What's IKKI?

Since its founding IKKI magazine has established itself as the home of some of the most innovative, bold, and compelling series in the world of contemporary manga.

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    Afterschool Charisma

    St. Kleio Academy is a very exclusive school: all of the students are clones of famous historical figures such as Beethoven, Queen Elizabeth I, Napoleon, Mozart, and Freud. All of them, that is, except for Shiro Kamiya. As Shiro struggles to adapt to this unusual campus, St. Kleio's first graduate, a clone of John F. Kennedy, is killed. Are the clones...

  • Saving the world is hard. Saving yourself is even harder.

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    Bokurano: Ours

    One summer, fifteen kids innocently wander into a nearby seaside cave. There they meet a strange man who invites them to play an exciting new video game. This game, he explains, pits one lone giant robot against a horde of alien...

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    Children of the Sea

    When Ruka was younger, she saw a ghost in the water at the aquarium where her dad works. Now she feels drawn toward the aquarium and the two mysterious boys she meets there, Umi and Sora. They were raised by dugongs and hear the same...

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    Dorohedoro

    In a city so dismal it's known only as "the Hole," a clan of Sorcerers has been plucking people off the streets to use as guinea pigs for atrocious "experiments" in the black arts. In a dark alley, Nikaido found Caiman, a man with a...

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    House of Five Leaves

    Masterless samurai Akitsu Masanosuke is a skilled and loyal swordsman, but his naïve, diffident nature has time and again caused him to be let go by the lords who have employed him. Hungry and desperate, he becomes a bodyguard for...

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    I'll Give It My All...Tomorrow

    This is the story of a forty-year-old salaryman who quits his job to pursue his dream of becoming a manga artist--and the family that has to put up with him. While not terribly unhappy, Shizuo Oguro can't fight the feeling that something...

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    Kingyo Used Books

    If a manga volume exists, you can find it at Kingyo Used Books. But Kingyo is more than just a typical used bookstore—it’s a place where human relationships are treated as the most valuable stories of all. Natsuki, the store’s interim manager, and Shiba, the manga maniac who loves her, help both their regular patrons and random customers...

  • The Fifth Room

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    La Quinta Camera

    An apartment in Italy. In four of the rooms live four single men with singular personalities. Into this peculiar ménage steps an exchange student, the new tenant of the fifth room. Brought together by chance, friends by choice,...

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    not simple

    Ian, a young man with a fractured family history, travels from Australia to England to America in the hope of realizing his dreams and reuniting with his beloved sister. His story unfolds backwards through the framing narrative of Jim, a...

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    Saturn Apartments

    Far in the future, humankind has evacuated the earth in order to preserve it. Humans now reside in a gigantic structure that forms a ring around the earth, thirty-five kilometers up in the sky. The society of the Ring is highly...

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    Sunny

    What is Sunny? Sunny is a car. Sunny is a car you take on a drive with your mind. It takes you to the place of your dreams. Sunny is the story of beating the odds, in the ways that count. It’s the brand-new masterwork from Eisner...

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    Tesoro

    A treasure of 14 charming stories about family, friends, couples and unexpected bonds. Written by Natsume Ono over ten years, here is the long-awaited collection of her early work, including numerous illustrations and previously...

Originally begun in 2000 as Spirits Zoukan IKKI—a special, bi-monthly tie-in publication to Big Comic Spirits magazine—the current form of the magazine took shape when it was re-launched in 2003 as Gekkan ("Monthly") IKKI. Under the leadership of editor-in-chief Hideki Egami, IKKI has since then built a catalog of titles notable for its diversity. From action to comedy to drama, from slice-of-life stories to surrealist fantasies, the one common thing these works share is an uncommon emphasis on creative quality and on pushing the boundaries of the norm.

Some of the ground-breaking creators who have been published by IKKI in the past include: Taiyo Matsumoto (Number Five), Naoe Kikuchi (Tetsuko no Tabi), Iou Kuroda (Sexy Voice and Robo), Koji Aihara and Kentaro Takekuma (Even a Monkey Can Draw Manga 2.0), George Asakura (Heibon Ponch). In 2008 IKKI celebrated its five-year anniversary, and as the magazine has evolved it has continued to captivate manga fans with series by some of the most popularly acclaimed creators at work today.

In addition to manga, each issue of IKKI contains a broad range of content in the form of prose commentary, photography, interviews, and feature articles. And alongside IKKI magazine itself, the IKKI COMIX imprint in Japan publishes graphic novel compilations of the work of its premier artists.

So what does "IKKI" mean?

IKKI Means Comix!