Yurara v.1 by Chika Shiomi – 200 pages
Yurara sees the spirits of the dead, and her grandfather tells her she is protected by something very powerful. She thinks she’s alone in her ability until she meets two boys at school, zany Mei and somber Yako, who share her powers. When confronting spirits at school, Yurara is taken over by a powerful spirit inside her, that helps guide lost souls to closure. The dynamics between the three characters are amusing, and there’s a rich payoff in seeing Yurara help lonely ghosts. The artwork is usually nothing out of the ordinary for a manga, but the ghosts are well-drawn, and the surreal visual elements that creep in to the jokes are fun. Yurara is an entertaining ghost story.