Paperback Books by Yuu Watase

Yuu Watase is the author of Fushigi Yûgi: Byakko Senki, Vol. 1 (2020), Arata: The Legend (2014), Fushigi Yûgi: Genbu Kaiden (2014), Imadoki!, Vol. 5 (2013) and other 132 books.

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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

Arata: The Legend

release date: Jun 10, 2014
Arata: The Legend
Both Arata of the Hime and Arata Hinohara come under attack by members of the Six Sho, a group from Hinohara''s world who found themselves in the other, gained great power, and now wish to return home for reasons more sinister than just being homesick. Arata of the Hime is tasked with protecting his classmate and friend Oribe, who turns out to be a lot more than either of them suspected, while Arata Hinohara faces perhaps his greatest challenger yet among the Six Sho—Isora, who wields the power of the written word! -- VIZ Media

Fushigi Yûgi: Genbu Kaiden

release date: Mar 04, 2014
Fushigi Yûgi: Genbu Kaiden
The time has come for Takiko to assume the powers of the priestess and summon Genbu. As war and disaster break out around her, she must choose the three wishes that will save the Universe of the Four Gods. But according to prophecy, to summon a god the priestess must die... Final volume! -- VIZ Media

Imadoki!, Vol. 5

release date: Nov 19, 2013
Imadoki!, Vol. 5
Just as Koki and Tanpopo are about to confess their true feelings for one another, both are called away on family emergencies! Realizing how much her ailing grandparents need her, Tanpopo is faced with a heartbreaking choice: staying by her family''s side in Hokkaido, or being with her soul mate in Tokyo! Will the two young lovers ever be together? Find out in the dramatic conclusion of IMADOKI! Plus two Yuu Watase short stories! -- VIZ Media

Ceres: Celestial Legend, Vol. 11

release date: Oct 08, 2013
Ceres: Celestial Legend, Vol. 11
Whatever You''ve Done, Whoever You Are Reunited with her beloved in both passion and purpose, Aya decides to join Tôya in the quest for his real memories. A visit to an island where Aya spent a summer in childhood promises one of their first real leads to that end--turns out Aya and Tôya met long before, back when she was a little girl with a seashell, and when he...looked just exactly the same as he does now! Despite not knowing who or even what Tôya may be, the two decide to travel back to kindly Doctor Kurozuka in Niigata Prefecture to make a life for themselves there. But Kagami is still on the hunt for Ceres'' hagoromo, and is in fact even closer to it than ever before. For every great advance, there must be an equally great sacrifice--how will Chidori figure into it? -- VIZ Media

Ceres: Celestial Legend, Vol. 10

release date: Sep 24, 2013
Ceres: Celestial Legend, Vol. 10
Monster Their search for the celestial robes or "hagoromo" resumed, Aya and Yûhi transfer to (yet another) new school. But, here, their problems are more serious than just making new friends. Aki--or, should we say, the "Progenitor"--is on campus and making Aya''s life hell. And then there''s a kind of actual hell itself, in the form of a beneath-school passageway, where a...creature...is said to roam. Is there any truth to Aki''s claim that the monster is the daughter of a priest who made the grave error of angering a celestial maiden or "ten''nyo" hundreds of years ago...? Speaking of ten''nyo, Aya has vowed to never release Ceres again. But Aki has made his own vow...and he will claim Ceres--his woman--one way or the other.... -- VIZ Media

Ceres: Celestial Legend, Vol. 8

release date: Aug 27, 2013
Ceres: Celestial Legend, Vol. 8
Yet Another You No more deception, no more lies--now that Aya and Tôya have finally let down all their barriers and come together, that is. But will something else--something outside their love--tear them apart? Miori Sahara seems a nice enough girl--goes to Aya''s school, has a lot in common with Aya...looks a lot like Aya, actually. She says she''s searching for her missing boyfriend, who''s been gone a year now. After an accident robs Tôya of his memories, will Aya turn to Yûhi once Tôya goes back to his "real" girlfriend, Miori? A love like Aya and Tôya''s is supposed to last forever...has everything that''s happened between the two of them this past year been a lie after all?! -- VIZ Media

Imadoki!, Vol. 2

release date: Aug 27, 2013
Imadoki!, Vol. 2
It sure isn''t easy being a working-class girl attending the most posh high school in town. Even more difficult is starting up a Gardening Committee in a place where every bit of flora and fauna is artificial (wouldn''t want to flare up the aristocratic student body''s allergies). It''s a good thing that Tanpopo Yamazaki is as tenacious and full of moxy as they come. With her eye on the prize, and an adorable pet fox named Poplar, Tanpopo is prepared to make friends and plant flowers by any means necessary. -- VIZ Media

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

Ceres: Celestial Legend, Vol. 6

release date: Jul 30, 2013
Ceres: Celestial Legend, Vol. 6
Shuro Celebrities say all kinds of outragious things, don''t they? But when Shuro--one half of Japan''s hottest pop duo, GeSang--says on national television that not only is he the descendant of a ten''nyo celestial maiden, but that his family also still has in its possession the ten''nyo''s celestial robe or hagoromo, Aya and the others spring into action! There''s more waiting for them in Okinawa than sold-out concerts and sightseeing, though. Shuro''s claims of celestial heritage may be more than just PR spin. Kei (the other half of GeSang) may feel more for his partner than friendship. And Kagami--still plotting away at his nefarious "C-Project"--may be closer to achieving his goals than anyone thinks... -- VIZ Media

Ceres: Celestial Legend, Vol. 5

release date: Jul 16, 2013
Ceres: Celestial Legend, Vol. 5
Mikage 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... -- VIZ Media

Ceres: Celestial Legend, Vol. 14

release date: Nov 19, 2013
Ceres: Celestial Legend, Vol. 14
Rebirth! The C-Project has abandoned its shattered home base and relocated to a backup facility aboard an ocean liner. Kagami still has Ceres/Aya and the lab-created hagoromo--the celestial robes--but now he faces a new challenge to his ambitions: the return of Tôya! This, however, is not just the miraculous resurrection of Aya''s beloved, but the culmination of an age-old process that brings the long and difficult search for the hagoromo to a startling conclusion. No one whose life has been touched by the seemingly hapless yet ultimately indomitable Aya Mikage will be unaffected--provided anyone survives the deadly attack of a fully reborn Progenitor! -- VIZ Media

Alice 19th, Vol. 3

release date: Jun 25, 2013
Alice 19th, Vol. 3
Jealous of Alice and Kyô''s feeling for each other, Mayura embraces the forces of the dark nether world she is trapped in and ventures to use the negative power of the Maram Words. Sibling rivalry reaches new heights when the Seno sisters are pitted against each other armed with the power of words! -- VIZ Media

Ceres: Celestial Legend, Vol. 3

release date: Jun 18, 2013
Ceres: Celestial Legend, Vol. 3
Kindred Spirits Suzumi, a prim and proper instructor of traditional Japanese dance, has a demure exterior but a confident, strong interior. She''s also a descendent of a tennyo (celestial maiden). Her powers are nowhere near as powerful as Ceres'' but Suzumi senses Aya is a kindred spirit and proves to be one of her most valuable allies. Suzumi takes Aya into her home, unwittingly putting herself in just as much danger as Aya! -- VIZ Media

Alice 19th, Vol. 2

release date: Jun 11, 2013
Alice 19th, Vol. 2
Kyô Wakamiya joins Alice Seno''s endeavor to save her sister, Mayura, from the darkness. From out of nowhere, a mysterious handsome man named Frei appears to claim Alice as his fiancée and he too, offers his support to save Mayura. All three of them have the potential to be great Lotis Masters, but will even their combined power be enough to save Mayura from the dark nether world that she is trapped in? -- VIZ Media

Alice 19th, Vol. 1

release date: May 28, 2013
Alice 19th, Vol. 1
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... -- VIZ Media

Fushigi Yûgi (VIZBIG Edition), Vol. 3

release date: Dec 31, 2012
Fushigi Yûgi (VIZBIG Edition), Vol. 3
A Collection of Volumes 7 - 9! Tamahome''s love for Miaka has broken Nakago''s hold over him, and his memory has returned. Miaka, thinking she now has all seven Celestial Warriors, starts the ceremony to summon Suzaku, only to discover that one of the warriors is an impostor--he''s really the Seiryu Celestial Warrior Amiboshi! But when the real warrior Chiriko is discovered, the ceremony will no longer work. Now Miaka must travel to Genbu to find another way to summon Suzaku with a sacred treasure called the shentso-pao. Meanwhile, Yui learns that she too must travel to Genbu to summon Seiryu! -- VIZ Media

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

Absolute Boyfriend

release date: Jun 07, 2011
Absolute Boyfriend
A miniature version of Night has returned to Riiko while his full-size body gets repaired--but now Soshi has decided to move in with them! Can a mini Night prove to Riiko that his love is just as real as Soshi''s? -- VIZ Media

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

Alice 19th, Vol. 4

release date: Jul 09, 2013
Alice 19th, Vol. 4
Jealousy makes the heart grow darker and Mayura''s envy of Alice and Kyô''s developing relationship makes her vulnerable to being devoured by Darva, dark mistress of the Maram words. Neo Lotis Masters, Alice and Kyô are the only ones who have even a chance against Darva, but are they strong enough to go up against this most formidable of enemies? -- VIZ Media

Fushigi Yugi

release date: Jun 29, 2009
Fushigi Yugi
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 Yugi Genbu Kaiden

release date: Jan 01, 2013
Fushigi Yugi Genbu Kaiden
Series synopsis: Takiko, a 17-year-old girl living in the Taisho era of Japan, is suddenly transported into ''The Universe of the Four Gods''. Caught up in an adventure, she meets the dashing rogue Rimudo, who is currently on the run from the authorities... Eventually, she takes refuge in a charming village, only to discover that she is actually the Priestess of Genbu, and the country''s only hope!

Fushigi Yûgi, Vol. 2 (VIZBIG Edition)

release date: Jun 16, 2009
Fushigi Yûgi, Vol. 2 (VIZBIG Edition)
R to L (Japanese Style) Fifteen-year-old Miaka Yuki is transported into an ancient Chinese kingdom by an old library book, The Universe of the Four Gods. Following the legend in the book, Miaka becomes the Priestess of Suzaku and must find her seven celestial warriors before she can save the kingdom and return home.Read the shojo manga that started it all! Fushigi Yugi, the bestselling series from beloved creator Yuu Watase is now available in a VIZBIG Edition--three of the original graphic novel releases collected into one volume, including color artwork and new bonus content! An embittered Yui has sworn revenge on Miaka, believing that her best friend had no intention of rescuing her from the Qu-Dong empire. Now Yui has become the Priestess of Seiryu, the enemy of the Hong-Nan empire, and a rival for Tamahome''s affections! Tamahome leaves Miaka to travel to Qu-Dong in an attempt to stop a war between the two territories from breaking out, and Hotohori starts to woo Miaka in his absence. Laden with Hotohori''s gold and a big appetite, Miaka embarks on a journey to find the remaining three Celestial Warriors, who will help her in her quest to save the Hong-Nan empire and return home. But her search leads her into a lair of bandits and to a plague-cursed town where she has to die to survive!

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.
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