Aoi Uroko to Suna no MachiDuring a summer trip to the beach with her mother, four-year-old Tokiko is saved by a mermaid after wandering into the ocean. Years later she returns to live in this town by the sea with her father, and is drawn to a boy in her sixth grade class that stirs this old memory.
Ashizuri AquariumCollection of stories of the author, contemplatives and abusing of an art that mix extremely detailed background with bi-dimensional and caricatured characters.
LifeCW: suicide, selfharm, every kind of abuse.
Henshin no NewsA collection of 9 short stories.
Imperfect GirlA college student who aspires to be a writer, sees a traffic accident where an elementary school girl is hit by a truck. Strangely, the girl's friend saves her game and puts it away before running over to her friend's dead body. Then, the protagonist is captured and confined by this girl. The story is narrated by the protagonist ten years later, now an adult author.
Yume no SokoA girl falls into a coma and finds herself at an odd convenience store managed by a talking furry creature. In the land where dreams are made, on the brink of life and death, the girl watches and learns from the whimsical creatures she comes across.
Uchuu wo Kakeru YodakaFirst year student Kohinata Ayumi is asked out by her crush, Shiro! While waiting for her first date with Shiro she receives a mysterious call from one of her classmates, Umine Senko. She then witnesses Umine fall off a building?! What on earth is happening...?!
Adapted into the mini-series Switched.
CoelacanthTen years ago, there was an explosion at Hisano's apartment building. She would have been there, but she'd been hit by a bike ridden by a boy in blood-stained clothes. He dropped a toy scale when it happened, and she's been hanging on to it as a good-luck charm ever since. Now Hisano's in high school. One of her teachers was murdered, and the police are investigating. A young man suddenly appears carrying the toy that scale belonged to. And perhaps... can he also see the hallucinations Hisano has always been plagued with? Everything is connected as the pattern slowly rises to the surface.
Ningyo OujiA collection of stories:
1-3. Ningyo Ouji: Mugi has moved to an island in southern Japan, but he doesn't seem to get used to it. That is why Matori, his classmate, does not leave him alone for a second. One night, Mugi sleeps over at Matori's home. That's when her grandmother tells him a story about sirens who are able to fulfill any wish...
8-gatsu no Soda SuiTales of the unusual residents staying in an equally unusual seaside town.
blueKayako Kirishima and Masami Endo are about to discover that their recent friendship is turning into obsessive love. But when today’s hopes and yesterday’s dreams meet tomorrow’s problems, will they be able to continue? With clear outline and confused feelings, Kiriko Nananan demonstrates that it is possible to make a Blue manga from black and white.
PietàA story about two classmates who become friends, Sahoko and Rio. Rio is depressed and self-abusive and isn't loved by her "family" (which consists of her father, stepmother, and stepbrother), but Sahoko seems to be the bright spot in her life. Sahoko also seems to have a mysterious past and doesn't seem to have a good relationship with her parents; she lives with her aunt. It's also hinted at that Sahoko and Rio have met once before, when they were much younger...
CW: Abuse, suicide ect.
Sekai no Aikotoba wa MizuA collection of nine surreal short stories sharing a theme of water.
Boku wa Mondai ArimasenPeople differentiate between "normal people" and "strange people." But who decides what can be considered the norm? This story emerged from our world. This story will send your common sense flying. This new book by Miyazaki comes packed full of sensitivity and wonders. Eight short stories that will rise a rainbow in the heart of people who had lived a life of loneliness.
Mitsuami no KamisamaA story about a girl being kept in isolation in a world that appears to have experienced an earthquake and nuclear disaster.
PandoraA strange little series where the mildly surreal and fictional melds into reality.
Shimanami TasogareAfter recently moving to Onomichi, Hiroshima, high school student Tasuku Kaname is thrown into despair at the possibility that he may have been outed for being gay. Convinced his life is over, his despair turns into shock when he sees a woman jump out of a window of a nearby house. Tasuku races to the house in a panic only to discover that it's a public meeting lounge owned by the woman he saw before. Tasuku comes face to face with the woman as she walks past him unharmed, but not before she implies that she had been watching him from afar. Confused, Tasuku follows her up to the top of a steep hill where she offers to briefly listen to what's on his mind. Although Tasuku doesn't go into too much detail, he later accepts her invitation to come to the lounge to meet others with similar troubles.
SazankaThe story is about a young autistic woman named Tatsuki, something that not even her boyfriend or her best friend know about. She chooses to take the first step and tell people about her condition, but what will come of it?
CW: Ableism, Abuse