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A Ghost Story

Happy Halloween, everyone! I actually totally forgot we usually do a special Halloween release, so we just managed to pull together one very cool oneshot for you (thanks to yanbang for editing~). I really...

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Arborist

And we have… another plant oneshot, but less cute this time. Arborist is a bit of a supernatural mystery with some gorgeous artwork and a nice twist. Huggles to Chane and Narumi for kicking...

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Walking Stick

Another great oneshot, this time by Nakano Shizuka. I would love — no really, love — to do one of her longer surreal works. Need an interested editor. Huggles to EnKi for doing this...

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In the Night Comes a Girl

“In the Night Comes a Girl” Yoru Yoru Soba ni (夜よる傍に) by Moriizumi Takehito (森泉岳土) 1 volume series Genre: strange > seinen > supernatural mystery Summary: Satoru is an insomniac, stuck in his own night...

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The Night Fish

“The Night Fish” Yoru no Sakana (夜の魚) by Fujiwara Kaoru (藤原薫) 1 volume series Genre: strange dark > josei > supernatural mystery Summary: Kaoru has second sight: he sees things other people can’t. At the...

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Two Guys in a Garden

“Two Guys in a Garden” Niwa ni wa Ninin (にわにはににん) by Nakano Shizuka (中野シズカ) 1-volume collection of oneshots Genre: lovely strange > seinen > psychological fantasy drama mystery Summary: A collection of surreal oneshots with...

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X-DAY

X-DAY (エックスデイ) by Tamura Yumi (田村由美) 1 volume collection of oneshots Genre: dark > shoujo > mystery/horror Summary: A collection of four dark Tamura Yumi oneshots from the early 1990s. In “X-DAY”, a giant...

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Missing Link

“Missing Link” Kiesarishi Mono (消え去りしもの) by Okano Reiko (岡野玲子) 1 volume series Genre: strange > josei > drama fantasy mystery Summary: Est has long been under the protection of a guise of death. Aravis, a...

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A Gift

Today we have a treat: a 120pg strange/dark sci-fi oneshot. “The Watchman” is a something of a mystery that evolves and unfolds as you read it. It’s a little raw, a little dark, and...

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Gills

Today we have a break from all the cats with a strange dark oneshot, Sake to Sakana. This is the first reader’s pick we ran, and it beat out a wacky alien bug comedy...