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In Japan, these terms refer to manga created for adult and late teenage female audiences (although everyone reads them). Stories often focus on human and romantic relationships and emotions, and can be anything from historical dramas to science fiction.

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  Cover Art: A Bride's Story Mori, Kaoru
A Bride's Story
Amir is twenty years old when she marries her husband, a boy named Karluk from a neighboring village. Adjusting to life in a new household can be trying for any young bride, but Amir's husband is eight years her junior!
2011
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Ai Ore! Shinjo, Mayu
Ai Ore!
Mizuki is the female 'prince' of her all-girls school and the lead guitarist in an all-girl rock band. Akira is the male 'princess' of his all-boys school and he wants to join her band. Love may be on his mind, but romance is difficult when everyone keeps mistaking Mizuki for a boy and Akira for a girl!
2011
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Alice 19th Watase, Yuu
Alice 19th
After rescuing a rabbit from being hit by a car, high school student Alice realizes that the rabbit has magical powers.
2003
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Alice in the Country of Hearts Hoshino, Soumei
Alice in the Country of Hearts
Alice is having a nap in her garden when suddenly before her there appears a young man with rabbit ears! He whisks her away to a fantastic (but dangerous) world that seems straight out of a fairy tale, but one where every resident brandishes a weapon...Will Alice ever find her way back home?
2012
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: AX: Alternative Manga AX: Alternative Manga
Features from the pages of Japan's AX magazine--dedicated to introducing the most cutting edge works of Japanese independent comics--are presented in English for the first time, and include visionaries such as Akino Kondoh and Yoshihiro Tatsumi.
2010
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Beast Master Motomi, Kyousuke
Beast Master
Leo Aoi looks like a crazy animal with wild eyes, and no one at his new high school will go near him! He does seem to have a special connection with animals though, which intrigues overzealous animal-lover Yuiko Kubozuka. In reality, Leo isn't as frightening as he appears, but Yuiko finds out that he goes berserk whenever he sees blood. Will Yuiko be able to get through to Leo during these violent fits? Or will Leo's ferocious side eventually devour her?
2009
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Black Bird Sakurakoji, Kanoko
Black Bird
Misao Harada wants to live the life of a normal high school student, but when she is attacked by a demon and a childhood friend rescues her, she discovers that her blood is sought by a clan of demons who want to use it to increase their power.
2009
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Butterflies, Flowers Yoshihara, Yuki
Butterflies, Flowers
Choko Kuze is the sensible daughter of a venerable family who went bankrupt. She joins a real estate company as an entry-level office worker, but her eccentric boss is harder on her than anyone else in the company! After hearing him inadvertently call her "milady," she realizes he was the young servant boy she knew as a child. At work he's a tyrant, but after hours he insists on treating like a lady of the nobility. Is romance even possible for a couple locked in such a crazy role reversal?
2009
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Crown of Love Koga, Yun
Crown of Love
Sixteen-year-old Hisayoshi 'Kumi' Tajima wasn't looking for love. But after he accidentally bumps into teen idol Rima Fujio, he can't stop thinking about her. Living worlds apart, he'll never have a chance to meet her again. Until Rima's former agent Ikeshiba gives him the perfect opportunity--by turning Hisayoshi into an idol himself! Too bad Rima only sees him as competition for Ikeshiba's attention.
2010
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: From Eroica with Love Aoike, Yasuko
From Eroica with Love
Flamboyant British aristocrat by day--mysterious international art thief by night. Nothing can stop Eroica from getting that which his heart desires! Earl Dorian Red Gloria is a great lover of art and all things beautiful. By night, he is the mysterious art thief who leaves notes signed "From Eroica with Love" at the scene of his crimes.
2004
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Godchild Yuki, Kaori
Godchild
Deep in the heart of nineteenth century London, a young nobleman named Cain is forced to become head of the Hargreaves, a noble family with a dark past; and, along with his servant and half-sister, he investigates the mysterious crimes that follow him.
2006
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Hana-Kimi: For You in Full Blossom Nakajo, Hisaya
Hana-Kimi: For You in Full Blossom
Mizuki, a girl who pretends to be a boy at an all-boys school, finds it hard to keep her secret with such distractions as a snoopy reporter, a cross-dressing contest, a persistent photographer, and visits by friends who know the truth.
2004
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Honey and Clover Umino, Chika
Honey and Clover
Takemoto, a sophomore art student in Tokyo, thinks his greatest worries in life are finding ways to eat more meat and getting to class on time. But with friends like his, life is never going to be that uninteresting.
2008
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Honey Hunt Aihara, Miki
Honey Hunt
When her super-celebrity parents decided to get a divorce, Yura, the shy daughter of an award-winning composer and a world-renowned actress, must find the courage to step out on her own.
2009
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Jiu Jiu Tobina, Toya
Jiu Jiu
Born into a family of "Hunters," Takamichi's destiny is to pursue and slay demons. When her twin brother is killed, she is saved from despair by a pair of Jiu Jiu - shape-shifting familiars - in the form of two wolf pups named Snow and Night. Now Takamichi is in high school and an active Hunter. Snow and Night can't wait to attend school in their human form to "protect" her. But are they ready to go off leash--?
2012
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Library Wars Yumi, Kiiro
Library Wars
Iku Kasahara has dreamed of joining the Library Defense Force ever since one of its soldiers stepped in to protect her favorite book from being confiscated in a bookstore, but now that she's a recruit, her dream job is more like a nightmare.
2010
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Magic Touch = Oyayubi Kara Romance Tsubaki, Izumi
Magic Touch = Oyayubi Kara Romance
The star of her high school's Massage Research Society club, Chiaki Togu is otherwise a normal, quiet girl until she falls in love at first sight with a gorgeous back--a back that happens to belong to Yosuke, the hottest guy at her school! Unfortunately, Chiaki's attraction to Yosuke is thwarted by her own insecurity and the scheming of other girls--especially her twin sister Sayaka!
2009
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Nana Yazawa, Ai
Nana
When two twenty-year-old women with the same first name meet and become best friends despite their different personalities, they experience a world of music, fashion, sex, gossip, and all-night parties.
2005
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Ooku: The Inner Chambers Yoshinaga, Fumi
Ooku: The Inner Chambers
"In Edo period Japan, a strange new disease called the Red Pox has begun to prey on the country's men. Within eighty years of the first outbreak, the male population has fallen by seventy-five percent. Women have taken on all the roles traditionally granted to men, even that of the Shogun. The men, precious providers of life, are carefully protected. And the most beautiful of the men are sent to serve in the Shogun's Inner Chamber.
2009
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Othello Ikezawa, Satomi
Othello
Yaya's high school friends haven't been very nice. But no matter how badly they act, Yaya is just too naive and trusting to believe the worst of them. Hard-rocking, butt-kicking Nana is just the girl to grab hold of Yaya's timid demeanor and turn it upside down. Nana exposes Yaya's "friends" as slimeballs, doles out punishment, and does it all with style.
2004
Adult Graphic Novel
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AUTHORS
• Aihara, Miki
Honey Hunt
• Akamatsu, Ken
Love Hina
• Arai, Kiyoko
Beauty Pop
• Arikawa, Hiro
Library Wars
• Ashihara, Hinako
Sand Chronicles
• CLAMP, (mangaka group)
Cardcaptor Sakura, Tsubasa, Xxxholic, Chobits
• Hagio, Moto
A Drunken Dream and Other Stories
• Hanasaki, Akira
Oishinbo a la Carte
• Hino, Matsuri
Captive Hearts, Vampire Knight
• Ikezawa, Satomi
Othello, Guru Guru Pon-Chan
• In-Wan, Youn
Deja-Vu
• Iwahara, Yuji
King of Thorn, Cat Paradise
• Kagesaki, Yuna
Chibi Vampire
• Kamio, Yoko
Boys over Flowers
• Kariya, Tetsu
Oishinbo a la Carte
• Kawai, Toko
Loveholic, In the Walnut
• Kim, Tong-Hwa, 1950-
Color Trilogy
• Kio, Shimoku
Genshiken
• Koge Donbo,
Kamichama Karin Chu, Pita-Ten
• Konami, Kanata
Chi
• Mashima, Hiro
Fairy Tail
• Matsumoto, Tomo
Nana, Beauty is the Beast
• Matsushita, Yoko
Descendants of Darkness
• Midorikawa, Yuki
Natsume
• Mitsuba, Takanashi
Devil Does Exist
• Mizuno, Toko
Haruka
• Mizuto, Aqua
Yume Kira Dream Shoppe
• Nakajo, Hisaya
Hana-Kimi, Sugar Princess
• Obata, Takeshi
Bakuman
• Obata, Yuki
We Were There
• Ohba, Tsugumi
Bakuman
• Ono, Natsume
Ristorante Paradiso
• Peach-Pit, (a/k/a Momo no Tane)
Rozen Maiden, Shugo Chara!
• Sakura, Tsukuba
Land of the Blindfolded
• Sakuragi, Yukiya
Inubaka
• Sakurakoji, Kanoko
Black Bird
• Seino, Shizuru
Girl Got Game
• Shiomi, Chika
Rasetsu
• Soryo, Fuyumi
Mars, ES
• Sugisaki, Yukiru
D.N.Angel
• Takaya, Natsuki
Fruits Basket, Phantom Dream
• Takeuchi, Naoko
Sailor Moon
• Tanemura, Arina
Gentlemen's Alliance Cross, Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne
• Taniguchi, Jiro
A Distant Neighborhood
• Tatsumi, Yoshihiro
A Drifting Life
• Tezuka, Osamu
Black Jack, Buddha
• Tobe, Keiko
With the Light
• Tsuda, Mikiyo
Princess Princess
• Ueda, Miwa
Peach Girl, Papillon
• Ueda, Rinko
Stepping on Roses, Tail of the Moon
• Umino, Chika
Honey and Clover
• Watase, Yuu
Arata, Fushigi Yugi, Absolute Boyfriend, Alice
• Yazawa, Ai
Nana, Paradise Kiss
• Yoshizumi, Wataru
Ultra Maniac, Marmalade Boy
• Yuki, Kaori
Godchild, Fairy Cube, Angel Sanctuary