Series: Just Bento CookbookThe Just Bento Cookbook 2Make-Ahead, Easy, Healthy Lunches To GoPaperbackMakiko Itoh9781568365794$25.95COOKING Jan 02, 2018
The author of the best-selling Just Bento Cookbook is back with hundreds of delicious new Japanese-lunchbox-style recipes — including many low-carb, vegetarian, and vegan options—that can be made quickly and without a lot of fuss.The passion for bento boxes shows no signs of letting up. Leading the way in popularizing these compact and portable boxed meals has been Makiko Itoh, blogger extraordinaire and author of the perennial bestseller, The Just Bento Cookbook. Itoh was instrumental in spreading the word that bentos are perfect for busy adul... + Read More
Series: Anime Supremacy!PaperbackMizuki Tsujimura9781945054471$18.95FICTION Oct 03, 2017
Japanese animation—the globally acclaimed, family-friendly theatrical features are the exception rather than the rule for a TV-oriented industry that has been pushed into late-night slots in an era of fragmented audiences. When only three titles among fifty might turn a profit, topping the charts is hardly an overambitious aim. Yet as three women, a producer, a director, and an animator, survive in a business infamous for its murderous schedules, demoralizing compromises, and incorrigible men, moments of uplift emerge against all odds—and how. ... + Read More
Now the basis of a live-action movie, the razor-sharp series continues to delight, featuring more than its usual share of female characters in this much-awaited, brand-new installment.Meet a well-adjusted expatriate who was the first Japanese demi-human to be discovered; elite bureaucrat Tosaki’s ailing love interest, his moral anchor and hazard; and Ritsu Nagai, our calculating hero’s no-nonsense mom. As a bonus, get to know Sam “Sato” Owen’s motherís side of the family (they offer excellent business opportunities).Story Locale: Japan
Series: Ring TrilogySEsHardcoverKoji Suzuki9781945054631$24.95FICTION Dec 19, 2017
Twenty-one years after the legendary bestseller Ring, which spawned blockbuster films on both sides of the Pacific, and thirteen years after Birthday, the seeming last word on iconic villain Sadako and her containment, internationally acclaimed master of horror and Shirley Jackson Award-winner Koji Suzuki makes his much-awaited return to the famed trilogy’s mind-blowing story world with a new novel, S.Takanori Ando, son of Spiral protagonist Mitsuo, works at a small CGI production company and hopes to become a filmmaker one day despite coming f... + Read More
The Destiny ConductorTurned into a PSY Qualia zombie, the once meek and unfailingly polite Aichi Sendou comes to bark, “How dare you touch me so casually!” to his pals. The always cool Kouji Ibuki, who introduced them to the game once upon a time, now declares, “I’m Vanguard’s enemy!” It’s all the doing of Takuto Tatsunagi, who’s targeted the very bonds linking the cardfighters to their font of imagination, Planet Cray. Or is it?As friendships forged in the crucible of battle get warped and dear memories threaten to fade, who will stand up to t... + Read More
Following up on the high note of family ties on which the previous installment concluded, but preceding it chronologically, we find Araragi and his little sister Tsukihi, the heroine of the last volume, in full sibling rivalry mode as they bicker about love. The conversation that cannot end unfolds in its unabashed original glory herein. Like KIZUMONOGATARI, which delved into our narrator’s disastrous spring break, Cat Tale (Black) is a prequel about another catastrophe, mentioned often yet never recounted even in a foregoing chapter dedicated ... + Read More
Seraph of the End is a novelized prequel of the hit manga series of the same name, published by Viz Media, and detailing the series of events that occurred eight years before the start of the manga. Full of teen agnst and dark fantasy action, it is a modern tale that properly represents the new Japanese literary genre - Light Novels.The world is on the verge of destruction, but before that happens Guren and his associates vow to defy this action. To accomplish this they decide to betray Mahiru. But when the time comes to initiate their plans th... + Read More
Launching into new territory that the author hadn’t mapped out when he embarked on the series, NEKOMONOGATARI (White) tells the tale of heroine Tsubasa Hanekawa from her own perspective, in her own voice—if that can hold true for a damaged soul who, depending on who you’re asking, suffers from a split personality or a supernatural aberration.The bone-chilling brokenness of her household, where father and mother and daughter keep three separate sets of cookware in the same kitchen and only ever prepare their own meals, and the profound darkness ... + Read More
Series: GundamMobile Suit Gundam WING, 2Glory of the LosersPaperbackKatsuyuki Sumizawa9781945054358$13.95COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS Sep 05, 2017
“Our target is OZ!” is the rallying cry of the five young Gundam pilots that fell to earth like meteors. They begin to attack OZ facilities scattered around the globe. Trowa, in the Heavyarms, launches a fierce attack on an MS factory on Corsica, when suddenly the Gundam Sandrock appears, with Quatre in the pilot’s seat, leading a Maganac corps. The battle between these two Gundam pilots, who had been unaware of each other’s existence until they end up engaged in combat, takes an unexpected turn…Story Locale: A Futuristic Earth
Davine Lu is attempting to access the Netsphere within an unofficial stratum of the megastructure, where temporary access can be granted even without a Net Terminal Gene. After a fierce battle, Pcell steals Cibo’s precious capsule of human genetic information and forwards it to Davine Lu. After reuniting with Kyrii, Cibo and the provisional Safeguards try to retrieve the capsule before it’s too late. As Davine Lu attempts to connect to the Netsphere, the Administration slows down his connection speed to allow Cibo to give virtual chase and for ... + Read More
que será surrealitya game of musical chairs takes a sharp turn. nano pulls out all the stops in a battle against a fry thief. a bizarre body-swap situation occurs in the shinonome household. yuuko displays a talent for naming things. we get a glimpse of mio’s dream job, as everyone writes a letter to their future selves…Story Locale: Japan
A Slice of Magic Makoto and her cousins visit a café run by a witch that’s cloaked in magic and has regular visitors from folks on the “other side.” Inukai stops by to make amends, and Nao gets a taste of some spicy medicine. Akane drops by just in time for a very special sighting of a rare, sky-borne animal…Story Locale: Northern JapanSeries Overview: High school teen Makoto returns home after six years of witch training to live in a new and slightly funnier world.
Anzai, thanks to his reawakened memories from his childhood, is called in to the MPD to give a statement on Kikuhara. After the dissolution of F Squad, Jill struggles with a sense of being unmoored. Lee has gained a reputation as a bit of a devil-hero, but shadowy figures from his past start to catch up to him. And deep in the forest somewhere in Gunma Prefecture, Makimura opens his eyes…Story Locale: Tokyo, Japan
Series: NichijouHelvetica Standard BoldPaperbackKeiichi Arawi9781945054327$17.95COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS Oct 17, 2017
The follow-up to the hit manga series nichijou (and heavily referenced in the artwork of that series), Helvetica Standard is a full-color anthology of Keiichi Arawi’s comic art and design work. Funny and heartwarming, this two-part series is a humorous look at modern day Japanese design in comic form and a deep-dive into the artistic and creative mind of Keiichi Arawi. Part comic, part diary, part art and design book, Helvetica Standard is a deconstruction of the world of nichijou.
Series: Imperfect Girl, 1PaperbackNISIOISIN9781945054600$13.95COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS Oct 24, 2017
Legendary novelist NISIOISIN partners up with Mitsuru Hattori in this three volume graphic novel adaptation of one of his mystery novels…“Looking back on it now, I realize that incident is what turned me into the novelist I am today.”An author is someone who creates tales, but an aspiring author is someone who lies, and nothing more. This incident happened 10 years ago, when I was in college, and merely an aspiring author. If those events never took place I wouldn’t have become much of anything at all, which is why I think I need to thank her, ... + Read More
Series: GundamMobile Suit Gundam WING, 3Glory of the LosersPaperbackKatsuyuki Sumizawa9781945054365$13.95COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS Nov 14, 2017
The Gundams have gathered to put a stop to a planned operation to launch MS Tauruses into space from New Edwards Base. Quatre, Trowa and Wufei attack the base without realizing that the operation is a feint. OZ Commander Treize seizes the chance to launch Operation Pleiades with the aim of dismantling the United Earth Sphere Alliance. As the moderate members of the Alliance attempt to flee New Edwards Base, Heero’s Wing Gundam alights…Story Locale: A Futuristic Earth
“Could you help me fall in love?” Kou Ichinomiya, a young man born with a silver spoon in his mouth and raised with the mantra “never owe anyone” suddenly finds himself deeply indebted to a young homeless woman, Nino, who lives on the Arakawa river bank and claims to originally be from the planet Venus. When Nino rejects all of Kou’s mundane offers of money or housing, Kou is at a loss for how to repay his debt, until Nino suddenly asks him to teach her about love. A daunting task, but the over-achieving Kou is determined to return Nino’s favor... + Read More
Hank has decided to team up with Claude’s Incarnate extermination unit, Coup de Grace, for the time being. Their next target is Centaurus, guardian of the fortress at Bold Creek, whose regenerative abilities make him nigh immortal. And there have been rumors that Claude’s brother (and Hank’s sworn enemy) Cain Madhouse is at the fortress…Hank’s original goal is to defeat Centaurus, but he ends up working with the government forces to capture the fortress at Bold Creek. In the final moments of battle, a devastating new weapon is deployed…Story Lo... + Read More
Just as nothing is ordinary in the world of my ordinary life, nothing is standard about Helvetica Standard. The second half of this behind-the-scenes peek at the surreal aesthetic of Keiichi Arawi contains a heavier emphasis on artwork created to tie into nichijou as well as a hearty helping of short-format manga, tales and snippets from Arawi’s life as a working manga artist, and the identity of the mysterious novelist John Mark Ware is revealed…Story Locale: Japan
Series: BLAME!BLAME!, 6PaperbackTsutomu Nihei9781942993827$38.95COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS Dec 12, 2017
In this final installment, Kyrii, still searching for the Net Terminal Gene, traces the steps of Cibo, reincarnated as a Level 9 Safeguard, and Sanakan, now a representative of the Administration. As Sanakan guides Cibo to a safe place where her sphere can develop in peace, Cibo is captured by the Silicon Life. Sanakan contacts Kyrii requesting his help in rescuing Cibo, because in her current form she may hold the key to saving the city. Sanakan risks everything in the battle against the Silicon Life. Kyrii arrives at a critical moment, and co... + Read More
Serene Sorcery Makoto makes her way to a fabric shop in town in order to sew a new robe, and ends up crafting a surprise for Chinatsu, too. Makoto combines her mundane studies with a bit of witchcraft and makes a freaky treat. On the way home from a late-night meeting with her mentor, Makoto runs into Inukai. They head to the beach and meet an adorably mysterious creature that immediately makes itself at home…Story Locale: Northern Japan
A Whole World Inside A Pendant Kazane gets Honoka and Kagari to help rebuild her house (along with the aid of some furry, feral friends.) Since Medusa and her minions moved in next door, Honoka asks for her help in unlocking a mysterious pendant. Inside is a world of memories which reveal the forgotten history of the Kagari estate, and a fiery familiar that once terrorized the residents….Story Locale: JapanSeries Overview: High schooler Honoka Takamiya finds himself in the middle of a battle between witches…for his body in this 7 volume series.
Series: GundamMobile Suit Gundam WING, 4Glory of the LosersPaperbackKatsuyuki Sumizawa9781945054372$13.95COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS Jan 16, 2018
“Operation Meteor,” the plan hatched by a rebellious faction of the colonies to destroy the secret organization OZ, ended in failure. The Gundam pilots are ostracized by the whole world, and OZ’s Colonel Une, who commands the operation to dismantle the United Earth Sphere Alliance, orders Zechs to continue his counter-attack against the Gundams. Meanwhile, Heero, who has hidden himself away at Saint Gabriel Academy, is confronted by Relena, whose father was just killed during the attack by one of the Gundams…Story Locale: A Futuristic Earth
Series: Imperfect Girl, 2PaperbackNISIOISIN9781945054617$13.95COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS Jan 09, 2018
“Leaving this house without finding out what’s going on here is no longer an option for me…!”The improbable imprisonment that transformed “I” into a novelist continues into a third, fourth and fifth day. “U” obsesses over formalities, as “I” quietly coaxes her into taking care of herself. As this bizarre farce of a kidnapping stretches towards the inevitable breaking point, “I” starts to discover the truth about “U”, a truth he should never have learned…
The ABC’s of DiversionsSeki’s desktop renovation is fit for a TV show. He adds turf just to create crop circles, and lures beetles and cicadas…until a larger predator shows up. Seki’s building a kaiju with a secret inside for the school fair. And can Rumi rescue Jun’s doll from the path of vigilantism…?Story Locale: A Japanese High SchoolSeries Overview: My Neighbor Seki is a 9+ volume manga comedy that is set in high school; comedic hi-jinks that revolve around pair of teens who are constantly finding new and inventive ways to kill time in class.
The first combined edition of The Flowers of Evil features volumes 1-3 of this best-selling and acclaimed series. It follows the adventures of a lonely bookish teen struggling to find his identity through Baudelaire’s poetry, until two girls—a beauty and a bully—help him find true love and friendship. Edgy, intense, and romantic, this new edition will give fans a chance to reconnect with Kasuga, Saeki, and Nakamura as it explores the issues of bullying, loneliness, individuality, and identity.Story Locale: Rural Japan
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