Short-Tempered Melancholic and Other Stories

Short-Tempered Melancholic and Other Stories

by Arina Tanemura


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• A collection of four short stories in one volume.
• From the creator of Full Moon o Sagashite , Time Stranger Kyoko, and The Gentlemen’s Alliance †, all published by VIZ Media.
• There were 31 reprints of Short-Tempered Melancholic from 1998-2004.
• Full Moon manga has sold through over 120k units in the U.S. to date.
• Full Moon anime DVD’s are also available from VIZ Media.
• To be previewed and promoted in VIZ Media’s Shojo Beat magazine.
• Arina Tanemura was VIZ Media’s guest at the 2007 Comic Con in San Diego.

A collection of four short stories from the famed mangaka Arina Tanemura!

Short-Tempered Melancholic:
Kajika Yamano is a female ninja whose job is to protect her family's legendary weapon. But when a boy she has a crush on tells her she should be more ladylike, she vows to give up all ninja deeds.

This Love is Nonfiction:
Yuri sends her pen pal Ryo a picture of herself—but it's really of her best friend Karin, who is prettier than she is. Now Ryo wants to meet her, so she has no choice but to send Karin instead!

Rainy Afternoons are for Romantic Heroines:
Minori falls in love with Takato, a boy who shared his umbrella with her one rainy afternoon. Now she "forgets" her umbrella every time it rains in hopes of becoming closer to him.

The Style of the Second Love:
Mana secretly likes her friend's boyfriend, but Nakamura, a younger boy, is determined to win Mana's heart.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781421518015
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Publication date: 08/05/2008
Series: Short-Tempered Melancholic Series
Edition description: Original
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 815,828
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Arina Tanemura began her manga career in 1996 when her short stories debuted in Ribon magazine. Tanemura gained fame with the 1997 publication of I•O•N, a high school romance with a supernatural twist. From 1998 to 2000, she worked on the popular series Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne, about a young girl who is the reincarnation of Joan of Arc, followed by Time Stranger Kyoko in 2000–2001 and Full Moon in 2002. Despite Tanemura's intentions to draw in a style that makes her stories difficult to animate, both Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne and Full Moon have been adapted into TV series.

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Netbug on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A set of cute, if a bit rushed, love stories showing Tanemura-San's early years. I'm glad she has the space to make her works a little longer now.
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