Cousin

Tsubomi Shirakawa, 18 years old, has graduated from high school, but while her circle of friends have already found jobs or started college, she has decided to become a “Freeter,” and begins part-timing at a local rental video store. Meanwhile, she finds out that her cousin Noni, whom she has not met from as long as she can remember, has debuted in show business.┬áTsubomi may have a chubby figure but was uninterested in beauty of figure or form. However that is about to change when, a coworker, Shiro, brings her to visit a bar where she falls in love with the owner, Nasukawa.

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DOLL: IC in a Doll

In these haunting tales, Dolls– human-like androids– have an uncanny way of working themselves into the lives of their masters.…

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Tomodachi no Hanashi

Eiko is something of a plain Jane and a doormat, while her best friend Moe is a head-turning beauty. Despite their differences, their friendship is as strong as ever. Guys are always asking Moe out, but her answer is invariably “Only if you promise to put Eiko before me.”

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Dear Friends: Rina & Maki

There’s the affectionless father and the overly affectionate mother, and then there’s the beautiful 18 year old high schooler Rina. “Friends are just meant to be used,” is what Rina says when she is caught having sex with her friend’s boyfriend. Rina has such a low opinion of friends, but when she is hospitalized her classmate from elementary school, Maki, appears before her, wanting to continue their free-of-charge friendship from long ago. In this day and age, just what is the meaning of friendship? A tale of friendship based on a true story, as retold by Yoshi.

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