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A deluxe bind-up edition of Naoki Urasawa's award-winning epic of doomsday cults, giant robots and a group of friends trying to save the world from destruction! Humanity, having faced extinction at the end of the 20th century, would not have entered the new millennium if it weren't for them. In 1969, during their youth, they created a symbol. In 1997, as the coming disaster slowly starts to unfold, that symbol returns. This is the story of a group of boys who try to save the world. For older teen audiences.
In this collection of hauntingly elliptical short stories, Oji Suzuki explores memory, relationships and loss with a loose narrative style, filling each tale with a sense of unfulfilled longing. He plumbs the dissolute depths of human psychology, literally bathing his characters in expansive shadows that paradoxically reveal as much as they obscure. Though he touches on many of the same themes as his contemporaries in the field of post-war alternative manga, Suzuki's ever-shifting narrative approach and dashes of surrealist humor distinguish his work from his peers.
When the alien Mimics invade, Keiji Kiriya is just one of many recruits shoved into a suit of battle armor called a Jacket and sent out to kill. Keiji dies on the battlefield, only to be reborn each morning to fight and die again and again. On his fifth iteration, he gets a message from a mysterious ally - the female soldier known as the Full Metal Bitch. Is she the key to Keiji's escape or his final death? For older teen audiences.
From acclaimed mangaka Tsutomu Nihei, the creator and artist behind BLAME! and Knights of Sidonia, comes his newest Sci-Fi epic. The artificial celestial body Aposimz measures 120,000 km in diameter. Most of its volume is its core space, which is covered by a superstructural shell. Fifty centuries ago, the people who lost the war against the core lost their right to reside legitimately on Aposimz, and were stranded on the frigid surface. They face rampant Frame Disease and aggressive automatons which appear frequently on the Ruins Level. Yet even so, somehow the people survive.
The artificial celestial body Aposimz measures 120,000 km in diameter. Most of its volume is its core space, which is covered by a superstructural shell. Fifty centuries ago, the people who lost the war against the core lost their right to reside legitimately on Aposimz, and were stranded on the frigid surface. They face rampant Frame Disease and aggressive automatons which appear frequently on the Ruins Level. Yet even so, somehow the people survive.
Myne tells Lutz the truth about herself. He gets mad and confused, but in the end accepts Myne, with whom he has spent the past year making paper and such with. They successfully complete the paper and get accepted by Benno. They go to the Merchant's Guild to register so they can sell paper, where they are asked to make hairpins for the guildmaster's granddaughter. And so, they go to meet the girl herself, to ask how she would like her hairpins to look. This is a biblio-fantasy, by book lovers for book lovers!
It's the first day of Planet Camp, and Aries Spring couldn't be more excited! She, along with eight other strangers, leave for Planet McPa for a weeklong excursion. Soon after they arrive, however, a mysterious orb appears and transports them into the depths of space, where they find an empty floating spaceship... For teen audiences.
Built by a brilliant scientist to replace his lost son, but with powers beyond imagination, Astro Boy fights for the oppressed and helpless-human, alien, or robot. Created by Osamu Tezuka, "Japan's Walt Disney," Astro Boy is action-packed, classic fun for all ages, now featured in value-priced omnibus editions!
Average student Moritaka Mashiro enjoys drawing for fun. When his classmate and aspiring writer Akito Takagi discovers his talent, he begs Moritaka to team up with him as a manga-creating duo. But what exactly does it take to make it in the manga-publishing world?
Last night at Cherryton Academy, an herbivore student was killed and eaten. Among the members of the drama club, the herbivores' suspicions naturally turn to their carnivore classmates... The prime suspect? Legosi, a large wolf. But he wouldn't hurt a fly-or would he? And will dwarf rabbit Haru bring out the beast in him? Or are his feelings for her...something else? For older teen audiences.
Dwarf rabbit Haru's odd behavior causes wolf Legoshi to flee. Later, Legoshi learns that the school drama club recruits new students to help them with their inner demons. What does their club president, red deer Louis, wrestle with...? Before Legoshi can figure it out, Louis forces him to face not only his own weaknesses but also his strengths. Legoshi's character is truly put to the test when his onstage fight choreography with tiger Bill turns all too real. Has someone broken the school rules? And could the battle between Legoshi and Bill involve...a female? For older teen audiences.
It's time for the Festival of the Meteor, which honors the world's dinosaur ancestors. While helping to decorate the town, gray wolf Legoshi runs into Netherland dwarf rabbit Haru and finds he is still inexorably drawn to her. Is it a crush or bloodlust? Is it her or any small animal? Relationships are complicated for carnivores-their bird classmates lay the eggs they eat, and some desperate herbivores even sell their body parts on the black market. Then, when Bengal tiger Bill is tempted to buy a piece of forbidden meat, he tries to convince Legoshi to join him... For older teen audiences.
As gray wolf Legoshi continues to grapple with his feelings for dwarf rabbit Haru, he discovers another member of the Drama Club is friendly with her too. But just how friendly...? Meanwhile, someone else is developing feelings for Legoshi. And Bengal tiger Bill is threatening to reveal some disturbing truths about someone's past... For older teen audiences.
As a consequence of his savage battle with brown bear Riz, doors begin to close for gray wolf Legoshi, and he must strike out on his own. Temptation arises when he makes a new herbivore friend, Merino sheep Seven, who is being harassed at work by her carnivore colleagues. We finally meet the current valiant Beastar, horse Yahya, who shares a history with Legoshi's family. Like Legoshi and Louis, Yahya strives to make the world a better place-but do his ends justify his means? Then, both Louis and Legoshi must come to terms with their father figures... For older teen audiences.
Because of his criminal record, gray wolf Legoshi is working in a noodle shop instead of attending high school. Through his job and apartment complex, he meets denizens of the sea, where the values and laws are surprisingly different from those on land. Meanwhile, Beastar horse Yahya and Komodo dragon Gosha attempt to settle their historic grievances through battle. And then a black market drug hits the city... For older teen audiences.
Berserk has conquered the worlds of manga and anime, and now comes the essential roadmap to the sprawling Berserk universe, exploring the characters, creatures, settings, and stories of Berserk's first 38 volumes. Profusely illustrated and including never-before-seen art (including an eight-page color section) and author notes by Kentaro Miura, the Official Guidebook is a comprehensive tour through the epic adventure, shocking horror, and graveyard humor that can be only Berserk!
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.
Toma and Futaba have their first sit-down talk after the big fight at school. Meanwhile, Taichi struggles with the problems that have been dumped in his lap by his friends' choices, and he ends up distancing himself from Toma. Then, one day, Toma stops coming to school. Left in the lurch, what can Futaba and Taichi do? Everyone chooses their futures, and time marches on. Don't miss the heartfelt conclusion of Blue Flag! For older teen audiences.
Years have passed since Naruto and Sasuke teamed up to defeat Kaguya, the progenitor of chakra and the greatest threat the ninja world has ever faced. Times are now peaceful and the new generation of shinobi have not experienced the same hardships as their parents. Perhaps that is why Boruto would rather play video games than train. However, one passion does burn deep in this ninja boy, and that is to defeat his neglectful father! For teen audiences.
The story of The Breaker follows Si-Woon Yi, a timid high school student who becomes the disciple of Chun-Woo Han, a martial artist who is an enemy to the secret martial arts society known as the Murim. However, Shi-Woon is na ve and unaware of his master's shady past and the unseen underbelly of the society. How will Chun-Woo manage to teach Si-Woon and help him survive in the world of the Murim? Originally published in Korean, The Breaker has had international success in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, Turkey, Poland and more...and now ABLAZE is happy to bring the title to English language readers worldwide. Praised not only for its thrilling artwork depicting amazing martial arts action, but also gripping storyline.Ranked #4 on the 10 Best Manhwa of the Decade (According to MyAnimeList.com) THE BREAKER OMNIBUS VOLUME 1 is 400 pages of intense story and art!
When Tadashi Daiba's father is murdered by invaders known as the Mazon, he becomes frustrated in the face of the Earth government's flippant attitude. Landing himself in prison, Tadashi finds himself invited aboard the battleship Arcadia, controlled by none other than the legendary Captain Harlock. Joining his crew on their journey through space, Tadashi's future will lead him to confront not only the Mazon, but the many other forces across the universe threatening humanity's very existence.
Kanzaki Kaori is on the hunt for the culprit who murdered her jeans while Kamijou Touya is on the hunt for a good souveiner from Milan. Elsewhere, Kuruwa begins to fall for Hanzou. At the same time, Hamazura is most definitely not in love with Kinuhata, movie date or not. In the background, the Misaka Sisters' latest obsession is fortune-telling with blood types. The world of science and magic never ceases to be an exciting, hot mess...