Mochizuki Minetarou 望月峯太郎

[born: ? ; bloodtype: ?]

Ocha no Ma
serialized on Mr. Magazine,
3 volumes @ Y500
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No Synopsis.

4 volumes @ Y500
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No Synopsis.

Doragon Heddo [Dragon Head]
serialized on Young Magazine,
10 volumes @ Y541
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Teru awakens in the remnants of a Shinkansen crash. He tries to find his way out of the wreck and discovers that the train has collided in the tunnel that had collapsed. With two other people, he tries to survive in the tunnel. Was this the consequence of an earthquake or is there more going on? This is a very intense and fast-paced series which resembles Akira. The author reveals the mystery slowly, but with every revelation there are new questions which keeps the tension going on. {PVH}

"Returning home after a class trip, Teru Aoki takes the most frightening ride of his life aboard the shinkansen. Inside a mountain tunnel, the train runs off the tracks, killing nearly everyone aboard. In his horror at seeing so many of his classmates and teachers dead before his eyes, Teru finds one of his classmates-Ako Seto-tugging on his leg, despite her being barely conscious. Nobuo Takahashi, another classmate, has also survived the disaster but has emerged, somewhat deranged, as a "Master of the Darkness." When Ako finally regains her strength, Teru and Ako attempt to travel home but instead must dodge Nobuo and his spear. Eventually, Teru and Ako begin their long and lonely journey home - and their quest to figure out exactly what happened that afternoon in the mountain pass." {020}

A 15 hundred million yen live action film is been produced in 2003. The daughter of the famous Japanese singer Seiko Matsuda, 16 year-old Sayaka will make her feature film debut in this movie. Also, starring in the movie is 21 year-old rising star Satoshi Tsumabuki. Tsumabuki was nominated for the 2001 Japan Academy Awards' best newcomer category for his performance in the hit sports-comedy Waterboys. (akadot) See also:

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Zashikionna [Phantom Stalker Woman]
serialized on Young Magazine,
1 volume @ Y?
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One night, mild-mannered college student, Hiroshi Mori, bumps into a woman visiting his next-door neighbor. A large, creepy woman, she has long hair, wears a coat and carries shopping bags in both hands. He had never seen her before. But then, without warning, the woman starts stalking Hiroshi, shifting her attention from his next-door neighbor whom she had been visiting to Hiroshi himself. Who is she and what is she after? Originally published in 1993 - before the term "stalker" was acknowledged in Japanese society, this well-written horror manga is about a young man pursued by a mystery woman. Serialized for just ten weeks, this short, single-volume manga unusually become a hit bestseller, selling a staggering 400,000 copies. Regularly chosen as "the scariest manga ever" in magazine horror specials. {020}

Zutto Saki no Hanashi [Tales of the Mind]
short story collection
serialized on Young Magazine,
1 volume @ Y?
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Tobio is a weakling who suddenly turns into a powerhouse through his adventures in a bizarre world. This is a popular psychedelic adventure-fantasy depicted in full color.
Lyrical Robot: This was a short work made especially for the AKIRA Movie Book (1988), and is a remake of that work. An extremely bizarre SF story. Included in this volume are other rare masterpieces as well, among them "True Love," "Summer of Love" and "I'll Punch You." {020}

Samehada-otoko to Momojiri-onna [A Shark-skinned Boy and a Peach-bottomed Girl]
1 volume @ Y?
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Toshiko Momojiri - an ordinary kind of girl - falls in love with Kuroo Samehada, a gangster who is on the run after stealing the mob's loot. Toshiko, too, is on the run from a weird uncle. This is the story of two fugitives who meet and fall in love amid violence and gunfire. Artist, Minetaro Mochizuki, has succeeded in adding a light, trendy touch to this all-action manga. Originally serialized in MISTER MAGAZINE (1993) as "Daisharin" (Big Wheel), the current title was adopted when it was published in book form. Katsuo Ishii's 1999 movie adaptation, starring Tadanobu Asano, was also a major hit. {020}

Bataashi Kingyo
serialized on Young Magazine,
6 volumes @ Y485
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A high school boy, Kaoru, joins the swimming club to attract an attention of his class mate, Sonoko. But this motivation doesn't help him to become a good swimmer of course. He gets more nervous, because Sonoko runs away and he keeps losing races. Meanwhile, Onibaba, the old manager of the training center, comes to coach him. Can Kaoru win a race and the love of Sonoko finally? A black comedy of the chaotic behavior of a simple minded and bad-tempered bluff boy. The artwork is curious. It isn't realistic by any means. Characters and backgrounds are symbolized as drawn by carelessly simple lines. However, the sense of simplification is extremely good. The human body has a solid skeleton, and length and thickness of limbs are accurate. The accuracy in ratio is kept from houses and motor cycles to various small goods. I don't think this kind of style can be acquired through training. It's merely the writer's talent.
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