This page lists our library's collection of selected short stories. Unlike other mangas we have in our collection, these only include one or two volumes. As for the levels of each of these mangas, "Ryoko Yamagishi's Special Selection" is the only manga that includes some furigana (hiragana above the kanjis). As for the content, "Boku no Egaita Sensou" by Tezuka Osamu and the two mangas by Takahashi Rumiko might be easier to follow along.
A stray cat, Heizō Endō, wanders through the town every night, looking for those who shed tears. He listen to their story, laugh together, encourage them and sometimes be cheered by them. Originally created for Twitter, each episode completes in one page, 8 pictures. Latest episodes are available here. The story is heartwarming, but it may be challenging since all texts are handwritten and dialogue includes dialects. The latest episodes are available here.
Hagio Moto's adaptation of the short stories by Ray Bradbury. "R is for rocket," "The screaming woman," "The fog horn," "The lake," "Come into my cellar," "Home coming," "Jack in the box," and "The rocket man."
The series is formatted in a four-cell manga or "yonkoma manga." The story follows a family of four, the Tachibana family, in their everyday life. The plot often ends within the four-cells, so you can pick up any episode. The text is supplemented with furigana, so it is easy to read kanji characters. (Comedy)
Collection of eleven folk-tale like short stories, created by Kondo Yoko. "Tasogare no ichi" is the market in the world after death where the dead exchanges their properties. Occasionally those who are hovering between life and death also stray into this market.
These two manga books are collections of short stories by Takahashi Rumiko, the manga artist known for "Inuyasha" and "Ramna 1/2". Both books includes six short stories. (Comedy, Action)
Kuze Banko became really popular with her essay comic in which she tells her experiences when she was working for a bookstore. In this comic essay, she picks up famous novelists and presents their well-known works, which everyone knows the title or plots only. This is entertaining, but the text, which does not provide furigana, may be challenging to read. The second season, which presents famous Western novels, is published online.