Ever since he was small, Kai has been playing an abandoned piano in the middle of the forest – one which doesn’t play for anyone else. Shuhei, a new classmate, is the son of a famous pianist who aims to follow in his father’s footsteps. United by the piano in the forest, their paths intertwine.
In order to help her family, Tsugumi has agreed to marry a man of her father’s choosing whom she has never met. However, before this can happen, Tsugumi’s younger brother tries to commit suicide. The reason: he had in his possession a cursed book that has a strong emotional effect on whoever reads it. Tsugumi is then introduced to the Imperial Library Intelligence Asset Management Bureau, otherwise known as Fukurou, whose job it is to hunt down such cursed tomes.
Taikobo, a young man whose clan was wiped out by a beautiful, ageless demon, is charged with hunting down and sealing all immortals living in the human world.
Two middle school students, Nishikata and Takagi, are clearly in love and demonstrate their affection by playing tricks on each other during class. That’s it.
High school boy Kouta Hasegawa has a love of Sanrio characters, but was bullied as a child for his ‘girly’ tastes and is now too ashamed to display his love openly. Feeling as though he is missing out on something important in life, he nonetheless goes about his high school days as usual – that is until he bumps into a popular group of boys with a similar affection for Sanrio characters, at least one of whom is entirely honest about his hobby.
In August of 2016, I bid farewell to Japan for what I thought would be a long time. I had lived there for four good years and so as you’d expect, it was an emotional leave-taking. That said, I was leaving for good reason – to expand my job horizons and my life experiences by…