Unlicensed Spotlights

Unlicensed Spotlight – Ogawa to Yukai na Saitou-tachi

Ogawa to Yukai na Saitou-tachi

Ogawa to Yukai na Saitou-tachi
Ogawa and the Delightful Saitous
Ogawa and Team Saitou
小川とゆかいな斎藤たち
Sakyou
Shoujo – Comedy, reverse harem
9 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha (Nakayoshi)

Summary:

Rio’s only special talent seems to be getting bossed around by all her classmates. One day, a classmate orders her to kick the three scariest students in school. Ogawa tries to run away, but she ends up accidentally attacking all three! She fears they’ll want revenge, but instead, she’s drafted into a friendship circle with these three friendless boys.

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Unlicensed Spotlight – Ouji to Majo to Himegimi to

Ouji to Majo to Himegimi to Volume 1

Ouji to Majo to Himegimi to
The Prince, the Witch, and the Princesses
Prince, Witch, and the Princesses
王子と魔女と姫君と
MATSUZUKI Kou
Shoujo – Comedy, fantasy, gender bender, reverse harem, romance
12 Volumes (complete)
Hakusensha (Hana to Yume)

Summary:

Subaru knows she has a prince-like aura, but she had no idea she was an actual prince in her former life — a womanizer who was cursed by a witch! Subaru’s reunion with her childhood friend leads to a reunion of the prince and all his princesses — who are now male! Can Subaru find the prince’s destined one to break the spell? And whatever happened to the witch?

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Unlicensed Spotlight – REC -Kimi ga Naita Hi-

Rec - Kimi ga Naita Hi -

REC -Kimi ga Naita Hi-
REC -The Day You Cried-
REC -Day You Were Crying-

REC-君が泣いた日-
MAKINO Aoi
Shoujo – Romance, slice-of-life, tragedy
1 Volume (complete)
Shueisha (Ribon)

Summary:

Minami has never cried a day in her life. Even watching the sad movie starring her classmate (and recently retired superstar) Akira didn’t move her. Since the friendless Minami always carries around a camcorder, her classmates start to suspect she is the one behind the viral video of a dead cat. Despite the rumor, Akira suddenly approaches Minami…

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Unlicensed Spotlight – Sket Dance

Sket Dance Volume 1

Sket Dance
SHINOHARA Kenta
Shounen – Comedy, drama
32 Volumes (complete)
Shueisha (Shuukan Shounen Jump)

Summary:

Bossun is the leader, Himeko is the brawn, and Switch is the brains. Together, these three misfits form the Sket Dan, a group dedicated to helping out around the school. Chasing animals, turning into kids, training for a new sport, testing out new inventions… it’s all in a day’s work for the Sket Dan!

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Unlicensed Spotlight – Animal Yokochou

Animal Yokochou 1

Animal Yokochou
Animal Alley
Ani-Yoko: My Next Door Neighbor
アニマル横町
MAEKAWA Ryo
Shoujo – Comedy, fantasy, kodomo
16 Volumes (ongoing)
Shueisha (Ribon)

Summary:

Ami’s room has a mysterious door that connects to another world. Three of the residents of Animal Yokochou love to drop by: the selfish rabbit Iyo, the unpopular and quick-tempered bear Kenta, and the gentle, spacey panda Issa. Throw in their enigmatic leader, and with these crazy animals as neighbors, Ami’s life is never dull!

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Unlicensed Spotlight – Hakushaku Reijou

Hakushaku Reijou 1

Hakushaku Reijou
The Young Countess
伯爵令嬢
HOSOKAWA Chieko, Fu-min
Shoujo – Drama, historical, romance
12 Volumes (complete)
Akita Shoten (Hitomi)

Summary:

France, late 19th century. Orphan Corinne falls in love with Richard, a blind boy from a wealthy family. But Richard’s friend Alain is smitten with Corinne, and he tries to blackmail her into marrying him. After Corinne learns she is the granddaughter of a count, tragedies, lies, coincidences, and schemes all separate Corrine from her beloved Richard.

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Unlicensed Spotlight – Iryuu – Team Medical Dragon

Iryuu -Team Medical Dragon- Volume 1

Iryuu – Team Medical Dragon
医龍 – Team Medical Dragon
NAGAI Akira (story), NOGIZAKA Taro (art), YOSHINUMA Mie (medical supervision)
Seinen – Drama, mature, psychological
25 Volumes (complete)
Shogakukan (Big Comic Superior)

Summary:

Dr. Katou wants to change Japanese healthcare, but she needs to become a professor at her hospital first. To increase her chances, Katou seeks out the talents of Dr. Asada to have him perform her new version of a surgery. She didn’t expect Asada to be a bum or for him to have some crazy demands to join her team! Will Asada help or hurt Katou’s ambitions?

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Unlicensed Spotlight – Aries

Aries Volume 1

Aries
アリーズ
FUYUKI Rurika
Shoujo – Romance, drama, tragedy, fantasy, action, historical
20 Volumes (original), 10 Volumes (bunko) (complete)
Akita Shoten (Princess)

Summary:

Arisa is a headstrong girl who does not get along with her classmate Shou. But Shou is actually the reincarnation of the god Hades, and he is waiting impatiently for his lover Persephone — now Arisa — to regain her memories. Meanwhile, Arisa can’t help but notice a lot of strange incidents seem to be happening around her.

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Unlicensed Spotlight – Gokusen

Gokusen Volume 1

Gokusen
ごくせん
MORIMOTO Kozueko
Josei – Comedy, action, romance
15 Volumes (complete, original), 12 Volumes (handy edition), 11 Volumes (bunko)
Shueisha (You)

Summary:

Kumiko is ready to start her first year of teaching at an all-boys school known for delinquents and slackers. The students of 2-4 have no interest in learning, let alone from some weird, fresh-out-of-college chick. Only one student, Shin, thinks that Kumiko is not as weak as she appears to be. And he’s right: she’s the granddaughter of a yakuza boss!

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Unlicensed Spotlight – Nekota no Koto ga Ki ni Natte Shikatanai.

Nekota no Koto ga Ki ni Natte Shikatanai. Volume 1

Nekota no Koto ga Ki ni Natte Shikatanai.
I’m So Interested in Nekota That I Can’t Help Myself.
猫田のことが気になって仕方ない。
OUTA Rie
Shoujo – Comedy, mystery, romance, supernatural
7 Volumes (ongoing)
Shueisha (Ribon)

Summary:

Mikiko (aka Mikki) has transferred schools once again. The sixth grader isn’t interested in making deep friendships since she’ll be with these classmates for only a year. But Mikki is shocked to see her new seatmate is a boy with a cat-head! Strangely enough, everyone else sees Nekota as a good-looking boy. What’s going on?

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