La Corda D’Oro

Posted by: Otaku Ayu  /  Category: Kure Yuki

Author: Kure Yuki

Status: On Going

Rate: 4/5

Every few years, the prestigious Seiso Academy holds a prominent musical competition, and only the very best students at the Academy are allowed to participate. Though all are eligible to apply, only students from the music department actually make it to the competition…until now.

Hino Kahoko goes to this amazing school, though she is in the regular department and knows nearly nothing of music. That is until one day, when she meets a curios little creature who introduces himself as a music fairy by the name of Lili.

This fairy gives the unwilling Kahoko a magical violin, which any one can play. That day, the names of the students who are to participate in the music competition are announced – and Kahoko’s on the list! Suddenly Kahoko is thrown into a world of music, where every note counts, where she must strive to be perfect.

And then there are the other competitors, a timid girl and five handsome, musical young men who are all effected by Kahoko’s music in very different ways. One thing’s for sure – Seiso Academy will never be the same.

Zombie-Loan

Posted by: Otaku Ayu  /  Category: Peach-pit

Author: Peach-Pit

Status: On Going

Rate: 4/5

When a human is marked to die, a faint gray line that is invisible to most appears around their neck. As time passes, that ring becomes darker and darker, until it is eventually black, and that person dies.

Kita Michiru has an unusual gift, she posses “Shinigami eyes,” which allow her to see these rings. When Michiru notices that two of the boys in her Class, Akatsuki Chika and Tachibana Shito not only have rings, but that they’re jet black, they reveal to her that the were supposed to die in a tragic accident six months ago.

With the help of the Zombie Loan loan office, they were given a second chance at life, should they be able to pay for their debt by doing the work of Shinigami and killing malicious zombies. They petition Michiru to assist them in their efforts, and she finds her everyday life changing dramatically.

Gamaran

Posted by: Otaku Ayu  /  Category: Nakamaru Yousuke

Author: Nakamaru Yousuke

Status: On Going

Rate: 3/5

“Middle Edo Period — One state becomes the gathering place for sinful martial artists, who believe in nothing other than power, know of no other way of life other than letting oneself go wild in the battle. That state is the Unabara State, the “Haunt of Demons” . . .”

Washitzu Naosata, the ruler of the powerful state, Unabara, is looking for his successor. He calls upons all his 31 sons, and tell them to search for whoever they believe to be the strongest martial artist of all. Each of their chosen martial artists then are to fight against each other until only one is left standing.

Whoever is the winner, whoever has the strongest martial artist in nation by his side will become his successor . . .

Out in the midst of the mountain is the doujo of the “Daigame Ryuu” (Giant Tortoise Style). There lives Kurogane Gama, the son of the legendary swordsman, Kurogane Jinsuke, who is believed to be able to kill 1000 martial artists in Unabara.

There, one of the son of Washitzu Naosata, Washitzu Naoshi, comes in search of the legendary swordsman, only to find that he had gone missing several years ago. After seeing the battle style of Gama, he instead chooses to ask Gama to come with him. Wanting to become stronger, Gama agrees to his offer, and that marks the beginning of Gama’s battle to become the strongest of all . . .

Penguin Revolution

Posted by: Otaku Ayu  /  Category: Tsukuba Sakura

Author: Tsukuba Sakura

Status: On Going

Rate: 3/5

High school student Yukari Fujimaru knows a potential star when she sees one because she sees the special “aura” they give off, in the form of angelic wings.

Yukari’s fellow student, the beautiful and responsible student body vice president, Ryoko Katsuragi, has a small pair of wings herself, and is one of these aspiring talents.

She’s so talented, in fact, that no one even knows that “she” is actually a boy in disguise. Due to a series of events, Yukari has come to discover Ryoko, or rather, Ryou’s secret, and is hired as a manager for Ryou by the president of the Peacock Talent Agency.

Living together with the promising Ryou and his rather dashing room mate, Makoto Ayori, the number one star in Peacock who is also the lazy, ruffle-headed student body president, is bound to be an adventure! Now, to make her own down-to-earth dream come true Yukari must help her new friend become a star while doing her best to protect both her beloved room mates.

Devil and Devil

Posted by: Otaku Ayu  /  Category: Miyoshi Yuki

Author: Miyoshi Yuki

Status: Completed

Rate: 5/5

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Above the Earth, there is a continuous battle between angels and devils. One devil in particular, Sword, has it in for a certain angel, Ios. In their 101st fight together, both are severely wounded. Not only that, but their clashing power causes the two to fall to earth. By chance, Sword finds a beaten, unconscious teenage boy nearby, and he is able to take over the human’s body to save his own life.

Some time later, Sword awakens in the hospital, briefly confused about his whereabouts. The father of the body he possessed enters the room, extremely happy to see his boy Souma alive. Then the older twin brother shows up.

Immediately, Sword recognizes his enemy’s energy. Also nearly dead, Ios had joined with Kanna’s body. Sword goes to attack Ios, but quickly realizes that the body is far weaker than his demon form, especially from being recently beaten to hell.

Since the brothers had been found heavily thrashed, their memory loss isn’t that surprising. Their large change in behaviors is also explained by amnesia. As it turns out, Sword entered the body of the cliché nerd who can’t run fifty meters without falling.

Ios’s new body is a terror, feared by all and constantly suspended from school. While the angel and devil have primary control over the bodies of the twins, reflex actions and memories of the other souls (still alive within the bodies) do appear.

More importantly, the human bodies cannot handle the powers that Sword and Ios had used with ease. This a problem especially for Sword who is both over eager to use his powers and targeted by devils and angels.

Skip Beat

Posted by: Otaku Ayu  /  Category: Nakamura Yoshiki

Author: Nakamura Yoshiki

Status: On Going

Anime Availability: Yes

Rate: 5/5

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Kyoko Mogami lived solely for her childhood friend Shotaro “Sho” Fuwa. She follows Sho to Tokyo so that he may realize his dream of becoming a famous singer.

But when his dream is realized, Kyoko accidentally learns the truth behind his actions of bringing her with him: He was using her as a way to help him achieve his dream of becoming a celebrity.

Shocked and enraged, Kyoko vows revenge against him by beating him at showbiz. She joins LME, the agency where Ren Tsuruga–Sho’s rival and the number 1 actor of LME–works at in the hopes of realizing her dream of revenge and destroying Shotaro’s pride.

Along the way, however, she will discover who she really is, make new friends, and find herself in interesting situations that will change her life forever.

Shugo Chara!

Posted by: Otaku Ayu  /  Category: Peach-pit

Author: Peach-pit

Status: Completed

Anime Availability: Yes

Rate: 5/5

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Amu Hinamori has two personalities: the one she shows on the outside that causes the other students at her new school to dub her “cool and spicy”, and her true inner character, a shy and nervous personality that no one, not even her parents, knows about.

One night, Amu wishes that she could be who she wants to, instead of pretending to be the “cool and spicy” girl that everyone else knows. When she wakes up the next morning, Amu discovers what could be the key to fulfilling her wish: three brightly-colored eggs (red, blue and green) that each hatch into a Guardian Character, a little angel-like being born of Amu’s desire to change.

The three Shugo Chara – Ran, Miki, and Su – are each manifestations of Amu’s “would-be self”, the person Amu wants to become, and can use their powers to change Amu’s personality as the situation requires, even enhancing certain abilities like sports and cooking – unfortunately, Amu has no way of stopping them.

Amu isn’t the only one with a Shugo Chara, however – when Amu’s crush Tadase finds out about Ran, Miki, and Su, he has her join the Guardians, Seiyo Elementary’s student council, who Amu finds out is completely made up of kids who have Guardian Characters.

And they have other, bigger responsibilities than just signing paperwork: their real job is finding and purifying X-Eggs, the Guardian Eggs born of troubled hearts, as well as searching for the Embryo, a special Guardian Egg said to grant wishes.

Also searching for the Embryo, however, is the Easter company, and they will stop at nothing to find it, no matter how many X-Eggs are created in the process.

Kami Sen

Posted by: Otaku Ayu  /  Category: Homose Takeaki

Author: Homose Takeaki

Status: On Going

Rate: 4/5

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Izumi Koutarou’s family has been working at their hot spring resort for many generations. But it seems that the hot spring has dried out and the family began to have financial problems.

The situation got so bad they were planning to skip town. As a last resort, they try to pray to their god, Konoha-sama, which was in legend sealed in their backyard. At first they thought that nothing will happen, but the next second, the seal broke and their god was free.

But apparently, Konoha-sama lost her memories because of her long sleep, and thus, she doesn’t know what her power are or what kind of god is she. The only think she is certain about is that she is somehow connected to Koutarou.

And as reward she revives their hot spring, but soon Koutarou learns that she is the god of poverty and also has the worst luck. How is the resort or even Koutarou going to survive this?

Cross Over

Posted by: Otaku Ayu  /  Category: Seo Kouji

Author: Seo Kouji

Status: Complete

Rate: 4/5

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Ogata Natsuki is the best player on the Kakuchi Junior High Basketball Team. Which is not saying much because they couldn’t even get through the 3rd round of the Prefectural Tournament from freshman year until the end of Junior High.

For High School, his friends convince him to try out for the Number One High School Basketball team, Fujiwara Academy. So he goes to live with his aunt who runs a hot springs resort to go and try out for the best.

Fujiwara Academy. The thing is…he’s small. So people look down on him and he has trouble convincing people he’s any good. Through one thing or the other, he ends up with Tachibana Mitsuki watching her school, St Mariannu High go up against Fujiwara Academy in a practice game.

But the thing is, St Mariannu is very weak. Weaker than even his former school. Fujiwara is just toying with them and now they don’t even want to finish the game. What will happen now? Will Natsuki ever be able to achieve his dreams of being High School Basketball’s Number 1? And will it be with Fujiwara?

Ayu Mayu

Posted by: Otaku Ayu  /  Category: Shiotarou

Author: Shiotarou

Status: Completed

Rate: 3/5

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Yousuke and his sister were orphaned at a young age. Yousuke’s sister was adopted ten years before the start of the story, since then, he has been looking for her.

One day Yousuke found the couple that adopted his sister, the problem is that they have two daughters, Ayu and Mayu, both of which were adopted from the same orphanage and are roughly the same age. Both Ayu and Mayu had an older brother before being adopted.

Things get more complicated when Yousuke learns that the orphanage where he previously lived was burned down a year earlier, destroying all the records, and that the couple’s own records have disappeared. Yousuke must figure out which one of the girls is in fact his sister.

More obstacles for him to endure and go through. Will he be able to find his sister?