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Eden
Eden
As I watched, I heard an eagle that was flying in midair call out in a loud voice: "Woe! Woe! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth, because of the trumpet blasts about to be sounded by the other three angels!
— Revelation 8:13

Mysterious beings that do not belong in our world known as angels are looking for a village that exists in between space and time. But, the village is also searching for something, a boy named Touru. When they find him a war breaks out and the angels are determined to exterminate the villagers. What is the secret the village holds and why must they find Touro? This is a story of fate. This is a story of epic fantasy. GEN presents Eden, an all-new epic series.
Author: Bash
Featured in GEN Manga - April 2014
 
 
Stone Collector
Stone Collector
Pieces of curse fall from the sky as if to mock the cruelty and evil of humanity. These stones create wretched beasts and the blood of these beasts turn human flesh into the undead. There is only one thing that can destroy these hellish fiends — Jade Stone. This is the story of a Stone Collector. One who wields Jade forged blades. A man whose family was murdered by these evil abominations and he now has vowed to rid the world of the foul presence.
Author: Kevin Han
Artist: Zom-J
Featured in GEN Manhwa Issues: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
 
READ NOW IN MANHWA ISSUE 01
 
Flavor
Flavor
Tales of high-school girls who make friends with the unlikeliest outcasts—witches, ghosts, and living dolls, ostracized and bullied because of their gloomy appearance and introspective temperaments.  These hapless characters find companionship and acceptance though serendipitous encounters with their seemingly commonplace counterparts. Both cute and endearing, the psyche of high-school girls is explored in a cute fantasy world of ghosts and other ghastly misfits.
Aji-ichi
Featured in GEN Issues: 15
 
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Psycho
Psycho
In a post-apocalyptic future, after nuclear war has destroyed much of the world, Japan has once again closed its borders to the outside world. Again living in isolation, the Japanese people have begun to develop strange mutations. These mutations became commonly known as moryo, a name once given to the grotesque goblins of ancient Japan. These moryo at first were harmless, but they became worse, eventually developing into man-eating beasts and other monstrous forms. Hunters known as exterminators roam the land ridding humanity of these foul mutants. This is the story of one of these killers, a man known only as Psycho.
Lumo
Featured in GEN Issues: 13, 14, 15
 
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Android Angels
Android Angels
Wouldn’t it be great to live with the perfect woman or perfect man? Android butlers and babes are the future. These short stories are tales from a land beyond, where androids not only protect humans, but also live and get intimate with them.
Kosuke Kabaya
Featured in GEN Issues: 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
 
READ NOW IN ISSUE 11
 
One is Enough
One is Enough
Matsumoto-kun is just about to turn sixteen when he accidentally bumps into and injures his mysterious high school senpai, Mizushima-kun. Now, he is bound to make it up to him, but the lines aren’t clear on just how far this new angst filled steamy relationship will go.
love
Featured in GEN Issues: 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
 
READ NOW IN ISSUE 11
 
Stones of Power
Stones of Power
Café Renard seems to be your run-of-the-mill establish, but it is more than meets the eye. When strangers stumble upon the hidden secret within an average business front, they find a mysterious woman selling stones with magical properties. Before they know it they are transported on strange adventures of science fiction and fantasy.
Isora Azumi
Featured in GEN Issues: 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
 
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Anomal
Anomal
Weird tales of horror and the bizarre are part of a peculiar vision of the world in this collection of short stories.
Nukuharu
Featured in GEN Issues: 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
 
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Let's Eat Ramen
Let's Eat Ramen
Saeki is a girl who loves ramen noodles. At last, she thinks that she has finally found the perfect ramen shop, but the problem is the shop is completely full of old regulars and she can’t get in. Will the timid Saeki ever summon the willpower to reach out and get the ramen that she desperately wants?
Nagumo
Featured in GEN Issues: 08
 
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Goodbye Geist
Good-bye Geist
Mystery is engulfing the face of Yuki’s high school and Yuki is caught in the middle. As she battles the exhausting crowds during her daily commute she, like many other young girls in Japan, is sexually violated. Meanwhile a boy is secretly filming her and someone is brutally slaughtering cats. What does it all mean? Enigma spins into ever darkening chasms.
Ryo Hanada
Featured in GEN Issues: 07, 08, 09, 10, 11
 
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Alive
Alive
Seemingly mundane events twist with an unusual presence of the unreal as the psyche of ordinary people is explored. Depression, time and thought are redefined. Alive is a collection of melancholy love stories saturated with sadness. Characters struggle to connect with one another but never quite succeed. They are essentially alone. A world that is dark and disturbing—suicide is constantly contemplated and feelings of guilt, inadequacy, and suppressed sexuality surface as identity itself becomes a terribly fragile thing.
Taguchi Hajime
Featured in GEN Issues: 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 15
 
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Sorako
Sorako
Sorako lives an ordinary life. And this is an ordinary story. She has friends and family, loves her dog, thinks about life, and occasionally looks for work (kinda). These are the adventures into a typical girl’s life.
Fujimura Takayuki
Featured in GEN Issues: 04, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10
 
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Souls 2
Souls CHAPTER 2
Sold out of the back door of an otherwise straight bordello to clientele with a taste for young boys, Wanu is the brothel boy of the famed Kamiki whorehouse. The Japanese aristocrats and samurai who frequent this brothel must be discrete and the despicable owner is much obliged to keep things that way. Meanwhile, Wanu’s soul is trapped in a vessel on loan to the homo-erotic fantasies of important men, until he is visited by the mysterious soul catcher.
Karino Arisa
Featured in GEN Issues: 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09
 
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Souls 1
Souls CHAPTER 1
A young woman who invites a stranger in out of the rain is berated by her overly controlling mother. When the stranger hears voices coming from a supposedly empty closet they discover that there may be more to the unused space than meets the eye. Secrets and forgotten memories that lie deep in the unconscious manifest themselves in reality in this metaphysical journey.
Karino Arisa
Featured in GEN Issues: 01, 02, 03
 
 
Wolf
Wolf
Naoto heads for the city to find the father who abandoned him as a child. He is determined to get vengeance. But Noato finds out it won’t be that easy. Dad is a champion boxer. Naoto must train to face his own father for the Japan feather weight champion title match.
Nakamura Shige
Featured in GEN Issues: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10
 
 
Kamen
Kamen
A masked man appears to a band of soldiers. He goes quietly and joins the ranks of prisoners of war. But his mask holds a secret. His quite demeanor may not be what it seems. The man in the mask holds powers that unfold just in time to rescue innocent lives about to be executed at the whims of a mad ruler.
Mihara Gunya
Featured in GEN Issues: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10
 
 
VS Aliens
VS Aliens
Kitaro had never really spoken with his classmate, the nice and proper, Ms. Segawa before. But to his surprise she suddenly confronts him one day out of the blue. Ms. Segawa exclaims that she has seen an alien! And that alien is none other than their mutual classmate, the cute and popular Ms. Sakuma. Sure, Kitaro thinks, right, an alien. But is she telling the truth? Is there more to this mystery or is it some elaborate prank?
Suzuki Yu
Featured in GEN Issues: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05