Sugar LumpIn a certain world, when people die, their essence becomes a sugar cube that can be lit in a lamp, allowing their survivors to relive the memories of the dead. A story about a woman and a dragon as they live in such a world. An entry in the COMICO JP 2015 “Sugar Lamp” webtoon challenge.
Sugar LampWhen people die, their essence becomes a sugar cube that can be lit in a lamp, allowing their loved ones a moment of reliving the days when they were alive. But sometimes, the cube cannot be recovered…
Seaside ReturnSeven years after graduating from high school leaving the boring northern fishing village she grew up in for a career in the bright lights and fast pace of Tokyo, Miyo comes back and finds things much as she left them. Coming home again is never easy, but it’s the place you can always return.
Skyscraper BluesA Japanese reporter and a suspended American police officer follow a trail through New York City in 1991. The original one-shot that preceded the serialization “Have A Great Sunday”.
MercyThe Immortals arrived 500 years ago. They were originally celebrated, even worshipped, but as they began to use humanity for their own ends they became reviled. Now, an immortal girl hunts for her own kind in their deep lairs to bring about the end of their reign of terror.
Last OneYHirano Yukito is at the end of his rope. He’s decided to kill himself – all he needs is just one more little push. But things don’t always go the way you think they will…
Semi-finalist for Afternoon’s Spring 2016 Four Seasons Award.
Liquor & CigaretteLiquor, cigarettes, and a grapefruit-scented shampoo.
Like a LaikaThe daily, average life and interactions of some of a ship’s crew as they depart to explore space. Winner of the Jiro Tanaguchi Special Award for manga in the 2010 Four Seasons Award Anthology.
KokenoshimaOn a remote island, a skilled swordsman who honed his craft on the local population attempts to atone for his sins and lift a curse by hunting and killing demons.
Winner of the Hagio Moto Special Award for manga.
Killer Tomato & Overripe BananaKiller Tomato and Overripe Banana share their unique views on politics, lazy stock clerks, unattended children, rude customers and being eaten as they go from store to refrigerator.
Untouchable LoverYouko has a protector in Shige-san. He has guided her, helped her, and always maintained a respectful propriety since she was a little girl. The difficulty is that Shige-san is a ghost, a poltergeist who only communicates with her by throwing small rocks to signal his disagreement or to show her what to do. But now that Youko is beginning to feel the first stirrings of young love, will Shige-san’s guidance help her find her true happiness?
Note: Won the Spring 2016 Four Seasons Award (Kodansha) in the one-shot manga category.
The BookwormA girl wonders who's the guy behind a set of shelves in the library she visits.