Best Selling Books by Yuu Watase

Yuu Watase is the author of Fushigi Yûgi, Vol. 18 (2006), Alice 19th, Vol. 7 (2004), Fushigi Yûgi: Byakko Senki, Vol. 1 (2020), Ceres Celestial Legend (2002) and other 94 books.

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Fushigi Yûgi, Vol. 18

release date: Apr 11, 2006
Fushigi Yûgi, Vol. 18
A Beloved Fantasy From One Of Japan's Top CreatorsProlific shôjo (""girls"") comics artist Yuu Watase has created a wonderfully exciting, funny, and heartfelt tale of a normal junior-high-school girl who is transported into a fictional version of ancient China. She encounters base villains and dashing heroes, and still manages to worry about her grades and where her next banquet is coming from. THE BELOVED ROMANTIC FANTASY SERIES CONTINUES! Just when Miaka thought her adventures as a priestess in ancient China were over, the god Suzaku reappeared to send her on a new quest. Miaka must reenter The Universe of the Four Gods and collect the seven magic stones that contain the lost memories of her soulmate Taka… or risk losing him forever! Bride Miaka has been fighting a battle across two different worlds to keep Taka, the human incarnation of her true love Tamahome, from vanishing. But what could it mean when Tamahome himself returns to confront Miaka and Taka? The answer to this riddle leads Miaka and the Seven Celestial Warriors to the stunning finale of the best-selling Fushigi Yûgi series!

Alice 19th, Vol. 7

release date: Nov 24, 2004
Alice 19th, Vol. 7
Alice Seno seems like a normal girl in high school. She's a bit shy, she's got a crush on a boy named Kyô, and she's got an older sister who is more popular than she is...pretty normal stuff, until Alice has an encounter with a mysterious and magical rabbit girl that changes the course of her life, and Alice is introduced to the sublime power of the Lotis Words. Alice is desperate to rescue her sister Mayura, who has been ensnared by the embodiment of evil called Darva. In defiance of Nyozeka's warnings, Alice and the other young Lotis Masters enter Darva's stronghold before having found the Lost Word. Alice's true love, Kyô, comes under attack, it's up to Alice to save both him and Mayura with the power of the Lotis. When it seems that all hope is lost, Nyozeka makes a brave sacrifice to help Alice. You won't want to miss the powerful conclusion of Alice 19th!

Fushigi Yûgi: Byakko Senki, Vol. 1

release date: Aug 04, 2020
Fushigi Yûgi: Byakko Senki, Vol. 1
The year is 1923. Suzuno Ohsugi’s father, Takao, warns her to stay away from The Universe of the Four Gods, telling her it’s a book that only men can touch. He knows that in order to enact its story, the book needs one last heroine: the Priestess of Byakko! After the Great Kanto Earthquake strikes, Suzuno and Takao are trapped in their burning home. Takao has only one chance to save his young daughter, and that is to send her into The Universe of the Four Gods! -- VIZ Media

Ceres Celestial Legend

release date: Oct 01, 2002
Ceres Celestial Legend
Aya Mikage is a seemingly normal high school student until her 16th birthday, when her family imprisons her twin brother and attempts to kill her. She learns she carries the blood of the tennyo (heavenly maiden), and when upset, she will transform into the goddess Ceres. If she is allowed to live, she will bring ruin upon her family. Aya's trip home turns from happiness to tragedy when her own mother suddenly lunges at her with a knife, triggering Aya's sudden transformation into Ceres! Yûhi and Tôya arrive before any more harm is done, but now they are overwhelmed by Ceres' sheer power. Will Yûhi's reckless plan to bring Aya's personality back succeed? Then, Aya follows Tôya right into Mikage headquarters! Can anyone save Aya once Kagami gets his hands on her?!

Rival

release date: Jan 01, 2005
Rival
Manga comes to the UK mainstream for the first time.

Imadoki!, Vol. 1

release date: Jul 30, 2013
Imadoki!, Vol. 1
For Tanpopo Yamazaki, life at the elitist Meio Academy seems way out of her league. The daughters of wealthy families snub her, other students make light of the fact that she actually tested into Meio instead of relying on family connections, and the cute boy she saw tending a dandelion the day before wouldn't even acknowledge her existence. Hoping to make friends and have some fun, Tanpopo starts up a gardening committee, but will this help her survive in a school where superficiality and nepotism reign supreme? -- VIZ Media

Imadoki!, Vol. 4

release date: Jan 11, 2005
Imadoki!, Vol. 4
Imadoki! (Nowadays) follows the trials and tribulations of a budding horticulturist as she makes her way down the winding road to friendship. From Yuu Watase, one of Japan's most beloved shôjo artists, Imadoki! packs comedic charm and heartfelt antics into an adorable bouquet of whimsical fantasy. When Koki's mysterious older brother Yoji shows a blossoming interest in her, Tanpopo finds him hard to resist. In order to give her feelings for Koki a rest, Tanpopo quits the Gardening Committee, and without her the club falls apart. Tanpopo has her hands full when her friends start aggressively recruiting her to rejoin the committee and Koki expresses his true feelings for her. As usual, it is up to Tanpopo to make sure everything comes up roses!

Arata: The Legend

release date: Aug 09, 2016
Arata: The Legend
In a mythical world where humans and gods coexist, a ceremony marking the new governing princess is about to occur for the first time in 60 years. Only a girl from the Hime Clan may take this position, but the lack of females born to this family means that a boy called Arata must pose for the role. Meanwhile in modern-day Japan, a boy named Arata Hinohara is starting his new life in high school. He wants to put memories of his difficult past behind him, but things aren't going to be simple when he discovers a mysterious connection to the first Arata... Arata Hinohara’s greatest foes, the Six Sho, have challenged him at every step on his quest. This has now led to a potentially deadly confrontation between one of the most powerful of the Six Sho, Ameeno, and Ameeno’s son, Nasake, one of Hinohara’s most loyal companions. Yet this is only the prelude to a devastating attack from yet another quarter that, to Hinohara’s amazement, echoes historical events from the modern world!

Fushigi Yûgi, Vol. 13

release date: Jan 04, 2005
Fushigi Yûgi, Vol. 13
A Beloved Fantasy From One Of Japan's Top CreatorsProlific shôjo (""girls"") comics artist Yuu Watase has created a wonderfully exciting, funny, and heartfelt tale of a normal junior-high-school girl who is transported into a fictional version of ancient China. She encounters base villains and dashing heroes, and still manages to worry about her grades and where her next banquet is coming from. Goddess Nakago has entered the real world to collect on Yui’s promise to grant him the third and final Seiryu wish. But his wish may have the greatest consequence of all for Yui! Miaka summons Suzaku, but is it too late to protect her world and the world of the book?

Fushigi Yûgi, Vol. 14

release date: Apr 12, 2005
Fushigi Yûgi, Vol. 14
A Beloved Fantasy From One Of Japan's Top CreatorsProlific shôjo (""girls"") comics artist Yuu Watase has created a wonderfully exciting, funny, and heartfelt tale of a normal junior-high-school girl who is transported into a fictional version of ancient China. She encounters base villains and dashing heroes, and still manages to worry about her grades and where her next banquet is coming from. THE BELOVED ROMANTIC FANTASY SERIES CONTINUES! When Miaka was whisked away into the pages of a mysterious old book, she began a dual existence, divided between her life as an ordinary schoolgirl in modern Japan and her role as a priestess in a fictional version of ancient China. Priestess Miaka and her Celestial Warriors saved the earth from destruction, and in the wake of their triumph, Miaka believed that the world of the book was closed to her forever… but she was wrong! Suzaku’s Prophet The voice of the god Suzaku is invading Miaka’s thoughts, and she is given a new mission: to restore the balance of power between the four gods. To do it, Miaka must defeat a new foe—a rising, monstrous power with ambitions to take over all of the universes!

Fushigi Yûgi, Vol. 4

release date: Oct 05, 2004
Fushigi Yûgi, Vol. 4
After finding a mysterious book, Miaka and her friend Yui are transported to a strange world that is reminiscent of ancient China, where they befriend seven Celestial Warriors and try to return home through the help of the god Suzaku.

Fushigi Yûgi, Vol. 7

release date: Jul 05, 2005
Fushigi Yûgi, Vol. 7
A Beloved Fantasy From One Of Japan's Top CreatorsProlific shôjo (""girls"") comics artist Yuu Watase has created a wonderfully exciting, funny, and heartfelt tale of a normal junior-high-school girl who is transported into a fictional version of ancient China. She encounters base villains and dashing heroes, and still manages to worry about her grades and where her next banquet is coming from. Shipwrecked! Now that the Seiryu Warriors have ruined their attempt to summon the god Suzaku, Miaka and her Celestial Warriors are forced to travel to a frozen northern country in hopes of gathering the sacred treasures that will grant them a second chance. Little do they know that they have made new enemies, ones who will stop at nothing to wreak their vengeance!

Fushigi Yuugi Genbu Kaiden 12

release date: Jun 05, 2014

The Art of Fushigi Yugi

release date: Oct 10, 2006
The Art of Fushigi Yugi
The Art of Fushigi Yûgi features the detailed artwork of fan-favorite, Yuu Watase. An 18-volume hit manga series, Fushigi Yûgi combines elements of fantasy, science fiction, humor and romance. Watase is the popular artist and creator behind many best-selling manga series, such as Absolute Boyfriend, Imadoki!, Alice 19th, Ceres: Celestial Legend, and Fushigi Yûgi: Genbu Kaiden. Including over 100 pieces of art--with new drawings and paintings produced especially for this book. This new edition is formatted the same as the original Japanese book.

Fushigi Yugi, Vol. 2 (1st Edition)

release date: Dec 08, 1999
Fushigi Yugi, Vol. 2 (1st Edition)
First published in Japan by Shogakukan Inc.

Fushigi Yûgi, Vol. 15

release date: Jul 05, 2005
Fushigi Yûgi, Vol. 15
A Beloved Fantasy From One Of Japan's Top CreatorsProlific shôjo (""girls"") comics artist Yuu Watase has created a wonderfully exciting, funny, and heartfelt tale of a normal junior-high-school girl who is transported into a fictional version of ancient China. She encounters base villains and dashing heroes, and still manages to worry about her grades and where her next banquet is coming from. THE BELOVED ROMANTIC FANTASY SERIES CONTINUES! Whisked away into the pages of a mysterious old book, Miaka began a dual existence as a schoolgirl in modern Japan and a priestess in ancient China. Priestess Miaka and her Celestial Warriors may have saved the earth from destruction, but now the god Suzaku has sent Miaka on a new quest! Guardian Of Taka’s Memories Miaka must reenter The Universe of the Four Gods and collect the seven magic stones that contain her soulmate Taka’s lost memories…or else risk losing him forever! Taka has always been the one who protected Miaka, so will she be able handle this new responsibility? And there’s something unsettling about the new exchange student at Miaka’s high school…

Alice 19th, Vol. 4

release date: Apr 21, 2004
Alice 19th, Vol. 4
After rescuing a rabbit from being hit by a car, high school student Alice realizes that the rabbit has magical powers.

Alice 19th, Vol. 6

release date: Sep 07, 2004
Alice 19th, Vol. 6
Alice Seno seems like a normal girl in high school. She's a bit shy, she's got a crush on a boy named Kyô, and she's got an older sister who is more popular than she is...pretty normal stuff, until Alice has an encounter with a mysterious and magical rabbit girl that changes the course of her life, and Alice is introduced to the sublime power of the Lotis Words. New allies Mei Lin and Billy come to the aid of Alice, Kyô, Nyozeka, Frey, and Chris in their fight against the dark forces of Mara. Together, they continue the struggle to save Alice's sister Mayura from her entanglement with Darva, who is evil incarnate. To reach Mayura, Alice must understand what her sister felt when she succumbed to the Mara, and the young Lotis Masters learn that they cannot be blind to the darkness even in their own hearts!

Fushigi Yûgi, Vol. 11

release date: Jun 30, 2004
Fushigi Yûgi, Vol. 11
A Beloved Fantasy From One Of Japan's Top CreatorsProlific shôjo (""girls"") comics artist Yuu Watase has created a wonderfully exciting, funny, and heartfelt tale of a normal junior-high-school girl who is transported into a fictional version of ancient China. She encounters base villains and dashing heroes, and still manages to worry about her grades and where her next banquet is coming from. Veteran The first Shentso-Pao treasure from the northern country of Bei-Jia was stolen from Miaka, and the only treasure left is in the western country of Xi-Lang—and both Miaka and her friend-turned-mortal-enemy Yui are intent on getting the treasure for themselves! But Xi-Lang isn’t a frozen wasteland of forgotten dreams and ghosts like Bei-Jia. It’s a vibrant, living desert country, whose inhabitants are veterans of the last clash between priestesses and gods!

Fushigi Yûgi (VIZBIG Edition), Vol. 1

release date: Nov 26, 2012
Fushigi Yûgi (VIZBIG Edition), Vol. 1
Change Your Perspective--Get BIG A Collection of Volumes 1 - 3! Miaka is a junior high school student studying for entrance exams for Johan High School, the top school in the city. Not academically inclined, Miaka would rather forget studying and spend more time eating snacks--her favorite pastime--but she's cramming for the exam to please her mother. While studying at the library with her best friend Yui, she finds an old book called The Universe of the Four Gods. Upon reading the book, the girls are transported to a land resembling ancient China. Immediately on their arrival, a pair of bandits attempts to abduct Yui! A mysterious young man with the kanji for "demon" on his forehead comes to their rescue, but now he wants to be paid for his act of heroism! -- VIZ Media

Fushigi Yugi, Vol. 6 (1st Edition)

release date: Jan 25, 2002
Fushigi Yugi, Vol. 6 (1st Edition)
When best friends Miaka and Yui open an ancient Chinese book, they find themselves transported to a parallel world where Miaka is identified as a priestess who must save an entire empire. A Graphic Novel. Original.

Ceres: Celestial Legend, Vol. 14

release date: Feb 07, 2006
Ceres: Celestial Legend, Vol. 14
On Aya MIkage's 16th birthday, what she thought was a normal celebration turns into a real-nightmare when her own family attempts to kikk her and imprisons her twin brother Aki. Aya learns that she possesses the blood of the tannyo(celestial maiden), and has the power to transform her into the mysterious and powerful Ceres. Now, with her parents dead and her life completely upended, Aya must find the courge to forge ahead snd stop her family's greedy quest for power.

Ceres: Celestial Legend, Vol. 4

release date: Jul 07, 2004
Ceres: Celestial Legend, Vol. 4
When Aya discovers that she can transform into a powerful heavenly maiden named Ceres, she soon realizes that she also inherits a second personality that is furious and out for revenge.

Absolute Boyfriend, Vol. 1

release date: Apr 04, 2011
Absolute Boyfriend, Vol. 1
Rejected way too many times by good-looking (and unattainable) guys, shy Riiko Izawa goes online and signs up for a free trial of a mysterious Nightly Lover "figure." The very next day, a cute naked guy is delivered to her door, and he wants to be her boyfriend! Has Riiko died and gone to heaven? The cute guy turns out to be sweet, smart, a great cook, and lots more. And he looks like a million bucks, which is what he's going to cost Riiko if she doesn't return him in time... -- VIZ Media

Priestess

release date: Jan 01, 1999
Priestess
"This volume contains the Fushigi Yãugi installments from Animerica extra vol. 1, no. 1 through vol. 2, no. 4 in their entirety"--Page facing t.p.

Alice 19th, Vol. 1

release date: Jan 01, 2001
Alice 19th, Vol. 1
Alice Seno seems like a normal girl in high school. She's a bit shy, she's got a crush on a boy named Kyô, and she's got an older sister who is more popular than she is...pretty normal stuff, until Alice has an encounter with a mysterious and magical rabbit girl that changes the course of her life, and Alice is introduced to the sublime power of the Lotis Words. Alice Seno is a seemingly shy and meek girl who always seems to be outshined by her older sister Mayura. One day, Alice has an encounter with a mysterious and magical rabbit girl, and her life is turned upside down. Alice discovers that certain words have power, and that she has the potential to be master of a set of sublimely powerful words called the Lotis Words. But power always comes with a price, and the price may turn out to be Alice's sister Mayura...

Fushigi Yûgi: Priestess

release date: Jan 01, 2005
Fushigi Yûgi: Priestess
Manga comes to the UK mainstream for the first time.

Bandit

release date: Oct 03, 2005
Bandit
Manga comes to the UK mainstream for the first time.

Fushigi Yûgi: Genbu Kaiden, Vol. 5

release date: Nov 07, 2006
Fushigi Yûgi: Genbu Kaiden, Vol. 5
Travel back to the mystical Universe of the Four Gods in this prequel to hit the hit series Fushigi Yugi! When schoolgirl Takiko Okuda attempts to destroy her father's translation of The Universe of the Four Gods, she is instead sucked into the story, becoming the Priestess of Genbu in an epic journey to find the seven Celestial Warriors! In the midst of a heated battle, Takiko is transported back to her own world. There, all the problems she escaped through her father's book are waiting for her: her mother's funeral, her father's disapproval, and her reunion with Mr. Ohsugi, her first love. But with the wisdom and strength she's found as the Priestess of Genbu, Takiko knows what she has to do. And when she discovers that the wishes of the Priestess really do have power in her world, she realizes that she must find a way to return to the Universe of the Four Gods!

Fushigi Yûgi, Vol. 17

release date: Jan 10, 2006
Fushigi Yûgi, Vol. 17
A Beloved Fantasy From One Of Japan's Top CreatorsProlific shôjo (""girls"") comics artist Yuu Watase has created a wonderfully exciting, funny, and heartfelt tale of a normal junior-high-school girl who is transported into a fictional version of ancient China. She encounters base villains and dashing heroes, and still manages to worry about her grades and where her next banquet is coming from. THE BELOVED ROMANTIC FANTASY SERIES CONTINUES! Just when Miaka thought her adventures as a priestess in ancient China were over, the god Suzaku reappeared to send her on a new quest. Miaka must reenter The Universe of the Four Gods and collect the seven magic stones that contain the lost memories of her soulmate Taka… or risk losing him forever! Demon When the demon god Tenkô steals the four stones that Miaka has already collected, is all hope lost for the return of Taka's memories? And will Tenkô's manipulation of Taka and Miaka's friends slowly drive wedges between them and ensure their defeat? Once again, it's up to Miaka to keep two worlds from falling under the dominion of the ultimate evil!

Ceres: Celestial Legend, Vol. 5

release date: Oct 01, 2003
Ceres: Celestial Legend, Vol. 5
Hell hath no fury like a heavenly maiden. Horror, Comedy, and Romance Made in Heaven Yuu Watase, the immensely popular writer/artist of the shôjo (girl's) fantasy smash Fushigi Yûgi: The Mysterious Play, has turned her creativity and wry sense of humor to the horror genre with her anime/manga hit Ceres: Celestial Legend. Aya thought she was a normal teenager until she discovered that she can transform into a vastly powerful “heavenly maiden” named Ceres...But Ceres is furious and out for revenge! Grandfather Mikage is the head of the extended Mikage family as well as the leader of the multinational conglomerate, Mikage International. His family has maintained great power and wealth under his strict rule--creating a regime founded on a belief in supernatural magic and ritual murder. Grandfather Mikage has selected his grandson, Aki, to lead the family into the future. But, his chosen successor may have more in store for the family than Grandpa bargained for...

Ceres: Celestial Legend, Vol. 7

release date: Mar 31, 2004
Ceres: Celestial Legend, Vol. 7
Yuu Watase, the immensely popular writer/artist of the shôjo (girls) fantasy smash Fushigi Yûgi: The Mysterious Play, has turned her creativity and wry sense of humour to the horror genre with her anime/manga hit Ceres: Celestial Legend. Aya thought she was a normal teenager until she discovered that she can transform into a vastly powerful "heavenly maiden" named Ceres...But Ceres is furious and out for revenge! Hell hath no fury...or, in this case, Heaven, as it's a celestial maiden or "ten'nyo" who's unleashing it! The search for Ceres' hagoromo or "celestial robes" brings the action back to Tokyo - to Miyagi, specifically, where rumours of a spectral white dog ("figuring in the celestial legend!," says Suzumi) prompt a transfer to girls-only high school for Aya, Chidori, and...Yûhi?! Connected to the dog's increasingly frequent attacks is a sweet and popular girl named Maya Hirobe, but why - and more importantly, how - is she involved? Is it possible that Maya is a C-Genome...and doesn't even know it?

Fushigi Yûgi, Vol. 5

release date: Dec 03, 2004
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