The Dream I Had When I Died

Here's a little something for those Nishioka Kyodai lovers out there! It's a little different from their usual fare in that it's just a straight up picture book rather than a manga, though the content is their usual dreamy weirdness. It's a short one at only sixty-some pages, but we do have some more stuff in the pipes so hopefully this will tide you over.

Title: The Dream I Had When I Died
Original Title: 死んでしまったぼくの見た夢 (Shinde Shimatta Boku no Mita Yume)
Author: Nishioka Kyodai
Publisher: Parol
Category: Seinen
Genre: Oneshot, Psychological
Status in Japan: Complete
Scanlation Status: Complete
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations + Habanero Scans
More Info: Baka Updates
Read Online: MangaDex

Summary: The story of a young boy who decides to commit suicide, only to find himself in a strange world after his death, told in the form of a picture book.

The Dream I Had When I Died

Kafka: Classics in Comics

Hey guys, here's another one for the Nishioka Kyodai fans out there. This is not an original work, but rather manga versions of some classic Franz Kafka short stories. Their artwork really pairs perfectly with these surreal stories.

Title: Kafka: Classics in Comics
Author: Nishioka Kyodai
Publisher: Monkey Business
Genre: Seinen
Status in Japan: Complete
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations feat. Migeru + Habanero Scans
Scanlation Status: Complete
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: Illustrated versions of some of Franz Kafka's most famous works. Contains the following stories:

1. The Cares of a Family Man
2. The Metamorphosis
3. The Bucket Rider
4. Jackals and Arabs
5. A Fratricide
6. The Vulture
7. A Country Doctor
8. A Hunger Artist
9. In the Penal Colony

Kafka

Hell

This one has been a long time coming, but it's finally here!

Title: Hell
Original Title: 地獄 (Jigoku)
Author: Nishioka Kyodai
Publisher: Garo
Genre: Seinen
Status in Japan: Complete
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations feat. Migeru + Habanero Scans
Scanlation Status: Complete
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: A collection of twelve dreamlike stories by Nishioka Kyodai.

Hell

Me-Bug

A while back, we posted a couple Nishioka Kyodai one-shots taken from magazines, including the title story from this collection. If you liked that story, or indeed, anything else by Nishioka Kyodai, I highly recommend checking this out.

Title: Me-Bug
Original Title: ぼく虫 (Boku Mushi)
Author: Nishioka Kyodai
Publisher: Garo/AX
Genre: Seinen
Status in Japan: Complete
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations + HotCakes + Habanero Scans
Scanlation Status: Complete
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: A collection of sixteen early works by Nishioka Kyodai, including their three-part debut series. As always the stories range from the whimsical to the surreal, with tales of serial killers, bird women, and a man who one day wakes to find himself with a pouch like a kangaroo.

Me-Bug

Riding the Monorail

The usual monthly releases are coming soon (how did it get to be almost the end of the month again!?), as well as hopefully the next part of Gunjo, but in the meantime, enjoy another one-shot from Nishioka Kyodai.

Title: Riding the Monorail
Original Title: モノレールに乗って (Monorail ni Notte)
Author: Nishioka Kyodai
Publisher: AX
Genre: Seinen
Status in Japan: One-shot
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations + HotCakes + Habanero Scans
Scanlation Status: Complete
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: A man loses his way and ends up taking a surreal monorail ride.

Riding the Monorail

Nishioka Kyodai one-shots

These are a couple of very short one-shots by the brother-and-sister duo Nishioka Kyodai. Back in the day, I translated a collection of one-shots (Sadness of the Heart) as well as a single-volume series (God's Child) with Kotonoha, and having recently recovered those scanlations, I've reposted them on my site, if you haven't read them and are interested.

Title: Me-Bug
Original Title: ぼく虫 (Boku Mushi)
Author: Nishioka Kyodai
Publisher: Garo
Genre: Seinen
Status in Japan: One-shot
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations + HotCakes + Habanero Scans
Scanlation Status: Complete
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: How to kill me-bugs.

Me-Bug

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Title: Wolf Girl Laura
Original Title: 狼少女ローラ (Ookami Shoujo Laura)
Author: Nishioka Kyodai
Publisher: Garo
Genre: Seinen
Status in Japan: One-shot
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations + HotCakes + Habanero Scans
Scanlation Status: Complete
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: The story of Laura, a girl raised by a wolf.

Wolf Girl Laura