Nitta, our young and upcoming yazuka, has finally begun to grow accustomed to living with—and often being pushed around by—Hina, the little girl with psychokinetic powers who (practically) takes over his life. But then another psychokinetic girl suddenly appears! Her name is Anzu, and unlike Hina, she loves a good fight. After annihilating a biker gang, Anzu begins searching for Hina and stirring up all kinds of trouble along the way. When Nitta learns of Anzu and her intentions, he comes up with a plan to stop her, but could it actually work?! Prepare to be assaulted by uncontrollable fits of laughter when a battle of supernatural powers ensues and Nitta’s life spins further out of control! The massively popular Hitomi also makes an appearance in a never-before-seen extra chapter!
Hitomi is in the first grade of middle school, where she’s in charge of taking care of Hina, her hapless classmate. Her kindhearted nature prevents her from turning down any request for help, and she seems to have a knack for everything she tries. The two traits are a catastrophic combination that lead to Hitomi working downtown as a bartender after school, where her drive toward perfection and skill with customers rockets her to notoriety as a bartending prodigy. But now, it gets worse! When Hitomi’s mother finds out about her daughter’s nighttime gig, things blow up at home and Hitomi decides to run away.
She cries. She smiles. She’s the other psychokinetic girl we’ve come to know! Anzu continues to enjoy an impoverished, yet delightful, life with her homeless compatriots. But when the park they all call home is slated for removal, the other residents don’t even put up a fight. They decide it’s a lost cause and prepare to move on, but Anzu acts on her own initiative, setting in motion a plan to protect her one and only “home.” Get ready for countless tears and smiles from Anzu, the brave psychokinetic homeless girl, in Volume 5 of Hinamatsuri!
The Doll Festival, or Hinamatsuri, is a celebration held in hopes that young girls grow up healthy and happy. Fortunately, as the bizarre world of Hinamatsuri continues to unfold, our beloved characters are all doing just that: audacious-little-psychokinetic Hina, brave-homeless-girl Anzu, and talented-junior-high-schooler Hitomi. This volume joins the celebration with two all-new extra chapters you won’t want to miss!
It has been some time since Hina first used her immense powers to threaten Nitta and claim a spot in his home—settling into her new life in modern Japan and spending most of her time lazing about. But now, something seems to have changed. First, Hina’s inner hard-rockin’ spirit begins to thrash out. Then, she gets herself involved in the world of shady lending. And finally, she starts . . . taking lessons in social etiquette and the arts? What on earth has gotten into this girl?! Also revealed in this volume is Hina’s mysterious classmate, Sayo Aizawa—until now just a strange presence appearing in occasional panels.
Get ready for more adventures with the psychokinetic girl and her yakuza caretaker! The mysterious Kei continues to observe Hina from a safe distance. Once her investigation is complete, it will be time to move on to the next mission: bring Hina back. Is Nitta and Hina’s life together about to come to an end?! Find out in volume 7 of Hinamatsuri!
Nitta is an ambitious, young member of the Ashikawa-gumi yakuza syndicate. One day, a mysterious, oval-shaped object falls out of thin air into his apartment, and suddenly changes everything! Inside of the object is an expressionless young girl named Hina. The girl has formidable telekinetic powers that she uses to threaten Nitta, forcing him to allow her to live in his apartment. Dangers abound as the yakuza member and young psychic begin their life together as roommates! Originally a one-shot published in the Japanese manga magazine Fellows!, Hinamatsuri quickly became a favorite following its serialization. And now, propelled to success by the passionate support from fans, the strange world of Hinamatsuri is finally being published as a trade paperback!
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When he turns fourteen, Akira discovers that he is a shiki tsukai, a warrior with the power to control the seasons, and he soon meets the beautiful Koyomi, another warrior sworn to protect him from evil forces intent on destroying him.