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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!
When a farmer living on Sparta’s outskirts finds and raises a child abandoned by Spartans, he has no idea that this strange baby would grow up to become one of the fiercest warriors The Pillar of Heracles has ever taught. People say that only the most talented Spartan soldiers, called the “Demigod Spartans,” have the gods’ blessings – could Pausanias be one of them?
If Kei only falls for the worst kinds of bad boys, how should she avoid her fate? By not falling in love, of course! After her latest ex-boyfriend breaks her heart by leaving her for his pregnant lover, Kei swears up and down that she’s never going to let herself go through that again. This time, she says, as she starts a purely physical relationship with her boss Sakuma, it’s going to be different – but can she really stop herself from falling in love with him?
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?…
One of the most popular manga tropes is that of the tsundere – a cold, moody, often hot-headed character who uses their wild anger to cover up the soft, affectionate emotions they have bottled up deep inside. Could you imagine the hilarity that would erupt if most of history’s famous women were tsundere…and your modern-day boss?
Yukawa comes into the office and always hangs up her coat on the rack; most others just sling it over their chairs. That may be because Yukawa is proper, but maybe because she loves receiving handwritten notes from her coworker Mizuki. Until recently, Yukawa only knew Mizuki and her sweet vanilla scent from afar, but one day she was able to befriend her after a mix-up with their coats. Since then, Mizuki communicates with Yukawa and asks her to go out after work via pen, paper, and coat. They never make plans ahead of time, nor do they even know each other’s phone numbers. As Yukawa navigates her feelings and learns more about Mizuki, will their relationship blossom into more than whatever it is right now?
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?
Ambitious Saori Fujiya may be pushing 30 by now, but romance is absolutely the least of her problems – she’s committed to her job, and she’s really good at it! So it’s nothing but an unwelcome distraction when every time she makes her rounds at Touma General Hospital, a certain Doctor Maki keeps attempting to reel her in with his flirty charms…
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?
Amiko Inada takes pride in being the hardworking, poker-faced secretary to Sakura Products Trading’s irrepressible Casanova of a Chairman, but little does anyone around her know, even she has fallen prey to her boss, Rei Sakura’s charms! When her supposed lack of interest makes her the best candidate for a sudden marriage of convenience, how long can she keep up her cool façade?
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