Long, long ago, a woman who had coupled with a strange beast gave birth to a Saishi, a half-human half-beast creature, whose body was filled with venom. These brutal creatures were used in battle during times of unrest, but during times of peace, they were shunned and hated. Indeed, they were cursed. A Ronin samurai called Gen Tsukinosuke is one of the few surviving Saishis and the owner of a magnificent sword, the "Fangs of God." He travels in search of his estranged sister and sleeps with women who yearn for death, killing them with his deadly poison. The story takes place in the war-torn days at the end of the Edo period. With a destiny to be a Kaishi, Tsukinosuke is also being swallowed up by the harsh flow of history.
One-shot published in Garo's September 1967 issue and is an early work of Ryoichi Ikegami. A sickly bedridden boy is gifted a globe by his doctor. However, this is not just a simple reproduction of Earth.
Weekly Manga Japanese History
A series of biographical oneshots by various manga artists, published in 2009-2010 by Asahi Shimbun. Each issue focuses on a different notable figure from Japanese history. Collection of all titles released under Asahi Publications can be found on their Official Website - Link Title and Author details for each issue can be found at MangaSeek (JP)
The Wooden-Mortared Kingdom - Garo 20th Anniversary Memorial Issue
A massive, 1200 page anthology gathering one-shots from every Garo mangaka up until 1984. Full list of mangaka/one-shots in MangaUpdates.
Ikegami's ||ramen|| oneshot from Big Comic Superior.
Ryoichi Ikegami's Fantastic Comic Masterpieces - Gym
A set of legendary masterpieces drawn by Ikegami Ryouichi and written by four splendid original authors. This collection includes four fantastic works, including the boxing-themed "Gym"!
Kunoichi Ibun - An Angel Has Flown Down
The period drama/adventure centers around Ai, the illegitimate child of the real-life adolescent warrior Amakusa Shirō from Japanese history.
Child of the Nebula
(from ebookjapan): In the late 22nd century, far outside the solar system, humanity is fighting a war divided between the Earth Federation Army and the colonial army. In the midst of this warfare, Hikari Shinsei (Himakotoyukuru) continues his invulnerable exploits!!
Tatsumi Karasawa becomes the owner of a host club "Shinjuku Sokai" in only two days. He leads a group of amateurs who aren't afraid of gangsters, police, or so-called "professional" organizations. Without fear, he walks the difficult path leading straight to the top.
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A high school student named Yu Komori is bitten by a radioactive spider, which gave him spider-like powers. Yu faces Japanese versions of villains such as Electro, the Lizard and the Kangaroo. Yu also has an Aunt May (her name is "Mei"), and the publisher of the Joho newspaper is a counterpart to J. Jonah Jameson.
Similar to Sanctuary, Odyssey is another story on thought-provoking political revolution. This time the theater is international, as a group of young government elites execute their secret plan to raise Japan as the economic and military superpower in the Far East. How will they carry out their objectives? Is it through a new military presence, or through Japan's economic know-how? How will the U.S. respond to Japan's new "independence," and will the political and economic figures in control of Japan now let these young elites re-shape their world?
Yo Hinomura was an ordinary Japanese potter when a run-in with a Chinese mafia changed his life forever. Now an assassin for the 108 Dragons, Yo is the perfect killing machine. As a sign for remorse over his victims, he sheds tears after eliminating his targets. Because of this, he is infamously known by the Dragons and every other crime gang as "Crying Freeman."
Sanctuary is a political thriller and crime story that featured two childhood friends, Akira Hojo and Chiaki Asami, who are ruthlessly struggling to set a new paradigm of living in Japan. However, the two friends took radically different paths (playing Rock Paper Scissors to decide who does what): Akira chose the dark path and joined a Yakuza gang, while Chiaki strived to become the youngest member of the Japanese Diet. Being survivors of the Cambodian killing fields, the two characters developed an unmatched aggression and survival instincts, helping them to achieve their common ultimate goal: making Japan their own sanctuary.
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Lady Snowblood Gaiden
Lady Snowblood returns after a 20 year long hiatus! Ikegami Ryoichi takes over the art while Kazuo Koike continues to deliver the same writing that made Lady Snowblood a hit originally. This volume contains three stories that take place after the original series. A politician and his wife try to lure Yuki out of retirement to exact their vengeance. A Buddhist nun tries to escape her sisters and bring the true teachings of her sect to the populace with a stolen mandala. She is rescued by Yuki but terribly wounded in the process. A police official tries to get Yuki to assassinate another assassin.
Mysterious assassin Mayo, a Japanese man in Malaysia, will kill anyone you want for just five dollars. Of course, he'll kill you for five dollars too, but doesn't that just even the score? With outcast allies at his side and formidable enemies against him, Mayo is the only one who can stop a conspiracy that stretches around the world!
What do you fight for? One takes up arms to survive, another trains oneself for one's own dream, and Kyouko has made herself a bullet for love. (Back Cover, TL by Illuminati-Manga) Vol. 1: The Accident Vol. 2: With You
Adam and Eve
A murderous intent without form attacks the yakuza! In the declining yakuza society, the elites bridge the barriers between their organizations and hold a meeting to decide how they will survive as yakuza. In the midst of their excitement, the footsteps of an invisible pair draw closer, bringing the stench of violence with them!
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Mai is silly, giggly, and flirtatious - just like any other cute fourteen-year-old girl. As far as Mai is concerned, her telekinetic abilities are just good for practical jokes. But when the secret organization known as the Wisdom Alliance tries to exploit her as a weapon to enslave the world, her father puts his life on the line to protect her. And Mai soon learns the hard way that her powers are no joke, but capable of unbelievable, deadly force!
The story is loosely based on the Three Kingdoms period, using both real and original characters and events from the historical period in Chinese history and folklore of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
Olympic track star. MIT whiz-kid. Adored by the beautiful co-ed's. Revered by classmates and teammates alike. Yu was sitting on top of the world. That is, until the evil seductress Payetta, leader of an outlaw gang of boozers and brawlers, kidnaps Yu at knifepoint and steals him away to her hideout. He learns he's actually the son of Gilgamesh, the legendary founder and ruler of the ancient yet highly advanced civilization of Agartha. The history lesson doesn't stop there, though. Payetta claims to be the granddaughter of Adolf Hitler and wants to share her maniacal dreams with Yu and the new dystopia she plans to create.
The Life of Kumomaru Ouritsuin
Set just before World War II: Having honed his swordsmanship to a fine art, dashing young Kumomaru leaves his native Japan to see the world and test himself against the evil forces brewing an apocalyptic world war. His companions include a beautiful French woman and the as yet unknown writer Ernest Hemingway. Samurai Crusader was published in English by VIZ Media in tankoubon format from August 5, 1996 to December 6, 1997.
Yuko Kusaka is a Japanese journalist sent to Brazil to do a report on the gold rush phenomenon that seems to be making many people rich from night to day. Rumors say that among the many "garimpeiros" (gold diggers) currently on the Amazon forest, there is a Japanese known as Rio Baraki. Reaching their destination, her crew member is promptly attacked and she is raped as a warning to stop their work and return immediately to their home country. Determined to do her job, she stays and finds out from the attacker that he is none other than Baraki, a white haired muscular man with a large scar on his back. Later she discovers that his real name is Keisuke Ibaraki. Once a promising quarterback, he ended up falsely incriminated by a powerful organization known as GPX.
A westerner searches for the lost connection between the Jews and the Japanese in premodern Japan. The manga builds upon the popularity of theories about connections between the Jews and the Japanese.
The gangsters of the gloomy country x bureaucrats who ignite Japan!! The "violence" and "power" of this country released by Sho Fumimura x Ryoichi Ikegami of "Sanctuary"!! Kill the instigators of the Okinawa independence movement and sniper Chinese soldiers at the Senkaku. Encourage a revival of the Okinawa gangsters dominated by the Chinese mafia. On the other hand, Kai Kozu, who leads the public security special mission group "BEGIN". He wants to make Okinawa a battlefield for Japan to survive…!?
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Two friends Haru and Gaku plot to gain enough money to have anything they desire at any time: a trillion dollars. A new work from the mind of Riichiro Inagaki (Eyeshield 21, Dr. Stone), drawn by the veteran artist Ryoichi Ikegami (Crying Freeman, Heat, Sanctuary).
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M - The Trophy Head: The Plot to Kill MacArthur
Military deserter Date Hiroki finds himself tasked with preventing the assassination of the great General Macarthur, in a plot that could potentially result in the execution of the Emperor of Japan.
(from ebookjapan): The Sea Wolves, who dare to stand up to the international organization, PAX! This is an ultra-violent action manga that turns the blue wolf fist of justice into an iron fist of rage.
Blue Sky Men
(from ebookjapan): A single deadly bullet marks the beginning of an endless struggle. Fight, Matsuri Tawaruta! To crush the ambition of his father's avengers, the Kido clan, to rule Japan!
(from ebookjapan): A boy, Jiro Ryuzen, is imprisoned in Kanto Juvenile Prison for the crime of "killing his father. He was sent to Seiun Gakuen, a prestigious private school, in handcuffs, which was ruled by the immensely powerful Goji Shinryu... Together with five members of the Gokehoren, his allies in the juvenile prison, Nagare's fierce battle has begun!