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Hotaru no Hikari, by HIURA Satoru

Hotaru no Hikari, by HIURA Satoru

Hotaru no Hikari, by HIURA Satoru

Hotaru no Hikari, by HIURA Satoru

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27 year old Hotaru would rather sleep at home than seek romance. But due to unforeseen circumstances, suddenly she’s living with her boss, Takano. What’s more, she now has a budding relationship with Makoto, who’s younger than she is. Like a dried fish thrown back into the ocean can she learn to swim again and rediscover the ways of romance?

Alternate Titles: Hotaru’s Light, It’s the Only Little Light in My Life, Light of the Firefly

Genre(s): Comedy, Josei, Romance, Slice of Life, Shoujo

 

 

Needless, by IMAI Kami

Needless, by IMAI Kami

Needless, by IMAI Kami

Needless, by IMAI Kami

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The Year is 2130, After the Third World War, large contaminated areas known as “Blackspots” formed all over Japan. Large Walls were used to quarantine off these “Blackspots”.  In time, signs of inhabitance appeared within these wastelands. Among the survivors who had been abandoned inside the Blackspots, labeled as “those who were unneeded”, came forth possessors of uncanny abilities — Fire, wind, brute strength…they were defined by their supernatural abilities. Others, fearful of their powers, expelled them and named them – – – Needless!

Related Series: Needless 0 (Spin-Off)

Genre(s): Action, Comedy, Ecchi, Gender Bender, Mature, Sci-fi, Seinen, Supernatural

 

 

Modotte Mamotte Lollipop, by Michiyo Kikuta

Modotte Mamotte Lollipop, by Michiyo Kikuta

Modotte Mamotte Lollipop, by Michiyo Kikuta

Modotte! Mamotte! Lollipop, by Michiyo Kikuta

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Nina, Zero, and Ichii are back! This time for the Advanced Magic test! The object of the test is-yet again-a crystal drop that looks like candy! When Nina accidentally swallows it (again!), it’s up to Zero and Ichii to protect her until it comes out. The only trouble is, all the past participants are back, and only little fragments of the crystal drop will come out of Nina at a time!

Genre(s): Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, School Life, Shoujo

Related Series: Mamotte! Lollipop (Prequel)

 

 

Hajime no Ippo (The Fighting Spirit!), by Morikawa Jyoji

 

Hajime no Ippo (The Fighting Spirit!), by Morikawa Jyoji (George)

Hajime no Ippo (The Fighting Spirit!), by Morikawa Jyoji (George)

Hajime no Ippo (The Fighting Spirit!), by Morikawa Jyoji (George)

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Throughout his childhood, Makunouchi Ippo has always been picked on by his fellow classmates. Long hours helping his mother run their family business, a fishing boat store, has left him without the time to make friends and so he remains an introverted loner, doomed to be beaten day in and day out. Although he hates being bullied, he hates himself even more for not being able to fight back against his tormentors. “What is it like to be strong?” he asks himself as he stares at his clenched fist. “I want to be strong.” His encounter with Takamura Mamoru, a professional boxer, leads to the discovery of a dynamite punch that opens up the doorway to a whole new world where that dream can become a reality. At the Kamogawa Gym, Ippo now trains with the aspirations of becoming a professional boxer and discovering what it means to be strong.

Genre(s): Action, Comedy, Martial Arts, Shounen, Sports

 

 

Miyuki-chan in Wonderland, by CLAMP

Miyuki-chan in Wonderland, by CLAMP

Miyuki-chan in Wonderland, by CLAMP

Miyuki-chan in Wonderland, by CLAMP

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In CLAMP’s take on the Alice in Wonderland saga, Miyuki finds herself in a world which seems to be populated solely by a series of scantily-clad women interested exclusively in exploring her charms. Needless to say, hi-jinks and misunderstandings ensue as our young heroine attempts to escape their clutches and return to her regular life. The various places Miyuki gets pulled into are called Wonderland, Looking Glass Land, TV Land, Part-time Job Land, Mah-Jongg Land, Video-Game Land, and X-Land.

Genre(s): Adventure, Comedy, Ecchi, Fantasy, Harem, Shoujo Ai, Yuri