The Josei Alphabet: Miscellaneous

Not everything starts with a letter…

#000000 – Ultra Black, written and illustrated by Yoshinori Kisaragi, serialized in Ichijinsha’s Comic Zero-Sum: An orphan is adopted by a mysterious millionaire who employs the boy in finding mysterious and dangerous objects.

&, written and illustrated by Mari (Suppli) Okazaki, serialized in Shodensha’s Feel Young: An inexperienced young woman opens up a nail salon in her spare time and meets a man who may force her to get over to her aversion to being touched.

1/4×1/2®, written and illustrated by Udou Shinohara, serialized in Asahi Sonorama’s Nemuki: A mediocre medium tries to carry on the family tradition with the help of his cat, who remembers a past life of being a dog. They help animals cope with their issues. WANT.

14-sai no Koi, written and illustrated by Fuka Mizutani, serialized in Hakusensha’s Rakuen le Paradis: Two precocious teenagers fall in love; their maturity complicates their sweet, teen-aged relationship. The magazine provenance of this is enough to have me really interested in reading it.

7 Seeds, written and illustrated by Yumi Tamura, originally serialized in Shogakukan’s Betsucomi before moving to Flowers: This one is on a lot of people’s wish list. It’s award-winning science fiction about five young people who are released from cryogenic storage to repopulate the world after catastrophe.

Licensed josei:

  • 07-Ghost, written by Yuki Amemiya and illustrated by Yukino Ichihara, originally serialized in Ichijinsha’s Comic Zero-Sum, partly published in English by Go! Comi.

What start with something other than a letter in your josei alphabet?

Reader recommendations and reminders:

  • 30-kon Miso-com, written and illustrated by Rika Yonezawa, serialized in Kodansha’s Kiss.