I got annoyed. So I made this guide. True story.
すき。だからすき (Suki. Dakara Suki)
Shoujo – Comedy, drama, romance
3 Volumes (complete)
Tokyopop / Viz Media
Hinata’s happy days just keep getting happier. The man who moves in next door looks after her, does all of her favorite things, and even turns out to be her interim homeroom teacher. It’s no wonder Hinata is experiencing new feelings! But is Shiro’s arrival purely coincidence? Is there a reason why he seems especially interested in Hinata?
I Am Here!
ココにいるよ！(Koko ni Iru yo!)
Shoujo – Drama, romance, slice-of-life
2 Omnibuses (complete)
Hikage is practically invisible to her classmates. She has no friends, no one knows her name, and they forget she’s even in their class. Still, she at least has two regular commenters on her internet blog. But when the most popular boys in school start to talk to her, Hikage may finally be able to escape the shadows of her lonely school life.
Blade Girl ~Kataashi no Runner~
Blade Girl ~One-Legged Runner~
Josei – Drama, romance, slice-of-life, sports
2 Volumes (ongoing)
Kodansha (Be Love)
Sixteen-year-old Rin has not gotten used to having an artificial leg. But when she’s taken to a sports complex, she sees a whole team of people racing with a strange device in place of a foot. When she meets Kazami, a maker of these blades for running, Rin finds herself drawn to the world of competitive running…
Top of the morning to you! Or day… or evening… or night. Well, on this St. Patrick’s Day, why not take a look at some of these specials that can save you a little green?
天然パールピンク (Tennen Pearl Pink)
Shoujo – Comedy, romance
4 Volumes (complete)
Kanji is shocked to learn the top idol at his father’s talent agency has a teenage daughter. But Tamako insists they’ve met before and made a promise. Kanji and his dad take Tamako in to hide her from the public, and Kanji just can’t get used to this monkey-like girl. Tamako, meanwhile, just has one goal: to be Kanji’s ideal wife!
暗殺教室 (Ansatsu Kyoushitsu)
Shounen – Action, sci-fi, comedy, drama
21 Volumes (complete)
To students at Kunugigaoka Junior High, being sent to Class 3-E is almost a fate worse than death. But the students in 3-E know all about death: they’re tasked with killing their teacher to save the world! Their target and teacher, an octopus-like being, has incredible abilities that make him seemingly unkillable. But his greatest skill may be teaching a class of “losers”!
I’ve been given the opportunity to review a few indie comics on here, and I’ve also been asked about becoming a creator before. Well, for all those folks, here’s your chance! You could get your manga/comic featured in The Otaku Box.
The full press release is included here, but I also emailed Joe Delbridge of GeekSmash to ask a few additional questions for those contest entrants:
1. When does the contest end and when will winners be contacted or announced (approximately)?
— We’re thinking this can be an ongoing thing. We don’t want to limit the opportunities for the creators.
2. Is this contest open to creators worldwide? (With English works, of course.)
— Yes, it’s open to worldwide creators as long as it’s in English.
3. Are there any restrictions on age rating or content?
— Somewhat. We don’t want pornographic content, but edgy is encouraged.
So if you’re interested, please read the press release for more details and to learn how to enter: (more…)
Hello Kitty, Hello 40
Comic – Anthology
1 Volume (complete)
To celebrate Hello Kitty’s 40th anniversary, various artists share a tale starring the pop culture icon. Hello Kitty celebrates her birthday, battles monsters, enters contests, goes to space, and a whole lot more!