31 year old Takehiko Nakamaru has trained all his life to never be disturbed by anything that the world throws at him, no matter what comes at him, he will remain unfazed. He had conquered "life" and was living in perfect harmony. But when he realizes that his existence in the house inhibits his sister from getting married, his peaceful life is thrown off balance. In his panicked state, he leave the house for Tokyo in his journey to slay the monster that is called "life".
From MangaHelpers: Tomioka Yuji is a 32-year-old night-shift guard for a mall. He works completely alone, so he often slacks off, exercising and hanging out on the roof. In some ways, the job is perfect for him, as he's always been terrible with people. However, he can't help feeling incredibly lonely and wishing he had friends. One night, he makes a wish for friendship on a falling star. Shortly after, he finds a strange note left at the door of the mall. It says, "within a year, you'll go mad and die." After this, his solitary life begins to change--some ways for the better, and some for the worse. At work, he notices an ominous silhouette in a nearby apartment building, watching him neglect his job. Who is the mysterious figure? Who sent him the creepy note, and why? [tethysdust]
A story about 2 kids who go to Tokyo after their mother died and their father-in-law kicked them out of the house. In Tokyo they meet up with a fellow orphan named Shigeru Ito. Thus begins their cynical tale of laughter and depression
There are six members of the boy's ping pong club. Two are relatively normal; however, the other four consist of an aspiring sexual deviant, two perverts, and a guy with lethal B.O. Add in a cantakerous girl as a manager, and you have the entire crew. This series pushes the boundaries of good taste beyond anything the western world has experienced, yet somehow manages to remain vaguely charming. The antics of the ping pong club includes one member's trademark "Protruding Pecker Serve," molesting cross-dressing members, and the infamous "Turtle Sequence," which is much too horrifying to describe. NOTE: Full frontal nudity and tasteless jokes abound. -Bakaupdates
Every day in Japan, 2500 people die due to any number of causes. Do you think you'll be one of the ones to die? No, of course not. Do you think you'll win the lottery? You'd like to think so, we all would. But Sumida is different. He wants the status quo to remain in every way; live a normal life, get a normal job, have normal kids, never to be anyone fortunate or unfortunate, content in normalcy. Anyone who doesn't agree is foolish, doomed to live their life scraping up a mountain that they can never conquer, fated to die in despair wishing things had been better.When his mother kicks his father out of the house and onto the streets, he thinks he'll be fine. When his mother leaves him to live with her boyfriend, he makes the best of it. When he realizes that he's no longer average, he strives to make his life worthwhile the only way he knows how. When the demons in the back of his mind speak to him, he tries his best to ignore them.
Just another story of youth, love, life, and death. From the author of Ping Pong Club and Himizu, though less comedic than the former and less soul-crushingly depressing than the latter. From Mangascreener: The latest completed story from Minoru Furuya, the author of Inachuu Ping Pong Club, Himizu, Boku to Issho and Green Hill. Furuya's work has always featured a lot of pinpoint comedy and pathos, and while Ciguatera does not stray from this format, it is a lot more rounded and mature in its presentation.
Onishi is a pastry chef, and his specialty is Baumkuchen.He has just turned forty and, for the first time in his life, he is in love. Confused by feelings he doesn't yet understand, he asks his young apprentice for advice.However, Onishi is unaware that, before long, his destiny will change: transformed into a deformed and unsightly creature, will he be able to regain his human appearance?