Short-Tempered Melancholic and Other Stories
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Short-Tempered Melancholic and Other Stories

A collection of short stories from the creator of Full Moon and The Gentlemen’s Alliance +.

Created by Arina Tanemura | MoreLess about Short-Tempered Melancholic and Other Stories

Arina Tanemura began her manga career in 1996 when her short stories debuted in Ribon Original magazine. She gained fame with the 1997 publication of I•O•N, and ever since her debut Tanemura has been a major force in shojo manga with popular series Phantom Thief Jeanne, Time Stranger Kyoko, Full Moon, The Gentlemen’s Alliance † and Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura. Both Phantom Thief Jeanne and Full Moon have been adapted into animated TV series.

Short-Tempered Melancholic and Other Stories

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.

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