In the big city, drug crimes run rampant. Eto Kai and Kurabayashi Haru are two newcomer investigators who fight against them. In order to save people from modern society; poisoned with drugs, the two turn to face an invisible enemy... From VIZ: Kai Eto may look like a squeaky clean kid, but the Greater Kanto Narcotics Control Division's new investigator hides a violent alter ego and a dangerous past. With his stoic partner Hal Kurabayashi, Kai is assigned to track down and stop the distribution of Dragon Speed, a dangerous new drug. But Ryugen, the syndicate trafficking the drug, is almost impossible to infiltrate. Add street violence and a jurisdiction war with the Meguro Police, and poor Kai is in for some very long days at the office. From Timcanpi: "Switch" is a manga about the Matori, drug cops of the Narcotics Control Dept in Japan. Following a very unconventional plot, we are introduced to different situations the Matori must face throughout their career, through the eyes of a newbie criminal investigator and our main character, Eto Kai. However, as the manga progresses, we gradually begin to realize that Kai isn't all he appears to be. The series, by Naked Ape, is very edge-of-your-seat, and highly recommended for everyone. The story centers around two newbies at the Narcotic Control Department in Japan, Hal and Kai. While struggling against drug dealers, gangs, murderers, psychopaths, mysterious organizations and mad people in general, they have also to deal with their own mysteries, specially Kai. The gentle and caring boy, who suffers together with the drug users and tries his best to stop people from suffering, just turns into a killing machine suddenly in some cases, like the occurrence of a certain event functioned like a switch. What's behind this? Who is he, in fact?
Hai to Diamond
Otoji is searching for his older brother in seedy, urban city near an American base. During this search he meets up with Joe, a fashionable prostitute who eventually joins him with his search. Along the way Joe aquaints him with the wonders of sex and prostitution, and the flexibility of being both seme and uke! But while Otoji deals with the search, including finding his older brother and sleeping with him, he and Joe face the darker side of their lifestyle.
From Tokyopop: Beings who possess animal-like powers walk among humans in this alternate universe. These mysterious mutants, the +Anima, are shunned by society. Four outcasts in particular--Cooro, a boy with crow-like powers; Husky, a fish-boy; Senri, a bear +Anima; and a girl named Nana, who wields the power of the bat--search for others like themselves while trying to gain acceptance in a world cruel to anyone or anything that is different.
The protagonist, Yukimura Chizuru, is the daughter of a doctor who works in Edo. The father leaves Edo to work as a volunteer doctor and moves to Kyoto without his daughter. As time passes by, Chizuru starts worrying about losing contact with her father, so she decides to go to Kyoto in search of him. On the way, Chizuru is attacked by few criminals and witnesses a fight between an oni and the Shinsengumi. Taking her into custody and saving her, the Shinsengumi debate on what to do with Chizuru when they discover that she is the daughter of the doctor they are also looking for. So they decide to become Chizuru's protectors and help her look for her father(the doctor). Lots of events happen while she stays with the Shinsengumi, as they discover mysterious secrets and also fight against the Bakumatsu group. The story is overall romantic with a historical and political background. This is the version running in Sylph and not B's-LOG.
01 (OKU Hiroya)
The year is 2028, location in New Koshigaya. A young boy, Isurugi Neru, lives in a poor family and is forced to quit school so that he can find his own way in life. Neru on the other hand, only thinks of one thing: to take revenge on Yagami, a classmate, who's especially gifted and has humiliated Neru numerous times.
Ayame longs to be a hero of justice, while enjoying life in Kyoto. One day, while coming back from dancing, she saves a mysterious man from a dog. The man drops what looks to be a game console. Ayame can't resist playing with it, but sometimes things are better left untouched...
It is the year 2017, and the stakes have gotten even higher in the massively multiplayer online game The World--now The World R:2, a dangerous place overrun by player killers, where lawlessness abounds. The PKK Haseo, known as "The Terror of Death," is a fearsome foe who punishes those who want to slay other players. But things have gotten personal as Haseo tries to track down the killer Tri-Edge, who has threatened the real life of his friend Shino... ~Summary by Tokyopop From Baka-Updates: G.U.+ follows the player Haseo, a powerful PKKer known as "The Terror of Death". Haseo is obsessed with an infamous PKer known only as "Tri-Edge" who attacked a close friend of his sometime in the past. The manga details Haseo's search for Tri-Edge, and his eventual inclusion in a mysterious group known as "G.U." Back story of the ps2 game (same title) In 2015 a fire at the main CC Corp. building resulted in the loss of a lot of data, and The World was forced to shut down. By splicing in data from what would have been another game, CC Corp was able to rebuild the game system. The next year, "The World R:2" was released, but many old players objected because they were unable to bring over their old characters. However, many new users were drawn in by the new style, and over 12 million copies were sold. Though not a match for the previous version's 20 million users, it became the top-selling netgame on the market." As a result of the new world, four major clans (Kestrel, Lunar Tree, Canard, and Raven) came to power. The clans actions shape 'The World', and most players end up taking one side or another during conflicts.
The story takes place in the year 2020, just three years after the events of .hack//G.U.. (The story will take place not only in the new version of "The World" known as "The World R:X", it is a popular game ) but in the real world as well. The lead character is a middle school student named Tokio Kuryuu. He lives a normal life as a gamer until a mysterious girl named Ayaka Amagi transfers to his school and takes him in the game world .
When forcibly injected with the DNA of Musashi - the legendary swordsman--by the "Akai Umi" (Red Sea) secret organization, Hagane Yakushimaru becomes a master fencer with supernatural powers. She sets off to rescue her parents who have been abducted by Akai Umi, making friends and foes with supernatural beings (parasite projects) who have also been injected with the DNA of other historical figures. What is Hagane's secret? Why is she the only successful female DNA injection? What exactly is the project called the "Revelations of the New Millennium"? A veteran artist depicts a futuristic battle manga on a grand scale.
Hagure Yuusha no Kichiku Bigaku
From MangaHelpers: Summoned into an alternate world of Alayzard, Ousawa Akatsuki helps defeat the demon lord, brings harmony back into the world and, under the demon lord’s last request, takes the demon’s only daughter back into Akatsuki’s own world. It turns out that being teleported into a different world is somewhat of a common occurrence. Those who find themselves back home often come back with the power to use magic and the world organization fearing people like Akatsuki created Babel, a school to teach and keep tabs on the magic users. Akatsuki is able to pull the demon lord’s only daughter into Babel as his sister, Ousawa Miu. A new chapter for Akatsuki is about to begin in his own universe. [vyc]
Greed Packet Infinity
"Casio and his little sister Nokia both work as bounty hunters who use magic packets that they download through their mobile phones and cast with the built-in camera to defeat mysterious apparitions called phantasms. The bounties for these phantasms are quite high, but the enormous fees for the magic packets they download and the property damage they create has reduced them to a homeless status living off cup ramen. This all changes when they meet a foolish albeit wealthy, young woman called Sony who didn't bother to properly research Casio and Nokia's true nature before becoming their sponsor. "
Grey Death on his quest to learn the mysteries of the infamous City. This deluxe collection of Tagami's tale of the future gone mad is presented in the same stunning format as the Mai Graphic Novel, with soft covers and full-color dust jackets. Grey loses the love of his life, Lips, when she dies in the line of duty as a "Trooper," a mercenary pawn of the government. Troopers fight in hopes of earning the rank of "Citizen" and escaping their dismal status as "People." After Lips' death, Grey becomes an exemplary "Trooper" himself, often the only one to return alive from the most hazardous missions. Together, he and sexy Trooper Nova set out on a personal mission to rescue Red, Grey's former squadron commander, risking demotion back to the lowly status of "People." Does Grey dare to love again?
Umineko no Naku Koro ni Chiru Episode 6: Dawn of the Golden Witch
On the secluded island of Rokkenjima, Battler Ushiromiya and his family were trapped and murdered under unusual circumstances attributed to Beatrice, the Golden Witch. After continually challenging the existence of magic and powerful witches, Battler has become the Game Master of the board involving the mysterious events that occured. To prove his understanding of the mystery, he must defeat Erika Furudo, the detective and piece for the witch Bernkastel. Meanwhile, a childlike Beatrice, reborn through Battler's efforts, struggles to regain her former personality for Battler's sake. As the new game begins, the unfolding events are brought into existence by two objective observers: the Witch of the Theatre, Featherine Augustus Aurora, and her chosen reader, Ange Ushiromiya, Battler's sister as she is in 1998. On Rokkenjima in 1986, love becomes important to understanding the truth behind the events, particularly as it pertains to George and Jessica Ushiromiya, and the servants Shannon and Kanon.
A Robot War ensued an a small robot production island in the Pacific in the year 2025, where sentient supercomputer, Kyron 5, has decided that Mankind was irrelevant. A mecha battalion of Gunhed warriors – huge transformer style tanks – were dispatched to eliminate Kryon 5. They didn’t succeed, but Kyron 5 was essentially marginalized, so no more force was sent. Now, 13 years later, due to a depletion of world resources, the key component that creates supercomputers, Texmexium (I shit you not – this is the name!), is in short supply, as are spare microchips. A group of scavengers have decided to enter the “forbidden zone” and go to the Island in the hopes of collecting Gunhed chips, which are now worth more than gold. From Baka-Updates: In the year 2038, a group of scavengers enter the complex of the renegade Kyron-5 in search of precious element Texmexium. Death befalls each one until only the mechanic Brooklyn is left. He meets a stranded Texas Air Ranger and two children living in the rubble. They must destroy Kyron-5 in order to escape and to save humanity from its wrath. Brooklyn discovers a GUNHED (Gun UNit Heavy Elimination Device) combat robot and restores it. Meanwhile, Babe has been transformed into a bio-droid and is seeking out Sergeant Nim and the Texmexium she stole. In order to save her and destroy Kyron-5, Brooklyn must overcome his fear of cockpits and pilot the GUNHED all the way to the top of the tower. On the way, he faces the combined defenses of the complex.
From Horobi no Michi: Suou is just a normal highschool student. One night, she dreams about a red-haired demon girl... who shows up the next day in the middle of class and "claims" her as her property. On hiatus.