China is a county with a deep history. This land has had many emperors， but only one ”empress regent”...... and her name was ”Wu Zetian.” Set in China at the beginning of the Tang dynasty， this is the spectacular epic tale of a woman’s harsh chaotic life as she went from a lowly court lady in the emperor’s harem to an empress who built her own empire! This romantic historical piece is brought to you by the wonderful Ryo Kurashina and Takeshi Mine!
Cleopatra was born in 70 BC and was an Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh. Strong of heart， she is willing to do anything to restore her beloved Egypt back to its former glory. Possessed by an unfaltering love， Cleopatra engages in a bloody struggle for power. The story is provided by Kurashina Ryou， famous for his ”Empress” series， and the illustration is brought to you by Kanou Seisaku， who uses a realistic art―style to depict the beauty of Cleopatra as she is torn between power and love...
Born in the small mountain village of Domremy in France， she rose to eventually carry a flag in the front lines of a feudal war， and still stands today as the tragic symbol of freedom in France: Jeanne d’Arc. Country， family， village， descent... and the opposite sex... A human story where many types of love intertwine. The five burning years of the girl named Jeanne， who later came to be known as La Pucelle d’Orleans (The Maid of Orleans)， passed in the blink of an eye. Kurashina Ryou， famous for his ”Empress” series， joins up with the sentimental Shiba Akio for a new interpretation， boasting gentle and elegant scenes， as well as a tragic darkness that swallows up time into a swirl of conspiracy... This is a very bravely drawn depiction of Jeanne d’Arc！
A holy sword to vanquish evil！ A tale of a holy knight of love and courage！ A realistic heroic fantasy created by a duo of truly talented creators！ Long after the age of the gods， war rages. A graceful young lady named Freya stands up to resist the invasion of a mad emperor... for she is a descendant in the line of a legendary warrior！ Long ago， during the age of the gods， the evil god Loki tried to cover the world in darkness. The overgod Odin gave a single warrior a holy sword and commanded him to vanquish Loki. Bravely， the warrior battled Loki by himself and defeated him with the help of the holy sword. But before he died， Loki left some creepy last words behind. ”After thousands of years， I will be reborn！”
Ina is the god―child of Fire， born in a small village in the mountains， called Inasa. There， she meets a man who wandered in from another country called Susa， and thus begins their fantastic story of love and growth. Kurashina Ryou， famous for his ”Empress” series， now begins a fresh new story with the skilled artist Minami Megumu！ After her father， the village leader dies， she announces that she will become the new leader. Then， a manly wanderer with a type of sword that she’s never seen before appears... later she will come to be known as Himiko， and through the power of the pure swordsman named Susano―o and Hihiirokane， the two begin their journey on the path to the power struggle filled creation of Yamatai！ Minami Megumu， a flaship web comic artist， draws their love story with sharp touches and beautiful curves. This is the ”Powered―up version” of Empress！
Saijiki - A Calendar of Poems - Prologue: The First Campaign
Set in the Bakumatsu Era， when the waves of time rocked violently， and the world was in chaos... This is a human drama surrounding the Shinsengumi. Kondo Isami， Hijikata Toshizo， Okita Soji... Drawing them and their lives just the way they were， this is the truly talented Shiba Akio’s magnus opus！ It’s a story that appeals to not just Bakumatsu Era fans， but a wide range of manga readers.