vol. 2

In the second installment of La Esperança, Robert tries to protect Georges from his overly trusting nature while classmate Henri tries to protect Georges from Robert. When a shadowy organization makes a generous donation to the local orphanage, Georges’ charitable…

Our Everlasting, vol. 1

Our Everlasting is a sweet, sexy story of love between two guys. Unlike many yaoi manga, where the relationships range from unbearably angsty (he could never love me! He’s straight!) to disturbing (older men with teenagers? No thanks), these lovers…

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…

Desire

Toru thinks he has all he needs – a loyal best friend, Ryoji, who makes him laugh and an encouraging art mentor, Kashiwazaki, pushing him to excel at painting. Never mind that he’s been in love with Ryoji for years…