Historical manga

20th Century Boys

20th Century Boys

From here: Growing older is pretty rough and Kenji is finding out just how hard it can be as life starts wearing down on him. On top of trying to make ends meet running a convenience store, he has to care for the niece that his missing sister left in his care. Memories of youth make it easier, until those memories come back to haunt you. Kenji and his old friends are slowly being drawn into a mysterious conspiracy that could threaten the world. Who is the mysterious "friend", and how does he tie into Kenji's youth? Why are there disappearances and deaths tied into Ochanomizu University? The friend's memories hold the keys to the puzzle, but years between cloud the clues. The strange occurances and the reach of the "friend" conspiracy grow by the day. It will all culminate on New Year's Eve 2000. Will Kenji and the rest of the group be able to put together the puzzle and save the world? Note: The last two volumes of the story were serialized under the name 21st Century Boys and are not included here.

Zipang

Zipang

In the year 200X, a Japanese fleet consisting of 3 vessels leave on a mission to South America. After encountering a storm, the ship JDS Mirai find themselves without their escorts and in 1942, traveling towards the island of Midway to face the American fleet in one of largest battles in naval history. The crew of MIrai must decide whether or not to change the course of history by involving itself in WWII.


Zenmon no Tora Koumon no Okami

Zenmon no Tora Koumon no Okami

Lacking in polities, the more than capable Captain Jotetsu was never promoted. One day, while on his mission of conquering the mountain thieves led by Rou (wolf) and Rekko (fiery tiger), the supposed conquerer Jotetsu became the conqueree? (summary taken from Fantasyshrine) NOTE: First 5 chapters done by Desperate Love should be read left to right.

Zusun

Zusun


Y十M

Y十M

From Del Rey: In 17th century Japan, a rebellion in the Aizu territory has been brutally crushed, leaving twenty-one brave warriors dead and most of the nuns of the local convent slaughtered. Now the surviving nuns have sworn to seek revenge.

Ze - Kami no Hon

Ze - Kami no Hon

From Yaoi Is Life: Featuring events such as Genma being immature and making Ryuusei drink more than he can handle, Himi begging Genma until his anger subdues, Asari teasing Shoui, and Waki trepassing into Raizou’s bedroom. This volume contains spin-offs of the -ZE- series. Most of these were created for autograph events and freebies during purchases. There's also a 26-page compilation of never before seen new material! No matter where you open it, this is a -ZE- full of love scenes! ♡

Zion no Koeda

Zion no Koeda

A man of the enemy combatant army, and the Jew who vows to keep him as his prisoner and whore after the war…

Yuuutsu na Asa

Yuuutsu na Asa

After the death of his father, Akihito Kuze became the family head of a viscountcy at the age of 10. A major-domo, Tomoyuki Katsuragi, who has both brains and beauty, takes care of the young master. Katsuragi is talented and very popular in society, but he is cold to Akihito. Does Katsuragi hate Akihito!? Akihito begins to be attracted to Katsuragi and wants to know the reason why Katsuragi is cold to him and…!? A classical romance of a young viscount and a butler.

1- (YUKIMICHI Ouji)

1- (YUKIMICHI Ouji)

Includes: 片喰み / 情操教育/まんもす / 服を脱げ / 服を脱げ② / 博愛/そもそも / あとがき

Yume no Shizuku, Ougon no Torikago

Yume no Shizuku, Ougon no Torikago

From Friendship Scans: Beginning of 16th century, Alexandra was captured by slave traders in Ukraine during one of their many raids. When the traders arrived in Greece to sell the female slaves, a young handsome man named Mateus bought her and promised to give her true freedom. He hired countless teachers, scholars, and palace ladies to train her into the most perfect woman of her time. Mateus's kindness has caused Alexandra to deeply fall in love with him, and she secretly wishes to be his concubine. But cruel fate! Mateus has already promised her to his best friend? Suleiman the Great, Emperor of the Ottoman Empire! Mateus promised Alexandra of true freedom, but where is freedom when she is in another man's harem and can only look at the one she loves from afar? Not willing to endure agony, Alexandra promises herself that one day, she will free both of them from their bird cages, but Mateus is the Grand Vizier, power only second to the Emperor himself. So Alexandra must become the most influential concubine in order to have any hope... which also means, bearing Suleiman's son. However, Suleiman already has a son by another concubine, and this woman is determined to keep her son as the only prince. Hence begins the story of a slave to an empress of the greatest empire of all time, Alexandra, the woman who would one day be known as Roxolana, Empress of the Ottoman Empire.


Yunagi no Machi Sakura no Kuni

Yunagi no Machi Sakura no Kuni

Part 1: Hiroshima, 1955. Ten years after the city was consumed by a scorching flash of light, a woman's soul is still deeply shaken by the earth-shattering explosion that devastated her home and changed her life forever... A family from Hiroshima struggles to come to terms with their survival of the atomic bombing of their city. The protagonist is Minami Hirano, about 20 years of age. Part 2: Set some decades later, the niece of Minami Hirano is bewildered by her father's mysterious disappearances. She and a friend follow him to discover what he is doing. The main theme of this is historic manga concerns the question what impact the war and the atomic bombing had on the most vulnerable. Fumiyo Kôno examines this question in her outstanding book—an award-winning, widely-discussed masterpiece!

Yoshiwara Hana Oboro

Yoshiwara Hana Oboro

From Sweet Indulgent: Hana is a normal teenager who goes to school normally, that is until she gets run over by a car... or did she? Suddenly, she finds herself in a weird place known as the "Red Light District"... in EDO PERIOD?! Trying to find a way to get back to her own time, she somehow gets mistaken for a prostitute and has to escape. Not expecting to be saved by a gentleman, she suddenly ends up in a geisha house.. but then she is bought by the same guy who helped her earlier?!

Yumeyume Onmyouji Kidan

Yumeyume Onmyouji Kidan

From SiH: 1 volume containing two stories about Abe no Seimei, the longer one dealing with a demoness who fell in love with him...

Yuki no Touge Tsurugi no Mai

Yuki no Touge Tsurugi no Mai

The closing stages of Sengoku (Warring States) Japan. A setting commonly explored in Japanese manga through vivid scenes of gory battles, samurai, and feats of bravery, honour, and loyalty. Iwaaki Hitoshi dares to go against the popular grain by not focusing on the 3 famous unifiers, but by depicting stories of a society in transition. Rapidly changing cultural norms and class expectations pit the old versus the young, the war-weary versus the war-mongers, and the parochial versus the foward-thinking. The first story, "Snow Ridge," explores the changing role of samurai and provinces while the second story, "Sword Dance," deals with kendo's evolution from warfare to art.

Yeonmo

Yeonmo

The impossible happens in 15th century Korea. A princess who was disguised as her dead twin brother by her mother became king. Once her true gender is found out, the female king is sentenced to death by drinking a lethal dose of poison. This story details the events of that forgotten king's life.


Yoake no Vampire

Yoake no Vampire

Manga adaptation of the work by Anne Rice

Yume no Yume

Yume no Yume

(From Wingtip Cafe) Two stories: The first is from the Mesopotamians' Gilgamesh Epic, centering around Sdynaza, the woman who brought Enkidu to Uruk city, and Leo, the dream guardian.