Review: Eden

Eden
Apocalypse gone wrong.

Author
Hiroki Endo

Status
15 Volumes – On Going

Plot Summary
In the near future, humanity is at its last breath. A horrible disease has leveled the majority of the human population, turning skin, bones, and organs into hardened crystal. There is no escape from the epidemic, and those resistant are left with the fate of the human race on their hands. Elijah Ballard, his father now an infamous and powerful drug lord, is on a quest to save what’s left of his family. In this barren and cruel world, his future seems bleak…

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Review: White Rain

White Rain
Oh, the hum of beings…

Author
Yoshitoshi ABe

Status
Oneshot – Completed

Plot Summary
“Consume, a word which means no less and no more than that.”

A grisly murder; an end to all that once was. A young girl is awakened in a cruel, cold world. Greeted by her mirror; her twin in all rights, she seems to be an amnesiac. With a name that is naught but a number, and a consciousness clouded by doubt, she sets out to explore the small house [situated on an island, no less] in which she is trapped. By the side of her newfound sister, she discovers that her reality is not all that it seems…

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Review: Hotel

HotelLouis.
Redemption is upon us.

Author
Boichi

Status
1 volume – Completed

Plot Summary
Humanity, on it’s last limb, vanishes from the earth once and for all. The rising oceans bring with them a plague of deadly gas, and no living creature can survive. Nothing awaits from this cold future but death.

And so the story states – “By about the year 2250 A.D., the temperature will reach 100° Celsius and the seas will evaporate. The Earth will be just like Venus. Mankind will go extinct, all organisms on the surface of the earth will vanish, and eternal hell will cover the planet. There’s no going back now, we’ve already pulled the trigger.”

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Review: Present

Present
All for love…

Author
Boichi

Status
1 Volume – Complete

Plot Summary
A husband awaits his wife in the hospital…
After two months in a coma, she’s left as an amnesiac.

Due to her heart’s condition, she only has three days left to live.
And as her memories return, the story unfolds…

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Review: Jisatsu Circle

Jisatsu Circle
Can you relate to yourself?

Author
Usumaru Furuya

Status
One Volume – Complete

Plot Summary
A manga centering around just what the title implies – suicide. Based on the movie of the same name [usually referred to as Suicide Club], this is a disturbing and unnerving manga. Although as it takes only the opening scene from the movie, the stories are completely alternate to each other. And it must be noted that the movie is significantly more horrifying [not to take away from the effect of the manga].

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Review: Believers

Believers
Let us work hard for our “Compatriots”!

Author
Naoki Yamamoto

Status
Two Volumes – Completed

Plot Summary
On a small island somewhere near Japan, three cult members have devoted themselves to the “Deserted Island Program”. Calling each other by rank, these people-two men and one women-have been chosen by their superiors to throw off the corrupt influence of modern society and “purify” themselves. But as time passes two of the members begin to give into human desire.

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Review: Inu Neko Jump!

Inu Neko Jump!
Reach the stars…

Author
Mitsuru Hattori

Status
5 Volumes – Completed

Plot Summary
Ever since middle school, Takahiro Ozu was famous in the world of track and field as the “long jump specialist”. But after losing his final competition in high school, he hung up his track shoes for good. Now in college, having taken up smoking, he just wants to get a girlfriend and lead a normal student life. Noriko Watsuki has had a crush on Takahiro since she first saw him jump and wants him to join the college track team so she can get close to him. Yuki “The Headphone Girl” Hoguchi, a high school student who likes to hang out at the university, claims Takahiro took her virginity 13 years ago when he was in kindergarten. She considers him her property to do with as she pleases. Throw in a full cast of zany and unique characters, sprinkle with fan service, and you have the world of Inu Neko Jump.

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