Unlike ne’er-do-well former vampire Araragi, his two younger sisters Karen and Tsukihi, who attend a private junior high, are little balls of energy and charisma that their peers look up to. That the “ka” in Karen and “hi” in Tsukihi are both written with the character for “fire” isn’t the only reason they’ve come to be known as the Fire Sisters.Karen is the brawn and Tsukihi the brains of a vigilantism that the pair sees not merely as defending justice but as justice itself. They can’t encounter a harmful fad without trying to hunt down a spec... + Read More
Series: Your Lie in AprilA Six-Person EtudePaperbackYui Tokiumi9781945054266$12.95FICTION Jul 25, 2017
THE POPULAR MANGA AND ANIME DRAMA COMES TO LIFE IN WORDS! There’s not a competition that piano prodigy Arima hasn’t won since he started playing. His renditions are matchless in their precision. When he’s only eleven, however, his peerless fingers fall silent—right up there on stage. Exploring the shock of the incident and its aftermath from his friends and rivals’ perspectives, A Six-Person Etude accompanies the boy’s halting efforts to pick himself up as an adolescent. Based on the hit series, these prose chapters expand on the original but f... + Read More
Originally planned to be the series’ conclusion, “final” chapter “Tsukihi Phoenix” invites us back to the seemingly eventless country burg where supernatural afflictions abound and characters change their trademark hairstyles at the drop of a hat. Rest assured, dear reader, that the story continued in Japanese and will do so in translation. In the first half of Fake Tale, lost soul Araragi helped resolve his bigger little sister Karen’s feverish run-in with a fraud. In this second half, he must attend to his littler little sister Tsukihi’s issu... + Read More
As his clients get on in years, Kenji starts offering house call haircuts, which leads to the most emotional moment of Kenji’s career as a stylist. Shino asks for someone to split the burden of clerical work at the office and the firm ends up with a very perceptive new employee. And Kohinata calls Shiro in a panic asking for help with Gilbert, and ultimately makes Shiro a very intriguing offer…Story Locale: Tokyo, Japan
Cardfight!! Vanguard is the latest from the creator of the best-selling comic and trading card game Yu-Gi-Oh! Vanguard skews toward teens, both male and female, and should be a pillar for manga sections as well as comic book stores and board game stores worldwide. The trading card game already has monthly tournaments across the US, Singapore and Southern Europe with more than a hundred-thousand active players.The basis of the hit trading card game and animation franchise, Cardfight!! Vanguard is a modern fantasy tale of trading card playing and... + Read More
Ishimaru, still shrouded in suspicion, leads F Squad on a raid of the CCC’s hideout to get ahold of the list of members, but the CCC turns out to be several steps ahead in this cat-and-mouse game. When Anzai gets caught in the crossfire, Tsukasa has to make a life-or-death decision…Story Locale: Tokyo, Japan
Natural Enchantment Makoto goes to a local cherry blossom festival and happens to encounter someone who has a bone to pick with her sister, Akane. When Akane happens to drop by, she teaches Makoto some new tricks for flying and some easy spellcraft. Their kid cousin Chinatsu is so charmed by the witches’ talents that she makes an unexpected request…Story Locale: Aomori, JapanSeries Overview: High school teen Makoto returns home after six years of witch training to live in a new and slightly funnier world.
Drool-Worthy Denouement As the school year wears on and the warmer months arrive, the boys enjoy the sight of the girls in their softball uniforms and swimsuits. Tsubaki invites Urabe to watch the fireworks from a place that holds special memories for him. Oka describes how she and Ueno first started dating, and Urabe comes clean to Tsubaki’s sister about their relationship. When Urabe “sees” an important event from Tsubaki’s past, she makes him an offer that will bind them together even more closely…Story Locale: Tokyo, Japan
Series: BLAME!, 4PaperbackTsutomu Nihei9781942993803$38.95COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS Jun 27, 2017
Sanakan attempts to destroy the Central A.I., as Mensab and her guardian knight, Seu, fight for the lives of the human residents they promised to protect. After the Central A.I. recklessly attempts to forward the whole of TOHA Heavy Industries, Kyrii and Cibo are left with a precious genetic sample from a very old human being. Wanting to test the genetic sample for signs of the Net Terminal Gene, Kyrii and Cibo make their way through an unofficial megastructure…Story Locale: SPACE!
humdrum conundrums yukko has a depressing doppelganger. tanaka has a secret weapon. mai becomes engrossed in a new best-seller. mio squares off with a strange new vending machine, and a near-death experience creates chaos for a guardian angel…Story Locale: Japan
The investigation into Marie’s suspicious death has been stymied, and Kenzaki, tired of playing by the book, suggests a highly risky ploy to try and get answers about RDS from the very people his unit has worked against. Meanwhile, the Escape Artist organization is showing strain now that their show-stopping hound is in captivity…Story Locale: JapanSeries Overview: Furin is tasked to protect mortals in a world where immortality is the norm. And she accomplishes this because by day she works for the very government agency assigned to terminate t... + Read More
His Grace himself rides, keen to punish the impudent rabble. Witness the historic Battle of Morgarten in a bonus-length volume that concludes this astonishing series.Story Locale: SwitzerlandSeries Overview: It is the 14th Century and as the Swiss begin to initiate their movements toward independence a fortress in the Alps known as the Wolfsmund continues to strike fear amongst the German and Italian communities that dare threaten Hapsburg (Austrian) rule!
Anzai wakes up to find himself in the devil treatment floor of a hospital. While Anzai was unconscious he dreamt of his childhood at ONLO, and may have recalled a blocked memory involving both a young Kikuhara and his real father. As a result of the incident on the roof, the brass at the MPD have insisted that Tsukasa and Anzai be temporarily separated. Back full-time at school, Tsukasa makes an important discovery that will affect her future…Story Locale: Tokyo, Japan