Kuzu Ryu Sen

Katsu!

Satoyama Katsuki is just your average young man currently attending his first year of high school. However, one rainy spring day, his childhood best friend Kawakami Kyouta introduces him – from a distance of course – to a young lady that, against school regulations, is secretly working at a gas station. Kyouta’s research reveals that this Mizutani Katsuki is not only in the same class as the pair, but also that her father runs the famed Mizutani Boxing Gym. In the impetuosity of youth, the pair drop 27,000 yen on a 1 month membership at the Gym, and Satoyama uncovers two revelations. First, that he is connected with Japanese boxing in ways that he never could have imagined, and second, that Mizutani Katsuki detests boxing with a passion.

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Kanata Kara

Noriko is just your average high school student in present day Japan when a strange explosion launches her into another world. There, in a bizarre forest populated by dangerous monsters, she meets Izark, a young man with mysterious powers who grudgingly protects her. Unable to understand the language and trapped with no way of getting home, Noriko is forced to rely on Izark as they are hunted by monsters and evil men. It’s only later that she discovers she is the long foretold Awakening and the key to the resurrection of the terrible Sky Demon, which is prophesied to destroy the world.

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I”s

Seto Ichitaka has been heart struck by the famous Yoshizuki Iori, however, he hasn’t been courageous enough to tell her his feelings. When the both Iori and Ichitaka were chosen to head the Freshmen Welcoming Ceremony Committee, Ichitaka couldn’t have asked for anything better. This only solidified his resolve to try to start a growing new relationship with her, however, Ichitaka’s childhood friend Itsuki isn’t making things easy for him as she decides to move in with Ichitaka. This is only the beginning of what’s in store for Ichitaka.

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Hikaru no Go

Fujiwara no Sai was a master go player in the service of the imperial courts of Heian Japan. Through an act of malice and trickery, Sai was falsely accused of cheating while playing a game in front of the Emperor. Afterwards, unable to bear this shame, the illustrious go master committed suicide and existed through the ages as a ghost. Now, in the present day, a young boy named Shindou Hikaru stumbles across a goban in which Sai was residing. This fateful meeting once again turns the cogs of fate as two destinies become intertwined in the quest for the ultimate move in the game of go: the fabled “kami no itte.”

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H2

Kunimi Hiiro and Tachibana Hideo were star members of the district champion Seinan Middle School baseball team. However, while Hideo went to Meiwa Ichi High as a touted prospect, Hiiro was diagnosed with a glass elbow and ordered to stop playing. To distance himself completely from his beloved sport, Hiiro is attending Senkawa High, a school without a baseball team. However, destiny seems to be against him, as he soon finds out that Senkawa indeed has a fledgling baseball club with the pretty Koga Haruka as its manager. To make matters worse, the soccer team that Hiiro’s joined seems intent on humiliating this baseball club in order to lure Haruka away. Faced with a showdown between the arrogant soccer team and Haruka’s baseball club on the diamond, Hiiro once again steps onto the mound, and takes a first step towards Koushien that he once never thought possible.

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Gravitation

Shindou Shuichi is the singer and songwriter for the up-and-coming rock group Bad Luck. One day while composing lyrics for a new song, he accidentally runs into the famous author Yuki Eiri, a famous author who proceeds to reads his lyrics and then promptly tells Shuichi that he has absolutely no talent. Insulted and determined to prove him wrong, Shuichi tracks Yuki down and pushes his way into Yuki’s life. However, Shuichi’s insistence on changing Yuki’s opinion has much more far-reaching consequences than either of them could ever expect and transforms both of their lives forever.

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Genkaku Picasso

The misanthropic artist Hikari Hamura earned the nickname Picasso from the only person persistent enough to befriend him: Chiaki Yamamoto. Routinely, Chiaki accompanies Picasso sketching at the riverside, but one day a pilot loses control of his helicopter and it crashes into the area, killing Chiaki, but leaving Picasso miraculously unscathed. A few days later, he discovers a miniature, winged Chiaki in his shirt pocket, who tells him that he would have died if she wouldn’t have prayed for his survival in order to preserve his drawing talent. The gods agreed to spare him if he will use his talents to spare people; if he doesn’t, he will rot away. Picasso is originally unsure of how to help others, but he soon realizes that he can now see allegorical visions of troubled people’s hearts. Once he draws the visions, he must then enter the drawing to gain understanding of the person’s psychological troubles and help end their strife through interacting with the drawing.

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Fruits Basket

Tohru Honda is a high school girl who became an orphan after her mother passed away. She was living on her own in a tent before the mysterious Sohma family welcomed her into their home. After beginning to live with them, it is accidentally revealed to Tohru that the family is bound by curses and secrets to a closed-off world. The family’s Secret of the Zodiac causes each cursed member to transform into their corresponding Chinese zodiac animal when weak or hugged by a member of the opposite sex. How will Tohru cope as the only outsider who knows of this dark secret? How will the feared head of the Sohma family react to the news that the secret has been discovered? Will Tohru lose her home once again?

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Dave K

FLCL

Naota has your average hypocritical preteen life. Or at least he would if he lived anywhere but in Mabase. Naota lives with his perverted father and nutty grandfather. His older brother who Naota looked up to left to play baseball in America; and now his girlfriend Mamimi won’t leave Naota alone. Naota’s life is pretty strange, but when a girl riding a Vespa shows up and hits him in the head with her guitar, things start to get a lot stranger.

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Fall in Love Like a Comic!

A young junior high school student named Rena Sakura spends her spare time working as a mangaka at a popular, local publishing firm. The manga she creates consists of shoujo style romance stories, quite often with a slightly risqué premise. After the editor attempts to convince her that finding a boyfriend might provide good inspiration for future stories, Rena decides to ask the best looking, most popular boy in school, Tomoya Okita, to date her so that she can use the research for her work. Despite her strongest efforts to remain purely analytical, Rena finds herself slowly falling for Tomoya in ways she never originally intended.

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