There are many perils in this desert world. Countries war and enslave, goblins prey on humans, monsters and magic run amok, and - most critically - wells run dry. Those desperate for water may undertake an ancient water prayer ritual, a grueling journey to beg the aid of Kahaku, the god of water. These are the various stories of people from all walks of life, each driven by their need to survive in that world and save the ones they love. Sometimes, these desperate souls cross paths with a pair of travelers, En and Linghua, who help them on their journey. A series of interconnected oneshots, each volume with a different title. Volume 1: Kishibe no Uta (2002) Volume 2: Kumo o Koroshita Otoko (2005) Volume 3: Touzoku no Mizusashi (2007) Volume 4: Akumujou no Aruji (2009) Volume 5: Tabibito no Ki (2011) Volume 6: Kageboushi-tachi no Shima (2012) Volume 7: Kita no Ouji to Minami no Sakana (2015) Volume 8: Kareno no Hanayome (2016) Volume 9: Tsukikage no Chōjō (2018) Web chapters: http://comip.jp/spinel/works/kishibenouta/ Note: A bunko version of this series titled simply "Kishibe no Uta" volume 1, etc, is being released. The 3 bunko volumes published to date contain the contents of the original volumes 1-5.
Year 185, Commode emperor, cruel and thirst for blood, led Rome to its ruin. Instead of governing he prefers fighting in the arena. For, Marcia, his concubine, Rome has lost what has made its pride : Virtus Desperate, she ask a witch for help. With magic, she casts a group of prisonners from the modern japanese era.
The era warring states are over! With the accession of the one true emperor of China, peace has finally arrived.But as time passes the Emperor starts to realize his own mortality. In his act of desperation for immortality, the emperor invites the dark sects to his court. Our MC sacrifices himself to the emperor’s whims in order to save his family from a fate worse than death.What happens next we will soon find out.
- Chap 1 (7 months ago)
Under the Rose contains two stories: Winter's Tale (Fuyu no Monogatari): In the late 19th century England, Grace King was the daughter of a declined Marquis and also the mistress of Count Arthur Roland. After her mysterious death, her sons Linus and Lawrence were taken under custody of their father Earl Roland, who has a sick wife Anna and other children. Linus deeply suspects that the Roland family was involved in the death of his mother and thus begins his lonely investigation. Spring's Paean (Haru no Sanka): Rachel Brennan was hired by the Roland family as the governess for the children. The children, except the second son William, gradually began to like her. Will William also open up to Rachel too with her efforts?
- Chap 1 Leaving The Sea (7 months ago)
Being called "Sensei" all the time and having to act worthy of it was too heavy a burden to bear, so I fled to my home town. But amidst the nostalgic scenery, a mysterious man appeared before me...
As the grandmaster who founded the Demonic Sect, Wei WuXian roamed the world in his wanton ways, hated by millions for the chaos he created. In the end, he was back-stabbed by his dearest shidi and killed by powerful clans that combined to overpower him. He incarnates into the body of a lunatic who was abandoned by his clan and is later, unwillingly, taken away by a famous cultivator among the clans—Lan WangJi, his archenemy. This marks the start of a thrilling yet hilarious journey of attacking monsters, solving mysteries, and raising children. From the mutual flirtation along the way, Wei WuXian slowly realizes that Lan WangJi, a seemingly haughty and indifferent poker-face, holds more feelings for Wei WuXian than he is letting on.
One's life can be changed in a brace of shakes. And little Asahi is unlucky in that: she suddenly finds herself in a strange world where people worship the mysterious water god. The girl is sure that the whole story about gods is just a mere fable but... why and whom is she sacrifiсed to?
By ZnF: An encounter between a kitsune who runs an udon stall and a man who sells tofu. When the man compliments the deliciousness of the udon, the stall owner is so ecstatic that the tail he was hiding pops out in "The Kitsune's Udon." Additionally, there are four other illustrated tales with tengu, dragons and the likeーtales of relationships between ayakashi and humans.
- Chap 1 (8 months ago)
Gabimaru the Empty, a former ninja assassin known feared as a heartless husk of a man, spends his days on death row wondering when an executioner skilled enough to so much as harm him will arrive, as he thinks nothing of seeing an end to his meaningless existence... Or so he thought. Then the lady executioner, Asaemon the Beheader, rekindles his hope with an astounding proposition. If he ever wishes to see his beloved wife again, he is, under the auspices of the shogunate, to embark on a perilous voyage to the mysterious mystic island said to house the elixir of immortality. Should he be the one among many rival death-row fiends and scoundrels to find the elixir, he'll earn a full exoneration, and, more importantly, a chance at an ordinary married life with the light of his life--the woman who made the world seem not so ugly. What awaits them is a journey like no other!
Otaku Xiaxi committed suicide because a guy in a game exposed her true identity. However, she didn't die and instead time-traveled to a game with countless handsome men. Prepare to see how an otaku transforms into a beautiful goddess!
- Chap 1 (11 months ago)