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Rumic World  
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Classic short stories from Takahashi Rumiko. Many are comedies.

Volume 1:
"Fire Tripper" (fantasy, romance)
A gas explosion sends high school girl Suzuko and toddler Shuu 500 years into the past. But she lost Shuu on the way, and as a result, Shuu ended up in the past 10 years before her, and is 15 years old when Suzuko arrives.
"Maris the Chojo" (comedy, sci-fi)
A destructive alien policewoman sees a kidnapped quadrillionaire as her ticket out of debt.
"Those Selfish Aliens" (comedy, fantasy)
Aliens, the government, and fishmen implant bombs in a poor paperboy.
"Time Warp Trouble" (fantasy)
Warriors from feudal Japan inexplicably pop into a high-school classroom.
"The Laughing Target" (drama, romance, supernatural, tragedy)
When they were children, Yuzuru Shiga and his cousin Azusa Shiga were engaged. Azusa aims to make sure that Yuzuru stays hers, no matter what, but Azusa also has a dark secret...

Volume 2:
"Wasted Minds (Dust Spot)" (adventure, comedy, fantasy)
Follows a pair of two bickering government agents, both of whom have special abilities. (A five-part mini-series)
"The Golden Gods of Poverty" (gag comedy)
An unfortunate boy's scientist parents try to use him to make money, but they only succeed in contacting the Seven Lucky Gods, who happen to also be broke.
"The Entrepreneurial Spirit"
A woman leads seminars for a get-rich quick scheme.

Volume 3:
"That Darn Cat" (slice of life)
Takahashi Rumiko remembers having to take care of her neighbor's cat.
"When My Eyes Got Wings"
A couple befriend a sickly child with a secret and his destructive pet bird.
"Wedded Bliss" (comedy, romance)
A wedded couple can only let out their tension from working all day by fighting with one another, until their neighbors threaten to have them moved.
"Sleep and Forget"
A girl relives a past life involving her lover and an evil witch back from the dead in the form of a dog.
"A Cry for Help"
A fairy gives a boy a frightening split personality thanks to the wind-up key she inserts in his neck.
"War Council"
Student councils go to war with one another over a stamp.
"The Face Pack"
A man can change his appearance at will and leads a "masters of disguise" club.

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Related Series
1 or W (Spin-Off)

Associated Names
Rumic World Trilogy
Takahashi Rumiko Kessaku Tanpenshuu
The Laughing Target
The Rumic World: Rumiko Takahashi's Best Short Story Collection
Warau Hyouteki

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Latest Release(s)
v.3 c.Marrieds by SakkaOnna over 10 years ago
v.1-3 c.1-19 by MangaProject & The Furry Triangle over 11 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
3 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, only selective stories

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User Rating
Average: 7.6 / 10.0 (47 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.2 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 30th 2015, 8:32am PST



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English Publisher
Viz (3 Volumes - Complete)

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