Magazine Oneshots

Oneshots that appear in magazines are often never reprinted in collections. If you notice that any of these oneshots have been reprinted, please let me know; I’d be interested in doing the other stories in the collection.


 

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by Est Em (えすとえむ)
Genre: lovely > josei > slice of life
Summary: A woman looking for a job takes a spontaneous side trip.
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A Bud in Secret (ひみつの蕾)
by Shirakabe Takumi (白壁たくみ)
Genre: lovely > josei > LGBTQ slice of life
Summary: A young woman meets an old friend she once kept a secret for.
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A Happy Child (幸福なひとりの子ども)
by Komeda (コメダ)
Genre: lovely strange > josei > supernatural drama
Summary: A young woman takes in a peculiar child.
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A_Life_001A Life (一命)
by Kimura Minami (木村みなみ)
Genre: strange dark > seinen > psychological
Summary: A family takes part in a semi-annual feast.
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A Love Song for All (生物の愛の詩)
by Takami Nao (高見奈緒)
Genre: lovely strange > shoujo > romantic comedy
Summary: Back in grade school, a series of unfortunate events made Chiume accidentally catch sight of a classmate’s little ♂. Now in high school, her childhood trauma makes her weird-out whenever she talks to a guy. Especially her (still) classmate Ranta, the source of it all.
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After Snowfall, Wonder (雪明けのワンダー)
by Nicomichihiro (にこみきひろ)
Genre: strange dark > seinen > supernatural psychological
Summary: A quiet young woman deals with a supernatural housemate.
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After the Message (メッセージのあと)
by Taniguchi Riyoka (谷口リヨ果)
Genre: lovely dark > josei >  psychological romance
Summary:
Starlight,
star bright.
I wish my girlfriend would disappear.
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Apollo (アポロ)
by Kisaragi Sono (如月園)
Genre: lovely > shoujo > romance
Summary: Yoji is completely in love with Tsukiko, a high schooler five years older than him. But never fear, he has a plan.
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Arborist (樹木医)
by Morino Kikori (森野きこり)
Genre: strange dark > shounen > supernatural mystery
Summary: As some trees in Yuzuru Kashiwagi’s lush garden mysteriously start withering, he decides to consult Shida, a talented arborist. What he finds, however, is no normal disease…
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Arikai_AnnuArikai Annu (蟻飼いアンヌ)
by Fuduki Takahiro (文月タカヒロ)
Genre: strange > seinen > sci-fi action
Summary: A girl struggles to save her farm of domesticated giant ants.
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Ashita_mo_Sekai_wa_Itsumo_Doori_001Ashita mo Sekai wa Itsumo Doori
(明日も世界はいつも通り)
by Nanase Yuugo (七瀬悠吾)
Genre: lovely > josei > slice of life
Summary: A high school girl is bored with her everyday life.
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Because There’s Fate (縁ありて)
by Nishi Keiko (西炯子)
Genre: lovely > josei > romantic comedy
Summary: A divorced woman turning 50 wants to have just “one more time”.
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Clip Your Face (クリップユアフェイス)
by Kitano Tomo (北野とも)
Genre: lovely > shoujo > romance
Summary: Momiji is an artist engrossed in her work — until one day she meets the perfect model.
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cotton-no-mahouCotton no Mahou (コットンの魔法)
by Mogusu (もぐす)
Genre: lovely > josei > slice of life
Summary: A down-on-her-luck witch comes home for tea.
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Creation of the World Garden (三千世界の箱庭づくり)
by Nikkuni Minami (新國みなみ)
Genre: lovely strange > seinen > fantasy drama
Summary: Newly made by the Creator, Cleco struggles to find her niche in building the world around her.
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Death (死)
by Shirohata March (白旗march)
Genre: strange dark > seinen > SOL, psychological
Summary: A young boy comes to an understanding about death.
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Doll’s House (ドールハウス)
by Takano Hisa (鷹野久)
Genre: lovely strange > shounen > supernatural slice of life
Summary: A quiet boy gets an unexpected wake-up call.
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rakuen-smEarthly Paradise (楽園世界)
by Hanada Makoto (縹まこと)
Genre: lovely strange > shounen > sci-fi drama
Summary: A pair of space explorers return to Earth centuries after their departure.
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Entryway (玄関)
by Takano Fumiko (高野文子)
Genre: lovely > josei > slice of life, vintage
Summary: Even after near-tragedy, summer keeps rolling on.
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Every Day is a Cat Day (日々是猫日)
by Hatsu Akiko (波津彬子)
Genre: lovely > josei > SOL comedy
Summary: A cat owner laments and appreciates her cat.
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gakusou_001Gakusou (額装)
by Tsurimaki Nodoka (釣巻和)
Genre: lovely dark > josei > drama/romance
Summary: A young craftsman meets the daughter of a painter he admired.
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Gecko_to_Gekko_to_Kekkon_000Gecko to Gekkou to Kekkon (ゲッコーと月光と結婚)
by Kuroi Agasa (黒井あがさ)
Genre: lovely > shoujo > romantic fantasy
Summary: In a world without night, Hina winds up helping a strange man look for geckos in order to grant their wishes.
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Ghost Speaker (ゴーストスピーカー)
by Hanaki Atsuko (花木アツコ)
Genre: lovely > josei > supernatural drama
Summary: Yukino Shinomiya has a hard time holding down a job on account of her seeing ghosts all the time. Then one day someone drops by offering her a job that actually fits her talents.
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Gestation of Kalavinka (カラヴィンカの抱卵)
by Setsu (せつ)
Genre: strange dark > seinen > supernatural psychological horror (MATURE: gore)
Summary: After losing his wife, Dawei performs the sky burial ritual on her body in order to gain closure.
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Green (青々)
by Momoi Yuzuki (桃井ゆづき)
Genre: dark > seinen > psychological drama
Summary: Kengo is overwhelmed. As his wife Ayumi gets hospitalized, he has to take care of his baby daughter Momo. He ends up asking Hitomi, who’s a little girl herself, for help…
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hakobune_no_biosophia_001Hakobune no Biosophia (方舟のビオソフィア)
by Aoi Aki (青井秋)
Genre: lovely > seinen > slice of life
Summary: On a small island, a native boy meets a foreign girl as they work to protect native species from invasive ones.
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hananoshinzouHana no Shinzou (花の心臓)
by Suzuki Masami (鈴木真澄)
Genre: strange > seinen > sci-fi drama
Summary: A man wakes up and realizes he’s become a subject in a human experiment.
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 Heir to the Cabbage Patch (キャベツ畑の遺産相続人)
by Hagio Moto (萩尾望都)
Genre: lovely strange > josei > supernatural comedy romance
Summary: In a town where quite possibly no one is normal, a trio of sisters receive an odd inheritance: a penniless orphan. (Published 1973)
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Hello, Goodbye (ハロー、グッドバイ)
by Kabata Matsumoto (かばた松本)
Genre: lovely dark > seinen > drama
Summary: Back in town for a funeral, Don finds he must confront his own past before it’s too late.
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HiotsuHitotsu no Souchi (ひとつの装置)
by Shirai Yumiko (白井弓子) & Hoshi Shinichi (星新一)
Genre: dark > shoujo > mystery, sci-fi
Summary: A scientist facing nuclear war invents a device that the world needs.
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(Download Comic Hoshi Shinichi releases by other groups.)
Homecoming (帰郷)
by Tsurimaki Nodoka (釣巻和) & Hoshi Shinichi (星新一)
Genre: strange dark > shoujo > psychological sci-fi
Summary: An astronaut ponders the emptiness of space on his long journey back to Earth.
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(Download Comic Hoshi Shinichi releases by other groups.)
Hoshi-200Hoshi ni Negai o Futatabi (星に願いを再び)
by Ayakaze Rou (彩風ろう)
Genre: strange > seinen > supernatural romance
Summary: A boy makes an innocuous wish on a shooting star, and the world ends.
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I Was Reincarnated as a Cat (猫に生まれ変わった僕は)
by Sakurawa Asuka (桜和アスカ)
Genre: lovely dark > josei > supernatural drama
Summary: A young man is reincarnated as a cat and gets taken in by his old girlfriend.
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If the World Was Ending Tomorrow (もしも、明日世界が終わるなら)
by Hara Yuriko (原百合子)
Genre: dark > seinen > drama romance sci-fi LGBTQ
Summary: If the world was ending tomorrow, what would you do?
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In the Pocket (イン・ザ・ポケット)
by Tani Kazuno (谷和野)
Genre: lovely > josei > supernatural historical drama
Summary: A girl grows up in high society as the world, and her expectations, change over time.
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In the Rose Garden (バラの庭で)
by Abe Marina (あべまりな)
Genre: lovely strange > shoujo > fantasy drama
Summary: A rose wakes one day to find an unexpected and unwelcome guest.
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jiraishinlostfileJiraishin: The Lost File
by Takahashi Tsutomu (高橋ツトム)
Genre: dark > seinen > psychological action
Summary: The pilot chapter for the 19-volume Jiraishin series. Detective Iida and the unit try to save hostage lives when a 15-year-old boy takes over a bank.
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Joint with Balikatan Group Scans.Make sure to read the main series Jiraishin!
Kaze_ga_NuketekundaKaze ga Nuketekunda (風が抜けてくんだ)
by Tanaka Miho (タナカミホ)
Genre: lovely > josei > slice of life
Summary: A young woman visits home for the first time in ten years.
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Komorebi_Neko_001Komorebi Neko (木漏れ日猫)
by Oono Rina (大野莉楠)
Genre: lovely > shoujo > fantasy romance
Summary: A girl with a crush gets help from an odd little cat.
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Laika in Space (宇宙のライカ)
by Kunoda Shou (久野田ショウ)
Genre: dark > seinen > sci-fi drama
Summary: To fill the void the death of his son has left, a scientist creates an android who’s the spitting image of his son. When the world gets wind of this, however, their peaceful life will change for good…
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lien_miniLien no Tou yori (リヤンの塔より)
by Umeda Abi (梅田阿比)
Genre: lovely strange dark > josei > sci-fi drama
Summary: In a post-apocalyptic world, a girl fears the uncertainty of moving forward.
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Like the Stars, Like the Snow (星のような、雪のような)
by Tanikawa Fumiko (谷川史子)
Genre: lovely > josei > romance
Summary: A pair who could never get the timing right meet up once again.
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Long Past That Summer (あの夏をすぎても)
by Shirakabe Takumi (白壁たくみ)
Genre: dark > josei > supernatural psychological romance
Summary: One summer, Arata meets a troubled girl that he can’t let go of.
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Mahou_001.jpgMahou (魔法)
by Wabuchi (わぶち)
Genre: strange > josei > supernatural slice of life
Summary: A humorous short about a shopkeeper, two kids, and a little magic.
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MakiMakimodoshi (まきもどし)
by Kondou Akino (近藤聡乃)
Genre: lovely strange > seinen > mystery
Summary: A woman wakes up to a mysterious mitten on her table — and being suddenly left-handed.
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Support Kondou Akino by purchasing her English-language publication, Nothing Whatsoever All Out in the Open.
Me and (the Other) Me (私と私)
by Sahara Mizu (佐原ミズ)
Genre: dark > seinen > drama
Summary: Two girls with the same name; one beautiful and athletic, the other awkward and shunned. But who’s the lucky one?
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My_Unexceptional_Yesterday_001My Unexceptional Yesterday (なんでもない昨日の話)
by Itoi Nozo (糸井のぞ)
Genre: lovely > josei > light romance
Summary: A woman has a seemingly unremarkable story about a chance meeting.
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Namida_no_Tantanmen_001Namida no Tantanmen (涙のタンタン麺)
by Takahashi Tsutomu (高橋ツトム)
Genre: dark > seinen > slice of life
Summary: A jaded young woman finds solace at a Chinese restaurant.
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Natsu_NeiroNatsu Neiro (夏音色)
by Tome Onigiri (とめおにぎり)
Genre: lovely > seinen > slice of life
Summary: A shopkeeper meets a pair of siblings in the rain.
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Night at the Aquarium (夜の水族館)
by emone (えむわん)
Genre: strange > seinen > slice of life psychological
Summary: A young man takes a part-time job which leads him to question his life choices.
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Nyatta Tomorrow (明日のニャータ)
by Nishi Keiko (西炯子)
Genre: lovely > josei > SOL drama
Summary: A woman searches for her lost cat.
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Old Friends (昔の友達)
by Ayuko (谷和野)
Genre: lovely dark > josei > psychological drama
Summary: Kana and Mayu, once high school friends, meet again after years of separation.
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Once again, I’d like to love you (もういっかい)
by Takamaru (多嘉丸)
Genre: lovely > shoujo > romance
Summary: A high school girl runs into her ex-boyfriend at a train station and the two reconnect.
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ookami_to_hitsujiOokami to Hitsuji (おおかみとひつじ)
by Morino Kikori (森野きこり)
Genre: lovely > shounen > slice of life fantasy
Summary: Kouta turned his back on his powers when he realized how different he was. Then one day he meets someone who loves magic…
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Pine_Needle_Love_Needle_001Pine Needle, Love Needle (松のトゲ, 恋のトゲ)
by Shinsei Ebi Mayonnaise (新星エビマヨネーズ)
Genre: lovely strange > seinen > whimsical romance
Summary: A young man experiences his first heartbreak.
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Prickly Day (カリカリ日和)
by Ayuko (香魚子)
Genre: lovely > shoujo > romance
Summary: My day is not going well. First a girl won’t leave me alone. Then she’s all over another guy. Sheesh!
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Ragini (ラーギニー)
by Hagio Moto (萩尾望都)
Genre: strange > josei > sci-fi drama
Summary: A man is inspired by seven musical ladies and finds himself pondering life in a seven-sided world.
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Record of the Dead (死人の記)
by Tamura Yumi (田村由美)
Genre: strange dark > josei > supernatural drama horror
Summary: A young woman contemplates life in a world where the dead walk.
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Renri_no_Eda_001Renri no Eda (連理の枝)
by Shimokawa Saki (下川咲)
Genre: lovely strange dark > seinen > supernatural romance
Summary: Kei and Mizuki’s quiet lives together in the countryside are shattered when Mizuki collapses and a parasitic plant-like organism is discovered spreading its roots through her body, leeching away her life. How will Kei and Mizuki spend their last days together?
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Ringwanderung (リングワンデルング)
by Moriizumi Takehito (森泉岳士)
Genre: strange dark > seinen > psychological horror
Summary: A young lady working in an isolated mansion sees something she shouldn’t have seen.
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Sake_to_Sakana_002Sake to Sakana (酒と魚)
by Matsutanaka Daichi (松田中大地)
Genre: strange dark > seinen > supernatural mystery horror
Summary: Fumi and Haru are two university friends with a shared passion for the swim team, until Fumi’s “unique” heritage complicates matters.
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Sleepless (ねむれない)
by Fiok Lee (フィオク・リー)
Genre: lovely strange > seinen > psychological slice of life
Summary: What does your brain conjure up when you’re sleepless at night?
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Snake Mountain (蛇の山)
by Kubota Watari (窪田航)
Genre: dark > seinen > psychological drama
Summary: She died a year ago. Their grief still raw, her brother and her childhood friend go hiking to look for a snakeskin.
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Sofa Bed Tour (ソファベッドツアー)
by Tani Kazuno (谷和野)
Genre: lovely strange > josei > supernatural slice of life
Summary: At the end of an ordinary day, Joey suddenly finds himself transported up, up, and away.
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someoneSomeone’s Laughing Outside the Room (部屋の外では誰かが笑いあっている)
by Tanaka Miho (タナカミホ)
Genre: LSD > josei > sci-fi psychological slice of life
Summary: At the end of the world, a boy wakes up to find an odd shiny orb next to him.
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Song of Heaven and Earth (あめつちのうた)
by Ishii Asuka (石井明日香)
Genre: lovely strange > seinen > drama
Summary: A tale of two siblings—one unconventional, the other harboring a great secret.
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Tenkousei_Ridatsu_Suru_003Tenkousei, Ridatsu Suru (転校生、離脱する)
by Komori Youko (小森羊仔)
Genre: lovely > shoujo > slice of life
Summary: A resigned girl remembers something she’d forgotten after being forced to spend time with a rather odd transfer student.
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The Amazing Alice Wong (すてきなアリス・ウォンおばさん)
by Tomo Sakura (朋さくら)
Genre: strange > seinen > mystery supernatural
Summary: When a ghost appears that only Noah can see, he turns to his Aunt Alice for help. She is the Cornfield Witch, after all.
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The Cat Witch (猫の魔女)
by Oomiya Haruka (大宮ハルカ)
Genre: lovely > josei > supernatural drama
Summary: After his cat goes missing, Taichi gets a visit from a mysterious new transfer student.
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The Children of the Mountain (裏山の子どもたち)
by Ume Sato (梅サト)
Genre: lovely > josei > supernatural drama
Summary: After the death of his father, a chance encounter helps Minoru reconcile his feelings toward the man and move forward.
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The Goldfish Osushi (キンギョのおすし)
by Fukuta Seira (福田星良)
Genre: lovely strange > seinen > romance
Summary: A fish in love watches out for the object of her affection.
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The Man From the Past (昔の男)
by Shirakabe Takumi (白壁たくみ)
Genre: lovely dark > josei > supernatural drama
Summary: A woman at a memorial for her grandfather meets an old acquaintance of his.
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The Message in the Rain Shower (にわか雨のてがみ)
by Nerunodaisuki (ネルノダイスキ)
Genre: strange > seinen > supernatural slice of life
Summary: After a bizarre rain shower, a friend proceeds to tell an even more bizarre story.
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The Name of the Cat is Matasaburou (猫の又三郎)
by Hataya (ハタ屋)
Genre: lovely strange > shounen > supernatural historical slice of life
Summary: Upon realizing such a thing was possible, one particular cat sets out to become a demon.
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The Perch of Dreams (夢のとまり木)
by Kogarasu Keiko (小烏恵子)
Genre: lovely > shounen > psychological SOL
Summary: Lost in his world of carving, Sakura is resigned to being a social outcast. That is, until Izuka enters his life.
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The Pool That Night (あの夜のプール)
by Puku Puku (プクプク)
Genre: strange > seinen > psychological SOL LGBTQ
Summary: A social outcast finds human connection in a classmate who’s also different.
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The Sound of Shogi (駒音)
by Ikuta Yoh (幾田羊)
Genre: dark > seinen > slice of life
Summary: A boy reflects on his grandfather’s life and his love of shogi.
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The Straw Hat and the Carp (麦わら帽子とこい)
by Kojou Mangetsu (湖上満月)
Genre: lovely dark > shoujo > drama
Summary: A god, tired of this world. A little girl, lively but sickly. The summer they cross paths.
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The_Tale_of_That_Forest_001The Tale of That Forest (その森のはなし)
by Morino Daichi (モリノダイチ)
Genre: strange dark > seinen > supernatural horror
Summary: A boy wanders into a mysterious forest one night.
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Kanshiin_012The Watchman (監視員)
by Takeuchi Teiji (竹内ていじ)
Genre: strange dark > seinen > sci-fi mystery psychological drama
Summary: It began with first contact. In a dystopian world, a silent “watchman” follows and evaluates a gifted young woman.
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Those With Wings (つばさをもつもの)
by Umishima Senbon (海島千本)
Genre: lovely strange > shounen > fantasy romance
Summary: A lonely creature takes in a winged one.
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Today’s Another Great Day (きょうの陽もまぶしくて)
by Miyano Mito (宮乃ミト)
Genre: lovely > shounen >  surreal slice of life
Summary: Yoana misses her old town terribly. Will a chance encounter open her eyes to the beauty around her?
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tonari-200Tonari no Kuni kara (となりの国から)
by Matsuura Saori (松浦沙織)
Genre: lovely strange dark > seinen > fantasy
Summary: In a world quite different from our own, a young boy ventures into a forbidden forest and meets a girl utterly alien to him.
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Treasure Chest (たからばこ)
by Yanagi Aki (柳秋紀)
Genre: strange dark > josei > psychological drama
Summary: A couple on a picnic make two separate discoveries that send their date in an entirely unexpected direction.
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umicoverUmi no Mukou, Tsuki no Uragawa (海の向こう,月の裏側)
by Shimokawa Saki (下川咲)
Genre: dark > seinen > psychological drama LGBTQ
Summary: The story of two high school friends in a little town, both striving to escape from their lives there.
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Unconscious World (アンコンシャスワールド)
by Ume Sato (梅サト)
Genre: lovely strange > josei > psychological drama
Summary: Natsume has followed Yuuichi for years as he’s struggled with getting into a university. One day, she follows him somewhere slightly different…
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Walking Stick (ななふし)
by Nakano Shizuka (中野シズカ)
Genre: strange > seinen > slice of life, mystery
Summary: A new house proves to be not entirely unoccupied.
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Waltzing at Sanzu River (三途の川でワルツを)
by Kunoda Shou (久野田ショウ)
Genre: strange dark > seinen > psychological supernatural drama
Summary: After an accident, a young man wakes up next to the Sanzu River, only to find himself not alone there.
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We’ll Go See the Ocean (海を見に行こうね。)
by Morido Kou (森戸木生)
Genre: strange > seinen > sci-fi drama
Summary: Izuki is a restless girl chafing at her life in a rural town. She’s looking for a sign, something to push her toward her dreams.
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What Lives Within Your Eyes (瞳の奥に棲む者は)
by Shimousa Kunio (下総国生)
Genre: strange > shoujo > supernatural drama
Summary: A man’s past comes back to haunt him.
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1 Response

  1. c_omico says:

    Thanks for your hard work! Keep it up with these overlooked oneshots!

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