Nisemonogatari

Fake Tale

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Author: NISIOISIN

Publisher: Vertical

ISBN: 9781942993988

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Page: 280

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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 specific source that had a motive for spreading it. In their big brother's humble opinion, there is something fake and precarious about it all. In this first of two parts, the immediate sequel to the legendary BAKEMONOGATARI plunges us into the middle of summer vacation in the mostly peaceful rural town where the series is set. As our hero and narrator can say from experience, however, teenagers with too much free time on their hands can get stung pretty badly.

Kizumonogatari

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Author: Nishio Ishin,Nisioisin

Publisher: Vertical

ISBN: 9781941220979

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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A stand-alone prequel to the leading Monogatari (Kodansha) series by the 33-year-old novelist whose first printings are now second only to Haruki Murakami's, this story about a blond female vampire on a 'tourist visit' to the country is being adapted into an animated feature for Japanese theatrical release in late 2015/early 2016. High schooler Koyomi, encountering a dying vampire on his way home from purchasing age-restricted magazines, offers his blood and must face the three vampire hunters who have stolen his mistress's limbs.

Bakemonogatari

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Author: NISIOISIN

Publisher: Vertical

ISBN: 9781942993889

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Page: 240

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High schooler Koyomi, now a vampire after his experiences during Wound Tale, hears rumours of other supernatural activity and offers to help.

Nekomonogatari (Black): Cat Tale

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Author: NISIOISIN.

Publisher: Vertical

ISBN: 9781945054488

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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In Bakemonogatari, Koyomi Araragi - a third year high school student who has recently survived a vampire attack - finds himself mixed up with all kinds of apparitions: gods, ghosts, myths, and spirits. However, in this sequel Nisemonogatari, we pick up right where Kizumonogatari left off and follow Koyomi as the psychological twists delve deeper and deeper...

Imperfect Girl

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Author: NISIOISIN,Mitsuru Hattori

Publisher: Kodansha Comics

ISBN: 1642120804

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 200

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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…

Baccano!, Vol. 1 (light novel)

The Rolling Bootlegs

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Author: Ryohgo Narita

Publisher: Yen Press LLC

ISBN: 0316270377

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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New York, 1931. The manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages is prohibited by law, but behind this prohibition, organized crime flourishes-so, too, do bank robbers, bootleggers, assassins, and homunculi. Some want money, some are chasing the secret to immortality, and others just want to have a really good time. You know what they say, though: You can't always get what you want.

Boogiepop Returns: Vs. Imaginator

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Author: Kouhei Kadono

Publisher: Seven Seas

ISBN: 9781933164236

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 248

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There is an urban legend that children tell one another about a shinigami that can release people from the pain they may be suffering. This "Angel of Death" has a name--Boogiepop. And the legends are true. Boogiepop is real. Told in a non-linear fashion that asks the reader to piece together the sequence of events to solve the mysteries alongside the characters, Kouhei Kadono's first Boogiepop novel took First Place in Media Works' Dengeki Game Novel Contest in 1997 and ignited the Japanese "light novel" trend. Today, there are over 2 million Boogiepop novels in print, a feature film and manga adaptation based on the first book, an original manga entitled Boogiepop Dual, and the unforgettable original anime series Boogiepop Phantom.

The Kubikiri Cycle

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Author: Ishin Nishio

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0345504275

Category: Fiction

Page: 332

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A peaceful vacation is transformed into a nightmare as a teenager becomes embroiled in a bizarre murder mystery involving a locked room, a group of teenage geniuses, and a series of decapitations, in the first volume in a suspenseful new manga series. Original. 17,500 first printing.

No Game No Life, Vol. 5 (light novel)

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Author: Yuu Kamiya

Publisher: Yen Press LLC

ISBN: 0316385247

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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In the world of Disboard, everything is decided by games. Since arriving in this strange place, genius gamer siblings Sora and Shiro have risen to become king and queen of what's left of Disboard's humans. Their latest challenge is winning an unwinnable romance game against the races of Dhampir and Siren. To uncover the true strategy to beat this sadistic game of love, they head for the home of the angelic Flügel: the midair city of Avant Heim. But the Flügel are a hideously powerful race, created specifically to kill gods. Will things really go as planned?

No Game No Life, Vol. 1 (light novel)

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Author: Yuu Kamiya

Publisher: Yen Press LLC

ISBN: 0316385166

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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The original light novel that started the phenomenon! In this fantasy world, everything's a game--and these gamer siblings play to win! Meet Sora and Shiro, a brother and sister who are loser shut-ins by normal standards. But these siblings don't play by the rules of the "crappy game" that is average society. In the world of gaming, this genius pair reigns supreme, their invincible avatar so famous that it's the stuff of urban legend. So when a young boy calling himself God summons the siblings to a fantastic alternate world where war is forbidden and all conflicts--even those involving national borders--are decided by the outcome of games, Sora and Shiro have pretty much hit the jackpot. But they soon learn that in this world, humanity, cornered and outnumbered by other species, survives within the confines of one city. Will Sora and Shiro, two failures at life, turn out to be the saviors of mankind? Let the games begin...!

Sound! Euphonium (light novel)

Welcome to the Kitauji High School Concert Band

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Author: Ayano Takeda

Publisher: Yen Press LLC

ISBN: 0316559806

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 192

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Finding herself, one note at a time... After a terrible disappointment at the All-Kyoto Concert Band Competition, music has lost its spark for Kumiko. But her first year at Kitauji High School is a chance for a fresh start. So when it comes time to choose a club, she can't resist joining the band again--even though they're simply terrible. The strict new club director has promised to whip them into shape to reach Nationals, but the trouble runs deeper than just a lack of practice. Plus, the discord within the club tugs at Kumiko's old insecurities. Will Kitauji High School find its rhythm before the competition? Will Kumiko?

Message to Adolf

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Author: Osamu Tezuka

Publisher: Kodansha USA

ISBN: 1945054069

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 648

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Originally serialized in the '80s in newsmagazine WEEKLY BUNSHUN in the first such attempt by comics master Osamu Tezuka, the magnum opus from the last decade of his momentous career returns in two hardcover installments and a new translation. A graveyard in contemporary Israel has an unlikely visitor. The elderly gentleman from Japan, a former news correspondent, lays a bouquet of flowers at the tomb of one Adolf Kamil. For he remembers the tale of three Adolfs: Kamil, a Jew who grew up in Kobe, Japan, the son of a baker; Kaufmann, only child of a German consul stationed at that port city and his Japanese wife; and the Fuhrer with whom the Far Eastern nation made common cause. A briskly paced political thriller, in this first part MESSAGE TO ADOLF takes us from the Nazi propaganda victory of the 1936 Berlin Olympics to the ravaging flames and atrocities of World War II. The disastrous education of Adolf Kaufmann in the ways and prerogatives of the master race begins.

Nekomonogatari

Cat Tale

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Author: NISIOISIN

Publisher: Vertical

ISBN: 9781945054495

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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Officially the start of Monogatari's second arc, Nekomonogatari (White) is written in Hanekawa's perspective. It is the first story in the series that's told from a different perspective than Araragi. After months since her last time turning into Black Hanekawa, Hanekawa finds a new oddity problem in the form of a white tiger that burns down buildings she had slept in the night before. The tiger is an oddity Hanekawa accidentally produced herself after years of domestic abuse that kept her from having her own room.

The Girl From the Other Side: Siúil, A Rún

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Author: Nagabe

Publisher: Seven Seas

ISBN: 9781626925236

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 180

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The Girl From the Other Side: Si�il, a R�n is an all-new manga series that pulls readers into a magical and enchanting tale about a young girl and her demonic guardian. A haunting story of love and fantastical creatures, The Girl From the Other Side: Si�il, a R�n is a gorgeously-illustrated ongoing manga series that will appeal to fans of The Ancient Magus� Bride . Each volume in the series will be released with a beautifully-textured matte finish cover and will include at least one full-color insert. In a world split between the Inside and the Outside, those living in both realms are told never to cross over to the other side, lest they be cursed. A young girl named Shiva lives on the other side, in a vacant village with a demonic guardian known only as "Teacher." Although the two are forbidden to touch, they seem to share a bond that transcends their disparate appearances. But when Shiva leaves Teacher's care to seek out her grandmother, the secret behind her mysterious living arrangement comes to light.

Moe Manifesto

An Insider's Look at the Worlds of Manga, Anime, and Gaming

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Author: Patrick W. Galbraith

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462914136

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 192

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Moe is a huge cultural phenomenon and one of the driving forces behind the enormous success of Japanese anime and manga—not just in Japan but now throughout the world. In Japan, avid fans of manga comics, anime films and videogames use the term Moe to refer to the strong sense of emotional attachment they feel for their favorite characters. These fans have a powerful desire to protect and nurture the youthful, beautiful and innocent characters they adore—like Sagisawa Moe in Dinosaur Planet and Tomoe Hotaru in Sailor Moon. They create their own websites, characters, stories, discussion groups, toys and games based around the original manga and anime roles. Author Patrick Galbraith is the world's acknowledged expert on Moe and a journalist based in Tokyo. For this book, he interviewed twenty important figures in the world of Japanese manga and anime to gain their insights on the Moe phenomenon. These interviews provide us with the first in-depth survey of this subject. Galbraith uncovers how Moe is influencing an entire generation of manga artists and readers. For those new to anime, manga, and youth culture in Japan, he discusses what constitutes the ideal Moe relationship and why some fans are even determined to marry their fictional sweethearts. He reveals key moments in the development of Moe, and current and future trends in the spread of Moe works and characters from Japan to other parts of the world. The Moe Manifesto provides an insider's look at the earliest Moe characters such as Ayame by Tezuka Osamu. The book has over 100 illustrations of the most famous Moe characters, many in color, and it is sure to delight manga and anime fans of every age.

Bakemonogatari, Part 3

Monster Tale

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Author: NISIOISIN.

Publisher: Vertical

ISBN: 9781942993902

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Page: 226

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A class president among class presidents, a bespectacled model student who soars to the top of honors lists without fail, Tsubasa Hanekawa also happens to be a decent human being. True, she does have a habit of making single-minded assumptions, but they come from a good place and turn out to be fortuitous as often as not. Loser extraordinaire Koyomi Araragi owes her his post of class vice president and a more significant debt of gratitude for her unstinting support during the darkest spring break of his life. All of it has blinded him to the possibility that his saintly classmate's family situation might be no less adverse than that of his other lady friends. Thus, at last, we face Hanekawa's unlikely aberration in "Tsubasa Cat"--the concluding part of the legendary novel that captured the sensibilities of a new generation in the aught years and spawned an animated series that has won international popularity and acclaim--before the story continues with a Fake Tale...

Faust

Volume one

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 034550206X

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 354

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Collects fiction, essays, and manga from prominent authors in Japan today.

Spice & Wolf

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780316469920

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Page: N.A

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Spice and Wolf is ten years old! To commemorate this anniversary, Yen Press is producing a lavish tome collecting all seventeen original volumes of Spice and Wolf. Beautifully bound and impressively designed to give the impression of a medieval manuscript, the book will also include all of illustrator Jyuu Ayakura's original illustrations. This book will be the crown jewel in any collector's library!

Harmony

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Author: Project Itoh

Publisher: Haikasoru

ISBN: 9781421536439

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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In a perfect world, there is no escape Reads L to R (Western Style). In a perfect world, there is no escape In the future, Utopia has finally been achieved thanks to medical nanotechnology and a powerful ethic of social welfare and mutual consideration. This perfect world isn't that perfect though, and three young girls stand up to totalitarian kindness and super-medicine by attempting suicide via starvation. It doesn't work, but one of the girls--Tuan Kirie--grows up to be a member of the World Health Organization. As a crisis threatens the harmony of the new world, Tuan rediscovers another member of her suicide pact, and together they must help save the planet...from itself.

Log Horizon, Vol. 1 (manga)

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Author: Mamare Touno,Kazuhiro Hara

Publisher: Yen Press

ISBN: 9780316383066

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 192

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The world of Elder Tales was supposed to be fun for everyone, but ever since the 12th expansion pack came out and trapped thirty thousand gamers within its fantastical confines, it's not much fun anymore! Nobody knows how to return to the real world, the food has no taste, and even death is no escape. Since the change, the world has fallen into lawlessness, and a strong guild is a player's only hope for survival. It's amid these dire circumstances that Shiroe sets off across the virtual landscape with his friends Naotsugu and Akatsuki on an adventure of discovery as they try to understand the nature of their new reality. Illustrator Kazuhiro Hara has adapted Mamare Touno's light novel series into a comic that gamers and manga fans alike won't want to miss!