Manga for Days: Manga 25 Volumes or Fewer for Teens

By Amanda Pagan, Children's Librarian
March 12, 2021
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)
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Hey there, manga reader! Are you done with mini-series or stand-alones? Are you looking for a nice juicy series to sink your teeth into, but you don’t want to get overwhelmed? Then you’re in the right place! Here we have gathered manga series that are 25 volumes or fewer. The series included here should have all of their volumes available through regular Library hold requests, but if for some reason a volume is missing feel free to make a request through interlibrary loan! (It’s free with your library card!)

The manga listed here are aimed at teens ages 13 and up. While adults are more than welcome to read these series, we do not recommend giving these to younger children as some of these manga deal with mature themes or subject matter. If you are looking for manga for younger children, check out Manga for Middle Schoolers: Guide and Recommendations.

New to manga and looking for even shorter series? Check out Beginner's Guide to Manga 2: Manga Fewer than Ten Volumes. Looking for a mega-long series to satisfy your manga sweet tooth? Then check out A Feast for Fans: Manga of Epic Proportions.

Series Up To 15 Volumes

flowers of evil

The Flowers of Evil by Shuzo Oshimi; translation: Paul Starr

Genre: Suspense, Drama

Volumes: 11

The first combined edition of The Flowers of Evil features volumes 1-3 of this best-selling and acclaimed series. It follows the adventures of a lonely bookish teen struggling to find his identity through Baudelaire's poetry, until two girls—a beauty and a bully—help him find true love and friendship. Edgy, intense, and romantic, this new edition will give fans a chance to reconnect with Kasuga, Saeki, and Nakamura as it explores the issues of bullying, loneliness, individuality, and identity.



Bokurano: Ours by Mohiro Kitoh; translation, Camellia Nieh ; touch-up art and lettering, Jose Macasocol

Genre: Science Fiction

Volumes: 11

One summer, fifteen kids innocently wander into a nearby seaside cave. There they meet a strange man who invites them to play an exciting new video game. This game, he explains, pits one lone giant robot against a horde of alien invaders. To play the game, all they have to do is sign a simple contract. The game stops being fun when the kids find out the true purpose of their pact.



Aho-Girl by Hiroyuki; translator, Karen McGillicuddy; lettering, Maggie Vicknair

Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life

Volumes: 12

Yoshiko is a hopelessly clueless high school girl. Her rock-paper-scissors strategy is “rock.” She somehow gets zeroes on multiple-choice tests. And she has an often-nearly-fatal weakness for bananas. Her devoted friends have no choice but to hang around and make sure nobody takes advantage of her. (Of course, the entertainment value might have something to do with it, too.) Cute characters, weird gags, and lots and lots of bananas!


Death Note

Death Note story by Tsugumi Ohba; art by Takeshi Obata

Genre: Psychological thriller, mystery 

Volumes: 12

Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects—and he's bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and now Light has vowed to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of evil. Will Light's noble goal succeed, or will the Death Note turn him into the very thing he fights against?

My Little Monster

My Little Monster by Robico; [lettering, Kiyoko Shiromasa & Mugwump design ; translator, Joshua Weeks].

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Volumes: 12

Haru Yoshida is feared as an unstable and violent "monster." Shizuku Mizutani is a grade-obsessed student with no friends. Fate brings these two together to form the most unlikely pair. Haru firmly believes he's in love with Shizuku and she firmly believes he's insane.



Sailor Moon

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon by Naoko Takeuchi; translation by Alethea Nibley and Athena Nibley; lettering by Lys Blakeslee

Genre: Fantasy, romance, magical girl 

Volumes: 12, plus two short story bonus volumes

Teenager Usagi is not the best athlete, she's never gotten good grades, and, well, she's a bit of a crybaby. But when she meets a talking cat, she begins a journey that will teach her she has a well of great strength just beneath the surface and the heart to inspire and stand up for her friends as Sailor Moon!

Shortcake Cake

Shortcake Cake story and art by Suu Morishita ; translation Emi Louie-Nishikawa ; touch-up art & lettering, Inori Fukuda Trant.

Genre: Reverse Harem, Comedy

Volumes: 12

An unflappable girl and a cast of lovable male roommates at a boarding house create bonds of friendship and romance. When Ten moves out of her parents' home in the mountains to live in a boarding house, she finds herself becoming fast friends with her male roommates. But can love and romance be far behind?

Ao Haru Ride

Ao Haru Ride story and art by Io Sakisaka; translation, Emi Louie-Nishikawa; touch-up art and lettering, Inori Fukuda Trant

Genre: Coming of age/Drama

Volumes: 13

Futaba Yoshioka thought all boys were loud and obnoxious until she met Kou Tanaka in junior high. But as soon as she realized she really liked him, he had already moved away because of family issues. Now, in high school, Kou has reappeared, but is he still the same boy she fell in love with?

Daytime Shooting Star

Daytime Shooting Star story and art by Mika Yamamori; translation, JN Productions; touch up art and lettering, Inori Fukuka Trant

Genre: Romance

Volumes 13

After arriving in Tokyo to live with her uncle, Suzume collapses in a nearby park when she remembers once seeing a shooting star during the day. A handsome stranger brings her to her new home and tells her they'll meet again. Suzume starts her first day at her new high school sitting next to a boy who blushes furiously at her touch. And her homeroom teacher is none other than the handsome stranger!


Edens Zero

Edens Zero by Hiro Mashima; translation: Alethea and Athena Nibley; lettering: AndWorldDesign; editing: Haruko Hashimoto

Genre: Adventure, Science Fiction/Fantasy

Volumes: 13

At Granbell Kingdom, an abandoned amusement park , Shiki has lived his entire life among the machines. But one day, Rebecca and her cat companion Happy appear at the park's front gates. Little do these newcomers know that this is the first human contact Granbell has had in a hundred years! As Shiki stumbles his way into making new friends, his former neighbors stir at an opportunity for a robo-rebellion... And when his old homeland becomes too dangerous, Shiki must join Rebecca and Happy on their spaceship and escape into the boundless cosmos.


Kagerou Daze

Kagerou Daze by Mahiro Satou; original story, Jin (Shizen no Teki-P); character design, Sidu, Wannyanpuu-; translation, Kevin Gifford; lettering, Abigail Blackman.

Genre: Science fiction, supernatural

Volumes: 13

Shintaro Kisaragi--self-appointed guardian of his domestic domain--has refused to leave the comfort of his room for two whole years. But Shintaro's life is about to take an unexpected turn when his computer crashes and he is forced to venture into the world he was happy to shut out forever...and stumbles right into the middle of a hostage situation!


My Love Story

My Love Story! story, Kazune Kawahara; art, Aruko; English adaptations, Ysabet Reinhardt MacFarlane; translation, JN Productions

Genre: Romantic comedy

Volumes: 13

Giant Takeo Goda's love life takes a surprising turn when he saves a girl named Yamato, but will she be drawn instead to Takeo's handsome best friend, Sunakawa?

Neon Genesis Evangelion

Neon Genesis Evangelion story and art by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto; original concept by Khara; translation, Mari Morimoto, Lillian Olsen; English adaptation, Fred Burke, Carl Gustav Horn; lettering, Wayne Truman, John Clark

Genre: Science Fiction, Mecha

Volumes 14 (in omnibus form)

In 2015, the "Angels" have returned, and Shinji Ikari, a fourteen year-old child of the new Earth, is forced by his father Gendo—commander of the secret organization NERV—to pilot the monstrous biomechanical weapon called "Evangelion" to match the Angels' fearsome power...


Tokyo Ghoul

Tokyo Ghoul story and art by Sui Ishida; translation, Joe Yamazaki

Genre: Horror

Volumes: 14

Ghouls live among us, the same as normal people in every way —except their craving for human flesh. Ken Kaneki is an ordinary college student until a violent encounter turns him into the first half-human half-ghoul hybrid. Trapped between two worlds, he must survive Ghoul turf wars, learn more about Ghoul society and master his new powers.


Waiting for Spring

Waiting for Spring by Anashin; translation: Alethea and Athena Nibley ; lettering: Sara Linsley.

Genre: Romance, School Life, Sports, Harem

Volumes: 14 

Mizuki is a shy girl who’s about to enter high school, and vows to open herself up to new friendships. Of course, the four stars of the boys’ basketball team weren’t exactly the friends she had in mind! Yet, when they drop by the café where she works, the five quickly hit it off. Soon she’s been accidentally thrust into the spotlight, targeted by jealous girls. And will she expand her mission to include … love?


Akame Ga Kill

Akame Ga kill!  atory by Takahiro; art, Tetsuya Tashiro; translation, Christine Dashiell; lettering, James Dashiell

Genre: Action

Volumes: 15

Teenage country bumpkin Tatsumi dreams of earning enough money for his impoverished village by working in the Capital--but his short-lived plans go awry when he's robbed by a buxom beauty upon arrival! Penniless, Tatsumi is taken in by the lovely Miss Aria, but just when his Capital dreams seem in reach yet again, Miss Aria's mansion is besieged by Night Raid--a team of ruthless assassins who targets high-ranking members of the upper class! As Tatsumi is quick to learn, appearances can be deceiving in the Capital, and this team of assassins just might be...the good guys?!

Gunslinger Girl

Gunslinger Girl story & art by Yu Aida ; [translation Adrienne Beck ; adaptation Janet Houck].

Genre: Thriller

Volumes: 15 (collected into omnibus)

Innocence Lost.... Henrietta barely survived a brutal attack that killed her family. "Rescued" by the Social Welfare Agency, her injuries were repaired with robotic components and she was brainwashed - lost with the memory of her family's death was almost every trace of her own humanity. Today she is an extraordinarily lethal cyborg assassin, obediently working with her handler Giuseppe to carry out her deadly tasks. Despite her conditioning and programming, Henrietta still has the heart of a young girl; she has not completely forgotten how to love. Yet the very emotion is contrary to her training and programming. Can the Gunslinger Girl survive? Can she find peace in a struggle against her very nature?

Library Wars Love & War

Library Wars: Love & War story and art by Kiiro Yumi; original concept by Hiro Arikawa; English translation and adaptation, Kinami Watabe

Genre: Romance, Science Fiction

Volumes: 15

In the near future, the federal government creates a committee to rid society of books it deems unsuitable. The libraries vow to protect their collections, and with the help of local governments, form a military group to defend themselves—the Library Forces! Iku Kasahara has dreamed of joining the Library Defense Force ever since one of its soldiers stepped in to protect her favorite book from being confiscated in a bookstore when she was younger. But now that she's finally a recruit, she's finding her dream job to be a bit of a nightmare. Especially since her hard-hearted drill instructor seems to have it in for her!

Silver Spoon

Silver Spoon by Hiromu Arakawa; translation, Amanda Haley; lettering, Abigail Blackman.

Genre: Comedy, slice of life

Volumes: 15

Time for a change of pace. Yuugo Hachiken flees the hustle and bustle of city life to enroll at Oezo Agricultural High School. At first he's just trying to outrun his problems, but instead he finds a place for himself in this quaint rural community. Between the classrooms and cowpatties, the boy becomes a man.

Series Up to 20 Volumes

Boarding School Juliet

Boarding School Juliet by Yousuke Kaneda; translation, Amanda Haley; lettering, James Dashiell

Genre: Romance

Volumes: 16

The prestigious Dahlia Academy educates the elite of society from two countries: to the East is the Nation of Touwa; across the sea, the Principality of West. The nations, though, are fierce rivals, and their students are constantly feuding--which means Romio Inuzuka, head of Touwa's first-year students, has a problem. He's fallen for his counterpart from West, Juliet Persia, and when he can't take it anymore, he confesses his feelings. Now Romio has two problems: a girlfriend, and a secret...

Demon Prince of Momochi House

The Demon Prince of Momochi House story and art by Aya Shouoto

Genre: Fantasy, supernatural, romance

Volume: 16

On her sixteenth birthday, orphan Himari Momochi inherits her ancestral estate that she's never seen. Momochi House exists on the barrier between the human and spiritual realms, and Himari is meant to act as guardian between the two worlds. But on the day she moves in, she finds three handsome squatters already living in the house, and one seems to have already taken over her role!


Dengeki Daisy

Dengeki Daisy story nand art by Kyousuke Motomi; translation and adaptation, JN Productions; touch-up art and lettering, Rina Mapa

Genre: Romance

 Volumes: 16

After orphan Teru Kurebayashi loses her beloved older brother, she finds solace in the messages she exchanges with Daisy, an enigmatic figure who can only be reached through the cell phone her brother left her. Meanwhile, mysterious Tasuku Kurosaki always seems to be around whenever Teru needs help. Coul Daisy be a lot closer than Teru things?

Mob Psycho 100

Mob Psycho 100 by ONE; translated by Kumar Sivasubramanian; lettering and retouch by John Clark

Genre: Action, comedy, supernatural

Volumes: 16

What's his secret to busting ghosts while keeping prices low? Well, first, he's a fraud, and second, he pays the guy who's got the real psychic power—his student assistant Shigeo—less than minimum wage. Shigeo is an awkward but kind boy whose urge to help others and get along with them is bound up with the mental safety locks he's placed on his own emotions. Reigen knows he needs to exploit Shigeo to stay in business, yet for better or worse he's also his mentor and counselor. And he also knows whenever the normally repressed kid's emotions reach level 100, it may unleash more psychic energy than either of them can handle!

Tokyo Esp

Tokyo ESP by Hajime Segawa; translation, Kumar Sivasubramanian.

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Volumes: 16

Rinka Urushiba's world is turned upside down when she wakes up one day--after falling right through the floor. Encouraged by another ESPer who believes that Rinka's destiny is to become a hero of justice, she soon learns to use her powers for good. And not a moment too soon, as those with less-than-admirable ambitions descend on Tokyo with their own sets of superpowers. As the mysterious glowing fish flitting through the city skies gift powers seemingly at random, foes become friends and alliances are made and broken. And what about that flying penguin?

Twin Spica

Twin Spica by Kou Yaginuma; [translation, Maya Rosewood].

Genre: Coming-of-age, science fiction

Volumes: 16 

In a Tokyo of the not-too-distant future a young girl looks up to the stars with melancholy in her heart and hope in her eyes. Thirteen-year-old Asumi Kamogawa's whole life has been tied to those stars; her future may very well be among them. And she is not alone... Asumi is just one of many young people with ambitions to become a member of the first class admitted to the Tokyo Space School. In this first volume Asumi is put to the test to determine if she has what it takes to get into this elite space academy. Her struggles do not begin in the classroom or at the test site, though. First Asumi has to convince herself and her father that she ultimately belongs amongst the stars.


Cross Game

Cross Game story and art by Mitsuru Adachi; translation, Ralph Yamada, Lillian Olsen; touch-up art & lettering, Jim O'Keefe, Mark McMurray

Genre: Sports 

Volumes: 17 

Cross Game is a moving drama that is heartfelt and true, yet in the brilliant hands of manga artist Mitsuru Adachi, delightfully flows with a light and amusing touch. The series centers around a boy named Ko, the family of four sisters who live down the street and the game of baseball. This poignant coming-of-age will change your perception of what shonen-manga can be.

Princess Jellyfish

Princess Jellyfish by Akiko Higashimura; translation, Sarah Alys Lindholm; lettering, Carl Vanstiphout

Genre: Romance

Volumes: 17

Tsukimi Kurashita has a strange fascination with jellyfish. She’s loved them from a young age and has carried that love with her to her new life in the big city of Tokyo. There, she resides in Amamizukan, a safe-haven for girl geeks who regularly gush over a range of things from trains to Japanese dolls. However, a chance meeting at a pet shop has Tsukimi crossing paths with one of the things that the residents of Amamizukan have been desperately trying to avoid—a beautiful and fashionable woman! But there’s much more to this woman than her trendy clothes! This odd encounter is only the beginning of a new and unexpected path for Tsukimi and her friends.

Anonymous Noise

Anonymous Noise story and art by Ryoko Fukuyama; English translation and adaptation, JN Productions; touch-up art and lettering, Joanna Estep

Genre: Romance

Volumes: 18

Nino Arisugawa, a girl who loves to sing, experiences her first heart-wrenching goodbye when her beloved childhood friend, Momo, moves away. And after Nino befriends Yuzu, a music composer, she experiences another sad parting! Both boys promised Nino that they would find her one day through her singing, so she holds on to that hope and continues to reach out with her voice. Now in high school, Nino serendipitously reunites with Yuzu, but she yearns to see Momo again.


Barakamon by Satsuki Yoshino; translation-adaptation: Krista Shipley, Karie Shipley

Genre: Slice of Life

Volumes: 18

Seishuu Handa, a handsome young calligrapher, uproots himself and moves to an island on the westernmost edge of Japan. "Sensei," as he comes to be known, is a city boy through and through and has never experienced rural life until now. And by the looks of it, he has much to learn! Luckily (?), he has a willing teacher in Naru, the energetic expert islander, to help show him the ropes. But can Sensei keep up with the plucky first-grader, or will he get schooled?! Settle in for a heartfelt island comedy about a gruff on the outside, soft on the inside urbanite teacher and his new, unfailingly kind island neighbors.

Black Bird

Black Bird story and art by Kanoko Sakurakoji

Genre: Romance, supernatural

Volumes: 18

Everything changes one day when Misao is attacked by a demon. Her childhood friend Kyo suddenly returns to save her and tend to her cuts—with his tongue! It turns out Misao is the bride of prophecy, whose blood gives power to the demon clan who claims her. But most demons want to keep her power for themselves—by eating her! Now Misao is just trying to stay alive...and decide if she likes it when Kyo licks her wounds.

Fushigi Yugi

Fushigi Yugi: The Mysterious Play story and art by Yuu Watase; English adaptation byYuji Oniki; touch-up art and lettering by Andy Ristaino

Genre: Romance, adventure, fantasy 

Volumes: 18 (collected into omnibuses)

Fifteen-year-old Miaka Yuki is transported into an ancient Chinese kingdom by an old book, 'The universe of the four gods.' Following the legend in the story, Miaka becomes the Priestess of Suzaka and must find her seven Celestial Warriors before she can save the kingdom and return home.

Warning: sexual assault, violence. 

Ouran High School Host Club

Ouran High School Host Club story and art by Bisco Hatori; English adaptation, Gary Leach; translation, Kenichiro Yagi

Genre: Romantic comedy

Volumes: 18

In this screwball romantic comedy, a poor girl at a rich kids' school ends up working for the school's swankiest club-- and gets mistaken for a boy!



Say I Love You

Say I Love You by Kanae Hazuki; [translation: Alethea and Athena Nibley; lettering: John Clark ; editing: Ben Applegate].

Genre: Romance

Volumes: 18

Mei Tachibana has no friends--and she doesn't need them! Ever since her "friends" betrayed her in elementary school, she's sworn off friendship entirely. All it leads to is betrayal and heartbreak, and she's well enough on her own. But everything changes when she accidentally roundhouse kicks the most popular boy in school! However, Yamato Kurosawa isn't angry in the slightest-- in fact, he thinks his ordinary life could use an unusual girl like Mei! He won't take no for an answer, and soon Mei and Yamato embark on an unwanted friendship that will change both of them forever.


Bakuman story by Tsugumi Ohba; art by Takeshi Obata; translation and adaptation, Tetsuichiro Miyaki

Genre: Slice of Life

Volumes: 20

Average student Moritaka Mashiro enjoys drawing for fun. When his classmate and aspiring writer Akito Takagi discovers his talent, he begs Moritaka to team up with him as a manga-creating duo. But what exactly does it take to make it in the manga-publishing world? Moritaka is hesitant to seriously consider Akito's proposal because he knows how difficult reaching the professional level can be. Still, encouragement from persistent Akito and motivation from his crush push Moritaka to test his limits!

Promised Neverland

The Promised Neverland story by Kaiu Shirai; art by Posuka Demizu; translation, Satsuki Yamashita.

Genre: Dark fantasy

Volumes: 20

Emma, Norman and Ray are the brightest kids at the Grace Field House orphanage. And under the care of the woman they refer to as 'Mom,' all the kids have enjoyed a comfortable life. Good food, clean clothes and the perfect environment to learn—what more could an orphan ask for? One day, though, Emma and Norman uncover the dark truth of the outside world they are forbidden from seeing.


My Monster Secret

My Monster Secret: Actually I Am story and art by Eiji Masuda; translation, Alethea and Athena Nibley; adaptation, Lianne Sentar.

Genre: Comedy, Romantic Comedy, Supernatural

Volumes: 22

High school student Kuromine Asahi is the kind of guy who literally cannot tell a lie.Whether it’s trying to maintain a poker face in a simple game of cards, or keeping scurrilous gossip to himself, Asahi is a total failure when it comes to the art of deception.

So what happens when he stumbles upon the most shocking secret of his life? When Asahi learns that Shiragami Youko, a beautiful girl of few words, is actually a vampire. Can Asahi possibly keep his lips sealed?


Series Up to 25 Volumes

Assassination Classroom

Assassination Classroom story and art by Yusei Matsui

Genre: Action/Comedy

Volumes: 21

The students in Class 3-E of Kunugigaoka Junior High have a new teacher: an alien octopus with bizarre powers and unlimited strength, who's just destroyed the moon and is threatening to destroy the earth--unless they can kill him first! Meet the would-be assassins of class 3-E: Sugino, who let his grades slip and got kicked off the baseball team. Karma, who's doing well in his classes but keeps getting suspended for fighting. And Okuda, who lacks both academic and social skills, yet excels at one subject: chemistry. Who has the best chance of winning that reward? Will the deed be accomplished through pity, brute force or poison...? And what chance does their teacher have of repairing his students' tattered self-esteem?


Nana story & art by Ai Yazawa; English adaptation by Allison Wolfe; translation by Koji Goto

Volumes: 21

Nana "Hachi" Komatsu hopes that moving to Tokyo will help her make a clean start and leave her capricious love life behind her. Nana Osaki, who arrives in the city at the same time, has plans to score big in the world of rock'n'roll. Although these two young women come from different backgrounds, they quickly become best friends in a whirlwind world of sex, music, fashion, gossip and all-night parties!

Naoki Urasawas 20th Century Boys

20th Century Boys story and art by Naoki Urasawa; with the cooperation of Takashi Nagasaki; English adaptation by Akemi Wegmller

Genre: Science Fiction

Volumes: 22

Humanity, having faced extinction at the end of the 20th century, would not have entered the new millennium if it weren't for them. In 1969, during their youth, they created a symbol. In 1997, as the coming disaster slowly starts to unfold, that symbol returns. This is the story of a gang of boys who try to save the world. Failed rock musician Kenji's memories of his past come rushing back when one of his childhood friends mysteriously commits suicide. Could this new death be related to the rise of a bizarre new cult that's been implicated in several other murders and disappearances? Determined to dig deeper, Kenji reunites with some of his old buddies in the hope of learning the truth behind it all.

Fruits Basket

Fruits Basket by Natsuki Takaya; translation by Sheldon Drzka; lettering by Lys Blakeslee

Genre: Drama, romance

Volumes: 23 (collected into omnibuses)

After a family tragedy turns her life upside down, plucky high schooler Tohru Honda takes matters into her own hands and moves out...into a tent! Unfortunately for her, she pitches her new home on private land belonging to the mysterious Sohma clan, and it isn't long before the owners discover her secret. But as Tohru quickly finds out when the family offers to take her in, the Sohmas have a secret of their own—when embraced by the opposite sex, they turn into the animals of the Chinese zodiac!

Hikaru No Go

Hikaru No Go story by Yumi Hotta; art by Takeshi Obata; supervised by Yukari Umezawa (5 dan)

Genre: Sports, adventure 

Volumes: 23 

Hikaru Shindo is like any sixth-grader in Japan: a pretty normal school boy with a two-tone head of hair and a penchant for antics. One day, he finds an old bloodstained Go board in his grandfather's attic—and that's when things get really interesting. Trapped inside the Go board is Fujiwara-no-Sai, the ghost of an ancient Go master who taught the strategically complex board game to the Emperor of Japan many centuries ago.

Demon Slayer Kimetsu

Demon slayer = Kimetsu no Yaiba story and art by Koyoharu Gotouge; translation, John Werry; English adaptation, Stan!; touch-up art and lettering, John Hunt

Genre: Historical fiction, supernatural, adventure 

Volumes: 23

In Taisho-era Japan, Tanjiro Kamado is a kindhearted boy who makes a living selling charcoal until his peaceful life is shattered when a demon slaughters his family and turns his sister into another demon, forcing Tanjiro on a dangerous journey to destroy the demon and save his sister.

World Trigger

World Trigger story and art by Daisuke Ashihara ; translation, Lillian Olsen.

Genre: Adventure, Science Fiction

Volumes: 23

Destroy thy Neighbor! A gate to another dimension has burst open, and invincible monsters called Neighbors invade Earth. Osamu Mikumo may not be the best among the elite warriors who co-opt other-dimensional technology to fight back, but along with his Neighbor friend Yuma, he'll do whatever it takes to defend life on Earth as we know it.




Kamisama Kiss

Kamisama Kiss story and art by Julietta Suzuki; English translation and adaptation, Tomo Kimura

Genre: Romantic Comedy, supernatural  

Volumes: 25

Nanami Momozono is alone and homeless after her dad skips town to evade his gambling debts and the debt collectors kick her out of her apartment. So when a man she's just saved from a dog offers her his home, she jumps at the opportunity. But it turns out his place is a shrine, and Nanami has unwittingly taken over his job as a local deity. Nanami has all kinds of new responsibilities she doesn't understand, dangers she's unaware of, and a cranky ex-familiar who's...actually pretty hot. What's a new-fledged godling to do?

Nisekoi False Love

Nisekoi: False Love story and art by Naoshi Komi; translation, Camellia Nieh; touch-up art and lettering, Stephen Dutro

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Volumes: 25

Raku, still searching for his childhood sweetheart whose name and face he cannot remember, is upset when his gangster father arranges a love match between Raku and a rival gang leader's daughter.




Rise of the Yokai Clan

Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan story and art by Hiroshi Shiibashi.

Genre: Action, Dark fantasy, Supernatural

Volumes: 25 (Completed)

Rikuo grew up in a house full of yokai, so he always thought they were cool. But the kids in his class talk about yokai like they're bad! When his grandfather announces Rikuo as his chosen heir to run the Nura clan, Rikuo is torn between his human nature and his duties as a yokai. The rest of the clan's not so crazy about a wimpy part-human as their ruler, particularly Gagoze, a high-ranking yokai who would rather eat a human than be ruled by one.




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