Beastars, Volume 1 by Paru Itagaki

Beastars, Vol. 1 by Paru Itagaki

At this high school, instead of jocks and nerds, the students are divided into predators and prey. At a high school where the students are literally divided into predators and prey, it’s personal relationships that maintain the fragile peace. Who among them is a Beastar—an academic and social role model destined to become a leader in a society naturally rife with mistrust?

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Slut-shaming
  • Physical assault

Blood on the Tracks, Volume One by Shuzo Oshimi

Blood on the Tracks, Vol. 1 by Shuzo Oshimi

Seiichi’s mother loves him very much, and his days pass with placid regularity. School, friends, even the attention of his attractive classmate Fukiishi.
Until one terrible summer day, that all changes…

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Paedophilia
  • Incest
  • Panic attack
  • Death of a child
  • Animal death
  • Bullying
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Shino Can’t Say Her Name by Shuzo Oshimi

Shino Can’t Say Her Name by Shuzo Oshimi

High school can be a stressful time for many young people. The change means a new commute, new friends, new courses, and new teachers. For Shino Oshima the change could have meant an opportunity to blossom into adulthood. Unfortunately, things go wrong on her first day – she fails to even say her name during her homeroom introduction. From then on Shino is a part-mute part-stuttering mess. Ostracized and afraid she struggles to find her place in this new world… But thankfully for her, she finds her voice through music and some unexpected new frienemies.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Bullying
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I Had That Same Dream Again by Yoru Sumino

I Had That Same Dream Again by Yoru Sumino

An unhappy girl who engages in self-harm, a high schooler ostracized by her classmates, and an old woman looking to live out her twilight years in peace–what could three such different people have in common? That’s what grade schooler Nanoka Koyanagi is trying to find out. Assigned by her teacher to define what “happiness” means to her, Nanoka tries to find her place in the world by exploring her relationships with these three strangers, and through them, comes to know herself.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Self-harm (cutting)
  • Bullying
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Wave, Listen to Me, Volume One by Hiroaki Samura

Wave, Listen to Me!, Vol. 1 by Hiroaki Samura

The stage is Sapporo, Hokkaido. One night, our heroine, Minare Koda, spills her heartbroken woes to a radio station worker she meets while out drinking one night. The next day, she hears a recording of her pitiful grumbling being played live over the air. Minare storms into the station in a rage, only to then be duped by the station director into doing an impromptu talk show explaining her harsh dialogue. With just one recording, the many eccentric facets of Minare’s life begin to pull every which direction as she falls ever deeper into the world of radio. Wave, listen to me!

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Outing

Boys Run the Riot, Volume One by Keito Gaku

Boys Run the Riot, Vol. 1 by Keito Gaku

High schooler Ryo knows he’s transgender, but he doesn’t have anyone to confide in about the confusion he feels. He can’t tell his best friend, who he’s secretly got a crush on, and he can’t tell his mom, who’s constantly asking why Ryo “dresses like a boy.” He certainly can’t tell Jin, the new transfer student who looks like just another bully… The only time Ryo feels at ease is when he’s wearing his favourite clothes. Then, and only then, the world melts away, and he can be his true self. One day, while out shopping, Ryo sees someone he didn’t expect: Jin. The kid… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Homomisia
  • Transmisia
  • Misgendering
  • Gender dysphoria
  • Misogyny
  • Drug use
  • Blood depiction
  • Bullying
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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 1—Phantom Blood, Vol. 3 by Hirohiko Araki

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Part 1: Phantom Blood, Vol. 3 by Hirohiko Araki

The conclusion of the Phantom Blood Arc! Jonathan Joestar and his mentor Zeppelli continue their pursuit of the villainous vampire, Dio! But to get to him, they must first face down his murderous henchmen! In battle after bloody battle, JoJo and Zeppelli are pushed to their limits and beyond!

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Body horror
  • Dismemberment
  • Arson
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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Part 1: Phantom Blood, Vol. 2 by Hirohiko Araki

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 1—Phantom Blood, Vol. 2 by Hirohiko Araki

As if Dio wasn’t diabolical enough, now he’s an immortal vampire with incredible strength! But Jonathan Joestar’s not one to back down, even when it seems like victory is impossible! It’s a classic battle! Good versus evil! Grit and determination against power and arrogance! Who will win?! 

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Body horror
  • Arson
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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Part 1: Phantom Blood, Vol. 1 by Hirohiko Araki

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Part 1: Phantom Blood, Vol. 1 by Hirohiko Araki

Young Jonathan Joestar’s life is forever changed when he meets his new adopted brother, Dio. For some reason, Dio has a smouldering grudge against him and derives pleasure from seeing him suffer. But every man has his limits, as Dio finds out. This is the beginning of a long and hateful relationship!

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Bullying
  • Animal abuse
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Nineteen & Twenty-One by Yohan

Nineteen & Twenty-One, Vol. 1 by Yohan

A 19-year-old boy, Dong-hui, who still wants to stay as a kid.
A 21-year-old girl, Yuni, who became an adult still doesn’t feel like one. They met each other through street cats and share their precious things.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Depression
  • Death of a cat