At 16, every girl is a mystery, but Mikoto Urabe is in a class by herself. She carries scissors in her underpants, which she conceals. Every day, she takes a nap on her desk. She doesn’t appear to have any pals at all. What occurs when Tsubaki Akira chooses to sneak a sample of Urabe’s saliva when she is fast asleep, however, is unmatched.
There is no going back after that moment, and from that point on, things between Akira and Urabe are never the same. Assisted by their classmates Ueno Kouhei and Oka Ayuko, Akira and Urabe brave the perils of their first-year courtship and the bizarre events that ensue.
10. Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge
One problem with Haimura Kiri is that he is preoccupied with cutting the hair of other people. One day, he runs across the “Hair Queen,” Mushiyanokouji Iwai, who is unable to trim her own hair due to a genetic ailment. As it turns out, the only thing that can cut them is Kiri’s scissor, “Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge.” To his surprise, their chance encounter had started an old murder game in which the “Death Goods,” or cursed killing instruments, were used to assassinate the “Hair Queen.” Are the Killing Goods Owners a threat to Iwai that Kiri can thwart? It’s game time!
9. B-gata H-kei
She goes by the name of Yamada, and she’s just started Takizawa High School. Beautiful on the outside, she hides a major flaw: she dislikes the appearance of her vagina and is quite embarrassed by it.
Even though she’d want to have sexual relations with a hundred guys, she’s afraid that an experienced partner will make fun of her vagina or point out that she’s a virgin. To smooth the transition to more experienced partners she finds the solution in Kosuda Takashi, a fellow virgin.
One problem: Yamada has no knowledge of sex or the old art of seduction, which means her quest to conquer Kosuda will be difficult.
8. Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!
It appears that Yuta Togashi has an issue. A “chunibyo,” one of the millions of Japanese students who are so desperate to stand out that they’ve practically convinced themselves that they possess secret information and hidden talents, is what he used to be before becoming an adult. In any case, he’s resolved to set his fantasies aside and confront reality now that he’s in high school! Unfortunately, his next-door neighbor, Rikka Takanashi, is also prone to hallucinations. And she’s well aware of his previous transgressions.
7. Aku no Hana
He’s a bookworm, and he has a special fondness for Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs de Mal. Saeki Nanako, a student at his school, is his muse and Venus, and he admires her from afar. His copy of Les Fleurs du Mal was accidentally left behind in the classroom and he returns to retrieve it by himself. Saeki’s gym uniform is also found in the classroom. He steals it on a hunch.
Saeki’s uniform was stolen by “some pervert,” and Kasuga is dying with humiliation and guilt. He was also observed by Nakamura, the class’s odd and aloof female student. However, instead of exposing that it was he, she exploits her insight into his peculiar nature to gain control over his life. Despite Nakamura’s interference and his dark secret, will Kasuga be able to become close to Saeki? So, what precisely does Nakamura have in mind for him?
6. High Score Girl
In 1991, during the height of the 2D fighting game craze, the “90s arcade romantic comedy” is born. As a sixth-grader, Haruo is so engrossed in an arcade in a sleazy neighborhood that he is completely unaware of what is going on in the world around him. Akira, a female student with outstanding grades and a lot of money, happens to be at the arcade where he usually goes on a regular basis. Despite the fact that she appears out of place at the arcade, she is an accomplished gamer. A chance encounter between Akira and Haruo in Street Fighter II leads to a blossoming romance between the two.
Third-year high school girl Koyomi Araragi survives a vampire attack thanks to Meme Oshino, a weird man who lives in an abandoned building. Superhuman healing skills and heightened vision remain after being saved from vampirism and returning to the human world. Whatever the case may be, Tsubasa Hanekawa, the class president, helps Araragi pretend to be a normal student.
At first, the youngster is baffled by the girl’s weightlessness when she falls down the steps and is grabbed by him. Senjougahara protests, but Araragi insists on helping her, even if it means turning to Oshino, the man who rescued him out of a similar situation earlier.
Bakemonogatari follows Araragi as he tries to help those who are afflicted by supernatural ailments through a series of stories involving demons and gods.
4. Kimi ni Todoke
Kuronuma Sawako’s classmates have no idea what she’s like. Her soft-spoken tone is frequently misinterpreted as a sign of malice. Because of her likeness to the ghost girl from “The Ring,” she has been dubbed “Sadako” by her classmates because of this. Sawako is drawn to Kazehaya Shouta, the school’s most popular guy, because of her desire to make new friends and lead a regular life, and his “100 percent refreshing” nature. Kazehaya’s conversation with Sawako gives Sawako optimism that she can finally have the friendships she’s always wanted to have. Maybe… just maybe, she’ll find love in the near future.
3. Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou
A ridiculously absurd and extremely funny mystery. To Harumi Kazuhito, Natsuno Kirihime is more than just an author; she’s an inspiration. He runs across Kirihime one day as she is going to be shot by a thief in a cafe. He tries to defend her but ends up being the one to die. He is reincarnated as a dachshund dog thanks to the mystical powers of a bookworm. Kazuhito writhes in agony as a nasty woman with scissors offers him assistance in his bookless existence. In fact, she’s Kirihime in her own right.
2. Tasogare Otome x Amnesia
In the basement of the old school building, Yuuko, a young woman who inexplicably died, has been haunting Seikyou Private Academy for the past 60 years. She is known as the “Ghost of Yuuko.” Having no recollection of her life or death, Yuuko sets up and leads the Paranormal Investigations Club in order to find out what happened to her and her family.
They immediately become friends after an accidental encounter and Teiichi, who is able to see the funny spirit, tries to aid her. Together with Yuuko’s cousin Kirie Kanoe and nave second-year Momoe Okonogi, they dive into the fabled school’s infamous Seven Mysteries. Tasogare Otome x Amnesia follows the story of a group of students who work together to uncover the mystery of Yuuko’s death while uncovering the school’s paranormal activities.
1. Arakawa Under the Bridge
The affluent businessman’s son, Kou Ichinomiya, is self-assured about his privileged upbringing. After an encounter with some mischievous teenagers on Arakawa Bridge, where he ended himself plunging into the river running underneath, he was determined to avoid any kind of financial obligation. In the end, he is saved by a stranger—but he now owes this stranger his life!
Kou is furious and vows to repay her, but this may be the worst deal the conceited entrepreneur has ever offered him. In a cardboard box under the bridge, Nino, a stoic, tracksuit-clad homeless girl, aspires to one thing: to find a partner and get married. With no other option, she forces Kou to leave his cozy home and embark on a new chapter under the bridge.