Drama (1560)

Plot-driven stories focused on realistic characters experiencing human struggle. Because drama stories ask the question of what it means to be human, the conflict and emotions will be relatable, even if the settings or characters themselves are not. Here, you will see humanity at its worst, its best, and everything in between. Simply having a serious tone, dramatic moments, or evoking tears does not equal Drama. If the narrative focuses on eliciting emotional reactions rather than on characterization, then it is melodrama and not Drama. Slice of Life and Drama are incompatible by definition.

Blue Nathanael

Inariya, Fusanosuke 2023
An injured soldier on an alien world is rescued/captured by a soldier from the other side of the conflict. A beautiful, 40 page original doujinshi by Inariya-sensei.

(Source: Choutomaraseru)
Mar 4, 2007 | 1 chp | Publishing

Macross: My Fair Minmay ~ Dreaming Prelude

2023
Focusing on the character of Lynn Minmay, this a book of scripts covering the period from episode 8 to episode 12 of Super Dimension Fortress Macross.
Apr 30, 1983 | 5 chp | Publishing

Suiiki

Urushibara, Yuki 2023
In the midst of a blazing hot summer beset by water shortages, middle-school girl Chinami faints from heat exhaustion. Upon waking up, she finds herself in a mysterious town by a beautifully pristine river whose waters hide many secrets...
(Source: Hox)
Nov 25, 2009 to Oct 25, 2010 | 12 chp | Publishing

Burning Hell: Kami no Kuni

Yoon, In-WanYang, Kyung-il 2023
There is an island where both Japan and Korea unload their most dangerous and violent criminals. It's said that the island has become hell on earth, and anyone left alive there have become demons. The latest drop-off at the island is a very strong, very violent murderer. Will he be able to overcome whatever he might find on this hell island?

(Source: MangaHelpers)
Jun 16, 2008 to Jul 14, 2008 | 4 chp | Publishing

Trace

2023
The story set in the contemporary South Korea. Some 30 years ago, unidentified creatures appeared out of nowhere and have attacked people. They have caused massive destruction wherever they go. The monsters are called "Trouble," and get the world have fallen into chaos. Along with the first appearance of the "Troubles," some number of humans were born with or acquired supernatural abilities. These mutants called "Trace" are the only ones who can fight off the "Trouble." The "Trace" are also considered freaks and generally shunned by the community because some of them misused the powers for their own interest.

The plot revolves around two main characters. Sah Gang-kwon, a high school student born as a "Trace" who attempts to hide his ability. The other is Kim Yun-Seong, who acquired his "Trace" abilities during his early 30s. Soon after the acquisition, his wife and daughter were taken away from him for experimental purposes.

(Source: Wikipedia)
Apr 3, 2007 to Feb 13, 2009 | 177 chp | Publishing

L♥DK

Watanabe, Ayu 2023
When her parents need to move to another city for work, Aoi Nishimori decides to stay behind and starts living in an apartment on her own. Unexpectedly, she discovers that her next-door neighbor is Shuusei Kugayama, the "prince" in her high school who turns down anyone who confesses to him—including her best friend, Moe Shibuya. Aoi angrily confronts Shuusei for rejecting Moe; things quickly get heated, with Shuusei calling Aoi an eyesore, leaving her disappointed in the so-called "prince."

To make things worse, Aoi's clumsiness renders Shuusei’s apartment unlivable and the two have to live together in Aoi's apartment as a temporary solution. However, Aoi gets to know Shuusei better while living under the same roof and begins to realize that he is not the cold-hearted, despicable person she initially thought.

[Written by Animeranku Rewrite]
Feb 13, 2009 to Aug 12, 2017 | 98 chp | Publishing

Umineko no Naku Koro ni Episode X: Rokkenjima of Higurashi C...

Ryukishi07Hiiro, Yuki 2023
A cross-over series featuring the cast from the Higurashi no Naku Koro ni series.
Jan 26, 2009 to Feb 23, 2011 | chp | Publishing

Silver

Fujita, Kazuko 2023
Geraldine Francis is the innocent daughter of a wealthy aristocrat. Being sheltered all her life, she is oblivious to her cousin Charles' true intentions when he lures her in and makes her fall hopelessly in love with him. It is only after the murder of her father that she realizes his love was nothing but love for the money and the land that came with her name. She vows revenge, and she throws away her past in order to become "Silver," the perfect woman. With a new face, and a new lease on life, she will turn the tables on the man whom she once loved so that this time, it is he who will be left with nothing.

(Source: JShoujo Scans)
Nov 20, 2000 to 2002 | 61 chp | Publishing

Durarara!!

Narita, RyohgoYasuda, Suzuhito 2023
Mikado Ryuugamine is a young boy who craves the abnormal and supernatural, but his quiet life in the countryside offers no opportunity for adventure. With some encouragement from a childhood friend, Mikado moves to Ikebukuro, a lively downtown district in Tokyo. However, the naïve boy may be in for a lot more than he bargained for.

Ikebukuro is home to a host of strange individuals, such as a monster of a man dressed in a bartender's outfit, a sadist who sells information for fun, and an underground doctor with an odd infatuation. But the most unusual of them all is the legendary "Black Rider," a headless being who silently rides through the night on a pitch-black motorcycle. When Mikado witnesses this urban legend on his first night in the city, his initial excitement triggers a thrilling but deadly sequence of events, affecting numerous others throughout the city.

[Written by Animeranku Rewrite]
Apr 10, 2004 to Jan 10, 2014 | 89 chp | Publishing

Kuroi FubukiBlack Blizzard

Tatsumi, Yoshihiro 2023
Susumu Yamaji, a twenty-four-year-old pianist, is arrested for murder and ends up handcuffed to a career criminal on the train that will take them to prison. An avalanche derails the train and the criminal takes the opportunity to escape, dragging a reluctant Susumu with him into the blizzard raging outside. They flee into the mountains to an abandoned ranger station, where they take shelter from the storm. As they sit around the fire they built, Susumu relates how love drove him to become a murderer. A cinematic adventure story, Black Blizzard uncovers an unlikely love story and an even unlikelier friendship.

(Source: Same Hat!)
Oct 1956 | 1 chp | Publishing

Gakkou no Sensei

Matsumoto, Kazura 2023
In the morning of his first day of work, novice teacher Tada Atsushi got into trouble with the principal... and he got fired immediately! On the day that he was finally appointed to another position, he encounters a little boy with round eyes on a snowy mountain road. The little boy shows him the way to his new school, but no matter how he looks at it, the school seems weird?! What exactly is waiting for Atsushi here?!

(Source: Aerandria Scans)
Dec 4, 2002 to Mar 14, 2013 | 64 chp | Publishing

Himitsu no Ai-chan

Kaori 2023
Aiko "Ai" Kasumi is an athletic, tomboyish member of her school's basketball club. She is very popular among the girls and can even outplay the boys' team, with the exception of one person—Leo Amano. His skills on the court are only matched by one thing: his popularity. Envious, Ai proclaims him as her rival, and every day after practice, they compare the number of love letters they each received, which always results in her loss.

In need of workers, Ai's brother employs her at his maid cafe called "Spica." Since she does not appear girlish enough, her appearance is changed with a wig and some makeup. One day, Leo visits the cafe with other members of the boys' team. Worried that they will see through her disguise, she tries to hide, inadvertently spilling drinks on Leo. As she is cleaning up after her mistake, suddenly, Leo asks to go on a date with her. After thinking about it, she eagerly comes up with a plan for revenge—she will make him fall in love with her and then dump him.

[Written by Animeranku Rewrite]
Included one-shots:
Volume 1: Tenohira no...
Volume 4: 18 made ni Shitai xx na Koto!
Volume 15: Yadogiri no Shita de Bokura wa Kiss wo Suru, Koisuru Tantei
Jul 24, 2009 to Sep 24, 2014 | 73 chp | Publishing

Young Gun Carnaval

Fukami, MakotoSatou, Yuuko 2023
High school student Jinpachi Kogure is a member of the manga club and is no good with women. Yumika Testuyoshi is a troubled female high school student who's always skipping school and searching for a girl she doesn't hate. However, these two are in reality young masters of the art of killing people: "Young Guns"----!
(Source: AnimeSigma)
Jun 3, 2008 to Feb 22, 2011 | 23 chp | Publishing

We Can Fly!

2023
In an attempt to end his tedious and pointless everyday existence, high school student Sei threw himself off of a roof. Instead of falling to his death, he found himself transported to a different world, where all people had wings. During the public's general shock at the arrival of a wingless man, Sei is rescued by a black-winged girl named Sakura, who lives with a community of citizens with inferior wings.
(Source: MU)
Sep 29, 2009 | 1 chp | Publishing

Choujikuu Yousai Macross: The FirstSuper Dimensional Fortres...

Mikimoto, Haruhiko 2023
After a mysterious spaceship crashes into Earth, humanity realizes that they are not alone. Fearing a potential threat from space, the world pushes aside their nationalism, conflicting interests, and cultural differences, unifying under the banner of the United Nations. The newly formed UN forces decide to repurpose the alien spacecraft, naming it SDF-1 Macross. Unfortunately, on the day of its maiden voyage, a fleet of spaceships belonging to a race of aliens known as Zentradi descend upon Earth, and the SDF-1 Macross, acting of its own accord, shoots down the incoming squadron, sparking an intergalactic war.

In an attempt to escape, the Macross tries to launch itself into the Moon's orbit, but the ship—as well as the city was in—is teleported to the far reaches of space. Caught up in the mess are Hikaru Ichijou, a free-spirited acrobatic pilot, and Minmay Lynn, an aspiring idol. Together, alongside Macross's bridge officer Misa Hayase, they experience an epic journey rife with grief and drama as they begin their trek back to Earth, facing with the cruelties of war along the way.

[Written by Animeranku Rewrite]
Jan 26, 2009 to Apr 29, 2014 | 28 chp | Publishing

Kentou Ankokuden Cestvs

2023
Cestus, a young slave, fighting for his freedom as a bare knuckle gladiator studying under a legendary gladiator who fought and drawed with the head of the imperial guards in the Roman era.
Nov 28, 1997 to Mar 13, 2009 | 154 chp | Publishing

Kansen Rettou

Kakizaki, Masasumi 2023
On January 3, 2011, ER doctor Matsuoka Tsuyoshi examines a patient presenting influenza symptoms. The next day, the patient dies from multiple-organ failure, followed by others who had shown the same symptoms. As the death toll rises, even the high-tech Japanese are at a loss over how to check the further spread of the deadly virus.
2008 | 7 chp | Publishing

Kachou Shima Kousaku

Hirokane, Kenshi 2023
Kosaku Shima depicts the life of Kosaku Shima, a salaryman, a Japanese white-collar worker who devotes his life to his company.

At the start of the long-running series, Shima Kosaku is a kachou, or section chief, of a huge conglomerate, Hatsushiba Electric. He is later promoted to buchou (division chief) and eventually promoted to manager and executive-director, and with each promotion the title of the series changed as well. He is now promoted to the president of Hatsushiba Electric.

The fictional conglomerate is modeled after Panasonic, or Matsushita Electric, where Hirokane worked before and is highly accurate in its portrayal of Japanese corporate culture.

(Source: Wikipedia)
1983 to 1992 | 176 chp | Publishing

QP

Takahashi, Hiroshi 2023
After a four-year absence, Ishida Kotori (QP) returns to the city where even his face instills fear amongst the locals. Trying desperately to move away from his once violent past and live an honest life, former classmate and now high profile gang member, Azuma Ryou, has other plans for QP's future...

(Source: MU)
1999 to 2001 | 54 chp | Publishing

Innocents Shounen Juujigun

Furuya, Usamaru 2023
A group of thirteen boys join the children's crusades of 1212. Violence ensues.
Nov 5, 2007 to Nov 5, 2011 | 25 chp | Publishing

Aiiro Shinwa

Yamato, Waki 2023
Nakaaki Keiko and Mimasaka Kousuke met when they were only 16 years old in high school. Keiko was the student council vice president and top of her class. Kousuke had been expelled from his previous school and spent most of his time making films. This story chronicles the lives of these two seemingly dissimilar friends over a span of 10 years, weaving a poignant tale of misconnections and missed opportunities in a pursuit to find their true selves.
1980 | 4 chp | Publishing

Black Jack Alive

Tezuka, OsamuTaguchi, Masayuki 2023
Using Tezuka's characters, the very best artists were allowed to let loose and adapt his characters into short stories. (m-u)
2005 to ? | 22 chp | Publishing

Ability Shop

Tashiro, Tetsuya 2023
Toshiki is a kid who isn't really good at anything. He happens upon the "Ability Shop" where you can buy abilities in exchange for the years of your life. Toshiki rapidly changes his reputation at school, becoming a guy who can do everything well! Despite his successes, he may soon learn that there are some things that can't be gained through power alone.
(Source: tethysdust)
Dec 25, 2008 | 1 chp | Publishing

Hanakage no KiokuFlower Shadow's Memory

Mieno, Saori 2023
Arthur and Laurent were childhood friends that grew up together, but they had the difference of a noble and servant status. As they grew older, they came to understand the difference in their stations. Although both of them have affections for each other, such feelings could not be accepted...

(Source: Bliss & Nakama)
Not available | 6 chp | Publishing