Unlicensed Spotlights

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

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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

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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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Unlicensed Spotlight – Candy Candy

Candy Candy Volume 1

Candy Candy
キャンディ・キャンディ
MIZUKI Kyoko (story), IGARASHI Yumiko (art)
Shoujo – Slice-of-life, historical, drama, romance
9 Volumes (complete, original), 5 Volumes (special edition), 6 Volumes (bunko)
Kodansha (Nakayoshi)

Summary:

The U.S., early 1900s. Orphans Candy and Annie promise to remain close when Annie is adopted. But when Annie stops writing letters, Candy goes to a nearby hill to cry. She then meets a boy who cheers her up. Candy keeps this memory of her “prince” close to her as she grows up.

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