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Manga list D-K

January 2, 2014 by teenservices  
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Manga Series D-K

by ÅŒba, Tsugumi

Description: It centers on Light Yagami, a high school student who discovers a supernatural notebook, the titular “Death Note”. This notebook grants its user the ability to kill anyone whose name and face they know. The plot follows Light’s subsequent efforts to create a criminal-free utopia using the notebook, and the attempts of the detective L to stop him.

by Shinjo, Mayu

Description: The series follows Miko, a young shrine maiden living with her family. She’s frustrated that she’s unable to contribute much to the family business, as she has little apparent supernatural abilities and cannot easily see or banish spirits.

by Motomi, Kyousuke

Description: When Teru’s older brother died, she was left with little more than a cell phone containing the text-address of an elusive character named DAISY, who Teru’s brother had told her would support her when he was no longer able to.

by Takanashi, Mitsuba

Description: High school is difficult for most kids. But for Kayano, a shy girl whose single mother seems to work all the time, it’s even worse than usual. She’s so afraid of drawing attention to herself that she can’t tell the handsome Kamijo how much she loves him-until one day she finally gets up the courage to write him a letter confessing her feelings.

by Hoshino, Katsura

Description: The series tells the story of a boy named Allen Walker, a member of an organization of Exorcists who makes use of an ancient substance called Innocence to combat the Millennium Earl and his demonic army of akuma. Many characters and their designs were adapted from some of Katsura Hoshino’s previous works and drafts, such as Zone and Continue, and her assistants.

by Toriyama, Akira

Description: The world’s greatest heroes have fallen, absorbed by the ever more powerful Boo, who has slaughtered everyone on the planet. Only Goku remains alive to fight… but even his strength will not be enough, unless he uses the Fusion Earrings to permanently merge with another warrior!

by Simon, Coco

Description: Set in Victorian London at the end of the 19th century, Emma is the story of a maid who falls in love with a member of the gentry. However, the young man’s family disapproves of him associating with people of the lower classes.

by Mashima, Hiro

Description: Lucy Heartfilia is a 17-year-old celestial wizard who runs away from home to join Fairy Tail, a rambunctious wizards’ guild whose members are famous for their overly destructive antics. Along the way, she meets Natsu Dragneel, a boy who is traveling the land of Fiore together with his partner Happy, a blue flying cat, in search of his foster parent, a dragon named Igneel who had disappeared seven years earlier. Lucy is soon abducted by a renegade wizard posing as the famous Salamander of Fairy Tail. Natsu rescues Lucy, revealing himself to be the real Salamander and a Dragon Slayer, a wizard with the abilities of a dragon. After defeating the imposter, Natsu invites Lucy to join Fairy Tail.

by Arakawa, Hiromu

Description: Edward and Alphonse Elric are two alchemist brothers searching for the legendary catalyst called the Philosopher’s Stone, a powerful object which would allow them to recover their bodies. Born in the village of Resembool from the country of Amestris, the two brothers lived there with their mother Trisha Elric. Their father, Von Hohenheim, left home for unknown reasons and years later, Trisha died of a terminal illness, leaving the Elric brothers alone. After their mother’s death, Edward became determined to bring her back through the use of alchemy, an advanced science in which objects can be created from raw materials. They researched Human Transmutation, a forbidden art in which one attempts to create or modify a human being. However, this attempt failed, resulting in the loss of Edward’s left leg and Alphonse’s entire body.

by Kio, Shimoku

Description: Genshiken follows the lives of a group of college students drawn together by their shared hobbies, and the trials and adventures associated with being otaku. The story begins with the introduction of Kanji Sasahara, a shy, confidence-lacking freshman who on club day at university, decides to join a club he would actually enjoy, Genshiken. Over his four years at Shiiou University, Sasahara comes to accept himself for who he is and loses the inhibitions and guilt he once felt and associated with otaku culture, becoming an enthusiastic clubmember, and for a time, a capable club president. As the story of Genshiken progresses, focus is also placed on Saki Kasukabe, a determined non-otaku who initially struggles to drag her boyfriend out of the club, and Chika Ogiue, a self-professed otaku-hater who feels a deep-seated shame and self-loathing toward her own interests and hobbies.

by Yamada, Keiko

Description: Are there really second chances in life? How about in death? Shirayuka was picked on and miserable in high school, but when she dies in a car accident, she is given 49 days to return to life and resolve any unfinished business.

by Aida, Yu

Description: Set in Italy, Gunslinger Girl follows the exploits of the Social Welfare Agency, ostensibly a charitable institution sponsored by the Italian government. While the Agency professes to aid the rehabilitation of the physically injured, it is actually a military organization specializing in counter-intelligence and counter-terrorism. It is composed of two independent branches: Public Safety, its surveillance and intelligence-gathering division, and Special Ops, the anti-terrorist division. Special Ops is itself divided into Sections 1 and 2, the latter of which employs young girls who have experienced traumatic and near-death experiences fitted with cybernetic implants as agents.

by Ikezawa, Satomi

Description: Ponta, the Koizumi family’s labrador retriever puppy one day eats the ‘talking bone’ that the grandfather invented to allow an animal who licks it the power of speech. Instead of just being able to talk however, she transforms into a human girl. When she rushes out into traffic as a girl, she is saved by the most popular boy at school and falls in love with him. To be near him she enrolls in school and tries to learn how to live as a human.

by Hamazaki, Tatsuya

Description: Set in a fictional MMORPG called The World, the series follows twins Shugo and Rena. After winning a contest, Rena is given a pair of chibi avatars in the design of the legendary hackers, Kite and BlackRose. After an odd occurrence, a mysterious AI named Aura gives Shugo the Twilight Bracelet, an item that both aids and hinders him. Rena and Shugo embark on an adventure to find Aura and unravel the mystery of the Twilight Bracelet.

by Aihara, Miki

Description: Quiet and unassuming Yura Onozuka lives in the shadow of her famous celebrity parents: Yukari Shiraki, a beautiful and talented actress, and Takayuki Onozuka, the first Japanese composer to win an Academy Award. When her mother coldly announces that she and Yura’s father are getting divorced, and Yura learns that her mother has been sleeping with her best friend and crush, Yura feels abandoned and left alone by everyone around her.

by Son, Hee-Joon

Description: The series centers around the main character Jang-Gun and his friends along with their virtual reality avatars in the computer game world called Lost Saga.

by Takahashi, Rumiko

Description: The series follows the half demon, InuYasha, and a 15-year-old girl from Tokyo, Kagome Higurashi, who is transported to the Sengoku period after falling into a well in her family shrine, where she meets InuYasha. When a monster from that era tries to take the magical Jewel of Four Souls embodied in Kagome, she accidentally shatters the Jewel into many pieces that are dispersed across Japan. InuYasha and Kagome start traveling to recover it before the powerful demon Naraku finds all the shards.

by Segami, Akira

Description: The story is about a male ninja named Kagetora, whose job is to teach the arts of self-defense and combat to the female heir of a renowned family of skilled martial artists, Yuki. Kagetora falls in love with her, but since a ninja is forbidden to fall in love with their lord (or in this case, lady), he struggles to hold back his feelings. The story deals with Kagetora struggling with his sense of duty and his love for Yuki. Yuki also develops feelings for him later on.

by Shiina, Karuho

Description: Sawako Kuronuma, called Sadako by her classmates for her resemblance to the character from The Ring, has always been feared and misunderstood because of her appearance. There are rumors that Sawako can see ghosts and curse people. However, despite her appearances, she is a sweet and timid girl who longs to be able to make friends with everyone and be liked by everyone else.When her idol, popular boy Kazehaya, begins talking with her, everything changes.

by Kanari, Yozaburo

Description: Kindaichi mysteries are whodunnit stories featuring (usually multiple) gruesome murders, often with a supernatural tinge. They are typically of the style of John Dickson Carr, and frequently feature a locked room mystery or other seemingly “impossible” crimes, such as a murder occurring when all surviving suspects have airtight alibis.

by Amano, Shiro

Description: Sora is a young energetic boy looking forward to exploring the world with his friends when a mysterious force causes him to gain a special weapon known as the Keyblade. Meanwhile, Donald and Goofy leave their castle to search for the king and the chosen one who holds thekeyto saving the world.

by Thompson, Jason

Description: Jason Thompson, Level 14 Shaman/Oozemaster and author of Manga: The Complete Guide, joins forces with Victor Hao to deliver a wickedly funny send-up of manga and gamer culture. Roll up your character and get ready!

by Iwahara, Yuji

Description: For its most part, the story is viewed through the eyes of the two protagonists, a Japanese girl named Kasumi and a British man named Marco Owen. Kasumi is introduced as one of only 160 people in the whole world who were chosen as candidates to experiment a cure against the deadly Medusa virus, a mortal disease which was running rampant in the world. Such an event is not met with joy by Kasumi, who is forced to enter treatment and cold sleep without her twin sister Shizuku, whom she cares much about.

by Kobayashi, Miyuki

Description: Najika is a great cook and she likes ot make meals for the people she loves. But something is missing from her life. When she was a child, she met a boy who touched her heart – and now she’s determined to find him. The only clue Najika has is a silver spoon that leads her to the prestigious Seika Academy.

by Kakifly

Description: Four high school girls sign up for their school’s pop music club, which is about to go under for lack of members. But the lead guitarist/vocalist knows zilcho about music. Yet with dedication, much coaching from the other club members, and a successful gig at the school festival, Yui is on her way.

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