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FIGHT 17: Fighters Are Like Kids –
Mitsuru and Dorae bump into one of Dorae’s acquaintances, Kenzou Hatori, the headmaster of Jitsubou-style tactical ninjutsu!
FIGHT 18: I Can’t Even See Her! –
Dorae trains the three young cousins and Jitsubou style practitioners in her own special way. Meanwhile, Hatori tells them all about when he first met Dorae…
Mitsuru Yaegashi arrives in Tokyo with hopes of being a professional illustrator. But things take a turn when he finds out that the location of the cheap apartment he’s supposed to stay in, Tsumanuda, is famous for its legalized street fights and is for street fighters only. He is about ready to look for other options when he meets a mysterious woman in a maid outfit named Dorae, who introduces him to the world of street fighting.
CHAPTER 4 PANDORA’S BOX –
Mitsuki’s mother asks how she’s been ever since flying the coop. Will she ever figure out what her daughter’s been up to?
CHAPTER 5 BETWEEN PASSION AND CALM –
Recently, Mitsuki has been taking extra shifts to finance her anime hobby. Work has been fulfilling so far, but is her body strong enough to take the added stress?
CHAPTER 6 AS LONG AS YOU’RE HERE –
When Mitsuki falls sick, her friends and mother rally around to help her get back on her feet. What will she do now?
Mitsuki Namikawa has always been in love with 2D characters. However, her strict mother, just as consistently, disapproves of her daughter’s obsession, going so far as to banning anime and games in the house when Mitsuki was younger. Her two best friends and coworkers, Atsuno and Madoka, accept her for all she is: a complete manga and anime addict. Atsuno shares Mitsuki’s love for anime and manga while Madoka tags along with their passionate preaching and enjoys having two close girl friends who support each other with no judgment. One day, when the three friends go to Atsuno’s and have their regular anime watching drinking night, Mitsuki meets a character like she has never met before. Even though she knows he only exists beyond the screen, what lengths will Mitsuki go to for this 2D character?!
CHAPTER 16：BASEBALL –
Kurosawa has to sober up fast when the kids who brought him here challenge him to a strange game of baseball!
CHAPTER 17：MUDDIED –
When one of the kids gives her companions an incentive to come at Kurosawa in full force, the only thing he can do is…!
CHAPTER 18 : PARDON –
Kurosawa realizes that now that things have come to this, the only thing he has left to do is beg. But who is standing in front of him…?
Kurosawa is sick and tired of his boring, ordinary life growing old as the less popular site foreman in Anahira Construction. The turning point comes when his 44th birthday comes along, and no one remembers or celebrates with him. Realizing he lived a life without drive or purpose, Kurosawa tries to go past his comfort zone to turn his life around. Will his newfound shenanigans help him or hurt him when he gets caught up in fights with delinquents?
CHAPTER 4: FROM DIFFERENT WORLDS (4) –
Shino bumps into Asuka at the fireworks festival. If sharing each other’s secrets makes them best friends now, what does it mean when there’s something Asuka isn’t telling?
Ever since Shino saw Asuka take the stage to lead the freshman pledge, she knew they were in completely different worlds. Intelligent, endlessly talented Asuka is the type who’d only be friends with fellow preppy girls – never ordinary girls like her! The correct plan of action for Shino to take for her high school debut is to fit in by sticking close to her old friends, getting through academics somehow, and snagging herself a boyfriend – but when Asuka herself asks Shino to be her friend, does fitting in even matter?
CHAPTER 5: Say, For Instance, If I… –
Bumping into Mamecchi’s sister makes Hikaru realize that one day, she’s gonna have to watch her first love go off with some guy…and she doesn’t want that.
CHAPTER 6: What the Hell’s Wrong With Me!? –
HIkaru’s been doing pretty well hiding her feelings from Mamecchi, but when the object of her affections is right in front of her…it’s more surprising if she doesn’t do anything.
Everyone may have their eyes on the charming, prince-like Hikaru, but there’s only one person Hikaru’s got her eyes on – her darling childhood friend Mamecchi! But between Mamecchi’s hot-and-cold personality and Hikaru’s subconscious denials, this sure doesn’t look like a recipe for success…when a certain repeat customer gets into Mamecchi’s good graces, will Hikaru finally muster up the courage to confess to her first love?
Try4 Miyama san –
Miyo tries shaking off Keita’s rejection, but even when they’re climbing onto a new problem, that’s all she can think about…can a certain World Cup champion climber help her out?
Try5 Mountaineering Club –
As Miyo searches for the Mountaineering Club’s advising teacher, she gets roped into a sudden hiking trip. Can her new and old friends help her through this journey?
Try6 Tetsu –
Miyo and fellow Mountaineering Club ghost member Sugiyama find something they can bond over while waiting for Aida to come back. Meanwhile, where has Tetsu been practicing recently?
It all started because Miyo wanted to get to know Tetsu’s new friend, Keita. Now, after five years together, Miyo, Keita, and Tetsu are Berry Canyon’s Monkey Gang -that is, three talented climbers at the local bouldering gym “Berry Canyon.” Suddenly, Keita announces he will be quitting bouldering, much to Miyo and Tetsu’s surprise. Unable to contain her feelings, Miyo blurts out that she is aiming for the Olympics even though she rarely enters competitions, in the hopes that their gang can stay together. But now that she announced it, how will Miyo follow through? Will she be able to overcome her mental blocks and climb to the top? Or will the pressure get to her and make her lose her grip?
Chapter Tofu –
Yuko’s stepson Kousuke just can’t stomach what she thinks Restaurant Dollhouse should be.
Chapter Tofu –
At Egoshi’s retirement party, Kousuke’s traditional sensibilities and Yuko’s experimental manner come to a head. Also, Ai has some surprises of her own…
Restaurant Dollhouse is a quaint little hideaway that prides itself on making its customers happy, no matter how big their problems may be. That’s how young widow Yuko runs her business, but if her stepson Kousuke had his way, he’ll turn this humble canteen into the pinnacle of authentic French haute cuisine his father would have dreamed of!
CHAPTER 11: MYSTERIOUS –
Where has the carriage brought Zero and his companions into? Where is the gamble in this mysterious set of rooms?
CHAPTER 12: QUESTION –
As the time ticks on, the equally-trapped teams of three have to figure out just exactly what it is that makes them all the same. Has Zero figured something out?
Gambling genius Zero saves three teenagers from their group suicide attempt and convinces them to work with him, acting as “Robin Hood” and returning swindled money back to their original owners. But when the swindlers themselves catch their ragtag team, one thing leads into another, and suddenly they’re all being invited to Muryo Zaizen’s big tournament – a gambling free-for-all where the stakes are high, and the mortality rate is higher! With nothing but his quick wit, can Zero get out of the competition alive?
CHAPTER 7 I’m Not Being Sent Home Tonight? (3) –
Yuri suggests they should move somewhere else for the night. But Rikka still can’t help but worry – should she really be drinking this much alcohol?
CHAPTER 8 I’m Not Being Sent Home Tonight? (4) –
Yuri wakes up in Rikka’s apartment after their drunken night out. What’s for breakfast?
Just as Rikka thinks the matchmaking event she grudgingly signed up for can’t get any more dreadful, she runs into her colleague-slash-rival Yuri Kisugi. Using Rikka embarrassment as leverage, Yuri compels Rikka into helping her find the perfect candidate to marry. With the advice – rather, the unnecessary commentary – of her two other colleagues Shiori and Ruiko, Rikka goes along with Yuri’s antics with the hopes it will lead her rival away while she climbs up the company ranks. But what happens when Rikka’s nurturing tendencies coincide with Yuri’s secret vulnerabilities?…
CHAPTER 95 YUKIKO’S SWORDSMANSHIP –
Yukiko’s grade school section has a practice kendo match against children from other dojos in Ohta Ward. What kind of tricks could she be hiding up her sleeve?
CHAPTER 96 GHOST PAINTING –
While going to remedial classes over the summer, Hotori bumps into a young painter who drags her into being a model. Can Hotori find out who that girl really is?
CHAPTER 97 TWO GIRLS ADRIFT IN THE PACIFIC & 98 EPILOGUE –
Gran decides to close up shop for the day to take Tattsun and Hotori to the beach. What kind of summer memories can they make today?
There is a small maid cafe that nearly nobody goes to – Maid Cafe Seaside, quiet enough for Sanada to do his homework in. His airheaded classmate and childhood friend Arashiyama works as the cafe’s only maid, and though she looks just like a cute maid waitress, she sure doesn’t act like one. What happens when her friends stop by for a visit?
CHAPTER 4 I WANT TO BE COOL –
Madoka and Itsuki got asked to model over the weekend, but there’s only one problem – their classmate Mai will be there on the same day! Can they escape her notice?
CHAPTER 5 TROUBLE ON THE HORIZON –
When a picture of Madoka and Itsuki modeling circulates throughout the class, somehow this leads to them both being casted in the school play…?
Madoka Yamada loves to play with dolls and looks so cute in custom made dresses. But Madoka is a boy. Afraid that he will be made fun of again for being “girly,” Madoka decides to hide that part of himself when he moves to his new town and school. He fits right in, and all his classmates like him, except for one, Itsuki Tanonaka, whose seat is right next to his. Madoka thinks that Itsuki is cool and “manly” and says so, only to be met with his classmates’ snickers. What’s the big deal?! Will Madoka be able to keep his secret for long?
KONGOU YASHAOU –
Once again, Onimaru and Kujaku have to work together to save the convent from Kumara’s henchman. How does he have a knife normally used by the Reverse Kouya?
What could have led Yashaou to leave the Reverse Kouya behind and follow the whims of the all-powerful Kumara?
When people have problems of a spiritual nature, they know who to go to for help – high up in Mt. Koya, where the Koya Hijiri live, there is a young man named Kujaku, after the Peacock Wisdom King Mahamayuri. With his spiritual skills, chasing back malicious spirits is a piece of cake for fearless Kujaku – but are these daily threats all that life has in store for him?
CHAPTER 21: PANIC –
Kaiji can’t help but feel like their plan to collect rocks won’t work out in their favor. Will the battleground prove him wrong?
CHAPTER 22: RUIN –
Now that the scissors are disappearing faster than they could have ever expected, Kaiji’s team could double-guess their strategy – but would they?
CHAPTER 23: BITTER DEFEAT –
Kaiji’s teammates rush to get rid of the rest of their rock cards, but it is really the last chance it seems to be?
CHAPTER 24: CATALYST –
Kaiji’s team faces off against another team with a similar idea as they did. Which one of them will end up on top this time?
After getting roped into a former coworker’s debt as his cosigner, Kaiji Ito finds himself stuck with an astronomical amount of debt. The loan shark Endo gives him one last chance – get onboard the gambling boat Espoir and win his freedom back by facing aimless young people in the same situation as him. There’s just one problem – a fate worse than death awaits those who lose on the Espoir.
As Ken faces off against Ban-Phuong, Marin sets off on a mission that Tae-soo can only entrust to him.
Marin tells Ken about the stalemate and uneasy truce they have to endure, but when Yumin gets put at risk, what will he do?
Delinquent Ken goes to Korea to follow the girl he loves and to become a police officer by her side. His dropout status and nationality don’t do him any favors. Still, after protecting a roadside vendor one night, he gets an offer from the opposite side of the law – join this guy’s “geondal,” a Korean mafia group, as its new boss!
CHAPTER 7 THEIR FLIGHT(1) –
Sakura rides in on her speeding motorcycle just in time to save Aya from her abductors, but would this be enough to escape them?
CHAPTER 8 THEIR FLIGHT(2) –
Aya and Sakura barely escape their pursuers to steal off into a hotel room of their own. Who is Sakura, really, and where did she come from?
All Aya ever wanted was a one-night stand who could take her mind off her lost love, but with Sakura, she may have finally gotten more than a one-night stand – she may have finally found “The One”! But before she rushes into imagining their future together, there’s one uncomfortable question Aya has to face first – could it be possible that her beautiful new love is somehow related to the same organization she’s bound by duty to destroy?
The Chief unwinds with a nice glass of milk after a very long day.
Within the back alleys fusing retro and modern aesthetics, Chief, the cat in charge of the Tourist Information Center guides feline tourists to the actual shops best known for their respective cats.
#4 Cavity –
Akari bugs Shiho to do something about her painful tooth and go to the dentist, but could she possibly have gone too far?
#5 Part 1 –
Back when Shiho and Akari didn’t know each other yet, Akari wore her prettiest earrings to her first trip to a live house.
#6 Part 2 –
Akari and Shiho met for the first time when Shiho handed over her lost earring. How did their first okonomiyaki not-date go?
When they’re on their sugar-sweet dates, Akari’s always dressed to the nines in the cutest, trendiest fashion… meanwhile, her dear Shiho always looks like she just rolled out of bed. Despite their differences, both of them are alike in exactly one thing – they want their girl friend to be the happiest woman in the world!
CASE 3 WOMEN NOWADAYS… –
Komori and Yamanobe make their way to Miyamae’s place to figure out why she hasn’t been reporting for work…and end up with way too much information than they actually need.
CASE 4 A WOMAN WHO CAN BE COUNTED ON –
Now that Miyamae’s in their care for the meantime, Komori and Yamanobe have to figure out how to integrate her back into her original department!
Ms. Komori is the ace of the Sales and Marketing Department, and she damned well knows it. With a smile that can convince anyone to do anything, she always goes well over her monthly quota – so imagine how surprised she is after finding out she’s getting transferred over to the dull, uptight Personnel Department! But little does she know that she may have more in common with her new coworker Ms. Yamanobe than she originally thought…
MISCHIEVOUS SEASIDE SCHOOL♥ –
When a bad clothing malfunction leads to Honmaru actually digging himself a hole to stay in, Taruruto decides that it would be fun for everyone else to be “embarrassed” too!
IT’S SCARY-RY-RY! TEST OF COURAGE♥ –
Honmaru and Iyona get paired together for the usual summer test of courage. Honmaru convinces Taruruto to take charge of the scaring, but…
If you say the right words, one of Honmaru’s dad’s old books can summon a magician. His name is Taruruto, and he can grant wishes – but doing good deeds makes him weaker! All that Honmaru wants is to stop being bullied and to get to hang out with his new friend Iyona. Can Taruruto do something about that?
CHAPTER 7 Consuming Chestnuts on Long Autumn Nights (3) –
Anju tells Mikko a little bit about Dr. Shirayuri’s family history, but is it really the truth? Also, what is the one thing that Dr. Shirayuri can’t seem to do?
CHAPTER 8 Consuming Chestnuts on Long Autumn Nights (4) –
Mikko helps Dr. Shirayuri cook the recipe in her head into reality. Could this be the start of their beautiful partnership?
Was it fate that led to Miiko meeting Doctor Shirayuri that one rainy day…or was it just her cramps? Pâtissier Miiko works through little pains like the rest of us, but when her ailments begin to affect her work, there’s got to be something she can do about it. Enter beautiful, mysterious herbal medicine doctor Shirayuri, who might be the solution to Miiko’s problems – in more ways than one!
FORTY-FIRST STORY –
Margrid and Ichimura accompany Motoi to look into the mysteries surrounding his biological relatives, the Migiwa clan.
FORTY-SECOND STORY –
Young new maid Tatsue gets sent to work in the Kisokami residence, but she’s not here for the chores…is there really an unusual beast behind the sudden success of the master of this house?
One rainy day while Motoi and his friend, Reiichi were on their way home, they encountered a young girl who looked like a foreigner who then led them to a shop by a hill slope. There, they meet the shop owner, an old man named Shouten, who deals with exotic wildlife – both ordinary and unordinary: demon beasts. Fascinated by the mysterious beasts the shop holds, Motoi agrees to work and raise a demon. Motoi’s journey of encountering different demon beasts begins.
Lips and Finger (1) –
When Ayumi spends the majority of their date asleep due to her own medical condition, Haruka can’t help but feel more helpless than ever.
Lips and Finger (2) –
Haruka tries out a little change in her hairstyle on the way to a sudden date with Ayumi. Why can’t she stop thinking of last night’s dream?
Haruka has always lived in a soundless world. But not in her dreams, where she can hear her own voice – and the voice of the only other person in the dream with her, a beautiful high school student wearing an adorable, unfamiliar school uniform. Haruka knows this is just a dream, but why does a part of her think it’s more than that? Is this girl she finds falling asleep in the park really the literal girl of her dreams?
CHAPTER 60 –
The cat Katabami’s first memory was of her life’s savior, the courtesan Shinonome. How has her mistress been doing recently?
CHAPTER 61 –
After losing her only love, Kanouya’s Shinonome has been an empty shell of who she used to be. That is, until the end of her indentureship…
CHAPTER 62 EDO STORY –
Everything about the Audrey we know started when Katabami ate the cursed flesh meant for her mistress Shinonome.
Cafe Waikiki is so empty that owner-chef Yori swears he’s been hearing voices. Why isn’t he getting any customers? His cooking can’t be that bad, and it’s not like he’s in the wrong location, so what other reason could there be for this to happen?
Episode 13 –
Long before the cat rental shop came to be, a young boy named Sota only had his peculiar cats as company.
Quietly nestled within the hustle and bustle of the capital Edo is an infamous “cat rental shop.” Some cats get rented out; some cats get bought – everyone knows that as long as their problems are related to cats, there’s no better place to go. Adding to the mysteriousness is its beautiful owner Kuro, whose age and gender are both well-hidden secrets. Day after day, troubled customers come a-knocking…
CHAPTER 5 –
Karasu loves spring, but why are there so many lovey dovey couples blocking his cherry blossom view? But sooner than later, he finds his one true springtime love – the cherry blossom burger!
CHAPTER 6 –
Takahiko is the middle child of the Imai family, the head priest of the Crow Temple…and he can’t help but feel that something smells like bird around here.
CHAPTER 7 –
Hatogai has a favorite curry place, where he usually gets their so-called “monthly curry”. What kind of flavors await him this month?
CHAPTER 8 –
Karasu is looking for a place where he could eat as much “ketchup spaghetti” as possible. Could he be looking for something like the “Napolitan”?
Legend says there lives a crow who could speak… but the legend never mentioned how much this crow loves to eat human food?! Karasuma “Karasu” descends to the world of humans and is driven by his longing to eat good food – he even picks up a part-time job to pay for his food cravings. Karasuma, in his human form, visits restaurants, cafes, and eateries all around Kyoto and falls in love over and over with all the different meals and dishes he encounters. Follow Karasuma as he introduces and devours all the fine cuisines that Kyoto has to offer.
CHAPTER 5 –
All of a sudden, the stray cat Tora has disappeared from his usual spot. How is Shiina going to break this to Kamiya?
CHAPTER 6 –
Shiina knows she has to apologize to Kamiya. But how can she even begin to do that when she can’t find her anywhere?
Rina Shiina’s life was suddenly ripped apart and, as a result, has to repeat a year, making her infamous among her classmates.
Always alone, Shiina finds refuge at the emergency stairs where she shares her lunch with an injured kitten. Coincidentally, a stereotypically old-fashioned nerdy looking girl with thick glasses comes to care for the injured stray, only to run away after seeing Shiina there. Inviting her to share the space, Shiina and Glasses Girl -Kurumi Kamiya- become more and more comfortable in each others’ companies.
One day, the kitten suddenly disappears. Devastated, neither Kamiya nor her glasses can hold back her tears, and after her transformation in front of Shiina, her kitten is not the only thing she loses.
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