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On a visit to the capital of a small country in the far west of Asia, a British girl named Nicola falls in love. The object of her affections is Mimar, a young man who works at a bazaar-yet despite her attempts, he doesn't notice her. Back at home in England, the ache of her unrequited love festers. After years spent obtaining wealth, fame, and "the secret of the world," she returns to the bazaar to exact her deadly revenge upon Mimar and those he holds dearest. This story is just one of many in this dramatic collection, which features tales of witchcraft across the globe and even in the far reaches of outer space. Winner of an Excellence Prize at the 2004 Japan Media Arts Festival, now you can own the entire series in English for the first time in this beautiful omnibus release.
Naofumi finds himself faced with Takt, the Whip Hero. It was this same Takt, along with his disdainful attitude, that ultimately caused the death of Atla in the battle against the Phoenix. Fueled by rage, Naofumi tries to fight Takt, but Takt steals the shield that Naofumi thought was permanently attached to his arm. With his defenses weakened, Naofumi suffers a critical injury and finds himself in a mysterious, unfamiliar world. There, he finds a reassuring ally waiting for him. But once again, Naofumi is forced to make an impossibly difficult decision.
A promising young doctor, Kirihito Osanai visits a remote Japanese mountain village to investigate the source of the latest medical mystery. While he ends up traveling the world to discover what it takes to be cured of such a disease, a conspiracy back home attempts to explain away his absence. Hinging upon his fate are those of his loved ones: an unstable childhood friend and colleague trapped between factions of the medical establishment that nurtured him; a fianc?e emotionally transformed by Kirihito's mysterious disappearance; and a stranger who becomes his guardian angel, a sensual circus-act performer with volatile psychological secrets. Riveting our attention on deformity and its acceptance like The Elephant Man by David Lynch, Ode to Kirihito examines the true worth of human beings through and beyond appearances.
Pirito is a utopia protected by the mechanical goddess Marie, who looms large as she orbits the skies above. Down in the factory town of Gil, Pipi's heart yearns for Kai, but as the only one who can hear Marie's ever-present music, will he be able to accept Pipi's affection? Delve into the beginnings of Usamaru Furuya's soaring fantastical worldview with this masterful, early work from the prolific creator who brought you Lychee Light Club, Genkaku Picasso, No Longer Human, and more! Now collected as one volume, The Music of Marie, a story of sublime love, will pluck at your heartstrings until the very end.
Junta Shiraishi blends into the background so much that even his classmates fail to spot him. His goal is to make the most of his high school life, but that pesky invisibility gets in the way...until Nagisa Kubo notices him! Kubo's playful teasing kicks Shiraishi out of his comfort zone and begins a friendship-or is it something more? For older teen audiences.
School is out for the summer, and Komi is still getting used to this strange new world of having friends. She's discovering that friendship doesn't automatically save you from awkward situations with people, but the more time she spends with her friends, the easier it all seems. And to her astonishment, for the first time in her life Komi isn't anxious for summer to end. For teen audiences.
Unable to get around without a wheelchair, the doll-like Josee leads a solitary, housebound existence. But when she meets her new live-in caretaker, a recent college graduate named Tsuneo, everything in her life is upended. Ä Josee, the Tiger and the Fish Ä depicts the fragile, strangely erotic relationship that blossoms between these two young people. In addition to the title story, this collection also includes seven short tales centering on working women and the myriad loves and partings of their lives.
Karasuno has successfully defeated Tohru Oikawa and Aoba Johsai in their practice match, but the team's future doesn't look so bright. The match uncovered serious holes in Karasuno's defense, which would be fatal in a real game! What they need is a defense expert, a libero, to cover their holes for them. It turns out Karasuno does have a libero named Yu Nishinoya, but he was suspended for one week for violent behavior! And he's even shorter than Hinata! For teen audiences.
With the peaceful culmination of the martial arts tourney, the villagers are ready to go back to their laidback lifestyle... that is until new residents create major problems! The village never thought that so many centaurs and tribes would turn up at their doorstep! The outskirts of Tall Tree Village grows livelier by the second!
Goku finally manages to activate the complete version of Ultra Instinct, and he's got Moro on the ropes. However, Moro has one more trick up his sleeve... With Moro having stocked Merus's abilities in his severed right hand-including Merus's very own Ultra Instinct-Goku's about to get a taste of his own medicine! Can Goku win against another user of that divine power?! For teen audiences.
by Akira Toriyama With the mighty Kai -ken amplifying his strength, Goku fights Vegeta in a desperate battle to save the world - only to find that the elite Saiyan warrior is even stronger than his new techniques! In desperation, Goku calls upon the Genki-dama, the "spirit ball," drawing power from the Earth, its people, plants, and animals. But alone, even Goku is not enough. The last worn-out survivors, Gohan, Kuririn, and Yajirobe, must rush back into the fray to beat the unbeatable Vegeta - as their enraged foe vows to not only wipe out the human race, but destroy the planet Earth itself! Rating: A
Still attending school as Cecil, her male alter-ego, reincarnated villainess Cecilia Sylvie continues working to avert her brutal fate. For a while it seems like her daily life is under control Ä until a mysterious assassin known as Ä the Killer Ä shows up and throws everything into crisis. And if that wasn Ä t bad enough, it seems like Prince Oscar has clued into the fact that Cecil is actually his fianc?©e in disguise?! No matter where she turns, all roads lead to death!
Raised by Father Fujimoto, a famous exorcist, Rin Okumura never knew his real father. One day a fateful argument with Father Fujimoto forces Rin to face a terrible truth - the blood of the demon lord Satan runs in Rin's veins! Rin swears to defeat Satan and becomes an exorcist himself. Can Rin fight demons and keep his infernal bloodline a secret? It won't be easy, especially when drawing his father's sword releases the demonic power within him! For older teen audiences.
(W/A) Kazue Kato As a new Exorcist Esquire at True Cross Academy, Rin has a long way to go before he reaches the top rank of Paladin. When Rin and his classmates are sent to an amusement park to search for a ghost, Amaimon, King of Earth, takes Rin by surprise and steals the Koma Sword. Higher powers have been observing events at the academy and make their presence known. New players enter the game, and Rin doesn't even know he's playing! RATING: T+
The acclaimed adult horror manga is now in presented in deluxe hardcover editions in the original oversized serialization format. Though Guts the Black Swordsman lies at death's door from battling against the giant dragon knight Grunbeld and his legion of demonic Apostles, the witch Schierke has a dangerous card to play to put Guts back in the fight: the unholy Berserker Armor. But the accursed shell that holds Guts together-in a nightmarishly literal sense-unleashes its host's inner demons, which could tear apart Guts tortured mind and send him into eternal darkness! Collects Berserk volumes 25-27, plus three, fold-out color posters. "Berserk is finally given the treatment fans have longed for." -AiPT!
The G.O.A.T. adult horror manga continues in deluxe oversized hardcover editions. Guts and his companions have finally arrived at the sea, but their respite is short-lived as bloodthirsty beasts possessed by malefic Kushan sorcery emerge from the surf. Guts must again don the Berserker Armor to give his troupe any hope of survival, but the accursed shell threatens his very soul . . . and the lives of his comrades! o Collects Berserk volumes 28-30, including three-fold-out color posters.
Kentaro Miura's legendary adult fantasy/horror manga is now available at its original published size in handsome deluxe hardcover editions, each collecting three volumes of the acclaimed series. Guts the Black Swordsman is on a rampage as Mogus, master inquisitor of the Holy See, readies Guts' beloved Casca to be burned at the stake as a heretic in the forbidding Tower of Conviction. But Casca's demonic Brand of Sacrifice is drawing hideous dark powers to the Tower, and even if Guts can defeat the mighty Mogus, can he save Casca from the ravenous hordes of Hell? Collects Berserk volumes 19-21.
The Tower of Conviction has fallen, heralding the unexpected return of Guts' former commander, Griffith, transformed from a mutilated husk into a demon lord. Regenerated into health and beauty with his ambitions intact, Griffith has raised a new Band of the Hawk, recruited from darkness to fulfill his deadly destiny. Collects Berserk volumes 22-24 including three-fold-out color posters.
The ultimate adult fantasy manga now in 7" x 10" hardcover editions! The long war between Midland and Tudor nears an end as the Band of the Hawk, led by Griffith and his fearless champion Guts, turn the tide in Midland's favor. But impending victory ignites a secret war within Midland, as those seeking courtly favor see the ambitious Griffith as an obstacle to power. And nothing is more powerful than an enemy unseen! Collects Berserk volumes 7-9.
The mutilated Griffith offers up his Band of the Hawk as sacrifices to the Godhand's demon lords in exchange for a rebirth into terrible power. But the Hawks' berserker champion, Guts, will take on perdition itself to save his lover, Casca, from the profane violations that only Hell can offer! Collects Berserk volumes 13-15.
Marked with the unholy Brand of Sacrifice that draws the damned to him, Guts the Black Swordsman battles the minions of Hell that thwart his search for Casca, his former captain and lover. But Casca, too, is marked with the Brand, and Guts must find her before the legions of the abyss do! Collects Berserk volumes 16-18.
Kentaro Miura's Berserk has ouraged, horrified, and delighted readers since 1989, and now the badass champion of adult fantasy manga is presented in a deluxe hardcover edition amassing the first three Berserk volumes in 7" x 10" format, with further volumes to come to present the entire series in handsome bookshelf collections. Have you got the Guts? Kentaro Miura's Berserk has ouraged, horrified, and delighted manga and anime fanatics since 1989, creating an international legion of hardcore devotees and inspiring a plethora of TV series, feature films, and video games. And now the badass champion of adult fantasy manga is presented in an oversized 7" x 10" deluxe hardcover edition, nearly 700 pages amassing the first three Berserk volumes, with following volumes to come to serve up the entire series in handsome bookshelf collections. No Guts, no glory! Collects volumes 1-3.
The new shonen action manga from the creator of Magi is here! Musashi is a teenager living under demon rule. As children, he and his best friend made a promise: to become the greatest warriors in the world and overthrow the demons. But life intervenes, and five years later, he finds himself about to become a miner. Yet he can't shake the feeling that he still has a responsibility to act... and, soon, the injustices of his world will force his hand.
Construction of the new village is going smoothly, but Hiraku and the festival planners are finding themselves in a rut. On top of that, a lottery drawing brings Tall Tree Village to the conclusion that a tournament of valor will be held as the village festival-the polar opposite of easy living!
A powerful, mysterious figure has captured Ryang-Ha, and it's clear he knows more than most about his target. With no way of overcoming his captor, it's up to Chateau to break in and come to his rescue, but when a fight breaks out between the two, things go from bad to worse...
There's only one thing in this world Cid wants to be. And it's not some bland protagonist or the final boss-he has his eyes set on becoming a mastermind working in the shadows. Now that he's been reborn in another world, Cid has been hard at work, building the perfect stage to act out his long-desired role. The issue is that these imaginary adversaries and plot devises exist in this new world...and he's the only one left in the dark!
Musashi is a teenager living under demon rule. With the battle to reclaim Awaji Island quickly approaching, Musashi throws himself into his training with Amako to learn to link up his blade energy. Things start looking up when Michiru lends a hand, but suddenly she and Musashi are enveloped in a huge obsidian crystal. As events spiral out of control, the secret of Michiru's past comes to light!
After reincarnating in a different world, Cid enjoys playing his role as an "eminence in shadow." In order to rescue the princess, who has a personality as twisted as his, he launches his assault on the secret base of the Cult of Diablos! "This prelude...is mine to perform."
Yaotome's the cute president of the shogi (Japanese chess) club at her high school, and she's pretty sure that her underclassman Ayumu, the only other member, has a huge crush on her. They get together to play shogi every day after school, but no matter what she does, she can't seem to coax or trick him into confessing his feelings! What she doesn't know is that Ayumu has made a pact with himself to reveal his love after he's beaten Yaotome at shogi for the first time. Yet there's one big issue with this plan...he really sucks!
The new spinoff manga to the hit fantasy isekai series, developed by original creator Fuse! Against the odds, the little slime Rimiru has established his magical kingdom for all monsters, called Tempest, and it's thriving. But three visitors, Phos the fox girl, Stella the dragon girl, and Nemu the winged girl, come to pay Tempest a visit, they're stunned at just how quickly it's developed. Don't miss this new story in the world of Slime, just as the second season of the anime arrives! With a concept and story by Fuse, the creator of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Trinity in Tempest is the grand tour of Rimiru's world that fans have always wanted. Through the eyes of three cute little monsters, one from the fox clan, one from the dragon clan, and one from the winged clan, readers will meet the residents of the utopia in
Will Miko's budding closeness with Miyuki make other interested parties jealous? Entertaining a cat in the student council chambers leads to complications. And as the war between the Shinomiyas and the Shijos heats up, Kaguya's new assistant and Mikado both fall under suspicion. Finally, Kaguya spends the night at Miyuki's place-alone!How do you know when you're ready? Forteen audiences.
The official spinoff manga of Rent-A-Girlfriend features fan-favorite Sumi, the shy girl longing to come out of her shell. Sumi Sakurasawa is shy. Even simple things, like going for a donut with someone or calling out to a stranger that they've dropped something, paralyze her with fear. Her strategy? Become a "rent-a-girlfriend" and make some cash while she practices her people skills! But raising the stakes even higher might not be the foolproof solution she thought it was. And even worse, to keep the gig, she needs five-star reviews, and that means no freezing up or freaking out on a date. How is that even possible?!
Taro Sakamoto was once a legendary hit man considered the greatest of all time. Bad guys feared him! Assassins revered him! But then one day he quit, got married, and had a baby. He's now living the quiet life as the owner of a neighborhood store, but how long can Sakamoto enjoy his days of retirement before his past catches up to him?! For older teen audiences.
The initial expectation of an easy first win for the gods in the Valhalla arena is shattered when the human hero Lü Bu proves to be a matchup for the mighty Thor (with some help from Brunhilde on the sly). With the tournament going into another round, Zeus himself decides to step into the ring. His human opponent? None other than the first man himself-Adam! For older teen audiences.
Something has gone terribly wrong! Laios and party have all woken up in the wrong shape!? Their races have switched-Laios is now a dwarf, Marcielle a half-foot, and Senshi's...an elf!? Is it even possible they continue their trek through the dungeon in these unfamiliar forms? For readers ages 13 years and up.
Since his father died, manga artist Ichiro has barely scraped by, forced to support his two younger siblings on just a middle school education. He doesn't even have time to learn how to use a computer, which forces him to keep wrestling with pen and paper. When his art assistants quit to strike out on their own, on top of juggling deadlines, family, and the constant fear of losing his job, Ichiro feels close to a total breakdown. But then a new assistant pops into Ichiro's life, and his prospects immediately start to brighten! She's an incredible artist, she always finishes on time, and she's beautiful, to boot! But she also seems to know an awful lot about him, and soon, she makes a confession that bends Ichiro's mind beyond the confines of Earth.
At age 10, best friends Musashi and Kojiro sat in excited silence as Kojiro's father spun tales of evil demons who preyed on the innocent, and the warriors who defeated them. Practicing swordplay, the two swear an oath to become the strongest in the world and But as they grow up, Kojiro turns cynical, and Musashi comes to realize that he can't turn back 150 years of demon rule on his own. He's being called a prodigy with a pickaxe, and he's almost ready to settle for a life of labor. Yet he can't shake the feeling that he still has a responsibility to act...and soon, for the injustices of his world will force his hand.
From the legendary creator Osamu Tezuka comes an anthology of psychological thrillers that are sure to drive a chill down your spine. A woman spurned by her lover, presented with the chance to get her revenge. A serial killer claiming that his inhuman acts against man and nature are a protest to an unjust society. In The Thief Inoue Akikazu, Tezuka, through his thrilling dialogue and phenomenal artwork, masterfully illustrates the horrors that creep at the edge of the human psyche.
Asa and Nakaido fly out to take a closer look at the mysterious creature that has appeared off the coast of Japan. As the creature threatens them with its sharp teeth and spiky tail, Nakaido works to decipher his mentor's notes and find its weakness. But their attempts to take down the beast are in vain when it makes its way for land! For older teen audiences.
With disbandment imminent, Mike-No.1, the leader of the Rainbow Brigade-goes renegade, and uses his awesome powers to take many members of the unit with him. Now holed up in his citadel while the Peace Corps lays siege, he awaits his fate at the hands of the only person who can kill him...or understand him-No. 5. For teen audiences.
A new dark fantasy from the creator of Devils' Line, Ryo Hanada. The world is suddenly overrun by monsters called "shojo," and anyone who is bit by one is infected with a mysterious virus that turns them into the same being. To defeat the shojo, humans live in "aerial cities" and formed units called "guards." Nanao Minami, also known as the Blackguard, fights but without regard for his own life. What is his motivation and why does he want to die so readily?
The Great Jahy, (former) number two of the demon realm, has managed to restore a sliver of her magical power... but it seems her difficulties in the human world are far from over! Still, even when she gets questioned by the police, even when she has to survive on less than $5 until payday, the Great Jahy will not be perturbed! Get ready to cry tears of sympathy!
Misuzu Hara is a quiet, reserved 24-year-old high school teacher whose world is turned upside down after her friend's fianc? rapes her. Her attempt to connect with one of her students, himself a victim of sexual trauma, results in an unlikely romance, and the repercussions of these events affect everyone around them in often unpredicatable ways. Torikai's work is a frank and nuanced examination of the emotional and practical effects of sexual violence, rendering the messy realities in gorgeously refined linework and dialogue far more naturalistic than most manga. The author veers away from blunt indictment to paint one of the most complex and fascinating psychological portraits of both rapist and victim in any medium. Very much not just for manga fans, Sensei's Pious Lie will appeal to readers of graphic novels and literary fiction in general.
Yaotome's the cute president of the shogi (Japanese chess) club at her high school, and she's pretty sure that her underclassman Ayumu, the only other member, has a huge crush on her. They get together to play shogi every day after school, but no matter what she does, she can't seem to coax or trick him into confessing his feelings! What she doesn't know is that Ayumu has made a pact with himself to reveal his love after he's beaten Yaotome at shogi for the first time. Yet there's one big issue with this plan - he really sucks!
Apollo's Song follows the tragic journey of Shogo, a young man whose abusive childhood has instilled in him a loathing for love so profound he finds himself compelled to acts of violence when he is witness to any act of intimacy or affection whether by human or beast. His hate is such that the gods intervene, cursing Shogo to experience love throughout the ages ultimately to have it ripped from his heart every time. From the Nazi atrocities of World War II to a dystopian future of human cloning, Shogo loses his heart, in so doing, healing the psychological scars of his childhood hatred. Master storyteller Osamu Tezuka's Apollo's Song is a lyrical tour-de-force on the human spirit, the destruction of hate, and the triumph of love.
To fulfill his master's last request, half-human wand craftsman Ix must repair a staff belonging to a girl named Yuui. There's just one problem-in order to mend the staff's core, Ix must obtain the heart of a dragon, the last of which supposedly died out 1,000 years ago. Running up against a strict time limit before his contract expires, Ix must somehow find a long lost dragon and repair the wand all by summer's end.
One day, Takebe, a former delinquent trying to leave that part of her past behind for good, runs into her high-school rival, Soramori. The two fight for the first time in years, and thanks to being desperately out of practice, Takebe loses-leaving her no choice but to accept Soramori's request to start dating her...?!
Take a coffee break in this supernatural spin on a cat cafe! For some people, the daily grind of city life is exhausting. Yet somewhere between busy streets there's a mysterious cat cafe that can only be found by weary souls. What's on the menu? A delicious cup of coffee, specially brewed for each customer... by a cat barista!
Hot on the heels of the hit light novel series Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki comes this spinoff manga, written by the original author, Yuki Yaku, and starring the beloved Mimimi! Everyone wants to shine, and high schooler Minami Nanami is no exception. One day, she reaches a turning point, and her mother introduces her to the modeling industry. There, she discovers a whole new world, but nothing is ever that simple...
After the loss of his left leg, Kikuzato Ä s dream of becoming the ace striker on the high school soccer comes to an end Ä permanently. But endings are always followed by beginnings Ä and so, armed with a prosthetic leg, Kikuzato finds a new dream. He Ä s going to become a track star and win the gold at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics! A 60m race in Shibuya is only the first step...
Senku and friends continue their quest to procure a sulfa drug panacea for Ruri, the village shamaness who is gravely ill! The toughest ingredient to obtain is sulfuric acid, the search for which will lead them on a death-defying journey! Meanwhile, the Grand Bout Martial Arts Tournament approaches, with the chief's throne offered as a prize to the winner! For teen audiences.