Before becoming a manga artist, Hiromu Arakawa spent seven years working as a farmer in Hokkaido. Well acquainted with the many emotions that are part and parcel of agricultural work, she captures the harsh realities of Japanese dairy farming while also shedding light on this tough and powerful way of life in a series of sidesplitting episodes. Known for numerous works in which she celebrates the joys of life, in this essay-style comic Arakawa reveals her own roots and little-known truths about farming life.
(Source: Japan Media Art Festival, edited)
After the events of Mask of Deception, the Yamato Empire is now ruled with an iron fist by a ruthless usurper who seeks to subjugate all before him. It’s up to a couple of familiar faces to band together against the might of the Imperial army, and the fate of the world hangs in the balance as nations and generals must pick a side to fight with in this perilous civil war. Secrets will be revealed, friendships will be tested, and battles will be fought. Will peace and order be restored or will victory at any cost be the beginning of the end? (Source: Atlus)
Hashtags: Utawarerumono: Futari no Hakuoro, Utawarerumono 3, うたわれるもの 二人の白皇, Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth
With a dignified veteran’s body and a long white beard, summoner mage Dunbalf was one of the strongest player characters in the virtual reality online multiplayer roleplaying game Ark Earth Online, even heralded as a one-man army. Together with the “Nine Wise Mages” and King Solomon, they formed the mage player Kingdom of Alcait. But one day, Dunbalf and the other Nine Wise Mages suddenly go missing, leaving no trace behind. In an effort to spend his expiring credits, Dunbalf had purchased a cosmetic kit and tinkered with his character; however, he accidentally fell asleep during the customization process. Upon waking up, Dunbalf not only notices that the world of Ark Earth Online has become more realistic, but also discovers that he has turned into a cute girl! After reaching Alcait, he learns it has been 30 years since he supposedly disappeared. Now tasked with finding the other missing mages by King Solomon, the avid role player proclaims his new identity as Mira—the Pupil of the Wise Man Dunbalf—and ventures forth to prove his legacy. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Hashtags : She Professed Herself Pupil of the Wise Man, Kenja no Deshi wo Nanoru Kenja, 賢者の弟子を名乗る賢者
Second season of Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu.
Following a prank pulled by his perverse friends, Junichi Hashiba asks a gal out in an attempt to change the fact that he’s a hopeless virgin. Yukana Yame, the girl in question, is disgusted by Junichi’s groveling. However, through a series of teasing remarks, she soon finds herself bonding with him and ultimately accepting Junichi’s confession, much to his surprise. Hajimete no Gal follows Junichi as he overcomes his lack of self-confidence and suppresses his sexual urges, all while thrust into a whole new school life full of lively girls and unpredictable mayhem. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Since the death of his parents, Shinpei Ajiro had lived with the Kofune family and their two daughters—Mio and Ushio. Although he then left his home island to continue his education in Tokyo, Shinpei returns after Ushio tragically drowns during the attempted rescue of a little girl. During the funeral, his best friend informs him about bruises found around Ushio’s neck, casting doubt over the cause of her death. Suspecting a murder has taken place, Shinpei reevaluates recent events, but strange incidents only continue to transpire. Disappearing people and other unexplainable occurrences lead Mio to recall an old folktale referring to entities called “Shadows,” which may not be entirely fantasy. Supposedly, an encounter with one’s Shadow foretells the person’s impending demise. Facing the dark side of Hitogashima Island, Shinpei stands against his grim fate to fulfill Ushio’s final will—to protect Mio. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Hashtags: Summertime Render, サマータイムレンダ
After having descended upon this world, the gods have created guilds where adventurers can test their mettle. These guilds, known as “familia,” grant adventurers the chance to explore, gather, hunt, or simply enjoy themselves.
Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Gaiden: Sword Oratoria begins in Orario, the lively city of adventures. The Sword Princess, Ais Wallenstein, and the novice mage, Lefiya Viridis, are members of the Loki Familia, who are experts at monster hunting. With the rest of their group, they journey to the tower of Babel in hopes of exploring the dungeon underneath. Home to powerful monsters, the dungeon will fulfill Ais’s desire to master her sword skills, while bringing Lefiya closer to her dream of succeeding Riveria Ljos Alf, vice-captain of the Loki Familia, as the most powerful mage in the land.
[Written by MAL Rewrite]
While the perfect getaway for most girls her age might be a fancy vacation with their loved ones, Rin Shima’s ideal way of spending her days off is camping alone at the base of Mount Fuji. From pitching her tent to gathering firewood, she has always done everything by herself, and has no plans of leaving her little solitary world. However, what starts off as one of Rin’s usual camping sessions somehow ends up as a surprise get-together for two when the lost Nadeshiko Kagamihara is forced to take refuge at her campsite. Originally intending to see the picturesque view of Mount Fuji for herself, Nadeshiko’s plans are disrupted when she ends up falling asleep partway to her destination. Alone and with no other choice, she seeks help from the only other person nearby. Despite their hasty introductions, the two girls nevertheless enjoy the chilly night together, eating ramen and conversing while the campfire keeps them warm. And even after Nadeshiko’s sister finally picks her up later that night, both girls silently ponder the possibility of another camping trip together. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Hashtags: Yurukyan, Laid-Back Camp, Yuru Camp△, ゆるキャン△
Lost Song tells the stories of the cheerful Rin and the reserved Finis, two songstresses who are capable of performing magical songs. Rin grew up in a remote village with her family and was taught to keep her power secret, while Finis lives and performs in the royal palace. Rin’s happy and peaceful life is shattered after she saves an injured knight named Henry Leobort with her song of healing. She was seen by soldiers who proceeded to attack her village in hopes of capturing her. With nowhere else to go, she and her inventor brother Al begin a journey to the capital. Finis finds herself falling in love with Henry and, knowing that the greedy and spiteful Prince Lood Bernstein IV desires her, must hide their relationship. She wants to help people with her songs, but with war on the horizon, she worries that Lood will order her to cast her magic in the battlefield. Only time will tell how her destiny and Rin’s will intersect, as the two of them struggle to find their paths. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Hashtags: Lost Song, LOST SONG, Lost Song: Das Lied der Wunder, La Canción Perdida
On a remote island far from the mainland named Urashima, a man washes ashore, with no recollection of his name or homeland. What he does recall, however, is that he is a time traveler with a mission: to save a certain girl from harm. As nightfall arrives, he meets Rinne Ohara, a girl who sings a tune that reminds him of a specific name—Setsuna—and decides to use it as his own. Knowing another “Setsuna” herself, Rinne takes him to her household as a servant, hoping that he is the same one she remembers. On the other hand, Setsuna continues to learn more about Urashima, desiring to identify his lost past. He comes to know about the island’s folklore, its three great families, and the endemic disease that prevents anyone afflicted from stepping out into the daylight. As the mysteries of his missing memories and Urashima itself unfold, Setsuna must remember his purpose and fulfill his mission as soon as possible. But, as he witnesses the myriad of troubles plaguing the island, Setsuna begins to question—is his temporal displacement merely an effort to change a single girl’s fate? [Written by MAL Rewrite]
The Bakumatsu was an era in which the souls of young men burned with anxiety for their country’s future. Takasugi Shinsaku, a soldier of fortune from Choshu, sneaks aboard a government ship with his comrade Katsura Kogorou in search of a mysterious “timepiece” with the power to manipulate time that he fears the government wishes to keep for themselves. Rather than allow such power to fall into the wrong hands, Takasugi plans to destroy the artifact, but having obtained it, the artifact is quickly stolen, forcing the pair to follow the mysterious thief to the seat of government in Kyoto. However, when they arrive in the capital, they discover that the government has been overthrown and the deity Susanoo now reigns in its place. The streets of the city and the people in them are much different than Takasugi and Katsura remembered. The times may have changed but their mission hasn’t – Takasugi and Katsura resolve to reset time and save their nation from the nefarious forces trying to hijack it.
Hashtags:Bakumatsu,Renai Bakumatsu Kareshi
High schooler Tomori Hinowa is called to the principal’s office one day to hear some shocking news: he’s getting married! A mysterious fluffy creature called Kanenogi has chosen him as their wife, and despite Tomori’s initial misgivings, he decides to accept. What follows are a series of delightful tales from this new couple’s monstrous married life. Adorable and absurd, Jingai-san no Yome is a story that will leave audiences equally charmed and bemused after each short episode.
Hashtags: Jingai-san no Yome, 人外さんの嫁
Aspiring light novel author Yuu Nagami regularly enters writing competitions but has yet to win a single one. Despite his recurring failures, he remains steadfast in his resolve to become a better writer. When he takes a look at the list of winning authors in the latest contest he joined, he notices that someone named Chikai Towano dominated the competition. He soon discovers that behind the pen name is his sister Suzuka—the last person he can imagine being an author. Suzuka cannot reveal to anyone that she is Chikai Towano and requests her brother to take her place. Yuu agrees with one condition: he will continue posing as Chikai Towano for his sister until he publishes his own book. Until that happens, Yuu uses his new identity as an opportunity to improve his writing skills and meet fellow authors and new acquaintances along the way.
Hashtags: The One I Love Is a Little Sister, but She’s Not My Little Sister,Nai Ore ga Suki nano wa Imouto dakedo Imouto ja ,俺が好きなのは妹だけど妹じゃない
Having spent Christmas camping with her new friends, Rin Shima embarks on a solo-camping trip to see the New Year sunrise by the sea. All goes according to plan until unforeseen weather blocks the roads back home, making a return trip impossible. Rin, who is now stranded for a few days, is invited by Nadeshiko Kagamihara to stay at her grandmother’s house. What is supposed to be a two-day trip becomes an extended period of sightseeing and new experiences for Rin, and she encounters some new and old faces along the way. Yuru Camp△ Season 2 continues the story of Rin, Nadeshiko, and their friends as they further explore the joys of camping. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Hashtags: Laid-Back Camp Season 2, Yuru Camp 2nd Season, Yurukyan,Yuru Camp△ Season 2, ゆるキャン△ SEASON2
During an Outdoor Activities Club meeting, Nadeshiko Kagamihara, Aoi Inuyama, and Chiaki Oogaki debate what it means to be a real Yamanashi native. Somewhere along the line, Chiaki brings up the Yamanashi Kids’ Stamp Rally, which Nadeshiko has never heard of. The rally encourages one to visit famous places in the prefecture and collect stamps; those who complete the rally will win a year’s worth of Minobu steamed buns. Enticed by the humongous food prize, Nadeshiko is set on participating. Follow the Outdoor Activities Club as they travel around the Yamanashi prefecture to collect stamps and explore what the region has to offer! [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Hashtags:Room Camp, Heya Camp△,へやキャン△
After an enthusiastic invitation from her friend, Kaede Honjou reluctantly agrees to try New World Online: a very popular VRMMO played by thousands of people across Japan. Naming her in-game character Maple, she sets out on her journey. As a complete novice to such games, she allocates all of her stat points into vitality, desiring to not get hurt. With not a single point in any other stat, Maple has extraordinarily high defense, but she can’t move quickly or hit hard. This doesn’t end badly for her, however. Due to her high defense, Maple acquires overpowered skills such as Total Defense, Poison Immunity, and Devour. These skills, along with the incredibly powerful items she obtains, allow her to obliterate most enemies in a single hit. After only a few days of playing the game, Maple claims third place in a server-wide event, gaining a reputation as a player who is both unkillable and absurdly powerful. Despite her overpowered character, Kaede has much to learn. As she progresses through the game, she meets new friends and acquaintances, helping her complete new levels and events. Through all of her adventures, she may even pick up some other crazy skills that exceed all expectations. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
I hate being in pain, so I think I’ll make a full defense build., I Hate Getting Hurt, So I Put All My Skill Points Into Defense
Rika Furude and her group of friends live in the small mountain village of Hinamizawa; in June 1983, they welcome transfer student Keiichi Maebara into their ranks, making him the only boy in their group. After school, they have fun playing games and spending each day living their lives to the fullest. Despite this seemingly normal routine, Keiichi begins noticing strange behavior from his friends, who seem to be hiding the town’s dark secrets from him. Elsewhere, a certain person watches these increasingly unsettling events unfold and remembers all the times that this, and other similar stories, have played out. Using that knowledge, this person decides to fix these broken worlds. However, when certain variables change, the individual is faced with a horrifying realization: they have no idea what to expect or how to stop the impending tragedy. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Hashtags : When They Cry, Higurashi: When They Cry – New, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (2020), When the Cicadas Cry, The Moment the Cicadas Cry , Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou , Higurashi: When They Cry – Gou, ひぐらしのなく頃に業
Tsubasa continues her job at the A&R department of the major recording company Gandala Music. The idol group “B-PROJECT” that she has been in charge of, now made up of four idol units instead of three: Kitakore, Thrive, MooNs, and KiLLER KiNG. Tsubasa must deals with not only the various challenges of her job but also a group of young men with different personalities. (Source: ANN)
Hashtags: B-Project: Zecchou*Emotion, B-PROJECT～絶頂＊エモーション～
The story takes place in the future, the city of Akihabara. It was once called a “Holy land of otaku” but now has become an office town. Otaku culture has declined, people are losing memories of anime and manga, and only a few specialty shops remain open. What supports the world of creative works are “memories” of manga and anime in people’s minds, but when the world of the creative work is destroyed by a virus, it disappears from everyone’s memory and is erased from the material world. 12 girls working in a small shop in a corner of Akihabara are fighting the virus to protect everyone’s important memories about their favorite manga and anime, and return Akihabara to the way it was before!
Hashtags: Pastel Memories, ぱすてるメモリーズ
Mei Ayazuki is just your ordinary, everyday high-school girl. That is until one night, when the moon is full and red, she’s transported through time to the Meiji Period by Charlie, a self-proclaimed magician. She ends up in a strange, Meiji-era ‘Tokyo’ where the existence of ghosts is accepted. Led by Charlie, she finally arrives at the Rokumeikan. There, waiting for her to arrive, are the historical figures Ougai Mori, Shunsou Hishida, Otojirou Kawakami, Kyouka Izumi, Gorou Fujita, Yakumo Koizumi, and Tousuke Iwasaki. Whilst interacting with these men, she discovers she is a Tamayori – someone who can see ghosts – a skill that is highly valued in the Meiji Period. Due to these powers, her relationship with the men begins to change… As she gets to know these handsome men in a new era she just can’t get used to, a love begins to grow within her. Will Mei be able to return to her time? What will become of her love – a love that crosses the boundaries of time and space? (Source: Honey’s Anime)
Hashtags: Meiji Tokyo Renka, 明治東亰恋伽