• HEAVEN'S DOOR (KOIKE KEIICHI)

    HEAVEN'S DOOR (KOIKE KEIICHI)

    A compilation of short stories by Keiichi Koike.

    1. Knockin' on Heaven's Door

    2. 3000 Leagues Searching For Mother

    3. Lazaro Franco's Fourth Hour

    4. The Fallen Samurai And The Sea

    5. Loopa

    6. Kenbo's Diary

    7. Sponge Generation

    8. By Plane

    9. Horizon

    10. Landed
    An astronaut sent on a space mission promises his wife and child that he will come back to them.

    Genre(s): Mature, Psychological, Sci-fi, Seinen

    Updated Time: Oct 19, 2016

  • SUPINOZA

    SUPINOZA

    N/A

    Genre(s): Adventure, Psychological, Seinen

    Updated Time: Oct 20, 2016

  • KATAJIKENAI

    KATAJIKENAI

    N/A

    Genre(s): Drama, Historical, Shounen

    Updated Time: Oct 24, 2016

  • ASTROID

    ASTROID

    Take me to the end of the world... said Blaise Cendrars.
    Come on, I'll take you, says Keiichi Koike.
    He takes you on a trip through time and space to the end of the world that is also but the beginning of it all...

    Genre(s): Psychological, Seinen

    Updated Time: Oct 25, 2016

  • SHADOWMAN

    SHADOWMAN

    Short story published in Comic OZ vol.01, in 1985.

    The shadow of a man creeps upon Jessie. Is it real or merely a figment of her imagination ? Or perhaps, something else...?

    Genre(s): Horror, One Shot, Sci-fi

    Updated Time: Oct 26, 2016

  • ULTRA HEAVEN

    ULTRA HEAVEN

    The story is set in a dystopian alternative universe where any kind of substances able to alter the state of mind is legalized and available to be consumed at home or in designated places called Pomp Bar.
    These products, once considered very dangerous, are now advertised on TV and the bartender choose those ones more suited to their customers or serve them his special cocktails.

    When the Pompies movement obtained the liberalization of the drugs it seemed a historical meaningful change destined to improve the world, a dream realized in a manner to radically affecting the way of life of humanity.But several years after the situation isn't so better, or perhaps the humanity is just adapted to the new situation.

    In a world where all feeling are artificials and where everyone is a potential drug addicted, nothing is really changed: the excess is near at hand and very few substances are considered dangerous and put under a strict control by a hygiene office which has full power on the drugs addicted who are in extreme condition.

    The main character is Kabu, a little peddler and heavy addicted. Used to any kind of hallucinogenic trip, he is able to feel
    the happiness through the ecstasy of the drug, while on the same time hypocritically hating who gave born to that society which has forced him to the excess.
    After an overdose caused by mixing two incompatible drugs, he spends his days looking for stimulants until the encounter with an enigmatic man who offers him a new kind of illegal substance:Ultraheaven
    From that moment his incredible journey begins, where dream and reality are fused in an undivided world, causing him hysterical or joyful reactions and unrestrained pains.

    But what really is Ultraheaven and who's really behind it? And who is the guru who is promoting the meditation as a powerful way to influence the whole universe surrounding us exploiting the quantum theory?
    With the help of a special amplifier helmet Kabu starts a trip into the deep and hidden layers of his conscience, diving into a nightmare he would never discover...

    Genre(s): Drama, Mature, Mystery, Psychological, Sci-fi, Seinen

    Updated Time: Oct 29, 2016

  • The Man of the Sun and the Woman of the Earth

    The Man of the Sun and the Woman of the Earth

    Koike Keiichi's take on the Story of the Navajo People. This short story was published in 野生哲学 アメリカ・インディアンに学ぶ (管啓次郎. May 2011. ISBN 9784062881074)

    Genre(s): Historical, Seinen

    Updated Time: Sep 27, 2018

  • Heaven's Door

    Heaven's Door

    A compilation of short stories by Keiichi Koike. 1. Knockin' on Heaven's Door 2. 3000 Leagues Searching For Mother 3. Lazaro Franco's Fourth Hour 4. The Fallen Samurai And The Sea 5. Loopa 6. Kenbo's Diary 7. Sponge Generation 8. By Plane 9. Horizon 10. Landed An astronaut sent on a space mission promises his wife and child that he will come back to them. Published in English in Epic Illustrated #26, October 1984

    Genre(s): Psychological

    Updated Time: Nov 05, 2020