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How to Survive a Summoning 101 by Durrendal

Kill. Die. Tsukkomi

Come, take a journey to Sangraal, a world violent and dark with its mythos. Sangraal, a land where mortals are simply instruments for the gods and where everything has its own tales. A place where everything is not set in black and white. Sangraal, where the gods summon a man to do their bidding. How will he pick sides . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Ars Harmonia by Project BC

Human beings are transient creatures. The impermanence of life is tightly interwoven into society—the young are taught by the old so that they, in turn, can teach the next generation when the old has passed on. People are raised in a transient world. Everything eventually breaks down. Plants wither, mountains erode, and eventually the planet itself will come to . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes weekly.
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Fayde of the Void: The Immortal King by Keith Rivara

A new world awaits...

Peter Wright was an ordinary guy, living a mediocre life, but fate had other plans. Peter finds himself in a parallel world with nothing to his name but a wholly unimaginable power he needs to figure out how to use. Now Peter Wright steps forth to unravel what is his destiny, as Fayde of the Void. . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Forever Clone by Kai

A Magical Girl Deconstruction

.Forever Clone. is a magical girl deconstruction placed in prose form. Or, more simply, it takes the tropes of the magical girl genre (such as magic transformations, for example) and takes it apart– measuring it against how that would actually play out within a more realistic setting. The story itself starts with Kaiyleyn Amaru (“Kaiyle”), a fourteen year old . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Saga of Soul by Ouri Maler

Where magical girls meet science!

Meet Eriko, an introverted, intellectual teenage girl with good intentions. Now, watch Eriko get caught in the middle of multiple simultaneous plots as fairies, demons, inter-dimensional empires, evil geniuses, immortal killers, cosmic horrors and more all make their move, and it’s up to her to save the day. “Saga of Soul” tells the story of Eriko, A.K.A. Soul, . . .

A serialized novel, updating sporadically.
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Tokyo Demons by Lianne Sentar & rem

Illustrated light novel

Written by Lianne Sentar (Tokyopop, Seven Seas) and illustrated by rem (Tokyopop, Yen Press) in the style of the Japanese light novel/manga, this story follows Ayase, a young woman who can turn her body into a swarm of insects, and Jo, a young man with a talent for charm and pickpocketing, as they enter high school and are subsequently dragged . . .

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Magical Security Taskforce by Adam Pulver

Where the magic isn't magical and the reality is unreal.

An average boy at an average high school hooked up with the beautiful, popular girl. Until her dominating, evil sister used her powers at school to oppress him into submission. With help from his confident, sexy best friend, the average boy breaks his bonds for one day, only to have everyone exposed to a world of magic. There, the average . . .

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Time and Memory… and saving Midori by David Lim

Original science-philosophical romance metafiction – a multiverse paranormal drama with Japanese aesthetics, alternate dimensions, and parallel realities. The story revolves around Midori, who is at the center of military-corpocratic conflicts, and Ryan who is tasked to save her at all costs along with the help of other paranormal agents . . .  What is reality, who is Midori, and what does . . .

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These days, by goodboy64

a flower with no light, a sun with no life

Best friends Lilly and Rea have been inseparable since they first met at the local park many years ago. On the tenth anniversary of their friendship, Rea makes her true feelings clear. In the weeks following this development, strange phenomena have begun to occur around Lilly. This slice-of-life story follows two girls exploring this new change in their relationship, while . . .

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Nightlights by Chrysoula Tzavelas

A serial novel about monsters, weapons and relationships.

Bitter and isolated at seventeen, Ajax’s miserable life takes new turn after he’s rescued from a nightmarish monster by a pretty girl with a sword. She’s a Nightlight, a kind of teenaged guardian angel. When she offers Ajax the chance to join them, it sets off a chain reaction that changes Ajax’s life forever. . . .

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Akumu Love Panic! by Illise Montoya

Sex, magic, and terror in Japan.

Amaya Alastor is the new gaijin in Tokyo after an incident in America sends her packing. After all she’s been through, she just wants to keep her head down and focus on school like any other sixteen-year-old. Enter Haruko, a strange but enthralling young Japanese girl who immediately takes to Amaya. The two quickly bond, only to have their new . . .

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Boy Scouts ½ by Matthew Atanian

The misadventures of a group of Boy Scouts who had the misfortune to visit the training ground of cursed springs, Jusenkyo!

Inspired by Takahashi Rumiko’s Ranma ½, Boy Scouts ½ follows of a group of Boy Scouts from Massachusetts who suffer from similar curses that change their forms when they get wet. They try to hide their curses from their fellows while going on various misadventures including avoiding swim tests at summer camp, meeting some interesting Girl Scouts, dealing with shadowy . . .

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MAGICAL SECURITY TASKFORCE

High school anime

By Linda Schoales, editor

Mar 23, 2009: “Magical Security Taskforce” is a light fantasy about a group of high school students, their internal politics, and a secret society of magic users. Molly Pearson is the 16-year old student council president who essentially runs the school. She’s also a “guardian” in the Magical Security Taskforce, or MST. Claude is her personal assistant and spy. Her younger sister Renee is the most popular girl in school, but lets Molly run her life. Troy likes Renee but Molly thinks he’s not good enough for her. Kathryn is Troy’s friend who [more . . .]

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AKUMU LOVE PANIC!

Rocky first draft with potential

By Shutsumon, author of Tales of the First

Sep 26, 2012: Short Version: The table of contents states this a first draft and I’d agree with that. A first draft with potential. Worth a look if you find the premise interesting (as I do) and have a high tolerance for stories that tell rather than show.

Setup: Amaya Alastor is a Japanese American teen who’s lived her entire life in the US until circumstances force her to move to live with her father in Japan. Adapting to life in another country is [more . . .]

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