Sho Nuff I Do
A short piece about getting a job and going out into society, old flames, and Elmore James.
The Voices That Call Me
Kaoru was an aspiring mangaka, with big dreams and (what he thought was, and still does think,) oodles of talent. Now he's just another hikikomori (recluse) who hasn't left his room in 5 years…Until one hot summer night, when he hears, from some distant place, voices which call him. Voices that only he can hear. Voices that are calling for help. Following the voices, Kaoru opens the windows, and steps out into the night.
Terebi Bakari Miteru to Baka ni Naru
The title story "Terebi Bakari Miteru to Baka ni Naru" ("Watching TV All The Time Makes You Stupid") is about a hikikomori, a man trying to help her with her situation and another man taking advantage of said situation. This anthology also contains 7 other short stories; "Nayamanai" (なやまない) "Hidoi Yatsura wa Minagoroshi" (ひどいやつらは皆殺し, "Their Terrible Massacre") "Hidoi Yatsura wa Minagoroshi 2" "Kisaku na Anoko" (きさくなあのこ) "Mikata" (「味方」, "Friend" / "Ally") "Benri na Doraibu" (便利なドライブ, "The Convenient Drive") "Oyogu" (泳ぐ, "Swimming")
A depressing story about how a Japanese family's life goes wrong: an immoral protagonist, her sister who was gang raped before, her alcoholic mother who later devoted her life to a cult, and her father who lost favor with his company… full of sexual content and highly violent. Volume Titles: 1: Chichikaeru 2: Taka-chan ga Nagaiyo o Wataru 3: Haha ga Kaihōsareru 4: Hito wa Shinu
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Blue and Other Short Pieces
Collection of short stories. Contains: Blue Hypochristmutreefuzz Nandattenda 7days (Kasei no Jijou no Maki) 197X Long, long ago, when things like VHS, Betamax and satellite broadcasting didn’t exist yet, there lived a boy who loved watching movies over anything else - until one day he found something much more interesting to do in the darkness of the movie hall… Hageshii Ousama Kibou no Tomo Zubizuba
Three members of a modern-day Japanese cult who are taking part in a "deserted island" program in which they must work together to purify and refine their spiritual essence and transform themselves into more advanced human beings. Of course, life doesn't usually work that way.
Anjuu no Chi
A young girl, living in a foreign country until one day becoming orphaned due to war, begins to wander aimlessly in search of her "Land of Peace." Will she ever find it…?
Erotic college comedy. Suekichi goes to university and has, as any Japanese university student, time for hobbies. Things change when he attends his great grandfather's funeral and wakes the next morning in his room with a very sexy girl besides him. His great grandfather has left him a little inheritance but there are some conditions. Meanwhile, sexy Aya keeps hanging around and refuses to go away. The beginning of a strange relationship which revolves around suspicions and desire. Remark that "asatte" actually means "the day after tomorrow".
Her name is Yumiko Urayama. She is a housemaid and sexual servant of the Kaiba family after having her debt sold to them. Her destiny is a deadly friend for her. Can she find a way to heaven?
Set in the political unrest of 1960s Japan, a group of young revolutionaries seek to overthrow the world order by any means necessary. But the path they walk is not of glory, but infamy; the events that unfold will shock the nation of Japan to its very core! Weaving together both detailed research and dramatic elements, Yamamoto Naoki delivers a powerful new take on the most troubling and infamous episode of the history of Japan's radical left-wing student movement. In 2010 won Excellence Prize in manga from Japan Media Arts Festival.
The main character, Haino Katsuhiko, was dating a classmate, Arai Reiko. Although he considers his life to be quite privileged, he feels somewhat trapped. One day, Izawa Manabu, who has been assigned as a high school teacher, comes to stay with the Haino family. The story depicts the relationship between the protagonist, his girlfriend, and Izawa, who lives under the same roof.
Shizumi is handcuffed and locked up by a pervert while drunk. Her brother, who is haunted daily by visions of a friend who is rumored to be an "ogre," goes in search of Shizumi, who has gone missing, but what is the world he sees there?! This collection contains five works with a horror flavor among Yamamoto Naoki's many works, including the masterpiece Kimi to Itsumademo, which was made into a movie, and Sleeping Beauty, a work also made into a movie with magical scenes based on Uchida Hyakken's Yamatakaboushi.