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~Manga~

Japanese Comics

With all the manga being translated these days, it's hard to know what to buy. Here's a guide to some of the manga-in-English that is quite likely to be enjoyed by fans of "Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon" because of similarities in storyline, art style, theme, etc. Most of these are stories about girls; many are shoujo manga (girl's comics) or bishoujo manga (pretty girl comics).

The list goes from top to bottom in descending order of how much I think you'll like the featured titles. The ones at the top are what I consider the best choices!

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KEY:

G = Suitable for most readers
PG = Parental guidance suggested
V = Mild violence, still suitable for most readers
V^ = Graphic Violence
N = Nudity
GR = Gay Relationships
O = Occult or Dark Themes
M = Mature Themes or Situations

Magic Knight Rayearth
by CLAMP
G, V, N
 
Vol. 1
Vol. 2
Vol. 3
Vol. 4
Vol. 5
Hikaru, Umi, and Fuu, 3 girls from different schools, go to Tokyo Tower on the same day for a field trip and get summoned to another world called Cefiro. Before returning home, they must save the princess, awaken the Spirits, and battle with magic the evil forces of the priest Zagato! Along with the ultra-cute Mokona, they meet new friends and fight to save the world! Breathtaking art, surprising plot twists, original characters, amazing mecha, and cool fight scenes add up to one manga series you absolutely can't afford to miss! The #1 series by super women team CLAMP (X, Cardcaptor Sakura, RG Veda, Tokyo Babylon)!

Juline
by Narumi Kakinouchi
G, O
 
Vol. 1

Cardcaptor Sakura
by CLAMP
G, GR
 
Not available from Amazon.com. To order, go to Sasuga Bookstore!
 
Sakura Kinomoto finds a mysterious book called The Clow and accidentally lets all of the Clow Cards trapped inside it escape! Keroberus, or Kero-chan, a flying bear-like animal, was supposed to be guarding them but fell asleep on the job. Now Sakura and Kero-chan have to capture the Cards loose in the world by battling each one with magic. Sakura's best friend Tomoyo videotapes and sews her costumes, but Sakura has to keep this a secret from her dad, older brother, and crush! Soon another Cardcaptor appears... who is he and how does he know about the Clow? This series by CLAMP (Magic Knight Rayearth, X, RG Veda, Tokyo Babylon) is a cute and fun manga, drawn in a light artstyle very different from their earlier works. Major plot twists and cheerful & mysterious characters abound.

Call Me Princess
by Tomoko Tamaguchi
G
 
Not available from Amazon.com. To order, go to CMP Manga!
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Book Compilation
A beautiful romanctic triangle manga series about the life of teenage Mako. She is torn between feelings for her first love, Yo, and the newly arrived badboy, Ryu. The story is available by chapter ala American comics, or in a paperback book.

A, A' (A, a Prime)
by Moto Hagio
PG, N, GR
 
Done in three pieces, the common thread running through all three stories is the new species of human beings made by biotechnology called the unicorn - human beings whose outward appearance include a mane of red hair. Unicorns have a difficult time with emotions - and each of the three unicorn characters in this book would have a difficult time even if they had normal emotional responses like the rest of us!
"A, A'" is a story of a female unicorn who is a clone of a girl that died in an accident in space colony. A is the original and A' is her clone. Genetically, she is the same as A, but to her co-workers she's a stranger. She just isn't the A they knew, especially to Regg, A's love. She's only a copy. At least, he keeps teling himself that....
"4/4" is about a boy named Mori who has telekinetic powers and can see into the infra-red spectrum, but he cannot control his powers. Until the day he meets the unicorn Trill, that is. Trill is the main subject of a proffessor's investigations into the unicorn race. Mori and Trill quickly become close to one another. In Trill's presence, Mori is capable of controlling his erratic powers - or is he? An accidental loss of control suggests that a separation might be in order - but is that really for the best?
In the third story, Tacto likes Merime, but she wants to marry him because of this good looks and the fact that he'll become famous if his plans to terraform Mars are approved. Soon it comes to light that Tecto is genetically female rather than male! He also discovers that he has parents which he has no memories of.

Miracle Girls
by Nami Akimoto
G
 
Vol. 1

Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind
Kaze no Tani no Nausicaa
by Hayao Miyazaki
G, V, M
 
Perfect Collection Vol. 1
Perfect Collection Vol. 2
Perfect Collection Vol. 3
Perfect Collection Vol. 4
Nausicaa, the kind princess of a small nation in a valley, cares about all people & animals, even the giant insects. Evil forces take over the country and threaten to destroy the environment. Nausicaa and her friends have to fight to protect the people and the land. A beautifully moving story about the consequences of huiman's mistakes from the creator of My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service, and Princess Mononoke!

Fushigi Yuugi (The Mysterious Play)
by Yuu Watase
PG, V, N, GR, M
 
Vol. 1: Priestess
Vol. 2: Oracle
Vol. 3: Discipline
Miaka and Yui, two regular teen girls, discover an old book in their school library and get sucked into the story! Miaka has to rescue her friend, find the seven Suzaku Seishi, become a legendary priestess, and awaken a god, but it's not all that simple.... revenge, betrayal, and tragedy are part of the journey. Of course, comedy, romance, fun, adventure, and true friendships are all a part of this exciting series as well! The #1 most popular series among American BSSM fans after Sailor Moon! This series boasts a light and pretty artstyle, very likable characters, and super character designs.

Love Song
by Keiko Nishi
G, N, M
 
Four bittersweet tales of unlikely romance from the creator of Promise. These stories cover everything from bitterness and jealousy between friends, to a high-school outcast developing psychic powers to a young girl dreaming of a better life from her outpost in space.

Magical Girl Pretty Sammy
Mahou Shoujo Pretty Sami
by Hitoshi Okuda
G, N
 
A fun magical girl manga about Sasami, who with magic powers, can transform into Pretty Sammy. With her cabbit friend, Ryo-Ou-Ki, she battles her enemy Pixy Misa, and has adventures with her friends (from the hit series Tenchi Muyou!). Comedy and adventure are part of a story about growing up and having a happy time doing it! Despite trials of young love and rivals, Sasami reaches for her goals. Her journey there is the most important part. The manga boasts the ultra-cute character designs of Hitoshi Okuda (Tenchi Muyou!, Detakoto Princess, Logical Guardian).

Oh My Goddess!
Aa Megami-sama!
by Kosuke Fujishima
G, N, M
 
Vol 1 1-555-GODDESS
Vol 2 Love Potion No. 9
Vol 3 Sympathy for the Devil
Vol 4 Terrible Master Urd
Vol 5 Queen of Vengance
Vol 6 Mara Strikes Back!
Vol 7 Ninja Master
Keiichi tries to order take-out but dials the wrong number & ends up with a goddess instead! Belldandy will grant him a wish.... so he wishs for her to be with him forever. Keiichi's sister and sempais join the fun, and soon enter Belldandy's mischief-causing sisters, sexy Urd and super-cute Skuld. With 3 heavenly girls bearing amazing powers living with him, Keiichi is in for a big adventure. ^_^ Featuring exquisite artwork, it's a given that the series is simply a delight. Sweet romantic comedy done in a stunning and distinctive style.

Inu-Yasha: A Feudal Fairy Tale
by Rumiko Takahashi
G, V, N
 
Vol 1
Vol 2
Vol 3
Vol 4
Vol 5
Vol 6
Vol 7
Kagome, an ordinary schoolgirl, stumbles into a boarded-up well in an ancient shrine, where she is transported back in time to feudal Japan. She becomes the protector of a village and the master - and friend - of the dog-boy, Inu Yasha, a hot-tempered half demon whose destiny is linked to her own. Kagome is also the caretaker of the magical Shikon Jewel, fighting evil forces from the past and present! Plus, the mysterious Jewel of Four Souls has the power to make anyone's dreams come true. This is the newest series from the manga queen creator of Ranma 1/2, Maison Ikkoku, and Urusei Yatsura, so you can expect magical and definitive art style and master storytelling.

Magical Pokemon Journey
Pocket Monster Pi Pi Pi Adventure!
by Yumi Tsukirino
G
 
Part 1 Compilation Magical Pokemon Journey
Part 1 Vol 1 Magical Pokemon Journey
Part 1 Vol 2 Cooking with Jigglypuff
Part 1 Vol 3 Pokemon Holiday
Part 1 Vol 4 Fun at the Beach
Part 2 Vol 1 Almond's Adventure Club
Part 2 Vol 2 Evee the Genius
Part 2 Vol 3 Arbok's First Love
Part 2 Vol 4 Pikachu's Hot Springs

Pokemon Adventures
Pocket Monster Special
by MATO
G
 
Vol 1 Mysterious Mew
Vol 2 Wanted: Pikachu
Vol 3 Starmie Surprise
Vol 4 The Snorlax Stop
Vol 5 The Ghastly Ghosts

Mai the Psychic Girl
by Kazuya Kudo & Ryoichi Ikegami
PG, V^, M
 
Perfect Collection Vol. 1
Perfect Collection Vol. 2
Mai Kuju is a 14-year-old girl with psychokinetic powers that she usually puts to use in fooling around. However, a secret international society called the Wisdom Alliance knows that she and 4 other teens are the only people in the word who possess such power, and they want her and her father! People from the Kaieda Information Service (KIS) are after Mai so that the Wisdom Alliance can use her as a weapon to enslave the world. Mai is the last in a line of women who have used psychic power to preserve peace for over a thousand years, and is about to learn how much force she really controls as she and her friends fight against the KIS group.

Maison Ikkoku
Mezon Ikkoku
by Rumiko Takahashi
G, N, M
 
Vol 1 Maison Ikkoku
Vol 2 Family Affairs
Vol 3 Home Sweet Home
Vol 4 Good Housekeeping
Vol 5 Empty Nest
Vol 6 Bedside Manners
Vol 7 Intensive Care
Vol 8 Domestic Dispute
Vol 9 Learning Curves
Vol 10 Dogged Pursuit
Vol 11 Student Affairs
Vol 12 The Hounds of War
Vol 13 Game, Set, and Match
College student Yusaku Godai is in love with his beautiful apartment manager, Kyouko. They live in the ramshakle Maison Ikkoku with the other tenants - drunks, deadbeats, and other wacky characters, who try to alternately help and hinder the blossoming romance. Kyouko has a secret sadness, handsome Shun Mitaka becomes Godai's new love rival, and many surprises and touching moments are in store! This beautiful and humorous series could only come from the mind of Rumiko Takahashi, the genius of romantic comedies.

X/1999
X
by CLAMP
PG, V^, N, O
 
Vol 1 Prelude
Vol 2 Overture
Vol 3 Sonata
Vol 4 Intermezzo
Vol 5 Serenade
Vol 6 Duet
In this supernatural thriller handsome young Kamui returns to Tokyo with awesome psychic powers after being missing for 6 years. Soon occult forces force him to choose between two futures, the salvation of the world or end of it! Seven people's lives are about to change forever, destined to become either the "Seven Seals" or the "Seven Harbingers". "The Kamui" can wield a mystical sword as the defender, or destroyer. You will be amazed at the detailed artwork and plot twists of this dramatic apocalyptic tale, brought to you by the super women team CLAMP (Magic Knight Rayearth, Cardcaptor Sakura, RG Veda, Tokyo Babylon)!

Mermaid's Scar
by Rumiko Takahashi
PG, V^, N, O
 
Mermaid's Scar
Mermaid Forest
Mermaid's Gaze
The lengend says that anyone who partakes of the mermaid's flesh will live forever. Yuta and Mana travel the land searching for others who share their fate.... a macabre thriller about what happens when you don't want to be immortal anymore. Experience the darker side of manga sweetheart Rumiko Takahashi through her beloved artwork and intriguing characters.

No Need for Tenchi!
Tenchi Muyou!
by Hitoshi Okuda
G, N, M
 
Vol 1
Vol 2 Sword Play
Vol 4 Samurai Space Opera
Vol 5 Unreal Genius
Vol 6 Dream a Little Scheme
Vol 7 Tenchi in Love
Vol 8 Chef of Iron
Ordinary boy Tenchi releases a "demon" imprisoned in a shrine, which turns out to be a gorgeous space pirate named Ryouko! Two alien princesses crash-land on Earth and take up residence with Tenchi, Ryouko, and Ryouko's cute spaceship-animal, Ryo-Ou-Ki. Sasami is a cheerful & friendly girl, while Aeka is a dignified young woman searching for her long-lost brother. Could she and Tenchi be related? Tenchi gets caught in the middle when both Ryouko and Aeka fall in love with him. Soon along come ditsy police officer Mihoshi and mad scientist Washuu! What's a guy to do? This is a super comedy adventure you won't want to miss drawn in an extremely cute style.

Rumic World Trilogy
by Rumiko Takahashi
PG, V^, N, M
 
Vol 1
Vol 2
Vol 3
An excellent collection of girl's stories from the creator of Ranma 1/2, Maison Ikkoku, and Urusei Yatsura! Most of the stories have a sci-fi theme. In one a Japanese girl witnesses a huge explosion and is transported back in time several hundred years. It is a romantic tale containing some interesting surprises. In another story a girl is possessed by evil spirits. A third is about Maris, an alien woman with super powers living on Earth, too strong for her own good. Another hilarious story is about a boy who gets kidnapped by aliens, held hostage by seamen, and interrogated by the secret service all in one day! Many of these stories have interesting twists and romance.

You're Under Arrest : The Wild Ones
Taiho Shichauzo!
by Kosuke Fujishima
G
 
Natsumi and Miyuki are Tokyo's finest traffic enforcement officers with a little bit of a mecha fetish and a knack for getting into trouble. Whether they're putting the pinch of a silk pany-prowler or taking down the great Golf Club gang, you can count on them for law enforcement at its funniest. Expect the best from Kosuke Fujishima, creator of the wildly popular Oh My Goddess! series.

Pixy Junket
by Pure
G, M
 
In a future sci-fi fantasy world where age-old fairy tales of pixies enliven the locals' lives, everyone wants to exploit the special powers of the pixy Pacifica. According to legend, a pixy is a siren of unequaled power, able to bend human men to her will, the keeper of paradise, and the granter of wishes! Everyone except two teenage boys, Tatsuki and Shin, are fighting over Pacifica, so she joins them as a traveling companion. They find adventure and surprises, trying to travel without being recognised.... despite Pacifica's large shimmering wings!

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